I am 39 years old..I had my first ivf jan 09, it was not successful. April 1, 2009 we transferred back the remainding 3 frozen embryo's using my natural cycle no drugs or stimulants.. My ovulation test was positive on my 15th (Sun) and 16th(Mon) day.
on weds 18th day of cycle: The eggs were transferred back two days after my ovulation because they were 2 days old.
In the meantime, my husband and i had sex hoping that maybe i could get pregnant naturally as well since i ovulated and one of my eggs was 18mm on day 16 of my cycle.. On the same day of my scan 16th day i started to feel like i was getting a yeast infection on the 2nd day my ovulation.. i told the dr he said he didn't want to give me anything for it and that i should just eat yoghurt and drink pure cranberry juice and stay away from yeast products.
On the day they transferred my 3 embryo's back i still had a yeast infection and now two days later it seems to be worse.. I've been drinking cranberry juice and having yoghurt 2x's a day. I am wondering if i should be eating more of the yoghurt.. The yeast infection has gotten worse, it's thicker now and slightly yellowish. Does this mean it is drying up and going away or getting worse?
I am afraid that this will affect my embryo transfer i don't want to use med's since my dr did not advise it? Am i worrying for nothing or is there something else i can do to clear up the yeast infection. How many days will it take to clear up with this natural remedy?
did u tell ur dr about this that u think its getting worse.thats what i know too that yogurt& canberry juice is the bset natural way to cure yeast.i even heard if u want to get cure soon u can apply yogurt as a cream to that place ,u know what i mean where u have infection if u apply there directly its more effective but i dont know u can do it while ur embys r inside .u can ask ur dr can u apply becasue u gonna apply poutside not all the way in so i gues it shouldnot effect embys becasue embys r inside uterus.ask ur dr if ur dr say yes thats they best way.
goodluck with ur 2nd cycle.lots & lots of sticky vibes & baby dust.my prayers r with u.takecare.drink fluid as much as u can that will help to implant & 4 ur infection.iam going to do my 2nd FET natural any time this month ,i have to start tracking my ovulation from tomorrow,once i will ovulate they will let me know.i just had my 1st IVF in feb which was not sucessful.i hope this time it will work.goodluck.
Thank you soo much for the advice. I had thought doing what you suggested because i read it somewhere online. Fortunately i am feeling much better now.
I really appreciate your words of encouragement. I wish you all the best as well with your 2nd FET, it's much easier doing it natural.. Not as stressful. I am being positive and want to also send you all my positive energy. I've read and also met several women who were very successful on their 2nd attempt with frozen embryo's. Please do keep in touch should you need someone to talk to while you wait your two weeks out:)
good to know that u r feeling good.thats good.take care drink lots of fluids.i had my 2nd U/S today,day 10 they r tracking my follicle,i have to go back on mon.they said my lining is good its 8.iam glad i have company ,i hope this is it for u too.can i ask u some qusetions so how they did with u did they do any blood work>>becasue they didnt did any blood work yet 4 me???& how everything works in natural FET.i have day 5 frozen embys.so what they did, the day u got ur positive ovulation ,u tell them & then they let u know transfer.can u please tell me ur transfer story in detail please.they only priscribe me 5 day medrol to take afetr transfer.thats all medicine i will be taking what about u.
goodluck to u,my prayers r with u.tons & tons of sticky vibes & baby dust.when is ur blood work????
Hi hope you are doing well. I am happy to share information with you. I appreciate the company as well. I had my first IVF jan 09. I had 11 eggs only 6 turned into viable embryo's. My clinic put three of them back on day 2, my dr said he didnt want to chance going to day 5 because chances were i'd lose alot of them. Fortunately all 6 of my embryo's are grade 4 (1-5 being best) so they're pretty good quality. Turns out i didnt fall pregnant, however when i took a blood test on day 6 my progesterone levels were high as if my body was taking to the implatation so my dr said he wanted to proceed with Natural Cycle with my last 3 frozen embryo's.
