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#1 of 2 Old 01-02-2009, 11:16 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi ladies ~

I am preparing to do a FET cycle in Feb or March. For those of you who have done FET cycles before, would you mind sharing some of the specifics of your protocol? Our IVF clinic is closed for two weeks in February and I am concerned my cycle is being rushed to fit into their schedule. I don't want to thaw our frozen embies in a less than ideal (uterine) situation.

So, here are my questions:

1) How long were you on BCPs for suppression?
2) How long did it take for AF to show after you stopped BCPs?
3) How long did you take estrace before transfer?

Thank you all in advance!

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Hey there! : for your FET cycle. Your questions:

1. I was on bcp's for the full 21 days, on day 14 of that month I started suppression (synarel spray, has the same effect as Lupron). My clinic does not have everyone go on bcp's, only if your cycle is irregular or long (as mine is). People who don't use the bcp's start suppression on day 22.
2. I think it was 3-4 days for AF to arrive
3. I started estrace on Nov 24 (my day 1), and went for my u/s on Dec 9
My lining was 13.5 mm which is totally ready, but they didn't fit me in for a transfer until Dec 17 (because fresh cycles are prioritized and they have to fit everyone in before they closed for 2 weeks for the holidays, very busy time, etc.). They swore that making me wait that long would not compromise the quality of my lining, but it pisses me off that I was totally ready on the 9th and didn't have ET until the 17th.

I also wish that I had had a more clear idea of the dates so I could have planned my work life to be less stressful leading up to the transfer.

good luck and keep us updated!!!

mama to two DD's, 7 and 3 (3 rounds of IVF and more FET's than I can remember)
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