Gloomcookie, I am so sorry for the BFN. Do you have more embryos in storage still?
Wehrli, woohoo! Welcome back! I'm psyched that your DP is game for carrying!
Lovestreet, no pressure to respond to everyone! It takes awhile to figure things out. But we're all here if you have questions or need support!
Carmen, I'll say to you what you always say to me: 10 DPO is too early to test! But, I'm sorry that you got a BFN. I know how much that sucks.
Outdoorsy, here's hoping that this is CD1 of the cycle that gets you pregnant. I was the one with RE recs, but they're all in Providence or Boston. If you end up working with Women and Infants in Providence I can give you lots of nice coffee shop and restaurant recommendations.:) I've had several friends use them and they've been happy and were treated well.
Wanna, Happy CD7! I'm just a few days ahead of you. A trigger shot is a shot of HCG (pregnancy hormone) or Ovidrel (synthetic HCG) that stimulates ovulation. You trigger 24-36 hours before your insemination, and then, in theory, you have sperm in there waiting when the egg drops. Doctors usually use them in conjunction with meds like clomid and femera, which stimulate ovulation, though some doctors will also use them on their own to time an IUI.
AFM, I triggered Monday night, and we went in for our IUI this morning. They did an ultrasound before thawing the sperm to make sure my lining looked okay, and it was up from 6.2 mm to 11 mm! I'm feeling much better about things. They also looked at my ovaries and said that the follicles were all still there (at 35 hours post-trigger). Is this normal? When should they start releasing? I'm worried that they won't come out in time! Anyway, I can officially be moved to waiting to know.:)
Also, my shameless plug of the day: we're in the top ten for the Faces of Mothering contest! If you feel so moved, perhaps you could vote for me? Voting ends tomorrow!
Wishing everyone happy fertile thoughts!