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    Thank you to Danielle for coming up with these questions. For all of us IVF'ers (grads and current cycles), please post the following information. This is a great place for new members or those in the 2WW to get some support and information!


    Name:
    Age:
    How long have you been TTC:
    Diagnosis or any known IF issues:
    Have you tried other treatments before IVF:
    How many IVF's did you do before success:
    Protocol (meds taken):
    How many eggs retrieved:
    How many eggs fertilized:
    How many days between ER and ET:
    How many and quality transferred:
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW:
    Did you take a HPT before blood test:
    What DPO did you got your BFP:
    Number of first beta:
    Number of babies:
    Any words of wisdom that you would pass on to:

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    I will start!

    This is for our 1st IVF (fresh cycle) that we did in 2006


    Name: Jen
    Age: 28 (at the time)
    How long have you been TTC: Almost 3 years
    Diagnosis or any known IF issues: Male Factor - low count, poor morph
    Have you tried other treatments before IVF: No
    How many IVF's did you do before success: 1
    Protocol (meds taken): Lupron (down cycle), Gonal-F 75 IU twice a day, PIO shots after ET
    How many eggs retrieved: 13 total, 10 of those were mature
    How many eggs fertilized: 4
    How many days between ER and ET: 5 days
    How many and quality transferred: 2, 5 day blasts transferred - graded A- and B+
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: A little cramping, but no real symptoms
    Did you take a HPT before blood test: No
    What DPO did you got your BFP: 10 days after transfer
    Number of first beta: 83
    Number of babies: 1 (Connor, born 10/22/06)
    Any words of wisdom that you would pass on to: Going through IVF the first time can be scary and overwhelming. It was not as bad as I thought it would be. The RE guided us through everything, step by step, and the shots were not as bad as I thought! Stay posititve!!!
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    This is for our 2nd IVF (frozen cycle), in 2008

    Name: Jen
    Age: 30 (at the time)
    How long have you been TTC: n/a
    Diagnosis or any known IF issues: Male Factor - low count, poor morph
    Have you tried other treatments before IVF: No
    How many IVF's did you do before success: 1
    Protocol (meds taken): BCP, Estradiol Valerate injections to thicken lining, PIO shots after transfer
    How many eggs retrieved: Frozen cycle - 1 embryo left from 1st IVF cycle. The other embryo we had did not make it to freeze
    How many eggs fertilized: n/a
    How many days between ER and ET: n/a
    How many and quality transferred: 1 - 5 day blast - graded C-
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: None
    Did you take a HPT before blood test: No
    What DPO did you got your BFP: 10 days after transfer
    Number of first beta: 131
    Number of babies: 1 (Evan, born 10/19/08
    Any words of wisdom that you would pass on to: Our RE gave us a 10% chance of this cycle resulting in a pregnancy. Due to only having 1 embryo to transfer, and the "poor" quality of the embryo. To our total shock and surprise, we got a BFP! My words of wisdom is that I am living proof that the grades don't necessarily predict your odds, and the dr's are not always right! Even though we were given bad odds, I went with my gut instinct and went ahead with the cycle anyway. We are so grateful we did. Do not lose hope, it CAN happen!!
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    Name:Ami
    Age:33
    How long have you been TTC:2 years
    Diagnosis or any known IF issues:Unexplained IF
    Have you tried other treatments before IVF:4 rounds of Clomid/IUI (no success)
    How many IVF's did you do before success:Worked on the first round!
    Protocol (meds taken):BCPs (down cycle), Lupron, Dexamethasone, Aspirin, Follistim, Repronex. After beta: Progesterone in Oil, Vivelle patches, Aspirin
    How many eggs retrieved:19 (14 mature)
    How many eggs fertilized:13 (1-6AA, 1-5AA, 11-4AA)
    How many days between ER and ET:5
    How many and quality transferred:2 grade AA
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW:One night I got extremely tired and HAD to go to bed. Next morning I had a wave of nausea that passed in about 10 seconds. No other symptoms that were anything different than AF. The morning of my blood test (9DP5DT) I had AF cramps and was positive I was not pg.
    Did you take a HPT before blood test: PIAC morning of my beta. Dipped my HPT when I got home before I got the phone call from the RE. Came back blazing positive!
    What DPO did you got your BFP: 14
    Number of first beta:238 (9DP5DT)
    Number of babies:2! Tiki and Kale born 7/30/08 at 6lbs12oz and 6lbs3oz
    Any words of wisdom that you would pass on to:Also did acupuncture before and after ET. Made me a believer. This board was what kept me sane. Use it for all the wonderful ladies who are great resources. Use it to vent, cry and celebrate. Everyone here has a special bond we will always share!
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    Name: Jennifer
    Age: 28, 27 when IVF was a success
    How long have you been TTC: 8 years
    Diagnosis or any known IF issues: endometriosis
    Have you tried other treatments before IVF: clomid and IUIs
    How many IVF's did you do before success: 1 cycle, canceled then 2 FETs
    Protocol (meds taken): follistim, menapur
    How many eggs retrieved: 16
    How many eggs fertilized: 12 - 10 made it to the freeze
    How many days between ER and ET: months due to OHSS
    How many and quality transferred: transferred 2 both times and both were good - great quality
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: none that I remember
    Did you take a HPT before blood test: HECK YES! I'm a POAS addict
    What DPO did you got your BFP: 13dp5dt I believe
    Number of first beta: 293
    Number of babies: 1
    Any words of wisdom that you would pass on to: Do NOT give up...I wanted to give up so many times but I was determined. After my m/c I wanted to wait a few months but got back in the REs office the next month for a transfer....that resulted in my sweet baby boy

