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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:24 PM
Happy New Year ladies. I hope this is your lucky month.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:04 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone.
I'm on day 4 of my cycle, and feeling good.
Hopefully I stay that way, as my new FS has put me on double the drugs my old one ever had me on.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:15 AM
Welcome to 2013 everyone.
April - hoping January is a successful month for you!
Hoping I will officially be joining this group later this month! Doing a natural FET - first BT for CD10 this coming Monday.
Best wishes x
Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:59 PM
Wow it's so quite in here.
I think I can almost hear an echo
Well I trigger tonight, and have EPU Wednesday.
They are going to transfer 2 3 day embies, on Saturday, then I start the dreded 2ww, officially.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:14 AM
Hi April and b0rn! I've been stalking this thread, but all I've been seeing are tumbleweeds so I thought it was about time I contributed!
I'm on day 11 of my cycle. Had my first ultrasound yesterday and it wasn't looking too shabby - 12 follicles all up which I'm happy with considering I only had 4 follicles on a previous cycle. It looks like I'll probably be triggering tomorrow night, with EPU on Friday.
Good luck with your EPU tomorrow! Keep us posted. Because really, there are people reading this thread! I'm sure of it...
Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:55 PM
I'm on Day 1 of my cycle, Puregon injections starting in 2 days with EPU scheduled for 21JAN. This is my second IVF attempt, only 5 eggs last time, with 1 fertilised (BFN). So hoping for a better result this time.
I've cut out caffeine this time (well one cup of tea a day vs the double shot latte I used to have). Also I'm trying acupuncture. Anyone else trying other stuff to help the IVF along?
Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:58 PM
Hi MsMooMoo! I haven't cut out caffeine completely, just my afternoon coffee. I don't think I can cut out my morning coffee until I get my BFP! I've also cut out alcohol and sugar (well, chocolate mainly!).
Are you doing anything this cycle that's different from your first? I'm on my 2nd stim cycle too and my doctor increased my Gonal-F dosage from my first cycle. Which has clearly worked as I've managed to get more follicles so far...
Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:28 PM
hi lovely ladies!
April - all the best tomorrow with your EPU! Look forward to your update - excited for Saturday for u!!
MsMoo - have just been trying to eat healthier this time around and also trying to 'relax' and not 'stress' too much. Other than that I haven't changed anything (am not a coffee/tea drinker - have cut down on my nutella intake though!) What dose of puregon are you doing? I was on 150 first time around and then when had to intervene in my last FET I was on 100.
Sainter - I'm also CD11 today! Great numbers so far! I had 19 collected, 15 fertilised and 6 made it to freezer. We will be using embryo #2 this month - will be going for my first u/s on Thursday to see if I'm heading towards ovulation naturally. Could be looking at frozen transfer as early as next weekend.
All the best lovelies! Stay hydrated in this heat, please!
Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:01 AM
b0rn - wow, those are great numbers! Six in the freezer! My clinic has more success with FETs than fresh transfers, so I'm very excited for you! Are you taking any OPKs or are you just monitoring your cycle with ultrasounds (and blood tests?)?
Had another scan this morning - follies are growing but my clinic just wants to give them another day. So it looks like the EPU will be on Saturday now, unless my blood test results say otherwise. As you all know, timing is everything so I'm slightly stressed about my DP abstaining - my clinic goes by the 3-5 days rule and we initially thought we were going to have the EPU on Thursday, then Friday, but now it's looking like Saturday and DP hasn't 'released the hounds' since Sunday. He has super swimmers and we haven't had any problems with fertilisation in the past (this is our 3rd stim cycle in total), but still... timing is everything. Blah!
Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:20 AM
I agree with Sainter - b0rn they are fantastic numbers! I dream of getting more eggs this time, 5 was pretty dismal last time (then only 1 fertilised). April must be having her EPU today - fingers crossed for her.
Yes they have upped my dosage of puregon for this round. I was on 150 last time, starting at 225 this time. Last time it was looking pretty dire, only 6 small follicles at the first scan - so they delayed my EPU a few days. I was told they learned a lot from my first time, so fingers crossed this means a better second attempt. My main goal is to get enough to freeze so I can avoid another full IVF cycle for a while.
So this is why I thought I'd try cutting down/out caffeine and acupuncture this time around. My doc told me to cut out all alcohol from December, but I admit I had a glass of wine a couple times. But nothing since before Christmas. I'm liking the acupuncture, if anything it's forcing me to relax for an hour.
I start the puregon tomorrow. I'm not feeling that confident, last time was disappointing. But I'm glad to have found this group to be able to talk about it with others while going through it
Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:37 AM
EPU went well, but I only got 3 follies, so a bit disappointed in that.
And I'm a bit saw now.
