Monday, July 2, 2012

Natural Cycle IVF Consult

Hi Melissa!! Miss you friend. Thanks for checking on me. <3

SO! Big news here kids. Big. This blog's about to get busy again. Cause we're going to try to make a baby. Like for realz. Whaaaaaaaat?!?!

So last Friday we went to see the new RE- Dr. G. Dr. G's group specializes in Natural Cycle IVF. Essentially (in theory..) the only issue that we have is getting sperm to meet egg- not enough sperm to survive  the trip to the egg. Natural Cycle IVF is the same process as traditional IVF, but with no stimulation drugs. There is only one shot- a trigger- that allows you to time ovulation for the egg retrieval. You go in for daily blood work and ultrasounds starting on cycle day 10 to monitor your own ovulation. Once you are close to ovulation, you trigger and then 36 hours later the egg is retrieved. It will then be fertilized using ICSI. The clinic only does 5 day transfers- because they try to make sure that the embryos go to blast.

I was so nervous about the sperm issues. But the doctor was SO laid back. And I instantly felt the pressure go away. He said we would check for sperm before egg retrieval and if there were no good sperm- we just try again next month. All I've been through is some ultrasounds and one shot. Not a huge investment like traditional IVF. They said if we don't make it to retrieval- either no sperm or we miss the window- it won't count against insurance as a full cycle. J and I decided to try this for two cycles with insurance. If it doesn't work in two cycles, we'll try stimulated IVF.

And the other news- no repeat HSG! Yahoo!! And what does that mean??

BRING IT ON. I get my period and it's on! Baby Makin City!!

Wahooooo!!

9 comments:

  1. So exciting!! Wishing you lots of luck with this cycle!

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  2. YAY!!! I'm so excited for you, friend! I'll be keeping everything crossed for you! <3

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  3. I am so happy to hear good news from you! It's very exciting. :)

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  4. Yes!!! I love hearing (reading?) this! Wahoo!!! I've got everything crossed for you, dear!

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  5. Great news! Can't wait to read all you got to say! :)

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  6. Finally! Let the relentless optimism begin!

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  7. Such great news! Now the party can get started!

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  8. Yay! I hope this is it for you! xoxo

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  9. I want you to know that even though I already knew all of this, I still just got tears in my eyes reading it. I love you and can't wait. <3

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