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#1 Forum Moderator

Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:38 PM

New thread time ladies. Here's the link to your old thread.


#2 indigo~

Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:38 AM

Tee hee, clicked on the link above to check out the end of our last thread and I'm like, I don't recognise these names...gee, must be awhile since I checked in...doh, link goes to wrong thread : )

Silver! Hi pilar! Congrats on your weight loss. Are you cycling now or waiting for the next one?

How is everyone? Pop in and give us an update, if you can. Especially the lurkers!! Come out of hiding and say hi...it will prompt a bit more activity.

Halby, saw in the other BG that you had a BFN. So sorry. Have a great holiday in Bali.

Rollthedice, I hope you had a good transfer and are coping ok in your 2ww.

Causeway, how are things with you? Did you get to transfer and are in the 2ww as well? I hope so.

All healed from my lap/hyst/D&C and AF turned up, so have kicked off my FET again. Last frostie, so back to fresh cycles if this doesn't work. DD has strep throat and the antibiotics are making her feel worse, poor thing. Man, i'm tired. Can't believe it's November already.

#3 causeway

Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:11 AM


Hi All,

Sorry I haven't been in... moving house, sick child, work etc...

So, I started by BT last Monday and had follow ups on Wed and Fri. Eggs and sperm were defrosted this morning. One egg didn't survive but one did and was successfully ICSI'd. The lab tech said it looked good and that she'd ring me tomorrow with an update. If all goes well, transfer is set for Tues am. YAY! Finally.

I hope everyone is doing well... I was sorry to hear that Halby had a BFN.

Who's joining me in the TWW? Who's next to cycle.

#4 crankybee

Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:13 PM

Hi girls, I thought I would come and join you since I am about to start IVF in a few months!

I have one daughter conceived naturally (a fluke) who was born in 2011. At the time I knew I had dermoid cysts that would probably need to be removed. That happened, but sadly I lost an ovary too :( in July this year. I found out in January that I had a low AMH (less than 1.1) and we have been on the specialist train every since. No one gives us the same answer. "You will be a poor IVF candidate", "You should start IVF now", "Clomid won't help you", "IUI won't help you", "You might as well try both" - they all disagree and I am just over it after months and months of hearing it.

I have just finished my second Clomid round and now have to make a decision about whether to do another one, have the tracking but not take Clomid or IUI this month. I am planning on having IVF if needed at a well known public hospital in Sydney (I am sure I am not able to name it) but I am sadly over their BMI limit :( which I only just found out, after waiting MONTHS for an appointment. I wanted to start after Christmas but have to lose 7kg between now and then.

So I am a bit lost at sea at the moment. I should feel blessed that we have one child, but I mostly feel anxious at the thought that she will be it. :(

#5 indigo~

Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:49 PM

Welcome crankybee! So sorry you are on the AC train as well. I have low AMH too, and from what I can gather, it's not that your eggs are poor quality, there's just fewer of them. I'm 41 though, so mine are also affected by my age (quality wise). I generally yielded between about 2 up to 9 eggs over my various fresh cycles (a few of which I used clomid as well as the FSH).

How old are you? Advancing age plus low AMH, I would generally say not to muck around and go straight to IVF.

Edited by indigo~, 03 November 2013 - 08:49 PM.

#6 crankybee

Posted 03 November 2013 - 09:27 PM

I'm 38 1/2 indigo.

I will start IVF come hell or high water after Christmas - we don't have the funds for a private IVF clinic. :(

#7 indigo~

Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:50 AM

Same age that I was when I started IVF for DD.

It's hard enough trying lose weight without the clock ticking at the same time. You sound very motivated though, which is great. I lost just over 7kg not too long ago but about 1.5kg has crept back on - purely from poor food choices and no exercise.

#8 causeway

Posted 24 November 2013 - 09:22 AM

Hi Everyone,
Thought I'd pop in to let you all know that my recent round of IVF was BFN. The clinic has been horrendous and we have decided that we will not deal with them again.

I got my period 5 days before BT was due so I called them to say that it was all over and that I was stopping the pessaries. I asked them to call me back with details of next cycle. That was 10 days ago. Also got a receipt in the mail for the cost of the cycle. They had charged us for a full stim instead of a FET and just said that they'd hold the funds for next cycle. (FYI - we didn't know at this stage the result of the cycle was). Well, there was a phone call and some very interesting exchanges of words. Needless to say a cheque for $5300 arrived.

DH has been offered a transfer back to QLD. We'd prefer to stay in NSW but the transfer will mean that we can go back to our old FS and OB. We can't wait. So while it means that we are moving away again (we've just moved into our own home 7 weeks ago) we can spend a couple of years away and hopefully have another baby.

Hi to everyone... its very quiet here.

Indigo - how are you going?

#9 indigo~

Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:44 PM

Causeway, I'm so sorry about the BFN, and the poor service from your clinic. Very dodgy! And having to move again so soon is a complete pain, but hopefully the silver lining is being able to return to your preferred FS and clinic.

Pilar, are you cycling? How are you going?

How's everyone else going?

