Yes Tomorrow is the big day, I hardly slept last night scared. I too have had breast soreness and not period cramping but here and there i get a weird sharp pain in my stomach. Also the last 3 days i have been extremly tierd and have took naps anywhere from 2-4 hours a day and am sleeping through night. ( Besides last night I tossed and turned) My problem is I dont have a normal period so I keep going back in forth so I just cant wait till tomorrow. But some people have said day 8 is to early but my Dr. does day 8 and 10 so will see Good luck to you and hope all goes well :)
Today i went for blood test and my clinic test early on day 8 really day 7 but they say 8. Anyways they said my numbers will come back low. So they just called and they were 3.3 thats really low anyone have that or something simular and get pregnant. They say your pregnant but not, so I go back friday and test again to see if they go up which will be day 10. Some people say its early to test, even the Dr, I work for he was suprised they detected anything ye and he went through IVF 9 times. So I would love some positive comments thanks everyone. I have enjoyed having this site. It helps alot!
HI dear, sorry to hear that but it happened to me the same, my test was 4 and that is a negative, anything below 5 is a negative result, i'm very disappointed but unfortunately, that is how it is, the statistic shows that only 6 woman out of 10 will get pregnant in first try so i guess we are there, it will be god between in the next one, i know exactly what you are feeling but there is nothing else we could do but hope for the best , take care!
What day did you test on? Also did you do 2 or do you still have to go back. Im still not giving up completly due to my Drs warned me that alot of their results come back low. In some cases a 1 the first test and some of them peolpe ended up with twins. But I did go on to a web site and it says at 7 after conception your hcg should be at 0-5 then so fourth. Im not sure I myself thought it was very low, and I work for a Dr and he was supprised they even got a number this early and he went through IVF 9 times. So im not sure what im felling, im obviusly not celebrating yet cause I know they were low and it could very well be a negative :( I hope noy but we will see again tonorrow! Nerve racking I tell you! Thanks and cant wait to here what day you tested and stuff!
i tested 10 days after the 5 day embryo transfer, which means 15 days after egg retrieval.they just tested me one time, and i don't have to go back any more, for then at this point that is a negative. i have to go back to see my doctor i guess to talk about it and that is it, what day did you tested after embryo transfer? good luck and i will be praying for you, let me know tomorrow!!
I tested morning of day 8 so nurse said its really like testing on day 7. I don't know why they test so early and even though I got a low # they said to come back friday to make sure it doubles. Im so nervous cause it really could go both ways. So im not sure how I feel.
i hope we get more positive results. i did my retrieval on july 28th, they retrieved about 25 eggs. got over 17 embryos and transfered 3. i am 32 and this is my first IVF. i had 2 failed IUIs two years ago. i did have bloating and severe abdominal pains 2 days after transfer. my bloating and pain was so bad, the doc asked me to stay home for 3 days while they watched me. that even made the wait worse. he says my reaction might be a good sign. i did a urine test 3 days after transfer. it was negative of course but i am not bothered cos it was too early. i m using crinone too and i do have these discharges which everyone else seem to be having. i also cramp lightly all day but i try not to make so much meaning of it. it's just a lot of feelings and signs to think about.
i will be having a blood test tomorrow to test for hormone levels and i pray they will be favourable. my PT will be on wed, the11th. been married for 7yrs and i believe God for these babies. i have over 12 frozen and i believe God never to have to use them. I will keep you all in my prayers.
hi this me trustgod955 but i don't know why it did not let me joint again and i had to create a new account. How are u feeling, today is your big day then, let me know a good new since mne was not that god, good luck !
Yup, im scared but I did the math on my numbers and if they were to double as they should and I were to have tested when everyone else has the first tim day 12 and 14 they would actually be around 224 or 448 So we are keeping our fingers crossed. I have never prayed so much in my life! :) We pray alot but man have we prayed almost 24/7 So we will see what happens! I hate the waiting im nervous all over again and scared. But it seems like my whole cycle went like this. They would say well your follicles should be this at this day and for 1 whole week they didnt grow and they said at next apmnt if they dont grow we have to cancel well 27 of them grew~then we got only 2 eggs out of 27 wow they said we want you to know the chances of them fertilizing are basicly slim to none then they both did and were 10 cell and murula which Dr. said was great so im hoping thats just the way this is going to be. Keeping fingers crossed! Let you know.
hi dear this ivfbaby , but oi don't know why it does not let me log in after 2 or 3 messages. How was your blood ? i have an appointment with my md tomorrow so we could discuss what went wrong i guess and i could ask him some questions for next try? hope you are pregnant already!!!
Well they called me and said " we got your numbers back all excited" and I said so and the witch at the clinic said " Well your not pregnant" Real rude. So yes i guess im not pregnant but numbers havent dropped back to 0 yet and they r basicly done with me. They didnt want to see me back at all unless I was ready to pay for another round. I havent started period yet and was wondering when I should?
hi ive just had my second cycle of ivf after trying for 6 years and had failed iuis and ivf found this cycle very hard to handle i had 3 day incubation period with donor eggs and found out on monday my blood result was positve i have yesterday done 2 home pregnancy tests which were both positive but ivf say this is still not enough for them until ive had my scan in 2 weeks does anyone know why ive had alot of trouble in the past with cysts and half my insides have been removed and ive been in intensive care and have severe endometrosis so is my positive result really positive?
Hi I had been a part of this forum about 4 months ago and had lost track. Its hard to believe this forum is still going but trust me it was such a relief when I did find it, it really does help you through this crazy journey called IVF!! I started my ivf journey in 2007 and after not being able to fund it returned in 2009 and started again! I started a cycle in october only to have if cancelled half way because my follicles stopped growing because my hcg shot was not high enough, honestly I wanted to give up right there and then!! My husband was the best and is the most encouraging person I know SO back in January I had a 3 cell embie transfer after two days. They had gotten 9 eggs and only 1 fertilised!! Can you believe it after all that hard work only one!! I did a hpt after 1 week and you guessed it neg! We were gutted! I started getting signs of my period about to arrive and thought thats it but something inside is told me to test again so 2 days before my blood test was scheduled i did and saw those 2 lines we all long for!! I mustve did about 4 hpts before I went in (all pos) and then was given the big confirmation!! Pregnancy has been hard but joyous I am now 40wks and expecting a girl so you see it can happen!!! This coming from a girl who never thought she'd ever be pregnant in her life!!!!!
Hi, This was my first IVF cycle. My numbers are low but think I may be pregnant. This process is very stressful. Why can't they just say yes or no?
Transfer was Sept. 28, so this is day nine. I went in today, let's see if the numbers went up a bit.
my ICSII was on 27 sep.i had 2 B- HCG test which were negative.2morrow is day 15 and doctor called for the same test.m very much disappointed by these two negatives.my in-laws & hubby r waiting somr gudnews but dey dont knw bout d negative test.i dont knw how to face them 2morw.just praying to god that some miracle happen and the report becom positive.....
hi ladys i had egg transfer thursday 21st octocer , i tested this morning which i think is too early got a negative so ill leave it till next tues now , hopeully get a possitive , good luck to you , xx
well hiya again lady's it was my pregnancy test day today and i got another negative, after the other night i had small clotting i just do not know what to do or which way to turn at the moment im absolulty devistated at this time. both me and my fiancee really want this soooooo bad its unreal and now we have been told we have to go to the bottom of the waiting list because we didnt have any eggs frozen they took 11 on (ET) and 9 fertilized and only 2 were of good quality so i had 2 replaced both of 6 cells each so none frozen, is there any one on here that is going through the same thing or similar please message me any comments or feed back would be of great help im so upset and just do not know what to do at this moment in time x
I thought I would share my story so you ladies had something to compare your scenarios with. I did get a BFP on Saturday. So, my FET was on the 21st and the only symptom I have ever had is mild cramping here and there. I had NO spotting, tiredness, sore boobs or anything else. My dr transferred 2 very good quality embies, both grade 1. My clinic tests for hormone levels on the 4th day after transfer, and then for hormones and hcg on the 5th, 7th, and 9th or 10th day. I had an hcg level of 20 on the 5th day, 59 on the 7th, 193 on the 10th and 412 on the 12th which is where I'm at now. I did take an hpt on the 5th, 6th, and 7th day to see what the hpt would look like and I did get a faint pink line on all days. So, those of you who get a faint line, that is Positive!! But, let me just say that every woman is totally different. I have seen friends have every symptom in the book and have BFP as well as others have BFN. Don't give up and pray! This was my 2nd cycle after a failed fresh cycle and I didn't read any of these forums and it helped me a great deal, because I didn't stress out. Also, my dr does tell us that frozen is more successful than a fresh. This is because the retrieval does a number on your hormones and endometrium, so even though your dr may think everything is great, they can't see everything. Also, the quality of the embryos are better after a thaw. Good luck out there and I hope this helped for some of you!
Thanks for sharing your experience. This forum is so reassuring. Big congratulations on your BFP! I'm awaiting my beta but tested with HPT and got two positives on days 7 and 8 post transfer (so fingers crossed this is the real deal - I'm nervous). One thing I've noticed in the last couple of days is that my symptoms come and go. Sometimes a lot of breast soreness, and sometimes nothing. Sometimes mild cramping, sometimes nothing. It's good to hear that symptoms aren't necessarily an indicator.
That's a good sign that you had positive hpt's! Even after the bloodtests were positive I took an hpt just to see what it would say. I hit day 14 yesterday with an hcg of 849 up from 412, so that's great! And, I have my first ultrasound Monday, so excited! Good luck to you and I think everything will turn out fine.
I had my embryo transfer on Moday, its probably too early to do a HPT I guess? Also did anyone else suffer pain in the stomach longer than a week? I have cramps and it really hurts when I goto the bathroom.
