How long TTC: 17 months
Diagnosis or any known issues: ME: uterine polyp removed, slower responder to stims. DH: Low morph following VR.
Treatments you tried before IVF: Tried naturally for a year, 1 natural IUI.
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): Lupron, Menopur, Follistim
How many follicles at ER: 5 or 6
How many eggs retrieved: 3, 2 mature
How many eggs fertilized: 1 MIRACLE EGG
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 1, Grade A “perfect” embie
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: I think any “symptom” I had was PIO injection-related, with one exception. I had mild to moderate uterine cramping daily from about 5 days post transfer until 10 or so days post transfer, and in hindsight, I’m pretty sure those were implantation cramps. I feel like I got real symptoms after the 2ww, about 16-17 days post retrieval (nausea, trouble sleeping, sore BBs, cravings).
What day you got your BFP: 14dp3dt/17 days post retrieval
HPT before blood test: YES! The morning of my beta!
Number of babies: 1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process! Make sure you choose the right RE for you. Don’t just go to a clinic b/c “it’s the best” or your friends use it. Be prepared to shop around. The relationship you have with your RE is very important. Make sure the staff at the clinic is responsive and compassionate, and don’t be afraid to change REs if something feels off. Also- don’t expect your RE to know everything. Medical doctors are limited in what they can offer. These boards are great for getting emotional support and questions answered. Tell your friends and/or a few people you trust. You will need the support, as IVF is all-consuming! Also- it really does only take one!! My story is an absolute miracle from God. I had ONE good embryo and a 3dt. Do not be discouraged if you don’t have 20 follicles and a bunch of perfect embies. Consider how you feel about having “extra embies” before you do IVF. Consider limiting the number you allow to fertilize, even.