IVF anyone?
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Arabsrcool - January 25

Marina,

I noticed on a couple posts that you said to eat more protein (the fertility diet) excuse my ignorance, but can you explain please.

Thanks

 

lyly14 - January 25

I just got off the phone with the RE he said I will trigger tonight with 2 ovidrel shots at 930 and have my retrieval at 11 am on Sunday morning. Does that sound right? That puts my ER 37 1/2 hours after the trigger. I thought you ovulate about 36 hrs after the trigger. I don't know maybe I am just nervous, but I would hate to get this far and miss it!!!!!!!!! Wish me luck girls. I hope to be joining all of you soon.

Ange- When I did the cycle of gonal over the summer, I was doubled over in pain after my trigger and I only had 6 follies then. So I know what it feels like. I am not looking foward to that but who knows maybe I will get lucky and not have it.

Kimber- Thanks for your well wishes. I am doing good, just a bit uncomfortable from being bloated and my clothes are a bit tight! I am actually hoping they will get tighter but for a good reason.

 

Marina - January 26

Arabscool-
When I had my retrieval my doc gave me information sheat with their new reserch, that shows if you have 80 gr of protein a day(you can buy it in natural food section-whey protein and mix it with yogurt),it helps to avoid ovarian hypostimulation after retrieval.And you have to take this amount at least for 2ww after,then you can reduce to 60 gr a day.If you know how much you get with food,just subtract that amount.
well from my expirience I can tell,whatever it's true or not ,I didn't have any problems-and they were very concern with me because of amount of eggs I had(around 40).So,it's your choice.And I could do it untill a week ago and quit because I can't stand that taste anymore,makes me sick.Thanks God I didn't have m/s,I'd quit much earlier.

 

Marina - January 26

Lyly,
I'm so exited for you!You'll be just fine.I know how hard to survive this 36 hours,but you'll be there in no time!

 

Jules614 - January 26

Lyly - How did the trigger go? I am so excited for you!!!!!!!!! Funny because my place refuses to do a 5 day transfer because of the risk of having nothing by day 5. It covers their butt to do either a 2 or 3 day. I am done after this child - hubby is getting snipped. I triggered and had the e/r 36 hours after. I guess each person may be different. I triggered with ovidrel when I did my IUI's.

Ange - Congrats on the heartbeat - what wonderful news!!!!! It makes it real, huh. How are you feeling?

Marina - How are you doing these days? Feeling any different? Are you in maternity clothes yet?

The following poem was on my IVF chat room. I thought I would share it with you. It really hit home. I got emotional reading it.

There are women that become mothers without effort, without thought, without patience or loss, and though they are good mothers and love their children - I know that I will be better.

I will be better not because of genetics or money, or that I have read more books, but because I have struggled and toiled for this child, I have longed and waited, I have cried and prayed, I have endured and planned over and over again.

Like most things in life, the people who truly have appreciation are those who have struggled to obtain their dreams, I will notice everything about my child, I will take time to watch my child sleep, explore and discover, I will marvel at this miracle every day for the rest of my life.

I will be happy when I wake in the middle of the night to the sound of my child, knowing I can comfort, hold and feed them, and that I am not waiting to take another temperature, pop another pill, take another shot or cry tears of a broken dream, My dream will be crying for me.

I count myself lucky in this sense, that God has given me this insight, this special vision with which I will look upon my child, that my friends will not see.

Whether I parent a child I actually give birth to or a child that God leads to me, I will not be careless with my love.

I will be a better mother for all that I have endured, I am a better wife, a better aunt, a better daughter, neighbor, friend and sister because I have known pain.

I know disillusionment and I have been betrayed by my own body, I have been tried by fire and hell many never face, yet given time, I stood tall.

I have prevailed, I have succeeded, I have won.

So now, when others hurt around me, I do not run from their pain in order to save myself discomfort, I see it, mourn it and join them in theirs.

I listen.

And even though I cannot make it better, I can make it less lonely, I have learned the immense power of another hand holding tight to mine, or other eyes that moisten as they learn to accept the harsh truth, and when life is beyond hard, I have learned a compassion that only comes from walking in those shoes.

I have learned to appreciate life.

Yes, I will be a wonderful mother.


TGIF

Julie

 

lyly14 - January 26

Well girls by this time tomorrow I will be done with my ER. I pray they get lots of good eggs and his sperm is okay. Dh is not looking forward to giving a sample. That must be embarassing for them to perform like that. How did everyone's elses dh handle things? I know they are doing ICSI but I still worry about embryo development. Dr. Jacobs always talks about how sperm problems affect the development of embryos on after the 3rd day but everything i have read about ICSI says it has the same success rates as regular IVF.

Julie-The poem is great thanks. I triggered with 2 ovidrel shots for this IVF. When I did clomid and gonal-f before IVF I triggered with the same thing but only one shot. I guess they need more with lots more follies. I actually triggered a few minutes late last night because I forgot to take the shots out of the fridge and it says to put them in at room tempturature. So I did it at about 9:50. I'm hoping it doesn't make much difference since most doctors do the ER between 34.5 hrs to 39 hrs ( at least that is what I read on the internet). What did you trigger with for the IVF ? HCG?