This will be my third ICSI attempt, I am trying to keep positive but its difficult when Im being asked by my friends if I feel pregnant...Is there a feeling women get if they are pregnant?x
Today was my transfer, we are at day 3 from retreival. I had only 4 eggs with 3 becoming fert, my grade on day 2 was two at 1.5 and the other at 2.5. Today my 2 that was at 1.5 had 14 cells and was starting to talk to each other the other 2.5 was at 8 cells and going strong. Since I only has 3 they placed all 3 today with act hatching, so now I'm in bed for the next 3-4 days...per my husbands request. I'm 41 and have had children before. We have 4 daughters and had a tubal 12 years ago, but we wanted to have another, so I hope that everything goes ok...
This is my 4th IVF - I got a BFY the first time and lost it at 5 1/2wks and one the third time but it was really weak and it went away before I had my beta. Personally I have never felt a thing early. Some cervical cramps but I think that I have had them on all of them. Some people feel things but not me. I had implantation spotting on #3 - I think but not on #1.
Hi Everyone! I am new to this forum. I had two embryos transferred 9 days ago. Days 6-9 I have had very light spotting (about 2-3 times a day after I wipe myself after going to the bathroom). I also have had minor cramping for these days as well. This cramping is nothing close to what I normally experience during my period, but I am still worried. I took a pregnancy test today and it was negative; I know this is way to early, but just couldn't resist. Does anyone have similar experiences with the spotting and cramping. Thanks for any help that you can offer :)
Im am new to this forum. Im not sure why or how I even found, but as I read through all of the threads I felt total. I went through nothing like what Im reading and that really baffles me. I have no idea what numbers anyone is talking about. Let me tell my story.
I went through a lot to say the least. I had one of the best IVF drs in the world. Literally!! I met him only 2x, once during consultation then didnt see him again until Nov. 3 day of transfer. I dealt with his nurses. No one ever mentioned numbers, and now that I read through the threads Im glad i was never told about any of that. One more thing to stress about in my opinion.
The day of transfer i cant explain except to say a calmness came over me that was indescribable. I was the calmest patient I think he had ever seen. During transfer he told me to remain calm, let my body go completely limp. I almost felt like I was in a mediation class instead of getting a transfer. it was kinda funny. It was over in less than 5 min. I felt no pain. Went back to work REFUSED to even think about it. So, anyway on day 3rd after transfer I was at a store and just happened to be in the aisle with HPT and I just couldnt resist getting one. Negative. Didnt suprise me I knew I had jumped the gun. On day 9 I tested again. Positive. Still not excited because I knew the medicine could give me a false positive. So in other words, I have no idea why I even took it.
On day 12 I went in for the blood work. and guess what I am pregnant. It worked first time. 1x. I guess what Im trying to say is dont waste your time with numbers or stressing out too much. It was easy for me because I had had SO many disappointments already that I just couldnt get excitted. They foud Fibroids and i had to have surgery to remove them. Then I had to have breast surgery to remove a cyst that I already knew was there because it was found when I was teenager. But a dr. that was on the team made me get everything removed which delayed the transfer for many months. Then my boyfriend and I broke up and he caused so much damage and I almost lost the embryos completly. So I guess that really in the long run helped me because I never got excited about anything after all that. Maybe im not capable of getting excited anymore.
I putting my story out there because it just seems like I never went through what everyone else has went through. I had a different kind of dr. I guess. Wonderful dr. who didnt care about statistics, he takes on any and all cases, regardless of how low the odds are. Thats the kind of Dr. you want. Caring. My dr even travels the world and works with zoos to bring back endangered species. Including Salmon. He is truly amazing and caring. Thats the Kind of Dr. a woman wants to find. I know I cant post his name but if anyone is interested I live in a city with an ARCH and dr initials are SS. Google that and you will be sure to find him. I had fired 2 previous IVF drs that came highly recommended with high statistics. I didnt care about statistics though. I knew they only took the easy cases to boost their numbers. I wanted a CARING dr. That trumps any numbers.
Hi, I have gone through 6 unsucessful IUIs and I went through IVF this past month. They retrived 6 eggs, 4 fertized but only 2 were "good" quality so the transfer was on nov 12 last friday where they transfered both embryos. I took a home test today 6 days after transfer, b/c I couldn't wait, I guess I figured if I was preg it would have showed up. Well it was neg, so now I am praying it just was to early, and I could still be.
i cant believe just how common ivf is these days!
well heres my story -
My husband & i went through IVF in aug 08..
i got 5 eggs and only 3 lived up to the 5 day age, we had one put in and well now have a 18 month old boy.
I did not think once that it wouldnt work, i just knew it would, i had a friend do ivf 3 months before and hers worked first shot so i didnt even think it wouldnt. Luckily enough first go worked!
However i had a FET Nov 17, like 5 days ago and im stressing big time, hot and cold! when we went in, we were told one didnt thaw :(
but they had thawed one out that morning and taken a pic for us earlier on. When embies are frozen they loose fluid we were told and this embie didnt look right like my first it was all squished to one side inside the egg, so were in just having transfer and they checked the egg b4 transfer and it looked like it had grown in a couple of hours to taking the pic. So i was devistated this is my last and only embie going in cos my other didnt thaw.. but on the other hand looked like it has grown, so im on day 6 tomorrow after the transfer and already have done a few tests with negative, im trying to stay positive but feeling very bloated and just the last few hours sharp cramping. im sure with my first ivf i did lots of tests and they came back positive and i just knew i was preg.. but this time wondering why there still neg, but after reading everyones posts im going to wait at least 4 more days till i do another one, its driving me crazy..
no one deserves to go through this heartache of waiting or not working..but i do thank the world IVF is here to help us all have a better shot at being parents, im happy with the 1 child if thats all i get but dont anyone give up cos it will happen and the joy it brings is unspeakable..i really do believe it was positive thinking that helped my first ivf to work.. much love to all and good luck ! xxx
I am new to this site but I have been reading your posts for the last four days. I produced 43 eggs, 33 matured and 23 fertilized. Two were transferred and two frozen. I took a hpt on the night of day 6 and it was truly negative. Based on the graph that two different ladies posted, it was much too early to test. I was devasted when I saw the result but I am now hopeful as before because of the support from my husband and parents. Today is Tuesday and I will take my bpt on Friday morning and get the results by 5 p.m. Please keep me in your prayers. I have have breast soreness and not spoting or any such complications thus far- to God be the glory about that!
I've just joined after reading all of your posts. It is comforting to read about you all having the same stresses and concerns. We transferred 2 embryos Nov 17th and our preg test is Dec 1st. Hubby wants to do a home test tomorrow but I just feel right now if I keep waiting my period will be here before the 1 Dec.
Question - the clinic told me my period won't come until I've stop using the crinone gel. My last cycle I got my period before I stopped the gel. Anyone else heard of this?
Mine was a 3dt of 4 embies 11-16-10 I have been getting faint positive lines for 3 days, the first day took almost an hour to see the line the second day took 20 min, and yesterday It showed faint pink second line in 6 min. I took three different brands yesterday and they all showed up within 6-7 min. My beta is for tuesday the 30th. Good luck to all of us. Please post on how you are doing.
I am stressing out so bad and so sad. This is my 2nd try at IVF and I did my transfer 11/22 and couldn't help myself but did hpt yesterday and one this morning both negative :( I go in for blood test on Tuesday but I can't help to feel that it failed :( Is there any chance that the hpt is wrong? I see so many people on forums that have gotten positive results but then I see negative results and then go in and it's positive. What to think or feel? I'm so confused!
DONT PANIC, 6dpt is very early I didnt se a bfp on my hpt untill 9 days and it was almost like a shadow. then on my 12th day it is alot more clear and pink. You have to have faith. there is still much time for you to see a bfp. I will be doing my beta the same day as you this tuesday. mine was a 3dt I guess yous was a 5 with blastocyst.
Please let me know how you are doing dont be sad we are all in the same boat trying to get to the same place. some will get there first but eventually we will all make it. You are not alone in this one. Good luck and keep the faith.
Thank you! My mind is spinning in all different directions! Did you take test everyday? I'm still so confused and want to have faith. In 2008 I got pregnant 4 times. 2 ectopic and 2 chemical. Removed fibrous tumors and haven't gotten pregnant since. Tried OCD now 2nd time on top of artificial insemination. I just am so scared it failed again.
I tested everyday but after 9dpt. The first one showed up 10dpt but it took an hour to see a very very faint line rosa it looked like a shadow, then everyday that passed it showed quicker. I am 12dpt and it is showing in 3 min. and is very obvious. A line that is grey is evaporation a line that is pink is a very positive sign. I live in Mexico and the hpt is expensive I think I have spent about 200.00 dollars on tests LOL. The ones I am using detect from 20ui they are the brand QuStick Plus the package says FOR in-vitro Diagnostic use. They are made in Boerne, Texas USA. STANBIO LABORATORY. You are still in the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations to you on your pregnancy. May the Lord Bless You!!!
I got the news from my doctor on Friday that I too am PREGNANT! I am so grateful. If it helps anyone to know, I took a hpt the next day and it was negative. Those home test cannot alway pick up accurate results - BE ENCOURAGED!!!
Hi, i'm new here. This is my first IVF and now on my 2 wws. nOW I'M ON MY Day 7. Just a bit of worried as from my Day 1- Day 5 after the transfer, i have mild cramp and sore breast but on Day 6, no more sore breast. On off i still get some mild cramps. Anyone have the same symptom as me and get a positive result?
Hi everyone, I have had my first IVF (one failed IUI) and I am on day 9 of my transfer (blastocyst stage). I have had crampings since the day after transfer and sore breasts. The wait is just awful......And I just want to take the home pregnancy test, but have been adviced by my clinic not to test before 16 days after transfer...too long to wait.
