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Please can I ask if we could take a little of your time to answer a few quetions, listed below, to help out those going down the FET route.  It would be so good to hear how everyone has faired as this journey is so hard.  The results aren't going to be used for anything - only for us to see the postivie outcomes of FET.  By completing the questions, you'll be helping others with their forthcoming FET cycle.


^hugme^ ^hugme^


Thank you in advance




1.  Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
2.  If Medicated, what meds did you take?
3.  Did you use meds for immune issues?
4.  Did you also take extra supplements?
5.  How the embryos were frozen?  Slow freeze or vitrification?106.  How embryos did you thaw?
7.  How many Embryo's did you Transfer?
8.  Did you go for SET?
9.  What stage embryo's did you have transferred?
10.  What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
11. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
12. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)?
13. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
14. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
15. Did you spot after transfer?



The list is fluid and if you'd like other questions to be added - I'm more than happy to do so.


Thank you so much for your time.


^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^


Mini xxx


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I'll start it off ....

1. Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
Medicated
2. If Medicated, what meds did you take?
Lupron prostrap to down reg, Progynova, Cyclogest, Clexane, Prednisone, Baby aspirin
3. Did you use meds for immune issues?
Prednisone and clexane
4. Did you also take extra supplements?
Pregnancy multivits, selenium, royal jelly, Q10, Omega 3
5. How embryos did you thaw?
2
6. How many Embryo's did you Transfer?
2
7. Did you go for SET?
8. What stage embryo's did you have transferred?
5/6 day blasts (I blastocyst - 1 hatching blast)
9. What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
Grade 1
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
9mm
11. If a BFP did you have a single baby or twins (or more...)?
BFN ^hugme^
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
Yes
14. Did you spot after transfer?
No


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1. Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
Medicated
2. If Medicated, what meds did you take?
Climival - 3 per day, Utrogestan - 4 per day from day 0
3. Did you use meds for immune issues?
No
4. Did you also take extra supplements?
Folic acid
5. How embryos did you thaw?
5 - 3 * day 1 and 2 * day 3. The day 3's didn't survive the thaw.
6. How many Embryo's did you Transfer?
2
7. Did you go for SET?
Was supposed to! Planned to go to blast and have 1 transferred but didn't make it that far and got taken by surprise at ET when they assumed I wanted 2 transferred.
8. What stage embryo's did you have transferred?
Day 3
9. What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
Grade 2 - one was 8 cell and the other 5 or 6 cell.
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
No idea.
11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)?
BFP but don't know how many yet. Hoping it's just the one though!
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
This was my first one.
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
Yes, for 3 days. Then a couple of days with nothing then they started up again. Tested +ve at 8dp3dt and have had regular AF pains since then.
14. Did you spot after transfer?
Nope.
 

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1.   Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
NATURAL FET
2.   If Medicated, what meds did you take?
N/A
3.   Did you use meds for immune issues?
N/A
4.   Did you also take extra supplements?
Pregnancy multivits, Omega 3
5.   How embryos did you thaw?
6
6.   How many Embryo's did you Transfer?
2
7.   Did you go for SET?
N/A
8.   What stage embryo's did you have transferred?
2DAY 4CELL
9.   What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
Grade 1-2 and 2-3
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
9mm
11. If a BFP did you have a single baby or twins (or more...)?
BFP just 1
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
FIRST TIME
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
YES STILL GET THEM SOMETIMES
14. Did you spot after transfer?
NO
 

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1. Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
Medicated
2. If Medicated, what meds did you take?
Bucerilin to down reg, prognova, cyclogest
3. Did you use meds for immune issues?
No
4. Did you also take extra supplements?
No
5. How embryos did you thaw?
only had three to thaw (Had OHSS, and were theoretically too poor quality to freeze but we persuaded them to give us/them a chance) all three beat odds and thawed in tact!
6. How many Embryo's did you Transfer?
two - one 4 cell and one 8 cell, both frozen on day 3 and were extremely fragmented
7. Did you go for SET?
No
8. What stage embryo's did you have transferred?
one 4 cell and one 8 cell, both frozen on day 3 and were extremely fragmented
9. What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
Both 'fair' (excellent/good/fair/poor)
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
didn't scan me, but bloods day before transfer were: Estrodoil ~ 1070, Progesterone ~ 35
11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)?
Twins! they are 5 1/2 years old now and perfect despite being born 10 weeks early. I have also since delivered a term singleton - conceived naturally!
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
this was the first - fresh IVF cycle was cancelled due to OHSS, so this was first transfer
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
Not really, but have high pain threshold (I am a silent labouror, don't feel contractions until 9cm! Great, but a bit of a panic and rush ;) )
14. Did you spot after transfer?
Don't recall it. I did however test early as I was full on red flow bleeding with cramps as I have witnessed is common to multiple pregnancies. I continued to have bleeding episodes throughout my pregnancy with no known cause.

