(Closed) 1 Year + TTC – Part 24

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Post # 76
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RunnerBride13:  hmmm…I don’t know if they tested that. I’ll remember to ask the fertility specialist when I see them. Chances are my OBGYN didn’t test for that.

Post # 77
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RunnerBride13:  I’ve not done any genetic testing since I’ve only had 2 embryos on day 3 my last 3 cycles so I just opted to transfer them day 3.  I have no plans to do it for this cycle either unless by some miracle all 7 of my embryos make it to day 5 this time.  I have a few more days to think about it.   Yeah.. i’m not sure if it comes down to the clinic or doctor anyways.  I did a consult with CCRM and even flew out for their one day work up and decided not to cycle with them.  I did not agree with what he wanted to do (IVM) and they wouldn’t cycle me again for IVF so to me, CCRM wasn’t all that *great*.

Post # 78
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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ruby26:  Ooo, I was born and raised about 15 minutes west of you. My parents still live there.

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pinkshoes:  I think Prague is my favorite european city. So pretty and so much history!

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weightwatchers152:  Haha, I JUST learned how to post over multiple pages! 😛  You have to click the “source code” button and copy what you wrote, then move to the next page, click the source code button again, and paste what you wrote. As for the onesie, I would love to buy something like that. But since the beginning, I’ve been very fearful of “jinxing it”, which I realize is stupid. And now that we’re infertile, I supposed it doesn’t matter either way. But I agree, it’s a difficult purchase to make.

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HaaaveYouMetTed:  Now that I think about it, I didn’t actually TELL my parents. I posted something really generic on Twitter during national infertility awareness week last year. I knew my parents weren’t on Twitter and my brother isn’t active. Well my future SIL saw the post and called my mom asking if Ryan and I were having trouble. So my mom flat out asked me, and I said yes. But it was such a relief to tell her about it. She had been bugging me for grandkids for ages.

AFM, my period suddenly died off. I must have shed everything in the first day, because it’s pretty much gone now. So weird.

I have literally compiled a Google Doc for my husband regarding fertility treatments. It starts with a list of possible undiagnosed issues (Endo, PCOS, premature ovulation, cervical hostility, low progesterone), and what those mean and how they are “solved” or worked around. It then goes on to explain the different options for our next step (unmonitored medicated, monitored medicated, IUI, and IVF), along with info about each (the process, cost, odds of success, odds of multiples, pros, cons, and my overall thoughts). I feel ridiculous and totally type A, but I know he’ll appreciate seeing it all laid out in an easy-to-understand way.

A couple questions I had for my info sheet…

1) It seems like a lot of you are doing IUI with injectables. I know they have better success rates than Clomid. My doctor recommended Clomid + IUI for 3 rounds, then move onto IVF. Does that seem strange?

2) For ladies who have done IUI or IVF, how many ultrasounds should we expect? Our insurance doesn’t cover anything, and I assume they charge per ultrasound.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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jammer62:  My RE is having us do 3-4 cycles of IUI, then IVF.  He had us start w/ clomid, and said depending on how my body responded to it, would determine if we stayed w/ clomid or moved onto injectables.  My 2nd cycle is clomid again.

My IUI cycle had 2 ultrasounds.  One on CD3 to check lining and make sure I didn’t have any cysts.  2nd one on CD11 to check amount and size of follies to determine when to trigger & IUI

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  • Wedding: June 2015

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EL2101:  a similar thing happened to me last cycle, CD8 to CD12 showed less than 1mm growth (10.2mm up to 11mm) and my E2 levels had dropped a little. My RED gave me a clomid “booster” from CD12-14 of 100mg/day. I went back on CD16 and the 11mm had grown to 20mm!

I forget, are you taking oral meds this cycle or not? I hope the RE has a plan for you so you can continue the cycle!

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jammer62:  I’m the same as 
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soontobemrs1011:  we are doing Clomid with IUI next cycle. My RE has not said anything about adding in injectables. I ovulate on my own, but have suspected ‘weak’ ovulation. I wonder if the injectables are helpful for women that don’t ovulate on their own like @Feist?

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Post # 83
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JLBB-brooklyn:  Ok good to know! I feel like all I hear about are injectiables. 🙂

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RunnerBride13:  Oh wow, that’s a LOT of ultrasounds!

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jammer62:  I did oral meds and then moved right into IVF so that doenst seem strange to me.  I typically had a baseline u/s then 3-4 in cycle.  My new doc ordered u/s every other day so it ended up being 6 total.   Do you’re insurnace cover dignostic work ups?  Most insurnace covers all diganostics for feritility related issues, but not the fertility treatment itself. Does your clinic do global or per service charges?  I thought my IUI’s would be considered “fertility treatments”, but since they didn’t do a global charge for IUI, it actually all ended up being covered just like any other visit. 

