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.
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]