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    I thought it'd be a good idea to have a thread with success stories. We've had a lot of them lately and it's nice encouragement for others to read. Feel free to post your IF story here for others to read. Even if you've been successful in the past, we'd love to hear your story. Thanks!

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    IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
    IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
    IVF #3-BFN (5/10)

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    I'll start!

    DH and I are both 32. I have a teenage DD from a previous relationship. We began TTC in 2004 and between 2005-2006 we managed to have 3 ectopic pregnancies and have both my tubes removed. We started our first IVF Nov-Dec 2006 and found out the first week of January 2007 that we were successful and had DD in Sept 2007. We decided this year to go ahead and try an FET and see what happens. We both decided that while we really wanted to have another one, we were ok if it didn't work. We had 6 frozen embryos, thawed all - 4 survived, 2 did not. We transferred 3 and froze the single one until we decided what we should do with it. We have a positive on HPT and go in for our beta in 2 days! I honestly thought after my tubes were removed, I would never be able to give DH a biological child of his own... but I didn't give up and we were able to concieve thanks to IVF!
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    DD#1: 16, DD#2: 4, and Twins #3 & 4...



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    I have two success stories.

    After suffering from severe endo for years Dh and I knew the only way we would be able to get pg quickly was with IVF. In Oct 2007 we started our first cycle. I ended up bedridden with OHSS and had to freeze all of our embryos. We did a FET the following month (Feb 0 that ended in a m/c I was devastated but refused to give up or wait. As soon as AF showed we did a second FET that resulted in a singleton pg and an amazing son.

    The second time I went to the RE for a FET (March 11) we ended up putting it off. I talked to my RE about my chances of conceiving on my own and he said there really wasn't a possibility, even with Dh's great test results. We decided to wait a year or so and do the FET then. However, 6 weeks later I took an HPT on a whim when I wasn't sleeping well and got a BFP. In 5 days we will welcome our little girl to our family.

    With and without ART - we have been able to grow our family. But WITHOUT God - it never would have happened.

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    Jenn...I can't believe your little girl will be here in 5 days. Keep us updated over here!

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    2 IUI's-BFN
    IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
    IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
    IVF #3-BFN (5/10)

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    DH and I had been TTC for over a year without success when we decided to seek an RE consult. We did one IUI cycle in January 2011 which did not result in a BFP, shortly afterwards we found out DH's sperm morphology & count were not favorable. We decided to go directly to IVF for our next attempt. The whole process was not easy and it did not help matters that my father was very ill (he was hospitalized the day of our IUI trigger shot) and then died suddenly when we had just started our IVF cycle. Our family, especially my mother, was supportive with us going forward with the cycle despite all that was going on. We were able to retrieve 20 eggs and seven made it to blastocyst stage. After much debate, DH & I elected to only transfer one blastocyst on Easter Sunday and freeze the remaining embryos. We got pregnant from that first IVF cycle and got an early Christmas present when our son arrived on Dec 15.

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    After DH and I got married in 2006, I went for my rountine annual in which my doc asked about TTC. I mentioned we hadn't prevented for 2 yrs. Since I had been PG with my ex Doc sent DH for testing. DH has anywhere from 0-2% normal morphology with any given test. So the RE told us to do IUI. We did 2 or 3(I can't remember) and then doc said we needed to move on to IVF with ICSI. During stimming I was on one of the highest doses of Bravelle and Menopur and only produced 4 eggs. Of which only 1 made it to a 3dt. I got pregnant, however m/c. We had no insurance money left so we were at the end of the road. We moved onto adoption. We were turned down for international adoption due to medical history. Then we adopted two embryos and were all set to transfer both but they didn't survive the thaw. Later we moved to domestic infant adoption. In October we were matched with our birthmom and our baby girl is due in the next 4 weeks. The adoption of our daughter is only possible because of God and we are so blessed to have her on the way.
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    This is a great idea!!!!!

    I'm a double success story.

    DH & I married in 2004 and early 2007 we decided to start TTC but we were in no hurry. Well fast foward a year and still no BFP so we decided to start checking things out. We had DH's sperm count checked and it was at 5 million and we were recommended to an RE. We made our first appointment for May of 2008. DH had a testie that would fluctuate between hanging were its supposed to and ascending up into his body. Well it was killing his sperm count. We dropped down to 3 million with in a few months so we hurried to get the IVF started. We had 11 egg's harvested and 2 implanted on 3dt. Only 1 implanted and June 12, 2009 my sweet DS Joey was born.

    None survived to freezing. So 2010 we decided we were going to want a 2nd child but had some things in our life to change before we were ready. It took us 10 months to sell our townhome and we finally did and bought our new home in Sept 2011. We had our first return RE appointment the same week. We started meds and moved forward and Nov 4 I had 16 eggs harvested. 2 went to blast and we decided to only implant one. We really didn't want multiples unless we had too. Well we got our second miracle and I'm preggo with our 2nd child. My due date is 7/30/11

    I love reading all the success stories.


    Our Family 2013 ~ My miracles Joey/4 & Lucas/1

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    I have a success story but didn't use IVF. I suffer from PCOS and we started trying to conceive in 2008 and after a year we decided we needed help. We did 3 rounds of injectables with timed intercourse in 2009 and they weren't successful. We moved to California after my husband got stationed here and we immediately tried again after being seperated for about a year between the move because of his training. We began trying in 2010 again. On our fourth timed intercourse plus injectables cycle we conceived twins. They were born February 18, 2011 at only 25 weeks. They are now thriving 10 month olds and we feel very blessed! Don't give up hope, be strong, and believe!!!!!
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    These stories are soo beautiful and encouraging ! Thanks ladies
    Tasha

    TTC #1 since 2/11
    Married to DH Chris since May 23,2011
    April 16 2012- IUI BFP!!!
    Dec 8th 2012 Carter Michael is born 4:53 am at 5lbs 5 oz
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    I will post my success story here. Although, it is not an IVF success story. We ttc for 3 years after we were able to conceive our DS without..what seemed...like no issues. It took us 9 months to conceive DS, but when we looked back, we did not use any contraception for over 3 years before we actually did conceive. Obviously, that means that we had issues we did not know about before attempting to ttc our second child. After about 1 year of ttc #2, we went to see a RE. Tests confirmed that I had issues with estrogen and progesterone. The progesterone issue was the result of low estrogen before O. So, we attempted 3 medicated cycles with timed intercourse. All were unsuccessful. I would produce up to 15 follicles, but only get about 2 to maturity. I had a lot of issues with extremely mild OHSS. Painful! During this time, I started taking supplements, cut out all refined sugar and flour, and began exercising. We took 18 months off between our third cycle and our fourth. I lost almost 40 pounds and was probably the healthiest I had been since college. Thanks to a fabulous pg. org member who donated their leftover meds to us, we were able to afford our fourth cycle. The RE decided that we needed to attempt a medicated IUI cycle. This was the best cycle we ever had. I did not have any overstimulation. I had only 4 follicles and only 1 was mature at the IUI. Apparently, we had one more mature because when I went back for an u/s at 6 weeks, I was pregnant with twins. Keira and Sarafina are now 2 and I will be eternally grateful for the support of pg.org members for letting me post about my struggles with fertility and for the donated meds that helped us conceive our beautiful girls.
    Melanie
    DS-Isaiah 1/2/04
    DDs- Keira and Sarafina 11/28/09


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