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shaz - April 9


I am new to this site but wish I had found it years ago. I have been on IVF for 10 years with one pregnancy. Our daughter is now 5 years old (and gorgeous).

We are now having our third IVF cycle since having our daughter and are due to go in for egg retrieval Sunday or Monday.

I have been reading your posts for a while now and feel as though I know you all a little. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Good luck



Fortyfour - April 9

Good luck with the transfer and keep in touch with us if you need us during the 2ww. Baby dust to you.


WantsBaby2 - April 10

Welcome to the site. Feel free to pass the time with us during the dreaded 2ww. Good luck with your retrieval!



meridithhasfaith - April 11

Hi Shaz
I've got everything crossed for you to have a + outcome!

Let us know how you are faring during this stressful wait!



ElizabethS - April 12

Shaz - I had my retrieval today as well. How did yours go? It was much more painful than I thought, but we were able to get 10 mature eggs from one ovary. We are doing icsi and will find out tomorrow how many were fertilized. (my dr. says it is typically about 70%)

It is nice to know that I will have a friend for the 2ww. Keep me posted on your progress. I will keep my fingers crossed and send you the best baby vibes.

Out of curiosity how did your retrieval go? I thought I had been doing so well with the shots...no side effects, and then I cried hysterically after the retrieval. Go figure.

Anyways, I am rambling best of luck and please keep in touch.



BabyBound - April 12

shaz, welcome to the site. Good luck on your retrieval.


cassandra - April 12

Shaz, welcome to the site! I hope your retreival went well. Good luck on your 2ww. I was a wreck during mine and posted constantly. The women here are fantastic! :) cassandra


Fortyfour - April 13

good luck elizabethS.


shaz gaz - April 13

Hi all,

Thank you so much for your support. Our retrieval went very well yesterday. 12 eggs, not sure how many have fertilised yet. We will find out tomorrow when we go in for transfer.....I will keep you posted.

I'm so glad your retrieval went well. Was this your first IVF cycle....it's pretty tough isnt it? The ups and downs are hard to take sometimes. Be kind to yourself during your 2ww, make sure that you look after yourself emotionaly and physically. It will be great to go through this wait with other people.
I am praying for us both.



BabyBound - April 14

Shaz and Elizabeth: I'm glad your retrievals went well. I had my iui today and now I'm in the 2ww. I'll keep you guys in my prayers.


Fortyfour - April 14

I hope its 3 out of 3 pg rate for this group. Baby dust to all.


ElizabethS - April 14

Thanks for everyone's support. We had 10 mature eggs and all fertilized :D We will be doing the transfer today at 1:00. I slept about one hour total last night...mostly out of excitement. We will know if we are pregnant one week from tomorrow. It will probably be the longest week of my life.

Shaz & Baby Bound - I am here for you anytime. Hopefully we will all be celebrating New Years at the hospital!


Fortyfour - April 16

Baby dust and more to all of you.


shaz gaz - April 16

Elizabeth - Wow, that is amazing to get 10 eggs and have all of them fertilise. Good on you, that is great news. How many embryos did you transfer back. I had two transfered back Thursday and I feel pretty good. Did you have blactosyst transfered, is that why your wait is only 1 week? I do so hope it works for you. Fingers crossed.

Babybound - Good luck for your 2ww and here's hoping that the outcome is good for all three of us. Please excuse my ignorance, but I have seen the acronym (spell check) iui used around these posts but am not 100% sure what it stands for. Is it insemination?

Thanks everyone else for your support


ElizabethS - April 16

Baby Bound & Shaz

We had 3 eight cell grade A embryos transferred last Thursday.....we will do the initial blood work next Thursday to get a baseline and then the pregnancy test on Saturday.

Do both of you have to wait two weeks from last Thursday to find out your results? How many did you put in Shaz?

I am not feeling too different, a bit tired...but that is the norm for me. How about you two....any signs of pregnancy? My nurse told me that I could start having morning sickness within the next week. I have never looked forward to being sick to my stomach. :D



BabyBound - April 16

You're correct iui means insemination.

Yes, I have to wait two weeks. I go on the 19th for my progesterone test. I guess that test will show if I actually ovulated. I know I did because I had the cramping and the appearance of my cervical mucus. I really hoping this will work. We had good size follicles and good numbers on the speam. If I had to describe how I feel, I would say full. Its somewhat different than feeling bloated.

I can't use the regular pg symptoms because I get them all right before af. I do remember when I was pg I didn't have any symptoms. The only reason I knew I was pg is because I wanted to take some superduper strenght medicine for my cold and took a hpt first. I had tested a week earlier and it was BFN. Two weeks later I had a m/c. So, to be honest, I hope I don't get any sore boobs, cramps and sleepiness at all.

Elizabeth, I'm jealous you only have a 1 week wait. Are we the only three in the 2ww? Good things come in three's. I will you both luck and will keep you in my prayers.



cassandra - April 17

Congratulations to the three of you! Elizabeth, you had 3 8 cell? That's wonderful! Shaz, babybound and beth, may the weeks speed by to a happy ending! :) Good luck to all of you! cassandra



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