I'm 5 weeks and 2 days into pregnancy after a frozen embryo
I'm 5 weeks and 2 days into pregnancy after a frozen embryo transfer. Everything seemed to be going fine - beta hcg was increasing and had symptoms of pregnancy. Then Wednesday night - when I was 5 weeks and had just had my second beta and was told all was good earlier that day- I experienced bad cramping and bright red bleeding, including a clot. Went for an internal ultrasound on Thursday morning and the gestational sac was still present and we could even see the yolk sac. I was told it was a threatened miscarriage but at this point it was possible it was still fine.The cramping has stopped and the bleeding has changed to just brownish discharge (still with some small clots). I have another ultrasound scheduled for next week. What is the chance that this pregnancy is still viable?
We have frozen embryos to be implanted into a surrogate.
We have frozen embryos to be implanted into a surrogate. Once we find a surrogate, what is the procedure that she has to go through to implant one of the frozen embryos into her? Is it done surgically or as simple insertion? Does she need any hormone treatments or medications to increase the chances of the embryo taking? Does she need any blood tests to find out when is the best time to implant the embryo?
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I had two miscarriages -- first one in Jul 2014 and
Hello,I had two miscarriages -- first one in Jul 2014 and second one in Nov 2014. After these miscarriages I started taking infertility treatment (IVF / PGD).As part of the tests that I was asked to take -- I was diagnosed with elevated Cardiolipin levels in Jan 2015 and my fertility specialist asked me to repeat the test. A repeat test done in Feb 2015 did confirm a diagnosis of ‘Anti-phospholipid antibody' syndrome.My fertility specialist suggested taking Lovenox for at least the first three months of pregnancy. This instruction was given in 2015. However the FET transfer that I did in 2015 failed, and I never got pregnant in 2015.Recently, I had a 5 day blastocyst transferred (FET) on April 1st 2016. The bHCG blood tests done on April 11th and April 13th have confirmed my pregnancy. I am currently 4 weeks 3 days pregnant. I reminded my clinic regarding high Cardiolipin levels and the nurse has advised me to take Lovenox injection daily starting tonight.Does this sound ok to you? Is it safe to start Lovenox now?Also, would the blood test taken last year would be considered valid, or do I have to repeat the blood test before taking Lovenox.Do you have any other thoughts around this?Thanks.
I had a day 5 blastocyst embryo transfer four days ago. Due
Hi Dr,I had a day 5 blastocyst embryo transfer four days ago. Due to the anxiety of this transfer working I have had a very hard time sleeping at night. Because I have been so desperate to sleep, in the last four days I have taken 1 Valium (5mg) and also a 3mg melatonin tablet as well as a couple of paracetamol. I'm starting to worry now that the medication I have taken over the last few nights may impact negatively on the embryo implanting? Is that something to worry about?
I had an embryo transfer this afternoon with one perfect
I had an embryo transfer this afternoon with one perfect hatching blast. Tonight I was feeling cold in my hotel room while watching tv, so for some crazy reason, I put on my down jacket. However, I fell asleep and woke up a couple of hours later sweating. Now I am fearful that I have destroyed the embryo by raising my core temp.
My wife is going to the IVF procedure in the coming days.
Hi, my wife is going to the IVF procedure in the coming days. We are staying a hotel that only has stairs, is that bad for my wife seeing that she will be going up and down the stairs after the procedure? Does it even matter?
I have done IVF 2 days ago. 1) Doctor prescribed me Cyclogest
I have done IVF 2 days ago.1) Doctor prescribed me Cyclogest pessaries as vaginal use for support of progesterone. Tell me please, using it vaginally will it not prevent inputting and implantation of embryos? Can it still be used vaginally after inputting of embryos on the 3rd day?2) My stomach feels very swollen now and it pains when i move. It feels as if it is full of air. Is this normal on the second day after IVF? Is this caused by medicine or IVF procedure itself?3) When is it better to input embryos – on 3rd day or on 5th day?
Past year I have been struggling with unexplained secondary
For the past year I have been struggling with unexplained secondary infertility. I am prone to depression and anxiety and this problem made it much worse. After a number of failed IUIs I had a nervous breakdown and was prescribed valium for occasional "as needed" use, which helped me function and not just cry and worry all day. I am now going through IVF and I am literally a nervous wreck. Since I was told I could take valium until the day of transfer, I took it at particularily stressful moments and when I could not sleep. The cycle was not going so well there were various problems such as slow follicle grow, poor uterine lining etc. I would not have been able to go through this if I did not take 10 mg vallium every now and then. My embryo transfer is scheduled for tomorrow and I do not plan to take vallium anymore until the pregnancy test. HOWEVER I now read that vallium has this very long half life (up to 200 hours for people who took it regularily for some time). So I am now freaking out that the valium I took during this cycle will harm my baby in case I get pregnant. I had my last pill yesterday and will not take any more. Did I put my potential child at risk?P.S I have some good embryos so I am hopeful