Hey @Grace1! Thanks for your message, happy to be cycle buddies if you'd like!
Yeah antagonist protocol, anticipating EPU Wednesday next week. How about you? When is your 1st scan?
Love this thread for the information sharing indeed... just feel a bit slack to ask a lot of questions without being able to help much in return as everyone here seems so well-educated!
Happy golden egg hunt to you too ahahaha! X
@Heyside I usually rest day of transfer than back to normal. No alcohol, soft cheese, runny eggs,caffeine or hot baths. No sexy time either. Sucks cause the drugs make me want it. Nothing you do or have done in the past during your tww is going to affect your embryos love. They're either gonna go forth and multiply or stop. That's my thinking anyway!
@Heyside i dont think it matters really. I made sure i didnt do the hot baths, sauna or electric blanket-overheat thing coz thats the only thing my clinic said to worry about. I try to just carry on as normal. At the time tww, I always focus on and obsess about how the things i do or dont do every second of the day might affect the outcome. But when im out of the 2ww haze, and i think about it objectively, i think that these things dont really matter at all. I think if its a good embryo it will work. Good embryos work lots of the time for lots of people-i.e. bloody almost everyone else and they dont even know theyre pupo and the things they do or dont do, obviously dont affect the outcome because the population rate is still rising.
So i guess im saying, i try to carry on as normal but cant. Aaargh. I have no advice. Pick a spot anywhere you like on a spectrum of:
<laying up in bed for 2 weeks---bungee jumping and white water adventure sports>
Ahaha @gorgeousgeorge true, true, I'll keep that in mind and might unleash pretty soon
I feel bad for saying that I'm not excited about this cycle as I'm lucky enough to be able to do one. Some women who can't, either physically or financially, would kill for the opportunity so I'm grateful for it.
I think I'm terrified of another failure. That'd be more accurate.
Thanks God for groups like this.
@Grace1, I'll be right behind you then! However my 1st scan is Thursday.
Yeah a different cycle is always like a new experiment isn't it? It's scary but at the time could produce the best results too!
I'm doing a couple of different things as well this time: E2 priming and been on Dhea for 2 months so just like you hoping for better results. Also will have a day 5 transfer (only had day 3 transfers so far) regardless of the number I get. I might end up with nothing to transfer but I'm willing to take the risk to get to know what happens with my embryo(s) past day 3.
I think repeating over and over again a same protocol is not the way to go if it's not working.
I'm petrified, not gonna lie ,but I'm convinced we're doing the right thing in trying different things xxx
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