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? Success after > 6 failed ivf?
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:42 PM
I’m gutted having just had my second miscarriage. This was my 6th cycle. I feel like my life is consumed by the 2ww, blood tests, ultrasounds etc. Any success stories out there to keep me going?
Posted 22 May 2019 - 01:40 PM
Not sure if you mean cycle as in egg collection or egg transfer here but it was cycle number 3, egg number number 7 that resulted in my DS.
Hang in there, it consumes your life but hopefully it'll all work out and be worth it!
Posted 22 May 2019 - 01:44 PM
I had 5 fresh IVF, 7 frozen and 7 miscarriages before my DS. I am so sorry for your losses. For me, what helped was to change up something each time. Either with the cycle itself, or exercise or supplements or acupuncture or something. I could keep going if I had hope. In the end, I firmly believe a cocktail of supplements like coq10, inositol, melatonin, etc made the difference (it's been a while, it was the basics plus we whatever had been showing promise in bvb reports). All the very very best
Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:15 PM
My 11th transfer (so a mix of fresh and frozen cycles( resulted in my one and only pregancy, twins.
Posted 22 May 2019 - 04:42 PM
I'm sorry you're going through this, I remember how all-consuming it is. I had four miscarriages and four failed transfers before having DD1, as well as cancelled cycles (one where nothing fertilised) and a severe case of OHSS.
I also think a cocktail of supplements, plus acupuncture and Chinese herbs, helped get a super batch of embryos. We did PGD as it was unclear whether it was the embryos or my body causing the problems. Amazingly we got 11 blasties (we were hoping for 4). These embryos were great, 8/9 were perfect and 2 they didn't have enough cells to get a result on. So my FS added clexane, prednisolone and augmentin to the mix. Something worked - DD1 was the first try from that batch of embryos, 1 failed and 1 mc before DD2, then my third was first try.
Wishing you lots of luck.
Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:33 AM
Diferent story for me as my first ever embryo transfer - DS, meaning I became a mum very early in my IVF journey. Hopefully the rest of my story might be helpful to you, but I can understand that it is totally different when you are hoping for your first child compared to subsequent.
Then followed I think 7 more transfers (leftovers from cycle 1 + 3 stim cycles) before we sadly accepted there would only be one child. As you say, the whole thing is all consuming, and was taking a toll on every aspect of our lives.
Fast forward a couple of years, and we agreed to try one more time to be sure "we are meant to be a family of 3", and to have no regrets as I was ageing out of any realistic chance of it working.
It didn't work, and we weren't happy, but we were at peace with the outcome, that we had tried everything and this was our family.
The IVF universe however had one more surprise in store - due to an admin oversight, we hadn't been told that an embryo had been frozen after that last cycle. I was gutted about having to live through the 2ww one more time, and did it very reluctantly, turning up for appointments but making no other efforts, as statistically we both understood there was no realistic possibility of success. DD is now 2.5, and I swear DH and I are going to look mildly shocked for the rest of our lives!
Wishing you all the best for your journey. It is a road I wouldn't wish anyone had to walk down.
Posted 16 June 2019 - 10:52 PM
I have a friend who is pregnant now with her 6th transfer, who is doing IVF by herself with donor sperm. I think two miscarriages, and an autoimmune response that had her on steroids.
I have another friend who had no success with her egg harvest, there was only one egg that they couldn't collect, so they headed off on a caravan trip to try to destress and regroup. That tiny egg got some natural love and they got pregnant and had to cut their trip short.
My fingers are crossed for you.
Posted 28 June 2019 - 06:21 PM
I have a one year old that was conceived on my 7th transfer. 4 stim cycles, a total of 60 eggs collected, 15 embryos, PGD for stims number 3 and 4. Lucky cycle was a natural FET with clexane for NK cells (and I had a scratch prior to that cycle).
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