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


#162

It’s taken me a while to feel comfortable enough to post here. But given that I’m now 29 weeks pregnant, it’s safe to say the IVF was successful.

Wish you all tons of luck!

One thing I did was build a little baby shrine in my bedroom and I talked to it, and to baby, every day. I had newborn clothes and blankets on it, pictures of me pregnant, pictures of me and DH and DS and good luck charms.

[I]Name: Daycee
Age: 42 at time of IVFs, 43 at delivery
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: FSH was 6ish…good for my age.
How long TTC: almost 3 years
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: yes
Any natural or herbal remedies used: acupuncture, prenatals, omegas
Diagnosis or any known issues: age, secondary infertility
Treatments you tried: several failed IUIs
Treatment (if any) that led to success: IVF
Are you using donor eggs or sperm:no
Protocol (meds taken if any): lupron,follistim, menopur, prog. suppositories, estrogen patches
If IVF how many follicles at ER: 14
If IVF how many eggs retrieved:12
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: 7. 4 8 cells, 1 7 cells. The others 3 and 4 cells and didn’t make it to freeze.
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: 9 dpt sharp shooting pain, felt like ovulation cramps.
What day you got your BFP: 15 dpt
HPT before blood test:nope
Number of first beta:?
Number of babies:1
Why do [B]YOU[/B] think that you were successful this time? Better quality eggs. The lupron was helpful with that, I think. Didn’t do it the first IVF cycle. Also, really took it easy during the 2ww. And did bed rest for 2 days after transfer. Acupuncture during transfer as well. Also, ate a lot of pineapple and core around when implantation would be. And lots of walnuts. And every meal I had was warm. If I had a salad, I’d have warm potato with it. And, since this was my last shot, wasn’t going to do it again, I really laughed a lot through the whole thing. Was very much more relaxed than I had been before.
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process![/I]


#163

Hi!

Hi! i was wondering if i could request to list as well? I am wondering what type of testing was done with pregnancies NT scan , CVS, amnino, etc.

Thank you for your time

lyn:flower:


#164

Name: Brionna
Age: 42
Doctor or Clinic Used and Location: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]am in Greece
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]no idea, sorry - been too long since I did them
How long TTC: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]1 year naturally, 2 doing IVF
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: [COLOR=“Green”][COLOR=“SeaGreen”]just that it can be harder - did get pregnant twice before but both had Trisomy
Any natural or herbal remedies used: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]no
Diagnosis or any known issues: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]irregular ovulation
Treatments you tried: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]n/a
Treatment (if any) that led to success:
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]no
Protocol (meds taken if any): [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]Gonal
If IVF how many follicles at ER: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]6
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]6
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]4
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]3
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]3 very good, 1 good (ratings prob dif here in Greece)
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]none
What day you got your BFP: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]12 dpo
HPT before blood test: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]positive
Number of first beta: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]726
Number of babies: [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]3 (reduced to 2 later) - note that my 3 previous IVF’s all had 4 embryo’s transferred and I got only 1 fetus from all 12. Doc was very surprised at high result this last time
Why do YOU think that you were successful this time? [COLOR=“SeaGreen”]it was our last time (as far as I was concerned) and I almost didn’t go through with it. we had recently adopted a stray dog and I was prepared to be happy with my furbaby. Maybe not caring helped.
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process!


#165

Success at last!

