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« Reply #1770 on: 10/01/19, 13:17 »
1 x good quality 7cell d3 on board.
Lining has got u0 to 12mm not sure what's I think about that,  but anyway fingers crossed..

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    « Reply #1771 on: 10/01/19, 13:29 »
    Queenie, excellent result!! Keeping everything crossed. 12mm sounds good to me. On stim cycles my lining goes to 14mm on trigger but usually goes down to 10/12 by transfer.

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    « Reply #1772 on: 11/01/19, 11:32 »
    Queenie, big congratulations on being PUPO! For me too getting as far as ET is huge so well done. I so hope that this embryo will be your lucky one. 12mm is amazing. I never get beyond 8! This time I'll transfer if I reach 7... here's hoping. I did not realise women with low AMH have a higher risk of miscarriage, any idea on why this is? Is this linked to the fact that often they have lower egg quality? I know what you mean about waiting to tell, I literally feel like now I won't be telling people I'm having a baby until I'm actually in the labour ward.

    KatKat, have you started your FET cycle this month yet?

    Klik, I'm so sorry to hear that you had another big bleed. It's so stressful and makes it impossible to relax or think about anything else. However, really exciting to see the baby moving around on the scan - must feel so special, as well as reassuring that things are progressing as they should! I laughed to hear that he was doing squats, sounds like you've got an exercise junkie in there already! x

    Helen, I would LOVE for us to be buggy mates, we do always seem to be cycling or unfortunately losing babies at the same time. I really hope that 2019 is finally it for us! I'm sorry that Penny wasn't more supportive about the idea about oestrogen priming, as I said, I would love to have tried it one time just to see as I always risk losing my lead by the other time others catch up. Having said that though, I think others have tried it at the Lister (such as Tily and Gill) and it seemed to be really suppressive for them. So as with anything, it's no miracle treatment and everyone responds really differently to it. Any sign of AF yet?

    Briss, I so hope you do have 5 follicles, that would be fantastic. I agree with Klik, a week more stimms sounds about right with a lead of 10mm...... hoping for a wonderful cycle for you where you have relinquished control! It's so hard to let go of on this journey but I have now accepted I make crap decisions, so everything is now in the hands of the so called experts and the universe!

    Babyhopeful, it sounds like you had some really productive appointments and I'm personally very pleased that your doctors were so encouraging about you continuing to pursue OE. I come across so many clinics trying to steer us to DE, I don't feel like they would keep telling you to persevere if you didn't have a good chance with your OE - both for your emotional sanity, as well as their stats. I also have terrible circulation (which is a common side effect of autoimmune diseases), this winter I keep dropping and breaking things after coming in from a run because it takes about an hour for my hands to return feeling and control. This week I broke 2 glasses and DH was cross with me! It's very natural to still feel raw and a sense of loss, after all you've had the knowledge and feelings of being pregnant for many weeks now, they don't disappear overnight. The first month of waiting for your system to return to normal is tough, but I hope that the weeks till March fly by and that you can find ways to recover both physically and emotionally.

    AFM, so I'm back on the treadmill, had a couple of days of downreg with Synarel (which I'm not sure I'm getting the hang of, paranoid I'm not squirting enough up there as I can't really feel it or taste it) and started progynova yesterday after a baseline scan. It was actually weirdly nice going back to the Lister after so many months away, all the nurses and sonographers asked me how I'd been and commented on my new hair! Sonographer said apparently it's very rare for people to not get to ET on the medicated protocol, I said 'well, obviously I'm going to be the exception!'. Feeling quite calm at the moment, I made some new year's resolutions to focus on my personal wellbeing and things I enjoy doing: I'm trying to meditate most nights before sleeping, and I'm also doing this 30 day sketchbook challenge thing, so you have to draw something every day which I find quite therapeutic instead of just mindlessly staring at the tv, and I'm trying to cook a new recipe every week from my millions of cookbooks. Plus I'm aiming to run 20 miles a week, so I can be knackered enough to sleep.


