Progynova & SET's

Right, back to reality.

We have an ultrasound booked for this coming Monday to check on the dodgy ovarian cyst that appeared during my cancelled FET last month. If it's clear (please, please, please let it be clear) I'm hopefully going to get off the birth control, have a bleed, and get going on a new FET.

The plan this time is to try a non-ovulatory cycle, since I have such a shady history of ovulation - drugs or not. We'll start with Progynova (E2) tablets, and then add in a huge amount of progesterone to thicken up the lining, before hopefully transferring an embryo when conditions look optimal.

It all sounds really simple in theory - but of course, it depends on how my body responds to these medications as well. And we won't even be able to begin this course of treatment if the cyst hasn't disappeared, so again, we're stuck in limbo for a little while longer.

Speaking of transfers..

I have always been adamant about doing Single Embryo Transfers. I mean, it took a few cycles, but it worked for Georgia (a 5-day blastocyst) and it also worked for the two miscarriage cycles. That said, we have a few frosties in the freezer at the moment, and so I emailed my FS asking if she'd consider granting us approval for a Double Embryo Transfer during one of our upcoming FET's.

She shot that down FAST. She thinks I have a good chance of getting pregnant again off a SET, and that the risk of multiples is too high - so my track record for getting pregnant is holding me back, despite the fact that 2/3 of those pregnancies have miscarried. She also indicated that my PCOS would mean I'd be at risk for GD in future pregnancies, so adding multiples to that equation wouldn't be ideal.

I have to say, I have mixed feelings about her response. I suppose it reinforces my idea of SET's being the way to go - but a part of me is sad that they won't even give me the choice to do a DET, especially if the embryos can't be re-frozen for whatever reason. Ah well, out of my hands now, I guess. I am struggling to see myself getting pregnant at all lately, but time will tell what this batch of frozen embryos has in store for us. At this rate, it'd be nice to just get to a transfer!

Fingers crossed for some good news on Monday. :)


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11 comments:

Non Sequitur Chica said...

Fingers crossed for you on Monday! I'm glad you got a straight answer from your dr about a SET vs DET and it sounds logical.

Sarah Loomes said...

Good luck monday, hope it all goes well!

Emilie said...

Will be thinking of you on Sunday (your Monday!) and hoping for the best.

Just T said...

It is hard and especially when decisions about your body are taken out of your hands and decided by someone else. I do think she has a very good point though.

I had PCOS and developed GD with my twins and they were delivered at 30 weeks. There definitely challenges with multiple pregnancies, not all, but some.

I have my fingers crossed this next transfer is the sticky one.

Viv said...

Fingers crossed all goes well! I can understand it must be frustrating but I am sure your doctor is just advising what's best for you!

K said...

good thoughts from here too!

Donna said...

It sounds like there have been so many steps and challenges in your journey- wishing you all the best for this cycle.

Molly @ The Modern Belly said...

It's almost Monday - keeping my fingers crossed for you and hoping for good news!

Heather said...

Ah I am so sorry about the losses you have gone through. Hoping and praying that your baby will come.

ADSchill said...

I think your doctor is right. You have a good track record of pregnancy through IVF and transferring two probably wouldn't increase your odds of maintaining a pregnancy, only of having twins. It sounds nice, but a multiples pregnancy is so stressful. I will hope you have luck in this next cycle.

ADSchill said...

I think your doctor is right. You have a good track record of pregnancy through IVF and transferring two probably wouldn't increase your odds of maintaining a pregnancy, only of having twins. It sounds nice, but a multiples pregnancy is so stressful. I will hope you have luck in this next cycle.





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