Hi Sydney girls! Am posting from my phone but am going to attempt personals - apologies if I miss you, I can only go so far back.
Bella - what great news to have a hatching blasty!!!! Much better than mine! Good on you for having an extra day off work to rest. I normally go to work straight after ET but because it was the middle of the day yesterday I didn't bother. Back at work today though - I need to be occupied to keep myself sane!!!
Angela & Sticky - So sorry to hear you are both out.
Angela my FET are usually 3 BT and 1 US prior to transfer.
Sticky - I hope you stay around even though you won't be cycling again straight away.
EO - You poor thing to go through one MC only then to discover twins and go through another!!! Hope you are cycling again soon.
Lindy - haha you sound like me with the knicker watch - I start a week after transfer!!! Hope your doubts are nothing but doubts. Fingers and toes crossed for you!!
Nat - if I ever manage to get my own BFP I would def consider a ED cycle.... My eggs are definately not my issue and if I could help someone else through this process that would be nice.
Felicitia - Keeping my fingers crossed ET goes ahead!!!
AFM - day 1 of the TWW.... Nothing at all to report, but so far I'm still sane!!! 😄
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18-10-2011 17:54 #1261
18-10-2011 17:58 #1262
Nat, while I think it is wonderful you would consider donating your eggs there are quite stringent medical criteria a donor must meet, and a history of miscarriage is an issue which raises red flags. After all the tests have come back the FS will generally give a recommendation as to the suitability of a donor. I have just been through the extensive medical testing with my sister who I think everyone on this thread knows by now is about to donate her eggs to me.
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18-10-2011 18:33 #1263
lindylou78 - I would like to take you up on that offer of providing details of the 3 month antioxidant program if you don't mind.
I considered signing up to Sharkeys a couple of months ago but the online forms took so long to fill out I discovered that my session had expired when I clicked submit and all my responses were lost so I gave up in a sulk. I've been doing grape seed extract for additional antioxidants that don't appear elsewhere in my diet. I've also been doing CoQ10, fish oil. I didn't do VitE because it's fat soluble and I didn't know enough about it to feel comfortable playing with that one myself and avoiding overdose. I did add VitD which is also fat soluble but a GP at the practice I go to suggested it might be worthwhile. I didn't add royal jelly because I didn't see a brand I trust not to include Salmonella in the preparation. I've also been taking a multi-B recently. I've been on most of the others since March/April. I tried to get fresh blueberry antioxidants into my follies on this cycle too (instead of berry yoghurt or dried/frozen berries) (blue is probably the least common antioxidant in my diet).
nat84u - obviously it doesn't matter now, and in any case I'll be too old soon, but back when we thought IVF would work DH and I agreed to donate eggs (and hadn't ruled out embryo donation either) once we'd had a bub.
18-10-2011 18:44 #1264Senior Member
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Felicita...I hope that embie gets a wiggle on. The embryologists told us that if the embryo arrests within day 3 it's usually a chromosomal thing in the egg. If it arrests after that, it is usually problems with the sperm. Was the sperm tested for chromosomal fragmentation ?
Best wishes for your little embie
Lindy...Knickerswatch. I was on knickerswatch for 32 weeks with my son, living in constant fear. Then the minute he was born, waiting for postpartum bleeding to stop to start trying again. All of 2011 has been spend more or less on Knickerswatch, one way or another.
Now waiting for AF to finish, more Knicker Analyzing, so we can start Sexweek again. It's so bloody stressful, I am sorry you are going through this . IT SUCKS !!!
You posted about anti-oxidant supplements. Would you share your list with me ? I am on DHEA and Royal Jelly as well as Elevit. Want to make sure my last eggs are at least good quality .