[I]Name:[/I] kndbbydreams
[I]Age:[/I] 41
[I][B]Doctor or Clinic Used and Location:[/B][/I] Kaiser REI - Dr. Farah-Eways, Fremont/Santa Clara CA
[I]FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: 3.6[/I]
[I]How long TTC: 3+[/I]
[I]Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC:[/I] YES
[I]Any natural or herbal remedies used:[/I] Raw Chinese Herbs-I called it Nastea and acupuncture.
[I]Diagnosis or any known issues:[/I] Egg quality & polyps, never was told I had PCOS, but took Metformin for it, and diagnosed me with cardiolipin antibodies which cause blood clots/thick blood and high TSH levels.
[I]Treatments you tried:[/I] multiple IUI, chlomid w/timed (1st chemical), 2 IVF, 1 chemical.
[I]Treatment (if any) that led to success:[/I] 2nd IVF w/ Metformin, Dexamethasone (steroid) Lovenox for blood clotting supplemented w/herbal remedies.
[I]Are you using donor eggs or sperm:[/I] No
[I]Protocol (meds taken if any):[/I] Microdose protocol w/ICSI and AH. Menopur & Folistim
[I]If IVF how many follicles at ER:[/I] 18
[I]If IVF how many eggs retrieved:[/I] 18
[I]If IVF how many eggs fertilized:[/I] 9
[I]If IVF how many days between ER and ET:[/I] 3
[I]If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[/I] transferred 3-type I 8 cell and 2 type II 8 cells and two Stage 4 AA made it to freeze.
[I]Symptoms or issues during 2WW:[/I] Extremely light spotting 4 days past transfer.
[I]What day you got your BFP: 11 days past transfer[/I]
[I]HPT before blood test: No[/I]
[I]Number of first beta: 212[/I]
[I]Number of babies:[/I] 1 boy, I’m 32 weeks as of this post and he’s very active.
[I][B]Any testing done? (NT scan , CVS, amnino, etc.)[/B][/I] Prescreening w/NT scan and since this all came up negative we didn’t do any further testing.
[I]Why do [B]YOU[/B] think that you were successful this time? [/I]Combination of aggressive western medicine with Lovenox after ET and steroids up to ER along with the Chinese Herbal Tea that was adjusted and designed for me and where I was at in my cycle. This is what we had done differently in the 2nd round so it had to be one of those. Also, my clinic doesn’t have very many patients my age, using their own eggs and ending up with some to freeze. The herbs and steroids helped with improving egg quality. I also lost 10 pounds prior to ER and kept up with healthy eating and exercising through this point.
[I]Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process! Get informed. Read as much as you can and join an infertility support group that meets in person. I didn’t know about the testing for the antibodies that could have been responsible for the 2 chemicals until I attended this support group. I had to ask for these tests so don’t be afraid to push your RE into something that may not be part of their normal protocol.
[/I]


#166

thank you

[quote=GWU1991]Another small change to the format. :slight_smile:

[I]Name:[/I]
[I]Age:[/I]
[I][B]Doctor or Clinic Used and Location:[/B][/I]
[I]FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results:[/I]
[I]How long TTC:[/I]
[I]Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC:[/I]
[I]Any natural or herbal remedies used:[/I]
[I]Diagnosis or any known issues:[/I]
[I]Treatments you tried:[/I]
[I]Treatment (if any) that led to success:[/I]
[I]Are you using donor eggs or sperm:[/I]
[I]Protocol (meds taken if any):[/I]
[I]If IVF how many follicles at ER:[/I]
[I]If IVF how many eggs retrieved:[/I]
[I]If IVF how many eggs fertilized:[/I]
[I]If IVF how many days between ER and ET:[/I]
[I]If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[/I]
[I]Symptoms or issues during 2WW:[/I]
[I]What day you got your BFP:[/I]
[I]HPT before blood test:[/I]
[I]Number of first beta:[/I]
[I]Number of babies:[/I]
[I][B]Any testing done? (NT scan , CVS, amnino, etc.)[/B][/I]
[I]Why do [B]YOU[/B] think that you were successful this time? [/I]
[I]Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process![/I][/quote]

