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    Default FET Cycle Advice!

    Hi Ladies!
    Hope you are all doing well and sending you all truckloads of baby dust while I'm here.
    Last July our first IVF miracle was born and now we're looking to commence again with our snowbabies. I'm going to make our appt very soon but just wondering if you ladies could advise on what I'm to expect from a FET Cycle. I've been through 2 fresh so I'm assuming injections etc would be different as there isn't a trigger/collection?

    Thanks in advance lovelies x

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    Hi hopefaithbelieve!

    Im waiting for AF to start so we can start my first FET cycle.
    I'm interested to know too

    Have u seen ur FS yet? When will ur cycle start?

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    Hi ladies. I've only done one FET, but I know they can be different depending on what your FS prefers or advises for individual cases. My FS typically does a HRT FET which involves taking Progynova (oestrogen) tablets in a gradually increasing dose, then will scan you once or more to check your lining growth. Once your lining has thickened sufficiently for transfer, you then start on crinone (progesterone) to simulate what your body would do if it had ovulated (you don't ovulate on this type of cycle however). You then have transfer 5 days later (for a blastocyst transfer, of course).

    Some people will do a completely natural FET cycle, where they will be monitored with scans and blood tests to pinpoint ovulation, then once ovulation is detected they will have your transfer 3/5/whatever days later (depending on when the emby was frozen and how long they will let it progress in the lab after thawing).

    I think another type of FET cycle involves taking FSH in much lower doses than a stim cycle, with an aim to produce 1-2 lead follicles, then you will trigger same as a stim, ovulation will happen around 36 hours post-trigger, then transfer will be scheduled. I'm not sure what the difference is between doing it this way or doing the type of cycle my FS does, it may come down to personal preference of the FS or how an individual responds to certain drugs. Or maybe I'm completely wrong and this protocol is only used for OI (ovulation induction) cycles... I'm second-guessing myself now, lol. I'm sure I've known at least one person who has had an FET like this though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sariele View Post
    Hi ladies. I've only done one FET, but I know they can be different depending on what your FS prefers or advises for individual cases. My FS typically does a HRT FET which involves taking Progynova (oestrogen) tablets in a gradually increasing dose, then will scan you once or more to check your lining growth. Once your lining has thickened sufficiently for transfer, you then start on crinone (progesterone) to simulate what your body would do if it had ovulated (you don't ovulate on this type of cycle however). You then have transfer 5 days later (for a blastocyst transfer, of course).

    Some people will do a completely natural FET cycle, where they will be monitored with scans and blood tests to pinpoint ovulation, then once ovulation is detected they will have your transfer 3/5/whatever days later (depending on when the emby was frozen and how long they will let it progress in the lab after thawing).

    I think another type of FET cycle involves taking FSH in much lower doses than a stim cycle, with an aim to produce 1-2 lead follicles, then you will trigger same as a stim, ovulation will happen around 36 hours post-trigger, then transfer will be scheduled. I'm not sure what the difference is between doing it this way or doing the type of cycle my FS does, it may come down to personal preference of the FS or how an individual responds to certain drugs. Or maybe I'm completely wrong and this protocol is only used for OI (ovulation induction) cycles... I'm second-guessing myself now, lol. I'm sure I've known at least one person who has had an FET like this though.
    Yes, I had a lower dose of I think it was Puregon daily then Pregnyl 5000 trigger. I had scans and BTs throughout. They give you the trigger to make sure you ovulated then the transfer is done. I also had Pregnyl boosters to support then BT 11 days later. Mine was a five day embryo. I don't know why some do it this way and some the other way but there must be a reason! Good luck, a lot of clinics have a higher success rate with frozen over fresh. You can respond differently each time too, my clinic were cautious with my first FET as I had OHSS, I responded well but unfortunately it didn't work (I actually think the embryo was too ahead of itself) but with the second I was on exactly the same dosage but not responding and had to keep upping the dose . ....I didn't end up ovulating until day 20!!! That one worked

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