Post by discogranny on Aug 2, 2013 18:21:08 GMT -5
This will be the thread for TTTC-ers who have gotten their BFPs. Please post your info below and I will place it in the OP then delete each reply as it is added. Maybe when an update is needed you can reply to this thread? Or PM me? Either way is fine with me.
For this thread, feel free to include everything or anything from the TTTC DX/History thread plus any details about your BFP you feel are important. Betas, symptoms, anything extra you did (like the old standbys pineapple core and pomegranate...haha!), due date, multiples, etc. Share whatever you feel comfortable sharing, skip what you don't.
Post by changedname on Aug 2, 2013 18:52:38 GMT -5
Me - 34/DH -35 TTC - since Jan 2012 DX - Unexplained Stats: AMH 14.6, FSH -8.2, AFC - 9-16 depending on month, DH - perfect TX - 2 x IUI w femara, 2 x IUI w gonal F BFP- 15 June 2013 cxl'd IVF converted to IUI #4 DD: 24 Feb 2014, singleton
Me - 27/DH -27 TTC - since Sept 2011 DX - MF- low count and motility Stats: DH- count 4-5 million, motility 20% Me- HSG, bloodwork all normal TX - 3 x IUI with 50 of Clomid BFP- July 31 2013 after IUI #3 EDD: April 12 2013
Didnt do anything differently this cycle. The nurse at my obgyn said DH had a good looking sample- the first time we have ever heard that comment.
Same-sex couple, goal is for me to carry 1st pregnancy. We're both 30. Started TTC with known anovulation issues 07/2011. DX: PCOS, hypothyroidism (controlled with medication prior to TTC) 8 IUIs, 3 with clomid and 5 with femara. Clomid cycles were still 40+ day cycles. Femara ovulation normal. 1 bfp, early miscarriage (aka chemical). Betas doubled normally until about 400. IVF #1 - long lupron protocol - resulted in 0 frosties and a bfp that turned into another early miscarriage/chemical pregnancy. Betas doubled normally until 1044. IVF #2 - antagonist protocol - resulted in 2 frosties and a bfp that I pray sticks. Beta #1: 215, Beta #2: 456, Beta #3: 980.
In IVF #2 we added acupuncture, paleo diet (lost a little over 30lbs), and changed donors.
Both of us: 31 TTC: July 2011 Started seeing Fertility Dr Sept 2012 Preliminary testing of me and DH showed no obvious problems Oct: Clomid + Trigger= BFN Nov: Femara + Trigger= CP Dec: Femara + Trigger= BFP ( did try and relax more, had massages, also did the pineapple core during implantation phase..) EDD: Sept 24 2013
August 2013 update: De-graduating - Miscarried on 8/6/2013 at 11w1d.
Me - 36/DH -35 TTC - since Sept 2011 Testing - HSG, bloodwork, SAs DX - H - normal, Me - Diminished ovarian reserve TX - 3 x Clomid, unmonitored with timed intercourse in Fall 2012 with OB/GYN Feb 2013 - Testing and dx with RE 1 x IUI w Femara + trigger BFPs: Feb 2012, CP at 4w3d (unmedicated cycle) November 2012, CP at 4w4d (Clomid cycle) February 2013, CP at 4w1d (unmedicated cycle) June 2013 BFP saga (unmedicated cycle between IUI1 and 2): 6/10 a.m. Faint BFP on a Wondfo at ~11dpo 6/10 p.m. Digital BFP 6/11 urine test at clinic 6/12 notified of negative urine test at clinic 6/13-15 multiple hpts, 2 negatives, 2 very faint positives - lighter than the ones from 6/10 (Convinced of my fourth loss, this was the week I finally re-activated my account and started posting here. Within a week, I'd drive-by BFP'ed you guys. ) 6/18 clinic appt for blood draw to confirm CP/check for ectopic. also my birthday, drank 3/4 bottle of wine and ate a lot of mercury-laden sashimi 6/19 first beta came back at 190. Assuming doubling every 2-3 days and the amount of hcg necessary to turn an hpt test positive on 6/10, not mathematically likely to have a viable pregnancy 6/20 p.m. second beta blood draw 6/21 a.m. notified of second beta results: 490. Cue gut-sobbing in my office. Viable pregnancy confirmed. 7/19 Saw heartbeat on ultrasound. Cue gut-sobbing in ultrasound tech's office. Anxiously awaiting heart beat at first OB appt. 8/8, and making it out of first trimester in a few weeks. EDD: 2/21/14 per LMP, 2/25/14 per gestational age ultrasound dating (I was measuring 9w3d at 10w appointment) August 6, 2013 Miscarried at 11w1d
