Lining Dilemma and Question - pg & ch ment

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Lining Dilemma and Question - pg & ch ment

I am curious to know, for those of you who were successful with a fresh or frozen cycle, how thick was your lining and how many did it result in.

My last two (and only) FETs, my lining was 8 and 7.5, we transferred 3 both times and none implanted.

The reason I ask is that I am struggling with how many to transfer versus trying to avoid multiples (for DHs sake) versus this may be our last shot versus not wanting to transfer too little and regret it later when we have no snowbabies left.

I hope that makes sense!

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I don't remember the number, just that I always had to have the triple stripe. Did you have this with your previous transfers? And you had a natural pregnancy, right? So that has to be a good sign for you, I would think.

I did IVF fresh 3 times...1st time was a 3dt and I transferred two and have a son. #2 and #3 were 5dt's and both a bust but I had 4 frosties from IVF #3 frozen at the 2pn stage. We thawed all 4, only 2 made it to 3dt, and I am currently 19+ weeks pg with one baby.

How many to transfer...yikes. If it were me, and I had only 1 shot with the frosties, and my DH was also terrified of multiples, I guess I would thaw all 8 to the 3-5dt (whatever you do in Dubai) and transfer the best 2-4 embies. I would be afraid to be octomom, but even more terrified of not having any implant...isn't it a terrible dilemma??

I decided to thaw all 4, grow to 3dt since this is the only thing that worked for me before, and transfer whatever made it to day 3, which luckily was only 2, because beyond twins would have been very rough (not impossible, but very tough...heck, twins would be tough!!).

Best of luck with your decison and transfer...I hate how unpredictable this process is.

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Don't understand the lining thickness thing.....

So, I'm not sure I understand the lining thickness thing - Today he said I was only at 5.5 and had my estrace increased and changed to vaginal. He said needs to be 8 but is it supposed to be 8 for transfer or 8 now at this point? If yours was 7.5 and 8 at transfer, then why is he increasing my estrace? Won't my lining thicken in the next week? I've only taken the estrace 5 days.

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I had similar thickness for my IUI's and the RE wasn't concerned.... mind you they don't care as much about IUI cycles do they...

"CCindy" wrote:

So, I'm not sure I understand the lining thickness thing - Today he said I was only at 5.5 and had my estrace increased and changed to vaginal. He said needs to be 8 but is it supposed to be 8 for transfer or 8 now at this point? If yours was 7.5 and 8 at transfer, then why is he increasing my estrace? Won't my lining thicken in the next week? I've only taken the estrace 5 days.

I dont' know but our lining probably doesn't grow as fast as follies do, so maybe the RE wants to get things moving for you in that department. I just read somewhere that they want the lining to be a minimum of 8 (i've heard 7 too ) so your RE might want it to double in a week...

one more major thing for our bodies to do and for us to obsess over eh?

(hugs)

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I had to go back and check. At stim day 6, my lining was 9.91mm and we transferred 2. They both were 6dt and they did assisted hatching on them. Good luck!

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I can't recall specifically, but my lining wasn't spectacular. Mind you, my cycles were a mess and I am to this day surprised it ever worked.

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"CCindy" wrote:

So, I'm not sure I understand the lining thickness thing - Today he said I was only at 5.5 and had my estrace increased and changed to vaginal. He said needs to be 8 but is it supposed to be 8 for transfer or 8 now at this point? If yours was 7.5 and 8 at transfer, then why is he increasing my estrace? Won't my lining thicken in the next week? I've only taken the estrace 5 days.

It's supposed to be 8 for transfer, for you, according to your RE. My RE wants it at 10 but I'm happy to read that it's not like that for every RE. It gives me hope.

Yes, your lining will thicken in the next week. It can't hurt to increase the estrace. The thicker the lining, the better, I say!

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"augusta26" wrote:

I don't remember the number, just that I always had to have the triple stripe. Did you have this with your previous transfers? And you had a natural pregnancy, right? So that has to be a good sign for you, I would think.

I did IVF fresh 3 times...1st time was a 3dt and I transferred two and have a son. #2 and #3 were 5dt's and both a bust but I had 4 frosties from IVF #3 frozen at the 2pn stage. We thawed all 4, only 2 made it to 3dt, and I am currently 19+ weeks pg with one baby.

How many to transfer...yikes. If it were me, and I had only 1 shot with the frosties, and my DH was also terrified of multiples, I guess I would thaw all 8 to the 3-5dt (whatever you do in Dubai) and transfer the best 2-4 embies. I would be afraid to be octomom, but even more terrified of not having any implant...isn't it a terrible dilemma??

I decided to thaw all 4, grow to 3dt since this is the only thing that worked for me before, and transfer whatever made it to day 3, which luckily was only 2, because beyond twins would have been very rough (not impossible, but very tough...heck, twins would be tough!!).

Best of luck with your decison and transfer...I hate how unpredictable this process is.

That's interesting about the triple stripe. No one has ever discussed that with me and of course, I forgot to ask.

They are thawing all 8 2 days before then letting them grow to day 5 for the transfer.

DH is really terrified of twins and I'm terrified of not transferring enough. We need to have a serious conversation about this in the next couple of days....

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I'm not sure how u feel about it but when we expressed our concerns regarding multiples our doctor said there was a procedure that could reduce the number if we were in that position. DH said he didn't think he wd be able to make that decision and I don't think I could either but knowing there was that option gave me more courage to take a chance and transfer 6 our last cycle. Just a thought...

AFM- this morning my lining was up to 7mm-yehh. He said much better. Aside from increasing the estrace and taking vaginally I starting L-Arginine and Red Raspberry tea. Whatever's helping is and I will continue all until transfer, which I hope is this weekend.

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I'm a little late to this post, but I had a terrible lining (IMO) - it was only around 6.5 at the time of transfer and I never got a triple stripe. But it worked anyway! There are so many many variables, that I'm surprised they can ever narrow it down to a single thing anyway.

Did you and DH decide on a number to transfer? How many made it out of the freeze?

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Hhhmmm...I don't remember specifically. Maybe 10 or 11 I want to say?

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"CCindy" wrote:

I'm not sure how u feel about it but when we expressed our concerns regarding multiples our doctor said there was a procedure that could reduce the number if we were in that position. DH said he didn't think he wd be able to make that decision and I don't think I could either but knowing there was that option gave me more courage to take a chance and transfer 6 our last cycle. Just a thought...

I've heard about this also but if it came to it, I know that DH (or I) wouldn't want that for a number of reasons.

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"ChristiGirl" wrote:

Did you and DH decide on a number to transfer? How many made it out of the freeze?

DH surprised me tonight. I told him I wanted to talk about how many to transfer and then proceded to rattle off a ton of stats about FET's and their success rates with women my age (40) and how I didn't want any regrets since this could be our last shot at it, etc, etc. He stopped me and asked how many I wanted to transfer and I said '2'. He said, 'OK'. That was it.

We find out tomorrow how many made it to 5 days.

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Good Luck ~ Sticky vibes coming your way!

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Good luck! My lining was 8 a couple days before transfer and 10 the day before or day of transfer (can't remember). We transferred 4. Still don't know how many took, but it worked.