^fairydust^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ BEST OF LUCK to everyone!! ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^fairydust^
 

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1. Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
1 medicated and 3 natural

2. If Medicated, what meds did you take?
Sniffed Buserelin to down reg, then took oestrogen tabs and cyclogest pessaries

3. Did you use meds for immune issues?
I did for my final FET - Clexane, Prednisolone, Intralipids. Also found out whilst very early pregnant that had underactive thyroid so started on thyroxine.

4. Did you also take extra supplements?
Pregnacare Conception, plus 5mg Folic Acid prescribed by GP because I was on other (non-fertility) meds which increase the risk of neural tube defect.

5. How embryos did you thaw?
2 each time, except for FET number 2 when had to thaw 3 as one didn't survive

6. How many Embryos did you Transfer?
1 on first go, 2 each time on 2nd-4th goes

7. Did you go for SET?
No, only had SET on first go because for that go only had 2 frosties and only one survived thawing.

8. What stage embryos did you have transferred?
All day 5 blastocysts.

9. What grade embryos did you have transfered?
Don't know exactly - all but one were fairly good.

10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
About 11 I think.

11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)?
1st BFP was singleton, but MMC due to chromosome defect, 2nd BFP also singleton.

12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
3

13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
No

14. Did you spot after transfer?
No
 

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1.  Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
medicated
2.  If Medicated, what meds did you take?
Progynova 3x dialy, estroterm patches, crinone gel, baby asprin
3.  Did you use meds for immune issues?
no
4.  Did you also take extra supplements?
multi vitamins with folic acid in
5.  How embryos did you thaw?
3x 6 day blasts thawed, 2 survived
6.  How many Embryo's did you Transfer?
2
7.  Did you go for SET?
?
8.  What stage embryo's did you have transferred?
6 day old blasts
9.  What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
?
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
6.8mm
11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)?
single
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
none it worked on the first 1
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
no, just the odd twinge around time of implantation and a bit of a fuzzy head (dizzy)
14. Did you spot after transfer?
no

 

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1. Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
Medicated
2. If Medicated, what meds did you take?
Buserelin injections & Progynova tablets & Cyclogest pessaries
3. Did you use meds for immune issues?
No
4. Did you also take extra supplements?
Folic Acid
5. How embryos did you thaw?
2 Thawed
6. How many Embryo's did you Transfer?
2 Transferred
7. Did you go for SET?
N/A
8. What stage embryo's did you have transferred?
3 Day
9. What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
6 cell & 7 cell "good" quality
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
Cant remember!!
11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)?
1 baby
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
2 fresh ICSI's this was 1st FET
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
Yes
14. Did you spot after transfer?
Yes a little

I wish everyone starting a FET the best of luck xxx

 

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Here goes

1.  Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
Medicated

2.  If Medicated, what meds did you take?
Sniffed  Buserelin , then took oestrogen tablets and cyclogest pessaries 2 per night

3.  Did you use meds for immune issues?
Yes a Junior Aspirin as i have Factor V Leiven, also thyroxin for under active thyroid

4.  Did you also take extra supplements?
folic Acid

5.  How embryos did you thaw?
3 first 2 times, 2 3rd time

6.  How many Embryo's did you Transfer?
2 each time

7.  Did you go for SET?
No

8.  What stage embryo's did you have transferred?
All were 2 day between 4 and 6 cell

9.  What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
All were good quality, out of 8 thawed over the 3 FET's i only lost one due to poor quality, I thawed 2 final time and they both thawed perfectly.

10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
about 11mm

11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)?
Non identical twins from 4 cell embryo's

12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
i got a BFP with all 3, I lost the first 2 to chemical pregnancies, had further testing and found out about factor V, added a junior aspirin top the final FET and got twins.

13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
mild

14. Did you spot after transfer?
I spotted between weeks 7 and 8 so got additional scans up to the 12 week mark, due to my past history.

I wish you all the luck in the world and hope your dreams come true.