thank you!! I had NT scan & cvs done on triplets all is fine


#167

[I]Name:[/I] MCAA
[I]Age: 42[/I]
[I][B]Doctor or Clinic Used and Location:[/B][/I] Mount Sinai, Toronto, ON
[I]FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results:[/I] FSH 6.5; Estradiol 358 (we were told that this high of a number could make the FSH false and likely the FSH was higher than 10); AMH 0.59 (yes that low)
[I]How long TTC: Less than 1 year[/I]
[I]Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: yes but our primary issue was my DH cancer treatment (chemo); we had banked sperm[/I]
[I]Any natural or herbal remedies used: COQ10 400 mg (3 months prior and right up to egg retrieval - I stopped at that point)[/I]
[I]Diagnosis or any known issues: Age and DH factors[/I]
[I]Treatments you tried: 1[/I]
[I]Treatment (if any) that led to success: IVF/ICSI[/I]
[I]Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No[/I]
[I]Protocol (meds taken if any):Estrace (previous cycle); Puregon (300iu); Menopur (75iu); Ganirelix (250mg/0.5ml)[/I]
[I]If IVF how many follicles at ER:[/I] 7
[I]If IVF how many eggs retrieved:[/I] 7
[I]If IVF how many eggs fertilized:[/I] 7 (my DH thought it was great that I picked locker #7 - no thought to that!)
[I]If IVF how many days between ER and ET:[/I] 3
[I]If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[/I] 4 (3 grade A; 1 grade B)
[I]Symptoms or issues during 2WW:[/I] bloated; sore breasts; tired; anxious
[I]What day you got your BFP: Day 15[/I]
[I]HPT before blood test: No[/I]
[I]Number of first beta: 198; Second beta: 390[/I]
[I]First U/S - 6 weeks3 days; heartbeat 122
Number of babies: 1[/I]
[I][B]Any testing done? (NT scan , CVS, amnino, etc.)[/B][/I] No.
[I]Why do [B]YOU[/B] think that you were successful this time? [/I]This was a one time opportunity. We were given such a small chance (less than 5%) that we proceeded with the cycle thinking we needed to be able to say we tried everything. We continued to talk adoption throughout and went with the thinking that “God’s will be done”. I think that took a lot of pressure of thinking we had to succeed. Our doctor took the most aggressive approach she could think of. We had some drug coverage from my work plan (70%) so that took some financial pressure off there. I did everything to the book - I was surprised when a nurse told me that many women don’t keep to the same schedule with their injection times and let two or three hours pass. Our entire life schedule was adjusted to accommodate when I would be taking my medications. I also worked - I was amazed by the number of women who were taking time off work during treatment. I would have gone stir crazy!
[I]Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process! Not to spend so much time pouring over the internet looking for answers! Inspiration is a good thing - but the realities are there. I’m still pinching myself!
[/I]


#168

[I]Name:[/I] Celeste
[I]Age: [/I]42
[I]Doctor or Clinic Used and Location:[/I] Dr. Zeringue, California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
[I]FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results:[/I] Never saw those test results
[I]How long TTC:[/I] w/art 1.5 years, w/out ART 4 years
[I]Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC:[/I] Yes!
[I]Any natural or herbal remedies used:[/I] acupuncture, tried some supplements like CoQ10 and L-Argenine and more, but stopped after 1st BFN.
[I]Diagnosis or any known issues:[/I] Old, tired and possibly bad, eggs
[I]Treatments you tried:[/I] 6 IUI, 3 IVF w/OE, 1 IVF w/DE
[I]Treatment (if any) that led to success:[/I] Donor eggs
[I]Are you using donor eggs or sperm:[/I] Donor eggs
[I]Protocol (meds taken if any):[/I] I’ve done them all, but with this last cycle it was simply lupron and PIO and estravelle DOT patches.
[I]If IVF how many follicles at ER:[/I] 29
[I]If IVF how many eggs retrieved: [/I]29
[I]If IVF how many eggs fertilized: [/I]26, 12 grew normally, 7 snowbabies
[I]If IVF how many days between ER and ET: [/I]5 days
[I]If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[/I] 2 B grade hatching blasts
[I]Symptoms or issues during 2WW:[/I] The PIO mimics symptoms so I didn’t pay attention[I]. [/I]
[I]What day you got your BFP:[/I] 10dp5dt
[I]HPT before blood test: [/I]I got positive on HPT the morning of my beta. It’s important to note that I POAS all week and had 4 negative HPTs all prior to this despite a strong beta.
[I]Number of first beta: [/I]241
[I]Number of babies: [/I]2
[I]Why do [/I][B]YOU[/B][I] think that you were successful this time?[/I] Donor eggs.
[I]Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:[/I] I wish I hadn’t dragged it out as long as I did. I should have moved to IVF much quicker - 6 IUI’s were a waste of time and money. Good luck to us all! It’s an incredibly hard journey but so worth it.


