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    IVF Success Stories (Please Share!)

    Let's share our IVF success stories!!!

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    1. Which clinic/doctor you cycled with.
    2. How many IVF/FET cycles did you have before getting your BFP cycle?
    3. How many follicles did you have?
    4. How many fertilized? With or without ICSI?
    5. How many did you transfer back (if known... # of cells)?
    6. What day did you transfer (2,3,5)?
    7. What medications were you using ?
    8. What day post transfer did you get your BFP?
    9. Did you have implantation spotting?
    10. First Beta number(s)?
    11. If you know yet, how many babies?
    12. Any other advice during the 2WW or symptoms that helped you know this was "the" cycle?

    All information you give is so wonderful to read, so please, tell us the full version of the IVF cycle you got pregnant!

    Congratulations to each and every one of you on your pregnancy

    Please no chit chat. If you need to ask another member a question about there cycle, please PM them.
    Last edited by SC-Heart; 02-26-2013 at 06:46 AM.
    Me-32 DH-44

    IVF/ICSI #1, #2: BFN

    FET #1:BFN

    IVF/ICSI #3-
    Beta-3/11/13-16dp3dt-719,18dp3dt-1609
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    1. How many IVF/FET cycles did you have before getting your BFP cycle? 2 fresh cycles
    2. How many follicles did you have? 18 the successful one
    3. How many fertilized? 8 (we have 3 frozen expanding blasts)
    4. How many did you transfer back? 2 blasts
    5. What day did you transfer (2,3,5)? 5 day transfer
    6. What medications were you using ? Follistim, ganirelix, ovidril, menopur
    7. What day post transfer did you get your BFP? Waited until beta at 9dp5dt
    8. Did you have implantation spotting? Nope
    9. First Beta number(s)? 76 - 9dp, 226 - 11dp
    10. If you know yet, how many babies? 1 baby boy.
    11. Any other advice during the 2WW or symptoms that helped you know this was "the" cycle? With my 1st cycle we only had one 5 cell embryo to put back and I felt like my period was about to arrive everyday! With my success I felt totally different as if I did nothing a couple days ago.... I also just had that feeling it was the one.

    Me (25) Hubby (30)

    Married since October 09
    TTC since May 08
    unexplained

    2010
    Iui's #1-3 BFN

    2011
    Iui's #4-6 BFN

    2012
    IVF #1

    March - BFN

    IVF #2

    June - BFP!!!


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    1) Which clinic did you cycle at? Shady Grove Fertility
    2)How many cycles before BFP? I did one IVF cycle.
    3)How many follicles? They retrieved 13.
    4)How many fertilized? Out of the 13 retrieved 7 fertilized.
    5)How many transferred back? We transferred 2.
    6) What day did you transfer? 5 day transfer
    7) What medications did you use? On days 1-5 I used 150 gonal f and 75 menopur. Days 6-10 I took 150 gonal f, 150 menopur and one dose of ganirelix. The last day was final shot of ganirelix and lupron trigger that evening.
    8) What day post transfer did you get BFP? On the 5th day I used a hpt and it was positive.
    9) Did you have implantation bleeding? No, in fact I had no symptoms. I swore that the cycle was a bust.
    10) First beta? 396
    11) How many babies? We are expecting twins.
    12) Any advice for the 2ww or Symptoms that helped you to "know" this was the cycle? My advice for the 2ww is to try and stay super busy. The more you have to do the less time you can spend obsessing over every twinge you may or may not feel. Watch funny movies, go on a "date" with your SO, read a good book. I had no symptoms.
    Last edited by SC-Impatient_in_VA; 10-19-2012 at 10:47 AM. Reason: added a link
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    1. Which clinic/doctor you cycled with. Reproductive Medicine Group (in Tampa, FL)
    2. How many IVF/FET cycles did you have before getting your BFP cycle? 1 IVF cycle
    3. How many follicles did you have? 9 retrieved
    4. How many fertilized? 9 fertilized
    5. How many did you transfer back? 2 blasts transferred, 2 frozen
    6. What day did you transfer (2,3,5)? day 5
    7. What medications were you using ? Gonal-F and Menopur
    8. What day post transfer did you get your BFP? Positive HPT 5 days after transfer (and every day after that...yes, I kept testing to see if the line got darker ), positive beta 11 days after transfer
    9. Did you have implantation spotting? Nothing
    10. First Beta number(s)? 505
    11. If you know yet, how many babies? Just gave birth to perfect B/G twins a month ago
    12. Any other advice during the 2WW or symptoms that helped you know this was "the" cycle? I felt like I had menstrual cramps a few days after transfer, and they stuck around till a few weeks after our positive. I had no other symptoms though...no sore breasts, no nausea (till 10 weeks or so), no nothing. My IVF blog (in my signature) has all the details of our cycle. How many follicles, their sizes, doses of meds each day, etc. Feel free to check it out. The 2ww is horrible! But hang in there ladies! It'll happen for you, and when it does all of this madness will be soooooo worth it!
    Last edited by SC-Impatient_in_VA; 10-19-2012 at 10:48 AM. Reason: added a link
    Me - 30, mild endo (removed 4/2011)
    Hubby - 30, perfect
    TTC 2.5 years

