Hey ladies, I have been active in the Jan/Feb IVF, but would like to join your thread.
I start stims on 1/4 and based on (many) previous cycles I will probably ER on 1/16-1/18. It looks like there are a few of you that have ER around the same time.
I will tell you the injections are the easy part, the 2ww TORTURE!!!
reston: I’m usually very positive at the beginning of my cycle and lose it while I’m on the meds. Have you tried acupuncture, some insurances will cover a portion of the cost. I have been doing it since September, it hasn’t helped me get pregnant, but it has calmed my nerves. I know you heard it a hundred times, but stay positive. There is paper on people who laugh more after there ET are more successful, rent some comedies. If you are really losing it just log on and type.
Latebloomer522: Wishing you a :bfp:.
Kristi30: great response!
suhani: I agree with Latebloomer my RE uses follicle size and estrogen to determine ER. He likes to see the lead follicle at least 18-20 mm and follicles under 15mm are likely immature, and he may give them a day to catch up. For me I usually stim for 10-13 days, but your body could be completely different. When is your next U/S and did you note the size of your follicles when they measured them on the last U/S?
Labluvver: Don’t read those inserts they are all scary. If you are not afraid of needles it will not be too bad. You can be bloated and constipated during cycle. I try to use a prenatal with stool softener (TMI), it helps. The most discomfort I felt was after ER. It can be uncomfortable for that day and if you have some ascites (free fluid around your organs) it can make you uncomfortable. The worst is what DH has to endure when I start the stims, I don’t even realize I’m being short with him.
Wishes4baby: Best of luck on your first IVF, keep us posted.