Taking Next Steps After Unsuccessful Fertility Treatment

 

What to do if IVF fails

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Advice For Couples Who Have Failed IVF | The Zita West Clinic

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TTC Update | Failed IVF, New Fertility Specialist? PCOS & Next Steps | 4+ YEARS OF INFERTILITY

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NEXT STEPS After FAILED IVF FET With PGS EMBRYO | Infertility & Gestational Surrogacy Journey

Video taken from the channel: Tim and Celeste


 

After Failed IVF, Patient Finds Success at the SLUCare Restorative Fertility Clinic

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IUI Failure: Reasons and Its Symptoms

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Advice on how to handle a failed IVF cycle

Video taken from the channel: Nikki Ryan aka fopperholic


After a failed fertility treatment cycle, you have several options. You may decide to try again using the same treatment. You may choose to try again with a different treatment. Or you may decide not to pursue further treatment.

The path that’s right for you will depend on your particular situation and what you have already tried. The first step after a failed IVF cycle is to pinpoint the exact cause of the same. The issue here is to fix the responsibility, whether it has happened due to the negligence of the fertility clinic or lack of patient compliance or any other reason. The idea is to resolve the issue so.

The first measure to take is to let yourself grieve a bit. It’s okay to feel disappointed and sad. Give yourself a week or so to get through this before you decide what to do next. Many women who have had an failed IVF cycle will be successful on a second or even a third cycle.

After Clomid or speaking with their OB/GYN, the next step is visiting a fertility specialist, but that doesn’t mean jumping right into in vitro fertilization (IVF). Depending on the couples’ diagnoses and age, there are still several steps a fertility specialist might recommend before IVF. After a failed IVF cycle, while you’re figuring out your next move, it’s beneficial to detox from any residual medications, especially the estrogen given during the cycle. Taking the time to do so improves the results of future cycles IVF or natural.

Detoxing is like a reset button for your ovaries and body. The first thing that should happen after a failed IVF attempt is for the IVF specialist physician to review the cycle carefully to possibly learn something from the results of the IVF ovarian stimulation process, or from any issues with egg retrieval, egg quality and/or quantity, fertilization results, embryo development, or problems with the embryo transfer procedure. As a fertility center that has been at the forefront of fertility treatment for the last three decades, we have developed treatment options that no other fertility center can offer to patients with multiple failed IVF cycles.

If you are one of these patients with multiple failed IVF cycles, consider contacting CHR for a second opinion!I just wanted to hear some of your experiences of what the next steps were for the RE after 3 failed cycles of Letrozole. I know she wants to do a semen analysis but are there any other procedures that you experienced after nor conceiving on letrozole. Medically, a cycle begins when the woman is given fertility drugs and the cycle ends when the embryo is transferred to the woman’s uterus. However, most couples fail to ask their doctors about what happens after the embryo transfer procedure.

After the embryos are transferred to the woman’s womb, they still have to overcome the final hurdle they need to implant!It is thus safe to say that there some positive news for women wondering if they can get pregnant naturally after failed IVF procedures. Stay relaxed, focus on your health and keep trying as often as you can.

Also Read: Tips to Lower Your Chances of Miscarriage after IVF. LEAVE A REPLY.

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Therefore, a two-step procedure (marsupialization and rinsing followed by 3 months’ GnRH agonist therapy and then repeat surgery) should be considered if fertility is to be conserved; otherwise, an oophorectomy may be performed as it is technically easier.

“Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology” by Sir John Dewhurst, Keith Edmonds
from Dewhurst’s Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
by Sir John Dewhurst, Keith Edmonds
Wiley, 2012

Treatment with a GnRH agonist for 3–6 months before IVF in women with endometriosis may increase the rate of clinical pregnancy.

“Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology” by Keith Edmonds, Christoph Lees, Tom Bourne
from Dewhurst’s Textbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
by Keith Edmonds, Christoph Lees, Tom Bourne
Wiley, 2018

If this fails, therapy can proceed to treatment with injectable gonadotropins (i.e., FSH and luteinizing hormone) to stimulate development of ovarian follicles and ovulation with intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization.

