So sorry Bertie xxxxx
So sorry Bertie xxxxx
Bertie-I am so so sorry hun... I wish there was something to make it all easier for you... All I can do is send you lots and lots of hugs. Thinking of you xx
Hi all... well, I've moved on as as of this morning, I'm now PUPO again, as I've had an IUI with donor sperm. I know the chances are quite low with IUI, but it was more for peace of mind, to know that I've tried all the different options before we go to SA for young donor eggs. They kept me lying there for 15 minutes afterwards, to give chance for the sperm to swim when it needs to go - wondering if that's a proven thing to help or just an old wive's tale :-)
MGC Bertie (04-12-2014)
Simpson and everyone else... I just wanted to drop in quickly and say, you're not going to believe it but I am PREGNANT!!!!!! Yes, it's a BFP!!!! No, I'm not joking. My Hcg level is 150 (19dpo or 19dp when I had the IUI). My FS called me himself, and I knew by looking at the number that it was his desk and not the nurses (trust him to get to make the BFP calls and leave the nurses usually to make the BFN calls!!)
Anyhow, after he told me, all I could blurt out was, "Are you sure?" He says yes, but still all I say again is, "Are you actually sure?" Then I broke down crying, but thankfully I was at my Mum's so she did the rest of the talk with him (!!!). Strangely he said that my progesterone level is also 150, so she queried that both numbers were the same, but he just said that anything above 50 is good. I go for next BT on Monday. He did say, not to get too excited, as many people miscarry - I know that, but gee thanks!!
So what did I do different this time than the previous 12 failed IVF cycles? I didn't bother to eat pineapple core, I didn't do acupuncture, I didn't go for any exercise and have been a lazy bum, I ate soft cheese and I ate a lot of chocolate everyday for the whole two weeks!!! On the positives, I think having Intrallipids / IVIG over the past 6 months have built up in my system, my dosage of Dex was increased by half and by not having a transfer, there was no chance of my uterus going into a spasm, but rather the embryo found it's own place to implant.
And yes, I've been shaking my head all afternoon, as I really have no symptoms. I would have only have had a couple of slight twinges, no different to twinges that I get all the time, during a cycle or not, it's always the same. So there you go, no symptoms mean nothing.
I rang G to see what the next plan with Dr M is. She said he may increase some doses and will book in an IVIG, but it's been three hours so am thinking I'll have to call her again. I know the IVIG wouldn't be tomorrow (Sat) and more likely in a week, so probably won't fuss now until Monday when I know the level of the second BT.
Can't believe that I booked my 4 weeks long service leave for SA, have sent all those test results to CFC, have got my donor list down to a dozen, and now I don't need it (well, I guess, I'll see how I go). Probably still good to have a back-up plan! Not quite sure how I'm going to explain to work that I'm not going on "holiday" to SA now. Will have to find some good excuse for that!!
I just can't believe so many things about this BFP. But most importantly how I did 8 full stim cycles of my own (all those injections, invasive hospital EPUs etc) and 4 FETs using my sister's donor eggs (including counselling sessions for us all), and how do I get my first ever BFP???? Yes, by good ole' turkey basting (using anon donor sperm).
Thank you everyone who has given me such support and encouragement every step of the way. I know that I just have to take each day as it comes now, but I couldn't have done it without following everyone on here, making plans and giving ideas.
@MGC Bertie OOOMMMGGG!!! That is the best news ever! Congrats on your long awaited and well deserved BFP. I read your post with a huge grin on my face . Totally overjoyed for you, it truly is a miracle and right in time for Christmas.
So ironic that the simplest of assisted conception techniques has worked (lol at turkey baster!), and you had loosened the reins on your clean living regime. The universe sure works in mysterious ways.
Best of luck for your follow up BT and beyond! I hope you have a super smooth pregnancy xoxo
MGC Bertie (19-12-2014)
Simpson.... actually the turkey basting idea was something that has always stuck in my head from "Peonies" - I'm not sure if she's still on here or checks in anymore, but it was her, who a couple of years ago got pregnant from turkey basting, after doing a number of IVF cycles. She found her own donor and did the turkey basting at home, but I remember her saying that her FS kept saying that it wouldn't work, but it did. I really wonder whether my success might mean that my FS might change his ways, and encourage others to do IUI, once sperm is determined as the issue? Thanks so much for your congratulations xx
Oh yes I remember @peoniesarepretty very well. I'm sure she'd be thrilled that her success inspired you to try the same . So stoked that you gave it a go, all that $$ you were about to spend on SA can now be spent on a real bub!
Hey ladies. Wow Bertie!! I can't believe it, that's amazing. I'm soooo happy for you, congratulations.
Thanks for tagging me in SD. I wouldn't have seen this otherwise.
So happy. I did indeed do the "Turkey basting" at home. It was a syringe actually but same deal. My FS was actually quite supportive of us giving that a try, though he just wanted to be sure I'd been very careful about blood tests for the donor etc. I think he felt the odds weren't that high of success each month, but he always said to me that my eggs were fine & there was no reason why I couldn't fall naturally. He was helpful, prescribing me Letrozole to help increase chances, and sending me for a Hycosy. It worked on the 5th month trying that way & he was delighted. Unrelated, but Prof Illingworth did one of my egg collections once, he seemed like a very nice man.
Catemer, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. How devastating. Big hugs to you.
Hello to everyone else. Hope you're all well. I'm sorry I just don't get on here very much anymore. I'm back at work 4 days a week (although have 2 weeks off now) and can you believe it, my little DS just turned 1! OMG where has my little squishy baby gone? Have a very merry Christmas everyone & I hope all those still waiting get their miracles very soon!
Last edited by peoniesarepretty; 21-12-2014 at 20:21.
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