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    « Reply #1773 on: 11/01/19, 12:57 »
    Happy belated new year everyone! A lot to catch up on it seems :)

    Queenie, fab news, great start to the new year and keeping everything crossed for you! So I guess the skiing holidays have now been cancelled? :)

    Shady, exciting times, really keen to see how your medicated cycle goes. So is this already the cycle you will be transferring in? Will you transfer one? I've just booked a scratch and then transfer next month - super scary!

    Klik, so pleased the pregnancy is progressing so well. I can imagine you are more relieved now than a few weeks ago, but totally get the one step at a time. How was Christmas with DH's family? Hope not too stressful. My Munich trip was pretty exhausting, some in my family aren't easy I must say. But skiing in Austria was fantastic, we had so much snow and it was lovely. Although it was the first NY ever I went to bed at 10pm as I was ill that day only (woke up to fire works over the mountains at midnight though).

    Briss, Munich again, you must be so bored with it. So are you flying back and forth to Munich this cycle? It must be quite wintery there right now!

    Babyhopeful, sounds like you have a good plan forward. I have read with interest that your doctors said that sperm issues can be seen in the embryo fragmentation. Never heard this before!

    Sunshine hope it;s all going well without further spotting or bleeding. Sending you lots of positive vibes so that you can start to relax soon.

    Helen hello, do you speak Hungarian fluently now? Back on the IVF wagon then! That's a long time in Athens for you, perhaps you can add Greek to your language portfolio ;) Sorry no suggestions of what to do, the only time I've been in Athens I got drunk on Retsina and fell off the Akropolis, and I wouldn't suggest you copy this.

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    « Reply #1774 on: 11/01/19, 13:06 »
    Babyhopeful, good to hear that you have a plan in place for future cycles. Are you planning to do 3 more cycles before starting to transfer? I hope you have found the time away from work with your DH helpful.

    Queenie, fab news on the transfer, keeping fingers crossed for you. I agree with you about not wanting to tell anyone about pregnancy, if it was possible I wouldnt tell anyone until the baby arrives (if we get to that stage!) but I suppose thats not realistic with work etc.

    Briss, thanks for your reassurance re my scan obsession/anxiety, its so scary isnt it. 5 follicles is really good, I would be really pleased with that. What dose are you on?

    Klik, sorry that you are STILL being put through all these pregnancy scares, I hope that you are able to relax soon. There is a girl I work with who is about 16 weeks pregnant, she is just so relaxed to the point of forgetting her midwifes appt and not batting an eyelid when she has to wait another few weeks to see her. But I guess thats the difference when you conceive the first month of trying!

    Shady, your goals sound fab, esp the cooking one, I might give try that one too.

    Afm, had the scan at Create on Tuesday, all was well, measuring 1 day behind but Iím not going to worry about that. A much gentler, calmer experience than the previous NHS one with hugs all round. Think I may book another scan for 10 weeks to check again as its impossible not to worry, and Iím in quite a bit of pain with the prontogest injections so if the worst were to happen, I donít want to carry on with them unnecessarily. On a lighter note, I seem to have developed a strong aversion to my manager, who is a heavy smoker/black coffee drinker, unfortunately I have to sit next to her every day but I just canít stomach her smell anymore!! x

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    « Reply #1775 on: 11/01/19, 20:30 »
    Hi Kat, nice youíre back. I didnít have a scratch in the end but apparently I can have one day 6 of this cycle so Iíll probably do that. Where are you having yours? How many embryos will you put in? Super fingers crossed and luck for this FET!

    Hi Shady, oh gosh youíre back on the rollercoaster. A few days ahead of me again...itís quite funny how our experiences and bodies have had similar timings. Hereís to us! Love your new year ideas. The cooking and the sctechbook especially. Iíve had a cold for the past 9 days and canít shake it so exercise has taken a back seat for me but Iím always impressed by runners! More importantly whatís the new hair like?

    Queenie, I guess youíre home now. Do you fly back the same day? Congratulations on being PUPO. Wishing you all the best of luck and stickiness.

