IVF – when did you know you needed a second round?

posted 5 months ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I remember being soooo worried around Day 5 and Day 7 but as things went along I realized it was just too early at that point to know either way.  Also, I just checked and for reference I was on 375 gonal f but only 75 menopur.  At Day 7 they upped my gonal f to 450 but menopur stated at 75.  Also, I wouldn’t say that 9 follicles is “best you can hope for” at this age, just that for reference it isn’t necessarily bad or diminished beyond normal levels.  Just kind of is what it is and doesn’t mean you don’t have a chance. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

I’m sorry!  I would be thinking about converting to iui and trying a different round and different protocol.  Around that time I only had 2-3 measurable follicles but I did also have 5- 7 or so behind, under 10 mm.  Are you sure there weren’t more smaller ones because that would be fine? They still have time to grow.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee

Good luck with the RE!  IVF is stressful and draining but the RE should be able to give you an idea of how many eggs they think they will retrieve and whether it might be better not to spend the money on retrieval this cycle and reset and try again or maybe you should do banking with the chance of getting 4 and do another round for another 4. Hang in there!

Post # 22
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Sugar bee

Even if you have a lot you never know. My first round they harvested 23 mature, 15 made it to day 5 blasts, and 14 of them high quality.  None of my implanted.  So more is not better.  Ultimately it only takes 1 sticky one for a baby.  

Good luck.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

goldenbrown :  How is it going? Do you have any updates? Are you feeling any better about your numbers?

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

goldenbrown :  Yes, ultimately estrogen priming (and maybe adding clomid to a few days at the beginning of the stims) made a huge difference for us. I went from 5 retrieved (3 mature, 1 fertilized, 1 abnormal blastocyst) to 23 retrieved (11 feetilized, 7 blastocysts). If you’re going to do it again I highly recommend those changes!!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

goldenbrown :  And way to go! 2 fertilized still gives you lots to look forward to! When is your day 5?

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

goldenbrown :  Hey I’ve been thinking about you 🙂 Do you have any updates? 

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