List your IVF 40+ BFP HERE! (Successes only please, not chat)


#182

[FONT=“Arial Black”]Name:[/FONT] torontochick
[FONT=“Arial Black”]Age:[/FONT] 42.9 (will be 43 in less than 2 months)
[FONT=“Arial Black”]FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results:[/FONT] FSH: 6.5, LH: 2.6, E2: 35.1, AMH 1.4, 0.54, 0.9
[FONT=“Arial Black”]How long TTC: [/FONT]12 months
[FONT=“Arial Black”]Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: [/FONT]yes
[FONT=“Arial Black”]Any natural or herbal remedies used:[/FONT] acupuncture, Chinese herbs during natural cycles
[FONT=“Arial Black”]Diagnosis or any known issues:[/FONT] Age
[FONT=“Arial Black”]Treatments you tried:[/FONT] ICSI (three times)
[FONT=“Arial Black”]Treatment (if any) that led to success: [/FONT]ICSI
[FONT=“Arial Black”]Are you using donor eggs or sperm:[/FONT] No
[FONT=“Arial Black”]Protocol (meds taken if any): [/FONT]Long lupron protocol after BCPs w/ Gonal F and Menopur, dose was a combined 300 IU daily
[FONT=“Arial Black”]If IVF how many follicles at ER:[/FONT] 5
[FONT=“Arial Black”]If IVF how many eggs retrieved:[/FONT] 4
[FONT=“Arial Black”]If IVF how many eggs fertilized:[/FONT] 3
[FONT=“Arial Black”]If IVF how many days between ER and ET:[/FONT] 3
[FONT=“Arial Black”]If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[/FONT] 3 (not sure about the rating, one was quote “top”, the other two of lesser quality)
[FONT=“Arial Black”]Symptoms or issues during 2WW:[/FONT] Nothing really that could not have been attributed to the progesterone
[FONT=“Arial Black”]What day you got your BFP:[/FONT] 9dp3dt (it was the FAINTEST of lines)
[FONT=“Arial Black”]HPT before blood test:[/FONT] yes
[FONT=“Arial Black”]Number of first beta:[/FONT] 41 (10dp3dt) (second beta: 4532 22dp3dt)
[FONT=“Arial Black”]Number of babies:[/FONT] don’t know yet, I think one.
[FONT=“Arial Black”]Why do YOU think that you were successful this time?[/FONT] I took 4 months off after the second failed IVF and started a supplement regimen incl. 75 mg of DHEA and 200mg 3x daily of CoQ10). My fertilisation rate increased from 25% and 12.5% to 60% in the third cycle.
[FONT=“Arial Black”]Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process![/FONT] That ART may not work at first try.


#183

IVF 40+ Success (so far)

So far, so good… We’ll just have to wait and see!

Name: Lani
Age: 41
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: Yes!
Any natural or herbal remedies used: no
Diagnosis or any known issues:
Treatments you tried: IVF/PGD
Treatment (if any) that led to success: Menopur, Clomid, etc.
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken if any):
If IVF how many follicles at ER: Not sure
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 46
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: 21
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: Will wait about 2 months
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:
Symptoms or issues during 2WW:
What day you got your BFP:
HPT before blood test:
Number of first beta:
Number of babies:
Why do [B]YOU[/B] think that you were successful this time?
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process!


#184

Name:[COLOR=“Green”]LadyFand
Age:[COLOR=“Green”]41
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results:[COLOR=“Green”]no clue…sorry
How long TTC:[COLOR=“Green”]1st try with IVF
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC:[COLOR=“Green”]Diminished ovarian reserve 5% chance[COLOR=“Green”]
Any natural or herbal remedies used:[COLOR=“Green”]none
Diagnosis or any known issues:[COLOR=“Green”]not really
Treatments you tried:[COLOR=“Green”]this was the 1st try
Treatment (if any) that led to success:[COLOR=“Green”]IVF with ICSI
Are you using donor eggs or sperm:[COLOR=“Green”]no
Protocol (meds taken if any):[COLOR=“Green”]Follistim-Menopur-Ganirelix
If IVF how many follicles at ER:[COLOR=“Green”]6
If IVF how many eggs retrieved:[COLOR=“Green”]4
If IVF how many eggs fertilized:[COLOR=“Green”]4
If IVF how many days between ER and ET:[COLOR=“Green”]5
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[COLOR=“Green”]3 grade 2 blasts
Symptoms or issues during 2WW:[COLOR=“Green”]tender bbs, cramps, fatigue
What day you got your BFP:[COLOR=“Green”]in siggy
HPT before blood test:[COLOR=“Green”]of course…:wink:
Number of first beta:[COLOR=“Green”]82
Number of babies:[COLOR=“Green”]not sure yet, hoping for 2
Why do YOU think that you were successful this time? [COLOR=“Green”]I have no idea…really. In the grand scheme of things I think we really have very little control over the outcome.
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:[COLOR=“Green”]Not really, I was pretty well informed. I think the only thing that really saved me through the whole thing so far was trust in my RE, this forum site and the ladies on it, but most important for me was to go into this with a clear understanding that it may or may not work and somehow I needed to find peace with whatever happens.


