clementine / 954 posts
@SweetiePie: delurking to say congratulations! Wonderful to see this news!
GOLD / cantaloupe / 6547 posts
@psw27: @winter_wonder: @Amorini:
Thanks so much ladies
kiwi / 612 posts
@SweetiePie: YES! Congratulations!!!!!
pear / 1713 posts
@momazon: @NorthStar: thank you 🤗
apricot / 456 posts
@SweetiePie: wow amazing news!!!
kiwi / 568 posts
@Mrs. Pajamas: Congrats!
@Mrs. Pajamas: @Honeydew: thank you
apricot / 365 posts
apricot / 322 posts
Has anyone ever shared their IVF journey in a public way? I did an interview for an article in a regional mom's magazine yesterday. It won't come out until October, but now I am feeling nervous like maybe I shared too much, or that sharing such a personal experience might have consequences. Just curious if others have been down that road already.
Question- I'm 10w pg with a PGS Normal. My OB asked if I wanted to to a NT scan. Would that be duplicative of the PGS screening? Or it wouldn't hurt to get the extra screen?
Side note: We did a NT with my first pregnancy. It came back inconclusive for DS and they said my son's nasal bone looked like a marker for DS (I basically have no bridge BTW and it runs in my family) and I had to take the Harmony test which ruled everything out.
@Honeydew: My RE still recommends NT and NIPT, even with PGD. It's covered by my insurance and because I have a known chromosomal abnormality, he said it's just extra insurance. I can even get a CVS or amnio if I really wanted to (also covered). That I would not do unless there was a strong marker for something despite the PGD.
So my answer is yes to NT and NIPT as long as it's covered. It is easy and doesn't hurt anything.
pomegranate / 3420 posts
Just wanted to pop in and say HI and a quick update for me.
I'm on day 8 of stims and just heard back from my RE that we might trigger as early as tomorrow, day 9. I've always gone 10-12 so that seems fast to me! So possible retreival Sat or Sun. It's kinda interesting how almost all my retrievals seems to land on a weekend and works out so that I don't have to take time off from work. Here we go again... crossing everything for lucky number 8.
@PurplePumps: so glad to hear from you! How many follicles do they see to trigger you already?! That is amazing, I've also always been 12 days of stims.
Keeping you in my thoughts all the time
@Honeydew: By the time we transferred from our out of state clinic to local OB, we were too late to do the NT scan, but it was recommended to do even with tested embryos. I did just the blood test.
@PurplePumps: Good luck!! will be thinking of you this weekend!!
@SweetiePie: I think about 10 or 11 good sized ones on the right, and 4-6 on the left. The drilling really did a number on my left. All the ones on my right are evenly matched sizes, and my left is all over the place from 10-24mm today.
honeydew / 7964 posts
@SweetiePie: ahhhhh sooo happy for u!!!! Your hubby must be over the moon!
12 of 20 mature! My most and highest percentage yet! 7 m1s, and 1gv. Usually its 1/3 each, so off to a better start so far... now to wait 5 days for the blast report...
@PurplePumps: That is AMAZING!!!! Awesome awesome news. Remind me how many frozen you have? Are you batching everything together for PGD testing?
@SweetiePie: i have two pgs normals frozen right now. We were just hoping to try again after my lap and drilling to see if that helped. I think we'll probably do pgs again on any of these.
@PurplePumps: ahhh ok. I knew you had frozen but didn't remember that they were already tested. Hoping you end up with a nice stockpile!
@PurplePumps: fertilization report is great! Best wishes this cycle!!!!
9 fertilized (8 of the M2s, and 1 of the M1s that matured in lab), and 2 more show “signs that it will fertliize”? Not sure what that means. Usually slow to start and M1’s dont get very far for me, so I’m gonna go with 8 making it outta the gate.
@PurplePumps: Whoop Whoop! Will definitely be following you (as always) this round.
So I'm 5.5 months PP and just got my 1st visit from AF since having DD. I'm *supposed* to be on NuvaRIng for contraception, as my RE doesn't want me pregnant (or trying) again until Feb (1 year after DD). I think that given that we had so much trouble the first time around and needed IVF, I am having a hard time actually using the medicine. It's been sitting in my fridge for months. I really don't want to get pregnant until Feb, but part of me wants to be "au natural" come February. I was on OCPs/NuvaRIng from age 18-37 straight, which in my mind may have contributed to our infertility.