#169

Infertility is a disease and we need to get the white house to realize it too! We need to get ~29,000 votes before the end of March, so post it on other formus, send to friends, families, etc. We CAN do this! We NEED to do this!!

[https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/approve-infertility-coverage-every-state/W43WWdd6?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm _campaign=shorturl](https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/approve-infertility-coverage-every-state/W43WWdd6?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm _campaign=shorturl)

Thanks to Britt who brought this to our attention!


#170

My journey:

-10 years infertility. I’m 40.
-1st round of IVF, we got 18 eggs, but on day 5 none of the embryos were good enough to implant. By day 6, 4 were finally moving along and we put in 3
-From 2nd to 3rd beta, it only went up 57%, no where near doubling
-At 5 1/2 weeks, I was rushed to the hospital with extreme pain and bleeding. It was a ruptured ovarian cyst.
-From 4th to 5th beta, it stayed LEVEL, no increase at all
-I had spotting/light bleeding at 9, 11, and 14 weeks
-My anatomy scan showed a choroid plexus cyst

The result? I have a healthy, beautiful 10-week-old baby boy. He was born full term, 40w3d, weighing 7lb 8 oz.


#171

[I]Name:[/I] Jaimie
[I]Age: 36[/I]
[I]Doctor or Clinic Used and Location:[/I] Dr. Stelling, Reproductive specialists of Long Island, ny
[I]FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results:[/I] Never saw those test results
[I]How long TTC:[/I] w/art 2 years, w/out ART 4 years
[I]Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC:[/I] Yes!
[I]Any natural or herbal remedies used:[/I] no
[I]Diagnosis or any known issues:[/I] husband low count and motility
[I]Treatments you tried:[/I] 4 IUI, 2 IVF
[I]Treatment (if any) that led to success:[/I] IVF
[I]Are you using donor eggs or sperm:[/I] no
[I]Protocol (meds taken if any):[/I] this time, bravell, menpur and clomid
[I]If IVF how many follicles at ER:[/I] 7
[I]If IVF how many eggs retrieved: [/I]7
[I]If IVF how many eggs fertilized: [/I]7
[I]If IVF how many days between ER and ET: [/I]5 days
[I]If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[/I] 3
[I]Symptoms or issues during 2WW:[/I] cramping like i was gonna get my period
[I]What day you got your BFP:[/I] 11dp5dt
[I]HPT before blood test: [/I]I got positive on HPT two days before my beta.
[I]Number of first beta: [/I]over 1100
[I]Number of babies: idk yet[/I]
[I]Why do [/I][B]YOU[/B][I] think that you were successful this time?[/I] rest after transfer
[I]Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:[/I] i hate insurance companies and all their rules. :preg:


#172

Success Story

I can’t remember if I ever posted mine, but here it is:

[I]Name:[/I] Kristie
[I]Age: Just turned 42 but was turning 41 at the time[/I]
[I]Doctor or Clinic Used and Location:[/I] Dr. Riley, Boston IVF
[I]FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results:[/I] I believe I was at 11.4
[I]How long TTC:[/I] 1.5
[I]Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC:[/I] Yes!
[I]Any natural or herbal remedies used:[/I] no
[I]Diagnosis or any known issues:[/I] unexpalined
[I]Treatments you tried:[/I] 2 IUI, 1 IVF
[I]Treatment (if any) that led to success:[/I] IVF
[I]Are you using donor eggs or sperm:[/I] no
[I]Protocol (meds taken if any):[/I] Gonal F, Cetrotide, Suppository Cream after
[I]If IVF how many follicles at ER:[/I] 7
[I]If IVF how many eggs retrieved: [/I]6
[I]If IVF how many eggs fertilized: [/I]4
[I]If IVF how many days between ER and ET: [/I]3 days
[I]If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[/I] 3
[I]Symptoms or issues during 2WW:[/I] none at all, spotted one night and thought for sure my period was coming
[I]What day you got your BFP:[/I] 11dp3dt
[I]HPT before blood test: [/I]Didn’t take one!
[I]Number of first beta: [/I]168
[I]Number of babies: 2 originally but lost one at 8 weeks[/I]
[I]Why do [/I][B]YOU[/B][I] think that you were successful this time?[/I] The stars were aligned!
[I]Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:[/I] How much it would cost me out of pocket, even with insurance