I as well am new to IVF, on my first cycle currently. I am 27. Our infertility problem is due to poor sperm morphology which keeps us from conceiving :( . I had my collection on the 19th and one embryo transfer on the 21st (that's a barley 2 day old embryo) I did a test today and it's negative...I guess if the embryo was conceived on the 19th, i should be 11 days preg...it it still too early to get a positive test result??? I read all of your comments and it seems that many of you are getting positives as early as 7-10 days...let me know what you think. It sounds so far like November is a blessed month as many of you are learned that you are pregnant! Hopefull me tooooo....
I am on my thrd ivf, my first two were my own and the third my sister has donated her fertilsed embryo's to me.
transfer was last Monday, and today i did a home test i couldnt wait till wednesday to get the blood test and it came up negative, has anyone had this result and been pregnant. Am i worrying about nothing and may still have a chance of being pregnant.
I have never joined a forum before but could use some advice. I had an embryo transfer done on Dec. 1st after 2 days of fertilization. I only had 2 fertilized embryos. I took a home pregnancy test on Monday Dec. 6 and it was positive, but realized it was probably because I still had HCG in my system from my trigger shot on Nov. 27. I re-tested today and the result was negative. I am supposed to have my blood test on Monday the 13th. The home test that I did was supposed to test 5 days before a missed period, which would be due on Monday. Has anyone ever had a result that was negative 5 days before the blood test and still been pregnant, or should I try and accept the fact that it is a negative result? Thanks so much for any help that anyone can give me as I am feeling really desperate right now since this is the last time we are going to be able to try...
I'm on the same boat too, my blood test is scheduled for 12-13 and after seeing so many post on HPT on the 9th day post transfer, I decided to test today but the results were negative. Transfer date was 11-29, 3 day blast FET, so I'm crossing my fingers for the blood test next Monday.
Hi everyone. I just did my first IVF cycle. I had a day 5 transfer on Monday 12/6 and we put in one embryo. The doctor said that the embryo was a textbook embryo and looked perfect. I am scheduled to get my bloodwork done on 12/15 which is 9 days after the transfer. I am reading all your posts about hcg #'s and I have no clue what that means. My doctor did not mention any of that.
I took a pregnancy test this morning which is only 5 days since the transfer and it came back negative. Of course, I am a little bummed, but I probably took it too early right? I am just looking for reassurance and it was nice to find this forum and read all your posts. Sometimes you feel so alone thorugh this process and it is really hard for friends to understand if they have not gone through it themselves. It is still too early to tell right? Someone give me some reassurance please!
I had my embryo transfer on saturday 11 dec. today is the 2nd/ 3rd day and i have a pain in my right side, would this be normal?
i have to do the blood test on monday, has anyone done a home test and received a positive result yet?
Hi I a had an embroy transfer done on Dec 10th I am due to have my HCG tested on Dec 23. They transfered 5 day 5 embroys. Does anyone know if your estrogen drops after the transfer if that is bad? The day of the transfer it was 317 and today three days after it was 178. Does that mean anything?
I'm on my 2. ivf. first ivf transfer was in September. on day 8 past transfer i got positive hpt. i was over the moon. two days later blood test show my hcg level was 40. i was happy first i though after 5 it means you are pregnant. but they said it was too low. i went in 2 days later it was 70. raising but not enough, i ended up going up until 280 but they said it is not viable. i was devastated. it was a shock i spent 6 weeks worrying about my pregnancy and we had to terminate it.
i had my second transfer on dec.10. i wont even take a pregnancy test even if it is positive who knows.....
I'm so scared.
Took HPT on Wed the 8th. EPT and it was Positive. Was shocked so did a First Response HPT and it was negative so we were confused for a bit...Tested Saturday, Sunday and Monday the 13th (day my bloodwork was due) and they were all positive. My bloodwork came back positive as well...I transferred 3 embryos, so does that mean that all 3 worked if I don't experience any bleeding or can 1 or 2 still work????
So I had my blood work today and got the call that my hcg was 7.5. I am pregnant, but they said it is a biochemical pregnancy. They said the embryo attached but once it attached it did not grow so the pregnancy is not viable. I am devastated and am not sure what to feel. We have more embryos frozen so we may try another cycle in February. At this point I am just sad. I am hoping that they are wrong and maybe my hcg level will just take more time to go up, denial...I know!
hi .. I have had a chemical pregnancy before I started IVF .. it is such a let down after the initial excitement but is very very common .. most women don't even realise they've been pregnant as they just get a slightly late af
it does mean that your body is trying though and that fertilisation can and is happening so even though it's tough . take solace in that you're one step closer to your goal .. good luck!!
I had my Embroy Transfer on 7th Dec. I do have cramping on and off. Today is day 10 after embroy transfer and I did home pregnancy test and I can see a dull pink line. Can anyone suggest with your experience if that can be positive or negative. I have to go on 18th for blood test. I am really worried, can't avoid not to think about it.....
it is possible that all three took, but you will see from the hcg numbers. probably they will test you again 3-4 days from now and if they skyrocketing than you have a multiple pregnancy.
Your comments have really boosted my confidence level. During menses my pain is like more in abdomen but this time I am feeling pain in back and legs sometimes. But is I take rest then it gets better.
I am also taking progestone injections every 3rd day. Can that have any effect in Urine test.
I will keep you posted about my Blood test result on saturday.
Bhoomi, I don't ve any idea about injections. I am also moving into ivf in the month of Dec/jan. You don't worry on that side. ok
Actually i had done 4 iui cycles and every cycle i felt cramps like menses after iui that why i asked you my dear. I had done heteroscopy on 11th of Dec and my womb was twisted on another side may be that was the reason of failure iui's cycles. I ve started BCP. Could you pls tell me how many days i ve to take these pills? I ve an appointment with dr this monday.
I will wait for your HCG levels :) keep posted
Hello All -
I have been reading through all the posts and it is sad but nice to know that there are others out there that feel that after IVF you are kind of in limbo for awhile. So I had IVF cycle (fresh) last year 12/09 and it was unsuccessful - hcg didn't show anything 0. So we of course had to save a year and decided to do it again since we still had 3 embryos frozen. So we went through frozen transfer on Dec 10th. It was a lot smoother than the first one. The first cycle they had to take the embryos back out because my cervix was to tight and the dr. needed a smaller catheter...this is where we all think the embryos were damaged. So this go around the dr. had me do a laminaria which is basically seaweed placed in the cervix to dilate it (it lasts for 30-60days). So this IVF transfer was very calm, easy, relaxing. Except one of the embryos didn't thaw correctly so we had to thaw out the last one in order to transfer 2, one was 98% and one was 100%. So I was on bedrest for 4 days, and I can't lift more than 10lbs until after the pregnancy test on 12/19. Everyone keeps asking me if I feel different but who knows with the hormones I am still on. My regular period should have been on 12/14 I am not sure if this is a good sign or not considering all the hormones could very well be the cause of not having a period. I am trying not to get to excited since last year it was devastating when we were told that there wasn't even a glimpse of being pregnant. I want to take a preg. test but I am afraid to do so because it could be neg. or a false positive.
Hi, I had my third transfer done on 12/09/10, one day earlier than yours. My first two failed. My blood test was set on next Monday, but I couldn't wait anymore, so this morning I got up and went to CVS and bought myself pg tester. The PG tester showed positive result! I hope my next Monday's blood test result confirms positive again. Then I can really be relaxed a bit. I hope my good news cheer you up and wish good news come to you tomorrow.
That is promising...I was so tempted today to go do just that but, I was afraid on 1st - which one to buy, and 2nd on perhaps my hormone levels changing the outcome. So as it is I am taking the test tomorrow at 7a.m. I am trying not to be too excited but, after reading your response I can't help but be a little excited. I will keep you all posted on the outcome.
I am 11dpt5dt did hpt got negative, since af is not here, i am still hopeful.
Tomorrow is my BT hoping to get BFP.I will let you girls know. With my last pregnancy(DS) got positive 10dpt but that one was fresh cycle and this one is FET from the same cycle.
i have one more FE left!!!
Hope it all goes well tomorrow.I will need you girls praying for me and keeping your fingers crossed.
Hello everyone. I am new to this forum. I am 41 and DH is 51. 5 failed IUI, 1 failed IVF. 2nd IVF 4 embies transfered. 1 eight cell, 1 six cell, 2 not so good. I tested everyday after transfer, I watched HPT go from positive to completly negative on days 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 post transfer. Finally got a very faint positive on the evening of day 10 post transfer, used FR Early Response, and today used Clear Blue digital and is positive. Today is 12 days post transfer, tomorrow is my BETA, hoping for Christmas news. Good luck to everyone.
Lot's of baby dust to you!!! They say HCG trigger shot can stay in your system 7 to 10 days. I always start testing right away so I know when the trigger shot leaves my body!! So when I see a positive I know it's the real thing.
Ok so my i am going crazy... I had a frozen transfer on 12/17 with day 6 embryos 1 very good and 1 ok. I have my test on 12/26. I am just wondering if I took a test today could the results be different in 4 days? My issue is with my first transfer (which was positive and resulted in a health boy) was at first thought to be a false positive had to have tests done every day for a week before the numbers got good enough. Now I am worried about this and I hate how it feels like my cycle is going to start any minute! I honestly would rather find out from the doctor if it did not work but I am very lucky that I do have my son so at least I already have my silver lining :) as this is our last attempt.
Hi all! I am new to IVF and to this forum. I'm super glad that I found it. It's really comforting to be connected with others going through the same thing.
I am 32 and we have been trying for six years to get pregnant. Got pregnant once five years ago and miscarried at 6 weeks. Haven't been able to get pregnant since. We adopted a baby boy last year (who is the light of our lives!) and decided to try the IVF route to see if we can get pregnant. To our surprise, we had male and female fertility issues.
