Post # 1
So, I just started my 3rd cycle after my laparoscopy and I’m feeling like we’re headed towards IVF.
I did 5 rounds of injectables/IUIs before and my schedule looked like this:
CD5: Bloodwork, U/S, and started injectables
CD7, 9, 11, 13: More bloodwork, U/S
CD13: Trigger shot to induce ovulation
I was talking to someone today that is expecting twins from her IVF from the same clinic DH/I are going to…she mentioned that she started going on CD1. And was there almost every other day until the egg retrieval…then had the transfer on day 5. And 2 weeks later, went for her pregnancy test.
DH/I have a big trip planned for what will be CD1 of my next cycle so I’m thinking of waiting until late April/early May to start the process and want to make sure my calendar is clear.
Post # 3
I don’t have personal experience, but my brother and SIL had to resort to IVF to conceive their first. She had to do the injections to get a bunch of her eggs ready, then they had to harvest them, collect his sperm, join them, and watch the embryos that developed. I think they ended up with 3 good embryos and injected all 3. Only one stuck and my brother had to give her shots everyday (of Progesterone I’m assuming? Since technicially there’s no corpus luteum left from ovulation to make it?) until the second trimester I think (or whenever it is that the placenta is developed enough to make its own progesterone). Anyways, her entire pregnancy was a breeze and she delivered my niece naturally 2 weeks before her due date I believe.
Since they had exhausted ALL of their savings (and maybe then some) on fertility treatments, they said that they would love to have another kid but could definitely not afford it. 3 years later, they conceived naturally and she carried my nephew to term without any complications. 🙂
Post # 4
@cowgirlace: Awww…I love hearing great stories like that! Our insurance covers fertility treatments (90%) so that’s one of the main reasons we’re jumping on it.
I’ve known 2 other people that did IVF. The first it worked BOTH times for them, the other tried 2 times and it never worked but she got pregnant right after each IVF.
The woman that went to our clinic had 3 eggs, put all 3 in, thought only 1 took until she had her heartbeat sono at her OB’s office and there were 2!!!
I’m still on the fence on how many I’m willing to put in (of course depending on how many develop) and I’m thinking that convo needs to happen w/DH BEFORE we’re faced with that decision.
Post # 5
@texasbee: Hey there. I have an app on my iphone called pink pad- It is what I use to track my cycles but it has a whole community- kinda like here all for TTC and they have a section just for IVF and there are tons of stories on there for you.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
There were a few of us doing IVF at the same time last year, and we talked about it all in a thread – it might be helpful? Otherwise, I can link you to my blog for my experience with it. 🙂
The IVF Thread
Post # 7
@mrs.stormylove: Thanks for that! I’ll check it out and download it on my phone!
@jaguar: I totally forgot you did IVF! And I’ve seen your blog once. I told DH “there’s Mrs. Jaguar who tried for a while and had a successful IVF”. Normally he wouldn’t care but since we’re getting ready to get on the IVF ship soon, he likes to see successful stories.
I guess I’m just dealing with the reality that once again I’m about to go down the fertility treatments road. I did w/my exH and it was detrimental to my marriage and I’m scared of trying again. But we currently know 4 couples expecting and 3 of them did fertility treatments….so it gives me hope!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
@texasbee: There is DEFINITELY hope! It didn’t work for us with IVF first time, but second time was our lucky shot. 🙂 xxx
Post # 9
not me personally, but my sister in law to be is currently pregnant with twins after 1 round of IVF.
They had tried for many years and was looking a bit hopeless.. their last shot was IVF & as far as I know they only had the money for one shot – so all worked out really well!
IVF success rates seem to be getting better by the day, which is fantastic! good luck 🙂