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    cababy - I don't ever hear from my RE. The nurses do all the blood work and scans and they all get together at the end of the day and discuss the results. If anything needs to change, a nurse will call and let me know, otherwise I don't hear from them. The way she described it is that during any cycle the ovaries will begin to grow several follicles up to about 6-8mm. In a natural cycle, one of those follies will become the lead follie and ovulate. Once the lead follie starts taking off, all the others are just reabsorbed before ovulation. She said just because the follies were there, didn't mean that they would respond to the FSH. So those 2 6mm and the 4mm really don't have a chance at this point. I didn't understand this when I went in for my other ultrasounds. I suppose that's why many clinics only count the follies that are over 10mm, because any follies less than that may not respond to the meds.
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    Tammy: 43
    DH: 46

    06/10-IVF#1 3x3dt, 1 frostie BFP
    01/12-10/12: 2 FETs-Cx, IVF#2-(1) 1PN arrested Cx
    01/13-FET#3 1x6dt Boy M/C

    Donor Embryo
    1st match: 12/14-FET#4 2x6dt BFN
    2nd match: 06/15-FET#5 Cx, 07/15-Salpingectomy (hydros), 08/15-FET#6 1x6dt Girl BFN, 09/15-FET#7 2x6dt Girls BFN, 10/15-FET#8 1x6dt Boy M/C
    3rd match: 05/16-FET#9 2x6dt Chem
    Double Donor: ~03/17-FET#10 2x5dt BF?


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    cababy--Seems like we have a lot in common! My last cycle was also cancelled due to OHSS, and my RE significantly decreased my meds as well.

    Anyone know why my signature won't show up? The box that says "show your signature" was checked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irisrose8 View Post
    Anyone know why my signature won't show up? The box that says "show your signature" was checked.
    If you have Yes selected on My signature features pregnancy and/or children, your signature will not show up on the Infertility forums.
    Tammy: 43
    DH: 46

    06/10-IVF#1 3x3dt, 1 frostie BFP
    01/12-10/12: 2 FETs-Cx, IVF#2-(1) 1PN arrested Cx
    01/13-FET#3 1x6dt Boy M/C

    Donor Embryo
    1st match: 12/14-FET#4 2x6dt BFN
    2nd match: 06/15-FET#5 Cx, 07/15-Salpingectomy (hydros), 08/15-FET#6 1x6dt Girl BFN, 09/15-FET#7 2x6dt Girls BFN, 10/15-FET#8 1x6dt Boy M/C
    3rd match: 05/16-FET#9 2x6dt Chem
    Double Donor: ~03/17-FET#10 2x5dt BF?


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    Tammy, yes first IVF!! And hopefully last


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    Hi Tammy,
    ooh - sorry about the RE situation. Well yes - in your normal cycle you release a number of eggs and one becomes the leader or 'dominant' follicle. Once it has reached a certain size it gives off a hormone which signals to the other follicles that a leader has been chosen and the others stop growing. The Lupron injections are to prevent a dominant follicle from forming by suppressing whichever hormone it is that let's ovulation occur (when the dominant follicle gets so enlarged it bursts releasing the egg). So technically what all the drugs are supposed to do is to stop what happens in a normal cycle from happening - no dominant follicle so lots of them grow so they can harvest as many as possible. I'm not sure any of that helps or is just repetitive to what your nurse told you :-( Anyhow, hang in there and you never know what is going to happen on this roller coaster ... you still have good follies working for you!
    35YO, DH 38YO
    Diagnosis: Male Factor
    2004 - 05 IUIs #1 - 3: 3 BFN
    2006 Surprise pregnancy (natural); mc at 3 mos
    IVF #1 9/07: BFP
    DD born 06/07/08 (8lbs 2ozs!)
    Sept 2009: FET #1 BFP, mc at 8 weeks
    Nov 2009: FET #2 BFN
    Jan 2010: FET #3 BFP, mc at 6 weeks
    March / April 2010: IVF #2 ... cancelled
    May / June 2010: IVF #2.5


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    Hi Tammy,
    You nurse is awesome!
    When I scanned myself after two failed IUI's, a Resident, who did my ultrasound sent me an email and asked do not scan myself, because this will create more stress. I knew, that IUI#1 wasn't timed correctly (1 day earlier) and by scanning myself I saw a dominant follicle day after IUI, then corpus luteum 2 days post IUI.
    Another time I scanned myself because I've had a really bad pain in my pelvic area. I worked by myself on Saturday and was worry that I have ov. torsion and won't be able to work. My ovaries were huge. So, they don't approve scanning myself. I am in ultrasound field and trying to get pregnant. Of course, I am curious...