Our retrieval was 12/12 and they retrieved 29 eggs - 27 mature! And 17 of them were successfully fertilized thanks to ICSI! I heard these are really good numbers.
After the retrieval, I actually hyperstimmed and was on bed rest for a week because of it. They almost postponed our transfer, but we decided to go through with it anyway so that we could give the fresh one a try this cycle.
We transferred one really strong blastocyst on 12/17. My doctor suggested we only transfer one because I'm young and the blastocyst was so strong - was already hatching out.
I took a hpt on 12/24 and it was negative. I was devastated because it was Christmas Eve and I had SO wanted a "Christmas miracle" to share with our family. I truly (honestly) thought it would be positive!! I cried and cried, but my husband told me to not count too much on it and wait until my bt, which is tomorrow.
I'm a little nervous because my doctor told me that if I got pregnant, the hyperstimulation would get worse (due to rising hcg levels), but it's totally gone away.
Our BT is tomorrow morning and I'm nervous since our hpt was negative on day 7pt. But I am still hopeful.
I just can't imagine going through all of this and NOT getting pregnant!! Why would IVF not work when the conditions seem so perfect? I can't comprehend! It seems like all I've ever known for the past five years are NEGATIVE pregnancy tests and heartache after heartache because of that. Sometimes I feel like we've spent just as much money on hpt as we did for the IVF!! (I know that's a bit of an exaggeration - but, you know!)
I guess I just came here to find some support and talk with others who have been through this emotional roller coaster.
whenever- thank you for your kind words, hope we all have what we wish.
whorththewait78- wishing you good luck for tomorrow BT.I bet you want sleep tonight.
hopefaith- welcome to this forum.Wow that is fantastic news.
Girls can't wait for your good news keep us updated lots of babydust to you all.
Just found this site... thank goodness. I am a GC and just had a 3det on 12/21. I am scheduled for Bloodwork on Jan. 3rd (day 12). Of course I was too impatient to wait and have already taken 4 HPT's. All negative. But I have hope that I did them way to early and the 2 embies they transfered will take. I am doing this for a couple in Norway and i want nothing more than a BFP for them!
I have been wanting to nap the last 3 days and my breasts are very tender. I'm on estrogen in two forms and proges. in two forms for over a week now, but the tiredness and tenderness didn't develop until the other day so I hope its not them thats giving me these symptoms! Oh and a very mild cramping yesterday.
Does anyone have advice as to when I should take another HPT? I have 2 left, lol, I dont wanna waste them...
I'm posting here because I said I would let you know our results.
Well ... BFN and I am devastated. I'm taking it harder than I thought I would. :( I don't understand why it didn't work - the conditions were perfect - our blastocyst was perfect and hatching out of the shell. I'm feeling like a failure, yet again, in my life. Why cant my body do the one thing it was created to do? :(
We have two frozen blastocysts, so we can try again. But I'm almost even hesitant after all we've been through and then to get the BT results today. I had been SO hopeful and was SO sure it'd be positive.
Hello all - wanted to share that I took a home preg test on the 19Dec 9 days after my IVF transfer and the same day of my blood draw. The home preg test showed negative of course I was upset, then they called me and told me my hcg was positive 59.6. I guess that is why they tell you not to take home tests. Then two days later the 21st or 22nd I can't remember it tripled at 153. I have my first ultrasound on Jan 4th. I thought I would share some good news with everyone. We of course are very excited but still nervous until the first ultrasound.
I also took a home test on day six but keep in mind we transfered day six embryos. Well it came back negative. I went for my blood test 4 days later and it came back as a low positive at.29 Just had my second test today and came back at 63 so doubled ya. Not out of the woods yet as they will not schedule an ultersound until it reaches a min of 100 so have yet another test on thursday and am praying for a 120 or better. i am telling all this because I did learn a new thing today I was not aware of. If you transfer frozen embryos as we did the numbers can climb a lot slower. So please don't give up if your numbers are low or a home test is negative!! Keep trying. We know we are praying for a good number on Thursday then I can breath easier.
Is this your first time? I feel your pain, I too the first time had the 'perfect' conditions and the doctor was devastated when it didn't work. That was last xmas the 24th when we found out it didn't work as well. He couldn't figure out why it didn't. I have no issues besides having my tubes tide. So we opted to try again a year later this Dec 10th we had 2 frozen blastocysts transferred. It was much easier the second time as you don't have to go through the retrieval. I also had hyperstimmed the first time...BRUTAL. Anyway, this time I had the transfer stayed on bedrest for 5 days vs. 2 this time, and didn't lift anymore than 10lbs Jan 4 (which will be the first ultrasound). So anyway, on the 19thDec 9 days after the transfer a home preg test showed negative...I was so upset. We decided to take one while I was waiting for my blood test results. The dr. office called and said it was positive hcg 56.3. So then 2 days later I took the 2nd hcg test and 159 give or take a couple. I can say I know a lot of people that have done IVF and I have never heard of it working the first time. I am beginning to think there is a conspiracy. I know it is very expensive but if you can wing it....try it again. It worked for me and I was like you I didn't want to try again after the first time. FYI...my friend tried 4 times and the 4th time she had triplets, so there is hope out there.
i feel your pain i myself got BFN from FET last week. It is really painful and devastating when you get BFN.
All i can say to you and anyone else who is going through this, you will get BFP just stay positive don't let this BFN get you down, never ever give up on your dream, stay strong there will be your day!!!!
Good thing is you have two more blasts!! It is potencially two babies. Maybe next time you will get lucky.
Here is my IVF success story. My partner and i have fertility problems me damaged falopian tube, partner sperm problems.
We have son thanks to IVF. When we had ET first time with my son i had bed rest til BT. This time i didn't i am blaming that i was not ready for it because i had to rest a lot.
Next time around we will make sure i will stay in bed at least 4 days.
And i recommend to others too.
I hope next year is ours and all of us will be holding our bubs by the end of year.
All the best to you dal
HPT did the same thing with me. My actual blood test was a low positive and that explains why it got both responses. My doctor says it is normal to have a low level when doing IVF fresh or FET. Gook luck
was this a fresh or frozen transfer? I would ask for another test in two days. My first transfer did the same thing and they told me it was a false positive but went ahead and did the test 2 days later and the numbers went up.... my son is now 2
First post for me here. I am in the same boat as u. First BT was on Friday which was 4 and 2nd BT is Today which is 3. so the doctor asked us to stop the med's as it's not a good pregnency they say. I donno whats "not good pregnency" means ?
It was a fresh transfer with an egg donor. I don't WANT to stop my progestrone and estrogen. Do have a friend that is a lab tech and I could possibly go get some more BW done in 2 to 4 days. I just didn't know if it was a lost cause and I was being unreasonable... Knowing you have your son now makes me think I'm not crazy. Were your #'s as low as mine?
Hello all, I am 30 - transferred 2 blastocysts (1st time IVF) on the 27th Dec and doc said he was very positive as everything seems to be fine. Couldn't resist so I did a test on 31st Dec which is 4 day post Day 5 transfer. BFN.
I started spotting (brown blood) on the 2nd and spent the entire day googling this and the only consolation I could give myself is that it could "possibly" be implantation bleeding.
I did a test yesterday (3rd Jan, 7 day post Day 5 transfer) and it was another BFN. So I pushed forward the doctor's appt today and she was reluctant to even test my blood saying HPTs are very accurate and that any spotting after an IVF is not good.
She finally relented and allowed me to do my blood test because I told her I needed closure. The clinic is supposed to call this evening and I am still praying for a miracle with what hope and energy I have left.
IVF is so much more emotional I think. I have been feeling and looking pregnant for what feels like weeks with the bloated tummy and the reduced pace in walking etc, and have gotten quite happy with rubbing my belly....suddenly you wake up and realise it was not real.
I don't know what to do to kill time whilst I want for THE call.
It depends on the doctors score how they report it. Mine does higher number but my son was a 19 and they said anything under a 20 was a false positive. But i see some people on here say they got an 8 and that was great so I think there may be two ways to report this. If you live anywhere near memphis i can refer you to a great doctor. They are awsome here and more affordable then most. I hope it turns around for you or pray that you have the strength and ability to give it a second try.... if you do have frozen there is a bit of good news... they have a higher success rate. *hugs*
Hello: I am new to the forum I have done 4 ivf fresh cycles I am 27 and have two girls. I know I'm young and many people can't believe that I have had 4 ivf with my last one egg retrieval was on 1/3 transfer was on 1/7 one was 8 and the other was more than 8 I took a hpt today and was neg.:( I go for blood test Saturday. I'm having slight cramping but not period cramps...yet I'm still hopeful:)
I was the same way this was our second cycle this time using frozen from the first.... I had cramping as well and still do ugh but all hpt came up negative but on the blood test I got a low but good positive and get to go to the ultrasound next week to confirm since numbers continued to go up :)
Thank u for responding to my post I so hope that is the case with me u give me more hope!!! I go for my first bold testbon saturday so I will updatevu with the first set if numbers!!! I wish u the best of luck!!:)
Hello Everyone, am a newbee here. We've been trying to get pregnant for almost 7 years now. But since i got an ovarian operation the only way to get preggy is the IVF. This is our second one. The first one was last month but turned negative coz my hubby didnt cooperate with me. I even resigned at my work just to focus on this thing but i think he couldnt helped it to stress me out. At the day when i knew it was negative i felt so much hatred devasted at the same time and filled with emotions. A couple of hours pat the doctor called and told us we can do the second on as soon as my period ends. So, we had our second ivf last tuesday ( 01-18-11 ).
