IVF #3: Ultrasound Results

I swear, 2014 has been a complete arsehole. I am SO over this year, and I can't wait for it to be done. Dusted. Outta here.

We had a scan today. I have 7 measurable follicles, and a total of 13 smaller ones -- so a decent response so far. I was really happy with everything, and my lining was a thick & juicy 15mm. All was good. I was happy and positive.

Oh, until we got to the part where I'm probably going to have to freeze all of my embryos, because my progesterone is too high.

Wait, what?

Yep. My clinic has a policy of no fresh transfers when the progesterone is >5. Mine is 4.4 and it's only CD9, and still a good few more days of stimming drugs ahead of me.

I'm furious.

I was so preoccupied with worrying about having a poor ovarian response to the stim drugs, I never even considered progesterone would be a problem. I mean, shouldn't that be a GOOD thing? I was so hoping for a fresh transfer, since the only successful pregnancy we've had has been off one of those. And a freeze all means a) potentially losing lots of embryos that aren't suitable to freeze, and b) WAITING EVEN LONGER TO TRANSFER THEM. Because of the holiday season, we'll miss out on this year.

The thing I was most scared of, is happening. We're closer and closer to our baby's due date - March 5th.. & we're still not pregnant.

I'm just exhausted.

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A. said...

The same thing happened to me with our third fresh cycle. It was disappointing and frustrating, especially because it was definitely not on the list of problems I was anticipating and seemed to blindside us from nowhere. We did end up transferring one of the embryos fresh and then freezing the rest. I think transferring that one was not necessarily a good choice, though...my hormones stayed wonky the rest of the cycle after that and the fresh transfer resulted in a chemical pregnancy. Really sorry this happened to you and sending lots of good vibes that a successful FET will result from this cycle.

Kato Potato said...

Argh, that does sound simply exhausting. It's incredible how much luck really plays a role in all this hard, hard work. Maybe 2015 is the year??

Liz said...

I don't remember my progesterone levels being checked while stimming. I'm so sorry that you have this worry. Are you taking ganirelix or something like that? I hope the number stays the same or decreases. You never know! Thinking of you.

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