(Closed) Any bees care to share your IVF experience?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Member
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 5
Member
1431 posts
Bumble bee

@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
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Hey there,

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

The IVF Thread

Post # 8
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

Post # 9
Member
24 posts
Newbee

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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