Me- 31, DH- 33 TTC since Feb 2011 DX: Subclinical Hypothyroid; PCOS w/IR (despite regular ovulation/ no symptoms); arcuate uterus; MTHFR (found after m/c); some MFI (but nothing too low) TX: Metformin, synthroid, low carb diet, and many supplements for both of us. Sept 2012- IUI #1 with Tamoxifen- BFP! Blighted ovum- D&C 8w5d- no chromosomal issues Dec 2013- IUI #2 with Tamoxifen- BFN Jan 2013- IUI #3 with Tamoxifen- BFN Mar 2013- IVF #1- only got 6 mature eggs, 4 fertilized w/ICSI, only 1 made it to day 5, thin lining. BFP! Hot damn. EDD- Dec 17, 2013
Charting and such since Jan 2012 DX unexplained Additional info: body might inhibit getting pregnant due to PKD and severe related hormone issues (they're not an explanation though). Feared a problem with the uterus, because of an earlier DX, turned out to have repaired itself. Saw the RE since Nov 2012, ovulated 2 minutes or so before first diagnostic u/s SA and day 3/21 bloodwork in Jan 2013, HSG scheduled for Feb, cancelled due to BFP.
What I did different, I stopped hoping and dping my best to make things possible and instead got extremely extremely drunk to forget my TTTC and then had sex. Turned out to be O-day.and successful. EDD 10/29/2013
Me - 31/DH - 29 TTC - since August 2011 DX - irregular cycles and slight MFI TX - 3x clomid, 2 x clomid/IUI IUI's gave BFP Feb 2013, m/c at 9w and June 2013 CP Natural cycle while getting a second opinion from a new RE BFP - Sept 2013 EDD: May 21 2013
Thing I did during my BFP cycle(s) - Gluten/dairy/soy/caffeine free and low carb, high protein diet, pineapple core 1-5dpo, acupuncture with herbal supplements, progesterone supp
Dx: Primary infertility (me) due to PCOS, I also have a non-secreting pituitary tumour TTC since Jan 2012 Fertility consult October 2012 Spontaneous BFP March 2012, miscarried 11 days later at 8w4d IUI after 25mg Clomid was BFN in June IUI after 50mg Clomid was BFN in July IUI after 75mg Clomid was BFP in August! EDD: April 14th, 2014
What I did differently: didn't work out until between UI and end of 1st tri. I don't necessarily think this really made a difference. But, you never know.
Ghaaa this feels so weird posting here, but I'm going for it..
TTC since July 2012 All testing was normal for me and for DH as well. DH actually had extremely high counts. I was mostly regular but ovulated slightly late (abt day 20) and a slightly short LP (10d), but nothing that screamed "problem."
TX: Clomid, unmonitored, 50mg, 2 cycles. First cycle had some timing issues since it made me O earlier than normal but not as early as I expected (was told to expect day 14 on the nose, got day 17) and travel/illness screwed things up. So we did not increase dose for 2nd cycle. Second cycle got BFP. DH still thinks clomid had nothing to do with it and we just "tried harder".. ... ... mkay.
Conceived DD after 5 months of trying when I was 36.
Had been trying for over a year to conceive #2 when we got sent to RE last spring. Had HSG that showed blocked right tube, had surgery May 2013 to unblock. Did 2 IUI+Gonal F cycles that didn't work in the summer and then did unsuccessful IVF#1 in September with lupron flare, Gonal F and menopur, with 4 embryos transferred.
