Anyone doing IVF?

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Re : Anyone doing IVF?

Postby norlisa k » Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:05 am

Hi Lucy,

Sorry that you're feeling so terrible. If I were in your shoes, I would definitely call your infertility doctor and tell him/her what's going on. I did not experience that kind of pain after my egg retrieval or embryo transfer. Anything out of the ordinary grogginess (with egg retrieval) was considered worth a phone call. If I were having your pain, I know that the docs would want to know what's going on.

So if I were experiencing your symptoms, I'd put a call into my infertility doctor as soon as I could. He/she can hopefully give you an idea of what is going on, or see you in clinic if need be.

I wish you health, success (a BFP +), and the very best,

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Re : Anyone doing IVF?

Postby lucy21 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 04:30 am

Hi girls,
Just wondered if I could ask some advice.
I had my EPU on Wednesday - I had ten eggs, 6 fertilised, 1 didn't makke it.
I had two x day two embies transfered today and 3 popped in the freezer.
This is my second fresh cycle and I have had several frozen transfers in the middle. My question is, "How much pain did you expereince after your pick up/transfer. I don't remember feeling so sore and sick last time (it was over 12 months ago).
I feel ABSOLUTELY terrible. I am aching from my chest to my thighs back and front. It almost feels like the worst of the pain is in my kidneys. I have been drinking heaps and resting, just feel disgusting.
Any advise ???
Thanks heaps...Love Lucy XX

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Re : Anyone doing IVF?

Postby norlisa k » Wed Sep 12, 2007 03:39 pm

Hello Trish,

Please continue to find comfort in the fact that you do know what IVF entails and what the ups/downs/possibilities are. Please find comfort also that you have your "ducks lined up in a row," so to speak, by having consulted with specialists you trust before you TTC. I'm really glad to hear that you are ready to get pregnant again with a great medical team. Having an RE and peri (and in your case, a kidney/liver doctor) who will cover every base will hopefully give you even more peace of mind and minimize "surprises" as much as possible. With your three doctors, I hope that they give you a wonderful experience where together they help you not only get pregnant, but have a long, healthy pregnancy.

The when of our FET is still up in the air; my husband and I just know that we will try it sometime within the next couple of years. Like you, we're finding comfort in the fact that we have an excellent RE and and excellent peri that we trust with our lives and are in constant contact with each other. When we are ready, they are both ready to work together to maximize our chances for success.

I wish you and Lucy the very best with your cycles, with the BFPs and babies you so much desire!

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Re : Anyone doing IVF?

Postby christine lyn » Mon Sep 10, 2007 04:20 pm

Hi ladies I know what your going through I've been there before. I had to go through IVF because of my husband who had a vasectomy from a previous marriage. We were very lucky and got pregnant the first time around. I had a 3 day transfer and they only put the best two embryos in. I was scared about twins but would have been happy either way and I had a little 1 lb 9 oz. baby boy. Shane will be 3 in November. Good luck to you all.

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Re : Anyone doing IVF?

Postby tacarril » Sun Sep 09, 2007 04:59 pm

Thanks Norlisa, You give me great hope. I understand there may be situations we have to handle. I am so thankful I have a doctor who will handle them. And yes I was given the OK by my RE, Peri and Kidney/liver doctor. Everyone gave me the okay about 6 months ago. It was all up to me as to when. And now is the time. I am excited, yet a little nervous. The good thing is I know how the IVF cycle works. So that gives me a little comfort. When r u doing ur FET?

Hi Lucy21, Wed is your retrieval? GOOD LUCK!! I Hope you get many eggies to fertilize!! How are you feeling? I understand the feeling as to how many to put back. A tough decision...Are you going to do a 3 day or 5 day transfer? My last cycle, I transferred 4 embryos 3 day transfer!!! YES I know crazy!!It result in my triplets preg. So this time, we are only transferring 2 embryos on a 5day transfer. I am hoping this will increase my chances of them implanting!! I will start my stimming of Goanl, repronex on 9/23. I am currently taking bcp, prenatal, baby aspirin, & 100mg labetal (for my Blood pressure). I start my lupron on 9/14. Oh I am also doing an IVF diet. No dairy and only veggies. It worked for me last time. So here is hoping!!
What was ur protocal? Let me know how u are handling this!!

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Re : Anyone doing IVF?

