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    Shanghai@ I think it took me about one month after I pick my donor (sorry I cannot really remember ) my clinic use birth control to sync my cycle with the donor cycle . Good luck


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    Quote Originally Posted by shanghai View Post
    Hi any happy moms out there,

    I'm currently deciding on using DE, have many questions would like help with,

    1. how long did you wait from the time you picked out a Donor to the time you had your transfer?

    2. what steps they had you take in order to sync your cycle and the donor's cycle?

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    Hi Shanghai,
    I hope this helps you. It took me 3 months for the entire process. I did use frozen embryos. It took one try for me with DE. My eggs weren't good. I'm considering having another... I have 4 frozen left. Good luck!! My DE son is such a blessing. I don't know if I enjoy him more bc it took so long to have him or bc he is the second child so I am less anxious. I don't love him any less.


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    I picked a donor who had already completed her testing at my facility. The whole process took about 2 months once we started synching our cycles together.
    Me: 40 fine other than aging gracefully
    DH: 42 CBAVD
    DD: 10 IVF 1
    DD: 6 IVF 3
    6 failed cycles

    DE Fresh April 2014 BFN
    DE FET 2 blasts june 30
    July 9, 2014 BFP!!!!
    1st beta 53
    2nd beta 98
    3rd beta 4391
    4th beta 19681...no more beta
    7/25/14 One baby with a hb seen at 6 weeks 2 days..110 bmp.
    EDD March 17, 2015....St. Patty's baby.


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    DE changed our life. After years of treatments and disappointment we decided on DE. It took the first try. We have a daughter that is turning 9.

    However none of my frozen from that donor ended in a pregnancy. We have used DE 2 other times and did not get any frozens or a BFP.

    We just did a final DE cycle and are currently in the 2ww. Very hopeful this time.
    Me-44
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    6 failed IUI's
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    4 failed DE Cycles
    8 Frosties Endometrial receptivity biopsy August 19th
    "DNA doesnt make a family. Love does"


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    after 7 total cycles.....5 with my own eggs...3 fresh 2 frozen.....moved on to donor......1 fresh cycle 1 frozen cycle I now feel comfortable saying I am 18 weeks pregnant. It did not work on the first try with donor eggs...which I was not prepared for that disappointment. I had 2 embryos frozen and decided to transfer both. One was graded very high one was good. I am having one baby. Never lose hope.
    Me: 40 fine other than aging gracefully
    DH: 42 CBAVD
    DD: 10 IVF 1
    DD: 6 IVF 3
    6 failed cycles

    DE Fresh April 2014 BFN
    DE FET 2 blasts june 30
    July 9, 2014 BFP!!!!
    1st beta 53
    2nd beta 98
    3rd beta 4391
    4th beta 19681...no more beta
    7/25/14 One baby with a hb seen at 6 weeks 2 days..110 bmp.
    EDD March 17, 2015....St. Patty's baby.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalAZ View Post
    My situation was a little different. It wasn't a matter of "should I keep trying with my eggs, or should I try DE?"

    If I wanted to experience pregnancy and birth, this was my option.

    Back to the beginning:

    After trying for a while the "natural" way, we tried Clomid for about 8 months since I didn't ovulate regularly. Nothing.

    Next came the HSG, which revealed blocked tubes.

    So on to IVF.

    The RE couldn't see much on the U/S but contributed that to my weight. So we went forward. At the first U/S to check follie sizes, he couldn't find my ovaries. He finally found them... way up by my belly button!

    Obviously there was no way to retrieve them, so the cycle was canceled.

    The RE said it was possible to do a laparascopic retrieval. He didn't perform them, but I found someone at an out-of-state office who said he could. So we traveled there, and were told that although he knew how to do it, he didn't really have the equipment and his staff weren't knowledgeable about the procedure! Nice to know after traveling hundreds of miles.

    We found another local RE.

    Next was a diagnostic lap, to find out why the ovaries were up there, whether they could be moved down, and what the state of my tubes were. Come to find out that I had (have) severe adhesions. The ovaries were encased in intestine by scar tissue and could not be cut out. I was told that in order to do so, it would require some bowel reconstruction. So that option was quickly discarded.

    Which left 2 options. Donor eggs or adoption. I knew that I wanted to experience being pregnant and giving birth. So the choice was made for me.

    I had a little bit of a hard time adjusting to the idea at first. Choosing a donor from the agency's profiles was especially awkward. But once we got through that and the retrieval and it was back to just us, I was excited and the embryos were "ours".

    My fresh cycle, which I was told had as much as an 80% chance of success, was BFN. I was devastated as I thought DE was the golden ticket to parenthood for us.

    We went forward with an FET using 3 of our 9 frozen embies, and it was BFP! I was elated and never thought I would get there!!!! Then we found out it was twins.

    So happy.

    Then between 9 and 12 weeks sometime, one of the twins vanished.

