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IVF cycle buddies June/July

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Hobbes39 · 30/05/2017 12:09

Hi! I'm hoping that this is 3rd time lucky for us... due to start process for my first Frozen transfer in June, with the actual transfer being in July... anyone want to join me on the journey? We have 2 unsuccessful fresh cycles behind us, and I have this one single little embryo from the last cycle sitting in the freezer waiting for me. It's a 3BB and all my hopes are pinned on it being the one!
We have unexplained secondary infertility, have a DS who will be 4 in August, and I've just turned 40, so time isn't on our side... so I'm now waiting for my period to start (due in about 10-14 days, although my cycles are mucked up since our ivf failed in April)... but once it comes i will be down regged to them do transfer early July I think! Fingers crossed we get lucky this time...!

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79Karen · 05/06/2017 19:41

The 'I'd do anything to get this to work' side of me thinks go with 2, however the nurse was really good and said there is some research coming out at the moment that unless both eggs are of the same grade then one could stop the other implanting. So I think it depends on how the process goes. If I'm lucky enough to get to et with a few eggs of similar grade then maybe. Ending up with 2 babies isn't too much of a concern (putting aside all risks of carrying etc) but there is a chance of 3 which does concern me. I just don't know.

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Ozzyboo · 05/06/2017 21:38

The thought of having twins doesn't scare me at all.. It's the complications bit that worries me. But I suppose any one carrying twins has that risk. I'm 90% going to go with 2.. I just have to talk OH round now ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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79Karen · 06/06/2017 13:50

I'm the same, to have 2 at once would mean I'd never have to go through this again! but the increased risk is a concern I've had 2 mc's before and so to increase this risk further wouldn't be great, though I was told that the mc's were just bad luck and now have been further told it could well have been the polyp. All very confusing, I wish I was younger ๐Ÿ˜‚

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JessicaJones1 · 06/06/2017 21:20

Yay to a lucky thread Hobbes

I feel like I would love to have two put in Ozzy & Karen. I'm in a really strange situation though because I'm 36 but nearly 37. Once I turn 37 I can have two put in. So basically if the first go doesn't work I might have two put in on the second go. I asked for two but they have said unlikely on first go. That was before I got given a massive pack all about how high risk multiple pregnancies are. Now I feel like I would still love twins. But the risk puts me off a tiny bit...

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JessicaJones1 · 06/06/2017 21:20

Hi LoPI Thanks and good luck to you too! Smile

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Ozzyboo · 06/06/2017 21:52

I'm 29 but have had a failed fresh cycle.. I didn't ever think they'd offer me 2 to be honest until I was over 35. I have 5 Frosties so I'm thinking that's still another 3 goes if we do 2, 2, 1 but hopefully I won't need that many ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ

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Hobbes39 · 07/06/2017 11:46

Hi all - we had a lengthy debate about the 1 or 2 embryo thing on our last cycle - so lengthy we had to let others programmed in for transfer go before us as we were still discussing it! As I was 39 and am now 40, it was up to us....
We had only 2 not great quality embryos on day 2 the first time, so it was a relatively easy decision for us to put 2 back that time as it would have been a miracle if one had taken let alone 2. Last time tho, we had 3 decent embryos on day 3 last time - 2 obviously better than the other at that stage. It was so much harder to decide and to be honest I could have made a different decision on a different day, but we decided to put 2 back largely based on the fact that I have the reassurance of having had an uncomplicated pregnancy before, and on my age meaning chances are smaller of both being viable.
If you could tell me that I would have 2 healthy babies at the end of it, I'd put 2 back in a heartbeat, but my huge worry which still lingers is that what if putting 2 back jeopardises their health as there are more chances of complications with twins. It's a really hard one. We don't have a choice this time as we just have one 3BB blast waiting for us. If this one doesn't take and we go through it all again, I'm actually more inclined at the moment (but could easily change my mind!) to just put one back and see if we can freeze any others, as everything I've read recently seems to point to if it's not good enough to freeze, it wouldn't make it anyway... I think it's a v personal choice - part of my thinking now for 1 embryo rather than 2 is actually driven by my worry that if we did have complications and twins had additional needs then how that would impact on my DS... I feel it would be so unfair on him. I don't know though! I flip and flop a lot on this!! X

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GirlcalledJames · 09/06/2017 15:52

Hi all, I start the process next week and will on Merional. It would be my first pregnancy but my fiancรฉe is currently pregnant with DD1, also after IVF. I don't have any fertility issues that I know of but we are going directly to IVF as other approaches could take so long and I'm already 35.