My dr's are doing pretty much same program as yours:
I had two scans day 10 and 13, lining was good.. I tested positive day 15 and 16 went in for scan my lining was 13 and one of my follicles 18mm.. Two days later on day 18 they put the last three frozen embryo's back... They unfroze them the night before transfer.. The Dr. told me they looked very good, two of the eggs turned into 8cells and the other one was still a 4 cell, however, embryologist told me not to worry that the 4 cell is growing slower and that they'll grow more inside my body. The only thing i was prescribed is Cyclogest 400mg (progesterone supositories) have to take twice/day.. I go back 17days after the transfer so april 17th..I'm going to see if they can test me earlier.. how many days after do they do your blood work?
I was told i have a 20 percent chance with frozen cycle. I went home and had bed rest for first day, watched 7 movies, ugh... I slept well that night but got up next day worked on computer a little and went grocery shopping and to get medicine for 2hrs out, then back home to relax.
Third day went through old clothes, relaxed and listened to music then went back to work for 4hrs 4th day..
First time i did IVF i did bed rest for 4 days, stayed in the house for 10 days then went out to movies once in a while..
I have to admit i'm still kinda unsure what's best, however, i usually have alot of energy and found that i am now having lower back pain possibly from laying down too much first day..I was told not to exercise but i dont think doing some stretching will hurt.. I'll stretch tomorrow lightly...
Its been difficult for me because im a personal trainer and having to take off 2 1/2 weeks of working out leaves my body tight and stiff.. i feel worse not working out then doing something so i've decided to go back to work monday.. I won't exercise, I'll sit on fit ball while clients exercise but i have to get out of the house or i'll go nuts:)
Happy to have you to talk to, sorry this is so long..Do you mind telling me how your first ivf went? how many eggs did you initially have? You must have had alot to be able to go to the blastocyst stage.. I will pray for you and i'm very positive for you because the success rates for blastocyst are much higher then 8cells embryo's, however, I'm still praying to god that she/he will bless me with baby:)
Lots of sticky vibes and baby dust back at you!!!!
hi dear iam happy to share my story with u.ok we r TTC from last 5 years,i have staeg1 endometriosis,did leproscopy 3 yrs ago ,i have high prolactin taking medicine for that so its in control.after leproscopy i did 3 IUI's 3 yrs ago result negative,according to my RE i have best uterus,ovarys,& fellopian tube,my AF is regular,i ovulate everymonth,egg quality is good.no idea whats going on,my RE told me some times even after leproscopy endo can reoccur,so she said if 2nd ivf wont wrok they will ask me to do leproscopy again b4 we satrt our 3rd cycle.i pray to god i will get sucess in this time hopefully.ok for my IVF all the carzy medicines & injection started on jan 2009, feb-3 they retrived 25eggs,out of that 15 best embroyos so they decide to go for day 5 blastocyst ,they do day 5 if u have more than 10 embys.so on day 5 only 7 survived,all the 7 were good quality,so my RE decide to transfer only one becasue that was the best top 1 grade she said no one can have better than this it was day 5,grade:5AA,& when they transfered it was hatching which was another good sign,but unfortunately result was negative.i never concived,never. hopefully this is my time too.they checked my bloodwork 12th day counting from day 1 from transfer day.i dont know y they said 17 day for u thats long.i normaly saw in other clinics they start checking from day 10.my clinic they check betwee 12 to 14 days after transfer.now 2nd ivf with frozen i still have 6 day 5 embys.so she want to try natural.she said some time all the medicines which we take 4 eggs to produce more eggs can adverse react for embys.so she want to try this cycle naturaly.hopefuly U & me will get our BFP this time.i can understand as a personel trainer it must be hard 4 u with out any workout.but i would say dont do even stretching excercise atleast for 2weeks,just go there & just watch people ,u can go for walk but i dont think u should do even stretching ecer---rightnow.its only 2weeks ,u know later on we dont want any thing to blame that oh may be becasue of that & this so just take it easy.currently iam doing acupuncture i go 4 acu twice a week,i heard alot about acu is good 4 ivf ,i can see the change it relax me big time iam so glad iam doing it.u wont belive i use to work in p'ceutical,i was in lab.my background is pharmacist.but MY re said may be all the chemical which i deal with can also affect my fertility so i quit my job,iam home from last 1-1/2 years.still no sucess.
take care,keep in touch.drink lots of fluids.
Hi guys! I was interested in your posts because I am on the same path as you.... I am preparing for my 1st ivf. Right now I have to take a month off because I just got methotrexate d/t hcg not progressing. I am 39 and have seriously been TTC for 1 year (with help of RE.)
