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List your IVF Successes Here

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  • #1140

    Nicole
    Keymaster
    @Nicole

    This thread is common on a number of other forums, and I think it’s a really important one, to give people hope. Here are the questions we would love you to answer. Just copy and paste these, and reply to this post. Thanks ladies :-) 


    Name:
    Age:
    How long have you been TTC:
    Diagnosis or any known issues:
    Treatments you tried before IVF:
    How many IVF cycles did you do before success:
    Are you using donor eggs or sperm:
    Protocol (meds taken):
    How many follicles at ER:
    How many eggs retrieved:
    How many eggs fertilized:
    How many days between ER and ET:
    How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:
    How many days bed rest:
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW:
    What day you got your BFP:
    HPT before blood test:
    Number of first beta:
    Number of babies:
    Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:

    #1141

    Nicole
    Keymaster
    @Nicole

    So, I’ll start :-)

    Name: Nicole
    Age: 33+ (at time of cycle)
    How long have you been TTC: 30 months
    Diagnosis or any known issues: Blocked left tube, previous myomectomy
    Treatments you tried before IVF: Laparoscopy to remove adhesions
    How many IVF did you do before success: 2nd one worked

    Clinics Used (if more than 1, list them all):

    Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
    Protocol (meds taken): Long protocol (down regged with Buserelin), then stimmed with 150 amps of Merional. Other meds were Cylogest, Vasoprin, Folic Acid
    How many follicles at ER: Can’t remember
    How many eggs retrieved: 30
    How many eggs fertilized: 16
    How many days between ER and ET: 2
    How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 4 Grade 1 embies
    How many days bed rest: 3 days strict, 10 days taking it easy at home
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Nothing major. I had no implantation cramps or anything. On 6dp2dt, I had an incredibly runny nose. Horrendous thrush started the day after
    What day you got your BFP: 10dp2dt
    HPT before blood test: Definitely
    Number of first beta: 111 (12dp2dt)
    Number of babies: 2  
    Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: How important it is to relax and not get too worked up. My first cycle, I was very uptight and wasn’t prepared for failure at all. The month long shots, scans, etc. create such a build up, that in the event of failure, its usually heart breaking. I handled my first failure very very badly!!! Second time around, I was more relaxed and more aware that it could work, and it also couldn’t. I think my relaxed state of mind made a world of difference

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    #1171

    Omonigho
    Participant
    @Omon

    Not sure what went wrong with the last post. Will repeat.

    #1552

    Omonigho
    Participant
    @Omon

    Name: Omonigho

    Age: 32 at the time

    How long have you been TTC: 2 yrs

    Diagnosis or any known issues: low sperm count

    Treatments you tried before IVF: none

    How many IVF did you do before success: first time success

    Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No

    Protocol (meds taken):

    How many follicles at ER: can’t remember!

    How many eggs retrieved: 17

    How many eggs fertilized: 11

    How many days between ER and ET: 5

    How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 top grade 5 day blasts

    How many days bed rest: 2

    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: very teary, change in cervix

    What day you got your BFP: day 12 after transfer

    HPT before blood test: Yes

    Number of first beta: N/A

    Number of babies: 2

    Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process!: Its harder than I thought… so much harder. But, even when you think its over, it might just be starting. And, no matter how much you worry, the result won’t change! Worrying doesn’t equal failure! TRUST ME!

    #4146

    linda
    Participant
    @ldike

    Name:Linda
    Age:31 at time of cycle
    How long have you been TTC: 4 years
    Diagnosis or any known issues: MFI
    Treatments you tried before IVF:NIL
    How many IVF cycles did you do before success: Nil, first was successful
    Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
    Protocol (meds taken): Long protocol, buserelin for down regulations and .5am greater than normal dosage of the stimulating drug due to slightly reduced AMH level
    How many follicles at ER: Don’t know at ER, 11 at last scan before ER
    How many eggs retrieved: 9
    How many eggs fertilized:8
    How many days between ER and ET:2
    How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 3 grade 1 embryos
    How many days bed rest: Was home all of the 2WW, with strict bed rest the first 2days and taking it easy thereafter.
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW:
    What day you got your BFP:
    HPT before blood test:
    Number of first beta:
    Number of babies:
    Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:

    #4147

    Nicole
    Keymaster
    @Nicole

    Awww, bless your heart @ldike. This just makes me so glad  :cloud9:  :cloud9:

    #4149

    linda
    Participant
    @ldike

    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Swollen boobs, bloatedness that later escalated to severe OHSS, no implantation bleeding or pain,
    What day you got your BFP: 13 days after ET
    HPT before blood test: Nil
    Number of first beta: N/A
    Number of babies: Yet to be determined
    Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: I started to prepare my body months before the IVF proper, ate lots of avocado, tried to eat clean, moderate exercise, did pineapple core but not the whole recommended days, was on prenatals for years while still TTC, however I would never know if all these contributed to the success, what I do know is that I trusted God completely, prayed like I have never prayed, said countless novenas, fasted and He came trough

    . I would say do your part as a human and leave the rest to God. He did this!!!!!! :cloud9:  :cloud9:

    #5688

    MrsD
    Participant
    @MrsD

    I SHALL POST HERE SOONEST (GODWIN)

    #5690

    Nicole
    Keymaster
    @Nicole

    AMEN!!! By God’s grace, yours will be the very next one here, dear @mrsd!!! #Godwin all the way!!!  :yahoo:   :yahoo:   :yahoo:

    #28024

    Nicole
    Keymaster
    @Nicole

    Hmmm. Na only @ldike, @omon and myself waka come for this thread oooh!

    Ayo @mabel , Funny Girl @reggy , Princess @princess , Mrs Taipan @cynthia027 , Chinwe @chynwe ….please update with your success stories  :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:

    #28692

    Chinwe
    Participant
    @chynwe

    Hi@nicole I thought I’ve done this already…..probably in my head. Should I write it here?

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    #28693

    Chinwe
    Participant
    @chynwe

    sorry @nicole was looking at it from my phone.

    #28696

    Nicole
    Keymaster
    @Nicole

    @chynwe hun. Yes, please  :yes:   :heart:   :kiss:

    Just copy these into a new box, and answer  :good:

     

    Name:
    Age:
    How long have you been TTC: 
    Diagnosis or any known issues: 
    Treatments you tried before IVF:
    How many IVF cycles did you do before success: 
    Are you using donor eggs or sperm: 
    Protocol (meds taken):
    How many eggs retrieved: 
    How many eggs fertilized:
    How many days between ER and ET: 
    How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 
    How many days bed rest: 
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW:
    What day you got your BFP:
    HPT before blood test:
    Number of first beta:
    Number of babies:
    Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:

    #28697

    Adeolu
    Participant
    @Adeolu

    Glory be to God. This has been a wonderful experience. We started with Medical ART Center from the Detox programme to IVF after two previous unsuccessful trials at another clinic. Everything was handled professionally with an uncompromising eye for quality. We are even more grateful for the prompt and urgent intervention of the doctors when complication came up during the last trimester.

    This action saved our baby and also saved my life. We thank God for directing us here. We thank Prof. Ashiru, all the doctors, nurses and staff of Medical ART Center and Mart Life for their care, compassion and love. :spermy:   :yes:   :yes:   :yes:

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    #28701

    Chinwe
    Participant
    @chynwe

    Name: Chinwe

    Age:32 (as at time of cycle)
    How long have you been TTC:10yrs
    Diagnosis or any known issues: Fibroids
    Treatments you tried before IVF: IUI
    How many IVF cycles did you do before success: 2
    Are you using donor eggs or sperm:No
    Protocol (meds taken):Gonal F
    How many follicles at ER: Can’t remember
    How many eggs retrieved:25
    How many eggs fertilized:18
    How many days between ER and ET:2
    How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 3 grade 1 embryos
    How many days bed rest: Was not really on bed rest, just took things easy
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Had all the symptoms I usually have when my period is about to start
    What day you got your BFP: 8 days after transfer
    HPT before blood test:yes
    Number of first beta:
    Number of babies:1 perfect little girl
    Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:Had 2 IVF cycles that failed because i had fibroids where implantation was supposed to take place, if I had known this I would have gone for another cycle after it was taken out instead of waiting for 4 years!!! I give thanks to God, He kept and sustained my marriage through it all and has filled our hearts with so much joy and our home with laughter.

     

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