Charmaine- I also had 3 good quality embryo transfered on Wed. the only thing that I have noticed is that I have had some AF like cramping on and off that started on Fri nite (3dpt) I also had a failed ivf in May that time I had cramps from the day of transfer till AF started, I knew it was going to be BFN. They say you can have symptoms or none at all. Praying you get your BFP.
My Angel- Glad to hear all is going well. Look forward to reading that you have started stimming.
I am off the baby asprin now but still on folic acid, hopefully only one more month to wait, they said they want me to have 2 AF's before i can go again, just so my hormones are back to normal, plus there are hundreds of other women waiting. I am going to the only fertility clinic in my province and one of the best in the country (so they say) so there are people from all over going there. I really dislike this waiting game!!
How is your wait going? How far into the procedure are you? Did you already do the transfer? I hope all is going well for you, and my thoughts are with you. It is nice to know that other people are going through the same thing, that they truly understand what it feels like. Keep me posted with your journey and know that we are all there for you
My appt on Tuesday for monitoring went great. I have like 14 on the right ovary and not sure how many on the left. My E2 level was 310 which is good for me. Usually my first E2 (at my second appt) is only 92ish. I go back tomorrow. I hope everything is still going good. My doctor changed my protocol some this cycle. Hopefully it will help. My body is weird...my first cycle was cancelled when my doc decreased meds...my estrogen crashed. But, I am staying positive and will post again after tomorrow!!!
Help4baby - I don't think taking time off has anything to do with success rates. I think you should do what your doctor recommends. I know that the time in between for me was always beneficial as I felt "normal". I think its just a ;personal decision. Its going to happen when its time anyway....no matter how soon we want it to. Good luck!
Went for monitoring today....my follies are doing great....most between 12-14mm. My estrogen level went up to 1166. So my doctor is backing off my meds just a bit. I have to go in every day so they can watch my estrogen level. My very first cycle was cancelled after my estrogen bottomed out when my meds were cut back. So, he wants to watch me really close...of course I don't want OHSS either!!! I go back tomorrow....cant wait for ER!
I had my retrieval today and they got 17. I will hear tomorrow how many fertilized. We do ICSI. THey may do a 5 day transfer of me this time if my embryo's are looking good on Friday. Otherwise, my transfer will be Saturday. I am praying for Monday and a 5 day though.
How is everyone else doing? No one posts anymore....
Out of my 17, 13 fertilized normally. They have progressed great. In fact, they are going to do a 5 day blastocyst transfer tomorrow afternoon!!!! They tell me that they look fantastic! I have 7 ahead of the rest, but the others are looking great, too. I'm so excited! I will post more later.....
Everything went great! We put back 3 beautiful blasts! My doctor and the embryologist were very pleased and said they looked textbook perfect! I was so happy! Now I wait! I go for my beta test on the 11th! I will be home taking it easy the next two days and then I took off the rest of the week and with the holiday, I don't go back to work until the 8th. That worked out nicely! I am going to enjoy being a lady of leisure!
Thanks!!! I went in Monday for repeat blood work and my level went up to 351. They said they would have liked for it to be around 500. They said it may indicate M/C and I have to go back tomorrow (Friday) for another blood test. I know my level will be fine tomorrow! I am pregannt!!!!! LOL!
Well, blood work on Friday showed HCG of 1046. They still say it isn't going up as fast...but actually I started out a day early. But, I am doubling at the same rate each time. They are not doing another test and have scheduled my ultra sound for the 30th!!! I am so excited! I will be so glad to be past the last hurdle so to speak and released to my OB/GYN!!!
I had my second ER on Sunday ...they retrieved 20 follicles..19 mature. of the 19 11 fertilized as of today all 11 are doing great and progressing normal!! we are so excited. Last time we only had 5 retrieved and only 3 fertilized.
JenJen12- Congrats on the positive BETA....was this your first IVF??