“Conn's Current Therapy 2018 E-Book” by Rick D. Kellerman, Edward T. Bope
from Conn’s Current Therapy 2018 E-Book
by Rick D. Kellerman, Edward T. Bope
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

IVF treatment consists of a series of steps: superovulation, egg recovery, fertilisation and embryo transfer.

“Physiology in Childbearing: With Anatomy and Related Biosciences” by Dorothy Stables, Jean Rankin
from Physiology in Childbearing: With Anatomy and Related Biosciences
by Dorothy Stables, Jean Rankin
Elsevier Health Sciences UK, 2010

To achieve ovulation of the stimulated follicles, the donor must come into oestrus within a few days after the initiation of the eCG or FSH injections, and this requires induction of luteolysis, as the superovulatory treatment normally is initiated in the midluteal phase of the oestrous cycle.

“Arthur's Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics E-Book” by David E. Noakes, Timothy J. Parkinson, Gary C. W. England
from Arthur’s Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics E-Book
by David E. Noakes, Timothy J. Parkinson, Gary C. W. England
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

The logical next step after CC or gonadotropin/ IUI therapy is still proceeding to IVF.

“Comprehensive Gynecology E-Book” by Rogerio A. Lobo, David M Gershenson, Gretchen M Lentz, Fidel A Valea
from Comprehensive Gynecology E-Book
by Rogerio A. Lobo, David M Gershenson, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

In vitro maturation, in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVM-IVF) combined with low dose FSH administration over Metformin pretreatment and frozenthawed cycles should be a routine ART option for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients.

“Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Two Volume Set” by David K. Gardner, Ariel Weissman, Colin M. Howles, Zeev Shoham
from Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Two Volume Set
by David K. Gardner, Ariel Weissman, et. al.
CRC Press, 2017

In case of failure of ovulation or to conceive after CC, treatment with exogenous FSH is the next step.

“Handbook of In Vitro Fertilization” by David K. Gardner, Carlos Simón
from Handbook of In Vitro Fertilization
by David K. Gardner, Carlos Simón
CRC Press, 2017

Once you reach egg retrieval, the supplement has done its work and is no longer needed for that cycle, but some doctors advise patients to continue taking it until they get a positive pregnancy test, because multiple IVF cycles may be needed.

“It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF (Second Edition)” by Rebecca Fett
from It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF (Second Edition)
by Rebecca Fett
Franklin Fox Publishing LLC, 2019

If not performed before treatment begins, HSG also is recommended for women who fail to conceive after 4–6 therapeutic donor insemination cycles.

“Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility” by Leon Speroff, Marc A. Fritz
from Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility
by Leon Speroff, Marc A. Fritz
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

Biography: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/kutluk_oktay/
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  • Have you had your b vitamin levels tested? Infertility is strongly linked to methylation pathway vitamin deficiencies such as b6, b9 and b12 and elevated homocysteine levels. The quantity of those vitamins needed tend to be higher for those with impaired methylation. The lower level for b12 is 200 in the USA but the level in the rest of the world is often around 500 or 600 for the lower threshold. Poor methylation and b-vitamin levels are linked with infertility in men and women. I have pcos too and have found my b levels were on the lower end. I started at around 450 for b12 and 15 level for folate in dec 19 test and got it up to 550 for b12 and unfortunately it lowered to 10 for folate in March 20 testing. After upping the quantity of b12, folate and b6 supplements, I finally got a natural period after not having a natural one since June 19 and a progesterone induced on in dec 19 so 3 months after progesterone induced one and around 9 months after last natural cycle. I found out through my genetic reports that my b6 and b12 levels genetically are lower so I had started supplementing with 1mg methylfolate, 2.5mg methylb12 and 50mg b6. For me, I believe taking b6 because of a most likely deficiency really improved my cycle as I had taken b12 and folate for awhile but it wasn’t until I added in b6 that I got a period recently.

  • I didn’t realize how much your kitty looks like my Domino (she died almost 5 years ago). I really hope the next steps lead to a successful transfer. Hugs to you!

