IVF Cycle #2 Protocol

Dec. 30, 2013 - BFN from cycle 1
Jan. 2nd - Period Starts
Jan. 3rd - WTF appointment with RE.  Decide to move forward with IVF Cycle #2 with a more aggressive protocol.
Jan. 5th - start birth control and baby aspirin
Jan. 15th - Start 10 units of Lupron in AM along with Dexamethasone steriod and prenatal vitamins
Jan. 19th - last birth control decrease lupron to 5 units
Jan. 22nd - Baseline E2 blood work - normal
Jan. 23rd - switch from Lupron to Ganirelix (125mcg) - period started
Jan. 24th - Add in E2V (Delestrogen) intermuscular shots every 3rd day
Jan. 26th - Start E2V suppositories in PM
Jan. 27th - Begin STIM - Follistim 600 units in PM
Jan. 29th - Drop Follistim to 375 units and add Menopur
Feb. 3rd - Ultrasound and E2 blood work - 18 Follicles!!
Feb. 4th - 2nd Ultrasound - Follices all around 15mm
Feb. 5th - Trigger at 10:30pm
Feb. 6th - Retrieval - 12 eggs, 10 mature
Feb. 7th - Fertilization report - 6 eggs fertilized normally - Day 3 transfer scheduled
Feb. 9th - Transfer day - (2) 7 cell (1 grade 2, 1 grade 3) (1) 9 cell grade 2, (1) 3 cell, (1) 4 cell, and (1) 12 cell embryo.  We decide to transfer the (2) 7 cells and the 9 cell knowing that the grade 3 7 cell embryo has a very low chance of implantation due to fragmentation.  The hope is that it will help the other two.

~*~*~*~2 week wait~*~*~*~*~*
BFP

Feb. 19th - Beta #1 - 12
Feb. 21st Beta #2 -  59
Feb. 25th Beta #3 - 177

7 week ultrasound March 14th - no heartbeat






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