I have always been told that diet plays a huge role with infertility. Whether its true or not, I don’t know. I was just diganosed with celiac and have found good info on the web about the affects gluten can have on our systems. Sounds like you are doing great! 6 pounds is awesome! I hope this cycle works for you!! When is your 2 weeks up?
I don’t know what caused our :wings: . The previous RE I had was not that great and never really had any answers for us. I was just happy we got pregnant. Now we just need it to stick! Hopefully the endometrial biopsy will help!
From what I understand, the lap is to look for endometriosis and make sure the tubes are clear. I don’t really have any symptoms, but really heavy periods, but I wanted to have it done just in case there is something going on in there.
Good luck to you!!
[quote=SweetPeony]Hi girls, sorry to not respond for a few days, been a nutty week!
Melody, that is awesome you got a second opinion before going any further. Its also nice they are being honest about the blasts, or at least it sounds like they will try everything in their power to get you blasts that will be stronger. Sometimes I get a little concerned that our current clinic is a bit lax about our own scenario -that is why we are consulting with another RE, want to see if he would be willing to look into a bit more before another IVF. That really great about the thyroid antibodies being gone -one less thing you have to be concerned about.
What kind of things are you doing to lose weight? I am working with a nutritionist, she has put me on a low-glycemic index or low-glycemic load diet. I don’t have any blood sugar issues, however supposedly this prevents crazy insulin surges which cause you to gain and retain weight. It has been pretty effective the past 2+ weeks I have lost 6 lbs already. Its not quite Atkins as you can still eat many fruits and veg, but she tells us to cut out most carbs and sugar, high fructose corn syrup, potatoes, most breads etc, and focus on protein, protein, protein and veg/fruit. I mention this to you as we have not had horrible embies, but they haven’t been great either -and we are still unexplained. Whenever I stim my follies grow really fast but my estradiol lags and never seems in decent proportion. Well, we did a stim cycle with timed intercourse while on this diet, and while I am not holding my breath for it to work, and still in the 2WW, I will say my follies were much more steady, and my estradiol was much higher than usual -I wonder if that means the eggs were better quality. So, there might be something to it. Have you tried anything like that for the weight loss as I wonder if it can help the embies too? I am going to mention this to the REs, current one and 2nd opinion one to see if they think it means anything. I wonder if it will help on our next IVF. Im not holding my breath for this cycle as its the first attempt since I figured this out and that may not actually be whats causing our problem. AZ is an awesome state -I am in New England . it sounds like you have got a great RE now! It looks like you have been through so much so I hope you have lots of success with this one. Hope you have a great vacation!
KTF - 4th times a charm, I’m fairly certain :flower: . Yes, we do have a similar history, do you know what caused your :wings: ? Ours turned out to be a chromosomal abnormality. What does the Laproscopy entail? We are also trying to lose a little weight before doing another IVF. I gained a bit on my second cycle when I got pregnant for some reason and just wasn’t able to get rid of it.
Its nice to know our IVFs are a few months off, I feel like it gives us lots of time to mentally prepare, get tests done, and just feel better about our cycles when we get to them.[/quote]