  • that is the incredible thing about NaProTechnology that a woman and couple get answers to the cause of the infertility, and that in many cases it can be successfully treated… that is medicine at its best! The road of infertility is difficult and often isolating… NaProTechnology is a much better, healthier and successful approach than IVF… it is definitely less isolating. The Creighton FertilityCare System is the backbone of NaProTechnology and is used to assist in the diagnosis or reproductive disorders… additional information is on my website, where I also teach online women and couples interested in it… http://www.fertilityisnotadisease.com.

  • My doctor cancelled my first cycle because I had one follicle that was growing faster than the others. So the want me to try again after my next period. Praying that the next one works.

  • I saw a phrase the other day and I’m going to adapt it for you

    ‘If a flower bloomed every time you desired your child, you could walk in your garden forever.’

    I truly hope that your persistent hope, desire, and longing for your child will soon come to fruition. That you will be granted the desire of your hearts.

    I do have 2 children but have recently endured 2 early pregnancy losses. Your videos have provided so much: the feeling of not being alone, raw emotions and hope.

    We are all willing everything to work out. Right now you are truly blessed in so many ways and I will be thinking of you every day and willing for this embryo to sustain its life and to know your enduring love.

    I will also order your book and look forward to reading it.

  • Still on a break over here as well �� we had planned to transfer again in May but my embryos are in NY so we definitely cannot go up there right now. Really really sucks.

  • Could you actually list all the different supplements you’ve tried? I’m going down that path cuz I can’t see an RE yet cuz of covid. Well, the office says it’s closed unless you have an emergency ����‍♀️

  • Celeste i havent heard much of your story but i would like to hve a discussion with you if you could message me i was curious about mny things

  • Thanks so much Celeste for continuing to tell you story even in these most challenging times. It makes me feel less alone in this infertility struggle. I know how hard it is to hold onto hope but keep holding on. I hope so much for the arrival of your little dream soon! x

  • Just had a failed ivf. I was devastated the first day, still am of course, but I’m trying to not let myself fall into depression again. I bounced back, keep myself busy, still keep hope, and trust in God. I’m surprised at how well I’ve handled it, but I just know, I cannot lose faith and I can’t allow myself to breakdown! One day my dream will come true and I’ll have that lil baby in my arms. I’ll never stop hoping nor fighting. Rooting and hope the best for you!

  • A brave video and unsurprisingly not as many views as other videos. It is such an intrusive process to go through and such disappointment when it doesn’t work. I would recommend Jodie Day’s book, Rocking The Life Unexpected for help and suggestions for dealing with failed IVF. Thanks Nikki for this video

  • I hv 2 iui cycle,both failed..all reports of mine r normal but my husband’s count at the time of iui was 2 and 2.5 (after process ) respectively..Should we take more iui cycle?

  • I also have PCOS, and I have taken metformin for a year. Im not overweight, and personally do not believe i have IR but my doctor is also convinced. I found 1000MG didnt help, but they have since upped me to 1500mg a day, and It has actually made a difference! She was hesitant to put me on a higher dosage, as I am a normal bmi, and only 155 pounds, But i truly think the increase made a difference. Maybe an option to think about? i know its not for everyone. LOVE watching you

  • Metformin works really well for classical PCOS but looking at you I think you have sub set type 2 PCOS, which is harder to treat actually. Best of luck.

  • I was really hoping to come in here and see a BFP after your trigger shot video. I’m sorry girl. I COMPLETELY understand I too have PCOS. TTC for many years. I take metformin, Letrezol, steroids and I just did a trigger shot Friday. I had 2 growing follicles…so I’m hoping it worked. The TWW is the WORSTTTTTT!!!!