I felt so much confidence at this time coz im at my friend's just to avoid having stress and being tired of households. Im on my 4th day and all i can feel is just hungerness and sleepy the whole time. No soreness on my breast and a bit of cramps in my lower abdomen. Back pain a bit. My beta will on the 28th hoping this time it'll positive..... Sticky vibes for everyone! And baby dust too!
I had IVF done on 1/23 (sunday) I am having some cramping sporadically since day 2 and had some spotting on day 3, I took a HPT today and it was negative. I know it's only day 6, so perhaps it's early but come people said they got a positive by then. I'm afraid to be hopeful because I desparately want this to work. My bloodtest is on Feb. 4th, I feel like I can't wait that long. Has anyone gotten a negative HPT but still a positive bloodtest?
Congratulations to all who got bfp!! Hope and prayers that all goes well! Hang in there to the ones maybe testing early lots of baby dust your way! Its been since November that I checked in. Did IVF n November and bfn. Did fet with singleton and took hpt on tuesday and bfp! Did beta on Thursday and bfp!!! Beta at 57..does anyone know if that's good? I have 3 daughters that I had got pregnant on my own and didn't worry about this stuff and I never was sick. So far no symptoms too and since I've been ttc last 2 years I'm so scared that I can't even enjoy the bfp...
My transfer was 1-26. We transferred two, eight cell, perfect embies. I am going crazy over this whole wait and still have a long way to go. Dh and I are very optimistic that it will work because RE said the only reason we werent is because of my tubes. (ive had 2 ectopics) Hopefully I wont go crazy the rest of this wait and over analyze everything.
I had 2 ectopics and that's why I've had ivf done. I think god forbid something happen I will have the tube removed. It is emotionally draining and expensive to do. But hopefully this little one sticks!
That happen to me but it was my 9th day after the transfer and it came up neg. But did my beta three days later and my level was 33.4 went back 2days later and it was 99 so sometimes the hpt is wrong I guess that's why they tell us not to do a hpt. I hope all goes well.
Hi Runnergirl5 - llike your name...I'm a runner too AND I had transfer the SAME day as you. We're looking at day 9 today and I took a pg test this morning and it was negative. I'm hopeful the blood test will say differently. Mine is scheduled the same day as you : Feb 4th!! I've been going crazy out of my mind trying not to obsess over every little detail but so far I feel nothing. I don't feel pregnant at all. I felt more pregnant when I first started the progesterone shots but the last couple of days I don't feel any differently!! It's making me very discouraged. Only a few more days now and if this doesn't work I'm really not sure I can handle going through this again!!! Lots of baby dust to all those waiting out there!!! Good luck!
That's funny that we have all the same days and both are runners! I have been feeling the same way, and I took a HPT this morning and it was negative also. I have been near obsessing about what may or may not be pregnancy symptoms. I started a log about what I feel each day so that when/if I try again I know remember what it felt like. There was a woman on this forum that said she got all negative HPT and still got a positive blood test, so stay hopeful. I have to admit it is a little comforting knowing that other people are going thru this with me. Keep in mind, they wait 12+ days for the blood test for a reason, and the blood test is more accurate than HPT. (My husband keeps reminding me of that). I feel discouraged too. I'll keep you in my prayers, we'll have to let each other know how friday goes too. Good Luck
OMG- I had my transfer on Sunday 01/23 as well. My blood test is scheduled for 02/04/11 too. Small world- ha ha. I took off work that Monday and Tuesday, so that was a total of 3 days of relaxation. Hopefully that helped. They put 2 embryos back in, both were grade 1 and looked excellent. As far as how I am feeling, I have been extremely tired, boobs hurting, cramping, STARVING, but no bleeding/spotting. I am currently on 2 estrogen patches and progesterone shots nightly. So it is really hard to tell if these are actual symptoms or if they are just side effects of all these hormones. I have not taken any pregnancy tests yet, just bc I do not want to be devastated by a negative. But I am not sure if I can hold out till Friday. But yall are definitely right, A LOT of people get negatives and then go for blood and get positives. So I def think both of you still have 100% great chance. Hopefully God will bless all 3 of us with a wonderful pregnancy. Loads of baby dust...
Hi I just read you post where you saying that you are not feeling anything. My pregnancy test is on the 6th next Sunday and I'm not feeling anything too. This is my 3 IVFs, plus 3 miscarriage before these IVFs. Just want to say to you, relax, think positive and everything is going to be alright. I'm using the gel progesterone in the morning. I had headache yesterday, took one tylenol and feel better. Good Luck!
Hi ladies ,I'm new here ,its interesting so many of us had transfer on 01/23/11 ,i actually had 2 frozen good embryos transfered on sunday the 23 of january ,and i had a blood test done today ,the nurse called me with the bad news .negative ,still cant believe it ,i feel so pregnant ,i know its also the Estrace and Prometrium that makes you feel pregnant ..my husband says maybe its too early to test ,i dont know what to think :(
we've been married for 14 years and have been trying for 8 years now ,had 3 failed ius and 1 positive ivf but miscarried 6 weeks later ,this is my second ivf ..
thank you ..good luck to all of you :)
had 5day embryo transferred on 1/27. no symptoms, blood test tommorrow, negative HPT. I don't think I am pregnant (3 pregnancies in the past 1 live birth) as had all symptoms before. Last IVF treatment as the stress tore apart my marriage (divorcing) - will likely be donating our frozen embryos. Anyhow, it is good to know I am not the only one anxious through the process. Good luck everyone.
I find myself reading and rereading everyone's posts. I can't help but think about being pregnant, so I keep reading to keep my hopes up.
to: Julianbaby, so sorry that your test came back neg. Maybe there is a chance it's too early, don't give up though. Prayers to you.
to: lala34286, the first time I was pregnant I felt nothing, and "knew" that I wasn't pregnant (but I actually was). They say every pregnancy is different, try to stay positive.
I feel nothing like pregnant...I am praying that it's like that first time, but I feel like that's prob'ly not the case. HPT today said negative again, and I'm trying to prepare for the worst all while hoping for the best. Keep your heads up, and keep writing it's nice to be connected to women who understand my hopes, thoughts and fears.
Hi All. This is my second round as I ovulated early for my first round in October 2010 which was quite upsetting. This time I made it to transfer which was on the 28th January and one embryo was implanted as the second was not mature enough yet. I have had a lot of cramping and feel exhausted quite a bit which I am guessing is normal. The thing I am worried about is that I am feeling what I think may be slight period pain today but I do not have any bleeding. Does this sound familiar to anyone, has anyone had this and still had a positive result? My blood test in on the 8th Feb so I am very nervous and paying attention to all signs which I know is not a good thing but very hard to control as I am sure you all understand.
Best wishes and luck out to everyone for a positive result and appreciate any feedback you can provide.
To: Ladies of the 23rd
i feel a little bit stronger today even though i already had my blood test done yesterday and it came back negative ,i'm anxious to start another round of ivf ,
probably have to wait long time to actually see the doctor again for review of what our next step is again :( but i still have hopes .talking to u ladies and reading ur stories ,i feel better and stronger cause u all understand what i'm going trough .
thank you for responding back to me ..
i do hope i am pregnant and it was to early to test ,who knows ?
i will wait until friday and get a HPT and see what gives me ,
Good luck to u on friday and hopefully u get a positive ,
prayers to you aswell :)
best wishes to all of u, who r testing this week ....good luck ladies :)
had transfer done on 02/02/11 cant wait to get results .Had my tubes tied 10 years ago and found a new man that had no children.I am 35 and have 3 Girls and had no problem getting preg then. I had 2 4 cell eggs on day 4 inplanted so im hoping it all goes well and easy.
Hi everyone, I am so happy to find this forum! The postings are very helpful as many of the symptoms and emotions that I am going through.. I know now that I am not alone.
My retrieval day was on monday 1/24 and they did the transfer on day 2. I was so worry about the day 2 transfer because i was told they usually transfer on day 3 or 5. Out of 23 eggs, only 3 were fertilized, quite discouraging. But I hope and pray that the two they transferred inside of me stays. I was told not to take a home pregnancy test but wasnt told why. I wish i found this website sooner. Anyhow, I gave into my anxiety and took the home preg test and it was NEGATIVE today So now I am so sad. My blood draw day is on this coming monday 2/7, I hope and pray that it was negative in error. Best of luck to all and thank you all for sharing your stories.
Hello all! I am a Gestational Carrier and we had embryo transfer on Jan 28th. if i were to have taken a urine pregnancy test today, would it come back positive and if it did would it be accurate at this stage of the wait? i am to take my blood test next wednesday but have been testing by urine since yesterday and today i got a positive. the only medications i have taken are estrogen, progesterone and lupron so no hcg in my system to trick it out. what are your thoughts?
Hi everyone, I have had one eptopic pregancy one failed IVf cycle this is round two of fresh IVF.
We had 2 embryo's transferd on 27th Jan, but on day 8 I went to the loo and there was traces of blood I was devastated and we accepted that I had got my period and I was not pregnant, we cried all weekend but then picked ourselves up and said "stay positive and try again" but 3 days later I noticed that there was nothing there when going to the loo so started to read info on the net and realsied this could be implantation bleeding and the nurse also said the same. So I went against everything I had said about not doing HPT and got one I thought well I thought I wasnt pregnant so what have I got to loose. I got a positive reading of 1-2 week preganant, I was very shocked and so happy, but now reading info on the net today the reading could be incorrect due to all the drugs they put into us my PT at the clinic is on Friday - what a rollercoaster I just dont no what to think now? Good luck everyone it really is so emotiona! but stay strong and stay positive!!
i had my transfer on 0203 of 5 healthy embryos. today is day 5 (02/08/11) days post transfer. i just took a ept home preg test and it came back as "not pregnant." do you think it's to early? i have minor back pains and some weird pelvic pangs.