I've done a robotic myomectomy, 3 months of Lupron for negative integrin from uterine biopsy and have had 3 failed IUI's with the last one resulting in pregnancy, which apparently was not progressing..... I hope I did the right thing.... : (
As far as the yeast inf. boulove, I would make sure you get the pure cranberry juice, the one that tastes terrible, and real yogurt. You can ride this out.... look at how far you have already come...
I am happy to announce that i am finally free of YI.. I am still drinking real cranberry juice and eating my natural yohurt, your advice to apply to area was really good as it worked! thanks for that:)
Keep up with the accupuncture, it really does help to relax you... I tried it when i did my last IUI last year but i think it really works best if you start at least 1 month in advance.. I didn't do it for the IVF but will definitely do it for the third IVF should i have to do it again. I called the accupuncturist after i had my transfer she said it was too late i need to start one month in advance... well hopefully i wont need her in future:)
After reading your history i have to say you really do have positive results with egg stimulation and blastocyst. Your RE sounds really good.. I am sure this time it will happen for you..You sound really positive which really helps. I had a friend in England who had something similar to you she fell pregnant by third try, she said she felt it could have happened sooner had she taken off work for 2nd one and did accupuncture..
On her third try she did accupuncture which she started 1 month in advance and on the day of transfer and also after transfer, she took off of work and relaxed but went for gentle walks.. I thought sharing this with you might help to give you positive vibes..
You are doing everything possible and your embryo's are good quality its only time now, blastocysts have a much higher rate of success. I am soo positive it's going to work for you!!!
About the Bloodwork- Thanks again! Because of what you mentioned i just called my RE to ask them why they test me so late, they said I can come in day 14 (April 14th), but if i do come in day 14th then they'll want me to come in again 3 days later to make sure that the hcg levels are rising, that's why they usually just tell clients to come in on day 17 (April 17th) to avoid them having to come in for blood work twice..
Hmm what to do?? I have to admit i'm kinda impatient and am considering going in on day 14 or 15, or should i just wait til day 17 to avoid having to run back and forth. I guess waiting the couple extra days wouldn't kill me.. The clinic is only 10mins away.
I'm trying to be more patient..it's so hard
I've been doing meditation once a day, its weird for me because i've not done it before but i find it relaxes me.. i'll take your advice no stretching..i'm getting pains in both sides of my ovaries, i talk to embryo's every day and night and thinking positive thoughts that this must be them implanting and growing.. In the meantime, I've decided to enjoy the feeling that possibly i'm pregnant!
What day is your transfer scheduled?? Watch lots of love stories.. i find that watching kids movies really help to make me smile and keep my mind off things..
It sounds like you have mixed emotions about starting IVF..
I did 5 IUI's and none resulted in pregnancy, i can't say that I actually have much faith in IUI especially at our age.. I would like to reassure you that if you've tried 3 IUI's already that maybe moving onto IVF at this point will be a good option for you..
I just looked up robotic myomectomy-i never heard of it til you just mentioned it. It looks to be very successful with helping with infertility.. I have many fibroids as well, my dr hasn't mentioned that they are the cause of my infertility.. (i'll stay positive at this point that this 2nd procedure will be successful..
I was unsure as to what you meant that you "hope you did the right thing?" having the myomectomy? or IUI's?
At this point you made up your mind to do IVF, so you are moving forward, think positive thoughts and do things that help you to relax which is very important. There are many women our age getting pregnant..
When are you scheduled for your IVF?
Lots of luck with your first IVF, I'll be here if you need someone to talk to:)
I read your posts andfound it helpful. I am 39. We started ttc recently. After 1 iui on Jan 29 my RE did acervical stenosis as I have a small cervix. We took a break in March and in April he wants to do an IVF (1st). Thank you for helping me understand the timeline. Boulove I ma a Marathon runner and training so I am guessing it is complete bed rest after IVF. Lately I have been running about 5 mi/ day, so do you think I should stop, we are trying naturally too and slightest feel of nausea raises my hope. I don't want to do anything to spoil my chances. Ladies, it's good to know that there are people my age who are goiong through this at the sametime, it's very comforting.
