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Hi everyone.. my hubby and i have been trying to have children for several years (8 to be exact). We have been seen by 4 fertility doctors and up until Nov of last year they weren't working with me or holding me back. My hubby has a genetic disorder called Klemens syndrome, which prevents him from producing sperm, i was also diagnosed with PCOS. I have always been heavy and it wasn't until i started going to docs that they discovered i had PCOS. In march of 09 i under went lap band surgery in order to reverse the PCOS. The doctors all told me that in order for them to help i need to lose weight so i chose to have that surgery. In the time i was having my surgery my hubby got with a group of researchers that were trying out a new drug to help men with his condition. Since he has been on this medication he has successfully reversed his problem and he can produce sperm and it's live to boot Smile So now i have had this surgery my hubby can produce sperm, now i decided to find someone willing to work with me. So in November i found a new doctor and after we meet and i went over everything she looked at me and said oh my you and your hubby have been through hell. :/ I have been through some very painful test and now this doctor looks at me and says " i have got a couple pregnant with similar issues, were going to do IVF. So I leave her office in tears. They weren't tears of sadness more tears of holy crap this is really happening. Since i meet her she has done an internal ultra sound and blood work. Two weeks ago she started me on Lupron. I have been doing the shots at the same time every day. Now im suppose to have gotten my period on Friday but i haven't and im suppose to have an internal ultrasound on wed ( the 26th) and them im suppose to start stimuli drugs on Friday. Now the doctor said the EG is suppose to happen on the 8th and transfer on the 11th. So now im freaking out. I'm looking for some support and people to talk to about this. Thanks for reading Smile

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Joined: 09/20/09
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Wonderful news!! I am happy that you are a this point, I wish you the best of luck and hope you will not be here long. I have unexplained infertility...i hate that diagnosis....anyway we did 3 failed iui's and we will be doing our first ivf cycle this month. I start my lupron shots on 2/2.

This is a great board with tons of women with lots of answers to any and all questions and they are so supportive. This can be such a stressful/overwhelming time, I am taking it one day at a time, some great avice I got here.

Look forward to having you as a cycle buddy and hope we both get our BFP!!

Rachel

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Hi babydreamer11! Welcome to our group. This group of ladies are FANTASTIC!! They are always willing to offer advice and encouraging words.

You are just a little bit behind me.. I started Lupron on Jan 15th and I start my gonal-f tonight! I'm guessing retrieval will be Feb 4th or 5th, but we'll see.

Keep us posted on how you are doing!

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Welcome!!! As all the others here said, this is an amazing board with a group of wonderful ladies. They helped me so much throughout my IF journey. Hope your stay is short and sweet here and you get your BFP soon. So glad that your DH's problem was reversed...that's amazing. What med did they use? Good luck!

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Welcome! You will find a great, supportive group of women on this board. I'm Jenn and it took me 8 years to get pg through IVF and 2 FETs. 8 years is a lifetime when TTC - I know. I'm really happy that you have a doctor that you like and that will work with you to help you achieve your dream of becoming a family. KUP on your progress.

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Welcome! Feel free to ask as many questions as you have. Everyone here is a wealth of knowledge. Glad you have a doctor you like.

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Welcome! :wavehello:

You have come to a wonderful board filled with knowledgeable women Smile

I look forward to stalking you on this somewhat frantic and rollercoaster ride of a journey to motherhood :bigarmhug:

Blessings,

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WOW .. you guys are amazing.. Smile thank you so much for all the amazing words of encouragement.. it's been a crazy roller coaster of a journey and i can't wait to hear those words "your pregnant" Smile

@ meggyrn the meds for me where weight loss surgery Smile for my hubby it's a GNRH (almost like lupron) but it's a stronger dose that he gets every two hours via a insulin type pump thats in him 24/7 for the past two years

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Oh and PS... I started my period today..which was suppose to start on friday but due to the lupron it came later Sad im going in for an ultra sound on friday and hopefully everything goes well and i can start next drugs Smile

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This might sound stupid but on alot of the post and repsones there is alot of abbreviations for things... could anyone explain them to me...

BCP
POAS
BFN
beta

and im sure there is more but these are the ones i remember...thanks

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"babydreamer11" wrote:

This might sound stupid but on alot of the post and repsones there is alot of abbreviations for things... could anyone explain them to me...

BCP
POAS
BFN
beta

and im sure there is more but these are the ones i remember...thanks

Yes, it was very confusing to me when I came here. No, it does not sound stupid.

BCP-birth control pills
POAS-pee on a stick (that one took me forever to learn)
BFN-big fat negative (neg pg test)
beta-beta hcg, blood pg test

Some others I can think of:
BFP-big fat positve (positive pg test)
ER-embryo retrieval
ET-embryo transfer
3dt-3 day transfer
5dt 5 day transfer

Another that took me a while:
for example: 5dp3dt-5 days post 3 day transfer

I'm sure there are lots others that I'm not thinking of.

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Meggyrn... thank you so much .. i felt like i should have a manual to read these post Smile thanks

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I think there is somewhere on this site that has all kinds of abbreviations but I'm not sure where it is at. Hopefully you won't have to be here long and won't need to learn too much. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

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I have a question about coffee...I know when ur pregnant they recommend one cup...but the doc told me from this point on to act pregnant..so my question is 3days out from the transfer can I have one cup of coffee..will it hurt them....

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"babydreamer11" wrote:

I have a question about coffee...I know when ur pregnant they recommend one cup...but the doc told me from this point on to act pregnant..so my question is 3days out from the transfer can I have one cup of coffee..will it hurt them....

My RE recommended no caffeine. I cut out caffeine when I started stims. I maybe was too cautious, but I didn't want to look back and think "I should've done this differently."

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Check this out:

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/caffeine.html

Facts: Experts have stated that moderate levels of caffeine have not been found to have a negative effect on pregnancy. The definition of moderate varies anywhere from 150 mg - 300 mg a day.

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"babydreamer11" wrote:

I have a question about coffee...I know when ur pregnant they recommend one cup...but the doc told me from this point on to act pregnant..so my question is 3days out from the transfer can I have one cup of coffee..will it hurt them....

I think this goes hand in hand with the bed rest thread. We pay a lot of money for IVF and we want to do everything possible on our end to make sure it works. So we cut out every possible thing and take every precaution just to be sure and to make sure there is no way we can look back and say "if I only hadn't.....". That being said, how many pg women do you see drinking coffee? A lot! Pregnancy is exhausting! So my personal opinion is this - one cup a day is fine. However - did I drink it - no - LOL.

PG MENT:

When I did IVF and my FETs I cut out all caffeine for about a year or so while cycling. Once I got my BFP I was very careful to stick to my strict regimen that I had created for myself. However, once I hit the pregnancy exhaustion and headaches my OB said to have some coffee :eek: That went against everything I had been doing but I was so desperate to feel better that I did. My ds turned out fine. So while I think you need to make your own decision on this, I don't think it will hurt and next time I don't plan to stop caffeine (in moderation) for my FET.

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