    After countless failed IUI cycles, both oral and injectable...
    IVF #1 - 01/2012 - BFP! (9 retrieved, 9 fertilized - 2 blasts transferred, 2 frozen)
    U/S #1 - Twins! (Boy/Girl)

    Norah and Dylan are here! Born 9/16/12


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    1. Which clinic/doctor you cycled with? Dr. Pearlstone at the Fertility Center, Missouri Baptist, St Louis (this clinic is closing Dec 31, 2012, so the RE can take a sabbatical )
    2. How many IVF/FET cycles did you have before getting your BFP cycle? 1, first cycle success!
    3. How many follicles did you have? 12 Eggs Retrieved, 9 Mature
    4. How many fertilized? 7 Fertilized
    5. How many did you transfer back? 1 (due to OHSS)
    6. What day did you transfer (2,3,5)? Day 6 Transfer
    7. What medications were you using? Lupron, Follistim, Menopur, Baby Aspirin, Metformin, then after transfer Estrogen Patches (Vivelle Dots), and Crinone (then switched PIO, then Estradiol, then prometrium, all because of allergies)
    8. What day post transfer did you get your BFP? 5dp6dt Day 11 after retrieval
    9. Did you have implantation spotting? 1 tiny little speck of blood and nothing else
    10. First Beta number(s)? 16.5 (my official beta was not supposed to be until 4 days later)
    11. If you know yet, how many babies? 1 baby boy
    12. Any other advice during the 2WW or symptoms that helped you know this was "the" cycle? I read that laughter and warm feet were the best thing for implantation. I took 2 days off work and stayed my happy but in bed watching funny movies with warm fuzzy slipper socks on, it worked for me The only "symptom" I had was cramping, it felt like AF was knocking on my doorstep. Oh, and for those ladies who develop OHSS, fresh lemon squeezed in smart water is your best friend when you get sick of guzzling Gatorade.
    Last edited by SC-Impatient_in_VA; 10-19-2012 at 10:49 AM. Reason: added a link
    Me: 28 (unexplained Infertility)
    DH: 28 (normal)
    TTC: since 08/2008
    IUI #1, 2, & 3 = BFN
    05/01: 1st IVF: BFP!
    Vaughn Lee, Born 01/23/2013: 8lb 9oz, 20.5in
    Miracle/Natural BFP 7/27....Beta 969 18-19dpo


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    1. Which clinic/doctor you cycled with.
    Dr. Hummel @San Diego Fertility Center
    2. How many IVF/FET cycles did you have before getting your BFP cycle?
    First IVF cycle was successful
    3. How many follicles did you have?
    Day of trigger: (2) 20mm, (1) 14mm, (2) 13mm. E2=811. They retrieved 5 eggs, 4 were mature
    4. How many fertilized?
    4 with ICSI
    5. How many did you transfer back?
    3 - 5, 6, & 7 cell, moderately fragmented Link to photo
    6. What day did you transfer (2,3,5)?
    Day 3
    7. What medications were you using ?
    Prenatals, 4mg Folic Acid, Baby Aspirin, BCPs, Bravelle, Menopur, Ganirelix, Prednisone, Azithromycin
    8. What day post transfer did you get your BFP?
    8dp3dt - Faint positive in afternoon with FRER
    9. Did you have implantation spotting?
    I had bright pink spotting at 13dp3dt, brown for the following 2 days, then pink again at 16dp3dt, and another 2 days of brown
    10. First Beta number(s)?
    13dp3dt = 130, 15dp3dt = 383
    11. If you know yet, how many babies?
    Singleton - Baby boy born 2/18/11
    12. Any other advice during the 2WW or symptoms that helped you know this was "the" cycle?
    I knew before I even started that it would work.
    Last edited by BC-tammylj; 06-20-2014 at 09:08 AM. Reason: Added link
    Tammy: 41 - Adhesions, DOR, Hypothyroid, MTHFR
    DH: 44 - Low everything