  • thanks for this… Our fail was in may, since then I just can not talk about it… I should be going again with second transfer in the next few days hopefully… Im going for my 10 days scan on thursday, so hoping We will be ready to follow with transfer soon. Its hard, really hard, but we belive it is going to happen this time;) Your boys are soooo cute <3

  • I was so upset the first time it failed,then angry the second time. The third time I do believe they had implanted as I felt very sick at certain smells from about day 8,but ended up spotting before my period started. But mentally and physically I couldn’t do it again. I have a lot of gynae pains and all the drugs had me in agony. But you are so right about keeping calm. Loving the twin journey. In fact if it had worked first or second time for you,you wouldn’t have these gorgeous boys now. Same if it had worked for me I wouldn’t have Harry. The only thing that use to make me mad was when people would say everything happens for a reason ��I wanted to punch them as all I ever wanted was to be a mummy. When I was going through it there was no social media or anyone to talk about it,very lonely and anxious at the time. But I have me cheeky monkey now and I’m so grateful for him,even if he does push my buttons at times ����. You are looking fantastic. Xx

  • The ERA has worked for me Celeste! I was pre receptive and needed an extra day of progesterone. I’m finally pregnant and 7 weeks along and crossing my fingers and toes this baby sticks! I’m feeling pretty good otherwise. I think you are making the right choice! Good luck! I don’t believe in GOD but I’m saying incantations for you and sending the best energy I can for you! Big hugs! It’s gonna happen for you!

  • Hey Kelsie! I was wondering if you would tell me who your previous and current servility doctors are/were? I am currently going through secondary infertility, and have had three failed letrozole cycles and two failed IUIs. I’m wondering if I should look into another clinic. Thanks!

  • A fantastic video. There would be so many individuals that would be wondering that why there IUI got failed. Though I never had IUI. But hopefully, this would help my friend.

  • I know you said dont ask but… you ever take more than 1000mg metformin? I hear you on the long cycles. I only had three periods in the year I was ttc. I got pregnant my first month with 1500 mg metformin. I had done 1000 mg for 4 months before that. I know you’ve been through a lot more than me and I’m sending you all the prayers, baby dust, good vibes ������

  • I did iui on 8th….now i have stomach pain……and something different feeling in my stomach……is that positive or negative symptoms

  • The journey is so hard! Especially when you don’t know how long it will take. Fellow PCOS and infertility warrior here. It took me 8 years (about 5 of that actively trying), many medicated cycles, iui and 4 IVF transfers. The ERA biopsy showed I needed a day 21 transfer instead of day 20. The first transfer after that stuck! Currently 26 weeks along. Best wishes for your journey!!

  • I have been thinking of you & have been wondering what’s next for you & Tim, Until I came across your channel infertility is something that’s never come up in my life, Now I’m very invested in your journey to baby & have never wanted something so badly for someone, Hang in there I’m So positive for you that you will get your happy ever after, Sending you lots of love from the UK ����

  • I love how patient you are. I’m going through the same thing but unfortunately we cant have a serrogate in NY. I wish you the best of luck! ��

  • I have 8 failed iui attempts..I am still not ready for ivf since it is not less invasive..am i being stubborn? Is it ok to do multiple iui attempts on natural cycle.. my husband and I are perfectly fine, dealing with unexplained fertility issue.please advise doc???

  • Hello… it’s very nice to know about your information given I am also undergoing in treatment of iui I have done 3iui nd it’s unsuccessful so what is the behind reason for this like how I can increase the chance of success.. what you suggest for this

  • I have pcod… for me 2 IUI’s failed.. for me HSG also done… hsg report is fine.. tubes are normal(open).. what is the reasons for failure..??

  • Hey. How are you doing? Thank you so much for uploading this. The doctor is so nice and so good. She explained everything so well. Glad to see that people are now considering the problems from IVF. And they are now overcoming it.

  • Thanks, doctor. For everything. For telling us all about its failures and greatness. It’s really very good. I hope everything will be alright. We must not take tension. It’s really going to be great.

  • I would advise you to make more embryos during time of waiting for the transfer. And it is really expensive process in Australia. You should have come to Ukraine or Russia, it would be cheaper. Didn’t you think about egg donor?

  • Hello. Thank you so much for this beautiful video. It was so informative. You guys are doing a splendid job here. It’s so important to make these videos. People get to learn so much. Keep up the lovely work.

