Monday, March 30, 2009

IVF Consult done...2 months to go....

Hi everyone!

Today was our IVF Consultation!

I took every ones advice on the questions to ask and I have to say it was pretty straight forward. It might also have seemed that way since I follow so many blogs that are doing IVF and I have a very best friend who just had a baby from IVF. I feel like I have learned a lot from all of you so it felt like not much new when we talked to our RE. She is really great and talks nice and slow and explains things very easily.

We signed all the necessary forms and were given our time line.

Once AF shows up (which might be around the 7Th) I will start the pill for 3 weeks. Towards the end of the pill I will start Lupron. I will then go in for a baseline u/s and then start 220 units of Gonal-F. She said I respond very well to Gonal (last month on 75 units) so hopefully I will respond even better...then after how ever many days on that we go in for retrieval. She said either day 3 or 5. She mentioned they are not noticing a big difference in day 3 & we will see...She said my chances of pregnancy is around 50%. So the entire process including the dreaded 2 week wait should be about 2 months...UGH!

We are planning on only putting one embryo in. If it doesn't work we will re-evaluate but right now, we are only comfortable putting one in. She said that if we put 2 in our chances of twins at my age is 30%. We are not really ready for that so...well see in the future. To be honest, I'm so nervous none will even fertilize. She said it does happen but only about 1% of the time.

I cant believe after all the times I said I didn't want to do IVF here I am...I almost wish I started earlier but hey hindsight is 20/20.....


  1. Yaaay I've been stalking you all day! Glad it went well :)

  2. Sounds awesome! We should be on about the same timeline. I'm starting birth control sometime this week (whenever AF finally shows up).

  3. I'm so glad you get to move forward! 2 months will go pretty fast. :) Fingers crossed for you!

  4. Thats so Exciting!!! I'm so happy for you!! Two months will fly by. Following you all the way!!


  5. So glad it went well. Two months will fly by.

    Fingers and toes crossed for you!!

  6. Glad it went so well! Crazy to know some of that info ( like the 2 month thing) so I need to make my appt ASAP! :)We gotta stay on the same schedule..I'm just kidding! :)

  7. yay!!! sounds like things went pretty well!!! I can't wait for two months from now!!!! I love you girl... maybe one of these days we'll see each other again.. haha!!!