Am I crazy? Part of me knows I am asking for trouble - I do know a few people who did IVF and then had a surprise the natural way. Anyone else with experience after IVF baby #1?
@PurplePumps: such great news. Super happy for you. Grow embies grow!!
@yellowbeach: ugh I struggled with this too but ended up with a copper IUD after dd1 since i decided if by some miracle I got pregnant naturally I definitely wanted to wait a year. Well as you know natural was not in the cards but i just cant fathom going on birth control now. I'm 4 weeks postpartum and know my ob will insist at my next appt. I do have 2 friends who did IVF for #1 And then got pregnant naturally but I know it's not in the cards for us.
Five 7-8 cells with little frag and low asymmetry! The other four 5-6 cell with a bit more frag and asymmetry. There other 3 cycles, all or all but one of the good looking ones on day 3 made it to blasts. OMG, 5 blasts would be a dream.
@PurplePumps: Keep the good news coming!!!
How do you feel physically? Was the retrieval any different after the drilling?
@SweetiePie: I hope I can! No difference after the drilling. it didnt seem to make a difference with the eggs on that side either.
pomegranate / 3165 posts
@yellowbeach: I don't think you are crazy at all for thinking about skipping birth control!! I'm 11 months PP following my Ivf baby. I will not be going back on birth control for a long long time, if ever. After trying so hard for years to get pregnant, I think I know how NOT to get pregnant. I just had my first pp af this month. I used opks and thought I would be trying right away for baby number 2, but chickened out. I just didn't have sex for a few days around the positive opk. I feel pretty confident I will not get pregnant if I keep this up. Although, I did feel silly getting scared I might get pregnant, considering the Ivf I went through. I'd love a "surprise" "free" baby. I just want to time it perfectly. Ha. Wouldn't that be nice.
@PurplePumps: I'm really keeping my fingers crossed for you this time around. It's getting off to a great start for you!
@agold: My best friend did IVF (5 rounds, 3 losses, eventually twin boys) back in 2012. She wasn't even trying last summer and they somehow managed to get pregnant naturally. Of course they happened to be in a very rough patch financially, and she felt so guilty getting pregnant (and not doing anything to prevent it) she could hardly allow herself to be happy.
I just wonder if that happened to me and I got sick again, and if we delivered preterm again, if I'd feel my own guilt. You never think it's going to happen after struggling as much as we all have, until it does...
@yellowbeach: she probably managed to get pregnant by having sex during ovulation time. I think it could be easy to avoid that time of the month if you didn't want to get back on birth control. And if you really don't want to have a baby, then get on birth control. But otherwise, I probably wouldn't go on it just to buy myself a few more months of "reckless" sex. ha. Reckless seems to funny to me!
Ugh, trying to be happy with 2 blast. But I'm disappointed. I know "it only takes one", but we've already used 4 and only have 2 losses to show for it so I was really hoping to bank a few more since that was probably the last retrieval i will do. So now we have 2 tested, and these 2, which we will not be testing.
@PurplePumps: If there's anything that you're allowed to be disappointed in, this is it. I'm sorry it's not what you're hoping for, but I'm still praying your baby is in those 4 embryos!
@PurplePumps: you still have 4 chances and that's a lot!! Why aren't you testing these 2?
@Mrs. Pajamas: I tested last year as recommended by my RE since we didn't get answers from my d/c. So the assumption was that it was abnormal. And since we knew we were going to bank and test more (which didn't really end up happening). We ended up getting to test 3, of while all 3 came back normal. So I guess I didn't see the point in paying again to test just the 2 embryos, since this time, I don't think there will be anymore to test since that was likely by last cycle.
@PurplePumps: Hey! Just wanted to check in on you and see if you've made any decisions towards a transfer. Thinking of you!
pea / 5 posts
Bumping! My husband and I are finally pulling the trigger to see a new RE and will be pursuing IVF. We have an endometriosis diagnosis and after 5 years of trying and 2 failed IUI's, we are finally ready to go all-in.
I'm wondering if anyone has any advice regarding what to go over/ask during our initial consultation?
pea / 6 posts
After 4 years of my marriage, I had 2 miscarriages. I tried to conceive for 2 years but no result. I discovered that I won’t be able to be pregnant normally. Then I have IVF treatment and now I’m pregnant in 20 weeks
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