I have been in the 2ww for my 2nd and last FET and have just had my BT today. It's a BFP but I am feeling very pessimistic about it. The hcg was 280 for 17dpo which by the book is close to median but is quite a bit lower than I've had before.

DD was an hcg of 596 at 16dpo and 1850 at 18dpo. My 8th stim cycle, which resulted in a m/c at 8w4d, had an hcg of 361 at 17dpo. And I feel like my EPS have eased today. Next BT is Friday and I'm expecting it to go down. I've had some cramping today too.

Would love an opportunity to lie about and wallow a bit but not gonna happen with a dear little toddler needing me. She's just the most beautiful, precious thing ever. Am trying to focus on that - that I am so blessed already.

#10 indigo~

Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:57 PM

Thanks pilar - and sorry you're still waiting on AF.

I shouldn't be such a negative nancy, but I think after as many cycles as we've done, it's a bit of a self-protection mechanism.

#11 indigo~

Posted 29 November 2013 - 08:16 PM

No, you didn't at all, not to worry! I think I am just so used to failures in this IVF caper, I can't celebrate the wins when they do happen.

Follow up BT today went well and the hcg level has more than doubled, so far so good.

#12 *Floss*

Posted 01 December 2013 - 03:42 PM

Thought Id pop in to say hi.  I was previously lurking in the TTC ectopic group. Now I have no tubes.
I am in 1st round IVF. I had Fresh transfers yesterday so now fingers crossed for 2ww.

#13 indigo~

Posted 08 December 2013 - 03:03 PM

Hi, still here and still in limbo! My scan is on Wednesday to see if there's a heartbeat. I'll be 6w2d. The meds would be keeping AF at bay if things had stopped developing, so it could really go either way. Some days I'm feeling positive, other days I'm completely convinced it's all over. Symptoms have been coming and going too, which isn't helping.

Great to hear you're cycling again Pilar. Fingers and toes are crossed for you.

Welcome Floss! I hope the 2ww goes super quickly for you and you're first time lucky. It does happen!

Hi to everyone else.

#14 halby

Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:56 PM

Indigo I just saw your news congrats that's awsome n I'm sure everything will be great for your scan.dont stress about symptoms I had none really with dd I so wanted to feel morning sickness or something as I remained on nicked watch until about 10 weeks I think. All the best
Pilar good luck with lucky 13 stim cycle I hope it all goes really well.
Hello to everyone I hope u going great n enjoying the weekend. I'm all good in the 2ww now. Had a day 3 9cell grade 3 embryo fet. Not the greatest grade but didn't loose any cells in the thaw but hadn't started dividing again yet at transfer so haven't got my hopes up. But it has eased the pressure too which has been nice as I have this sense of calm and arnt obsessing over everything so that's a good thing. Anyway 5dp3dt n only a week to go so fingers crossed that I get a big surprise.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday

#15 indigo~

Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:01 PM

Thanks ladies. All went well with the scan today, phew.

Halby, I hope your 2ww flies hun and you get a Xmas BFP.  Pilar, I hope your stimming is going well, too. I'll be lurking for good news from you both.

#16 *Floss*

Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:48 PM

Pilar - thanks for the welcome, yay on managing to squeeze a cycle in before Xmas.

Indigo -Congratulations thats good news. The waiting is definitely the worst bit.

Halby-good luck for 2ww

AF arrived for me and blood test BFN.
Going to see  FS next week to find out what the next plan of action is.
The nurse at the clinic mentioned frozen embies on natural cycle.
What are the differences between frozen and fresh and can anyone tell me what are the steps in a natural cycle ?

#17 halby

Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:09 AM

Indigo wonderful that the scan went well. We just can't stop worrying though can we.
Pilar how's the stunning going? Hope u have some nice follicles developing there
Floss sorry bout the neg result but good to move forward to an fet. I do natural fet and live them so if u ovulate on your own that is. So they would monitor u from about day 8 for your e2 LH &p4 once your e2 gets high and then u LH starts to surge u about to ovulate. They usually allow 2 days for ovulation and the calculate your embryo age with dpo and thaw and transfer. U will still likely use crinone or pessarys but that's it . They are nice n easy on the body

#18 *LG*

Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:07 PM

Hi all,
Do you mind if I join you? I used to be around the forums quite a lot in the TTC and AC groups.

I'm 35 and I currently have an almost 2yo daughter, an absolute miracle given to us through IVF. Today we just went in to see the specialist to see if we can have another. So fingers crossed, and here we go again back on the rollercoaster. Having all the pre-tests in the next couple of weeks and counselling too. But hopefully we are looking to start treatment in Feb/ March.

I suffer from Endometriosis, but the FS is going to check my AMH levels this time.

#19 ChalkDust

Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:41 PM

Hi all, another newbie, hope you don't mind me joining in. Firstly, wanted to say congratulations to Indigo, so glad your scan went well. I have been reading on here over the past week to see where everyone else is up to. It's been a very long time since I was on the EB forums.

