Tag Archives: in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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Try #2 – 3-Day Embryos

We got a call from the fertility center this afternoon with news about our 3-day embryos.  All 19 that were fertilized two days ago have made it to day 3!  Instant Duggar family?!  No, not really. The IVF embryo (read: … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Retrieval

Today was egg retrieval day!  And what a day it was! We arrived at the fertility center at 8:30am, and we didn’t get home until almost 1:00pm.  Obviously, I was going to miss all commitments, work and otherwise, to attend … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Baseline Labs and Ultrasound #1 + Starting Follistim

Although I couldn’t be there for it because I am still on a work trip, Molly had the baseline ultrasound and bloodwork today (after Cycle Day 1 occurred three days ago).  Apparently everything looked good (including the known right-sided peritubal … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Starting Lupron

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This is what a cycle of IVF medications looks like: Plus even more if it works! Today, Cycle Day 21, Molly started the first injectable medication for the fresh IVF cycle.  In the protocol we are doing, Lupron (leuprolide acetate) … Continue reading

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Try #2 – IVF Orientation

Today we had an all-morning appointment they call their “IVF Orientation” at the fertility center. They told us they had reviewed the hysterosalpingogram results done earlier this year at a different provider and said they looked fine as well as … Continue reading

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Consultation at New Fertility Center

After getting settled in our new home after moving, it was time to seek out a new fertility center.  This will be the third fertility center (fourth facility) we’ve used since beginning this journey so we at least had an … Continue reading

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Next Steps

Things have been quite busy here, which explains why my postings dropped off the face of the planet.  After my last pregnancy-related post, Cycle Day 1 appeared just 2 days later, which didn’t leave enough time to order injectable medications … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Pregnancy Test (HPT)

The home pregnancy test Molly took this morning was negative.  So disappointing.   She hasn’t had any of the “early pregnancy” symptoms at all, so I think both of us were expecting it to be negative anyway.  As I posted recently, … Continue reading

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New Fertility Clinic – Possibility #2 / PCOS

We weren’t completely satisfied with the consult at the first fertility clinic we visited in our new area so we had a consult with another fertility clinic. I’m so glad we decided to do this, because it turns out that … Continue reading