IVF #3 – 9dp5dt – Part 2

Well I think I spoke too soon. That cramping I mentioned had gone away since 6dp5dt came back for a few minutes this evening. I tried to ignore it, but wondered at the time if it meant something bad. I just went to the bathroom: bright red blood 😦

I’m so frustrated by all this infertility crap. Can anything ever go right?

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8 thoughts on “IVF #3 – 9dp5dt – Part 2

  1. I’m so sorry doll. I know it’s hard to have hope right now, and what you saw is one of the hardest things to see. My thoughts are with you.

  2. From everything I have read this does not always mean something bad….I know it’s easier said than done, but try to relax….b/c you know stress could very well have a negative effect! How much blood are we talking?

    • So true! I’m trying not to stress but it’s like saying “Don’t think about donuts.” Then the only thing you can think about is donuts! 🙂 What kind of prep do you do for your FET?

      • Well, interesting question….my RE typically does the one where you take the most meds, ie BCP, Lupron, estrogen, progesterone, etc. However, since he knows me and my extreme desire for as few meds as possible, he allowed me to use only estrogen and progesterone. But…..although these two are necessary for a stimulation cycle for many reasons, they are not absolutely necessary for a frozen cycle of a relatively fertile woman (ie when you’re dealing w/ male factor only). SO – I really REALLY want to do a *completely* natural cycle ie no E, you do OPKs every day until you get the surge, then go in to confirm ovulation the next day and then count the six days from there to do the transfer…no P is needed b/c you do truly ovulate & have the corpus luteum to produce P. He does not like this, since it can seriously F with their schedule, depending on the timing, LOL. Hey, I guess I probably wouldn’t want to come in on weekends either 😉 But I am willing to compromise – using my period tracker, if it appears my ovulation (and then subsequent transfer) is going to fall on a weekend, which I should be able to reasonably predict at the start of the cycle, I’ll take one for the team and do the E/P and the “more likely to be controlled” cycle. However, without Lupron (which both me & RE are on board w/ me not doing) you can still ovulate on your own anyway, even if you are doing E to try and prevent it.

        I just talked to my clinic this am, and we are going to shoot for the cycle that should begin 8/23….God willing!

        How are you feeling??

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