thank u so much 4 ur kind beautiful positive thoughts.my transfer date is not decided yet.waiting 4 my ovulation.tomorrow i have appointment 4 U/S.& i have to check ovulation today.the day it will show positive i have to call my RE then they will do U/S again to check my lining if everything looks fine then they will decide transfer date.hopefully end of this week or nextweek.let see.
i would sugesst u to go 4 blood work on 14th as u said its only 10min from ur place so just go becasue if they will do on 17th they should do 2nd time to makesure number is dubble or not so i would sugest u to go on 14th for ur bloodwork & then on 17th again to makesure .goodluck my dear.& congratulations ur yeast---is finaly gone.huhoooooooooooo.thats good.oh & u said u feel cramps on bothside thats a verygood positive sign,looks like ur little babys r trying to implant good.talk to them rvry day like u talk to baby.it works do it.iam glad u not gonna do any stretching or any thing.u can go for walk.keep drinking canbery juice & plain yogurt not flavoured one plain.tons & tons of sticky vibes & baby dusts.takecare.& as u said u r trying naturaly too,so u should take it easy everymonth when u ovulate &2weeks after ovulation ,specialy if u r feeling nausea girl iam telling u should not run no no no.u can go for walk but running is no no.becasue after ovulation its time for implantation thats the time u need to take full rest if u lift weights ir if u do ecercise at that time its not good 4 implantaion,because initialy u know during implantation time size of embroyo is smaller than a dot u can see dot i put insde the bracket (.)embroyo is smaller than this dot.so take care goodluck.when did u ovulate last time???becasue u r feeling nausea just want to calculate if its a good sign.take care.
like boulove said ,my RE said samething when i was doing IUI,that if 3 iui's doent work then i shouldnot try more IUI's i should move to IVF.& she was right.so if ur RE is suggesting 4 IVF,not iui then u should go 4 ivf.
You're right i will do test 14 day, you have a point there about the levels going up which is something i'll want to know if it is positive.. I talk to my 3 musketeers everynight, that's what i call them, LOL.. only 6 more days.. it's going by quickly this time..:) I'll check up on you to see how you're doing.. lots of sticky vibes and baby dust to you as well!!! speak soon..
If you have been trying naturally and you've already ovulated.. please DO NOT RUN now, take this time off as Agini suggested.. Implantation usually occurs 6-10 days after ovulation, in the meantime your embryo is floating around in your cervix until it attaches to the wall you don't want to be running which will be bumping it all over the place in your cervix this may hinder implantation.. if you think of it, its only two weeks to wait.. should you get your period then you can start back running.. I stopped running 5 days before IVF and went out for power walks up to 3 days before..gave my body 3 day rest before IVF..
Reality is that you are 39 and it's been hard to get pregnant, 5 miles is not that much but still you should not run after your ovulation for two weeks until you know if you are pregnant and even then if you are pregnant, i'd advise you not to run until after you have been ok by RE to start back again, you can still do your cardio by walking on a treadmill incline and walking outside or biking.. Cardio is good so you'll want to keep it up after you've been ok'd by RE and even then i'd limit it to 1/2hr -45mins when you do it.
It's quite possible you are pregnant since you are feeling tummy sickness.. if you want to do cardio you can go out for walks since you are doing natural cycle this month.. but with IVF definitely no running after for the two weeks, i am told by my RE that walking is definitely ok after 5 days.. but see how you feel.. you may want to take off walking even for the two weeks.. i've had a girlfriend who did total bed rest for whole two weeks (frankly i dont know how she did it, i was sore all over after three days of resting in bed but you know what, she got pregnant on her 2nd IVF- i had another friend who did bed rest for three days then went for walks every day and she got pregnant as well what works from one is not always good for someone else, so judge how you feel best thing-keep yourself busy should you decide to relax at home with movies, feel good books, and feel good music, i found going to lunch with girlfriends was nice to at least get out of house..) Good luck keep me posted!!
only 6 days wow ,gosh i cant wait t hear postive news from u after 6 days.goodluck goodluck goodluck.tons & tons of babydust.my update:went 4 U/S today iam getting closer to my ovulation anytime from today to tomorrow or late come late dayafter tomorrow,my lining is 9 now,follicle size 18mm RE said normaly girls ovulate when follicle size is between 18 to 22mm,it gets bigger 2mm everyday so ---the day i will get postive in OPK,next day i have to go 4 another U/S & from that day onwards on 5th day they will transfer then i have to wait 2weeks.each day is like million days.goodluck dear take care.keep me posted.