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katherine7172 · 10/06/2017 12:46

Hi all, can I join your thread?

My husband and I are going through ivf, he gave me my first injection last night. How is everyone else finding their injections? Has anyone had any side effects to merional?

Finding it all a bit surreal at the moment, we've been trying to conceive for 5 years now. We've seen so many different doctors, been to different go practice's and hospitals. We've had endless tests done and it feels like a lifetime yet, not with ivf it seems to move so quickly. Anyone else feel like it's a bit if an adjustment? In a good way obviously!

Hope everyone is doing good Smile

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79Karen · 10/06/2017 13:33

Hi James and Katherine

Katherine I know exactly what you mean, it took us so long with GP and general gynaecology appointments, constant changing of appointments and having to push everything along to going to our first ivf consultation and being told, you can start next week if you like! All very surreal! It wasn't the following week in the end but start first injection tomorrow eeeek!

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Pumpkingirl · 10/06/2017 14:07

Hi all, hope I can join in too!

I am having an unmedicated FET in June, with the transfer around the middle of the month, all going well.

We were very lucky to have a successful IVF back in 2012 and we are using our two frosties from that cycle. It's last chance saloon for a second child, but we had to try.

I am trying to stay realistic but hope is always there.

Will read the full thread now and catch up on all of your stories!

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katherine7172 · 10/06/2017 14:29

Hi *Karen
It's short of a shock to the system, a good one! Just feeling over whelmed, don't think my hormones help that haha. Looks like we're close in time frame then, only a couple days out.

Hi *pumpkingirl
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, hopefully you'll get your second Smile

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katherine7172 · 10/06/2017 14:29

Hi *Karen
It's short of a shock to the system, a good one! Just feeling over whelmed, don't think my hormones help that haha. Looks like we're close in time frame then, only a couple days out.

Hi *pumpkingirl
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, hopefully you'll get your second Smile

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Ozzyboo · 10/06/2017 16:12

Welcome Katherine, pumpkin & James! And good luck on your ivf journey! I found the injections absolutely fine, but then I've never been bothered about things like that & I know some people really struggle with them.

Hobbes me & other half have sat for hours debating over 1 or 2.. but ultimately I think it comes down to if we didn't I would always be wondering what it.. I think I need to give it a go at least once!

Hope everyone else is doing ok! T minus 21 days until AF is here for me!

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Hobbes39 · 10/06/2017 17:01

Hi all -hello to the new folks - good luck with your journey - as Ozzy says the injections are fine really, the bad br for me is the stress of the bit when they do the egg collection through to embryo transfer - just waiting for the numbers each time is just such a difficult time...
I wrote a reply before, but it seems to have disappear so apologies if I'm repeating myself by I'm the only one who can't see it..! My period arrived this morning and I'm feeling like shit really, (fairly standard for me in first couple of days of period Sad)... however it does mean this whole think is now kicking off for me. So I'm to go in to hospital on Monday for a 'pre-treatment' scan to check nothing untoward as I've been having random spotting since my fresh cycle in March/April so I guess they want to check that out. If all is well then I could potentially be given the injection for down-regging on Monday (or they might wait til day 21... will see on Monday), so fingers crossed it's all ok and I'll be starting v soon to get ready for my little Frostie to be put back. X

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geeup · 10/06/2017 17:15

Ah good luck hobbes. Exciting times (looking on bright side Hmm). I started downregging yesterday so we're almost in sync again! Feel a bit bad as been on a gin tour and now in the pub so drunk quite a lot but I figure one day won't hurt. I don't drink during stims so hopefully I'm not doing any harm. Life's been on hold so long I'm losing my will power!
Need to drink a lot of water so I don't get a buserlin headache when I get home!