Started taking DHEA and Co Q10, acupuncture weekly. Switched RE's to a different one in same practice. Repeat labs were worse than previous, AMH worse than before, FSH higher than before. Looked pretty hopeless. Did IVF#2 in April of this year with pretty much same protocol, transferred 3 embryos with acupuncture before and after the transfer and 2 of those little beans stuck! 2 little heartbeats! Due date is 12/28/2014
What I did different: well, the DHEA, CO Q10 and the acupuncture of course. The new RE didn't really do anything different than I could tell. Prayer and lots of it, my own and others I took more time off after the transfer this time Pineapple core around implantation time
Me: 31 DH: 35 DX: Recurrent pregnancy loss (2 mm/c in a row after seeing a heartbeat) Testing: RPL testing, bubble study, follicle check TX: Daily aspirin and progesterone shots daily once I get a BFP (til 10 weeks) EDD: December 14, 2014
Second baby found (heterotopic pregnancy) implanted in my abdomen on 07.23.14. Surgery to remove one tube and fetus. Surgery turned major due to a ton of endometriosis which when removed, caused major blood loss. Interuterine baby found with no heartbeat on 07.30.14 due to stress from surgery. D&C on 08.02.14
Post by catscatscats on Jun 16, 2014 12:09:15 GMT -5
Scared to jinx things, but I see that is a common theme.
Me: just turned 39 with diminished ovarian reserve. Missed miscarriage at 9 weeks in December 2013. DH: 38 with morphology issues. TTC for 13 months. 1st IUI with Clomid unsuccessful. Scheduled IVF while in the midst of 2nd IUI. Shocked when second IUI worked BFP 6/11 1st beta 162, 2nd 477
After 9 weeks with perfect growth and hearing the heartbeat twice, I am finally comfortable enough to post this. Damn IF and PGAL.
Me - 33/DH - 32 TTC - since August 2011, 1 miscarriage at 8 weeks after cycle 6 natural BFP DX - Fibroids, plus shortly before we did IVF, I found out at least one tube is totally blocked and the other one is pretty much blocked. Stats: No hormonal issues, just structural TX - 1 operative hysteroscopy to remove intra-uterine fibroids. 1 5 cm intramural fibroid remains. 2 months TI with trigger - BFN 1 natural IUI - BFN 2 months IUI + Clomid (50 mg, good response) - BFN IVF April/May 2014: Gonal F + Ganirelex + Menopur (fairly standard doses of each, I forget) 16 eggs retrieved (all mature, 10 fertilized, but only 2 developed normally, 2 3-day transfer, 1 8 cell, 1 6 cell) EDD: 24 January 2015, singleton
Thing I did differently for my BFP cycle - I tried to followed DR Jeffrey Russell's IVF diet thanks to @icedgems rec, but, um, I hate meat. I rarely made the percentages, but I did up my protein significantly above my usual intake. I started DHA and CoQ10 about a month prior to cycling, next time I would do it for longer and with more regularity. I also did acupuncture for about 5-6 months prior to IVF, and during IVF. Pineapple core and 3 days rest after transfer.
If anyone has been in treatment for a while, and hasn't had an HSG or hasn't had one in a while (my case), given my experience, I'd recommend it. I could have saved myself probably 6 months if I had gotten a repeat HSG with my new RE before doing any treatment - no amount of IUI would have worked for me.
ETA: DD born 1.22.15. 5 lbs, 11 ounces. Suspected IUGR from 19 weeks onward with lots of stress-inducing monitoring, but she went full term, I was induced and we left the hospital with no NICU time or other issues. She's still just a small babe.
ETAA: Surprise baby #2 (not even trying, still BFing DD, no real post-partum period) on the way! EDD 10/2/16.
TTC since Fall 2012 Dx: I have PCOS, wasn't ovulating on my own until got on metformin February 2013.