    Babyhopeful, making a plan is all you can do really to help. It does take time to ďget overĒ a MC and that phrase doesnít really do it justice as you never get over it but you will get some spark back, I promise. Just look after yourself, be kind to yourself and give yourself permission to feel sad without pressure. Thinking of you.

    Klik, sunshine big thumbs up that all is going well despite a few scares along the way!

    AFM got my AF today but not til 6pm, very strange for me. Itís only been a 25 day cycle but I knew it would be short as I ovulated early. Slightly reassuring that at least I came on 14 days after suspected ovulation. So I have a baseline scan booked for tomorrow and hopefully Penny will reply on Saturday afternoon. As I started AF so late I think I count tomorrow as day 1, is that right?

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    « Reply #1776 on: 11/01/19, 21:51 »
    Hi ladies

    Im new and just wanted to hear some of your experiences.

    A little about myself I have an AMH of <1 and fsh of 25 im 36 and have a 3 year old daugher tgought IVF.

    I had a mc at 10wks with my 2nd IVF and 3rd IVF failed.

    I have hardly any egg reserve and my last 2 IVF treatemts I have only 1 egg.

    Im a bit lost as cant believe they have siad they wont treat me aith my OE going forward im in shock tbh and dont jnow if I should go to another clinic for advise.  I have been think of going aboard but its a minefield.

    They advise in my 1st IVF to have DE but refused and decuded to research DHEA which i took 6 months proir to my treatment which im so glad i went against their advise otherwise I would not of had my little girl.

    Any advise or help or just a chat i think might help me.

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    « Reply #1777 on: 11/01/19, 23:02 »
    Jeb - Find somewhere that specialises in natural cycles,  If you respond very very poorly that is your best shot.  Your figures are similar to mine.    I decided that we would need to have more cycles and to choose somewhere cost effective,  I have used Create (London), Serum (Athens) and Reprofit (Brno) all of who do natural cycles.

    Katkat - no cheap flights and skiing booked for Brno for around the time I would go next month,  If I get a Bfp we will go for a mini-break.  If not then well at least we have a plan.

    Helen - Good luck for your next cycle! 

    Sunshine - Haha about your manager aversion, I think that sounds a healthy response! 
    Def book another scan at Create sounds like the reassurance you get is worth more than every penny.   Also 1 day sounds like measurement error  ;)

    Shady - Yeah, glad you are back at the Lister and you feel they are looking after you.   Fingers crossed for your down reg.

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    « Reply #1778 on: 12/01/19, 17:40 »
    queenie: thank you! Yeah, that scan was a huge relief... Congratulations on the transfer--hopefully between the good embryo and the good lining we're going to get a healthy baby... Best of luck... When is OTD?! Hang in there--the 2ww can be grueling...

    Briss: thinking of your follicles, wishing them good growth...

    Shady: thanks! Yeah, honestly in the couple of days just after a bleed, I'm little better than a zombie. It's a miracle I manage to do the absolute minimum that I need to get done... Re. squats, apparently they go through a phase where they're kind of upright and stretched out, so squats are really common to see... So it doesn't really tell us about his personality yet but it's still fun to see, that's for sure! I'm really glad you're feeling welcome back at the Lister. Hoping you're not an exception to the good-medicated transfer rule! Back when my lining was unaffected by adhesions, I did try a medicated transfer, and the lining "only" got to 8 (as opposed to 9-10 on a natural cycle), and even that only when I stopped taking the agonist. Still, 8 was definitely considered good enough, so in the end all was deemed well. And one really good thing is that you won't have to deal with Lister's avoidance of weekends, as medicated cycles are much easier to control... So hopefully you'll manage to get to at least 8, and your little embryo will happily stick... Your new activities sound super cool--I, too, am inspired by the weekly "new recipe," as DP has a cookbook-buying mania and I'm the one who cooks so they just sit there gathering dust... But I think all these activities are awesome, healthy, and helpful--I hope they bring you peace, joy, and health!

