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CLC 34 Weeks Due October 23 (twins); TTC since Jul 2009; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Nebraska 1718 posts
7th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Mrs. C]:</b>" CD1 here :) Here we go again! If all goes well, it looks like my transfer should be Friday the 27th. Praying hard!"</blockquote>




Yay! GL!

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15730 posts
status 7th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Emily0624:</b>" Hi everyone! So I took an HPT this am and it was BFN : ( I don't know why I expect it to be different ... [snip!] ... positive stories and also negative opinions as well. I prefer to know the good and the bad. Let me know! Baby dust to you all!!"</blockquote>



We have lots of IUI ladies from this thread who are pregnant right now! I tried unsuccessfully three times but I have diminished ovarian reserve, so it's IVF with donor eggs for me.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15730 posts
status 7th Sep '13

I just found this and it's pretty interesting. Basically Clomid may be responsible for a higher number of implantation failures and chemical pregnancies due to the lack of immunosuppresion from EPF. It makes me wonder (again) why Femara isn't prescribed more or why women taking Clomid aren't prescribed steroid therapy as well.



http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7576116



Early pregnancy factor (EPF) as a marker for detecting subclinical embryonic loss in clomiphene citrate-treated women.
Shahani SK, Moniz CL, Gokral JS, Meherji PK.



Source
Institute for Research in Reproduction, Bombay, India.



Abstract



PROBLEM:
A discrepancy exists between the apparently normal ovulation and the pregnancy rates in women treated with clomiphene citrate (CC). Our previous studies have indicated that immuno-suppressive "early pregnancy factor" (EPF) is a novel marker to detect subclinical embryonic loss in infertile women.



METHOD:
In the present study EPF was used as a marker to detect subclinical embryonic loss in women treated with CC with/without gonadotropins. In some of the women treated with CC, conception was assisted by artificial insemination with husband's semen (AIH).



RESULTS:
Our results have indicated that fertilization occurred (EPF + ve) in 47.7% (52/109) of women treated with CC with/without gonadotropins; 13.46% (7/52) retained the fetus and continued pregnancy till full term, whereas 78.9% (41/52) did not retain the fetuses. In the group where after stimulation, conception was assisted by AIH, fertilization was observed in 38.24% (26/68), retention in 11.54% (3/26) but subclinical embryonic loss was observed in 80.8% (21/26) cases.



CONCLUSION:
Thus, our results have indicated that subclinical embryonic loss may account for some of the discrepancy observed between the apparently normal ovulation and the pregnancy rates in women treated with clomiphene citrate.

brodyzmom Due December 18 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; Huntsville, Alabama 2792 posts
7th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Emily0624:</b>" Hi everyone! So I took an HPT this am and it was BFN : ( I don't know why I expect it to be different ... [snip!] ... positive stories and also negative opinions as well. I prefer to know the good and the bad. Let me know! Baby dust to you all!!"</blockquote>



I have had 3 IUIs in my history. My first was 7 years ago, I did follistim injections, trigger, and IUI 36 hours after trigger. I conceived my 6 y.o. son that cycle. I did IUI this past February with femara, trigger, and IUI. I did not conceive that cycle. In March I did femara, follistim injections, trigger shot, and IUI 36 hours after trigger. I conceive triplets that cycle, we lost 2, but I am currently 25 weeks pregnant with our remaining baby girl. If you have any questions, I'm happy to answer them. Good luck!

[Mrs. C] Due November 23; TTC since Dec 2010; Massachusetts 651 posts
7th Sep '13
Quoting ~:Ashley{AIMZ}:~:" Hi ladies, I know I've been in and out of this thread and I know I have asked this question before but ... [snip!] ... the plunge and are getting a referal to see an RE. What can I expect on the first visit? Thanks again for putting up with me."


We did the initial testing (HSG, bloodwork, and S/A) through my OB/GYN, so our first visit with the RE was going over the results and discussing a treatment plan. We also had to do genetic testing because our RE requires it for IVF.



Something I wish I had known... once you get the referral, I would call the RE's office ASAP to set up an appt. Some REs are crazy booked. We had to wait about 6 weeks to be seen for our initial consult. Not too awful, but I've heard of people waiting longer.