    ALSO - research everything...know what meds you are on, what they do, what your options are, etc. Don't just believe and do everything you are told without knowing why you are doing it.

    Like Ami - I did acupuncture on Monday before my Thursday transfer but never again. I didn't like it very much...but maybe it helped?!?!?
    Jenn & Jus 1.13.06
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    Kara: 12.27.11


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    Name:
    Age: 31
    How long have you been TTC: 2.5years
    Diagnosis or any known IF issues: PCOS, MFI (absent acrosomes- zero morph, count and motility normal range).
    Have you tried other treatments before IVF: Clomid.
    How many IVF's did you do before success: 1 fresh, two frozen cycles.
    Protocol (meds taken): fresh cycle- long lupron type downregulation protocol with BCP's(except with synarel as this is inhaled and not injectible), recombinant FSH (puregon) 100IU, crinone (vaginal progesterone) after transfer. Frozen cycle 1- artificial HRT cycle with estrogen/prgesterone sequentially, abandoned after transfer due to unstable endometrium. Frozen cycle 2- ovulation induction with poor response, eventually ovulated CD31, low progesterone so pessaries and HCG booster shots. BFP.
    How many eggs retrieved:: 17 (15 mature)
    How many eggs fertilized:: 12
    How many days between ER and ET: 2 (customary to do D2 Tx here because emphasis on fet's- and day 2 embryos survive thaw cycles better on average).
    How many and quality transferred: fresh cycle- 1 high quality embryo (not listing grading as not helpful without knowing my clinic, as they all have individual protocols for grading embryos and there is no accepted convention!). FET 1- two, medium quality, Frozen cycle 2- two, one medium, one only fair.
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: nil. Nil for entire first trimester.
    Did you take a HPT before blood test: yes, because I was taking HCG boosters, my tests never got negative, but the pos line got darker.
    What DPO did you got your BFP: Noticebly darker by 8DPO.
    Number of first beta: 701
    Number of babies: two.
    Any words of wisdom that you would pass on to: Try not to sweat the small stuff. Timing of most injections isn't such a big deal if it's off a bit (bar trigger), stairs are not your enemy, you can still shower, travel and have sex in the tww.

