Post # 1
Welcome to the infertility board!
This board is for those who have been struggling with TTC for 12+ months (under 35 years old), 6+ months (35 years old+), or those with other reproductive issues (for example, but not limited to: PCOS, endometriosis, MFI, LGBT+ couples, etc.) who are actively seeking treatment.
Baby dust to everyone this month!
Your age/partner’s age:
Usual Cycle Length:
Ovulation or procedure date (and what kind):
Known fertility issues:
BFP plan (BD timing, supplements, charting, etc.):
Trying anything new this month?
Link to your chart, if charting:
For fun- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?:
Post # 2
I will be roll calling at some point! Unsure when my POAS date will be as of yet. It depends on when my transfer is (assuming I get frozen embryos from my current IVF cycle). If no embryos, it looks like I will be trying naturally in May anyway.
Post # 3
Your age/partner’s age: 34/34
Baby #: 1
Cycles TTC: ugh, stopped counting awhile ago. 3 years +, 6 failed IUIs, 3 failed IVF cycles, onto IVF #4
Current CD/DPO: Just had my IVF retrieval so not really relevant ( retrieval #4!)
Usual Cycle Length: 26 days
Ovulation or procedure date (and what kind): retrieval yesterday, planning a freeze all cycle
POAS/beta day: Not this month!
Known fertility issues: low amh, high DNA frag (surgically corrected)
BFP plan (BD timing, supplements, charting, etc.): IVF with frozen transfer
Trying anything new this month? We’ve done 3 fresh transfers (all BFN). Progesterone level too high for fresh transfer this time around so we will do a freeze all and attempt FET in coming months so that is new to us despite being IVF veterans
Link to your chart, if charting: Nope
For fun- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?: Australia is top of my list but can’t imagine being on a plane that long. Hoping to go to Portugal this summer or fall.
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Post # 4
I’ll be roll calling soon….I’m on CD4 and have a US on CD12. Hoping to be ready for IUI shortly after!
Post # 5
Exciting! How did your retrieval go?
I will be going through my second retrieval sometime next week. Really hoping for better results this time aorund!
Fx for this IUI!!
Post # 6
An update on my IVF monitoring appointment this morning…
Well… something must be going right! I had my first monitoring appointment today…
One 15, three 13s, three 11s, and two 10s! The rest are hovering just below 10. Usually at my first monitoring appointment I only have one or two measurable follicles. The ultrasound tech and nurse said they were VERY happy with my results so far… both that I have several measurable follicles already AND that they all are growing around the same rate. They said that I might be triggering as early as Saturday! It mostly depends on if those ones hovering under 10 decide to catch up or not. If they start growing, they will hold off trigger to try to get as many of those as possible.
The nurse said my Follistim dose will likely decrease tonight and my HCG micro dose will likely increase.
The only thing I am a little worried about is that the nurse said Dr. Morris has in my notes that he wants to do ER 38 hours after trigger, instead of the usual 35. Has anyone else heard of this? It makes me super nervous I am going to ovulate before retrieval, but I guess since I had such a big issue with eggs not being mature the last time around, he wants that extra time for them to grow…
Post # 7
Great #s! How many monitoring appointments do you usually have? I was there at least 4 times before I had a 15! That’s awesome. Retrieval went pretty well. We got 8 but they were all mature and fertilized so really hoping we get a good report on Saturday! I’ve never heard of retrieval 38 hours after trigger but that would make me nervous as well. Could your dr. try a different type of trigger? I triggered with 2 10,000 units of HCG and lupron this time which I think helped since last time we retrieved 13 but only 8 were mature.
Post # 8
Your age/partner’s age: 27/34
Baby #: 1
Cycles TTC: This is 11 consecutive, but 12 total (we skipped 1 month)
Current CD/DPO: CD1
Usual Cycle Length: Varies 25-28 days usually.
Ovulation or procedure date (and what kind): Probably 4/25
POAS/beta day: 5/8
Known fertility issues: None yet-we start testing on the 22nd.
