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Starting ivf again in April

My dh and I had a beautiful daughter in July after many years of trying.  Well, I'm starting ivf in april and very nervous to start all of this again.  Is anyone else starting ivf in April???
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Congrats on your positive betas!!!  That is such great news!  I'm doing fine.  I had my last appt. with my fertility specialist on Tuesday and am 8 weeks along and baby looked great!  I have my first appt. with my regular ob dr. tomorrow and then I'm on the regular pregnancy appt. schedule.  I'm looking forward to a couple weeks without pokes and prods and appts to have to go to!
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1372837 tn?1390767984
Hey kp, sorry I haven't responded... there is something wrong w/ this forum. Sometimes I get a notice about a virus linked here. Anyway the 2 beta's had great numbers. Beta 1 was 161 and Beta 2 which was yesterday was 424. I go for my first U/S next wed the day after my 3 year anniversay. How are things w/ you? Hope all is well. I am going to friend request you b/c this will  be my last entry here b/c of the issues I am having getting on the forum.
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Hey KP. First Beta was positive but that's all I know (I was in a meeting when they called). Going for # 2 tomorrow so I'm so hoping it doubles!!! Hopefully I can answer this time and get my numbers!!! How are things with you!!
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Hi Ladies!
    I hope your betas went well yesterday.  I keep checking to see if there is any news!  I hope you both got BFP!
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Thank-you! I'm so cautiously optimistic at this point as that line was SO faint!! I'll test again Monday to see if it gets darker. (I'm at my in laws overnight). Please let this be a true BFP!!!!!!!!
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I just wanted to say congrats to both of you!!! I am so happy for you ladies.  I can't wait to hear your updates.
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I posted my test from this morning. I am obsessed but I never got a BFP before and I'll take as many HPT's until my Beta. I know that my DH didn't want me to test early b/c I would have been devastated. I know everything will go perfectly for us b/c it's finally our time. Just keep thinking pink & blue. Congrats!
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Yay!! I think I saw the faintest line this AM!!! I can't believe it and scared to rejoice yet!!! But I'm hoping it's true!!!! Have you tested again?? I'll probably test in a couple of days again. It's funny your DH didnt want you to test and mine really wanted me to this AM! My Beta is Tuesday! I hope things progress nicely for both of us and good results next week!!!
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1372837 tn?1390767984
Don't worry. Everyone's body is different. It just may be too early to detect. My DH is still wondering why I got BFP so early so he is waiting for the Beta and told me to be prepared. He asked me not to test and I think he was a little upset with me. Please don't be sad... you still have 4 days to go. Keeping you in my thoughts :)
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Yay Korrskat!!!! Congrats!!!! Smart thinking! I didn't think of doing that but I did cave last night and took an HPT. it was BFN so I'm a bit sad but I know it's early so trying to keep my hopes up. Dont know if I'll do another tomorrow or just wait for the Beta. It's so hard!!!
But, I'm SO happy for you!!!! Can't wait to hear your Beta results!!!!
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1372837 tn?1390767984
So, I cheated today. I took a HPT and got a solid line BFP! I have 3 more days until my Beta. I know it's not from low dose HCG b/c I took an HPT the day of my transfer and it was negative. I did that on purpose so that If I didn't have the patience to wait until the Beta than I knew it would be the real deal. I have so many more thoughts going thru my head but I can try to relax and wait for Monday to come. Keep you all posted. It is truly a happy day :)
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congrats on the transfer!!  Hope you got some rest and are feeling well.

Hopefulcb - I am taking progesterone but the crinone version.  I know for me the bloating and cramping was related to my ginormously enlarged ovaries!  The u/s tech said mine are still the size of a clementine and grapefruit instead of almonds like they are supposed to be.  She said they will not even start to go back to normal till around 11 weeks and then they will slowly return to normal.  I have a friend who did IVF a couple years ago and she said even up till 20 weeks her ovaries were still enlarged.  I hope you are not too uncomfortable with the bloating and cramping!

Rghka - good luck with your second beta.  I will be thinking of you.
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mhv
Congrats!!! : )  Sounds like your on your way to twins!!! Relax and let those embies implant!!! : )
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Hang in there Rghka. I wish you the best for your next beta!!! You never know!

Glad it went well with your transfer!!! My Beta is also on the 17th!! Hope it all goes by quickly!!!
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1372837 tn?1390767984
Hi Ladies, Just came back from my transfer today. 7 embies left from the 14. 2 blasts were transfered today so 5 remain and will be cryo'd. I got a pic of my 2 embies and was in awe. So, I now have to find something to do to keep my mind occupied. My beta will be on 05/17. Going to get some rest... I didn't get much sleep b/c i was too excited.