#173

I thought I will never be able to post it here. It is very early stage but hoping for the best!!

[I]Name:[/I] Gaby
[I]Age: [/I]40 (3 months away of 41)
[I]Doctor or Clinic Used and Location:[/I] Dr. Goldshlag, Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (CRMI), Weill Cornell
[I]FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results:[/I] not sure but the doctor said everything was very nice.
[I]How long TTC:[/I] 3 years
[I]Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: [/I]Yes
[I]Any natural or herbal remedies used:[/I] acupuncture, 1 month before first IVF.
[I]Diagnosis or any known issues:[/I] AMA, low morphology
[I]Treatments you tried:[/I] 2 IUIs
[I]Treatment (if any) that led to success:[/I] 2nd. IUIs and First IVF
[I]Are you using donor eggs or sperm:[/I] NO
[I]Protocol (meds taken if any):[/I] antagonism protocol: estrogen patches before the shots (follistim, menopur, ganirelix, pregnyl, progesterone in oil)
[I]If IVF how many follicles at ER:[/I] maybe 7
[I]If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 7 [/I]
[I]If IVF how many eggs fertilized: 6 with ICSI, one immature[/I]
[I]If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 3[/I] days
[I]If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:[/I] 4 perfect, 8 cell embryos
[I]Symptoms or issues during 2WW:[/I] bloated, constipated, sore boobs, few twinges on belly, brown spotting 7dp3dt and the day of the beta
[I]What day you got your BFP:[/I] 15dp3dt
[I]HPT before blood test: [/I]I didn’t POAS, I had a bad feeling about that!
[I]Number of first beta: 430 :bfp: [/I]
[I]Number of babies: don’t know yet[/I]
[I]Why do [/I][B]YOU[/B][I] think that you were successful this time?[/I] I was also succesful with my second IUIs but I miscarried at 11 weeks, heart beat stopped at 9 weeks, we just wanted to increase our possibilities in case a 3 IUI woulnd’t work
[I]Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:[/I] It is very early in the proccess but we are very possitive about this one. It is a very stressful proccess, its is horrible financially with all the unexpected costs, no insurance coverage on our side. You never stop worrying and I think you never will, maybe when your baby arrives you could feel better. It is very hard on the couple but everything is worthed at the end when you receive the call and you are definitly pregnant!


#174

My first beta was 430 at 12 days post embryo transfer, second beta today at 875.

Do you think it could be twins?


#175

Name: Kimberly
Age:49
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results:
How long TTC:
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC:
Any natural or herbal remedies used:
Diagnosis or any known issues: Endometrosis
Treatments you tried: 11 surgerys ,6 IVF’s
Treatment (if any) that led to success: severing tubes
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: donor eggs
Protocol (meds taken if any): Estrogen patches and projesterone shots
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: 2 8 cells grade 1 and 2
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: none
What day you got your BFP: day 11
HPT before blood test: neg
Number of first beta: 5…yes you read that right 5. This doubled more than every 2 days. We were not sure until the 7 week ultrasound if it was viable because of the low HCG but that heatbeat was strong!
Number of babies: 1
Why do [B]YOU[/B] think that you were successful this time?
It’s a numbers game. We had 6 frozen and the 1st 2 didn’t work. This was the 2nd 2.
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process! Statistics for your clinic is very important. We changed clinics after the 1st IVF. Healthy baby girl born January 2012. This was my 6th IVF and frozen. My 4th was also successful with a baby girl April 2008 and was a fresh cycle. So one fresh and one frozen worked for us. IVF number 4 and 6.