#185

Name: [B]Deanna[/B]
Age: [B]41 (turned 41 8 days after I found out I was pregnant!)[/B]
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: [B]highest FSH was 12.2 but after acupuncture it went to 9.0[/B]
How long TTC: [B]4 years[/B]
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: [B]yes - they said it was my sole problem[/B]
Any natural or herbal remedies used: [B]myoinositol, DHEA, co-q 10, Chinese herbs, acupuncture, at a lot of blueberries, sweet potatoes, avocados and ice cream[/B]
Diagnosis or any known issues: [B]age[/B]
Treatments you tried: 9[B] IUIs with donor sperm then got married and started trying IVF - 4th IVF was the charm![/B]
Treatment (if any) that led to success: [B]4th IVF[/B]
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: [B]No[/B]
Protocol (meds taken if any): [B]successful cycle = MDL w/ 450 follistim per day and 150 menopure per day, added Saizen on day 7 of cycle[/B]
If IVF how many follicles at ER: [B]6[/B]
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: [B]5[/B]
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: [B]2[/B]
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: [B]3[/B]
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: [B]2 grade 3 embryos (out of 1-5 scale), one was 7 cell, one was 8 cell.[/B]
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: [B]nothing different than any other time except felt pains in my ovaries that were severe enough that my RE check me for OHSS. Found out later that pregnancy hormone can keep ovaries from going back to regular size.[/B]
What day you got your BFP: [B]I waited for beta 10dp3d and 12dp3dt. RE makes us wait until second beta. Got positive results 12dp3dt (August 22, 2012)[/B]
HPT before blood test:[B]No[/B]
Number of first beta: [B]69.9, 202
[/B] Number of babies: [B]1
[/B] Why do [B]YOU[/B] think that you were successful this time?
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process! [B]Very hard to say. I want to believe that all the supplements I took, the acupuncture and adding Saizen to my protocol helped make it happen and all of those things certainly did not hurt[/B] [B](I think that Saizen probably had the most impact) but it could also just be a numbers game and we finally ran into a good egg :)[/B]


#186

Definition of “success?”

Hey all -
Could one of the thread creators create a sticky note, if possible, explaining what you mean by “Success?” Is a success just pregnancy, or is it a birth?

Just wondering! :slight_smile:


#187

‎20dp5dt - Hcg: 13,807

[B]‎20DP5DT - HCG: 13,807

Sure explains my sour stomach! :preg: Docs are very happy. U/S will be a week from this Thursday. Exactly 7 weeks.

Is that an average number for a singleton at 20 days post transfer? I can’t wait for U/S!! :woohoo:
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#188

