IVF Tips/Advice?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Awww, I’m sorry its been so quiet. There are many similar threads, with many responses, on Resolve. You know I’m always around to answer any questions. I’m cheering so hard for you!

Post # 4
11 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

Just got my BFP on IVF #1, so I’m not as expert as some, but IVF is overwhelming.  I did tons of research, but still wasn’t prepared for the reality – it’s such a learning experience – and I understand everything so differently now. 

A few quick suggestions:

1) Make sure you have your thyroid (TSH) checked.  While many GPs will say you’re fine so long as it’s under 5.5, you really want it 1.0-2.0 to conceive.  I had to convince my GP to treat my subclinical hypothyroidism.

2) Ask your RE about taking baby (low-dose) aspirin. 

3) I’ve only had warm/room temperature food and drinks since egg transfer.  (I forget the exact rationale – I think it’s something about cold food pulling blood away from uterus into stomach?)

Good luck!  Lots of baby dust to you!

Post # 6
11 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

Oh, I am very sorry to hear that.  This is such a hellish process.  I hope you try again when you are able.  Take care of yourself.  Best wishes.

Post # 7
6617 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

lonsk:  Hugs, love. My first IVF failed spectacularly, and I was absolutely devastated. We had no frosties, and our one surviving emby that we transferred at day 3 went nowhere. I was a wreck. That said, we started from scratch for IVF #2 – a full new stim, etc. That’s when I got my Georgia girl – so I know it’s tough, but hang in there.

As for tips – just try to do what your normally do, and be kind to yourself. Drugs are hard, man. Really bloody hard. And as for going into the next round, if you’re planning to go that way, try and start with a fresh slate. Most doctors will slightly tweak your protocol, and it’s all a bit of trial and error.

We’re going back for a frozen embryo transfer next month, all going well, so here if you want/need support. xx

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