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Pumpkingirl · 11/06/2017 18:57

Good luck Hobbes!

I am due AF on Friday - it almost doesn't feel real now that we are almost there. I had acupuncture today and will have a few more sessions around the transfer. Not convinced it makes any difference but at least it is a bit of relaxing time for me.

Geeup, good for you getting out. I put my life on hold for years before having DD. Am more relaxed this time round - will stop drinking alcohol and coffee once AF comes, but enjoying a beer in the sunshine tonight!

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Hobbes39 · 12/06/2017 22:13

Thanks pumpkin & Geeup - today went well - no sign of any issues with the scan, and so was all clear for starting! So had an injection of decapeptyl in my bum (OUCH! It smarted!) and go back for another scan in 2 weeks to then see if ovaries all quiet and down-regged and if so will start some sort of HRT to build up lining with intention of transfer 2 weeks after that...
how's everyone else doing?
Oh and Gee - good on you - I wouldn't feel bad at all about doing something fun at this stage - I agree drinking during stims might not be ideal, but at the moment, I personally think as long as you aren't paralytic every night, you can see it as a positive as it's a stress relief! Wink x

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79Karen · 13/06/2017 19:05

Hi how's everyone doing? I'm now on day 3 of DR and so far so good, have gotten used to injections, no bruises yet, hope that continues. Had a bit of a hot flush last night woke up soaked through but if that's the worst, I can put up with that for a bit.

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Fox23 · 13/06/2017 20:10

Hey all, been reading this and previous thread for ages...hope you don't mind if I join in. I have an appointment with doctor next week, to run some additional tests and hopefully decide on protocol. I'm new to all of this, so any help and advise would be very appreciated. I'm 36 for few more months, and no children yet, been ttc for nearly 10 years, docs say it's not unusual, if job is stressful. Anyway, fingers crossed ivf will change everything.

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Hobbes39 · 14/06/2017 14:34

Hi Fox - welcome!
What tests have you had? I can't imagine how soul destroying it must be to have been ttc for so long Flowers.. I'm not sure I agree with your doctor though that it is normal (I hope that doesn't sound awful, sorry) but while stress can def take its toll, 10 years isn't normal so I hope the doc is taking it seriously and has done all the usual investigations? Good luck with your appointment x

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Hopes2bmom · 14/06/2017 15:49

Hello wonderful ladies,

I would like to jump in. I'm starting my 2nd ivf cycle this month. We had one failed cycle in December 2016 which was devastating, really hoping for this one! I'm on long protocol and now on DR with buserlin nasal spray.

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Hopes2bmom · 14/06/2017 15:52

A lil abt my ivf journey,29 year old, ttc for almost 5 years now, initially it was unknown infertility and they they diagnosed with male factor issues with my hubby with quantity morphology issues , with all hopes we directly went into our first icsi in Dec 2016 , they transferred one blastocyst and bfn ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜” nothing to freeze as well, starting my next cycle this month, this times it's a long protocol for us, have done endometrial biopsy last month followed by Dow reg, now it's 10 days with buserlin nasal spray, I have my first scan on 15th June.

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Fox23 · 14/06/2017 17:06

Thank you Hobbes, I know it's not normal 10!!! Years, but to be fair, we only have been trying trying for about 2, before that we just didn't do anything to prevent it... I.e.no birth control. One morning I just realised that time is ticking and that if we don't do something, we will never have a baby. I have had all the tests under the sun over the last year, and so has my hubby, and they can't find anything wrong. At one point they thought it could be POS but no... it was ruled out. Finally we had a meeting at ACU with a nurse few weeks ago. Now doc has to see us for some more standard tests- sonogram and semen tests, and if all ok, hopefully I will start on my next cycle. Or so I was told. This thread and the previous one where some of you were on made me realise the length of this journey,
... oh what a fun I will have! Smile

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Fox23 · 14/06/2017 17:41

Hopes2bmom- I only joined yesterday, so I'm a new girl too Smile, but welcome! Hope this time will be lucky for you!

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