My Journey to IVF

I know it has been a while since I gave my last report about my Journey to IVF.  Well since the last time I had my retrieval which was on a Wednesday, September 14,2011.  They were able to retrieve 14 eggs from me that day.  The following day I received a call from the embryologist to stated that 8 eggs didn’t make but 6 of them were exceeding great.  Well, they had me on the 5-day blastocyst transfer, September 19, 2011.  When speaking with the doctor before the transfer took place, I was advised that the eggs that they were using were graded 5aa and 5ab(great).  She was very skeptical about transferring two because I am high risk of having twins, yeah twins!!!  At this moment, I am on the nerve rack train which you cal the two-week wait….. I find out my news on Oct 3 if I will be expecting, so wish me all the baby dust!!!

By the way, I was able to have 3 eggs frozen.  My hubby and I decided if this round work out great for us we will be donating the eggs to a less fortunate person who wants to share the same experience as us!

My IVF Journey

okay, so my BIG DAY was 09-12-11…..I was given my HCG shot(trigger shot).  I am schedule to take my shot at 9:00pm after leaving the doctor’s office today.  My visit went so great , I am smiling so big that it hurt.  I was advised that I have several follicle ranging from 16-22mm.  My estrogen level is great.  I have my retrieval schedule for Wednesday at 8:00 am. I am a lil nervous but nothing I can’t get over. Wish me luck everyone!!!!

My Journey to IVF

Well, I went in on Friday to find out that they are going to push me one day back for retrieval.  My follicle are growing good.  They were between 10-15mm.  They ask that I return back on a sunday.  On Sunday I was up at 19mm. I am so ready to move forward but I want things to be right at the same time.  Going back in a Monday to get update and an okay to trigger that night.

My road to IVF

Had a visit with the doctor on September 7, 2011 to make sure that I was producing enough follicle.  I had plenty of small ones and one large one.  So right now I am waiting for the doctor to call me to up my meds now.  I have  to return back to the clinic on September 9 to make sure that I have enough mature follicle to proceed with my retrieval date of September 13. If I don’t have enough mature follicle, my retrieval date will be pushed back to the original date of September 20.  So everyone hope things go great Friday!!!!


Part II Journey to IVF

 I dont have much to talk about this go around about my visit to the doctor, but one step closer. I went in on the 12th of this Audust to have some blood work done.  They advise that it will take a week or so to get everything back and I move forward to the next step, the shot…ughhh.  I was given a prescription for birth control pills and a antiboitics(its make me so sick).  I was advise that I need to take the birth control pills for only 21 days to help control my hormones.  I was a little nerves about taking the birth control because I am trying to get pregnant, hello..(lol). But after asking questions, I was told that it help with the estrogen and protegen in the body as well.  Now as far as the antiboitics, they advise that I have to only take 10 of them and the rest after the procedure to prevent any infections.  Wow, I am so over whelm with all of this.  I personally thought that you go in, run a blood test, get hubby sperm and then plant, but heck no….when I say a journey best believe its a journey and one that I am looking forward too.