    katkat: great to hear from you! happy new year!!! Christmas was very stressful, frankly, as we told DP's parents about the pregnancy but not about the bleed. And they are not the helpful kind... so DP had to do basically all the work, with me very mindfully and slowly and methodically helping out here and there... Two things almost made me into a murderer: DP's father told me I couldn't spend next Christmas in Brazil (ha! I've spoiled him, avoiding Brazil for years due to Zika), and on Boxing Day while DP and I were out, the pair of them made an already messy kitchen even messier by spilling red wine on the tablecloth and just leaving it, and using crystal whiskey tumblers for wine that can't just be thrown into the dishwasher. My mother, in their place, would have had the place spotless by the time we came back (not what I expected from them but at least they could have left it alone!). And this is after DP's mother had told me how she wanted to be a helpful grandmother--ha! But everyone survived. I'm sorry some of your family were painful--well done on getting through that... Also sorry you were ill on NYE, but fireworks over the mountains sound lovely, and skiing in lots of snow sounds great! Welcome back!!!

    Sunshine: thanks! Wow, I cannot imagine forgetting a midwife's appointment! That's a little too relaxed for me (maybe betrays some ambivalence, actually) but it would be so amazing to have an utterly problem-free pregnancy... I wish... I'm really glad the scan at Create went so well, and that provided a good environment for you... I'm all for a 10-week scan, yes--hopefully more reassurance to lead you into your second trimester!

    Jeb: Welcome! Getting only one egg at a time essentially means you just have to be prepared for it to take more than one cycle for it to work... I'm sorry about your m/c, but I'm really glad you already have a daughter! I'm totally with queenie--if you're only going to get one egg at a time anyway, you might as well go to a clinic that's not going to give you high stims. Natural or natural-modified is probably best... Besides the places queenie mentioned, CRGH and ARGC are now offering natural-modified (or mild) as well... But frankly, the places queenie mentioned really kind of specialise in this, which might make things easier for you... Lister is another clinic people like to use here, but I think it's like CRGH and ARGC in that they do like to push for more than one egg. If you have the money, the wherewithal, and the time to try for a few cycles, there's no reason you need to give up on OE just yet... you've had that experience yourself already, in getting your daughter--I hope you find success quickly again...

    AFM: down to just spotting again, which is a relief... And I'm back to walking a normal amount. I much prefer being in this cabin-fever mode of "I want to exercise and have sex!" than in a terrified, cowering mode, but it's still somewhat annoying. On the very plus side, I think I've started to feel a little bit of fluttering in my belly sometimes, if I sit still and quietly and focus on my sensations. It may very well be wishful thinking, especially as the placenta is supposed to be hiding his movements, but since worrying doesn't actually help anything, whatever gives me hope is very welcome!

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    « Reply #1779 on: 12/01/19, 20:31 »
    Klik, exciting about the fluttering sensations. Glad youíre having some respite from the bleeding.

    Jen, hi. Youíve got some good advice. Do what you think is right. If youíre not ready for DE then carry on with OE. Iíve not done a natural cycle but I think a lot of ladies go to create. They are a bit cheaper too so depends on your finances.

    AFM, has my baseline scan this afternoon and I start stims tonight. I canít believe Iím here again tbh. I feel pretty sick thinking I have to go through the up and downs of scans, monitoring, TWW and what might lie beyond. Anyway, Iím trying to breathe and to tell myself itís normal to feel anxious and not to analyse it too much. I feel excited too, and then I remember how quickly that can change with every scan. I have ďscanxietyĒ!
    Iím pretty chuffed I had 12 follicles today. I never had more than 9 ever. Wondering is any supplements have helped, or maybe my body is having one last push before menopause 😂.
    Penny has raised my stims from 150 to 300, Iím guessing because of AFC. Iím meant to start prednisilone tomorrow, only 5mg. I was on 25 with Lister. Iíve heard many times 5 is not worth taking. Can anyone remember when theyíve started taking steroids and how much? I might take more than 5mg.
    Shady, when do Lister start steroids? I canít remember. X