I have two boys (one natural and one IVF after TTC#2 for 3years with tube issues). We are currently trying for #3, mostly due to the fact that we had frozen embryos and I really wanted another! I am currently 3dp5dt and going INSANE!!! Only one was put back, it was a 2 day frosties grown to blast this time and although we were successful on our first IVF attempt with #2 on a fresh cycle, I am 100% convinced that this FET won't have worked. But I guess only time will tell. See, told you I was going insane :doh:

*LG* - do you have any frosties or will you be going through a full IVF cycle?

*Floss* - sorry to hear about your BFN. I am currently doing a natural FET cycle as my cycles are regular and I ovulate on my own. It involved daily BTs starting at CD10 until O was confirmed. I then had a scan to check my lining and then 5 days after O I had ET. 3 days prior to  ET (when my frosties were also thawed and then grown) I started taking Provera 10mg twice a day, Progynova 2mg twice a day, progesterone pessaries twice a day and also baby asprin (100mg) once a day as well as my preg vitamins. I have been told to continue this after ET up until the BT/AF or until 10 weeks pregnant. Hope that answers your questions! This was the same protocol that my FS used for a fresh transfer during our full IVF cycle, except the asprin is a new addition since last time.

Edited by ChalkDust, 13 December 2013 - 10:50 AM.

#20 *LG*

Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:40 PM

Chalkdust - nope, no frosites. So a fresh cycle here. My FS was surprised that I was pregnant at the time, so she isn't brimming with confidence. But she is going to do a tonne of tests to see if there is something else going on. Which I have my suspicions there are a few.When will your blood test be? Fingers crossed for you!

Edited by *LG*, 18 December 2013 - 11:40 PM.

#21 ChalkDust

Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:32 AM

*LG* - I hope the tests reveal something and your FS can find a protocol that works for you first time. I have a great FS whose protocol works perfectly for me. Blood test this morning! Am very nervous!!!

ETA - so the lady who took my blood this morning did nothing to relieve my nerves. I didn't even get so much as a goodluck from her. She was obviously having a very bad morning, but still. Now I'm even more nervous as I wait for the results this afternooon. Going to be a long day! Hope everyone else is having a nice day. Less than a week until Xmas, yay!!

Edited by ChalkDust, 19 December 2013 - 07:42 AM.

#22 *LG*

Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:13 PM

So Chalkdust - how did you go? Shame about the lady, but hopefully you have some god news.

Hubby and i have updated our counselling today and tomorrow I go do my bazillion blood tests ;-) Including GTT :-(

#23 ChalkDust

Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:03 PM

Would you believe it but I am pregnant. Sorry to jump on here 3 days after my transfer and then fall pregnant! I know, some of you have been trying for a lot longer than me. Had my follow up blood test today and FS just phoned to say all good. Scan booked for 2 more weeks, my FS is away until the end of Jan so it will just be done at a local xray place. For any POAS addicts, I got my first faint BFP at 6dp5dt in the afternoon (but my transfer was also in the afternoon, so it was the same as early morning 6dp5dt if that makes sense). It was on a FRER and it was after I got a faint line on a Clear Blue test that then disappeared at the 7 min mark and never came back (faint, but hubby saw it). FRER confirmed it and so did a Clear blue digital test the same afternoon (I had to rush to the shops to retest as I've never had a line disappear before and seriously thought I had lost the plot!). I had been getting the faintest evap looking lines on the FR for the past two days, so faint that I thought I was going crazy, but coming up under the 10 min mark but super super faint. If I hadn't been testing so early I wouldn't have even noticed them, but prior to that the tests were stark white. I should add, I was also using internet cheapies, I think they are family2fertility and were off ebay. Utter waste of money. Even on the day of my blood test when FRER was as dark as the control line I had one test show nothing and the other was faint (and I would have been 9.5dp5dt or 15dpo. Only cost me $4 for 20 but didn't help put my mind at ease for the blood test so I don't recommend using them unless you are testing on the day AF is due.

*LG* - I hope your councelling and BTs went ok. Fingers crossed it gives you the information you need and your first cycle is as successful as mine has been.

To everyone else, I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014. May your baby making dreams come true in the New Year. Will be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for all of you :heart: :thumbs: :heart:

#24 *LG*

Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:25 PM

That's fabulous Chalkdust! Congratulations! Wishing you an enjoyable, breezy and uneventful pregnancy!

Edited by *LG*, 23 December 2013 - 08:25 PM.

#25 kiwibubsreturns

Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:16 AM

Hi ladies,
I hope you don't mind me joining you- have not been on EB for a long time and as we are kicking off with IVF again, it would be lovely to get to know you and share the journey :)

Bit of background- 3 years TTC initially due to PCOS, then IVF#1 amazingly resulted in DD, who is turning 5 on Saturday!!

Had a decent dose of PND after having her, so we have been delaying trying for another ever since. Public funding has come up for the 3rd time (we deferred all the other times) and we are going to go for it!

Did try a FET late last year, but MC at 8 weeks sadly.

So here we are, back at a fresh cycle and starting end of Jan.

Fingers and toes crossed for all of us!! My age (37) does concern me a bit, but I am sure all of the testing available will calm those fears :)

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