A faint positive is a positive. And the only way that might be innacurate is if you were taking hcg. I had ivf done 2 years ago and got a positive on day 8 with those same drugs and I delivered 34 weeks later! Congrats so far, just be aware that sometimes when you know this early it makes it harder if you lose early to. But I would feel confident about the HPT.
I know exactly how you feel. I am on my second IVF cycle. Transferred 5 good qulaity embies on January 26th. Have been keeping my fingers crossed but started spotting brown blood and mucus on day 4 after transfer. No pain or cramps. Took two hpt today. Both came back negative. Not sure I bear to hear that said out loud. Have my blood test tomorrow. Very nervous and scared. I am 44 and this is really my last shot.
HI, This is my third IVF attempt. This is a fresh cycle. I have 1 child from my first attempt in 2004 after 6 losses. The second was a bfn. We decided to enjoy our time with the child we have been blessed to have. Recently he has been asking for a sibling and after much consideration we decided to take this journey again. We started meds on 1/14/10, retrieval on 1/26/10, and 5 day Blastocyst transfer on 1/31/10 My test date is tomorrow but I couldn't wait and took one today. I went to the lab where I work and they drew my blood. No HCG count just a test. The test was BFN. I am devastated but my dh is still optimistic that I tested early and it will be BFP. Could it be?
hi I just had IVF transfer on mon.feb 6th, I had confirmation today that out of the 5 fertilized , none left to freeze. they put the best 2 inside me and i really can't wait for results what should i do?? the news is so upsetting i have this one chance of this working and we know know we ain't going back due to financial reasons, time and patience. How does anyone keep optomistic????
Great question. How does one stay optimistic during this time? It is definitely a roller coaster ride. I am 2 days behind your transfer. We transferred 2 blast and 1 eight cell on February 8. (40 years old, 4th ivf attempt). I think you just have to put faith in God that it will happen. This is our last shot as well. No frozens.
All I can say is good luck, and let us know...Keep praying. Without faith, what do we have?
Ok...This is my first post...I feel like I am going crazy!
I am 6dpt on 5 day transfer and we transfered 2 near blastocyte embryos (our embryologist said they were about 5 hrs away) and an 8 cell embryo. I havve been doing hpts the last two mornings and they were negative. I am getting panicked and depressed. I am worried because I had huge amounts of fluid rentention, which my Dr said is well expected, I had 30 follicles and 54 eggs. My mother had a stroke and seziures day after transfere, we almost lost her, I lost it emotionally and then spent the next few days at the hospital...but did no walking stayed in a wheelchair. I am afraid I hurt my babies with the emotional outburst and lack of rest. I also suspect I may have screwed up by pushing for a bm the last 2 days. I know its kinda gross but can that effect the embryos? I was very constipated and uncomfortable even with stool softeners. Anyway, am I too early on my testing? My BETA isnt untill this Sat Feb 19th.
I can relate to you candy...it is hard to stay optimistic when there is so much riding on this one shot. Personally, I don't think everything will just work out the way I want it to if I just pray hard. If that was the case, we'd all be pregnant. I have come to realize that God has a plan for my life and it may or may not involve being a mother right now, if ever. Am I okay with that? Now, not really. It will take awhile to accept should that be the outcome. But, I guess what I've learned is that God truly does love me, he does want to bless me, but he also wants a relationship with me more than anything. I think for some of us (especially me), it takes a load of hurt to get to that point of dependence upon God, which is what will truly make our relationship grow. I wish it weren't so, but for many of us, we really only look to God when the going gets tough. I know that is the case for me. I surely have grown closer to God and I am learning to trust Him through all of this. I believe that some day those of us who weren't able to become parents will receive such a blessing from God that we will no longer ache from it. It might not be this life, but our reward is planned and will exceed our wildest dreams. So, I guess I say that I have found positives in what seems to be a sea of negative. It is hard to keep your eye on the prize and not be hurt by failing to receive the desires of your heart, but know that God truly does love you and if he knows that answering your prayers in the way you wish is the best thing for you, he will do so. I pray for all of our sakes that is our answer, but we truly must remember it may not be. We can be certain that there is hope for a promising future. Just remember..."No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" 1 Corinthians 2:9 Best wishes to you all.
i'm new here. i have one amazing 5 year old and 3 years ago we were devastated to learn i had an ectopic preg. We have not been able to conceive since. We have tried everything but no luck. So now we are doing ivf. i just had my transfer on fri. my blood test is on feb. 24. i am 34 and only had 5 embryos. 2 were 8 celled so that's what they transferred. just got a call today with news that the remaining 3 might not be able to be frozen. so this is kind of our one shot. don't understand why my egg reserve is so low. i'm healthy, don't drink or smoke. just don't understand. anyways, i'm praying for all you out there.
Hi Everyone I am New to this site and i have read through all the comments looking for the answers i need to hear, but couldn't find anyone in my situation. I Had one embryo transferred on fri the 4th of feb. I did have sore boobs for the first few days but up until today i have had nothing. this morning i got my period. i'm so upset, i have been told by the nurse that its still to early to tell, I Will Just have to wait til fri to do my blood test and pray it will be alright. Good luck to you all.
This is our 2nd fresh IVF cycle. The 1st cycle they retrieved 6 eggs but they could only use 2 of them b/c of quality. When we found out it didn't work we were devastated. We did a fresh cycle again in Jan they retrieved 9 eggs and could only use 2 of them again, this time we made it to day 5 instead of day 3 which the doctor said was good. We had one good quality egg and one poor, that they used. On 2-14 was my 1st BW it came back 147 then 2-16 was my 2nd BW which was 495. So far so go.
I have done 3 HPTs. The first was this past Thur (BFP) but I just assumed it was because there was still HCG from the trigger shot lingering in my system. So, yesterday's was Negative. But today's was Postive again. Could this still be the HCG in my system or maybe the real deal? My transfer was on the 2-12 and my blood test is on 2-24. Has this happened to anybody and if so, what was the outcome? Any insight?
I am new to this forum. My husband found the site this morning and wanted me to read. I had egg donation from my niece because of premature ovarian failure. We had 18 eggs total, 4 survived. We had 2 frozen and 2 eggs transferred fresh transfer last year in April. I received a positive beta test on the 5th day. (did not dare take hpt first time) I carried for 8 weeks 4 days and was devastated when the miscarriage happened. We recently had FET on 2/15. Last night I was feeling really sick, I had diarrhea. No other symptoms except for sore tummy in spots. I got up thinking okay; I will take the hpt I bought to check to see if I might be pregnant. The hpt was negative. I get the beta test 2/25. Pray for me as this was our last transfer because we have no more eggs and have been trying for 18 years.
Hi, You all are wonderful women and have really touched my heart. I am a gestational surrogate for the third time now for Agency 4 surrogacy solutions and have three children of my own. I am also a Pediatric nurse and have learned "alot" about infertility. I just done a fourth IVF cycle with 3d frozen, transfered 3 beautiful embryo's so will see what happens. I just noticed that there were so many questions about cramping and HPT. And thought I could help. Progesterone itself will cause you to feel sharp cramps and breast tenderness. Estrogen will give a discharge, and sometimes alot of it. The hormones themselves can play tricks on us. I have had 5d blast transfers fresh and frozen, as well as 3d fresh and frozen. It's kinda odd, but I've always gotten prego with frozen. Even with the 5d blast transfers I've taken HTP up to the morning of the blood test and HTP were neg, but blood test positive. When you have used a HCG trigger shot, that can really play tricks with your emotions. I believe that's why Doctor's tell us not to do HTP, but who can wait!!!
Just found this forum, as I was looking for something I can't explain after having stupidly taken a HPT this morning (day 4 following a day 5 or 6 transfer of blasts, one of which was already hatching) and it was NEGATIVE. I'm now convinced that I'll get a sad, bad news phone call on Saturday following my blood draw. Shouldn't I have a positive by now? If they had burrowed and attached, wouldn't this make it technically day 10 or even 11? Sigh. Don't know how I'll make it through the week. This was our 5th IVF following 2 mc's and then following PGD the discovery that my eggs were all wonky. SO we used donor this time. Sigh.
This is my first IVF and I am 6 days post my transfer and did a HPT test today and it was negatve:(... i dont really have any symptoms besides tiredness, and occasional cramping... I have my blood test on March 8th!! Do I still have a chance of being postive??please pray I still have a chance of being positive and things work out as planned.. cant imagine going through this again so soon!!
I will pray for all the ladies out there, who are in the same boat!! together we can overcome this!
Hi all...I am ALSO new to this site. My husband and I have just had our first IVF experience! To give you some history, this is my second marriage and my husband has no children. I on the other hand have two gorgeous daughters, one 10 years old and the other 5 years old and they are the light of my life and my precious gifts from God. My husband knew when he married me that I had my tubes tied after the birth of my second child. At the time it seemed like the best decision as I fell pregnant so easily and quickly. I now regret that decision because now we have to have IVF and its so expensive!!!