Postby lucy21 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 07:07 am

Hi Trish,
I am having my trigger HCG injection tomorrow for an Egg Pick up on Wednesday. I have been doing IVF for 12 months now.
My first fresh transfer resulted in a pregnancy that ended at 10 weeks and since then none of my frozen cycles have been sucessful. I'm trying to stay positive about this one and hope that the fresh embies will be "stayers".
I have been to see my PE specialist several times prior to begining IVF and have his full support. I am taking calcium and asprin and will begin heparin as soon as I get a positive Preg test.
I am currently debating whether to have one or two embies put back in...my FS is happy with either, but I understand the increased risk of multiples if/when PE strikes again.
Where are you up to on your cycle? How are feeling physically? Do the injections/sprays etc. make you feel yuk?
Good luck hun, and I'd love to keep in touch through the journey.
Love Lucy XX

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Re : Anyone doing IVF?

Postby norlisa k » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:24 pm

Hi Trish,

I'm so glad to hear that you are confident in your perinatologist and that your RE knows more about you than anyone. Hopefully together, they can help you not only get pregnant, but have a long, healthy pregnancy with a healthy baby(ies).

I did give birth to boy/girl twins, at 38.4 weeks gestational age. The IVF went well (with the outcome that my husband and I both desired--children). The cycle did not go forward without the "blessing" of my perinatologist. The perinatologist and RE both gave their "green lights" along the way to make sure that I would not only "get pregnant," but also "stay pregnant" and have a healthy, safe pregnancy and delivery, with healthy children. Any "bumps in the road" (ovarian cyst and chronic hypertension diagnosis with IVF; gestational diabetes, multiple gestation, group beta strep with the pregnancy) were all kept under control with no adverse effects by my doctors. The twins are now preschoolers doing well today.

Sounds like you have great docs on your team. I wish you success, peace of mind, a long, boring, pregnancy, and a healthy baby to take home...

Take care,

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Re : Anyone doing IVF?

Postby tacarril » Thu Sep 06, 2007 07:18 pm

Thanks for the responses!!
Mommy1st, thanks for the well wishes. I hope no clomid is needed this time around for you!! Congrats on a GREAT weight loss!!!
Norlisa - I have found a Peri who specializes in Preeclampsia. I had a meeting with him and had about 3 pages of questions. He is very experienced. I feel confident in his care. He knows my complete history. My old peri with my triplets was not experienced, even though he was high risk, he was not capable of handling my care when I had preeclampsia. My RE, knows more about me than anyone. This round of IVF we are doing a 5day transfer, opposed to the 3day transfer. We hope to have a better outcome this cycle. Since my loss my blood pressure has been stable. I tried a FET and my lining did not get thick enough. And my blood pressure started to rise with the medication. Now I am taking 100mg of labetaol. And my pressure is great!! So I am hoping it stays that way. I no longer just want to be pregnant..I want to bring my baby home!!
Did you have twins after your loss? how was the IVF cycle? Did u have any problems?

Thanks Trish!

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Re : Anyone doing IVF?

Postby norlisa k » Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:22 am

Hello Trish,

My husband and I went through IVF to get pregnant, and are planning a FET (frozen embryo transfer) sometime in the future.

With a history of previous preeclampsia and infertility, what would be ideal is managing your care with a team consisting of you and your husband, an RE (reproductive endocrinologist/infertility specialist), and a perinatologist. It is important that you and your husband have total trust in your RE and peri, and have any concerns or questions addressed to your satisfaction as it applies to you as a patient with your case, not the population as a whole. These doctors are people who you will be trusting with your life and your future babies' lives. As much as is humanly possible, make sure that your doctors see the big picture, know your whole history, and give you peace of mind. You shouldn’t leave appointments without being sure that they are giving you not only the best odds for conception & pregnancy, but also for a healthy pregnancy, babies, and mom. (And wonderful REs and peris that will do this together do exist; my family is living proof of doctors that did so!)

My husband and I are blessed with having a world-class RE and world-class perinatologist who answer the hard questions about infertility and preeclampsia openly and honestly, and complement each other's care. While no one can predict the future, I hope that you do find doctors who can give you peace of mind that you are receiving the best care possible, and doing all that you can to ensure health for you and your future babies.


Sending you hopes for all of the best,

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Re : Anyone doing IVF?

Postby mommy1st » Tue Sep 04, 2007 06:29 pm

Trish,

I am not doing IVF although I do have fertility issues. My husband and I couldn't get pregnant so we went on Clomid 50mg and got pregnant on the 1st cycle! THen we went back to Clomid in the spring and it didn't work at all. I decided my weight was part of the issue so I am loosing weight before we try again. So far I have lost 43lbs I just need to loose 7 more lbs and we will start again! I am hoping if we don't get pregnant by March/April that the Clomid will help.
That's my story for you!:)) I hope you have a very positive IVF and that your pregnancy is a nice and uneventful one! Please keep us posted with how you are doing. I do know that there are some gals on here who have gone through IVF I am sure they will post soon!!


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