Those who have had a successful medicated FET...
VillageFete · 19/12/2017 14:20
I start down regging on Christmas night ready for my first FET after a freeze all cycle in October. Those of you who have had a successful FET, did you do anything in particular to prepare for it? Also, can I ask what grade your embryo was and how thick your lining managed to get to? My 2 frosties are 1 day 5 blastocyst that is grade 4BB and 1 day 6 blastocyst that is grade 4CC....
isthismummy · 19/12/2017 18:30
Can't offer any advice, but following with interest as having my first FET in January!
Good luck for yours
EarlGreyT · 19/12/2017 19:16
I did nothing at all beyond take the medication I was prescribed and folic acid. I don’t smoke, my weight is ok for my height and my diet is reasonable.
I did have some wine the night before the transfer. I made no changes to my diet and definitely didn’t do anything drastic involving cutting out food groups or not using plastics or anything like that.
My non scientific and non evidence based theory is that the embryo has already been made and any alcohol etc from the night before would be well out of my system before the embryo was transferred so how would that make any difference?! And I think as long as your diet isn’t so bad you’re deficient in something, it probably doesn’t make a blind bit of difference.
I don’t know how thick my lining was at the time of transfer, but it was 8mm a week before the transfer (and after 10 days on oestrogen supplements). I have no idea re embryo grade either. I was told excellent, but the clinic is abroad and I’m not sure they grade them in the same way. I didn’t ask re embryo grade as I think that would have been another thing to worry about or get my hopes up about!
JoJoSM2 · 19/12/2017 21:38
In terms of preparation, I'm veggie so diet as you might imagine but I do have a sweet tooth and did drink. I tend to eat 8-10 of my 5 a day, lots of beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains etc. I took Pregnacare and veggie omega 3. I'd also been doing acupuncture for months.
The normally lining was playing up. I think it only got to 6.3mm so I needed to double the dose of meds and carry on for another few days till it crept up. The blast a 5AA.
However, 4bb is also very good. I also read up on day six 4cc as I've got a couple of those and my clinic didn't want to freeze them. In a study I found, those that got assisted hatching had 10% success rates.
JoJoSM2 · 19/12/2017 21:38
PS the lining was 7.7mm when the clinic told me to start progesterone.
Blondeshavemorefun · 20/12/2017 00:22
5aa and lining was 1.1
Tho my lining is always that on the previous 4 goes
ToesAndFingersCrossed · 20/12/2017 09:54
My daughter was the result of a frozen cycle. As far as doing special things... I tried really hard to be good, I ate well and exercised and looked after myself while down regging. And then 2 days before transfer day was my best friend’s wedding and I got so drunk I was still hungover on transfer day 😳 I’m not suggesting you do that, but obviously it didn’t cause the whole cycle to fail, so the odd glass of wine to relax in the evening isn’t going to have a devastating effect!
VillageFete · 21/12/2017 22:11
Thanks for all your replies.
My day 6 4CC just seems like such a shit back up plan! Although the embryologist did tell me she never would have frozen it if it didn’t have a chance.
I plan on eating, drinking and being merry this Christmas (although not sure how merry I can be whilst down regging?) and i’ll get back to healthy living on 2nd Jan, ready for transfer 5 weeks later. Maybe this whole thing is genuinely just down to luck?
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