I was reading your post on the other forum sorry I just been busy and was not able to reply back to you. I was reading new post and come accross to this one. Good to know that you are doing your FET I am praying for you to have BFP this time. As for me I am still palnning to do it in July yes I am planning to go with my D/H to FL, but still thinking about it if I should go we are planning to visit my niece in New Orlens she is graduating on May so I am trying to catch up with my work after the two weeks off.
Good Luck! again girl, lots of lots of baby dust your way and a lot of prayers for you.
hi chamlin,good to see ur post .where were u long time.yes i moved from that foram to here ,here somany girls r like me preparing for ivf.iam still in touch with devistated in other foram.thank u so much 4 ur prayers & ur concern it means alot to me.takecare.& keep in touch.
hi my dear ,how r u???hope u r doing good,& geeting ready for tomorrow,long time i havent heard from u.i hope u r doing fine.so what time is ur blood work tomorrow????cant wait to hear goodnews from u tomorrow.keep me posted.goodluck,i will pray for u.lots of baby dust & baby vibes.
Funny, i just logged on and was thinking about you.. you should be doing your transfer this week, what day are you scheduled for your transfer?
Originally I was going to go in today, but for some funny reason i woke up relaxed and thought i'll wait til thurs.. i haven't been very patient in the past and thought that this time i'd like to try being patient and relaxed about taking the test, besides i get to enjoy a few more days thinking that i'm possibly pregnant which feels pretty good:)
So my big day is thurs morning 16/4/09 8:00am (singapore time), i'll get the results by noon.. i can't believe its finally here.. i have to admit i'm a bit nervous but i'm also wishing and praying for the best..
Thanks for checking up on me, i'll definitely keep you posted!
ps i love your saying " lots of baby dust and baby vibes", it's so lovely, hope you don't mind i've been using it, and saying it to my friends and DH:)
good to hear back from u.thats good dear u r wating for thu ,let me tell u girl u have patience,& that so nice,as u know the saying ,good things come to those who waits,so u goona get ur gift for sure.WOW u r in singapore thats cool.
about saying " lots of baby dust and baby vibes" y should i mind ,thats good u r spreading those words around,iam glad.so how u feeling????any cramps or anything???thus is very closeone more day to go.
about me,my transfer is tomorrow wed 1.00pm USA time,but i have to be there at 11.30am my acupuncturist want to do acupuncture b4& after transfer.so pray for me pray 4 me.gosh iam so nervus,& scared.my dear tthis time i dont wanna hear that unfortunately ur result came negative oh my gosh NO WAY i never heard a positive news i hope this is my time too.so pray for me.my blood work will be on 24th april in 9days the will do my blood work,i dont know y they r doing early this time last time they did on 14th day.any ways u takecare goodluck to u.&tons & tons of baby dust and baby vibes .keep in touch.
Hi sweetie, i sent you a little note .. i want you to know you are in my prayers and i am soo positive it will work for you.. don't let any negative thoughts enter your mind and when they do make sure you remind yourself that you are possibly pregnant and enjoy feeling that you are pregnant! you and your little bou are in my prayers!!
agini- hello dear how is everything with you I know you were in you 2wwk did you get your blood test yet. I am praying for you.
peggy2 - I am doing well once in a while I still check the site to see how is every one doing, we are planning ours around July. I been trying to get my appoint I suppose to have one this month, but I have to cancel it, my MS come, but only slight then it stop it mean that I didn't get my MS at all. Did this happen to you before?
hi chamlin yes dear i got my 1st beta report yesterday(fri)i finaly got my BFP,i was 9dpet yesterday & my beta level is 380,i have to go back on mon for 2nd bloodwork pray 4 me.how r u doing?????takecare & keep in touch.
peggy: i never heard RE denys 4 acupuncture i belive that i got my BFP only because of acupuncture i never never got positive result in my 6 years of trying this is the 1st time so goodluck.i will suggest everysingle one too do acupuncture it does help.
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