#176

Name: Satiria
Age: 41
Doctor or Clinic Used and Location: Dr. James Douglas, Plano, TX
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: Under 10
How long TTC: 3 years
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: Yes, all the time!
Any natural or herbal remedies used: Acupuncture and royal jelly
Diagnosis or any known issues: Severe endo, cysts, blocked tubes
Treatments you tried: Just this one IVF after trying naturally and discovering I had blocked tubes
Treatment (if any) that led to success: IVF
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken if any): Follistim, Menopur, Ganarelix (ok, I spelled that wrong), Ovidrel, PIO
If IVF how many follicles at ER: 3
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 3
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: 3
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 3 days
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 1 excellent, 2 average
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: None
What day you got your BFP: 14 days past retrieval
HPT before blood test: No
Number of first beta: 60
Number of babies: 1
Why do YOU think that you were successful this time? It was just the right time, finally
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: After 8 months in a row with cysts and no follies I was about to give up. I decided to give it one last try and surprise!


#177

Name: Karen
Age: 49
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results :unknown
How long TTC: 15+ years
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: Yes
Any natural or herbal remedies used: No
Diagnosis or any known issues: unexplained
Treatments you tried: IUI, IVF
Treatment (if any) that led to success: DE IVF
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: Yes
Protocol (meds taken if any): Prog, Estradiol, Lupron
If IVF how many follicles at ER: 15
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 13
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: 10
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 5
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: excellent, transferred 4
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Little cramping
What day you got your BFP: 7dp5dt
HPT before blood test: Absolutely- POAS-aholic!!
Number of first beta: 27
Number of babies: 1
Why do [B]YOU[/B] think that you were successful this time? Donor egg

Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process! In this process, hindsight is 20-20! There are so many questions that are left up in the air, if you happen to know just WHAT those questions should be! It seems I’ve had to learn everything along the way, and not even the doctors were able to give me accurate insight into what my body would do…seemed like a bit of a crap shoot, no matter what the clinic’s stats were![RIGHT]http://forums.fertilitycommunity.com/images/adoption/buttons/quote.gif[/URL][URL=“http://forums.fertilitycommunity.com/images/adoption/buttons/quickreply.gif”]http://forums.fertilitycommunity.com/images/adoption/buttons/quickreply.gif[/RIGHT]


#178

Success Story

Name: GNB
Age: Was 40 went got pregnant through IVF
FSH, Etc: All normal
How long TTC: 1.5
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: Yes!
Any natural or herbal remedies used: DHEA
Diagnosis or any known issues: unexplained, age
Treatments you tried: 2 Clomid TI, 1 IUI, 2 IVF
Treatment (if any) that led to success: IVF #2
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken if any): Gonal F, Menopur, Vivelle, Progestrone Suppository Cream after
If IVF how many follicles at ER: 11
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 6
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: 5
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 3 days
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 5 day 3 embies, 1 9cell, 2-8cell, 1-6cell, 1-4 cell
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Mostly just felt period coming
What day you got your BFP: 10dp3dt
HPT before blood test: YES
Number of first beta: 473
Number of babies: 1
Why do YOU think that you were successful this time? Dr. increased my gonal f to 450, I went on great diet, exercised like crazy to manage stress. Put in all 5 embryos, despite Dr. not wanting us to
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: The toll it takes on your marriage and self-worth.
It’s not for the faint of heart, or the unsure of your relationship or goals. Don’t waste time and money on iui. You must do more than one IVF, unless you get lucky. IVF #1 is many times a testing cycle to see how you respond.



