FET following successful IVF.

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FET following successful IVF.

Postby looey82 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:26 pm

Hi everyone,
Wasn't sure whether to post this on here or TTC.
Just wondering about others experiences please. Have any of you had a fresh ivf cycle which was successful and then returned later to use frozen embies?
If so, was it successful? How many embies did they need to defrost and did some perish? (I have 4)
How much did it cost? I'm sure there was other questions but I can't think now!
Thanks xx
TTC Mar 08
Clomid#1 May 09-BFP- MMC at 9+2wks
Natural BFP- Dec 09! Lost baby girl at 18+5 wks due to pPROM
12 clomid cycles & 2 x FSH injections with IUI- BFNs
IVF#1- 25 eggs, 8 fertilised, 1 back + 4 frosties!
IVF BFP- Clexane & prog injections, low dose steroids & aspirin
Aug 12- DS born at 27+5wks after 10 weeks of problems
TTC#2 Nov 13
Mar 14- FET 1 embryo transfered- BFP- early MC
IVF DD born at 34+4wks Apr 2015
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Re: FET following successful IVF.

Postby Sazwell » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:34 pm

Hi Looey
I had fet after a successful ivf cycle with my Ds! I had 2 frozen blasts. They would only defrozt one at a time on the morning of transfer. My first one perished so they defrosted the second.. they put it back but said it wasnt looking good which did end in bfn! It cost us £900 but it was medicated cycle not natural. So my little frozen embies both really didn't survive the thaw which was upsetting as sometimes you never consider them not to work when in the same cycle I got my ds.. xxx
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IVF #1March 09 BFN- short protocol IVF #2 long protocol BFP- 24/8/09 My miracle boy born 8/5/10- 2 blasts in the freezer!
May '12 FET 14.5.12 BFN 22.5.12
Awaiting next af to start Ivf #3 natural BFP 9.8.12 (shock????) no heartbeat mmc at 10weeks 21.9.12 x
Another natural miracle BFP 21.11.12?! (8 weeks after my erpc) x another miracle boy born 14.7.13 x
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Re: FET following successful IVF.

Postby debs29 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:10 am

Hi Looey,

I had a successful IVF attempt which ended in a MC. I then had a FET in April. They defrosted one embie at a time at my clinic and would allow you to pop two back in. My entire cycle for this cost £1000. My first one defrosted was absolutely fine so they only defrosted one and I have 2 left. They told me it was a good quality embie and it resulted in a BFP. I'm now 34weeks5days pregnant. I found it a much more positive experience than a normal IVF cycle. It was much less stressful and no pain! Also some research was carried out by one of my consultants and they had found that FET was better for both health of mother and baby than a fresh IVF cycle. I hope this helps - please let me know if you have any other questions.

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Re: FET following successful IVF.

Postby looey82 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:08 pm

Hi debs and Sazwell, thanks for your replies. Doesn't appear to be many of us on here!
Sazwell, you're proof that despite needing ivf to conceive first time, it can happen naturally and more than once! I have conceived naturally once so I know it's not impossible but I'm not holding my breath!
Debs- wow congrats! You must be 35 weeks now! That's super news. Yes I had seen the research about the frozen transfers. Slightly longer gestations and slightly heavier babies too apparently, which can only be good news for me who only made it to 27 wks!
I guess I can only just wait and see. My inlaws have really kindly offered to pay for our first go. Have an appointment on 23rd Dec so will see what they say. Xxx
TTC Mar 08
Clomid#1 May 09-BFP- MMC at 9+2wks
Natural BFP- Dec 09! Lost baby girl at 18+5 wks due to pPROM
12 clomid cycles & 2 x FSH injections with IUI- BFNs
IVF#1- 25 eggs, 8 fertilised, 1 back + 4 frosties!
IVF BFP- Clexane & prog injections, low dose steroids & aspirin
Aug 12- DS born at 27+5wks after 10 weeks of problems
TTC#2 Nov 13
Mar 14- FET 1 embryo transfered- BFP- early MC
IVF DD born at 34+4wks Apr 2015
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Re: FET following successful IVF.

Postby sicily » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:26 pm

Looey, good to hear from you! How is Matthew?
Very exciting that you're going ahead with FET. I'd love to say I'm joining you but we have no frozen embies so we'll probably be starting from scratch with IVF next spring, as still no sign of periods or ovulation despite me only BFing at night now. I thought I was getting some ov pains at one point but nothing's come of it.
Fingers very crossed for you - have they identified the problems from previous pregnancies and can they can start some monitoring and treatment earlier this time for you? Xx
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Re: FET following successful IVF.

