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Song-So sorry to hear the disappointing news. Not sure if my story will help but figured I'd tell you. Our last cycle before this successful one ended up with no embryos to transfer. That had been our second failed cycle. Our problem was our embryos made multiple nuclei and wouldn't even make it to PGD.  Each cycle I would make over 20 eggs & all the embryos were deformed. This last cycle where we got our twins I had 26 eggs & only 3 were normal, we transferred all 3 and thank god got our twins.  Our Re suggested donor eggs immediatly after 2 failed IVF's & said my eggs looked bad, fragmented & dark whatever and dh would not pursue donor eggs. Embryologist actually told us she hadn't seen anything like our case in over 10 years & when I looked it up on line it was like 2% chance of that ever happening during IVF. So I took a couple months break & decided to switch to another Re & our first cycle with him worked. Our new Re was also shocked at what happened to all the other embryos. He said for our age & health we should of had like a 75% fertilization.  I'm only telling you all this to offer you hope, If you physically, emotionally, & financially can continue try  & do so, a lot of Re's love to throw out the donor egg thing & don't really offer much support but believe me I never ever thought it could happen with my eggs.  Just wanted to offer some of my story  & some hope.


MOMTOALEXIS -- Thank you SO much for sharing your journey. I read this to my DH this afternoon and it gave both of us a shred of hope.

Do you mind if I ask a couple of questions--I know everyone is different and eggs age at different rates, but I'm just curious.

How old are you?  

Did you do anything different (protocol, self-care) with the new RE?

Did you do PGD with cycle #3?

Also, it is interesting that your embryologist said she hadn't seen anything like your case in over 10 years.

I'm 40 w/good FSH (as of 1.5 years ago) and an antral follicle count of 12 (also good for my age).

 

We are definitely going to try again with my eggs before moving on, but it was really disheartening to have our RE give us the donor egg speech right away, just like yours did. We're also considering Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (#1 in country), because the fees are about the same as our clinic (plus travel and travel stress!). My gut, though, says to stay with our RE and try again just to see. We have the means--it is just scary to contemplate it happening again. Bravo to you to go through it TWICE and have the courage to try again.

 

 

Thank you, everyone, for your support and kind words of comfort.

 

DH and I are still somewhat in shock. Right now, I'm focusing on booking a last-minute vacation to Hawaii for early January (when we thought we'd be preggers). We planned to vacation in Feb/Mar, but wanted to keep things loose, depending on the outcome of this cycle. I will cycle again in late Jan/early Feb and see what happens. I'm also looking into the donor scenario, too, just to test the waters.

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Song - good for you for booking a trip...You deserve it!! Hawaii will be therapeutic, I'm sure! It always seems like after something bad happens to us we try to book a trip or something fun to try and recoup and start again.  After losing our boys we went to Aruba with a little help from my parents which was much appreciated!!  We have talked about it again with this loss, but with the expense of IVF I don't think it is in our cards.  Thinking about you and hoping for good things to come Jan/Feb!!! hug2.gif

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Oh no Song, so sorry to read these news. So unfair I hope we both get healthy babies in feb.

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We just got back from the u/s.  There's 1 baby.  It's measuring a week small, so they are concerned and will have me come back next week to make sure it's still growing properly.  We did get to hear the heartbeat!!!  :)  That was really neat.

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Kewpie - Lets hope that your little one implanted later than they are estimating!  I really haven't a clue how they know when that little eggie would implant and I'm sure there are times that they are off!  Fingers crossed for you!!!  Keep us posted.

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Kewpie - Yay for the heartbeat!  luxlove.gif  (And...U/S technology can be really off, especially when it's so early for us IVF'ers!  I am sure your little bean will be just fine.) 

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Kewpie, yay for a heartbeat!!!  I agree on the early u/s accuracy and implantation timing.  Your little one is probably right on track for when it implanted.  A heartbeat is AWESOME!

 

MomtoAlexis, somehow I missed your birth story!!!  CONGRATULATIONS, GIRL!!!!!  How are you and the little ones doing?

 

blueyezz, I'm thinking about you!  I know you had your ultrasound today.  I am hoping so hard for you!!!

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Kewpie, yay for a heartbeat!!!  I agree on the early u/s accuracy and implantation timing.  Your little one is probably right on track for when it implanted.  A heartbeat is AWESOME!

 

MomtoAlexis, somehow I missed your birth story!!!  CONGRATULATIONS, GIRL!!!!!  How are you and the little ones doing?

