Category Archives: IVF#1

So what’s the deal?

Either you are pregnant, or not, right? Ha. If only it were that easy. I’m continuely amazed that anyone ever manages to have a baby given how lousy the human body is at reproducing itself. There doesn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Reality

It takes two days for a day 5 embryo to implant, and another 3 days for it to start making enough hcg to be detected on a pregnancy test. So why do I keep peeing on sticks? Somehow my embryo … Continue reading

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Update!

We have 5 frozen embryos! Hopefully this keeps me in babies for awhile. My doctor just called with the details of all 11 of my embryos. They grade them based on a few different things. The number indicates the stage … Continue reading

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The Two Week Wait (aka the 2WW)

The hardest part of any treatment cycle is the 2WW. You have taken the drugs, you have (hopefully) fertilized some eggs, they should be making their way to their home in the uterine lining, but it will be 2 weeks … Continue reading

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Baby on board

Or at least a day 5 embryo is on board. We had two perfect embryos this morning, and two nearly perfect. Plus those other 7 embryos still growing slowly. We decided to transfer the most perfect one: the 4AA grade. … Continue reading

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The last step

Tomorrow is the final step in this IVF cycle: embryo transfer. We will show up around 11am tomorrow. We will discuss the quality of whichever embryos are still puttering along and then we have to decide how many to transfer. … Continue reading

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Then there were six

Update from the doctor this morning: of the 11 eggs fertilized, six of them are growing and dividing well. That’s a pretty good number. From my research, I’ve found estimates from 25-60% of embryos make it to day 5. I … Continue reading

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