#179

Name: Stephanie
Age: Just turned 43 (42 at time of IVF)
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: AMH = 2, FSH = 6, E2?. But, these numbers can be skewed because I am hypopituitary
How long TTC: Went straight to IVF due to hypotpit (no
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: Yes, but just gave me stats, not trying to discourage me
Any natural or herbal remedies used: acupuncture with IVF
Diagnosis or any known issues: hypopituitary
Treatments you tried: IUI and IVF
Treatment (if any) that led to success: IVF
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken if any): Follistim, Menopour, HGH, Ganirelix, HCG
If IVF how many follicles at ER: 5
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 5
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: 3
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 4
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 4AB, 4BC, 4BD (2nd 2 were no bueno after PGD)
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: None
What day you got your BFP: 17dpt
HPT before blood test: Absolutely! :slight_smile:
Number of first beta: 192
Number of babies: 420
Why do YOU think that you were successful this time? I did acupuncture throughout to increase blood flow. I also read a study that acupuncture 30 minutes before embryo transfer and 30 minutes after significantly increased success rates for implantation. SO, my lovely acupuncturist came with me and did it! I am now 26 weeks pregnant with our first little boy!
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process! I feel extremely lucky that our success happened on our first IVF. I did do an IUI first, only because I had one giant egg in the race to win, and I did get a BFP but it was a chemical pregnancy. I have friends who have had success in their 40’s after a few IVF’s so follow your gut and keep trying! You just need 1 good egg/embryo!


#180

Not quite a success but on my way!~

Name: Angelica
Age: 40, almost 41
FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results: Never told
Dr and location: Dr. Fabian Walters, Mexico!
How long TTC: 2 years
Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC: YES! He was pushing us to use donor egg
Any natural or herbal remedies used: Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen, Maca, and prenatal
Diagnosis or any known issues: None, just age - hubby has slow swimmers
Treatments you tried: 3 IUI’s, 1 IVF
Treatment (if any) that led to success: Our 1st IVF!
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No, all mine and his!
Protocol (meds taken if any): 8 days 450 ml and trigger shot
If IVF how many follicles at ER: 5
If IVF how many eggs retrieved: 3
If IVF how many eggs fertilized: 1 with ICSI, the other 2 the embryologist felt were no good
If IVF how many days between ER and ET: 5
If IVF how many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: I had a PERFECT blastocyst according to the embryologist, we did assisted hatching as well
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: SWORE my :af: was coming
What day you got your BFP: 12
HPT before blood test: Yes, :bfp:
Number of first beta: 14dp5dt 1,403, 16dp5dt 3,879
Number of babies: Dont know yet
Why do [B]YOU[/B] think that you were successful this time? IVF with ICSI and assisted hatching
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process! - No, it was pretty much what I expeced and my RE was really good about explaining everything and going over things with us of what to expect, etc.


#181

[B]Name:[/B] Lolita
[B]Age[/B]: 43
[B]FSH, AMH, and/or E2 test results[/B]: FSH, E2 normal, AMH 0.45
[B]Dr and location[/B]:
[B]How long TTC[/B]: 5 years
[B]Did your Dr. mention issues with age and TTC[/B]: YES!
[B]Any natural or herbal remedies used[/B]: Royal Jelly, Co-q 10
[B]Diagnosis or any known issues[/B]: DOR, - tubes
[B]Treatments you tried[/B]: 2 IUI’s, 1 successful IVF 1st try (see sig), 1 FET, 4 more IVF
[B]Treatment (if any) that led to success[/B]: Our 1st IVF! and looks like this one
[B]Are you using donor eggs or sperm[/B]: No, all mine and all his!
[B]Protocol (meds taken if any):[/B] 300 Bravell and 300 Menopur
[B]If IVF how many follicles at ER[/B]: 11
[B]If IVF how many eggs retrieved[/B]: 7
[B]If IVF how many eggs fertilized[/B]: 6 with ICSI
[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] 6 assisted hatching
[B]Symptoms or issues during 2WW[/B]:cramps
[B]What day you got your BFP[/B]: Faint @ day 3-5, Strong 6-11
[B]HPT before blood test[/B]: Yes, :bfp:
[B]Number of first beta[/B]: not yet…??? 4/5/2012
[B]Number of babies[/B]: Dont know yet
[B]Why do YOU think that you were successful this time?[/B]