Jump to content

First IVF cycle coming up, not sure when to start contraceptive pill


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Ness75

Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

We are due to start or first IVF cycle in February but cant have egg pick up before the 11th. With 3 weeks on the pill to bring on a period to start the cycle, when would be a safe date to aim for as day 1? Im thinking maybe Feb 1st.

The paperwork has us down for a flare cycle on 300 iu of gonal f and I have in the past been slow to respond on my IUI cycles but we are  hoping that wont be the case with the higher dose and my first ultrasound is to be booked for day 8.

My current cycle is not due to end until the 12th or 13th, I don't need to wait for that period to arrive to start the pill do I?

#2 Three Of Hearts

Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

I'm about to start my first cycle too!!  I'm down for the 2nd week in Feb for transfer.

Can't give much advise but I had to start BCP on day 1 of my last cycle.  My IVF nurse said it had to be started then and worked out that my January cycle would be too late.  So I've already been on the BCP for 3 weeks now and have to just keep taking the active pills.

#3 Ness75

Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

QUOTE (Allie_D @ 03/01/2013, 03:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm about to start my first cycle too!!  I'm down for the 2nd week in Feb for transfer.

Can't give much advise but I had to start BCP on day 1 of my last cycle.  My IVF nurse said it had to be started then and worked out that my January cycle would be too late.  So I've already been on the BCP for 3 weeks now and have to just keep taking the active pills.


Hi Allie, so they have already booked your transfer? Does that mean thing usually run more predictably with IVF? We had some very unpredictable IUI cycles which drove me nuts and so we decided to move on to IVF.  I was just told to start the pill 3 weeks before we wanted our day 1. Which was to be the  17th Jan but when i checked with my heath fund we are able to start earlier.

#4 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

With your IUI's were they natural, medicated or Injectables?

I was slow to start off with with my IUI's, but I responded quickly on IVF.

#5 Ness75

Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE (Bwok~Bwok @ 03/01/2013, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With your IUI's were they natural, medicated or Injectables?

I was slow to start off with with my IUI's, but I responded quickly on IVF.


Hi Bwok Bwok,
My IUI were with injectables. We had a good first cycle with 3 follies at 100iu but then it went down hill after that taking weeks and  upto 200 iu just to get 1 follie that im sure i could have produced on my own without the drugs anyway. Its good to know that you had a better response when you moved to IVF.

#6 Three Of Hearts

Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

QUOTE (number4please @ 03/01/2013, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Allie, so they have already booked your transfer? Does that mean thing usually run more predictably with IVF? We had some very unpredictable IUI cycles which drove me nuts and so we decided to move on to IVF.  I was just told to start the pill 3 weeks before we wanted our day 1. Which was to be the  17th Jan but when i checked with my heath fund we are able to start earlier.

I'm not sure about timing etc having not done any sort of AC before.  All I know is that my local IVF clinic only runs for one week every six weeks and so they have to try to be fairly spot on with transfer dates.  That's why I had to start the BCP so early, so they have full control of my cycle.  Apart from that I don't really know anything about what is going to happen, what drugs I have to take etc!  Guess I should start looking into all of that!  happy.gif

#7 kiwi-girl

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

I would check with your IVF nurse. With our cycle I was told exactly what date to start the pill so they could time it in with the clinic cycles as they did the epu and transfers on a 6 weekly cycle so they timed everyone to fit in with their schedule. I was given a list if date of what to start and when, no thinking required!!

Edited by kiwi-girl, 03 January 2013 - 08:05 PM.


#8 aidensmum

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

I've always started the pill on Day 1 in the lead up to a stim cycle.  Your clinic should be the ones telling you when to start. I get a treatment plan telling me dates for everything. I wouldn't wing it cos you might mess up your cycle.  Give them a ring.

#9 Ness75

Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:15 AM

QUOTE (aidensmum @ 03/01/2013, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've always started the pill on Day 1 in the lead up to a stim cycle.  Your clinic should be the ones telling you when to start. I get a treatment plan telling me dates for everything. I wouldn't wing it cos you might mess up your cycle.  Give them a ring.