    I was devastated and scared to lose the other baby.

    The pregnancy and birth were not as planned. I had dreamed of an almost-natural vaginal birth and having my baby laid on my chest with us looking into each other's eyes.

    Instead, my delivery included a helicopter ride to a state-of-the-art hospital, a harrowing hospital stay, an emergency c-section, and a threat to an insistent nurse that I didn't care if I was dragging my intestines down the hall behind me, I was going to the NICU to see my baby boy.

    Not ONE THING happened as it was all "supposed" to be. And you know what? I am SO very glad for that.

    Every hard choice, tear cried, moment of sheer desperation, argument with DH, lost hope, and muffled scream led to what I have now. And what I have now is the best and most beautiful little boy on the planet. I have to laugh at everything that seemed so important at the time. Because the conception, pregnancy, and birth are just a small blip in the lives of a mother and her son. And in the end, none of that matters. Memories, sure. But nothing more. What matters is that at the end of the day, a little voice says "Yuv you too... mommy."

    That's what it is all about, man.

    So if you have found this board, and you are crying because you've been told that donor eggs are your best option, and you don't know if it is right or how you'll get through it, I say with confidence to you that in the long run, it will not matter ONE IOTA where that first cell came from. Not even one bit. You cannot let this be an obstacle, but instead view it as an opportunity. This is a way your dream can come true. This path may very well lead you to the child who is out there waiting for you.

    This child may not have your father's chin and your mother's blue eyes. But it may take on your father's laugh and your mother's love of gardening. It isn't all about genetics.

    Go forward - and make it happen.

    Crystal
    Very beautiful post and huge burst of optimism for all of us trying DE first time. I keep coming back here to get my daily dose of optimism and your post just made my day
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    Hi. I just completed FET #4 and am on day #4 of my 2ww. Previously I had 3 failed FETs. Trying not to get too discouraged. My husband and I are using donor egg embryos with his sperm. I always get a great lining - 9-10mm - and my embryos look very good according to my RE specialist. So just not sure where we're going wrong! Any thoughts or advice? I've also been eating pineapple, drinking lots of water and taking baby Asa this time around. My protocol involved OCP's, Lupron, and injectable estrogen and progesterone and vaginal progesterone cream twice daily. I also had endometrial scratch 1.5 weeks before transfer. Thanks....


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    Arialee-Can you get PGS done on your embryos? How is your husband's sperm stats looking like? It is surprising how many high grades embryos can be chromosomally abnormal. You could also get yourself tested for clotting disorder like MTHFR since that could impede blood flow. You can add baby aspirin to your meds as that is pretty much harmless.

    I have also had two failed DE cycles recently (4AA and 4BC) and these were some of the things I tried. My agency contract does not allow PGS and I did select a 30 year proven donor so that seems most likely as a case of bad embryos.
    I don't have any clotting disorder but I still started baby aspirin in my second cycle.

    I am now on search for a younger donor.

    Some people also do Natural Killer cell tests to see if your body is not attacking good embryos.

    Good luck with this cycle.
    ME: 38, DOR/Premature menopause
    DH: 40, low morphology, good volume, average motility

    OE IVF Antagonist 2013: No response
    Fresh DE IVF Cycle 2014: Low response by donor
    Frozen DE IVF Cycle 04/15: 1 4AA day5 transfer. Chemical
    FET DE Jul2015: 1 4BC BFN, no implantation
    DE Cycle2 Nov2015: 1 4AB day5 transfer. MC at 7 weeks
    DE Cycle3 Jul2016: 14BC day5 transfer. Beta1=147,Beta2=323


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    I will try your suggestions if we are not successful this time around. Our donor was 24yo at the time. We ended up with 10 day 5 blasts and 2 day 6ers so a total of 12. We felt so lucky! We have used 6 in the first 3 failed FETs (2 transferred each time). Now we just transferred embies #7&8 and only have 4 left...... This donor already has a healthy 4 yo and another person used this donor and had a successful pregnancy. We transferred two 3BB's. We started on our very first cycle with 4AA's.


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    Please share your DE succes stories.

    ment**Been trying for 5 years with IF treatments. My endo had just about destroyed my eggs. Had a miscarriage with DE but after switching to a clinic very fussy about who they selected as donors, buying one of their frozen batches, having a Endometrial Receptivity Array to check transfer happened on an optimum day and having corrective surgery to remove adhesions, it seems to be working. I am 32 weeks along with twins on my 4th FET (2nd FET with my 2nd donor). So if I were you, I would find a clinic very fussy about their donor selection and consider an ERA test. **end ment**

    My embie quality with my 2nd donor was 2x 6aa, 8x 5aa, 5ab, 4ac. The first two 6aa's were a bust. The donor was unproven but did have a child of her own.
    Last edited by Yellow Rose; 08-04-2015 at 08:22 PM.


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