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IVF Thread #4

  1. skiierchck99

    coffee bean / 49 posts

    @SweetiePie: Awesome! So exciting! And thanks for the thoughts on PGS on frozens - I'll bring it up before my next cycle. HCG down to 15 today so it looks like I'll be able to on my next cycle.

  2. Mrs. Pajamas

    apricot / 343 posts

    @sweetiepie: damn girl that's amazing!!!!!!!!!!

    My best friend just started her first IVF cycle and is set to trigger tonight but her e2 is only at 790. She is freaking out but her doc still wants to move forward. She's got about 13 follicles which is great but from what I'm reading low e2 could mean no eggs or poor eggs in those follicles. Anyone else have similar experience or thoughts? I feel terrible for her. I was really hoping I'd be the only one of my close friends to have to battle this beast!

  3. endymion4

    apricot / 340 posts

    @SweetiePie: woo hoo!!!!

  4. SweetiePie

    GOLD / pomelo / 5354 posts

    @Mrs. Pajamas: yeah that E2 is pretty low for 13 follicles. For me the rule of 150-250 per mature follicle has rang pretty true.

  5. skiierchck99

    coffee bean / 49 posts

    @Mrs. Pajamas: @SweetiePie: My final e2 was only about 1500 for 20 mature follies, so about 75 per mature follicle. It's still a bit higher than your friend, but it's not totally off of the curve I don't think!

  6. SweetiePie

    GOLD / pomelo / 5354 posts

    @Mrs. Pajamas: is your friend doing PGD?

  7. PurplePumps

    GOLD / pomegranate / 3371 posts

    @SweetiePie: Wow! That's awesome! Did you do a totally different protocol this time? How long until you get the results back!

  8. SweetiePie

    GOLD / pomelo / 5354 posts

    @PurplePumps: The only thing different was estrogen priming. It's totally crazy and I wish they'd known from the beginning but I guess that there's so much trial and error and just trying to figure out what everyone's body needs.
    ETA: we went back to antagonist protocol with estrogen priming

  9. Mrs. Pajamas

    apricot / 343 posts

    @SweetiePie: No unfortunately

  10. SweetiePie

    GOLD / pomelo / 5354 posts

    I'm losing my miiiinnnddddddd. Last 2 times we had PGD results by now and it took every ounce of restraint I have to not call my doc or the lab today. I'm trying to distract myself all day but I just can't stop thinking about this.

  11. skiierchck99

    coffee bean / 49 posts

    @SweetiePie: Oof - I empathize! All the waiting is (maybe) the worst part of all this! I must have missed - is this a freeze-all cycle?

  12. SweetiePie

    GOLD / pomelo / 5354 posts

    @skiierchck99: Yes, my only reason for doing ivf is for the PGD. I have a balanced translocation between two of my chromosomes which makes having a viable pregnancy on my own near impossible.

  13. skiierchck99

    coffee bean / 49 posts

    @SweetiePie: Oh - it hadn't occurred to me that PGD requires a freeze all, but now that you say that I remember reading that because of the timing. Yes - I do remember why you needed to do a PGD. Hoping you find out tomorrow!

    Ironically, my RE (or nurse, really) has been much faster to call me now that I'm just trying to test out the HCG. Much less exciting!

  14. SweetiePie

    GOLD / pomelo / 5354 posts

    @skiierchck99: Ohh yeah. They biopsy usually day 5 and then have to freeze them while you wait for results. I had the option to start prep for a transfer for next cycle but I decided not to. I think I want to wait a couple of months if we do have a normal. And I don't want to jinx anything. Worried about putting the cart before the horse.
    Hoping you can do another transfer soon! Any idea what the timing would be once your HCG is down?

  15. skiierchck99

    coffee bean / 49 posts

    @SweetiePie: As soon as I start my next cycle. So, if my loss/bleeding counts as the start of my cycle, about 5 weeks, and then I think they said ~`14-19 days to transfer? I don't really know if I should expect a normal cycle though. Insurance already came through though, so I'm ready to go! Trying to enjoy the non-pregnant non-baby things I get to do until then : )

  16. SweetiePie

    GOLD / pomelo / 5354 posts

    @Mrs. Pajamas: How did your friends retrieval go? Did she have it this morning?

