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Mouse - i feel you with the waiting on my fresh cycle i had to have additional scans but its always worth it in the end. Good luck for Monday.

Red - Welcome to the group! Dont lose hope. On my fresh cycle i was disappointed with my progress but they stimmed me for an extra couple of days and it was so worth it in the end. Fertility is definitely draining and test all of your emotions. I love our clinic they are so personal and make me feel valued. I would defo look into other options if you have that option.

8868dee - Thanks, Its really tough sometimes organising this stuff around work. I start a brand new job on monday am am wondering how this round will affect that but i will make it work whatever happens.

AFM - I had a really smooth transfer, as OH wasn't allowed in the transfer room they gave me a scan pic after embryo transfer. Its the most magical thing and i cant stop looking and hoping that its not going to be long until i have a baby scan picture to replace it with. Couldn't move for my cat yesterday she parked herself firmly on my tummy like a little hot water bottle keeping me warm. Had a couple of twinges but i honestly think Ive had the same on all my other cycles. There wasn't anything really noticeable on my last succesful round. I always feel really serene after transfer. Just have to hope the embryo is doing its thing :)

Hoping you are all well

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Jen - when is your transfer, how are you feeling?

Mouse hope your lining thickens up soon!!!

Good luck with it all Red!!! Wishing you all the best!
Sorry to anyone I’ve missed

I did an early test last night(due to test on Tuesday)  and got a positive. I’m tentatively excited!!! Now just to wait for the scan. So much waiting involved!!!!!! 
 

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Lorz80 - such fantastic news!

Im ok, trying to keep busy! My transfer was Thursday and blood test on the 24/11. I might test early on Sat.

Ill see how i feel. Nothing noticeable yet. Just keeping positive x
 

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Just a quick one to say lovely news Lorz. Keeping everything crossed it all goes ok and your scan comes round quickly.

Jen hope you are managing to keep distracted in this tricky part of the 2WW.

Hi to everyone else
 

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Do you mind if I join you?  Due to have a FET on Friday, if all goes to plan. This is my first FET (definitely not my first cycle!!) and it was a bit of reality check when I signed the consent form last week having to plan what to do if the embies don't thaw ok (hadn't really considered that before).

Bit about me- 41- started IVF just as I turned 40 with high hopes (AMH 18) but seems I have fairly dire egg quality.  Cycle 1- got 2 to blast but both PGS abnormal. Cycle 2- upped the stims, 16 eggs but nothing to day 5 which was good enough to freeze (oestrogen levels always skyrocket on stims and have a history of PE's without any obvious underlying clotting abnormality so they weren't happy to do a fresh transfer due to risk of OHSS).  Changed clinics. New clinic not believers of PGS and by that point I was so fed up of having never got to a transfer that happy to go with that. Cycle 3 (essentially same protocol)- 5AA blast and a morula transferred, BFP but MMC at 7 weeks. Cycle 4- 2 5AB transferred (BFN) and 2 Frosties (5BB/BC). Went straight for another stim cycle in October- 10 eggs, 2 5AB blasts.  Felt really crappy by retrieval (and forgot to start taking my progesterone until the next day....oops) so decided to freeze so plan is to transfer those 2 this week if they survive the thaw, if not the B's from the cycle before.

Trying hard to keep hopeful but if I'm honest, finding it a bit of a struggle to think positive thoughts so would love to have you guys as some support.

Congrats Lorz80-hope things keep going well.

Good luck to everyone having scans/EC tomorrow.
 

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Welcome red :) good luck with your cycle x hopefully ur follies will respond more soon love, try not to lose hope x

Jen: aww thats a shame your OH wasn’t allowed in x i have 3 cats they r amazing and super cuddly x good luck with the 2ww

Mouse: good luck today for ur scan x

Lorz: omg omg well done :) x

Welcome katkin x good luck with this cycle xx

Afm: sorry I haven’t posted. Have been really feeling the emotions 😢. So went back on Saturday for a scan to be told my lining is at 6.7 but i looks like i have a little fluid in my womb so they will probably cancel. At this point i sm devastated because they cancelled my cycle before due to fluid in my womb. So i was to expect a call yesterday, well they rang yesterday and the doctor wants to scan me today at 1pm to decide what is going to happen this cycle x so i am literally praying that my lining is at 7 today and that no fluid is there otherwise it will be another cancellation cycle x

I am so sad it’s unreal, they dont seem to be wanting to know why the fluid is there. The doctor last time said that they made a mistake but if it’s happened again then clearly not a mistake x 

 

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8868dee!!! Got everything crossed for your scan today!!! I hope your lining has thickened up and the fluid has gone!!!!

Katkin, you’ve had such an exhausting journey so far!!!got everything crossed for you for a successful transfer this week!!!! Xx



 

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Aww thanks Lorz :) x


Just on way home from my appointment and there is no fluid at all and my lining is at 7.4/7.5mm so we can still go ahead phew x just waiting on a call for our transfer date x hopefully Friday or Monday x
 

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Great news 8868dee.

Katkin welcome

Jen hope you’re feeling ok so close to OTD

Sorry if I’ve missed anyone.

ATM my scan was today and sadly my lining is not thickening up. So back wed for a scan and to see the consultant. So frustrating as in the past I have responded well to vagiferm but for some reason this cycle just isn’t going to plan and lining seems stuck at 5mm.
 

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Oh no mouse :( x hopefully it will thicken up some more xx
 

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8868 I’m absolutely delighted for you. I always take it as a sign when things work in my favour!! Good luck with your transfer!!
 