AFM...I miss my little embryo so deeply. Does that sound silly ? I saw him just before ET and he was so cute and perfect . I am just so sad, I feel sometimes as if I am drowwning((
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18-10-2011 18:58 #1265
Sticky11 - No that doesn't sound silly at all. I've got photos on my phone of my last 2 embryos that didn't work and I can't bring myself to delete them, even though it hurts when I see them. I think it's quite normal to grieve x
18-10-2011 20:26 #1266
Angela and sticky – Sorry this cycle didn’t work out for you both.
EO, lindylou and felicita, thanks for your messages about my Dad. I am feeling better about that now. And indeed one thing that I hang onto is the hope that I can place another grandchild in his arms (Mum and Dad already have 5 g’kids from my sis and bro) but of course would be thrilled if we can have a bub.
Felicita, what you said about was inner strength was really helpful thanks. Hadn’t thought of it that way - was a good reminder of coping and how we can cope with adverse events. I guess as with life, its one step at a time.
Felicita, you have been through so much! Your knowledge has come at a price. Thank you for sharing your info with us all. And I am sorry to hear you don’t have a blastocyst yet. But as lindylou said, there is still a chance with this embie, fingers crossed they can transfer it tmrw.
Bella, sorry to hear about your frostie not making it. but Hooray for your embie on board! Yes EPU tomorrow is with Dr Janelle McDonald. Thanks for the good wishes. Glad to hear acupuncture went so well for you and that you found such a great acupuncturist! Good idea having another day off if your job is stressful.
PinkB good luck with moving. I hate moving – probably because we have so much stuff (sentimental and bad at culling!)
Lindylou hope AF stays away
Thanks traveler, EO, lindylou, Bella and everyone for the good wishes for getting over my cold. Unfortunately, I still have it, have a runny nose and occasional cough. But Bella’s telling me about her friend having EPU with a cold, and FN I saw on Mon who said she worked in anasth before this said you have to be “really sick” before they cancel. So I am feeling quite sure EPU would go ahead – which was my main concern. But off to bed early tonight! EPU is at 7.30am!
Hi to everyone else and all around
18-10-2011 20:39 #1267
Sticky11 - We were told DNA fragmentation was not a problem with the sperm. It would be excessively mean for the clinic to be offering up dud sperm from their donor program. My understanding of the <8cell = girl problem, >8cell = boy problem was slightly different from yours. And my karyotyping came out OK, but FS doesn't want to check if eggs give same result as white blood cells.
19-10-2011 07:13 #1268Member
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I finally have the computer fixed...well let's hope so, it's the second time this year it has died...
Boy I have a lot of reading to do, so will have to come back for personals.
I need advice...so after my 11th BFN, my FS phoned on Monday to suggest removing my tubes. I have hydrosalpinx (leaking tubes) and while it was suggested two years ago when I met this FS, he thought due to my 3 previous bowel surgeries, this risks were higher, and continued to drain them at egg collection. We don't know how much fluid is there again by transfer though.
I am making myself sick over this decision...it is so final, and it is naive to believe it would happen naturally (FS says virtually zero) I have 4 frosties left, and if it works, then I am sure I will forget how I am feeling now. I just don't want to regret not doing it either.
Has anyone had this done...and did it result in a BFP?
19-10-2011 08:50 #1269
kelbelle - as with all IVF, don't do something you think you might regret. If I were suddenly transported into your shoes I think I would feel that hey, we have to do IVF anyway and you don't need your tubes for that so if they're getting in the way then get them out. (But DH and I have already had to deal with the reality of it being impossible for us to conceive without IVF, so loss of natural opportunity isn't a factor for me when imagining your decision.)
AFM - OMFG! all of you girls get the credit for encouraging our embryo along. Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou.
Instead of getting a phonecall between 9:30 and midday to say if we were having ET this afternoon, I got one at 7am saying can you get here at 8am we've got an early blastocyst!!!! After 7 stims it's our first ever intact blastocyst!!!!!! So for the first time ever I now feel PUPO instead of simply not pg yet. I'm still crying, but not sadly now.
19-10-2011 10:23 #1270
Wow felicita!!! Amazing news - congratulations
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