or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Fertility › Infertility › ivf while nursing?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

ivf while nursing? - Page 6

post #101 of 116
Hey New Mama- How did your FET go? I am hoping all went well for you!
Gretchen
post #102 of 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gretchen123 View Post
Hey New Mama- How did your FET go? I am hoping all went well for you!
It went very well. My blood test is this Thursday. : :
post #103 of 116
I wanted to let you guys know that my FET did not take. : I don't feel that it was the nursing, though...I think it was just not meant to be.
post #104 of 116
I'm so sorry. Mine last October didn't take either, as you can see farther back in the thread. Are you going to try another cycle?
post #105 of 116
I am sorry!
post #106 of 116
Thanks, guys.

We don't have the money for another cycle. So right now I'm just trying to track my cycles and see if things might happen without medical help. We did IVF orignally because I never got a period or ovulated on my own, but I've had three periods since January (with no medical intervention). I really wonder if it wasn't a case of vitamin D deficiency (I'm taking high vitamin cod liver oil).

I'm also taking vitex, which is supposed to help women with irregular cycles.

So...who knows.

Thanks again! And good luck to all of us!
post #107 of 116

The exact board I was looking for!

I am in the exact same situation that you are all in! I have noone in my life with any fertility issues, let alone the hard dicision about weaning my 23 month old who is NOT even showing signs of slowing down, I'm in my late 30's, have always believed in child led weaning, but starting to think about having another child before the big 40 through IVF. Just to know you are all even out there helps me feel not so alone in this.
post #108 of 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by macysmama View Post
I am in the exact same situation that you are all in! I have noone in my life with any fertility issues, let alone the hard dicision about weaning my 23 month old who is NOT even showing signs of slowing down, I'm in my late 30's, have always believed in child led weaning, but starting to think about having another child before the big 40 through IVF. Just to know you are all even out there helps me feel not so alone in this.
Don't let the fact that mine didn't work worry you. It's not a sure thing in any case, KWIM? One thing I wish I had done is had accupuncture treatments before doing the transfer -- I've heard good things about it since then. Good luck!
post #109 of 116
Just wanted to revive this thread as we're planning a FET for August/September and as dd (from a fresh cycle) will only be 18 months at that time we're nowhere weaning. Additionally, I don't think I could cope with a BFN and having weaned her.

I did tell our RE that I am still nursing but she didn't seem overly concerned. As I got my first PPAF 3 months after delivery despite nursing around the clock she is confident that my prolactin isn't an issue. She also said that the only concern would be the impact of Lupron on my supply, as the other hormones occur naturally in the body anyways.

Of course, it makes me a little nervous that we might be jeopardizing our chances at success but I am trying to just suck that up and go with it - my dd still needs to nurse.

Anyone else out there cycling or planning to cycle while nursing?
post #110 of 116
Last time I posted to this thread I was 6mo pregnant. . . now Ben is 8mo and we are still tandem nursing--in fact my daughter just started taking an interest in solids again after many months of existing almost entirely on breastmilk.

Good luck with your FET, Beth!
post #111 of 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by katies_mama View Post
Last time I posted to this thread I was 6mo pregnant. . . now Ben is 8mo and we are still tandem nursing--in fact my daughter just started taking an interest in solids again after many months of existing almost entirely on breastmilk.

Good luck with your FET, Beth!
Thanks!! You give me lots of hope - I would love to tandem nurse LC and a new baby.
post #112 of 116
Hi ladies,

I am in the same boat--DD is from IVF, 21 mos, and is still nursing strong. We want to do an FET sometime, perhaps at the end of the year, but my RE (via his ARNP) says I must wean. I am going to talk more to him and ask that my prolactin levels be checked, but I'm feeling discouraged. My embies are 35 but I'm turning 38 in a few months.

Beth--have you done your transfer yet?
post #113 of 116

FET and Nursing

Thanks goodness I found this thread. i have a 13 month old through IVF-FET- I can't imagine weaning my son, but we want to try again next year since we have 6 frozen embryoes and we are not getting any younger.

I have a very aggresive RE- I know what his reaction is going to be if I tell him I am nursing, but what I am trying to find out if there are any side affects for my son from the Lupron and Progesterine (sp?) if I was too nurse while undergoing this cycle

We also want the best chance for success.

I am trying to find any additional resources on this topic since this in not a topic widely discussed, etc.
post #114 of 116
Susan--I had my appt Thurs and advocated for bfing--I had done a lot of research and found little, but enough to bolster my case. RE started out saying "definitely wean" but ten mins later said as long as we knew it MAY affect the implantation of embryo, he was okay w/it.

I will not wean DD for this crap, no way. and I really wanted to be honest w/RE about it.

I searched Pubmed, LLL, Kellymom, BFing/lactation texts. Here's what I learned: There are three stages PP moms go through--no ovulation (usually at least 6 mos if menses stopped and EBFing). Then a transition period where there are menses, but usually irregular, irreg CM changes. This is when ovulation is occurring but often there is an irregular luteal phase. This is when the combination of elevated prolactin and interrupted gonadotropin (from suckling) can interfere w/implantation of embryo and/or low progesterone that will not sustain new pregnancy. THEN the third phase is where bfing continues long enough for it not to affect fertility at all. The texts say "rarely" a women will be affected by BFing not to have preggo success until totally weaned.

I offered to have prolactin level checked, he agreed. I will have results Tues.

Feel free to PM me. It's a really heartbreaking choice to be told you have to make--nurse your child or prematurely wean her for shot at another one.
post #115 of 116

Hello Ladies!

Are you all still around? I have a 20 month old DS that is still nursing w/no end in sight, I mean he gets frantic when he sees me and wants to nurse (typically when he is sleepy, tired or hungry)...

I just completed a FET where I transferred two blasts. Unfortunately, it failed... A part of me is wondering whether or not the breastfeeding was a facter... I have been so encouraged to hear about the experiences of Katie's_Mama and others here...

Any new updates to share mamas?

Thank you all for sharing!

SFFran
post #116 of 116
I am sorry to hear you cycle did not take. We plan to do a FET in sept 09. We have 3 embryo's left. DD has been nursing once a day to sleep for the past week so I think she is weaning she is 15 months old. My RE said that DD needs to be weaned 90 days prior to the FET so the hormones level are normal(or so they can be fixed to become normal) I have PCOS so I never had regular cycles to begin with and she would like me to start metformin before the transfer. Both the RE, endo and ob/gyn had me stop met at the end of my first trimester and I can start it again when dd is weaned.

I have been looking for a thread like this. It is a hard struggle.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Infertility
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Fertility › Infertility › ivf while nursing?