I pretty much never post on these sites (although I can say I’ve read pretty much everything on here thanks to Google) because I don’t know all the acronyms and such. My husband and I just did our first cycle of IVF. We have been trying to conceive for almost 10 years. I’m 35 and he’s 38. Everything seemed to go as planned. We did do a transfer on day 3 because only 7 eggs fertilized (one was late so that one didn’t really count) and the doc felt like it would give us a higher chance of a positive outcome. We both felt so positive about all of this. I was terribly sick through the entire BCP (which was like 5 weeks long - ugh) and I did have one small tubal cyst (which I have had issues with in the past and have had them surgically removed - although that did give the doc a chance to look at my ovaries which he said did not look cystic even though I’ve been “diagnosed” with PCOS). Of the three embryos transferred, 2 were 8 cell and 1 was a 6 cell. Unfortunately, today, my beta number came back at less than 1. We were instructed to stop taking the meds and that the doc would be in touch with us in a month or two to talk about future treatment.
I don’t have to say how I’m feeling right now because I know many of you probably know. I’m frustrated and mad and I just want to know why. I don’t know that there is anything they can tell me about why it didn’t happen other than it just didn’t. So… since we have at least one cycle off (and I don’t know if we’ll do IVF again because honestly - that was terrible for me), please tell me, what did would you do to increase your chances of naturally conceiving? Part of me wants to just go to Hawaii for a couple of months - but the realistic side of me knows that’s not going to happen (plus I’d feel guilty spending money on that and not the next round of IVF). Physically, can I do something to increase our chances? Should I be taking something? Eating something? I’m desperate to not feel like it’s over. 10 years is a long, long time and a negative after all of this, well, let’s just say we’re not taking it well. So any encouragement or advice is really appreciated.