I'll get a call tomorrow to say how many fertilised.
Then Saturday will be transfer, they will transfer 2 if all goes to plan.
Talking about drug dose, I'm off the scale compared to you guys.
My old clinic had me on 300, this is my first cycle with this clinic and they had me on 600.
They are giving me hcg supports so no sneeking pos for me this round.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:07 AM
April - completely understandable that you're feeling the way you do after the EPU, but you know it only takes one. That's what I try and tell myself anyway. On my last cycle we got 5 eggs. All 5 fertilised but only one lasted to transfer (5-day blast) and we had none to freeze. So like MsMoo I'm hoping to get a few more viable embryos this time around. Stim cycles are a pain in the butt. Although I think I've finally managed to work out how to hold the needle the best way so that it stings the least. Pity I only worked that out on my 2nd last night of taking the shots.
MsMoo - I'm on 300 Gonal-f. Last cycle I was on 200. I know what you mean about not feeling confident when the last cycle was so disappointing. But I try and stay positive and think that each failed cycle is a learning curve to work out how to get to the successful one! (Sometimes that doesn't work, but I try...)
b0rn - keep us posted on your ultrasound today.
My boobs are really sore at the moment. Hoping it's the estrogen and that I haven't ovulated yet. Wouldn't that be just great?
Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:14 PM
Well only one egg fertlised
But mum reminded me in nature only one egg fertlises, so fingers crossed, this is the one.
Good luck everyone.
Edited by April2608, 10 January 2013 - 11:16 PM.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:16 AM
April - this journey is definitely a rollercoaster of emotions - can understand the disappointment. My clinic, like your mum, have told me it only takes just that one embryo so fingers crossed and prayers are with you that this is your 'one'.
MsMoo - Sainter couldn't have put it better... "try and stay positive and think that each failed cycle is a learning curve to work out how to get to the successful one!" I know, easier said than done but sometimes that's the only way to get through this!
Sainter - sorry I've just reread my previous post and realise it came out wrong - when I said great numbers so far I was referring to your numbers! How often are you doing BTs? Are they monitoring you for ovulation?
AFM - did bt and u/s yesterday - lining was only at 7, i know they like it to be at about 10 for FETs so hoping it'll be at that when I go back on Sunday for my next tests. At this stage doing just a natural FET and they are monitoring me for ovulation. This is my first cycle with this new clinic so hoping if they can see I am not ovulating naturally that they will intervene a lot sooner than my old clinic (they didn't intervene until C24 and I ended up getting AF the day after they transferred my day 5 AA hatching and in effect 'wasted' our embie. 5 (2 day 5s and 3 day 6s) so I'm really stressing about this natural cycle.
What's next for everyone? April when is your transfer?
All the best. xx
Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:03 AM
This is my first post in this chat group! Hooray! I started ivf back in Sept but had a freeze all cycle due to over-response. Now after waiting and waiting I'm lined up for a FET on Wednesday and am feeling very anxious now that the time has come for us to finally get an embie in there!
The clinic called today to say that they had defrosted 3 (of our 4) day 1 embryos and 2 had continued to divide so far. Ive got everything crossed for them to make it until wednesday. Please, please!
Born I hope O day comes for you quickly! When is it usually?
April I understand your anxiety. it so hard to wait and stay positive with low numbers. Having said that I've heard a number of happy stories on here with one egg retrieved. I also have heard that lower numbers sometimes means better quality.
Good luck with you growin follies Moo and Sainter!
I look forward to seeing how you all go!
Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:50 AM
Dadora - welcome to the group! The lead-up to a milestone event is always a nervous time, particularly because there's no given in IVF. I have everything crossed that your 2 embies make it to Wednesday. Go embies, go!
b0rn - I can't believe your last clinic stuffed up your timing and wasted that embie! It makes me so angry just thinking about it. I mean, it's not like these precious embies grow on trees. How have you found your new clinic so far? I hope they at least get the timing right.
April - like everyone else has said (including your mother!) it does only take one. Let us know when you're transfer is scheduled. I'm sending all my good vibes your way!
Hi Ms Moo!
AFM, I had my EPU this morning. 7 eggs collected which I'm pretty happy about. Fingers crossed they all fertilise. We have a pretty good strike rate with fertilisation which is positive, it's just getting them to transfer-ready stage that's the difficult part...
Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:05 PM
Thanks for the good wishes everyone.
I'm officially in the 2ww now, transfer took place this morning, and I'm now relaxing.
BT is Aust Day, that has to be a good omen don't you think?
Sinter: 7 follies that's great, looking forward to your updates.
Borne: I do actually remember, your story, not sure if I was in the same three or just stalking, but so glad you on your way again.