  17. Mrs. Pajamas

    apricot / 343 posts

    @SweetiePie: so nice of you to check in! It went pretty well! They got 13 eggs yesterday and today (day 2) she had 6 fertilized. I worked on convincing her to do pgd but we'll see....

    Did you get your results yet?

  18. SweetiePie

    GOLD / pomelo / 5354 posts

    @Mrs. Pajamas: yeah, that works out to about 130 or so of E2 per mature egg. Still low. It's not a science but I myself would be worried about the quality. But it's still early and maybe it will shock us!
    I also really try to promote PGD but I get that unless you have a known issue it's hard to justify the extra cost.
    Hope the best for her!

    No news yet. I'm really surprised and kinda pissed! Lol. But maybe the lab is backed up. I know the actual testing only takes 24-48 hours but if I wasn't first in line it could take longer. Man I hope it doesn't take the full 2 weeks. That would be torture. All week my phone was glued to me and each time it rang my heart stopped.

  19. Mrs. Pajamas

    apricot / 343 posts

    @SweetiePie: I can so relate. My results took 2 weeks and it was horrible. My friends re told her to expect 1-2 make it to freeze, which is why I told her to do pgd for sure, especially since she's paying out of pocket. It could save her from another retrieval. Plus this is baby #2 for her so she's not trying to bank a bunch. She just needs one! Ugh fingers crossed so hard. Her next report is tomorrow.

    @skiierchck99: I was able to get started pretty quickly with a cycle (fresh retrieval) after a loss a few years ago. My cycle was normal so here's hoping for you too...

  20. SweetiePie

    GOLD / pomelo / 5354 posts

    We have 2 normals!

    A 3rd is inconclusive so they'll thaw and biopsy and test again. It's not likely that it will be normal but of course I have to know!

  21. Mrs. Pajamas

    apricot / 343 posts

    @SweetiePie: yay!!!!! That is SUCH exciting news!!! Congrats!

    Also I successfully convinced my friend to do PGD. Here's hoping she's as lucky as you.

    OMG how are you and DH feeling now that baby #2 is such a good possibility???

  22. SweetiePie

    GOLD / pomelo / 5354 posts

    @Mrs. Pajamas: He is ecstatic. Like he rarely gets visibly excited but he's already like "we need to transform the office!" Slow down buddy! A lot can still happen (or not happen).
    I am freaking out. Happy but also terrified. Terrified of it working and terrified of it not working. Also I didn't expect to have more than 1 so my mind is spinning. I really didn't want more than 2 kids but with my odds I feel like whatever I have is meant to be.

    I'm just in shock I guess!

  23. yellowbeach

    GOLD / apricot / 278 posts

    @SweetiePie: so happy for you!

  24. endymion4

    apricot / 340 posts

    @SweetiePie: fantastic news!!!

  25. endymion4

    apricot / 340 posts

    anyone use a home doppler? if so, do you recommend a particular one?

  26. mrswin

    GOLD / nectarine / 2235 posts

    @SweetiePie: I'm lurking but I wanted to say congrats on the two normal!!!! I am so thrilled for you

  27. tequiero21

    honeydew / 7866 posts

    @SweetiePie: haven't really been keeping up w Hellobee but wanted to check in on u!!!! So exciting! Will u transfer one or both?! Gl on the third! ❤

  28. SweetiePie

    GOLD / pomelo / 5354 posts

    @yellowbeach: @endymion4: @mrswin: @tequiero21: Thank you all so much The shock and fear has worn off and now I'm getting really excited at the possibility.
    Oh and I found out both are boys

    @tequiero21: So I seriously considered doing both because I don't want to do the baby stage more than one more time. Not that I really feel OK about twins either But I find the idea of just getting it done appealing. But my RE is really against it. He said my odds of both sticking are very high and he feels if I got pregnant with twins and something happened to one or both because of twin pregnancy difficulties I'd be kicking myself. So he said better to transfer 1, hope it sticks and decide later what to do with the other. Or if it doesn't stick then I have another shot.
    I really don't want to do baby stage 2 more times BUT if its meant to be it'll be. My husband told me to take a deep breath and lets (hopefully) get through one healthy pregnancy and birth and then decide what to do. As you know we live in NYC and fortunately we have a 3 bedroom apt but beyond 2 kids I have no idea what we'd do! But again, cart before the horse!

    I will fall on the floor dead if the 3rd is normal. Haha. I won't know what to do. Probably put at least one embryo up for adoption.


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