Starting IVF…Canadian bee (in NS)

posted 1 year ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

MsGinkgo :  hi bee! I’m an Ontario bee. Just wanted to wish you luck. I did IVF last year. My fresh cycle failed but we conceived with our frozen embryo. He is 5 months old today! So advice- I did acupuncture during the fresh cycle but not the frozen one, go figure lol. I would still recommend it since it’s great for stress. Try to get lots of rest and treat your body well. It’s such a hard thing to go through. I personally took CoQ10 etc for egg quality since that was an issue in my case. Don’t get too hung up on the embryo grades – my successful one was a low grade so I thought it was doomed for sure ! Good luck. I sincerely hope you get your sticky baby !

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I don’t have advice, but I wanted to wish you the best of luck! I hope your IVF journey is quick. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

YogaMama :  I also took COq10 and although didn’t go through IVF the supplements made a HUGE difference in my egg quality, increasing their numbers and no fragmentation. I took 600mg/day (200mg x 3 day) for 3 months before trying. 

Costco has the best prices and bigger packaging. Just take 3 pills of the 200mg bottles a day. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

MsGinkgo :  hmmm I’m not sure. It may be true that you can’t improve quality but it can’t hurt to try ! I had mildly elevated FSH. So possibly low quality. And we only have the eggs we were born with right ? I was lucky and only had the one retrieval. From 12 eggs retrieved I had 8 fertilize and only 2 made it to day 5. By day 3 I think 5 were good. But my clinic does say 5 transfers if possible. What is the nasal spray for ? I did not have that. I had my injectables and that was all.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

MsGinkgo :  my fertility doctor told me that COq10 *can* improve egg quality and told me to take 600mg a day. But it takes 3 cycles for a new egg to develop, so would have to be taken for 3 cycles + to get the benefits.

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