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    Name: Jen
    Age: 32
    How long have you been TTC: 2 years
    Diagnosis or any known IF issues: "unexplained infertility"
    Have you tried other treatments before IVF: 3 rounds clomid/IUI's, 3 rounds injectables/IUI's (all failed!)
    How many IVF's did you do before success: 2nd one was a success
    Protocol (meds taken): lupron, follistim, hcg trigger, progesterone suppositories
    How many eggs retrieved: 1st time 6, 2nd time 5
    How many eggs fertilized: 1st time one, 2nd time 2
    How many days between ER and ET: 3 days
    How many and quality transferred: 2 "perfect" ones! (I forget the grading now!)
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: None
    Did you take a HPT before blood test: Nope!
    What DPO did you got your BFP: I guess it was 14 DPO
    Number of first beta: 170
    Number of babies: 2 - Sean and Emma born 10/24/06 at 38 weeks!
    Any words of wisdom that you would pass on to: Don't transfer more embryos than you are comfortable with! And just because you don't have 20 eggs retrieved and 15 fertilize doesn't mean it won't be successful. My two babies are the only two embryos I had. And they are feisty two year olds now!

    Jen
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    Name: Andrea
    Age: 27 at time of IVF, 29 now
    How long have you been TTC: 1.5 years prior to first IVF cycle
    Diagnosis or any known IF issues: long cycles for me, severe MFI due to a varicocele (morphology 0% normal)
    Have you tried other treatments before IVF: 4 cycles of Clomid, 1 Follistim w/IUI cycle
    How many IVF's did you do before success: 2
    Protocol (meds taken): BCPs, Lupron, Follistim, Repronex, HCG trigger, PIO, Estradial
    How many eggs retrieved: 21 for our successful cycle, 11 for our bad cycle
    How many eggs fertilized: 15 for our successful cycle, 7 for our bad cycle
    How many days between ER and ET: 5 for our successful cycle, 3 for our bad cycle
    How many and quality transferred: 2 blasts for our successful cycle, 2 8 cells for our bad cycle
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: veiny boobs, sensitive vagina , implantation cramps, but overall felt pretty normal
    Did you take a HPT before blood test: yes
    What DPO did you got your BFP: 12dpo both times
    Number of first beta: 88 for successful cycle, 63 for bad cycle
    Number of babies: one
    Any words of wisdom that you would pass on to: Don't get too upset if you don't have any extra embryos to freeze. They transfer the best ones into you. With our successful cycle we didn't get any of the developing embryos to freeze and still had a healthy pregnancy.
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    This is for our 1st IVF (fresh cycle) that we did in 2006


    Name: Cheryl
    Age: 28 (at the time)
    How long have you been TTC: 3 years
    Diagnosis or any known IF issues: Male Factor
    Have you tried other treatments before IVF: No
    How many IVF's did you do before success: 1
    Protocol (meds taken): Lupron, PIO shots after ET
    How many eggs retrieved: I think 16
    How many eggs fertilized: 5
    How many days between ER and ET: 5 days
    How many and quality transferred: 2 transferred
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: nothing
    Did you take a HPT before blood test: No
    What DPO did you got your BFP: 15 days after transfer
    Number of first beta: No idea
    Number of babies: 1 (Gianna, born 1/9/07)
    Any words of wisdom that you would pass on to: It was such an expierence the first time. Don't be scared and ask as many questions as you need to.
    Fred & Cheryl - 5/18/2002
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    This is for our 2nd IVF (frozen cycle), in 2008

    Name: Cheryl
    Age: 30 (at the time)
    How long have you been TTC: n/a
    Diagnosis or any known IF issues: Male Factor
    Have you tried other treatments before IVF: No
    How many IVF's did you do before success: 1 other success
    Protocol (meds taken): BCP, Lupron, Estradiol injections to thicken lining, Estrogen patches, PIO shots after transfer
    How many eggs retrieved: Frozen cycle- had 3 embies
    How many eggs fertilized: n/a
    How many days between ER and ET: n/a
    How many and quality transferred: 2 - Grade A's
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: None
    Did you take a HPT before blood test: No, but right after
    What DPO did you got your BFP: 10 days after transfer
    Number of first beta: No idea
    Number of babies: 1 - EDD June 2009
    Any words of wisdom that you would pass on to: Second time is a dream. I knew what to expect and "enjoyed" it. Miracles really do happen, never give up hope.
    Fred & Cheryl - 5/18/2002
    DD-Gianna Jeannine - 1/9/2007
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