[B]Name:[/B] Cannady
[B]Age[/B]: 41
[B]FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results[/B]: 14 (at the time)
[B]Dr and location[/B]: Shady Grove FC
[B]How long TTC[/B]: 2.5 years
[B]Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC[/B]: yes
[B]Any natural or herbal remedies used[/B]: DHEA for 6 weeks prior, bee pollen, acupuncture for 4 weeks prior and day of transfer
[B]Diagnosis or any known issues[/B]: Unexplained IF
[B]Treatments you tried[/B]: Timed intercourse, IUI, IVF
[B]Treatment (if any) that led to success[/B]: IVF with ICSI (#2)
[B]Are you using donor eggs or sperm[/B]: No
[B]Protocol (meds taken if any):[/B] Menopur 150, Gonal-F 450, Lupron 40
[B]If IVF how many follicles at ER[/B]: 5
[B]If IVF how many eggs retrieved:[/B] 4
[B]If IVF how many eggs fertilized[/B]:3
[B]If IVF how many days between ER and ET:[/B] 3
[B]If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[/B] 2 perfect 8-celled embryos transferred. 1 6-celled kept in lab (arrested)
[B]Symptoms or issues during 2WW[/B]: Nothing of note - felt identical to PMS
[B]What day you got your BFP[/B]: 15dp3dt, I think (see sig)
[B]HPT before blood test[/B]: yes
[B]Number of first beta[/B]: See sig (412?)
[B]Number of babies[/B]: None. M/C at 11 weeks.
[B]Why do YOU think that you were successful this time?[/B] I think the DHEA and acupuncture helped egg/ embryo quality. We’ll see if it works “for real” this next time. (I consider a BFP only one step towards success… after all, we’re hoping to become parents. Not just have a BFP that ends in m/c. )


#189

Name: Tigerlily
Age: 41 - will be almost 42 when I deliver in early December
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: Can’t remember but nothing was overly great
Dr and location: Dr Isaac Kligman - Cornell
How long TTC: We knew we had a problem with male infertility so we went straight to IVF when we decided to have a baby
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: Yes
Any natural or herbal remedies used: Just very healthy food for the two months before the cycle, exercise, rest, etc
Diagnosis or any known issues: Age and sperm challenges
Treatments you tried: One
Treatment (if any) that led to success: IVF/TESE/ICSI
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken if any): See Signature below
If IVF how many follicles at ER: 5
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 5
If IVF how many eggs fertilised: 5
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 3
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 4 “perfect grade” embryos
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Sore breasts and indigestion
What day you got your BFP: 14 days post 3 day transfer
HPT before blood test: yes, one on day 13, which showed a strong line
Number of first beta: 270
Number of babies: One
Why do YOU think that you were successful this time? Because we went with TESE and ICSI - this was our only option. We were told we had a 10-15 per cent chance of conceiving and it worked, so that taught me not to get discouraged from statistics at the outset. Prior to my IVF cycle I followed a strict fertility diet, kept my stress levels to a minimum, which was difficult as my husband’s surgery was invasive and extensive.

We also went to an excellent clinic that has a strong reputation for women over the age of 40 - Cornell and NYU Presbytarian.


#190

[B]Name:[/B] BritChick
[B]Age[/B]: 43
[B]FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results[/B]:cant remember!
[B]Dr and location[/B]: Shady Grove Fertility Dr Stilman
[B]How long TTC[/B]:4 years
[B]Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC[/B]: yes
[B]Any natural or herbal remedies used[/B]: no
[B]Diagnosis or any known issues[/B]: I’m old :wink: Hubbys swimmers dont swim
[B]Treatments you tried[/B]:
[B]Treatment (if any) that led to success[/B]:
[B]Are you using donor eggs or sperm[/B]: no
[B]Protocol (meds taken if any):[/B]
[B]If IVF how many follicles at ER[/B]:
[B]If IVF how many eggs retrieved:[/B] 5
[B]If IVF how many eggs fertilized[/B]:3
[B]If IVF how many days between ER and ET:[/B]3
[B]If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[/B]
[B]Symptoms or issues during 2WW[/B]: none
[B]What day you got your BFP[/B]:
[B]HPT before blood test[/B]: no
[B]Number of first beta[/B]:
[B]Number of babies[/B]: 2
[B]Why do YOU think that you were successful this time?

[/B] Sorry cant remember the details the 3rd IVF was very much the same as the first 2. I ate healthily stopped drinking tea and coffee organic meat that kinda stuff
Gave birth to identical twin girls at 31 weeks! They are almost 6 months old and doing fantastically well.
I read this thread when I was trying and it gave me hope, so just to let you know that it can work…even to and oldie like me :slight_smile: Couldn’t be happier:D