 

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1.  Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?            Medicated
2.  If Medicated, what meds did you take?                    d/r drug buserelin and progynova
3.  Did you use meds for immune issues?                      no
4.  Did you also take extra supplements?                      folic acid and aspirin after BFP
5.  How embryos did you thaw?                                      7
6.  How many Embryo's did you Transfer?                      2
7.  Did you go for SET?                                                  no
8.  What stage embryo's did you have transferred?      day 3
9.  What grade embryo's did you have transfered?      ?? 8 cell and forming morula
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?              8mm i think
11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)?  twins
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP? 2
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?                  yes
14. Did you spot after transfer?                                      no

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1.  Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
Medicated
2.  If Medicated, what meds did you take?
Buserelin injections & Progynova tablets & Gestone injections
3.  Did you use meds for immune issues?
No
4.  Did you also take extra supplements?
Pregnacare type
5.  How embryos did you thaw?
thawed 2, one didnt survive thaw so defrosted another, so 3 in total
6.  How many Embryo's did you Transfer?
2 Transferred
7.  Did you go for SET?
No
8.  What stage embryo's did you have transferred?
3 Day
9.  What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
not sure but one not of good quality and were asked if we wanted to disgard it and thaw another but decided to give it a shot
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
Cant remember!!
11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)?
just the 1
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
1st FET
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
No
4. Did you spot after transfer?
No but spotted at 7 and 10 weeks



 

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1. Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
Medicated

2. If Medicated, what meds did you take?
Sniffed Buserelin to down reg, then took oestrogen tablets and cyclogest pessaries, then Progynova tablets.

3. Did you use meds for immune issues?
No

4. Did you also take extra supplements?
Zita West Pre-conception Vitafem

5. How embryos did you thaw?
Four

6. How many Embryo's did you Transfer?
Two

7. Did you go for SET?
No

8. What stage embryo's did you have transferred?
Day 5 blastocysts

9. What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
Grade A

10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
Very good but don't remember the measurement

11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)?
TWINS ;D

12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
This was our first FET, but had two failed fresh cycles and then conceived naturally and had our DS. This FET was trying for a sibling, opted for 2 embryos as previous cycles had 2 embryos and failed.

13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
No, but did feel a little unwell and went to bed for 3 days to ensure success.

14. Did you spot after transfer?
A little immediately afterwards.

Our twins arrived on 13 December 2010, 5 weeks early by emergency c-section due to pre-eclampsia toxemia. I was hospitalised at 31 weeks and suffered oedema which made me put on 3 stone in 4 weeks (5 stone in total). Our twin girls are non-identical and weighed 4lb 5.5oz and 3lb 15oz and were in SCBU for 2 weeks. I remained in hospital for 1 week post natal and was on blood pressure medication for 6 weeks. We have all now recovered and our beautiful girls are thriving, active little one year olds and their 3 year old brother adores them.

Keep believing it will work and it will. Good luck x
 

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1.  Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET? - Natural
2.  If Medicated, what meds did you take?
3.  Did you use meds for immune issues? - No
4.  Did you also take extra supplements? - Only Pregnacare vits.
5.  How embryos did you thaw? - 1
6.  How many Embryo's did you Transfer? - 1
7.  Did you go for SET? - Yes
8.  What stage embryo's did you have transferred? - Blast (day 5)
9.  What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)? - Currently 36 wks pg with single baby
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP? - Got lucky on attempt no. 1
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer? - No
14. Did you spot after transfer? - No

Good luck to everyone. ^hugme^
 

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1.   Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
Medicated
2.   If Medicated, what meds did you take?
Buserelin injections 0.5ml daily to down reg, climaval tablets 3 x 2mg tablets to thicken lining while continuing
Buserelin, started cyclogest pessaries twice daily 4 days before transfer, stopped Buserelin injections 2 days before transfer, after transfer 3 x 2mg climaval tablets daily and continued 2 x cyclogest pessaries daily. Tested 9 days after 5 day transfer then increased climaval to 4 x 2mg daily and continued 2 x cyclogest pessaries daily. Stopped all medication 49 days after transfer.
3.   Did you use meds for immune issues?
No
4.   Did you also take extra supplements?
Yes, 3 x Eskimo 3 fish oil tablets and 1 x sanatogen conception and pregnancy multi vitamin daily
5.   How embryos did you thaw?
2 x 5 day blasts
6.   How many Embryo's did you Transfer?
2 x 5 day blasts
7.   Did you go for SET?
No
8.   What stage embryo's did you have transferred?
5 day blasts
9.   What grade embryo's did you have
Grade 1
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
7.2mm
11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)?
Singleton
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
Bfp on first FET cycle
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
Mild cramps
14. Did you have any spotting after transfer?
Yes, after bfp - bleed at 4w 1 day, bleed at 6w 5 days and continual brown spotting between 4 and 8 weeks

Good luck to you all on your journeys. FET really can work. I am now 14 weeks pregnant from my medicated FET cycle.

Lynn xxx
 

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1. Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?

