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Has anybody done a FET straight after a failed FET?

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csa26 Wed 14-Aug-19 20:32:54

As in, the very next cycle? I did an FET a few weeks ago, started spotting two days before when I was supposed to do the pregnancy test. Negative obvs...

My period started properly a few days later. Psychology for me I’d really like to try again this cycle but my clinic have said they can’t because there’s a chance I might actually be pregnant and end up with two embryos... I’ve been doing pregnancy tests every couple of days since about 5 days before my period was due just to rule out the ‘HCG not high enough yet’ scenario!

My clinic is extraordinarily bad at communication generally (some examples: took weeks to get them to call me back so I could get the FET process started in the form place - and I then had to wait a couple of months for the first appointment; they sent me drugs without any explanation of how many I should be taking and when; it always takes me several days to get through to the medical, as opposed to administrative, team, and I’ve been given several promises of a call back that day and not received it until days later). The nurse who I’ve spoken to about using this cycle didn’t know why we couldn’t, and booked me a consultation tomorrow as she said the consultants are the only ones with the authority to override the rule.

Has anybody gone straight from a failed FET to another one the next cycle? We have no known female fertility issues (and were very lucky in that our first - fresh - embryo transfer a few years ago was successful).

MrsC2018 Wed 14-Aug-19 21:45:45

Yes I have. I had a fresh cycle last September that failed. Did a FET with the next proper period, ie the cycle after the withdrawal bleed in Oct which failed. Then did another FET with that withdrawal bleed which was November.

Don't know if if recommend, they all failed despite being 4BB grade blasts and no known female probs. Plus it's psychologically exhausting when they don't work.

Geluksvogel Wed 14-Aug-19 22:36:10

We did FET at the end of May which resulted in CP/early miscarriage. Used that bleed to start the next FET which resulted in BFP - currently 8 weeks. Our clinic was fine with doing this but we had to have a set of bloods to check levels of Oestradiol were within the right range first. Good luck.

csa26 Thu 15-Aug-19 08:09:31

Thanks so much both of you, is there anything I can tell the consultant this afternoon do you think that might persuade him to let me do it? I do hear what you say about the psychological exhaustion; at the moment I’d like to do one this cycle then if that fails wait for the next regular period to do another.

If you’re happy to PM me which clinic let you do one in the cycle from your withdrawal bleed that would be a huge help. Were you medicated? We were going to do a natural cycle with this one but I have sedation for the embryo transfer so the consultant decided at the last minute to do oestrogen and progesterone so they had a bit more flexibility over transfer date. He didn’t say anything about that having implications for using the next cycle if this one failed...

MrsC2018 Thu 15-Aug-19 09:14:05

I was at St Mary's and yes it was medicated with oestradiol and progesterone pessaries. I've never done a natural cycle. I get where you're coming from about needing something to look forward to but listen to your consultant, they know best. I was pushed through the second FET as they wanted to swap some fresh slots for frozen due to the Xmas closings so don't know if they made that decision in my best interest if you see what I mean.

Teddybear45 Thu 15-Aug-19 09:19:07

My clinic only did back to back transfers for frozen embryos. If you had a fresh cycle you needed to wait 3 periods. Their logic was that the egg stimulation drugs could cause more damage if allowed to build up. Also, there is some evidence to suggest the trigger shots if taken every month could harm implantation for successive embryos.

Considering FETs are more successful overall all of this made sense to me.

csa26 Thu 15-Aug-19 14:37:35

Just wanted to say thanks so much for your replies... After me freaking out all day about what the consultant would say, he said it would be fine for us to do a FET in this cycle smile Such a relief!

Viletta Sun 18-Aug-19 20:09:01

My clinic said you can start as early as the next cycle. So not the one that's right after FET.

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