  • Hello I came across your channel yesterday and my heart goes out to you. I understand wanting to have a baby with your spouse. It took my husband and I 7 years to conceive our one and only. I don’t ovulate every month. I took fertility blend for women and my husband took fertility blend for men its supplements. I pray that you conceive one day soon ��
    Ty

  • I have been following your journey for a while and I am happy to see you and Tim staying hopeful and positive.
    We just recently had a transfer and it was successful for us because we did ERA and Receptivadx biopsy tests. Our result was helpful due to pre-receptive by 5 hours from our transfer time. I truly believe this time your guys will be holding a baby by April/May 2021 if everything is on schedule. I pray for your guys. ������

  • Thank you so much. I just had my 1st ivf failed recently and i feel devasted i have blocked tubes. After watching this vidoe i feel so much better and feel positive. I just keep asking myself what did i do wrong. We will try again soon i just keep healthy and positive. Thank you again.:)

  • After 6 years of unsuccessful trying to conceive naturally I went for IVF and today I received an negative result �� And I don’t feel that it could help me to take too anyone about it. I just give it up it didn’t meant to be for me.

  • Thanks for sharing! I just stumbled on your page looking for Ava bracelet reviews. We found out last week that our IVF cycle was unsuccessful. Like you, I am taking a step back and wanted to see what my body does on its own. Thanks for your your review on Ava and Ovusense. I’ll be thinking of you guys!

  • I have a really hard time dealing with pregnancy announcement myself. It’s really hard. I’m not a good person like you, I just can’t share the happiness with them. I only feel sadness and heartbreak every time someone get pregnant. I feel like a horrible person bacause of it.

  • I know you are feeling uncertainty about what to do next, but at least you now have a plan in place. A plan in place means HOPE ❤️. Continued prayers for all of you!!

  • Thank you so much Nikki! It’s not an easy subject to talk about but really appreciate you sharing your experiences. We are about to start our third round of IVF after a miscarriage last time. �� But as you said your journey give people like me hope. You’re an inspiration love and hugs X ����

  • Hi Kelsie! We recently switched REs as well. Our new office offers and encourages acupuncture. I had never considered it as an infertility tx before. As you had said, you’ve done it all! What are your thoughts on acupuncture?

  • I am currently a gestational carrier and 3dpt. I did an ERA back in march since my IPs only have 1 embryo left. It is surprising your GC didn’t have an SHGIts pretty standard here in the US. This is our first and only transfer and my beta is on the 6th. Sending positive vibes!

  • Hello, Dr. Gupta. This is a fantastic video. Please make more of these. I have learned a lot from it. I’m sure people from poorer background value this information, a lot more. Consultation fees are sky-rocketing these days. Help people out, keep up the lovely work!

  • This video is so informative. I love your videos, but I hate metformin I’m sorry but I do I had such bad side effects. I was put on 1000 mg a day I hope it works for you. I had to stop mine years ago. Stay positive hun you’re amazing��.

  • Hello this really help me a lot after a failed IVF. Thank you for all the positive advise and kind words. Really hoping for the best and try another cycle.

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  • Tal vez no entiendas mi comentario, no hablo ni escribo bien el Inglés, pero te entiendo en tus videos y te sigo desde hace 3 años, paso por lo mismo que tu pero desde el otro lado del océano, IFV fallidas y el dolor de cada mes de tantas y tantas pruebas negativas, llevo 10 años buscando mi segundo embarazo y ha sido doloroso, frustrante, cansado, muy difícil y muy muy costoso. Tanto costoso que no puedo seguir costeando otra transferencia y es muy triste. Puedo imaginar lo que estas viviendo y solo quiero que sepas que no estas sola y te mando un gran abrazo en la distancia.

  • I found out I had pcos and nothing would help until I change my diet… I stop eating so many carbs. I switch milk to almond milk. I had 2 failed IUI and and then 2 failed IVF.. 1 miscarriage and on my 3 round IVF I finally had a successful pregnancy.never ever give up. I know what you’re going thru and I encourage you to change your diet it will help.. I did everything you can name of..also stress as much as people say don’t worry about it you do.. but try to be calm and patient god has its ways. I pray for you it will all be worth it sending some love ��

  • Keeping you, Tim, and Liv in my prayers. I so look up to you, Celeste. I have never known a more gentle, yet strong soul as you. I am blessed to know you through your story and social media. Will so earnestly be praying for your take-home baby to come in this next transfer ��

  • Hi im very sad right now.. i have a failed ivf.. yesterday heard the news..and the nurse said that my hcg level is too low.. its below 1..do you know why this happened.. we did ivf/icsi ��

  • Hey guys, sending love from Wales, UK. A friend of mine (lady in her late 30s/early 40s) has 2 children, one of them is in my daughters class. That beautiful girl was conceived after years of infertility and EIGHT failed IVF rounds. The younger child was conceived after 4 failed rounds I believe. I can completely understand if you feel like you have lost hope and I don’t feel like I could expect you to be full of hope at this stage. I myself have lost 2 pregnancies in a row and I am currently on my 4th pregnancy at 12 weeks and I’m absolutely terrified. Since I have come across your channel I have thought about you every day, and I really look forward to seeing you get your baby ❤️ your book is beautiful by the way, we will definitely be purchasing it. Sending you all the best wishes xxx

  • All the very best with future testing and transfer �� ���� you’re doing everything that you can!! Take very good care of yourselves and each other xoxo

  • Hi guys.
    I had my 3 Failed ivf cycle.I can’t explain how sad i am.we r trying since 7 years for baby.
    Please everybody pray for me God give me baby..m sooo sad.
    I think i jus need prayers.������

  • Im going through my first IVF cycle, just got my pgs results back after waiting 2 weeks and now my FET is cancelled it was set for early April �� been trying for 3 &1/2 years so get your feelings of needing a break, or getting excited about next steps just to be let down, we will get our babies ���� stay positive hun

  • It’s insane how expensive all of this is. Apart from all the psychological stress that you’re experiencing you’re faced with this enormous sum… I feel so sorry you have to go through this. I just had my fourth failed cycle and I feel your heartbreak. I know this feeling of being tired and not sure how to go on. Hoping it will all turn out well for you and all of your efforts won’t be in vain. Lots of love ❤

  • You have been on my mind so much in the past few weeks. Just like some others have posted, it’s amazing to be so invested in someone’s life that I don’t know personally. Just know there are so many of us, around the world, that are holding your hand through this, and praying and pulling for you both….because unfortunately, it’s all we really can do. My heart hurts for you and Kelsie and I want so badly for you both to be expecting your rainbow babies together (and yet so far apart).

  • Fellow PCOS Chick here! Love your videos. I feel you on the super long cycle, 87cds. The hormonal funk is real! Do you alter your diet when you are on metformin? Or do you have a pretty regular/health TTC type of meal plan you follow? I’m on metformin and cannot get my diet to a place that I don’t have the sh*ts �� are you on regular release or extended? Do you feel like there is a difference in how you feel on one vs the other?

    Much love ❤️

  • I’m so sorry that your PCOS is still causing issues. Crossing my fingers and toes and praying that you will still get to see the new RE in September.
    AFM: Hubby’s lab work that was ordered by his urologist all came back normal except for his testosterone. The urologist wants to prescribe him some medication at a higher dosage to help boost his sperm count before we try fertility treatments. We were supposed to go back next week, but due to all the COVID-19 shit that has been going on our appointment has been rescheduled for May. Now I’m praying we won’t have to reschedule again, but a lot can change in 1.5 months so it’s possible we might still be able to go. I was/am just so excited that there is something for us to try before we jumped straight to IVF or donor sperm. It just all a matter of “When can we start without COVID-19 being a threat?”

  • Who the hell dislikes this…

    Praying for you guys. I’m so sorry you have to endure this pain, and have endured it for so long.. you guys are so deserving and amazing. So so sorry. Love to you. ��

  • I went to the OB hoping they would put me on Metformin, but she didn’t not want to because my A1C was completely normal. She did put me on provera because I was on cycle day 62, she knew I wanted to get pregnant so she placed me on Letrozole. Ultimately I did get pregnant, it took three cycles. However it made me feel so sick and not myself, so I did some research and it’s a medication also used as a chemotherapy for breast cancer. After this pregnancy I definitely want to try a different approach to try to control my PCOS. Originally I thought I wanted the medication, but like you said it’s only a band-aid it does not treat the root of it.