To get back to the present they retrieved 13 follicles on Saturday 19 Feb 2011. 10 fertilized. 6 good ones (or so they said) left. Two of the six were transfered as day 5 (Blastocytes) on Thursday 24 Feb 2011. I was booked off work for the Thursday & Friday and told to just take it easy...which I did (well I thinkI did). My first blood test is due this Sunday, 6 March 2011. This morning I did a really stupid thing and took a hpt...NEGATIVE!!! I now find it so difficult to concentrate on anything!!! All of my friends have told me that I'm too early as IVF takes a little longer than natural? This is my first IVF attempt and basically the only one as its so expensive...how do you just go on and on until you have a BFP...I don't have the same money as Celine Dione (she had 6 IVF treatments). Should I assume that I am not pregnant or should I try and be patient and wait like a good girl for Sunday?
thank you for the kind words acceberHope. Please remember me in your prayers...
and IVFsolution I feel like I am in the same boat as you... I dont know wht to think anymore.. reading this forum, i understand there were a few women who did the same thing as us and still theyre BETA was positive, so theres still hope!
will pray for everyone and u do the same and hopefully things work out for all the ladies here!
keep your hopes up. i had a transfer done on 12/17 of 5 day blasts. Because it was a frozen transfer I was lucky and got to do a beta test about 2 weeks later but like you i did several hpt prior to the blood test and all came up negative. So when they called me with the results I thought I new the answer.... I was wrong I was positive with a low 39 number... usually has to be 35+ to get a positive on a hpt. (or so I am told). Anyways I am in week 14 or so now with a health pregnancy :) Also money wise we were in the same boat we did a fresh transfer and were blessed with our son and did freeze the two good blasts we had left just in case it didn't work. We choose to finish a second cycle and use the remaining eggs..... the good thing if you get that option is it was less then 1/4th the cost of the orginial cycle and frozen transfers supposably have more luck....hope some of this helps
Anybody use donor eggs? My doc says it costs around 18k? Is that about right? we've done 4 IVF with no luck. altogether transferred 14 embryos and nothing stuck. (we are both 40). He says my eggs need to be younger... ya think?! Anyway, any donor egg stories??
thanks all... good luck to all...this is so stressful.. but my husband and I have grown so much closer going thru all this. I guess that's one of the blessings/upside to all this...
hi ladies just wondering if anyone can help,first attempt at ivf i did a clear blue 6 days after 2 embryo transfer and it came back NOT PREGNANT did another 2 days later and it says PREGNANT do u think theres a good chance im pregnant ??
hi im new to this but pretty much read all the posts. I GOT MY PERIODS TODAY TOO which im so bummed about because i had my preg test on friday. they moved it to tomorrow, but dont think its gonna be positivie and they know that, they just like to make us feel worse than we do i think. but she did say that can still have my periods and be preg.
anyway i done fresh cycle (my first). its so hard to go through this.
i took the day off today, just cant cope with work and this and all!!!!!!
OMG the crinone cream is a nightmare.
congratulations to those who are preggies and baby dust to those still awaiting their results.
I am new to any forums despite being on this infertility roller coaster for over 6 years. I am just so confused. How is it that I produced more embryos that made it to blastocyst stage than my 25 year old egg donor? When I was 40 I produced 6, all 6 fertilized and we did PGD and 3 made it to blastocyst. When I was 42 again I produced 6, all 6 fertilized and 4 became blastocysts and we transferred 2 fresh, then a year later 2 frozen. We were going to adopt and then we decided to try an egg donor. We thought it would be worth the expense because we would end up with at least 10 good embryos to freeze (I produced 4 at 40 and most everything I read suggested a 25 year old would produce 20 eggs!). Anyway of the only 8 eggs she produced, only 2 made it (I don't even know the quality)...they didn't want to wait for blastocyst stage since they said the embryos would do better inside me and since there were only 2 they put them in me...I don't know if it was a Day 2 or Day 3 transfer...if they did the Retrieval on Feb. 26 and put them in me on Feb. 28 is that a day 2 or 3? Anyway, if I had had even a couple frozen, this 2 week wait would be easier...but as it stands, the wait is terrible. I am just so confused as to how this is possible? The Dr. Said I still had a better chance of getting pregnant with the younger eggs, but I have no symptoms at all. When I was 43 after all the failed IVF attempts I got pregnant naturally while on vacation, but it was a blighted ovum. I had lots of symptoms then...implantation spotting, very sore breasts, very frequent urination...and these all happened very early. I know I could take an HPT as tomorrow is Day 12 post Egg Retrieval, but I don't want to get more depressed if it is negative! Has anyone ever heard of a donor producing less embryos (and we don't even know if either of her 2 would have made it to blastocysts)! My pregnancy test isn't until March 14...doesn't 17 Days post retrieval seem too long of a wait...or is that common? I don't remember since my last IVF was in 2008! Thanks for any advice and good luck to everyone having tests this week!
You say this is your first IVF so just know the Crinone gel is wonderful compared to the huge progesterone needle shot to the butt!! The progesterone was a thick oil and with a huge needle, it hurt badly!!! Plus my behind was in pain and messed up for almost a full year (no exaggerating) after the frozen embryo transfer where they needed to use a higher dosage progesterone. After the fresh transfers it still took 6-8 months before my butt didn't hurt! This is my first time using the Crinone gel and I wouldn't have even considered trying IVF again if I had to do the Progesterone shots!
Hi :-)) Thank-you for your words of encouragement. Had my blood test on Sunday, 6 March 2011 and it was NEGATIVE!!!! Hubby and were of course very dissapointed and many tears were shed. Yesterday I got my periods and its kind of wierd but getting them gave me closure on the failed attempt and fresh, new outlook on our upcoming FET. The worst thing about IVF is that it is so expensive and you get a negative result!!!! Almost like giving away the money? Hubby suspected from the beginning that this whole IVF protocol is too intense on the womans body, hormones, soul, etc to actually work the first time round?
Has anybody got any advice on FET...whats meds? injections? sucess rates, etc, etc?
hey!! so i last said i got my period which i did.. heavy bleeding.. but went in for a blood test and came out very low positive!! level 6!! anyone had this before? went in for another t est this morning to see if numbers went up!! im hoping and praying it does and things work out!!!!
Hi. I'm new here. I had a day 5 ET in march1st (2 Embryos) and i been having cramps since then. Today day 9 i did a HPT and it came negative. Can i still get a positive beta tomorrow? I have no issues at all just tubal ligation, my HB no problem either i have 2 kids from my first marriage. I hope i get a Positive result tomorrow..
update, sadly numbers actually went down to 5... so its pretty much negative:( sad cause something actually implanted and then got my period!!!
anyone ever had numbers go down like this and then go up?? doubt itll happen...
This is my first IVF cycle, but I've had several IUI's. Some successful, even made it to 5 months before I got an infection and lost the pregnancy. I had my first test this morning and I'm waiting for the results. This seems worst then all the times before, I can't even concentrate here at work! I've been trying to distract myself for over 1 week, it is very hard not to worry when you've wanted something so bad for so long.
I needed to be with like minded women and wanted to vent a little. I wish all of the best. Good Luck and God Bless!
That's really interesting about the donor only fertilizing 2 eggs. My doctor wanted us to go that route (4 failed IVF cycles). but, we've transplated 14 embryos, with no luck (me and hubby are 40). He says it all starts with good quality "young" eggs and that's why mine didn't stick.
Hopefully, your young donor eggs will stick.. Good luck!! Praying for you guys!
I know...everyone has told me the same thing about egg donor "younger" eggs. But I have to admit it doesn't totally make sense to me. I would think it has to do with the most strong and healthy embryos, right? Not only the age of the embryos. They say that with donor eggs there is 60-70% success, but with my own less than 10% chance of it working! I hope they are right! But I guess it my common sense would think otherwise. How is it that my egg donors eggs have a better chance of working if they don't appear to be as good a quality as mine? I produced 4 strong healthy embryos that made it to blastocyst stage (and 2 were frozen and then both survived thawing) and my 25 year old donor only produced 2 embryos that they didn't want to wait to even see if they would make it to blastocyst stage because they said the embryos would do better in my body! My egg donor is amazing...I love her to death. What a generous heart it takes to give such a gift. It is not her fault at all so I have no problem paying her...not even a little. It was just disappointing because I truly thought it would be worth the incredible expense because I thought we would end up with 10 great embryos to freeze so we would have more chances! Thanks for letting me vent. It has just been so difficult this time because my husband and I were expecting such a different outcome after this major emotional and financial investment! This is probably our last time unless we decide to do Mini-IVF (much cheaper) using my own eggs again. Certainly can't afford another egg donor! Mini-IVF they just told me that they even got a 49 year old who gave birth using their own eggs. Who knows...I hope I am totally wrong and I am pregnant right now as I sit here! Are you currently in the 2ww? Do you have any more embryos to try? Please don't be dissuaded by my experience, I think it is really rare for an egg donor to produce so few quality eggs. If you want to read about the forerunners in Mini-IVF, I believe the clinics name is New Hope Fertility. But many other clinics offer it now...you just want to make sure they follow the same protocol listed on New Hopes website (they detail the protocol). Good luck to you and lots of baby dust. I hope everything works out for you!
One more post before I go to bed. I used donor eggs as well, and was able to transfer two blasts from a 27 year old. I was doing research a few weeks ago about the success rates of embryos and there is a test called PGD, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, (also known as embryo screening) that screens blastocysts before being transferred. It is a screening that further tests for anatomical, physiological, or genetic conditions in the absence of symptoms of disease. So if you do decide to go with your own eggs again, or need to, you may want to look into this embryo screening.
Good luck! I go back for my second blood test on Monday, cross your fingers!
Hi, I am 39 years old and we just had our first IVF. We had 3 fresh embryos transferred on March 4th and I had blood work on March 11 to check my levels. My progestrone was low at 9.7 and should be at 12 so they upped my progestrone oil injection all other levels were fine. I took a HPT today and it was negative, I am now very worried. Did I take the test too early. Need so advice
Good luck on your test Monday...mine is Monday too...so hopefully we will both get positive results! It would be so wonderful! So much baby dust to you! Yes I too have done PGD the first time I did IVF and I still don't understand how I produced more healthy embryos than my 25 year old egg donor! It is seriously all so confusing to me! I am just hoping that the doctor is correct and that the younger eggs still have a better chance than mine even though mine were PGD tested and all very strong and healthy! I will pray for you on Monday...please pray for us too! Please let me know how things go...I will do the same.
