(Closed) Early Journey of Infertility (pre-IVF) – Part 2

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Post # 151
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Helper bee

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BeeBlake :  Hey bee!  I think the IVF process is SO COOL!  I think since we always knew we would be using ART of some sort we just embraced the idea that science was going to make us a baby!  It’s the ongoing joke in our house that we like it that way because we have a frenchie who was conceived through insemination as well lol!!!  It sounds like your spirits are up and you’re ready to take this next step.  Have you started your Bridal Party yet?  I heard a few people say that part was actually rough which was unexpected, like big mood swings.  Fingers crossed yours goes smoothly.  Are you nervous for all the injections?  I did the trigger shot at home which was no big deal but I know some of the injections are a bit more daunting!  The success rates of IVF are so awesome that I just know you’re going to finally be getting the sticky BFP that you deserve!  

Great news on our end, just one little gummy bear growing in there with a nice strong heartbeat of 152!  We’re officially graduates of our fertility clinic and are now in the care of a midwife here in Ottawa 🙂

Post # 152
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Busy bee

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twodresswedding :  Ahh!! I’m so happy to read this update!!! I’ve been waiting for news from your ultrasound, but I didn’t want to pry. That is so amazing! I am so happy for you. I love hearing ART success stories – there is just something so wonderful about knowing that someone’s dream of starting a family is becoming a reality.  Take care and keep us posted on your progress! 

As for me…I start my “suppression” meds today (usually birth control pill, but I’m doing another protocol because of my diminished reserve) and will do that for 2-3 weeks until they tell me it’s time to get going with the serious stuff.  My DH is incredibly supportive and on-board with everything so I am feeling really positive, but realistic about the next 4-5 weeks.  It really helps to read of others’ success stories and have people to talk to when you’re going through it! 

 

Post # 153
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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twodresswedding :  that’s amazing news, congrats!

Post # 154
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

So sorry I haven’t posted on here in a while! It’s been a crazy few weeks with the holidays! Tomorrow I start my first round of injectible meds. We decided to try 3 months of this plus IUI before doing a round of IVF. Hopefully that’s not how things go, but I never thought we’d have this much trouble, so who knows I guess!

 

Post # 155
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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BeeBlake :  I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Success rates are SO good with IVF – I’m sure you will get your sticky bean soon! Please keep us updated – I’m really interested in the process and it’s likely I’ll be going down that road as well soon. Hugs!

Post # 156
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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Emmanem :  hey! I’ve done the trigger shot a whole bunch of times. It’s not too bad, but if you’re nervous of needles, definitely have someone do it for you. Make sure they show you how to load the syringe – that part was challenging for me. I kept worrying I wasn’t going to get it all!

Good luck!

Post # 157
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Hi All!!

Dec and Early Jan were such a bust for me. OUr entire house hold has been ill for weeks.  Started with me and a viral infection that turned into Pneuminia.  Then my SO came down with the flu and mild bronchitis. 

So this month we will be getting back info the swing of things.

Post # 158
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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twodresswedding :  such an exciting update! So happy for you. 

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BeeBlake :  good luck with you IVF journey. It really seems like you are in a good mindset for this. Keep us updated on how everything is going. 

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YogaMama :  thank you! Thankfully my hubby is really calm about this kind of stuff so he’s going to give me the shot. 

 

Update on me: today was my ultrasound to check follicles and they said I have 7 total ranging from 9-16mm and they also did blood work. 7 seems like a lot to me … can anyone who’s done this weigh in on it for me?  Now I’m just waiting to hear back from the doctor as to what next steps will be. 

Post # 159
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our IUI is scheduled for Saturday morning and I’m doing the trigger shot Thursday night! So excited! 

Post # 160
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Busy bee

Emmanem :  7 follies does sound like a lot, but I’ve only done an unmedicated IUI, so I’m not sure.  Our RE said that if we were to do a medicated (with Letrozole), we’d be looking at 2-3 follicles only.  But if you’re doing clomid or gonal, maybe that’s why you have more? 

Either way, all the best on Saturday!!! Remember to lie down for 10 minutes or so after the procedure (even if they tell you it’s fine to get up right away).  And hopefully your hubby can be in the room with you.  They allowed mine to be with me which was great.  Hey…at this point it’s the closest we’ll be getting to making a baby “together”, right? LOL. 

I’m so excited for you! Good luck! 

Post # 161
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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BeeBlake :  thank you! I’m actually taking letrozole this cycle so maybe my body’s just extra receptive to it.

Post # 162
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

My first Roll Call!

Cycles TTC: 3 (over 9 months, super long cycles!)

CD/DPO: CD12

Age/SO’s Age:  26/32

Link to chart (if you want to share):   

What testing have you already had done or have scheduled? (HSG, SA, thyroid bloodwork, etc).  Any issues coming up from those?: I’ve been on medicatoin for thyroid since Sep 09. Bloodwork is coming back normal with AMH levels high. Pelvic ultrasound revealed PCOS earlier this week. Scheduled for SIS tomorrow and DH is scheduled for SA in two weeks.

Any other known issues?:  

What is the next step in your BFP plan?:  Assuming the SIS and SA go well start a monitored cycle with Femara next month.

Fun Question! What is your favorite holiday tradition? Bit late on the Christmas question but Christmas movies & PJ’s on Christmas Eve!

Post # 163
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Roll Call!

Cycles TTC:  Just started number 8 

CD/DPO: CD 2

Age/SO’s Age: 35/34

Link to chart (if you want to share):

What testing have you already had done or have scheduled? (HSG, SA, thyroid bloodwork, etc).  Any issues coming up from those?: Bloodwork normal. Charts normal. I have an HSG scheduled for Monday, from there we will have a SA and order further testing if necessary. 

Any other known issues?: Nope.

What is the next step in your BFP plan?: I guess that will be determined by the doc on Monday. Fingers crossed we can get some positive answers. 

Fun Question! What is your favorite holiday tradition?      Well, the holidays are over. But, our fav thing to do it get some hot chocolate and take a walk with our dogs to check out Christmas lights. 

 

 

 

 

Post # 164
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

So we finally our consult with the fertility doc to talk about our testing results.  It’s kind of a token appointment since we got pregnant on the testing cycle anyway.  But the main results we got that we didn’t know was my AMH was a little low (7.5) and DH’s SA was amazing.  He had something like 141mil count, with 90% viability and 50% motility.  DH was super happy about that!  They said it sounded like it was age related egg issues and that it would just take a bit of time (which it did). 

Post # 165
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Buzzing bee

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Emmanem :  Good luck saturday with your IUI and tonight with your shot.

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banana330 :  That’s great news!

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