+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    4
    Reviews
    0

    Default Timing a FET after successful IVF baby

    I'm writing this partially for advice/your experiences and partially just to vent a little!

    I was very lucky and gave birth to my daughter after a successful IVF round 6 months ago. For many reasons, my husband and I would like to space our children close together. We only have one frozen embryo, so in the event it doesn't thaw or isn't transferred successfully, it may take a while for us to conceive again.

    My cycles have returned so I contacted my fertility specialist and asked when would the earliest time we could consider a FET be... I was thinking of doing one when my daughter was around ten months.

    He said when my daughter is 18 months he'll consider it even though I had a very healthy pregnancy and vaginal delivery. This is very frustrating to me as other couples with no fertility issues are able to space their children however they choose (or at least try to). So basically I have no rights to decide what happens to my own frozen embryo? Is their some kind of policy at IVF Australia that dictates that a mother has to be x amount of months post partum to do a FET? Or should I consider changing doctors??

    Maybe I'm just being silly and should listen to my doctors advice but I'd like to hear others experiences! Thank you!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    50
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked
    33
    Reviews
    0
    Hi @Sultana I don't have a huge amount of experience, am just going to EPU for first cycle, but unless there's some specific medical reason I don't see why you have to wait that long.

    My FS spoke about 'probably' wanting to wait a year after a succesful delivery but wasn't directive... Did u have a c-section? That might partly explain his timeframe?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,831
    Thanks
    1,054
    Thanked
    1,215
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Weird. I had an IVF pregnancy and my FS was willing to see me when Bub was 9m/o. We didn't start straight away. I had my first FET when Bub was 12 months old. It took a few goes but I fell pregnant on my 3rd FET when Bub was 18 m/o.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,168
    Thanks
    520
    Thanked
    713
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Unless there are any medical reasons I don't think your FS has any say in when you return. Things that I can maybe understand would be you would still be breastfeeding, or perhaps your BMI could be too high, or you had a very difficult pregnancy/birth and you need time to recover.

    We saw our fs when ds (ivf baby) was 6 months. We know how long these things can take and we didn't want to risk another 5 years of trying to succeed. Ds has just turned 1 and I'm 3 months pregnant with a fet.

    I'd be asking why? If he has reasons you are happy with, by all means wait but if it's just due to his personal opinion, I'd be transferring my embryo to a different clinic. Shop around, find a dr you are happy with.

    Good luck!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    302
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    21
    Reviews
    0
    I saw my FS when my daughter ( conceived through IVF ) was 5 months old and he happily booked me in for a FET. We also wanted our kids close together. It took until my daughter was 12 months old for us to conceived no2. So they are 21 months apart. Good luck

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    817
    Thanks
    274
    Thanked
    378
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Hmmm interesting. My IVF DD is 13 months & we have a FS appt tomorrow to get the ball rolling for a FET. I can't see any reason why they wouldn't go ahead if there are no health reasons?
    I'll let you know how we go!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    1,354
    Thanks
    706
    Thanked
    1,950
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My DD is almost 9 mths and we have an appt for a FET at the end of the month. We're probably going to wait but that's our choice, they're happy to see us!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,487
    Thanks
    921
    Thanked
    551
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    We went back to see our FS the day after our IVF DS turned 1. We did a FET on my next cycle and now have a 22 mo and a 7 week old! My FS told me he likes women to wait about a year and at least 3 months from finishing BF before starting again especially if using hormones.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    304
    Thanks
    115
    Thanked
    237
    Reviews
    0
    I have found that IVF Australia, or at least the FS I have dealt with through them, have vastly different time frames than other clinics.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    471
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked
    170
    Reviews
    0
    I went back to my FS at IVFA 6 months after my baby was born and she said we were right to go ahead with a transfer whenever we wanted. Maybe consider changing dr or question them as to why?


 

Similar Threads

  1. timing intercourse correctly when TTC
    By lolly007 in forum Conception issues & ttc
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 31-01-2015, 08:08
  2. Questions about basics of ovulating and timing etc
    By acerbaby in forum Conception & Fertility General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 16-11-2014, 22:13

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Mother and Baby Shop
Save $$$ during our Christmas Sale Mother and Baby Shop
Great prices on Schoenhut kids pianos, toys, baby clothing as well as big brands like Pigeon, NUK, Cherub Baby and many more. Sale starts on 1 November 2016 and ends on the 27 December 2016. Hurry! Place your order today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Baby Car Seats and Infant Car Restraints
Buying a baby car seat? Check out our 'go-to' links here!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!