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8868dee- Fantastic! Have they confirmed a transfer day yet?

mouse80 - Its so frustrating, i felt that way on my last fresh cycle when things didnt seem to be happening very fast and then all of a sudden it was a mad rush as it all started happening. Hope todays scan went well and you can start moving forward

AFM - Im started a new job on monday with an hours commute each way so ive not had chance to post. Im still staying positive and the days are flying as im so busy but i suspect the weekend will be hardest.

I have had really sore/itchy boobs not sure if its a good sign or just a side effect of the progesterone but for now im staying positive. I might test at the weekend when i will be 9/10 dpt.

Sending you all love and luck

Jen

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Hope everyone is well.

Unfortunately after a further scan today my lining is not improving and the consultant recommended cancelling and doing a hysteroscopy to rule out any scarring. It’s only a slim chance as I had a sailine scan last week which was clear but he felt that we shouldn’t waste this last embryo without being sure. So no more ivf for me until February time.

Keeping everything crossed for some BFP on this thread.
 

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Hi everyone, hope all ok.

Mouse- so sorry to hear that, there are so many ups and downs with ivf and disappointments along the way. I’m sure it’s worth delaying things though to get things right. I know another wait must be frustrating but it will come round in no time. Best of luck with your next try.

Jen-hope you’re doing ok and not losing the 2WW plot. I always find the second week the toughest. Have you decided if you’re going to test early or just wait it out? Hope the new job is going well, sounds like it’s a good distraction to help time pass quicker!

8868dee- any news on a transfer date yet?

Red-how are you getting on?

AFM-not much to report. Transfer should be tomorrow, all being well. Starting to feel nervous about whether they will survive the thaw or not (I could have done a fresh transfer last cycle but felt a bit crappy so chose to freeze....now thinking if they don’t thaw ok, that will have been a bad decision). So easy to torture yourself with the what if’s isn’t it? Anyway trying to think positively.

Hope everyone is having a good week. X
 

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mouse - so gutted for you. IVF is such an emotional rollercoaster. One things for sure, february will come around so quickly. This year has flown.


Katkin - Good Luck for transfer, its natural to worry about thawing, ive had 3 frozen cycles and all have thawed fine. Nothing is guaranteed but generally they only agree to freeze embryos's they are confident will survive the thaw. I find it fascinating that my little embryo's that have been frozen for a year can be thawed in less than 30 mins and start hatching and expanding again happy as larry.

AFM - Im really good, i have actually ordered some First Response tests today so i guess we will see if i can hold out over the weekend...

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Hello, hope I’m not too late joining this thread?

My husband and I are currently undergoing our second IVF journey. Our first journey was quite eventful with 7 attempts but we were finally blessed with our little miracle on our lucky number seven cycle.

We are going private now to try for a sibling.

I am currently on day 7 of stimms and it’s not going great so far. I was initially on Norethisterone to bring about a bleed but I hadn’t bled by the time my baseline scan came round.  My doctor scanned me and because my lining was quite thin told me it was ok to go ahead with Menopur.  That was last Friday and I have since had a moderate bleed 2 days ago. I rang the clinic but they said to keep going with the injections. I’m still bleeding a bit now and feel like my lining is not going to be anywhere near good enough for transfer (if I get that far!)

Feeling a bit deflated. I have another scan today but I’m not feeling too optimistic. I don’t know why my doctor told me to start Menopur before I had bled.  Does this sound odd to anyone?
 

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Welcome Katy_81. Afraid I don't have much insight but I guess the clinic must have experience in this situation? I would  have thought the stim drugs will be enough to build your lining up by the time you get to transfer but if not, could you freeze and transfer at a later date?

Jen- how are you getting on? Have you managed to hold out with testing? When is your OTD?

AFM- had 2 transferred uneventfully on Friday. Now (predictably) am worrying about lack of symptoms.  I'm trying to remind myself that last time, I had lots of symptoms and it was a BFN so trying not to read into it too much.

Hope everyone is doing ok.
 

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Thank you Katkin  :)

It seems I was worrying unnecessarily. I went for a scan on Friday which showed my lining at 9mm!

The best of luck to you in your 2ww. I didn’t have any symptoms with last bfp other than feeling a bit light headed. I was convinced it hadn’t worked and was pleasantly surprised when it had. xx

 

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Hi everyone,

Is it OK for me to join? Little late to the group but the IVF loneliness is getting the better of me this time! I'm currently taking Norethisterone to get ready to start stimming this weekend (if all goes to plan). The hormones are already playing havoc with my emotions.

I'm cycling at CRGH and the plan is to do 2 back to back cycles to get enough embryos to do do PRGS although not feeling overly positive as my last cycle in July led to a transfer of two poor quality 3-day embryos. I've done all my previous IVF at Kings so hoping the slightly more aggressive approach at CRGH might make a difference....

 

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Hi Kcat80, of course it’s fine to join. I’ve just joined myself  :)

I was also on Norethisterone to start with. Felt like I constantly had PMT with it  ;D
Sending lots of good luck wishes your way and hope you can get started with stimms this weekend. xx

I just had my final scan today and all looks good for EC on Wednesday. Unfortunately, I’m at high risk of OHSS so it’s going to be a freeze-all cycle. I was a little bit disappointed but the doctor has assured me that I can transfer in January (if we get that far of course!).

Feeling very bloated but hoping we get some lovely embryos on Wednesday  ^pray^ xx

 
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