Originally Posted by PaigeC
I won't do FET while nursing because of a)drugs in my bm
I don't know everything about IVF. I do know it would have been my next step had our last cycle on IUI failed... and I read up on it ... and went to some seminars...
Basically - the risks of birth defects etc go up with age. That's not an issue with frozen embryos because they are from when you were younger. Yay!
The drugs they use for IVF with the except of Lupron are more or less natural. Naturally occurring, just maybe not at those doses, or at those times... I personally would not be nervous exposing a baby to those drugs - LH, FSH...
i DON'T KNOW how your doctor handles FET. Some have you stim and trigger so it's like your body expects a baby... I would be OK with this, personally. STarting with a natural period, if you have one, or inducing, if not. Now if you induce with provera - maybe you feel risky with that. Prometrium, no problem. BCPs - I would be OK with that, I have nursed while on BCPs. (I personally would probably be fine with provera, too, as the risk is very low... but prometrium would give me absolutely not even reason to question, if that makes sense...)
I would not be OK with lupron.
If you're having normal cycles by then - and some women do, despite an infertility past! - you might not even need to stim!
Basically - I think you could arrange for transfer, with no risk to your nursling.
There is no risks to the embryo from your nursing as it's already conceived (nursing can lower egg quality).
There's no risk to the pregnancy from nursing because an RE would have you on progesterone and possibly estrogen as well anyway.
Basically - I'd think the need to wean for a FET just isn't there.
For a fresh cycle or injectables... there's more reason to think it would help. But not for an FET.
I wouldn't wean.
I would see if you are cycling in a year... and then maybe see that as a sign your body could handle a pregnancy... and go from there.