Postby looey82 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:53 pm

Hi sicily,
Lovely to hear from you too! Matthew's doing brilliantly thanks. How's coralie? I feel bad that I don't think I ever even congratulated you. Things were so hectic and then I kinda lost track of everything on here. Are you back at work now?
I didn't have any As at all until I stopped BFing completely. Even when I went down to just night time, it took stopping before they returned. I googled it and it's quite normal for that to be the case so hopefully when you do stop they'll return.
They have identified that I have an autoimmune disease and that it's probably something called mixed Connective tissue disease. They can try and manage a future pregnancy differently but unfortunately it seems I'm a rare case and these things are fairly complicated! I have 7 hospital appointments from mid Dec to mid Jan! I'm meeting the obstetric rheumatology team on 8th Jan and the obstetrician who specialises in 2nd tri loss and premature labour on 30th Dec to discuss what the plan would be. I'm happy they are going to do their best for me. I try not to think too much as it's pretty scary. It really was a nightmare last time and I'm scared that Matthew might have been a one off as he hung on so long. I'm also worried about staying in hospital away from Matthew as he's a real mummy's boy and the fact I wouldn't be able to pick him up or look after him for a long time if I have another difficult pregnancy. I was able to just lie there last time, I didn't even cook, clean for 10 was.
Anyway if I don't try I'll regret it and we really would like Matthew to have a sibling. We wouldn't pursue it like before though. We know we are lucky to have one child.
Probably be in ivf buddies together again!! Xx
TTC Mar 08
Clomid#1 May 09-BFP- MMC at 9+2wks
Natural BFP- Dec 09! Lost baby girl at 18+5 wks due to pPROM
12 clomid cycles & 2 x FSH injections with IUI- BFNs
IVF#1- 25 eggs, 8 fertilised, 1 back + 4 frosties!
IVF BFP- Clexane & prog injections, low dose steroids & aspirin
Aug 12- DS born at 27+5wks after 10 weeks of problems
TTC#2 Nov 13
Mar 14- FET 1 embryo transfered- BFP- early MC
IVF DD born at 34+4wks Apr 2015
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Re: FET following successful IVF.

Postby Emma78 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:11 pm

Hello - I had a fresh IVF cycle that resulted in my son, Joel, and 3 x Day 5 Blasts that were frozen. All 3 blasts were defrosted for my FET, of which 2 survived. Both were replaced and my gorgeous twins, Anya and Ewan, turned 3 today.
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Re: FET following successful IVF.

Postby looey82 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:36 pm

Thanks Emma! You're proof it can happen! I'd not seen anyone else to get lucky on a fresh and then frozen round. Quite amazing to think you got 3 beautiful children from that one EC! It all gets weird when you think that technically they're all the same age as they were conceived at the same time! Xx
TTC Mar 08
Clomid#1 May 09-BFP- MMC at 9+2wks
Natural BFP- Dec 09! Lost baby girl at 18+5 wks due to pPROM
12 clomid cycles & 2 x FSH injections with IUI- BFNs
IVF#1- 25 eggs, 8 fertilised, 1 back + 4 frosties!
IVF BFP- Clexane & prog injections, low dose steroids & aspirin
Aug 12- DS born at 27+5wks after 10 weeks of problems
TTC#2 Nov 13
Mar 14- FET 1 embryo transfered- BFP- early MC
IVF DD born at 34+4wks Apr 2015
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Re: FET following successful IVF.

Postby sicily » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:26 am

Hi Looey, don't apologise at all! I'm sure you did pop on to say hi and I know you had a lot on your plate at that time. Coralie's really well, thank you. She's such a little sweetheart and charms everyone. Her sleep still isn't great though. I've actually quit my full time job but I went back full time for 7 weeks (13 weeks including summer hols) to work my notice and not lose my mat pay, while DH took time off to look after her FT. It was so good for DH and her, a real bonding time. They then asked me to do 2 days a week until Xmas which I am doing (but regretting!) and then after Xmas I'll do some supply work, maybe a day a week which they're booking me in advance for, as I have fairly flexible childcare. I'm also going to try to make my jewellery more seriously. Interesting about the AF. I have now dropped bedtime feed too so only some bf at night, most of which is comfort sucking I think! anyway, since a few days of that I noticed last night that I suddenly had masses of CM, for the first time since having her. So, maybe things are happening...
So glad Matthew is doing well after such a difficult start. I know what you mean about worrying about ivf and difficult pregnancies and how that could impact him but I'm sure he'll be getting more and more independent every month now? I hope it all goes as smoothly as it can though and now they will hopefully know much better how they can help you.
I also just remembered re the frozen transfer that a friend of mine had twins from a fresh IVF and then had a frozen transfer that resulted in her third child, so they are also siblings from the same EC batch too.
Ok better go as I have lots of Christmas prep to do today! This time last year was Matthew home yet? Xx
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