Your age/partner’s age: 31/35
Baby #: 1
Cycles TTC: since September 2018
Known fertility issues: PCOS, autoimmune issues. Two chemical pregnancies
Previous fertility treatment?: TI, IUI, IVF, one fresh transfer that ended in a chemical
What are you doing this month (transfer, beta, IUI, retrival)?: I started with a new RE today and will be doing additional testing and medications aimed at resolving my newly-discovered autoimmune thyroid problem and uncovering any more issues
Key dates (POAS, beta, transfer): none this month
Just for fun: What is your favorite holiday tradition? I love decorating for Christmas! I’ll be starting early this year due to extenuating circumstances.
I had my first consult today with my new RE and I liked her a lot. She is a good mix of evidence-based medicine and being willing to think outside the box a little. She thinks my issues are autoimmune based rather than chromosomal. I’m going to have a hysteroscopy next Wednesday, and she also recommends an ERA cycle. After that ERA we will go for our next transfer, so that won’t be until December or so. In addition, she recommended that I consider the following:
–steroids at time of transfer
–metformin or ovisotol
–In terms of PGS testing, she didn’t think it’s worth the risk to thaw, test, refreeze, and then rethaw UNLESS we both undergo chromosome testing and it reveals issues.
We are meeting in person on Friday so I’m going to do some research and decide which of these interventions I’d like to pursue. Has anyone done any of these things? Metformin and aspirin seem pretty standard with PCOS but I’m going to need to do more reading on the others.