OB: 3 cycles clomid with TI - BFN 1 cycle femara with TI - BFN Break - CP in May 2013 2 IUI's with Femara and 1 IUI with Clomid - all BFN Switched to RE October 2013 - started on Thyroid medicine Jan 2014 - IUI with 3 daily vials of Bravelle, cancelled due to 5+ eggs Feb 2014 - BC because of cysts Mar 2014 - IUI with 2 daily vials of Bravelle - Switched last minute to IVF due to too many eggs again, upped to 4 vials 22 eggs retrieved, 9 made it to day 5. Transferred 2 perfect blasts on day 5 and froze 7 Beta #1 - 143, Beta #2 - 290 U/S at 6 weeks - TWINS! PIO from ER thru 10 weeks, Metformin stopped at 12 weeks EDD: November 28, 2014 (but won't go past 38 weeks)
What I did differently: Didn't eat anything crazy. RE banned me from running once I started seeing her until I was 8 weeks pregnant.
Me 39; DH 47 TTC since Oct 2010. Dx: Unexplained, with fibroids Treatment: Hysteroscopies in Feb and Mar 2013 to shrink fibroid Apr 2013: TI with clomid; bfn May 2013: TI with gonal F; bfn Jun 2013: TI with gonal F: bfn Jul 2013: IUI with gonal F: bfn Oct 2013: IVF. Lupron stop protocol. 10 eggs retrieved; 8 mature; ICSI and AH on all--only 4 fertilized; 3 5-day blasts; transferred 2 and froze one. BFP DS born June 2014.
My doctor emphasized early on that it's very unlikely I could get preg naturally or with IUIs. IVF was my best bet and he didn't want me to wait too long to start it. He was spot on, even correctly predicting the number of eggs I'd produce. I also did acupuncture.
Me: 32, H: 34 TTC since Dec 2012 Dx: PCOS Treatment: July 2013: Clomid, 50mg: BFN (then took some months off to focus on weight loss) June 2014: IUI + Clomid: BFN July 2014: IUI + Clomid + Ovidrel + progesterone + Pregnitude= BFP
Post by hainesherway on Sept 29, 2014 13:24:09 GMT -5
Me: 37 DH: 42 TTC#1 since 3/2013 Testing: SA/HSG normal Diagnosis: Unexplained Treatment History: Feb- Mar '14: Clomid 50mg, April- Jul '14: Clomid 100mg. 3 IUI's attempted so far (one in May, June and July). Exploratory laparoscopy surgery in August to check for endo. RE found a mild case of endo and removed 75% of it. She also removed some cysts from my ovaries.
BFP in the cycle after the lap on 9/28/14. HCG on 9/29= 275, Progesterone= 17.9.
Me: 30 DH 35, almost 36 TTC #1 since 12/2012 Testing: b/w, SA x 2 6 months apart, SHG Diagnosis: PCOS and MFI Treatment history: 2 IUIs with OB, 3 IUIs with RE, all unsuccessful. IVF #1: ER Oct 22, 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized. got 4 blasts on day 5. transferred 1 blast Oct 27, other 3 frozen. noted OHSS symptoms at 6dp5dt, saw RE for OHSS on 7dp5dt, ran a beta. BFP/Beta #1 76 at 7dp5dt, Beta #2 177 at 9dp5dt. Beta #3 1150 at 14dp5dt. Due July 15, 2015
Post by starburst604 on Nov 8, 2014 7:56:42 GMT -5
Me 38 (almost 39), H 39 TTC: since August 2013 Saw obgyn after 6 months of trying due to AMA. HSG normal, bloodwork borderline for diminished ovarian reserve. H testing normal. April 2014, CP immediately following HSG 3 rounds of unmonitored Clomid, unsuccessful. Saw RE before final Clomid round, 2 IUIs recommended per insurance coverage, then would move to IVF. IUI #1 August 2014 with Gonal F 150 and ovidrel trigger was successful, BFP on 9/6/14 First beta 675 Second beta 1808 Third beta 4100 First US at 6w3d, heartbeat confirmed but also found to be a heterotopic pregnancy (one embryo in uterus, one in right Fallopian tube) had emergency surgery that afternoon to remove right tube US at 7w2d showed uterine pregnancy still thriving! November 2014 AMA genetic testing all normal, it's a girl! EDD 5/17/15
1 5 yo daughter conceived by unmedicated iui with donor sperm. Born at 30 weeks due to HELLP syndrome. Making my uterus closed for fussiness as another pregnancy would be too risky for me. So Forced Infertility is my unofficial diagnosis.
