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!!!!

 

Journey to my IVF…..

Okay, another visit to the doctor’s office on September 2, 2011.  Well good news, I progress to my stims.  I am now taking an additional shot, Bravelle and Menopur. I must admit this one stings, but nothing I can’t handle.  My overall visit was great.  I had plenty more blood work to do and another ultrasound that showed everything to be going just great.  Not much went on  with this visit but a overall good one!

Oh yeah by the way my retrieval date has been move up a week…..September 13,2011…..Yeah!!!

 

I will keep everyone posted on my updates!

Part 3 of My Journey to IVF

Well, I went in on August 26 to have some test ran.  Once into the office I had more blood work that was needed as well as my husband.  Then from the lab went into the exam room to have a ultrasound on my  stomach.  I was then given a  uterine imaging (hysterosalpingogram or HSG, hysteroscopy, hysterosonogram). These tests are done to detect anything that might interfere with the success of an IVF cycle or eliminate you as a candidate for standard IVF. Findings include fibroids, endometriosis, tumors, infectious disease, hormone levels and other potential problems. After that procedure and hearing that every thing looks perfect the doctor then did a practice transfer to see where he was going to plant the eggs(right side).  This was a great visit overall because I am now doing my lupron shots and if everything is great by September 2 my transfer will be push a week ahead…..Yeah! So everyone pray that things are great and I will be doing my transfer by September 13 instead of the 20. Either way I will hope to be a happy new mother again by the end of September……

Once all these tests have been completed and the results examined, my partner and I meet with the physician and nurse. At this time, the details of the treatment plan was explained and scheduled, and any questions and concerns that we had been addressed. We then was asked to sign all necessary consent forms.

 

Wanting a Baby over the age 35….

I know of several women in their 40′s who have had good pregnancies and healthy babies. I also know several women in their 20′s who had multiple pregnancy complications and had babies with problems. Some times this happens and having babies at a younger age does not guarantee a problem-free time or a healthy baby. It is fine to have a baby at over the age of 35, but you will want to get prenatal care as soon as you know you are pregnant and you can plan for your doctor to monitor you more closely than if you were younger.

My hubby and I have decided that we want to have baby. We have been marry for 2 ½ years now. I have two sons that are 17 and 14. He has a son that is 9. I was a little nervous about the situation because of my age and I had my tubes tied. After undergoing a Laparoscopy it was found that the doctor that tied my tubes actually removed all of them. Yes, I said he removed all of them!!! I was very hurt in the hope of having them reversed. My hubby and I decided that we are going to do the In-vitro fertilization( IVF).. I know this is not a cheap procedure but it the only way that I will be able to have a baby. After doing some homework and seeking different medical advise, I was refer to a clinic called CORM(Center of Reproductive Medicine). I spoke with a young lady name Elva, that was very helpful. I explain to her about my situation with all the tubes being removed and she did a great job of comforting me. My hubby and I are schedule to begin our procedure next month.

I am hoping to meet someone or people that actually done the IVF to share their experience with us.