~:Ashley{AIMZ}:~ TTC since Aug 2010; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Coventry, Connecticut 18392 posts
7th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Mrs. C]:</b>" We did the initial testing (HSG, bloodwork, and S/A) through my OB/GYN, so our first visit with the ... [snip!] ... We had to wait about 6 weeks to be seen for our initial consult. Not too awful, but I've heard of people waiting longer."</blockquote>



Thanks. What is S/A? I figured we would have to wait a while which is fine with us.

brodyzmom Due December 18 (girl); 1 child; 3 angel babies; Huntsville, Alabama 2792 posts
7th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~:Ashley{AIMZ}:~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting [Mrs. C]:</b>" We did the initial testing (HSG, bloodwork, ... [snip!] ... people waiting longer."</blockquote> Thanks. What is S/A? I figured we would have to wait a while which is fine with us."</blockquote>



Semen analysis

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15730 posts
status 8th Sep '13

They really ought to include an antidepressant in birth control pills and then offer a supplementary package of Valium for the partner.

Autumn Miracle TTC since Jun 2013; Bedford, Ohio 11 posts
9th Sep '13

Waiting for either AF to come, or pregnancy symptoms. I'm 4 dpo right now, second round of clomid was taken during my last cycle. Guess we'll see!

-BLT- Due May 20; 1 child; St Louis, Missouri 2572 posts
9th Sep '13
Quoting Autumn Miracle:" Waiting for either AF to come, or pregnancy symptoms. I'm 4 dpo right now, second round of clomid was taken during my last cycle. Guess we'll see!"


I'm waiting too! Tomorrow is 14 DPO for my 2nd round of clomid. Good luck!

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15730 posts
status 10th Sep '13

Omigod I'm going nuts. So I had to wait a week for my IVF nurse to be back in the office. I was FINALLY able to talk to her yesterday and now I need a "clearance" letter from my OBGYN saying I'm good to go for pregnancy. But now SHE'S out all week. I'm getting so frustrated. :(

[Mrs. C] Due November 23; TTC since Dec 2010; Massachusetts 651 posts
10th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" Omigod I'm going nuts. So I had to wait a week for my IVF nurse to be back in the office. I was FINALLY ... [snip!] ... "clearance" letter from my OBGYN saying I'm good to go for pregnancy. But now SHE'S out all week. I'm getting so frustrated. :("</blockquote>



Ugh setbacks suck! Is their anyway a nurse or other doctor (if it's a multipractice) from your OB/GYN's office can write the letter?

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
10th Sep '13
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" Omigod I'm going nuts. So I had to wait a week for my IVF nurse to be back in the office. I was FINALLY ... [snip!] ... "clearance" letter from my OBGYN saying I'm good to go for pregnancy. But now SHE'S out all week. I'm getting so frustrated. :("


You're kidding!!! That's nuts!

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15730 posts
status 10th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Mrs. C]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" Omigod I'm going nuts. So I had to wait ... [snip!] ... suck! Is their anyway a nurse or other doctor (if it's a multipractice) from your OB/GYN's office can write the letter?"</blockquote>



No it has to be her. I also have to have a phone consult with the RE before I can move forward and I've been waiting all day trying to get it scheduled. I'm hoping I'll be able to talk to him really soon and cry about how miserable the birth control makes me and at LEAST get him to let me start the protocol so I can get off the BCP sooner.

Ryans Mommy TTC #2 TTC since Jun 2009; 1 child; Madison, West Virginia 1874 posts
11th Sep '13
Quoting brodyzmom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Emily0624:</b>" Hi everyone! So I took an HPT this am and it ... [snip!] ... I am currently 25 weeks pregnant with our remaining baby girl. If you have any questions, I'm happy to answer them. Good luck!"


We are currently on our 8th insemination cycle. Which our insurance just decided to change so now the insemination is out of pocket, but they do cover my labs, ultrasound and some meds. My Question for brodyzmom is: What type of protocol were you on with femera and follitism? My insurance will cover those drugs and I talked to my RE about the possibility, but he said that either way I only had a 20% chance of conceiving on any meds. So right now were using what I had left. This cycle were doing gonal-f and repronex and trigger. I wanna go ahead and discuss the medicine change/protocol with him on my next apt friday. Which I wasn't sure on how that protcol worked? Do you do femera first or follisim or what? Sorry for all the questions. I've been on a emotional rollercoaster lately.