DW started unmedicated iui with midwifes in September of 2013. 7 unsuccessful cycles (one with two iui)
Moved on to RE when infertility coverage kicked in.
Went straight to IVF due to risk of multiples due to dw's blood pressure issues.
Started a cycle June 2014 and had to stop due adverse reaction to bcp.
Restarted using the Estrogen Priming Protocol July 2014 retrieved Of the 19 retrieved they were able to inject 18. Of the 18, 13 fertilized. Transferred one blast. Four made it to freeze.-BFN
September 2014 FET one blast. BFN
October 2014 FET 2 blasts. BFP Beta #1 118, Beta #2 256 Beta # 3 570
Ultra sound 12/4 anxiously awaiting to make sure there is only one in there and it is growing well.
I only ovulate a couple of times a year, blood work and saline tubal perfusion normal. DH has no issues.
June 2014 - Since I'm AMA and have a completely messed up cycle, referred to RE even though TTC < 1 year July 2014 - IUI #1: Clomid 50 mg, timing was off, BFN August 2014 - IUI #2: Clomid 50 mg, BFN September 2014 - IUI #3: Femara 5mg, Novarel trigger, BFN October 2014 - IUI #4: Clomid 100 mg first two days, then 50 mg for three days, Novarel trigger, BFN Late October 2014 - IUI #5: Bravelle 150 iu, Novarel trigger, BFP at 17 dpiui, Beta 3652 at 21 dpiui, saw the heartbeat at 5 weeks, 6 days
Diagnosis/Testing: Me - Mostly unexplained: HSG and sono HSG both normal, slight hypothyroidism, RPL normal, normal Counsyl test, abnormal chromosome test = 22q11.2 duplication found (very rare and likely does not impact fertility... no way to know for sure though) after second m/c
DH - unexplained: normal SA, mostly normal Counsyl test (Factor V Leiden found, but does not impact fertility), normal chromosome test
4/12 - first cycle after m/c = BFP, missed m/c (betas didn't rise properly, no heartbeat at 7 weeks) 5/12 - D&C + genetic testing = chromosome testing found that I have rare duplication, so we met with a genetic counselor to see how it impacts our TTC. No real answers, just that I have a 50% chance of passing it on.
8/12-1/13 - five more IUIs with Clomid 50mg + Pregnyl trigger + Prometrium 200mg = all BFNs
3/13 - Met with RE, started thyroid meds since I had slight hypothyroidism.
5/13 - IUI with Gonal-F + Novarel trigger + Prometrium 100mg 2x day = BFN 7/13 - IUI with Gonal-F + Novarel trigger + Prometrium 100mg 2x day = BFN 9/13 - IUI with Gonal-F + Novarel trigger + PIO = BFN
11/13 - IUI with Gonal-F + Novarel trigger + PIO = BFP, but betas didn't rise properly and I had spotting & cramps starting at 5 weeks. It was determined to be an ectopic pregnancy in mid-Dec, when I should have been 9 weeks, and I had emergency surgery to stop bleeding in my pelvis/abdomen and take out my tube, since it was partially ruptured already.
2/14 - IVF #1 with Gonal F + Ganirelix + Novarel trigger. They retrieved 45 eggs during my ER, but I was at high risk of OHSS and very uncomfortable, so we decided to do a FET instead a few weeks later. We ended up with six blastocysts frozen. 3/14 - FET with Estrace and PIO. We thawed three blasts, transferred two, and got pregnant with one.
Baby boy was born in November What we did differently was IVF.