Medicated

2. If Medicated, what meds did you take?

Cyclogest Pessaries and Progynova

3. Did you use meds for immune issues?

No

4. Did you also take extra supplements?

No

5. How embryos did you thaw?

3

6. How many Embryo's did you Transfer?

2

7. Did you go for SET?

No

8. What stage embryo's did you have transferred?

Day 6 Blasts

9. What grade embryo's did you have transfered?

Not told actual grades but one was good quality didn't lose any cells when thawed, but the second was very poor and only put back on the off chance as it hadnt perished

10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?

Not known

11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)

TWINS - both embryo's stuck with us, even the one they told us was poor :)

12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?

2nd FET

13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?

Mild period type cramps due to cyclogest

14. Did you spot after transfer?

No, but I did spot at 7 weeks pregnant, later told was due to twins as this is quite common with twins.

Good luck to you all - it can happen!! xxxxxx
 

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Hope this held someone else

1.   Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET? - Natural
2.   If Medicated, what meds did you take?
3.   Did you use meds for immune issues? - No
4.   Did you also take extra supplements? - Only Pregnacare vits.
5.   How embryos did you thaw? - 2
6.   How many Embryo's did you Transfer? - 2
7.   Did you go for SET? - no
8.   What stage embryo's did you have transferred? - Blast (day 5)
9.   What grade embryo's did you have  4bb
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET? - 9mm
11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)? - Currently 31 weeks with twins
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP? - Got lucky on attempt no. 1
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer? - No
14. Did you spot after transfer? - Yes, lots.
 

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1. Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
Medicated FET
2. If Medicated, what meds did you take?
Progynova tablets, Cyclogest pessaries and Gestone injections
3. Did you use meds for immune issues?
No
4. Did you also take extra supplements?
Pregnacare Original
5. How embryos did you thaw?
1 Thawed
6. How many Embryo's did you Transfer?
1 Transfered
7. Did you go for SET?
Yes
8. What stage embryo's did you have transferred?
Day 5 Blastocyst
9. What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
Grade 4AB
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
Not known (Was 9mm at Day9 scan. ET was Day20)
11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)?
Singleton
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
3 (All from same batch as successful 1st DEIVF. Previous 2 FETs each transfered 1 Grade 4AA)
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
No
14. Did you spot after transfer?
No

I wish everyone starting a FET the best of luck.

Yxx

 

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1.  Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET?
Medicated FET

2.  If Medicated, what meds did you take?
Progynova tablets, Cyclogest pessaries and Gestone injections

3.  Did you use meds for immune issues?
No

4.  Did you also take extra supplements?
Pregnacare Original and Folic Acid

5.  How embryos did you thaw?
2

6.  How many Embryo's did you Transfer?
2 Transfered

7.  Did you go for SET?
?

8.  What stage embryo's did you have transferred?
Day 3

9.  What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
Not sure

10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET?
Don't know

11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)?
Singleton

12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP?
1 FET - However -this was 4th attempt at ICSI
1 embryo transfer (not frozen) after 3rd ICSI resulted in pregnancy which was then miscarried.
5 years later FET from same batch resulted in live birth.

13. Did you have any cramps after transfer?
No

14. Did you spot after transfer?
YES - some light bleeding on day 6 after transfer- only lasted a few hours - but very worrying at the time.

Good luck everyone.
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1.  Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET? Medicated
2.  If Medicated, what meds did you take? HRT, Cyclogest and Metformin for my PCOS
3.  Did you use meds for immune issues? Yes Aspirin (every time I cycle)
4.  Did you also take extra supplements? Folic Acid
5.  How embryos did you thaw? Two
6.  How many Embryo's did you Transfer? Two
7.  Did you go for SET? No way
8.  What stage embryo's did you have transferred? Day 3
9.  What grade embryo's did you have transfered? 1 x grade 1, 8 cells, 1 x grade 2, 7 cells (both grade 1, 8 cells before freezing)
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET? 12.8mm
11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)? Twins
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP? First attempt for a sibling (I also have older twins from the same batch of embies, from a fresh ICSIs)
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer? Yes
14. Did you spot after transfer? Yes, orangey discharge 10dpt, had already tested BFP before that though!!


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1.  Did you have Natural FET or Medicated FET? Natural
2.  If Medicated, what meds did you take?
3.  Did you use meds for immune issues? No
4.  Did you also take extra supplements? Folic Acid
5.  How embryos did you thaw? One
6.  How many Embryo's did you Transfer? One
7.  Did you go for SET? Yes
8.  What stage embryo's did you have transferred? 5 day blast
9.  What grade embryo's did you have transfered?
10. What was your lining thickness prior to ET? Can't remember
11. Was the result a single baby or twins (or more...)? One little man
12. How many FETs did you have before getting a BFP? First one
13. Did you have any cramps after transfer? No
14. Did you spot after transfer? Yes

 
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