#191

Name: Shortee
Age: 43 - 41 @ retrieval; 42 @ delivery in May
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: cant remember but the word, “borderline” used often…
Dr and location: Dr Bohrer, RMA NJ
How long TTC: since married 2008, had myomectomy 2010
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: Yes
Any natural or herbal remedies used: Acupuncture and herbs before and between 3 cycles
Diagnosis or any known issues: Age and fibroids which were addressed in 2010
Treatments you tried: Three
Treatment (if any) that led to success: IVF/PGD/ICSI
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken if any): cant remember 1st and 2nd but 3rd was really aggressive with menopur and 425 follistim
If IVF how many follicles at ER: 12
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 7
If IVF how many eggs fertilised: 3
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 6
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 1 grade C
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: like regular period was coming - packaged with good ol cramps and all!
What day you got your BFP: 6 days post 6 day transfer
HPT before blood test: yes, one on day 12, which read pregnant at the 3 min mark
Number of first beta: 44 (yes…44…but holding my normal, healthy son now as i type with one finger:))
Number of babies: One
Why do YOU think that you were successful this time? I honestly believe it was age and stress. Had 3 cycles yielding 12,14,33 follicles respectfully and only 7 eggs retrieved EACH time and just ONE…yes, only ONE from the first cycle was normal (we performed PGD with a plan to “bank” eggs for transfer later on after a number of cycles). So for the following two cycles i was 6 months and then a year older. Also, I was so confident that the first cycle was going to work i didnt stress. however, i was stressed and emotional for the others. it only takes one egg ladies as well as an inner peace and FAITH!


#192

Name: Sherry
Age: 42 (DH is 29 lucky me) :wink:
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: I can’t remember, but they said it was good AMH.
How long TTC: 2+ years
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: yes and he had a low count
Any natural or herbal remedies used: Accupuncture, Deplin (source of folate).
Diagnosis or any known issues: endometriosis in 20’s, age factor, male factor
Treatments you tried: 4 cycles on clomid, 3 IUI’s
Treatment (if any) that led to success: 1st IVF
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken if any): Gonal-F, Menopur (150), Lupron, Aspririn, antibiotics
If IVF how many follicles at ER: not sure
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 7 (6 mature)
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: 4
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 3
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: the office refused to tell me anything other than my eggs were “fair” given my age, and she wasn’t nice about it, but IT WORKED!
Symptoms or issues during 2WW:
What day you got your BFP: day 12 (today)
HPT before blood test: no, but after, while waiting for blood results and it was positive…people in Walmart were starin:clap:
Number of first beta: 161
Number of babies: hoping and :pray: for ONE
Why do [B]YOU[/B] think that you were successful this time? accupuncture
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process![/QUOTE]
I would have wanted to know about this website! I tried not to read anything but decided my ER’s office was just not telling me what I wanted and needed to know so I had to take it into my own hands! Hard to hold it against them when I got a :bfp: I would like to research here what the rates are of live births after :bfp: I see some scary stories, which is why I was trying not to research. But this thread is so helpful and positive! Thanks everyone for participating and sharing!


#193

Name: Sydaloka
Age: 44+
How long TTC: 5+
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: yes
Any natural or herbal remedies used: yes
Diagnosis or any known issues: unknown
Treatments you tried: timed intercourse, TCM, IVF using own eggs
Treatment (if any) that led to success: TCM + FET
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken if any): Gestone
If IVF how many follicles at ER:
If IVF how many eggs retrieved:
If IVF how many eggs fertilized:
If IVF how many days between ER and ET:
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 3
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: lots due to the meds
What day you got your BFP: 14 days (9pt 5dt)
HPT before blood test: Yes
Number of first beta: 119
Number of babies: Don’t know yet
Why do YOU think that you were successful this time? Was prepared due to TCM
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: Its a long ride