I would call but they are not there till next week and i of course want to know now biggrin.gif I do have a full treatment plan but it was arranged for a later pick up because the nurse thought that our health fund may not pay if we went earlier.

#10 Chill-Pill

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:26 AM

I also always started either day 1 or day 5 depending on the cycle type. I do remember hearing that starting the pill somewhere random in a cycle could contribute to a cyst (basically a follicle that started to develop but then ovulation did not occur properly). This happened when we had a donor cycle and it was one of the possible explanations for why the egg donor had a cyst. It did resolve itself but delayed the cycle by more than a month. So I would wait until you can confirm with the clinic just to be safe.

#11 hopelessromantic

Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

I am about to start the pill too for a Feb cycle my first IVF.  My period is due this week 12th and I was told to start the pill then for a mid feb collection.  But I am sure your clinic can help you know which day to start as as been said original.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Meet the latest baby giving the internet hair envy

"As a bald man, I'm very proud of my 2-month-old's hair," wrote new dad Brian Gorham, 32, along with a photo he shared to reddit.

Woman hits back after shop assistant labels her engagement ring as 'pathetic'

A US woman has been applauded worldwide for sharing a photo of her modest, US$130 engagement ring after a shop assistant labelled it "pathetic".

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome baby boy

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed their second child, USA TODAY has confirmed.

After his grandkids moved away, this grandpa came up with a beautiful way to stay in touch

Chan Jae, a 75-year-old man from Korea, missed his grandsons terribly when they moved overseas.

20 gorgeous Christmas stocking and sack options

It seems every year that Christmas-themed goodies for kids get less tacky and more stylish.

Dad's genius hack for how to go shopping with a baby

A dad has shared his genius hack for tackling Christmas shopping with toddlers.

How I gave birth far too drug-free for my own liking

I certainly wasn't shy about medication. In fact, my policy on this was, in the immortal words of Britney Spears, "Gimme gimme more".

Christmas-inspired names for your December baby

Due during the festive season, or just have a love of Christmas?

Three-year-old mistakes policeman for Santa, so naturally he goes along with it

When an adorable three-year-old spotted a white haired gentleman in a restaurant she naturally assumed he was Santa Claus.

To VBAC or not to VBAC?

"If, after careful assessment by their maternity care provider, there seems to be no reason why a woman shouldn't be offered a chance at VBAC, then the opportunity should be provided."

Baby tries broccoli for the first time, immediately regrets it

It's probably fair to say that broccoli is an acquired taste.

'I didn't think I'd have pimples as a grown-up ... then I fell pregnant'

As specialists treat more adults for acne, Lucy Sheref reveals the emotional cost of years spent struggling with the condition.

Stranger's act of kindness helps overwhelmed mum in supermarket

A random act of kindness from a stranger in the supermarket brought a mum to tears, exactly when she needed it most.

21 adorable Christmas outfits for your baby

December 25 is just around the corner, and it's the perfect opportunity to dress your bub in a sweet festive outfit.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

What pregnancy is really like: mums share their honest opinions

We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride

The truth about big-headed babies

Research suggests that big headed babies become more intelligent than their smaller peers. One mum shares the positives and negatives of having a big headed baby.

How to encourage your baby's gross motor development skills

There are some everyday things that parents can do to improve gross motor skills and coordination.

'My baby's extra thumb saved her life'

A mum whose daughter was born with an extra thumb says that the extra digit saved her life.

He gave her his liver, she gave him her heart

Heather Krueger and Chris Dempsey's origin story began in a darker place than most: with stage 4 liver cancer.

Toilet training from birth? It is possible

This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.

Watch hilarious montage of strangest pregnancy questions on Yahoo Answers

Some of the strangest questions about pregnancy - and some of the most bizarre spelling - have made for a hilarious video.

How to reduce your chances of perineal tearing in birth

The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.