Post # 1
There are a few of us ladies who are about to start IVF. I know there are a few, but please add your name and info if you are one of them!
Since Jag suggested it and I haven’t started a new thread in ages…here it is. Let’s support eachother through this crazy process!
My IVF Consult is tomorrow so I will know my calendar then.
Some basic info about me:
TTC Since August 2010
1 chemical pregnancy
3 failed Clomid IUI cycles
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I will be rooting for all of you and will be here to answer any questions you all may have. 🙂 So excited for you!!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Thanks lovely! I’m happy to have a thread to put the specifics in. 🙂
TTC since December 2012
Have ovulated exactly THREE times (2 confirmed) in that time
4 Clomid cycles – deemed resistant, BFN
Male factor w/ morphology
I have my Synarel (Lucrin alternative) appointment Thursday, but I don’t start that until April 4th. Really looking forward to getting this show on the road!
Post # 5
Thanks for starting this!! So happy to have a few ladies on this journey with me. I’m currently on BCP, going for my first suppression check next Tuesday. Hopefully the retreival will be the week of April 23rd, but we’ll see.I’m looking forward to getting this party started! I bored with this part of the cycle.
TTC since May 2011
High FSH (11)
DH has a varicocele, which they believe is causing the low volume and morphology. He’s currently taking clomid to shrink the vein.
Post # 6
I’m with Jenn! I’ll definitely be checking in on this thread and sending lots of good vibes! Let us know if you have any questions.
My personal tidbit of advice for now…check out Freedom MedTeach online. It’s from the Freedom fertility pharm and they have video links for mixing and administering all the common IVF drugs. Hubby and I found it really helpful to watch the videos a few times and practice with water and an orange before it was really ‘go time’ 🙂
Post # 7
@MerryC: Those Freedom videos are good. I just had an injection class where they mentioned those videos. My class was for IUI, which os where I’m at now, but we may belooking at IVF down the road some I’m going to keep an eye on this thread.
Good luck to all of you.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
@MerryC: Thanks for the advice!!
It’s great to see other familiar faces here. 🙂
Post # 9
So my Estradiol is 34.3 and FSH is 10.6.
I’m reading all over about levels and I read one study where FSH over 8 was associated with a signficantly lower # of pregnancies in IVF cycles. My Estradiol seems to be a bit more normal.
The study was from 1995 so I bet there is a ton of new info and interventions etc, but it’s still a bit stressful.
I need this appointment today to happen so I can have more answers!!!
Post # 10
Glad to see the list as well. I am awaiting my calendar, but thinking a late April/Early May transfer is in order. One failed cycle down so hoping this one is more successful.
Post # 11
I will join, but I am a couple months behind you ladies – I am just starting to research clinics and pick one for a consult while wading through my insurance manual. Fun times.
- TTC since May 2011 – no BFPs, but I O like clockwork and all my bloodwork looks good.
- Endometriosis and (endo-caused) two blocked tubes discovered during lap, February 2012. One tube partially un-blocked during surgery.
- Given 3 months to conceive naturally by Ob/Gyn, but so far no luck (those blocked tubes will get you every time).
IVF is our only fertility option, so we are jumping right in
Post # 12
@septcabride: I did IVF for tubal reasons, too! Good luck to you. 🙂
I had a horrible AMH (more accurate than FSH) and still had 13 eggs removed and 8 fertilized! Numbers are NOT everything. And my friend at work who is pregnant right now via an IVF transfer the same day as me has a much higher FSH (about 17) and has gotten pregnant all 3 IVF cycles. (first and 3rd stuck) You’ll be great. 🙂
I also agree with MerryC that practicing on an orange will help you become more confident with the injections!
Rooting for all of you. 🙂
Post # 13
@Jenn23: Thanks – that makes me feel so much better! Did you look into NC IVF at all? My doctor is pushing that because everything else looks good and she would like me to avoid drugs if possible, but I am nervous… it’s so much $$$ for so much less.
Post # 14
@septcabride: No, my situation is somewhat more complicated. I was in a race against time against fibroids returning (what started this whole mess of mine-had a dozen removed though abdominal surgery and one was mangled with my right tube so it had to be removed, and the other tube became damaged) Anyway, we also found out shortly before starting IVF that I also have diminished reserve so we expected to have less eggs so I needed the highest dose of injections possible. Luckily, we got 13 eggs (8 fertilized)! We were expecting only to get about half of that. If you have a healthy ovarian reserve, you will probably get a lot of eggs and have enough left to freeze and use in the future if the 1st cycle doesn’t work or to try for a 2nd child down the road. Why is your doctor pushing you not to use the injections?
Post # 15
@Jenn23: I am not sure – I think she just feels like, you’re young, everything is going right, why not use fewer interventions… ? Her hope is that we will be able to conceive naturally for subsequent children if we do IVF SOON – i.e., before the endo corrupts the remaining tube. But my concern is that NC IVF won’t give us any extras, and that the endo is aggressive so I probably won’t have a chance to go natural after the next couple of months are up, so we would probably rather have some frozen embryos to spare for future kids (I would ideally like 2-3) … Anyway, lots of questions for the specialist once I make an appointment!
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