#194

Round 2

[B]Name: [/B]torontochick
[B]Age[/B]: 43
[B]FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results[/B]: all hormone levels normal, AMH fluctuated between 1.4 (at 41.9) and 0.9 (at 42.5)
[B]Dr and location[/B]: Germany
[B]How long TTC[/B]: 14 months
[B]Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC[/B]: yes
[B]Any natural or herbal remedies used[/B]: Acupuncture
[B]Diagnosis or any known issues[/B]: Age
[B]Treatments you tried[/B]: ICSI (four times)
[B]Treatment (if any) that led to success[/B]: ICSI #4
[B]Are you using donor eggs or sperm[/B]: No
[B]Protocol (meds taken if any): [/B]Long Lupron protocol, no BCPs, 225 IU Gonal F + 75 IU Menopur
[B]If IVF how many follicles at ER[/B]: 7
[B]If IVF how many eggs retrieved: [/B]6
[B]If IVF how many eggs fertilized[/B]: 6
[B]If IVF how many days between ER and ET: [/B]5
[B]If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[/B] one full blast, one early blast, one morula
[B]Symptoms or issues during 2WW[/B]: none that would not have been attributable to the progesterone supps
[B]What day you got your BFP[/B]: 8dp5dt
[B]HPT before blood test[/B]: yes
[B]Number of first beta[/B]: 1,600
[B]Number of babies[/B]: 1
[B]Why do YOU think that you were successful this time? [/B]I took a ton of supplements to improve egg quality (started 4 months before IVF #3 and continued right after D&C at 8w. Was on supps regimen for about 3 additional months before final IVF attempt). I also did acupuncture for about 6 week until ER. I believe this stuff really helped as my first two IVFs were abyssmal.


#195

Name: Veruca
Age: 42
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: FSH 7, AMH 1.9
Dr and location: Dr. Scott Roseff, SFIRM
How long TTC: 16 months
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: yes
Any natural or herbal remedies used: acupuncture
Diagnosis or any known issues: SDD problem MF
Treatments you tried: IVF
Treatment (if any) that led to success: 1st IVF w/ICSI
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken if any): Antagonist protocol
If IVF how many follicles at ER: 13
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 13
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: 9
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 5
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 “good” blasts transferred, 2 hatching blasts frozen
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: None
What day you got your BFP: 10dp5dt
HPT before blood test: No way!
Number of first beta: 74
Number of babies: 1 healthy baby boy born Nov. 24th
Why do YOU think that you were successful this time? I give a lot of credit to our doctor diagnosing our problem and customizing a plan. His success rates were excellent for “older” patients. We saw him in January of last year for the first time and were pregnant by March. I used to read this thread religiously looking for successes, so I am thrilled to post ours here.


#196

Name: Allie
Age: 42
No other fertility complications other than age
Dr and location: Dr. Freeman, FIRM- Jacksonville
How long TTC: 9 months
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: yes
Any natural or herbal remedies used: None, just eating healthy, prenatal vitamins
Diagnosis or any known issues: None
Treatments you tried: IVF
Treatment (if any) that led to success: 2nd IVF
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken if any): Antagonist protocol
If IVF how many follicles at ER: ?
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 9
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: 3
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 3
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 3, 8 cell, 6 cell and a 4 cell
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: None
What day you got your BFP: 11dp3t
HPT before blood test: Yes
Number of first beta: 186
Number of babies: Still waiting
Why do YOU think that you were successful this time? Great treatment with FIRM, Eating and Resting.
Me: 42, no issues except age
DH: 31, No issues


#197

41 and BFP

Name: Stephanie
Age: 41
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: FSH over 12 (doctor stopped telling me)
How long TTC: 2 years
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: ovarian reserve
Any natural or herbal remedies used: none
Diagnosis or any known issues: FSH
Treatments you tried: Clomid, IUI and IVF
Treatment (if any) that led to success: IVF
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken if any): Gonal F
If IVF how many follicles at ER: 3
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 2
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: 1
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 3
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 1-3d transfer Grade 2
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: not much
What day you got your BFP: 12-26-12
HPT before blood test: yes, negative on 12-19-12
Number of first beta: 32, 195, 473
Number of babies: none born yet, still trying to grow it.
Why do [B]YOU[/B] think that you were successful this time? Excellent doctor
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process! Make sure you find a doctor that is aggressive and doesn’t cancel cycles. She kept telling me, all I need is 1 good egg.


