- 4 months ago
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
Hi Bees — for the past couple of weeks I’ve been walking about 3 miles per day. It takes me about an hour to do that, so I’m not going particularly quickly and my heart rate seems to be within the optimal range for moderate intensity cardio. One thing I am wondering about is whether I should cut back at all on this during my next retrieval cycle. My RE only said not to do “rigorous” exercise during stimming. I don’t think what I am doing is rigorous by any stretch, but I am admittedly pretty out of shape, and just completely fell off the exercise wagon in the early months of stay-at-home, so it feels like a decent amount of intensity for my level of fitness. Any thoughts/advice? During my last round, I did not have much in the way of side effects from the hormones so if my next cycle is similar I *think* I could keep up my current regimen without much discomfort but just wondering if it would be wise to cut back to, say, half an hour a day for any reason.
Looks like I will be able to join the infertility August POAS board! I started bcp and we have a tenative transfer date set for August 17th (as long as my linning cooperates) I got my protocol today and I will be starting estrave on July 30th. I am going to try and relax for July and enjoy the summer and try to gear up for all this again! Hopefully I dont see any of you who are poas in July on the Auguat board but I do know there are some ladies who on here who also plan to poas in August.
Good luck to everyone this month!!
Hi friends! I took a few days to clear my head. A good friend of mine (who got married in Nov’19) shared with me last week that she’s expecting and already 14 weeks along. SUPER happy for her, she’s always shared her dream to get pregnant right away, so I semi expected it. However, she shared the news the day after I found out we are dealing with MFI and will (most likely) never be able to conceive naturally. She didn’t know, not her fault, but it hit me like a ton of bricks and I’ve felt really fragile.
Trying to focus on me, and good things, so my cycle started 15 days early (really weird) but I started BCPs tonight and am priming now for my first retrieval!
As for me, I’m 14dpo but no sign of AF. BFN yesterday so I’m really just waiting for AF to arrive. This cycle was really odd in general, so hopefully she comes soon! This is always my least favorite part, just waiting for the period that I know will arrive. I’m going to be making my IVF consult when I call on CD1, so I’m looking forward to that! Fingers crossed this month will be my last IUI and then hopefully we can go right into IVF. I don’t know what the wait is like, if there is one, to start IVF. But I’m impatient so hopefully not long! Those of you who were on the covid infertility thread might remember that my RE was pushing for a 4th IUI. I have a persistent thin lining and we have some mild MFI, so I just don’t think a 4th IUI is worth it for us. Going to stay firm on that and not let my RE talk me into it!
Everything I read online about preparing for IVF talks about all the tests, like SA, HSG, SHG, and hormone panels. We’ve already done all that throughout the IUI process so at least those are out of the way.