Dadora: Welcome, good luck for Wednesday.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:47 PM
hi all! hope you are all well
April - so, so happy that you've had your transfer. seriously wishing you all the best and sending many, many positive vibes and prayers your way x
Sainter - 7 eggs, fantastic! Any updates on their progress?
Re: last experience - it has definitely made me a lot more anxious, I have a family member who is due around the same time I would have been due if it all went well so that's hard but have pretty much moved past anger towards my last clinic. I actually feel really embarrassed for them and for the way that they acted/didn't act after it.
New clinic & FS are in a totally different league to previous one. They are very thorough and they actually listen and acknowledge what I say and what I'm concerned about which has been great for the anixiety. They are actually going to do a BT the day before the FET just to confirm my levels are still right and to give me peace of mind which I'm really happy about.
Dadora - Welcome back. I remember you from the Ready Set group. Hoping this time is it for you! Be sure to give us the update once you get it
Hi MsMoo & Madalem - any updates for you?
AFM - O happened today so FET is going to be on Saturday provided that BT on Friday goes well - I start the pessaries (hate doing the pessaries, so gross) on Wednesday. They will be thawing one of my day 5's (AB) so hoping my little peanut will survive the thaw!
Look forward to all of your updates, hope i didn't miss anyone xx
Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:37 PM
Just a quick update from me.
2 of our defrosted embies have made it to day 3 (7 cells each). Feeling positive so far!
Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:10 AM
Good morning everyone!
Of my 7 eggs, 2 fertilised abnormally, 1 didn't fertilise at all and the remaining 4 fertilised beautifully. I'm a bit disappointed - this is our third cycle and our previous fertilisation rate was 100% - but I'm thankful that we still have 4. So we're planning on a day 5 transfer on Thursday - fingers crossed those 4 embies keep developing and we have at least a couple that look good on Thursday.
Dadora - yes! I love reaching a milestone! Keep us posted.
b0rn - it's hard isn't it when there are people around you who are pregnant. I had a chemical pregnancy late last year just before this current IVF cycle and there's a woman at work who's due the same time as I would've been. Sucks. Very glad to hear you're comfortable with your new clinic. Makes me angry that there are irresponsible clinics out there who just don't do a very good job!
Oh, and I hate the pessaries too. Though this cycle I'm on Crinone gel. The build-up is disgusting! Ugh.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:15 AM
ah it's getting hard to keep up to date with everyone - perhaps I can just blame the ditziness on the hormone injections?? Sorry in advance if I miss anyone, but here goes:
Dadora - great news on your two frosties!
Sainter - 4 out of 7 is still a great result! Hoping they continue to grow strong.
B0rn – not long now until your FET
April – hope you are relaxing as much as you can during your 2WW.
No real update from me, my stomach is covered in little bruises from the injections but all is well. I don’t feel any real side effects yet – bit bloated and slightly forgetful but nothing major. Which I’m happy with, I was worried about OHSS as I’m on a higher dose of puregon this cycle. Blood test and ultrasound Thursday so hoping there are plenty of follies growing in there. Hoping I get a much better result than last time, at least some to freeze so I won’t need to do a full cycle again anytime soon.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:54 PM
Me again. I had my ultrasound this morning and have 14 good looking follies! I'm pretty happy with that (compared to last time). So still waiting blood test results but looking like I should be having EPU early next week, as they are supposed to grow 2mm a day and most of them are 10mm with a couple 8mm and 14mm (I think they need to be 18-20mm for EPU?)
how is everyone else going?
Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:51 PM
I'm going well went for mid week bt yesterday, just checking on my hormones and they are good.
1.5 weeks to THE BT.
I had a really good day today, felt really relaxed, I'm sure there are tings I should have done, but couldn't think of them so decided not to stress about it. My friend told me I should have to do list, but I can't remember that half the time.
When do you think we should start getting symptoms?
My bobs are sore and I wake up feeling hung over most mornings, I'm assuming that's just the drugs?
Sainter, how did your transfer go, was that today?
Miss moo, wow 14 Congrats, yes I understand ditzness (see above)
Any my poor belly is black and blue, I could never make a nurse of myself .
Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:12 PM
Hey April. 1.5 weeks isn't long to go! Best of luck for you! Glad your hormones are good
Moo 14 follies is awesome! Go your ovaries! good luck with you EPU!
Sainter, how are your embies going?
AFM ET was yesterday with one late morula. All went smoothly. Our other non-transferred embie pulled up its socks and went from not yet morula to blast overnight and was refrozen- yay!Hopefully that means that the transferred one has gone all Speedy Gonzales too and burrowed in nicely?
BTW I'm doing the crinone too but I'm a little concerned that nothing comes out when I "apply" it. Any tips ladies?
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