    Tammy, it takes only one. So, be positive. My RE suggested to cancel IVF because of only one dominant 18mm follicle. All others were smaller (9-11). You have a few large.
    May be I shouldn't cancel myne and let dominant go, but wait for other to grow.
    Good luck to you!
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    Me (45), Husband-all perfect (45) two kids 19 and 7
    FSH 7.5 AMH 0.5
    June,2007 natural pregnancy - D&C

    January, 2010 IUI#1 BFN
    February, 2010 IUI#2 BFN
    May, 2010 IUI#3 BFN
    May, 2010 - IVF#1 cancelled, converted to IUI#4 BFN
    June, 2010 - IVF#1 cancelled due to the cyst
    July, 2010 - IVF#1


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    Quote Originally Posted by berryboolicious View Post
    Back to the pineapple- I think I missed the post (probably on last weeks thread) but I CAN throw the pineapple in the blender? I LOVE pineapple but have a weird thing about certain "textures" lol. I was curious if this is possible so it more juicy and I can just drink mine. Do you start this after the ER or ET?
    Hi Berry, I'm not sure about the blender, but you can throw the whole thing in the juicer. The chemical in it that is supposed to support implantation is in the core and the stem ... here is a fun blog on it and it looks like she ate the pineapple part that was close to the core.

    One additional note on food. Eastern tradition suggests avoiding cold foods while you are trying to conceive ... so don't make virgin pina coladas with that blender ;-) Try and get fresh pineapple and eat it at room temperature for the best results. Basically think of how cold food shocks your throat sometimes - you don't want your whole system experiencing that kind of freeze. You want it all your energy going to making a beautiful lining and big juicy follies (even just a few Tammy!) :-)
    35YO, DH 38YO
    Diagnosis: Male Factor
    2004 - 05 IUIs #1 - 3: 3 BFN
    2006 Surprise pregnancy (natural); mc at 3 mos
    IVF #1 9/07: BFP
    DD born 06/07/08 (8lbs 2ozs!)
    Sept 2009: FET #1 BFP, mc at 8 weeks
    Nov 2009: FET #2 BFN
    Jan 2010: FET #3 BFP, mc at 6 weeks
    March / April 2010: IVF #2 ... cancelled
    May / June 2010: IVF #2.5


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    oops - here's the blog link: The Benefits of Pineapple for IVF
    35YO, DH 38YO
    Diagnosis: Male Factor
    2004 - 05 IUIs #1 - 3: 3 BFN
    2006 Surprise pregnancy (natural); mc at 3 mos
    IVF #1 9/07: BFP
    DD born 06/07/08 (8lbs 2ozs!)
    Sept 2009: FET #1 BFP, mc at 8 weeks
    Nov 2009: FET #2 BFN
    Jan 2010: FET #3 BFP, mc at 6 weeks
    March / April 2010: IVF #2 ... cancelled
    May / June 2010: IVF #2.5


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    cababy - I didn't take Lupron. I'm using ganirelix and just started it on Sunday. I've heard it will slow down the lead follies and some of the smaller ones might have time to catch up. Not sure that a 4-6mm will catch up to the 15-16mm though. I guess we'll see at ER! I've been finding lots of stories about ladies that had only one or two and getting their BFPs, so I'll just have to wait and see what happens.
    Tammy: 43
    DH: 46

    06/10-IVF#1 3x3dt, 1 frostie BFP
    01/12-10/12: 2 FETs-Cx, IVF#2-(1) 1PN arrested Cx
    01/13-FET#3 1x6dt Boy M/C

    Donor Embryo
    1st match: 12/14-FET#4 2x6dt BFN
    2nd match: 06/15-FET#5 Cx, 07/15-Salpingectomy (hydros), 08/15-FET#6 1x6dt Girl BFN, 09/15-FET#7 2x6dt Girls BFN, 10/15-FET#8 1x6dt Boy M/C
    3rd match: 05/16-FET#9 2x6dt Chem
    Double Donor: ~03/17-FET#10 2x5dt BF?


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    Woohoo AF started. if it didnt start today we were going to have to push back starting stims..so funny...I was in the bathroom and screamed and my Dh was worried..lol


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