IVF Cycles

IVF #1: Mini IVF #1 (March 2010)

*Antagonist Protocol*

March 2:
Cycle Day 2 blood work, ultrasound, and START STIMS! (225iu Follistim)

March 4: 2 follicles (11 & 10mm)

March 6: Follicles: 1 at 16, 1 at 15, 1 at 13, 1 at 10, 1 at 9, and 6 at 6mm - Drop Follistim to 200ius, add Ganirelix and 75ius of Menopur

March 8: Follicles: 1 at 20, 1 at 19, 2 at 13, and 2 at 12mm - Drop Follistim to 150ius, continue Ganirelix and Menopur

March 9: Follicles: 1 at 21, 1 at 20, 1 at 15, 1 at 13, 2 at 12 - Drop Follistim to 75ius and continue Ganirelix

March 10: 75ius Follisitim & HCG trigger

March 12: Egg Retrieval: 7 eggs retrieved, 5 mature, ICSI'd 3: Begin Progesterone In Oil

March 13: Fert report: All 3 fertilized but one abnormally that is no longer growing. One is growing on track (2 pronuclei) and one is a maybe (1 pronucleus). Begin Vivelle patches, antibiotics, Medrol, and continue PIO.

March 15: 3 day Embryo Transfer: Transferred 1 8-cell grade A embryo and 1 5-cell grade B embryo

March 22: Progesterone and estrogen blood work - looks good! Continue 1cc of progesterone/ day and 2 vivelle patches every other day.

March 26: Beta: BFN

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IVF #2: Mini IVF #2 (April/ May 2010)

*Antagonist Protocol*

April 27 - Cycle Day 1

April 28 - Baseline ultrasound and bloodwork (FSH 10/ E2 86) - start stims: 225ius Follistim and antibiotics for both DH & I

April 30 - No follicles >9mm (1 at 7mm)- drop Follistim to 175ius and continue antibiotics

May 3 - Follicles: 16mm, 14mm (x2), 13mm (x3), 11mm , and 10mm - Start Ganirelix, drop Follistim to 150ius, and continue antibiotics

May 5 - Follicles: 20mm, 19mm, 18mm (x2), 17mm, 16mm, 13mm, and 11mm - Continue Ganirelix and Follistim at 150ius

May 6 - Follicles: 21 (x2), 20mm, 19mm, 18mm (x2) and some more smaller ones - Trigger

May 8 - Egg Retrieval: 15 eggs retrieved! Where did they all come from??

May 9 - Fert Report: 9 eggs were mature, 6 eggs frozen, and 3 ICSI'd. 2/3 fertilized normally! Begin PIO & Vivelle patches.

May 11 - Embryo Transfer: 1 compacting morula grade A/ A- & 1 8-cell grade B transferred!!

May 18 - Progesterone & Estrogen blood work: Progesterone low - increase PIO to 1.5m/L

May 24 - Beta: BFN


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IVF #3: Frozen Egg Transfer #1 - June/ July 2010

June 25 - Cycle Day 1

June 27 - Baseline ultrasound and blood work - Estrogen too high at 89

June 29 - Re-checked estrogen and it stayed about the same - Begin .2 m/L Delestrogen every Tuesday & Friday and antibiotics for DH & me

July 6 - Ultrasound & blood work - Lining at 9.5mm - Increase Delestrogen to .3m/L 2x/ week

July 13 - Ultrasound & blood work - Continue Delestrogen injections 2x/ week at .3 m/L

July 18 - Thaw eggs - 2 out of 3 eggs survived the thaw and both fertilized normally! Begin 2 m/L of PIO daily

July 21 - 3-Day Embryo Transfer - Transferred 1 compacting morula Grade B and 1 4-6 cell Grade B

July 28 - Progesterone/ Estrogen blood test: Looked good! Continue current PIO & Delestrogen dosages

August 2 - Beta: BFN

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IVF #3 (November 2010)

October 16: Baseline appointment (FSH 7.54, E2 75) - decided to wait until RE was in town to start stimming

October 17-October 27: Birth control pills

October 28: Baseline appointment #2 (E2 38) - Begin 81mg aspirin

November 1: Start stims - 1 vial of Menopur in the AM, and 225iu's of Follistim in the PM

November 3: Follicle check #1 - Follicles: 10mm (x2) & 9mm - E2 at 192- continue 1 Menopur in the AM and 225iu's of Follistim in the PM

November 4: Continue Menopur & drop Follistim to 200ius

November 5: Follicle check #2 - Follicles: 12mm (x2), 11mm (x4), 10mm (x3) = 9 follicles around the same size! Continue 1 Menopur in the AM & 200ius of Follistim in the PM

November 7: Start Ganirelix

November 8: Follicle check #3 - 9-10 follicles ranging from 16mm-12mm. Continue 1 Menopur in the AM, 200ius of Follistim, and Ganirelix in the PM

November 10: Follicle check #4 - 12 follicles ranging from 12mm-21mm. Continue 200ius of Follistim tonight. TRIGGER at 2:00am.

November 12: ER at 1:00pm: 10 eggs retrieved, only 3 mature - all 3 fertilized normally with ICSI - start 1 m/L PIO & 2 Vivelle patches

November 15: ET - Transferred 2 8-10 cell grade A embryos!!

November 22: Progesterone & estrogen blood work: Good - P4 = 37, E2 = 468

November 26: Beta - BFN

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Frozen Egg Cycle #2 (ART cycle #5) March/ April 2011:

March 22: Cycle day 2 baseline - E2 73 - Start .2 m/L of Delestrogen 2x/ week

March 29: Lining check and bloodwork - Lining 10TL, estrogen 246 - Increase Delestrogen to 2.5 m/L 2x/ week

April 5: Lining check and bloodwork - Lining 10TL, estrogen 504 - Continue Delestrogen 2x/ week

April 8: Thaw & fertilize eggs - Start Progesterone (start with 1cc, increase to 2cc the following day)

April 9: Fert report - 3/3 eggs thaw. One fertilized. One "maybe fertilized."

April 11: Embryo Transfer: Transferred (1) 6-8 cell grade B, and (1) poor quality 4 cell.

April 19: P4: >100, E2: 839

April 22: 11dp3dt HPT - BFN

April 25: Beta - BFN