BFP plan (BD timing, supplements, charting, etc.): Prenatals, OPKs, Timing based on CM
Trying anything new this month? We begin testing! We had our initial appt this week with one clinic, but after getting our hopes up we found out there was a miscommunication and they do not take our insurance. So we are starting again at another clinic who is in-network on the 22nd.
Link to your chart, if charting:
For fun- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?: Ireland so I could meet and fall in love with Jerry from PS I Love You (even though we’d have a few barriers… he’s fake/he died/I’m currently married)
Post # 9
It’s hard to know because this is a new doctor with a new protocol! This is definitely the first time I’ve gone to a first monitoring appointment and had results already. I have another monitoring appointment tomorrow morning, so we will see how things are progressing! (My dosages were cut dramatically down after my appointment yesterday so I’m sure things will slow down.)
And that’s great!
With our last retrieval we had 11 retrieved but only 2 were mature and only 1 fertilized. This time around he is having me do a 10,000 HCG trigger and a Lupron trigger as well. I’ve never triggered with Lupron before… hoping maybe this new combo will help as well!
Post # 10
sooooo hoping everything continues to go well and you get many mature eggs and most make it to fertilization. Fx! Sounds like this new protocol is working well so far.
Post # 11
ahhhhh! I’m so happy this cycle seems to be going better for you! 😁 lets hope this streak continues! 🙏
So happy you got 8 and they all fertilized! Keeping my fingers crossed that you get good news in the coming days 🤞
AFM: I start stims on April 19th. Still not sure if I can roll call for May, assuming my FET could be in the 3rd week of May or later 🤷♀️ I’m just happy this was my last day on the BCP!!!
Post # 12
I’m so sorry! I completely missed your rollcall the other day! Best of luck with all of your testing! I hope you find some answers. Also, I would love to visit Ireland. I hear it’s beautiful.
Agreed! And yay for stims!
AFM, I am triggering tonight with my ER on Tuesday morning! I was looking at my follicle sizes from yesterday, and I think I might end up with about 20 mature eggs! Really hoping these are some good quality eggs!
Post # 13
Your age/partner’s age: 28/28
Baby #: 1
Cycles TTC: I don’t really remember, 30ish? The month is 2.5 years, but had a cycle or two break for surgery last year
Current CD/DPO: CD12
Usual Cycle Length: 28 days
Ovulation or procedure date (and what kind): Hopefully Wednesday.
POAS/beta day: May 1st hopefully
Known fertility issues: Endo
BFP plan (BD timing, supplements, charting, etc.): Sooooo many supplements, charting
Trying anything new this month?: Adding chaste tree after O thins month
Link to your chart, if charting:
For fun- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?: My top thing right now is to travel through Europe. I want to see all the history there. Especially with the sad news about Norte Dame today.
Post # 14
8 mature eggs sounds great! Congrats! Fingers crossed for Saturday!
Good luck with your first appointment!
Sounds like the eggs are coming along great!
Ultrasound coming up quickly, right?
So exciting to start stims, even if you can’t roll call for May. I forget, is this your first round?
AFM, I don’t think I’ll roll call this month. We’re doing all of our preliminary testing with the RE, so no clomid this month, so I doubt I’ll get a chance to poas. If I get a positive opk, I’ll go ahead and roll call. I got all the blood taken Monday and I go back Friday for a sonogram and genetic counseling and hopefully will have the results from the blood. Does anyone know exactly what genetic counseling is? My husband is really upset about it for some reason. He thinks it’s a waste of time. I finally told him I was too tired to argue and he should just stay home. Unfortunately, since you can’t pick the days that certain tests fall on, we both wind up missing a lot of sleep due to the third shift schedule we’re both on. I wound up taking 3 very inefficient naps on Monday rather than actually sleeping. Friday will be more of the same. We have to be there at 8:45!
Post # 15
I reckon I could easily spend an entire year traveling around Europe – I want to see EVERYTHING!
This will be our second and last cycle of IVF. I guess that adds a whole lot more pressure this time, but at least we have realistic expectations going into it.
Sorry I’m not sure about genetic counselling! I hear you on being too tired to argue, infertility is draining.