#198

Age: [B]40[/B]
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: [B]AMH 0.67[/B]
How long TTC: [B]9 years[/B]
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: [B]yes[/B]
Any natural or herbal remedies used: [B]weight loss[/B]
Diagnosis or any known issues: [B]endometriosis, MTHFR compound heterozygote, AMA[/B]
Treatments you tried: [B]clomid, IVF[/B]
Treatment (if any) that led to success: [B]IVF cycle #4[/B]
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: [B]no[/B]
Protocol (meds taken if any): [B]OCPs, lupron, high dose menopur and gonal, aspirin, prednisone, doxycycline[/B]
If IVF how many follicles at ER: [B]not sure[/B]
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: [B]9[/B]
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: [B]7[/B]
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: [B]5[/B]
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[B] 2 4AA and 1 that was slightly behind[/B]
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: [B]none[/B]
What day you got your BFP: [B]9dp5dt[/B]
HPT before blood test: [B]yes![/B]
Number of first beta: [B]289[/B]
Number of babies: [B]3 implanted, but one did not survive, so twins![/B]
Why do [B]YOU[/B] think that you were successful this time?
[B]Better genetic luck as well as: lost 10% of body weight (was still a little overweight but not too bad) and we had adopted and were less afraid of “failure” so I had a more positive attitude[/B] [B]- of course fate wanted me to have 3 babies under age 16 months![/B]
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process!
[B]It really is true that everyone who wants to be a parent will find a way to be one. Adoption is a wonderful alternative and we had a great experience. IVF is emotionally harder than I thought it would be. Good luck, persistence pays off (I hope - I have a ways to go!)[/B]


#199

Just some encouragement, I have a friend who is 41, transfered two 6.2 emryos and they both took. She had twins!!!


#200

Hi, I used to read this thread for inspiration and hope. It was my casual relaxation read and it really helped me. I dreamt about the day I would post here, and so excited to do so!

Name: Angelique
Age: 40
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: FSH: 6.5, AMH 20
How long TTC: 2yrs
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: yes
Any natural or herbal remedies used: LOTS. Did naturopathic herbs for a year, then Chinese herbs, added a lot of vitamins (cOQ10, krill, B, D, C, maca powder, folate, chlorella, spirulina, wheatgrass, raw veggies, lots fruits, 3 cups ‘colour’ a day (carrot, purple cabbage etc).
Diagnosis or any known issues:unexplained
Treatments you tried: 3xclomid unmonitored , 2x iui medicated and monitored.
Treatment (if any) that led to success: ivf ICSI
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken if any): 150 Gonal f, then orgalutran suppressant, progesterone pessaries after ET
If IVF how many follicles at ER: 15+
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 9
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: 4
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 5
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 1 hatching blastocyst
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: bloated!!! Look 5mths pregnant, diarrhoea, headache, tired, nauseas, constipated
What day you got your BFP: 8dp5dt
HPT before blood test:
Number of first beta: 79 9dp5dt
Number of babies: don’t know yet
Why do YOU think that you were successful this time? ICSI solved it I think. Ivf eliminated any variables going wrong and I think ICSI solved it.
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process! It’s going to make your tummy feel like a massive balloon and won’t stop expanding!!


#201

[B]Name:[/B] Headabovewater
[B]Age[/B]: 40
[B]FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results[/B]: .44 in 2008, .28 in 2010, probably much lower now
[B]Dr and location[/B]: Drew Tortoriello, SIRM NYC
[B]How long TTC[/B]: 3 years (for baby #2)
[B]Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC[/B]: yes
[B]Any natural or herbal remedies used[/B]: CoQ10, Melatonin, Inositol, Pycnogenol
[B]Diagnosis or any known issues[/B]: DOR plus MFI (low morph)
[B]Treatments you tried[/B]: IUI and IVF
[B]Treatment (if any) that led to success[/B]: IVF #7
[B]Are you using donor eggs or sperm[/B]: No
[B]Protocol (meds taken if any):[/B] Low stim protocol, Menopur 75, Gonal-F 150 plus Saizen (HGH)
[B]If IVF how many follicles at ER[/B]: 11
[B]If IVF how many eggs retrieved:[/B] 11
[B]If IVF how many eggs fertilized[/B]:10
[B]If IVF how many days between ER and ET:[/B] 5
[B]If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[/B] transferred 3 blasts - 1 excellent, 2 good
[B]Symptoms or issues during 2WW[/B]: Mild nausea, increased hunger
[B]What day you got your BFP[/B]: 4dp5dt
[B]HPT before blood test[/B]: yes
[B]Number of first beta[/B]: 83.5 at 12dpER
[B]Number of babies[/B]: 1
[B]Why do YOU think that you were successful this time?[/B] Low dose protocol plus Saizen really helped with quality of embryos. We hit the jackpot and now I’m due on 4/19/13! Yay!!!