    TTC/NTNP since 1994
    2010: IVF#1-5E/4M/4F/3T/1F-BFP!
    2012: FET#1&2-IVF#2&3-no transfers
    2013: FET#3-MC@10w-Ethan David

    Donor Embryo
    12/13: Added to waitlist
    06/14: Match
    08/14: Agreement sent to donors
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    1. Which clinic/doctor you cycled with: Virginia IVF & Andrology Center - Richmond Infertility and Fertility
    2. How many IVF/FET cycles did you have before getting your BFP cycle? 1 IVF chem, 1 FET BFP
    3. How many follicles did you have? 19 follicles, 15 mature eggs
    4. How many fertilized? 11
    5. How many did you transfer back? 2
    6. What day did you transfer (2,3,5)? 5
    7. What medications were you using? Follistim 300, Menopur 75, Ganirelix, Medrol, doxycyline, baby aspirin (for FET)
    8. What day post transfer did you get your BFP? With my chem 4dp5dt; with FET I waited for beta at 10dp5dt
    9. Did you have implantation spotting? no
    10. First Beta number(s)? 240 @ 10dp5dt
    11. If you know yet, how many babies? 1 girl
    12. Any other advice during the 2WW or symptoms that helped you know this was "the" cycle? Not really. Doritos heartburn but honestly that could've been anxiety related. I pampered the crap out of myself during this 2ww, I ate every exotic thing I wanted, in fact I had a stockpile of 1 new treat for every day of the 2ww.


    Feel free to PM me for details or questions.
    Me: 34 MTHFR A1298c & C677T
    DH: 32 1% Kruger, 40% motility
    TTC: since 02/2009

    3 IUIs all BFN in 2011
    IVF #1 5dt of 2 (4AB), 4 frozen, chemical
    FET #1: 2 blasts, beta 241 @ 15dpo, 17dpo 699
    u/s: singleton w/ HB 148@7w4d
    It's a girl! And a placenta previa.



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    1. Which clinic/doctor you cycled with. University of Iowa Hospital
    2. How many IVF/FET cycles did you have before getting your BFP cycle?first IVF
    3. How many follicles did you have? 8 eggs retrieved, 7 mature- my left overy was a "sleeper"
    4. How many fertilized?4
    5. How many did you transfer back?2- one 8 cell, one 7 cell
    6. What day did you transfer (2,3,5)?3
    7. What medications were you using ?Lupron, Follistim, Menopur, Progesterone, Medrol, Doxycycline
    8. What day post transfer did you get your BFP?I waited for HCG on day 11
    9. Did you have implantation spotting? no, but sounds like I could or should have. During the ultrasound they said I have a subarachnoid bleed so I could still have bleeding but very little
    10. First Beta number(s)? #1=218 and progesterone was 251 so I was able to discontinue the shots; #2=599
    11. If you know yet, how many babies?1 baby
    12. Any other advice during the 2WW or symptoms that helped you know this was "the" cycle?
    For the 2ww I just remained calm by realizing that I had a baby in me and this is where I wanted to be. I had no control over the outcome but I could take care of myself in the meantime. Symptoms that lead me to believe it just might have worked: a cramp in my abdomen anytime in bed that worsened when I tried to turn. It felt like a charley horse that you get in your calf. I thought the nausea and pimples could be explained by the meds but this was like my uterus was actually doing something.
    Last edited by SC-Impatient_in_VA; 10-19-2012 at 10:57 AM. Reason: added a lnk
    Me: 35 tubes removed 4/12 dt bilateral hydrosalpinx
    DH: 35 no probs