Good Luck on Friday!!!!! I know you must be excited! How are your embies developing? I had a 5 day transfer as well this past cycle. It went fantastic, obviously! Please let me know how you are doing!!!
I go on the 30th for my u/s! I am so excited! Take care!!
My Transfer is at 11:20 am this morning....I asked how they were doing today but the nurse said she didnt have the report...and the dr would let me know tomorrow. I am doing well...VERY ANxious...and you? how are you feeling??
How was your transfer? How many did you have put back? Do you have bedrest now? I am doing good. Just tired!!!! I'm always tired. I took the day off tomorrow just to run a couple of errands because I have energy after work to do so! LOL!
So i had my transfer this morning...it went EXCELLENT....we tranferred TWO AA embies and froze 3 additional AA embryos... i have 3 to four more that were a lil behind but are still possibilities for freezing...I will know about them tomorrow!! SO EXCITED....now i just have to deal with the wait.
Wow, you had some great embryo's put back!!! I hope your others made it to be frozen! How are you feeling? Does your clinic require bedrest for a few days after transfer? Mine does. October 5th isn't that far away!!! I know you are so excited and anxious too. Try to take it easy and enjoy your wait.
I am doing ok. Still tired, sore BB's. I only have a few more days until my u/s. I can't wait to pass that pivotal point so that I can be released to my doctor. It will be such an important day.
I AM NEW TO THIS FORUM. I READ YOUR QUESTION TODAY SO I DON'T KNOW AT WHAT STAGE YOU ARE NOW. PL LET ME KNOW. AND YES I HAVE STARTED MY IVF WITH ICSI...I AM IN MY DAY 4. ALSO I AM VERY MUCH CONFUSED ABOUT ICSI, WHETHER TO HAVE THAT DONE OR GO WITHOUT THAT. MY CONCERNS ARE REGARDING THE BIRTH DEFECTS AS A RESULT OF POKING THE NEEDLE IN EGG.
They say to be a "coach potato" for 48 hours after transfer... Did you have any additional embies to freeze this cycle? we wound up freezing 6. Did you wait for your Preg test at your clinic? or did you give in and test at home? I gave in last time but i am TRYING to wait this time..
Hey there! How are you feeling? My clinic asks you to do 48 hours of the same. I usually took extra days off for good measure and juse eased back into regular activity. We had 3 blasts left to freeze. No, I never took a HPT prior to a blood test at the clinic. I just couldn't. But, when I went this last time they did a rapid blood test on me and found out I was pregnant before the actual level came back. They called me on speaker phone to tell me, but then I had to act surprised when the doctor called me. I was so happy, I have to say. They saved the rapid test for me to use in the baby book.
I go tomorrow afternoon for my u/s.....send up some prayers! I am so ready to be released to my OB doctor. Keep resting!!!
I am feeling fine. ANXIOUS. hoping and Praying that i have a positive test this time. I work in an office as an accountant so i am sitting all day i have a foot stool and even put my feet up! Good luck at your ultrasound today! Im sure everything will go great! I will say a prayer for you. My test is next monday....i cant wait..I tested at home last time but I am trying not to this time!
My u/s went great! We are pregnant with a singleton! Heart rate was 130 bpm, and they said they would guess a boy because of the lower heart rate. The range they look for is 120-150, so we were right there! It was very exciting to hear the heart beat. The clinic staff was so nice. I cried when we left. They released us to go to our regular doctor. My first appt is Monday!!!
CONGRATS! I can only imagine how happy and emotional you were when you heard the heartbeat! So you had 3 blast transferred and pregnant with a singleton? Thats great! I had a baby dream last night... I went for my test on monday and it was POSITIVE...i went back Wednesday and my numbers were increasing just as the expected! It was great!! i didnt want to wake up! :) Good luck monday! SO when is your due date? How many weeks are you ??
Mybabypooh- Good luck on your 4th cycle... Im currently on my 2 IVF cycle...Monday is my test...Im nervous! Keep us posted on your progress!