 

Jules614 - January 26

Lyly - for IVF I did the HCH trigger right in me bum! It was not bad at all. Hubby didn't mind giving the sample - In fact, I think he enjoys it because he said they had some really dirty movies going on!!! he he he...

Good luck! You will be in my thoughts.

Julie

 

lyly14 - January 26

Thanks Julie- I don't think they will be having any dirty movies for dh at this place. The procedure is done at the ambulatory surgery center of the hospital. So it is not a just a "fertility clinic". I don't think hospitals would entertain the thought of rooms with dirty movies for the men since they do all sorts of day surgeries there. I told dh to pack up the portable dvd player in a bag and bring a movie from home! I don't want it to be an unpleasant thing for him. I couldn't imagine having to perform with no stimulation or use of a lubricant. I will keep you guys posted.

 

Marina - January 27

hi girls!
We trigger with HCG and only 5000 instead 10000,because they weren't positive about one more Menopure shot ant told me to get one anyway and i did,but than after E2 they said I was ready without it,so I'll need only half dose of HCG...
My DH was ok with his performance,he got great sence of humor.He had to perform # of times before for the frozen samples just in case if there is a problem with the fresh one on a day of procedure.He always was joking in a waiting room when he came to give a sample"hi,I'm here for my mastrubation appoitment,please"...And on a day of retrieval he didn't use any movies or magazines,he said,yea,knowing that you are under anastesia right now,it wasn't the best mood for porn.
he'll do it ,don't worry,a nd they know the way,if there is a trouble...And don't feel sorry for him-this is only thing they do, shouldn't be that hard(o,poor men!)everything else on our fragil shoulders.So,he is not the victim here!
You'll be fine,we'll be praying for you,Lyly!

 

lyly14 - January 27

I always say if men were to have babies there would be a lot less babies in the world. Men may be physically stronger than women but not emotionally. I do kind of feel bad, this is hard for him. He really would prefer the natural way, but understood this probably wouldn't happen. He was willing to try it for me, but would be just as happy if I was willing to go with adoption. I told him I wanted to try whatever it takes to have a baby that was part him and part me, before we even look into adoption. I don't think he is the victim, considering he is the one with the sperm issues, but I do know this has been hard on him emotionally. It is funny, he has the rough tough exterior and puts on a good front, but he is one of the most emotional men I know. He is very sensitive. I know he will get through it and everything will be fine. Talk to you all soon.

 

Marina - January 27

Can't wait ,Lyly,how did it go?

 

lyly14 - January 27

Not good-They only retrieved 6 eggs or maybe 5. I don't even know. The nurses told me 6 but Dr. told dh 5. He said he couldn't see one ovary and only took from one side! I am very disappointed and worried that out of the 5 or 6 how many will actually fertilize normally and make it to day 3. Feeling really tired-going to lay down.

 

Junker - January 27

Hello All,
I feel I am on a emotional roller coaster and thought turning to this chat room might help. Sometimes I feel like the only person in the world that feels this way until I read some of the other posts and realize I am not alone. THANK YOU all for being so open and sharing. Mt transfer is on Tuesday and let me tell you Tuesday can not come quick enough. My retreval was Thursday and I have been so bloated I wanna die. I feel like I have not been able to go to the bathroom for weeks. (even though I have) Has anyone else had the severe muscle pain from taking the projesterone shots? If so what helps?

 

Junker - January 27

Hello All,
I feel I am on a emotional roller coaster and thought turning to this chat room might help. Sometimes I feel like the only person in the world that feels this way until I read some of the other posts and realize I am not alone. THANK YOU all for being so open and sharing. Mt transfer is on Tuesday and let me tell you Tuesday can not come quick enough. My retrieval was Thursday and I have been so bloated I wanna die. I feel like I have not been able to go to the bathroom for weeks. (even though I have) Has anyone else had the severe muscle pain from taking the projesterone shots? If so what helps?

 

Marina - January 27

Don't panic Lyly,Are they going to call you tomorrow to let you know if they fertilized?This is so wierd they couldn't reach your right ovary...I know you told me the other doctor had a hard time seeing it,but who did your procedure?What's going to happen to the rest of them,they just leave them there?Maybe it's a good thing,because when you ovulate naturaly with the rest of your eggs,you'll have a natural prodaction of progesteron and estradiol(this is my guess).You know what I mean?They put us on prog.shots because after they soak follies out there in no cells left to produce progesteron and support the new pregnancy...
Well,anyway hopefully 1 or2 out of them will make it,it takes just one!

 

Marina - January 28

Junker,welcome
You are definetely not alone,unfortunately there is a lot of us out there...But you are on a right place,because nobody else can understand what's going on with us phisicaly and emotionaly,like women who go thrue the same thing.
Bloating is very common,all the drugs we are on coase this,especialy the trigger shot.Maybe you have a mild case of OHSS,try to drink a lot of water.
If you have pain from prog.shots,try to put cabbage leaf(crample it before,so it will get some juice out) on injection site and leave it overnight.Ice before the shot for 5 min and than pyt heating pad for 10.
Good luck!If you got questions we'll all here for you.

 

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