  • Thank you for the update. My heart love and prayers are with you all. I completely understand your feelings & thought process. Praying for a positive outcome.

  • When I first had my doctor do tests,he said they were all fine. Then when I saw an RE, she looked at the old tests and said I clearly have pcos. She redid all the tests and then said “��huh. Your tests are completely normal now…I dont think you have pcos actually”. I’ve learned that my body goes literally nuts after hormone therapy of any kind. I had 28 day cycles my entire life prior to the pill, so over 10 years. Birth control for 11 months= no ovulation and crazy cycles for 14 months, letrozole = 45 day cycles for 5 months after stopping letrozole

    Not giving advice. Just saying I applaud you for getting a second opinion because I truly believe some REs just toss treatments at you and they do not try to find the reason why you’re struggling to conceive!

  • Sounds a lot more positive this time around and more controlled. Don’t worry about what day the embryos were transferred there is no right or wrong! I had day 4 embryo transfer and it was right for us. Everyone is different! Grade 4AA is amazing! I personally didn’t find out what grade our embryo was as I didn’t want to focus on that info as a previous failed Ivf I found out and it was a grade 2 C and from the very moment I found out I was negative about it!
    You have done everything in your power. Sending lots of love and strength to you xx

  • Have you heard of CCRM in Colorado? They have amazing results. I know a few people who have flown in from other states and countries and had success.

  • If you happen to be an infertile partners, please consider this guide. The results that western medicine gave me was aggravating However, my conception was a success after getting a healthy diet and considering scheduled acupuncture remedies for a couple of months. Viewing my one year old girl wandering before me makes me ecstatic. You can learn about this guide more by getting to Google. I think name of this guide is Sofia Goρazna
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  • My Miss 5 now believes you’re Dr Dolittle because you spoke to your cat and they replied. Hope that gave you a smile during this trying time. I hope you and Tim are keeping well. Thinking of you as always.

  • I’m hoping and praying for you! You are so brave. I just ordered the book and can’t wait for it. My little dream is 20 years old and watching your journey reminds me to be so grateful for him!

  • I met my husband really late in life. We both understood we shouldn’t drag out our time with children. I always understand that to conceive a child in my age is rather difficult. And after numerous failed attempts to conceive naturally we decided to see a fertility expert. The specialist suggested to try the IVF procedure. And as a result, I had 5 failed rounds of IVF. It was so difficult to get over it. My husband and I even thought about adoption. But this procedure is really long and emotionally draining in our country. I started to chat online with women who also struggle from infertility. One day one lady shared her plans about surrogacy procedure in Ukraine. I became also interested in Ukrainian surrogacy. I was surprised but the cost of this procedure was affordable for us in comparison with the price of European clinics. We made a request to the biotexcom clinic. So, now we are waiting for a reply. I hope that this clinic will help us to solve our problem. Because we are dreaming to have a little baby.

  • Just getting caught up! have you tried… �������� just kidding! “I’VE TRIED IT” making my lol! Hoping your cycle comes soon girl! Sending love!

  • Continuing to pray for you! I don’t think anyone ever prepares you for the extreme amount of patience needed to battle infertility. I always felt like it was a HUGE waiting period in between each cycle. And once you do become pregnant it’s yet another waiting period of 9 more months to meet your baby. So much waiting for such a precious gift. Try not to worry about the day 6 embryo. I’m 22 weeks pregnant with my very last embryo frozen on DAY 7! Those littles frozen on day 6 and day 7 are fighters! I’m hoping these next few months go by fast for you and you can transfer that perfect sticky little embaby before you know it ❤️

  • I happened to find your channel while trying to find videos on sonohysterograms (thanks for making it). We tried for 10 years and my specialist file is as thick as a phone book. I’ve been taking a Norwegian spruce tree extract that has a high concentration of Lignans (antioxidant) that really helps with inflammation and has really helped regulated my cycle (I have pcos). Let me know if you’d like more literature on it.

  • Hi Kelsie,
    I stumbled across your channel after my daughter lost her first baby back in October and then just watched all of your videos. I just want you to know that I’m praying for you all the time and I hope that you will get your rainbow baby someday. ������