Hi. I've been kind of hiding out but I've been lurking from time to time to see how everyone is doing. These past few weeks have been a roller coaster as my dad passed away suddenly the end of March when we were just in the first half of our IVF cycle. I was also starting my new job around the same time so was feeling pretty drained both emotionally and physically. We have gone on ahead with our IVF plan which I think has helped us and my family have something positive to focus on. We had the ER yesterday morning - 20 eggs, all mature. The clinic called today to say that 17 of them had fertilized. We have a D3 transfer tenatively scheduled (Fri) though we are hoping to make it to D5 (Sun) with some embies left to freeze. Since testing showed male infertility factor as the biggest issue, I'm hoping with ICSI we will have jumped that hurdle and the rest of the process will be much smoother from here.
Oh, and I was wondering if any of you had a progesterone protocol after ER and/or following ET? Since our clinic merged with another clinic, they have been updating a lot of their protocols (though my DH & I think it is a little odd that a lot of the protocol changes are in favor of the other clinic despite them having a slightly lower success rate than our clinic). One of the changes is from doing the IM progesterone injections after ER and then switching to suppositories after ET, and instead starting suppositiories right after ER. They gave us the option of doing either since they are still early on in the merge and we decided to go ahead with the IM injections first since we already had all the supplies (now that I'm sitting on my sore butt, I'm starting to question that decision). Any thoughts on one versus the other?