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IVF Update


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  1. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that you spent the time to type all of that out. I’ve read it over and over again 🙂

    It’s so encouraging to read that you would choose to do a frozen cycle every time at this point. I’m trying to wrap my head around that and accept that in the medical community, it’s definitely becoming the more popular decision.

    It all just came down to the fact that I wasn’t prepared for it. Go time was Saturday, not four to six weeks from now. I’m so sorry you had to go through the delays you did. It’s so nice to have a kindred spirit who gets it.

    I’m frustrated because I asked if they would put me out for the dilation procedure, and they insisted he would prefer me be in the office with Valium. Super nervous! But hopefully that will make the transfer easier, especially if I’ll be awake for it.

    Again, I so appreciate you taking the time to encourage me! You genuinely did!

  2. I’m so sorry Saturday didn’t go as planned. It’s so hard when you are SO close and then the finish line is moved further away. This is going to be the longest comment ever…. But here goes, hoping to provide some encouragement.

    1) I was originally supposed to do my transfer in January, which became February, and then my body delayed me even further to March. All I can think though is that I’m so glad I didn’t transfer when it wasn’t optimal because its so not worth it to waste the embryo that could very likely be your baby, which is crazy to think about. As much as it sucks, it’s worth the wait. Also your embryo looks amazing.

    2) I don’t have experience with a stenotic cervix, however my cervix is shaped like an S which makes every IVF transfer, IUI, HSG very difficult/painful. One of my IUIs was honestly the worst pain I have ever felt in my life, I was screaming bloody murder and jumped out of the stirrups…They had to use every tool in the book to get the catheter through for my IUIs and I would bleed all day. So of course when I started IVF, my first question was how are they going to deal with my cervix because I had read and my DR agreed that difficult transfers where there’s irritation and blood can lead to lower success rates. They ended up putting me completely out for all my transfers and every single one went seamlessly. When I had my consult with CCRM, they said they would dilate me previous to the transfer and they have a lot of success with that so it sounds like you are in great hands. You will get past this issue!!

    3) I did two fresh transfers, both BFN. I did one frozen transfer … BFP. And the frozen protocol was a completely different experience. It makes so much sense to let your body heal before doing the transfer. I know a lot of clinics will only consider FETs because the success rates are often higher. My husband and I have since talked and said that if we ever have to go down this road again, we will ONLY ever do frozen transfers as it was that much better of an experience for us. I will pray that you have the same experience.

  3. Oh!!! I’m gonna ask about that. My big concern is that it’ll close up after the procedure and before the transfer. Maybe they can give me it at transfer or something 🙂

  4. Omg! I’m sorry for this delay, but I am so happy to hear about the embryo!! I know this delay stinks 😤 I also have a mildly stenotic cervix – pain in the butt!!

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