From everything I have read on this site...it looks like many people take HPT's and they were all negative...and then they did their bloodtest and it was positive. So in other words the HPT is not reliable. However if you have not had an HCG shot (say you did a Frozen Embryo Transfer or an Egg donor transfer) and you test positive on an HPT, then it is something to be hopeful about! You cannot rely on HPT's if you have had an HCG shot because it could say you are pregnant when you are not. Baby dust to you and let us know how it goes!
HPTs are NOT unreliable. They are in fact quite reliable when used correctly. They are not as sensitive as a beta blood test therefore they should be used as directed! Many women take a HPT way too early and that is why they get negatives when in fact they are positive and that is also why doctors discourage their patients from taking them before their blood test. The same can be said about a beta blood test. If you take a blood test too early, it will most likely come back negative when you are indeed pregnant. That is why doctors schedule betas 2 weeks after the transfer. In any case, good luck to you all waiting out there!!!
I am new to this forum but really needed some "pick me ups!" I'm glad to hear that even though some of you took HPTs before you were supposed and they were negative, still turned out to be positively pregnant...it gives me hope. I am 39 and after 7 natural miscarriages we were told that our only hope is donor eggs. So after going through 6 donors, we finally had our first donor egg retrieval on Feb 28 with 19 eggs and 13 embryos. We had sex selection done and I'm afraid that may have harmed the embryos because we actually lost a couple of them by day of transfer. We ended up transferring only 1 embryo and freezing 6 on March 5. Of course, I am very impatient and I took a HPT on day 5 after and again today (day 9) and both were negative. Of course, I just noticed that they were expired tests, so I am hoping and praying that this was the only reason they were negative. I thought maybe I would see a positive result on the tests because of the high levels of progesterone and estrogen I am still on which sometimes give me pregnancy symptoms, but nope. I have had some abdominal pains and no bleeding, so still very hopeful. I am so very scared of a negative outcome that I am having trouble concentrating and just getting through the days until day 11 (March 16) for a blood test. And even then, I need to see my hcg numbers double because I've made it as far as 10 weeks before, but my numbers never doubled like they should have.So I wanted to let everyone out there know that they are not alone and I am praying for our family as well as everyone else's out there!
I had my second IVF/ET on 11th March 2011 and my HCG test is due on 29th March. The wait is really killing.. wanted to ask that whether i should go for HPT or not. or it doesn't make any difference.
I'm on day 5 after a day 3 transfer of 2 embryos grade B & D I couldn't bear it and did a test tonight- should wait another 7 days- home test was negative,reading some of your blogs that this may not be conclusive has given me back some glimmer of hope.
hi all, i wish u all the best of luck. im 5 days post transfer of two, 2 day embroy. i am finding the wait very hard this is my 3 rd attempt and find it gets harder every time. what date do u advice i do a hpt as i cant wait till 4th or do u think i should till the 4th. i from wales and they dont do blood test just tell u to do hpt 16day post transfer. and for those f u that it has worked what are the signs that uve had. good luck to you all. x
after tranfer does sign of pregnancy e.g breat tenderness reduce of increase? i had a tranfer 03/9/11 and test on the 18 of march came back negtive bt on 03/25/11 and i am feeling light camping could this mean any thing ,when does camp stop or breast tenderness reduce ,is this sign of nagtive i am so confused i dont know what to feel can some body tell me if they had that feeling before..?
My nurse told me that it's perfectly normal to have cramping and swollen tender breasts whether or not the embryos implanted. She said that if I'm not pregnant (the embryos don't implant) it should disappear when I get my next period. And if I am pregnant, the cramping and swelling and tender breasts may stay. Are you taking progesterone and estrogen?
To: Post 1 - All Ladies in the 2WW - Postive results at Day 6
Hello Ladies. I'm in the 2WW of my 3rd IVF. It has been only 6 days since my transfer (1 BB quality Blast from a frozen cycle) and my HPT said "Pregnant." Took a second one - different brand and the "+" symbol was there but very faint. I know it is early but because it is a frozen cycle (no HCG in system) I am very hopeful. I've only found one bit of commentary that indicates a positive result with a day 7 test. My first IVF was similar - frozen transfer of a good quality embryo. I've done PGD (genetic testing) both times so I know both embryos were normal. I tested at this stage the first time too with negative results.
Even if it turns out that I am not pregnant, at least I will have had a couple days to think that I am and the joy I felt this morning when I saw "pregnant" was a happiness that I have not experienced before and that is a gift.
I feel compelled to share some of my experiences. I wish I would have known so much when I first started. So, in hopes that some of you may find this information helpful…
I've learned so much through this third IVF cycle - I changed Drs after the second time and that was the best decision I ever made - regardless of the outcome. I've also done things differently this time because I do feel it is the last time. Since this was going to be my last try, I wanted to get a second opinion even though I was pretty happy with my Dr. I felt I owed it to myself to be sure and i wanted to walk away from this without any doubts, second guesses, should of, etc.
I didn't do much research of clinics/Drs the first time. My Mom did some research and found the clinic. After the second failed attempt (1st try - 1 Frozen transfer with 1 good quality day 5 blast; 2nd try - 1 fresh transfer with 1 poor quality day 5 blast ). My Dr didn't have much hope and said that at this point it was a "numbers game." I'm 42 (first retrieval was at 40 with 1st frozen transfer at 41) and though I produce a lot of eggs (32 the first time and 20 the last two) they are genetically abnormal (attributed to my age). I've had PGD each time to ensure that the embryos they transfer to me are genetically normal. Though costly, PGD was definitely the right decision. Had I not done PGD it is likely that i would have had more embryos transfered with failed results and I wouldn't have known why. Was it my uterus, my embryos, was I even able to carry full term? With PGD I know that although i have great numbers of eggs and fertilization rates (more than 10 fertilized embryos each time) they are genetically bad.
1st Dr did PGD at day 3. There is some difference of opinion as to the best time to do PGD. my 2nd Dr is on the cutting edge of PGD (won an award for their new process) and they do PGD on day 5.
Back to the "numbers" game. I was told that due to my age, my eggs are just too old and that is why they are genetically abnormal. Options: try again and hope that 1 or 2 will be normal. Might happen, might not. By the way, my second IVF resulted in only 1 normal embryo but the quality was very, very poor. I later learned that the solution (or media) that the embryos live in after retrieval can impact the quality/growth. Nothing will help the genetic normalcy but the media can make a difference which was the primary reason I changed dr. Each lab uses different media and y 2nd Dr said that it sometimes makes a difference. At this point, I didn't think it could hurt. The process i went through with my 2nd dr was slightly different and she was amazing. Even though I liked my 1st Dr and the staff was terrific, I had to do this for me.
I didn't know how to select a clinic so I went to the CDC website and the SART website
(www.cdc.org/ART and www.SART.org) and i started to review annual reports for clinics in my state (New Jersey). The CDC's report has a good explanation of "success rates" and through this explanation I knew I could not select based on success rates alone. So I decided to look at the clinics that dealt with the highest numbers of cycles in my age group. I thought that I wanted to go to a place that had a lot of experience working with women my age. That really paid off because the clinic i used is a network and they see many women my age. I felt very comfortable that they had the experience I was looking for.
I also researched acupuncture. Based on what I read, the jury is out. There isn't medical evidence that it helps with one exception. The clinic I use did the largest study on acupuncture to see if it really made a difference. They found that there was a difference when a woman had a treatment immediately before transfer and immediately after transfer. as a result, they have acupuncture at their facility for women to receive just before and just after transfer. My Dr. didn't feel that doing it at any other time would make a difference. However, I did decide to start acupuncture about 4 weeks before my transfer. at the very least I thought it would relax me (which it does) and that would be good. Through my acupuncturist (who specializes in fertility) I met other women going through the same thing and it has really helped to have that support. I'll continue going for a while. Did it make a difference?
As it turns out, I was not able to do a fresh cycle my third time as planned. I had 11 fertilized embryos. At day 3 many were progressing nicely. By day 5 only 2 had reached the Blast stage. PGD results showed they were both abnormal - devastating news. Dr said there was a chance that some may still reach blast stage by day 6. So the following day I got encouraging news that 2 had made it to blast stage and they would be tested and frozen. Since it was day 6 and I was doing PGD, it was too late for them to be transferred to me. I'd have to wait until my next cycle and do a frozen transfer IF they were genetically normal and IF they survived thawing. If found out about a week later that one of the two was normal! A female embryo. So ladies, as you know the wait for a frozen cycle to happen is torturous. My meds were a bit different this third time too (from the very beginning of the cycle to today). They put me on an antagonist cycle - a bit more aggressive. Also, my new Dr. doesn't use progesterone shots. They feel that suppositories are as good or better. Thank God because I really didn't like those shots.
I feel great about the mediation protocol prior to and after transfer as it was more aggressive than my first Dr.
I'm continuing with the weekly acupuncture and the prescription pre-natals (which my first Dr never prescribed), patches and suppositories.
I also learned a lot about the cost of medications. As you all know the meds are so expensive - especially the stims. My insurance only covered a portion of IVF and the meds and I didn't realize how much they were until my 2nd cycle when I used a clinical pharmacy that prints the cost. Gonal- F was 1,500.00 a pen! And I needed 3. I learned that Folistim can be used instead and it might be cheaper. Pharmacies have contracts so find out and shop around for your meds. Switching to Folistim saved me over 700.00 per pen! I also learned not to accept huge quantities of the meds and to not have everything filled at once. I had things filled as needed. By the 2nd and 3rd cycle i was paying out of pocket so it made a difference. There is a online pharmacy that specializes in fertility meds and they ship overnight for free. www.Freedompharmacy.com. My pharmacist recommended it.
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