Rghkah38- I am not sure what a chemical pregnancy is but I hope it all turns around for you by Monday.
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mhv
Praying for good news for you on Monday.  Your in my thoughts!
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Hi Ladies,  I went for my beta level today and it was a 9, so  I did get a bfp.  The nurse told me she thinks it's a chemical pregnancy.  I still have to take progestrone and go back on monday.  I'm not looking forward to it.
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1160986 tn?1486819725
Oops posted both again. Rghka it says that HCG can be detected day 11 post transfer on average but sounds like it's for a blood test which is more sensitive. Hang in there until your Beta tomorrow!! You may have a nice surprise!! Thinking of you!!!
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Home » Treatment for Infertility » In Vitro Fertilization
What Happens After an Embryo Transfer?
Once you complete your embryo transfer, you will have approximately 1½ weeks to wait before a pregnancy can be detected. The following tables outline an approximate timeline for what happens during a successful pregnancy after a 3-day transfer (3dt) and a 5-day transfer (5dt).
3-Day Transfer
Days Past
Transfer (DPT)  Embryo Development
 One The embryo continues to grow and develop, turning from a 6-8 cell embryo into a morula
 Two The cells of the morula continue to divide, developing into a blastocyst
 Three The blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell 
 Four The blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus
 Five The blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation 
 Six Implantation continues
 Seven Implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop 
 Eight Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream 
 Nine Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted 
 Ten Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted  
 Eleven Levels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy 
 
5-Day Transfer
Days Past
Transfer (DPT) Embryo Development
One The blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell
Two The blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus
Three The blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation
Four Implantation continues
Five Implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop
Six Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream
Seven Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted
Eight Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted
Nine Levels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy
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1160986 tn?1486819725
I found this online and thought you may be interested to see. I'll post the 5 day transfer in the next post.
3-Day Transfer
Days Past
Transfer (DPT)  Embryo Development
 One The embryo continues to grow and develop, turning from a 6-8 cell embryo into a morula
 Two The cells of the morula continue to divide, developing into a blastocyst
 Three The blastocyst begins to hatch out of its shell 
 Four The blastocyst continues to hatch out of its shell and begins to attach itself to the uterus
 Five The blastocyst attaches deeper into the uterine lining, beginning implantation 
 Six Implantation continues
 Seven Implantation is complete, cells that will eventually become the placenta and fetus have begun to develop 
 Eight Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) starts to enter the blood stream 
 Nine Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted 
 Ten Fetal development continues and hCG continues to be secreted  
 Eleven Levels of hCG are now high enough to detect a pregnancy 
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Rghkah: don't give up until your Beta!! The IVF nurse told me that she had some women get negative HPTs right up until their Beta (the blood test is way more sensitive) and actually stopped their progesterone as they were convinced they were not pregnant when in fact they were!! Plus some HPTs are more sensitive so perhaps the positive ones were real and the last one is just not that sensitive. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!!!
That's great Korrskat! Then you'll be joining me for the TWW!! they did give us a picture of our two little embies. They are so cute!! One was 9 cell and the other 5. You can't find out the gender this soon I don't think unless they do extensive testing and they don't do it routinely only if there may be a genetic issue or something and it is not legal for them to do gender selection unless there is a gender related issue (This is in Canada anyway).  Good luck with your transfer tomorrow!! Will be thinking of you!!
KP so glad you are starting to feel better from this OHSS!! And CONGRATS on hearing the heartbeat!!! That must be quite something I imagine!!! I hope to be right behind you with my BFP!!!  Are you on Progesterone?? I am taking Prometrium pills and I think this is what is causing the cramping and bloating right?? I'm only day 1 post transfer so I wouldn't be feeling anything yet right??
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Hi Ladies!
  I have great news and heard the heartbeat this morning of my little bean!!!  Just wanted to let you all know since you have stuck with me through all the waiting and procedures and everything.  I am 6 weeks 2 days along now.   I am also feeling better from the OHSS however they said my ovaries are what are still causing the pain since they are still the size of a clementine on the left and a grapefruit on the right!  Kinda funny I have a baby and big ole fruit inside me:)

Hopefulcb - that is so so so great that both embies made it to transfer!  I'm so excited for you!

Korrskat - goo luck tomorrow with your transfer.  Mine was a 5 day transfer too.  The tww is tough but it does pass:)

rghkah38 - hang in there and I'm crossing my fingers for a good result tomorrow for you.

mhv - safe travels to you!

Have a good weekend ladies!
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1372837 tn?1390767984
Hopefulcb- I got a call yesterday from embryologist team advising me that I will be called in on Sat for day 5 blast transfer and to be ready for the call. I am anxious and just wondering what the next week and 1/2 will bring... hopefully what I have been waiting for for 2 1/2 years. How did your transfer go? Did they give you any pictures of your embies? I am wondering if they know the sex of the embies? I will ask when I go in tomorrow. I am also going to do laser accupuncture before and after the transfer. I am excited for you.

rghkah38- Don't give up... when is your beta? just keep positive thoughts.

mhv- When are you leaving for your consult? Good Luck... praying for all of us.

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The two test were from the same box, so I think they were evap.lines.  I just took another test from a different box, but same brand and you can not see a line what so ever.  So, it's over for me this month.  I just wish I new what went wrong.
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