 

blueyezz, I'm thinking about you!  I know you had your ultrasound today.  I am hoping so hard for you!!!



Sorry..... I forgot to update.  Had the U/S this afternoon and the sac is growing (went from 16 to 20 now) but still nothing in it.  I kinda figured and pretty much only went b/c my RE's nurse had strongly suggested it before we do anything else.  Thanks for your kind thoughts Tear!!!

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Blue: hug2.gif I'm so sorry

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Blue - I'm so sorry to hear this! Still praying for a Christmas miracle.

 

Kewpie - Great that you heard the heartbeat! Your bean will catch up!!!

 

AFM - DH and I are doing better. I saw my acupuncturist yesterday. Dr. Dao is very skilled/knowledgeable (wrote the book "The Tao of Fertility"). Anyway, he was shocked that our RE went down the donor egg path so quickly. Dr. Dao said that every cycle is different and that PGD isn't always right and that embryos often self-correct between day 3 and day 5. That made DH and I feel a lot better. However, we are going to consult w/another clinic and RE to cover our bases.

 

On a personal/family note: I just got the news that my MIL fell and broke her femur last night. She and my FIL were out celebrating their 51st anniversary. Put her in your prayers, please!

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Song- I sent you a PM.

 

Blue- So sorry hun.  It's just not fair at all.

 

Tear- Thanks so much. The babes are truley wonderful. Love seeing your ticker move.

 

Maureen- Think I missed you somewhere, congrats on your X-mas miracle.

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Blue  - I am so sorry to read your u/s results.  hug2.gif

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Tear - when is your next U/S?  Haven't seen you in a little while.  Hope you are well.

 

Kewpie - when is your next U/S?  Fingers crossed for you that you little one is growing and healthy!

 

Maurine - how are you feeling?  When is your next U/S?  Wow, lots of U/S going on here!!!

 

Song - I'm glad you and DH are feeling better about the situation!  I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL... keeping her in my prayers for a fast/full recovery.

 

 

AFM - Thanks ladies for all of your kind words!!!!

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blue:  my next u/s is this tuesday

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blue, I'm sorry I disappeared for a little bit.  I'm so sorry for your u/s results.  I wish I could fix this, but I know nothing can.  I'm thinking of you and your DH with huge huge hugs.  hug2.gif

 

Song, I'm so glad that your acupuncturist has hope!  I TOTALLY believe in acupuncture.  goodvibes.gif

 

We had a scare yesterday when I went to the bathroom (after holding my pee too long) and found blood dripping into the toilet.  I freaked out, of course, but was pretty sure it came out with my pee.  I checked my vaginal opening and there was no blood in there.  We went in for an u/s yesterday, and a urine sample, and the babies are healthy and looking good.  joy.gif  phew!!!  The blood was, in fact, in my urine, and it's probably from holding in my pee too long.  They are going to check it to look for a UTI, but I don't think so to be honest.  I don't have symptoms or any more bleeding today.  Anyway, baby B is now measuring a little AHEAD of baby A.  Way to go, little one!  Our next u/s won't be until two weeks from tomorrow, I think, and it will be with our regular OB.  Our RE graduated us yesterday, since we'll be in Germany when we hopefully hit 9 weeks.  Anyway, thanks for listening.  Thinking of you ladies!!!

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Just c&p for an update here:

 

So I went for an u/s to make sure my twins are ok and there are three babies!!!!!!! I think I've calmed down for now, but its been an emotional day. Where do I go for information now? I'm completely overwhelmed right day. 

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Wow Leslie!!! dizzy.gif I can only imagine how overwhelming that news is, but also how joyful!!! I bet claire can point you in the right direction!!! How exciting!!!!! joy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gif

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Just c&p for an update here:

 

So I went for an u/s to make sure my twins are ok and there are three babies!!!!!!! I think I've calmed down for now, but its been an emotional day. Where do I go for information now? I'm completely overwhelmed right day. 



Yeah for 3 babies!!!  joy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gif!!!  Thinking of you and sending hugs hug2.gif in this exciting and overwhelming time!!!  Everything will be fine.. just keep telling yourself that!!!

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OMG!!!  3 babies!!!  What a huge surprise!

 

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Tear - sorry to hear about your little scare, but I'm so glad to hear that everything is okay!  I know it can totally freak you out when something like that happens b/c you just have no control.  Hope you keep feeling well and have a great time in Germany.   What are you doing over there?  Is that where you are spending Christmas?  Fun!!!  Take care.

 

Maurine - how are you and when's the next U/S??

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