    TTC 2 yrs
    4/2012 fallopian tubes removed
    8/2012 start IVF
    **ment***
    6/2013 baby girl
    8/14/2014 start BCP for IVF #2


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    1. Which clinic/doctor you cycled with. Houston Fertility Institute
    2. How many IVF/FET cycles did you have before getting your BFP cycle? First one was a success.
    3. How many follicles did you have? 10 eggs retrieved.
    4. How many fertilized? 8
    5. How many did you transfer back? 3 (One good quality blast, two morulas)
    6. What day did you transfer (2,3,5)? 5
    7. What medications were you using ? Follistim and menopur.
    8. What day post transfer did you get your BFP? POAS 9dp5dt BFP... Beta 14dp5dt BFP
    9. Did you have implantation spotting? No, but about six weeks I developed a large subchorionic hemmorhage and bled for weeks and weeks. My doctor gave me no hope and said I wouldn't bring home a baby. I switched doctors and bright home my miracle:-)
    10. First Beta number(s)? 750
    11. If you know yet, how many babies? 1
    12. Any other advice during the 2WW or symptoms that helped you know this was "the" cycle? I had absolutely no symptoms during the 2ww...
    Last edited by SC-Impatient_in_VA; 10-19-2012 at 10:58 AM. Reason: added a link
    Me-28
    DH-32
    Dx: Unexplained Infertility

    7/10 IUI #1: BFN
    10/10 IVF #1: BFP
    5/23/11
    7/12 IVF #2
    7/14/12: ER 11 ICSI'd
    10 fertilized
    7/19/12: ET 2 transferred
    3 frozen
    BFN
    10/12 IVF #3
    10/12/12: ER 18 ICSI'd
    15 fertilized
    10/17/12: ET 2 transferred
    6 frozen
    Beta 10/29: 331
    Beta 10/31: 617
    Beta 11/2: 1197
    Ultrasound 11/12: One perfect baby! HR=115
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    1. Which clinic/doctor you cycled with.
    Rocky Mountain Fertility Center in Parker, CO

    2. How many IVF/FET cycles did you have before getting your BFP cycle?
    Basically two. First was cancelled day before trigger for spontaneous ovulation and second thus far has been a success!

    3. How many follicles did you have?
    25 follicles day of trigger, retrieved 15 eggs, 13 eggs mature.

    4. How many fertilized?
    10 fertilized with ICSI

    5. How many did you transfer back?
    two transferred back, one frozen. The remainder didn't make it to freeze/transfer.

    6. What day did you transfer (2,3,5)?
    Day 5

    7. What medications were you using ?
    Follistim with Ganirelix
    post transfer: estrogen patches and PIO

    8. What day post transfer did you get your BFP?
    First positive HPT was 8 dpt, positive beta 10 dpt

    9. Did you have implantation spotting?
    no

    10. First Beta number(s)?
    76 (10dpt), 173 (12dpt), 954 (18dpt)

    11. If you know yet, how many babies?
    One! I am currently 11w4d

    12. Any other advice during the 2WW or symptoms that helped you know this was "the" cycle?
    I had pretty severe OHSS. I had minor symptoms after retrieval which got a little better then when they started to get bad again (around day 6pt) I thought maybe I really am pregnant?? I had cramping prior to the positive tests that made me think AF was around the corner, but like I said no spotting. The OHSS had me down and out, literally couldn't do more than walk to the bathroom (oh and make a few trips to ER and doctor) for almost 2 weeks. Severe ascites, gained 20+ lbs of fluid around abdomen and lungs. Those first weeks are a little blurry b/c I was SO sick. Feeling a little more confident in the pregnancy every day, but still fearful. Good luck to everyone on this journey!
    Me (35) Severe Endometriosis, PCOS
    DH (35) Varicocele w/ low counts corrected by surgery 2006

    Clomid, poor response/complications '05
    Domestic adoption of DS '07
    IUI x 2 '11-'12 =BFN
    IVF 1 w/ ICSI cancelled ovulated before trigger May '12
    IVF 2 w/ ICSI Aug '12 = BFP!!!! Expecting ONE BABY GIRL May 2013!



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