I am very late in joining iclw this month so I am probably not even on the list yet and when I do finally get on the list I will be at the bottom. Hopefully people will still come visit me 😉 I am very excited because this is the first iclw I have done that I can actually put pregnancy in my list of three words about this blog 😉
What is my IF story? Well I have a tab up there you can click on and see everything laid out pretty. However, here is a quick synopsis. I have pcos and started with my RE in June of 09. From then to now I have done three clomid cycles, two femara cycles – one with some follistim in there. Two additional cycles with just follistim and then two mini ivf protocols in which I responded the best to. They were basically everything a normal ivf person would do (lupron, low dose hcg, and follistim), but no egg retrieval or transfer.
The second mini ivf cycle I did I started spotting around 12dpo and thought that af was on her way. I still went for the beta though. When they called they told me good and bad news. I had a positive beta that was in the hundreds but my progesterone was at 1 and that is most likely not a viable pregnancy. Still kinda cool since I have never been pregnant before. We spent about a week or so going in every two days to look at my beta levels and my hcg levels because they were convinced it was ectopic. I even had to wait in the RE’s office to see if I needed the shot to end the pregnancy. Thank goodness we avoided that. Finally after beta number four they saw a normal pregnancy in my uterus and not my tubes! Woot! Later they realized that my progesterone was so low because of the lupron. I should have been on estrogen support as well as progesterone support (I was on suppositories) like the normal ivf people. I also learned that my progesterone was probably higher than 1 because you can’t measure progesterone levels accurately on suppositories. So I started progesterone in oil shots at around 6 weeks and stayed on them until I graduated from my RE’s office last week. I am now currently 12 weeks and two days and everything is just fine. I can’t believe that I am almost in the second trimester.
I look forward to finding new blog’s to read and follow and look forward to meeting more cool bloggers. Feel free to ask any questions you may have 😉
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