JenJen12- I feel fine... alot calmer and better than I did the first time around. I am better prepared this time! I dont really have any symptoms. Did you have any before testing? I am SOO nervous and anxious.
I have three sisters and they all have kids...two of them are pregnant right now too.... and its hard for me! I Am very happy for them but i SOO wish it was me. Is that bad?
I am sick of the PIO shots to ...it gets annoying. Take care and rest!
jen- You are right behind me my due date is april 29th. I am 10 weeks today and will be release to my regular ob/gyn on the 19th. At my first u/s my little ones heartbeat was 160 at each u/s it increased and my last one it was 190, my tech said she would guess a girl because of the heartrate. ( only time will tell ). So glad to hear that you are doing well. I have had the worst morning sickness, I have lost a total of 18 lbs in the last 6 weeks dr. is not very happy about that so I have started a med that is suppose to help with the vomiting. I hope it does. Take care of your self, I'll be looking forward to hear how you are progressing.
Mybabypooh -I got my BFP on my 2nd fresh cycle, it is diffrent for each of us stay positive. Best of luck to you, I hope this is your time to get your BFP.
Lyssa8288- I had some symptoms....mostly that I was very tired. I did have some spotting about 4-5 days before my beta. I heard some people have that and some don't. But, I'd never had that before or the lethargy. Don't read too much into symptoms...some people don't have any at all. You will know soon enough! Only 1 more day. I'm sure it will be positive. Keep the faith!
Fairyzduzt-Wow....you are right ahead of me! That is awful that your morning sickness has been so terrible. Mine seems to be getting worse as far as being nauseated more often and not really wanting to eat or getting nauseaous after I've eaten a little bit. I have not thrown up yet. I have not gained any weight or lost any. I go up a couple of pounds and then go back down...don't know if that is good or bad. I go for my first OB on Monday and I'll have lots of questions! It is so exciting to say I am pregnant! I don't know how long you've been trying to get preggers, but we've been trying 4 years. I have to remind myself every day that I am pregnant. I love it, though. I don't even mind the symptoms, I just thank God, because it's for a good cause!
I am so sorry to hear about your BFN. I know how heart breaking it is. Please don't give up hope, it will happen. I can empathize with you as I have been there so many times before. Please know we are here for you! Take care!!! Jen
When we started all this we said we would try three times and thats it... we have done two and decided we will try this one last time....it will be this year for after this year i will no longer have fertility insurance coverage. I meet with my doctor on Friday the 23rd and i'll have to see what he thinks. My sister has offered to be a gestational surrogate for us if this attempt doesnt work. We have 6 frozen embies from my second IVF... and praying we will have additionals from this 3rd try. We are just trying to cope....all of our brothers and sisters have kids. Most of our friends do to... so its like noone close to me knows what I am going through. Yes I am young (22), DH (26) and i think that makes it even harder! IT shouldnt be this hard for a couple our age to become pregnant!
Lyssa8288- Wow, you are so young but, that is a good thing! It will happen soon, have faith and believe that it will happen. This is my 4th attempt and I always feel like giving up but I keep trying:-)
I know how you feel. We have been trying to get pregnant for over 4 years. We have done it on our own, 4 IUI's, 3 fresh IVF cycles and 1 frozen cycle. We were successful on our 3rd fresh cycle after our frozen cycle. It is great that you have some left to do frozen as those are cheaper. It is hard to go through it, but once you get passed this you will have your focus again and you will know what to do. Always have hope and never give up. It is hard, I know. I have been there, but I refused to give up. Have faith in God. He will bless you in His time. You are young and that is on your side!
We are actually going to do another fresh cycle... I have meet my deductible and out of pocket max for the year so we wont have to pay much. Plus after December of this year i will no longer have fertility coverage. I am currently covered under COBRA from my old job that insurance covers fertility. Effective Jan 2010 I will no longer me eligible for this so i will be on my new company's insurance....unfortunately we dont have fertility coverage there.
So this will be our 3rd and final fresh cycle.... we are PRAYING for the best. Good luck to all
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