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jammer62:  With our monitored TI cycle and Clomid I had 3 ultrasounds, CD9, CD12 & CD16….. I’m anticipating 4 next cycle for IUI since I didn’t have the baseline CD3 us last month. I think with injectables there might be more of them?

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JLBB-brooklyn:  that sounds like a good number! yay! 

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HaaaveYouMetTed:  For us, we originally only told our parents.  They knew my doctor had called and asked for a consulation and asked what was going on, so we told them.  Now, we’re beginning to open up more.  I posted in the charters thread yesterday, but we’re actually using our TTC struggles as a teaching illustration for our college students tomorrow. It’s scary to be so open and vulnerable, but I’m tired of hiding it like it’s a dirty secret or something.  I won’t be sharing our specific DX, but I think it’s OK for people to know. That definitely isn’t how a lot of people feel and it’s a really personal decision to make.  It took me a long time to get here too.  Some act like they’re ignoring our struggles and that sucks (mostly because it’s family), but for the most part, people have been very supportive and check in on us occasionally.  Not enough to be annoying or painful, but enough to know that they care. 

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jammer62:  I update my parents on major appts too.  They’ve been able to keep most of the “when are they going to have kids?” comments at bay and that’s helpful. 

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EL2101:  We’ll be in Juarez.  This is my 6th trip down there and I love it. I love what we get to do – we build a house from the ground up in three days.  They’re long days, but it’s so amazing and so worth it!

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Mrs. Jaguar:  you’re welcome to keep lurking!! Keep us updated on how you’re doing too!

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debinoxford:  Happy anniversary!!

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ruby26:  We’re really close.  I think we’re around $1700 shy still so we’re still working like crazy to try and get the rest of the funding in. We have to get it somehow – the family in Mexico has already been told that we’re coming and they have three young kids.  We can’t not do it now! 

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Mrs.LaFountain:  I love Maine.  It’s so beautiful!

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EL2101:  Which med are you on this cycle?  I had a great response one cycle and then a non-response the next. It’s possible to not respond after only a couple cycles.  You might be able to do a random start and do another 5 days of whichever med you’re on and jumpstart everything.  The follie is small enough it seems like it would work.  Your lining will be the big indicator. 

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jammer62:  My RE didn’t recommend IVF to us because we asked for any option but that.  We would rather try adoption than IVF, so asked for other options and injectable IUI is what she suggested next.  She said the success rates are better and she felt it would be all we need.  As far as ultrasounds, she said most IUI’s would be 2-3 ultrasounds, but she told us to plan on 5-6. We know I’m a slow responder and she wants to see me every other day to see if the dosages are working. 

 

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hogoboom2012:  We would rather adopt than do IVF as well.

Post # 88
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

 

LarLa:  Sorry about the possible DOR.  I totally understand the limited RE availability frustration.  There’s one IVF clinic in my province with 3 RE’s and you just get randomly assigned to one when they receive your referral. Thankfully, I think we ended up with the best one.  We’ve had a good experience so far but if that changes, we’re definitely open to travelling out of province if needed.

weightwatchers152:  I’d love to take an East Coast trip.  I’ve pretty much seen the rest of Canada!  Good luck with your injections this cycle!

 

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jammer62:  I almost want my parents to find out without having to actually tell them myself!  My parents never bring up children and I don’t know how to start that conversation.  I have a feeling that they know something is up….they know we want children, we’ve been married for 3.5 years, have stable jobs and own a home, and we’re in our 30s.  I just don’t think they realize that’s it’s been almost 2 freaking years.

 

Post # 90
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Ugh….sorry about the multiple posts.  My work computer hatest he WB website and freaks out when I try to copy and paste.

ruby26:  It sucks that you had to cancel the Boston marathon.  Infertility steals so much from us and it’s extra unfair when it ruins things that aren’t even fertility related!  Side note….we road tripped to Chicago last summer and LOVED it.  My DH still day dreams about the food, lol.

AFM, DH and I might be crazy, but we started working on the nursery this weekend.  We moved into a 5 bedroom fixer upper 3.5 years ago and every single room needs cosmetic updates.  We’re working through each one slowly and have turned the room we have earmarked as the future nursery into a catch all storage space.  We’ve pretty much just kept the door shut and tried to forget that it even existed but for some reason something switched in me over the weekend.  It’s been oddly therapeutic!

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