IVF – FET cycle

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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LAZB :  my estrogen was around 70 I think, they wanted it to be < 100. Did they do an AFC? An ultrasound should be able to tell if there’s a lead follicle. Were you on the bcp before this cycle?

ETA is this for stims or for the transfer? My info above was for stims, I haven’t had my FET yet

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Buzzing bee

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LAZB :  I just went through FET and I don’t understand. Are you doing retrieval now since foliciles are involved and you are doing the trigger? What medicines are you on? I stimmed for like 14 days. My doctor is also very aggressive. Did yours say how many follicles were big? To me it doesn’t make sense if there is only 1 and it’s only day 2 they would do a trigger so early. Every clinic does things differently but 2 days seems premature. For FET you’ll take estrogen and progesterone to help your body produce these for your lining and for the embryo to stick. Rereading your message… if you’re on FET cycle, did they have you do BCP first? They usually have you take BCP so they can control your cycle. You want to not ovulate before transfer however medicine can help with this. I’ve learned you have to trust your doctors. My lining wasn’t getting thick and he pushed me two additional weeks on just estrogen. My lining barely made it to a 7. I’m just over 4 weeks pregnant. 

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Sugar bee

I’m following because I hope to do a FET soon. Waiting to see if any of our embryos made it to freeze. We are doing PGS so it will be a few weeks before I know what’s up.

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Honey Beekeeper
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Are you doing a natural FET?

Post # 6
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Honey bee

I have done a natural FET and a medicated FET. What they are describing is switching from medicated to natural and just following your body’s natural timing for when you ovulate. I prefer this as you are not full of hormones and there have been studies that show it to work equally (and sometimes better) than medicated cycles. I would not worry, but make them explain this to you as they don’t want you walking away from appts confused. 

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LAZB :  I’m confused as well. I just did a FET (and it worked!) and they supress ovulation leaving up to the transfer. Unless a natural FET is different? 

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LAZB :  I am surprised they did not suppress you at all before your FET…a good question to ask them! I imagine they would learn from this and give you a different protocol should you need another FET (hopefully you won’t!). I personally prefer natural cycle FET’s, although you do tend to be monitored more so they don’t miss ovulation.

I would consider doing OPK’s to track when you’re getting close to ovulation. I personally don’t like relying on just the monitoring appts as my doctor triggered me too soon once (OPK wasn’t positive, but hormone levels were high enough in his opinion). 

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Bumble bee
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LAZB :  I would definatly ask your doctor or nurse to explain everything to you clearly!! You deserve to fully understand why they are making these decisions. So are you doing a natural fet? Are you on any estrogen? I did a fet without any lupron but I did get bcp. I have never heard of them not surprressing at all….but then again the more I learn about ivf the more I see there are so many different protocols! Good luck!!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I just did a natural FET, transfer was last Saturday.  When I went in for my second monitoring appointment, we discovered I had a pretty large lead follicle, so they had me come back to repeat bloodwork (LH, but no estrogen).  My transfer got moved up 5 days, because I was pretty much ready to ovulate on my own.  I triggered that night.

Sounds like your doctor is on top of it.  Good luck with your transfer!!!

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s not unheard of to not suppress.  My doc only suppressed for scheduling purposes, otherwise I wasn’t suppressed most the time.  As long as things are quiet , no follicles, estrogen less than 50, progesterone and LH low (forget the limit) then it’s a fine baseline to start cycle or fet.

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