I'm going to do an FET!

Discussion in 'General' started by jen8675309, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. jen8675309

    jen8675309 Well-Known Member

    I am more of a lurker on TS than poster many times, but I have to share this with somebody since we aren't telling our families. We plan to do a frozen embryo transfer in October! We have been contemplating doing this for a while and we have decided that now is the time! We have 5 frosty babies and they are in good quality, so we are hopeful that 2 will survive the thaw (we plan to put 2 embryos back.) My RE said there is a 15% chance of twins, so I'm willing to take the gamble (plus secretly I would love another set!). I am hoping that my period starts around 9/25-9/28 and then I'll start Estrace. I am hoping to do the transfer on 10/13! I am very anxious and excited!!
     
  2. slugrad1998

    slugrad1998 Well-Known Member

    Good luck! I hope those frosties stick well :)
     
  3. twinmom2dana

    twinmom2dana Well-Known Member

    OOOooo!! Praying for a good transfer and good report after!! Go lil Frosties :yahoo:
     
  4. Heathermomof5

    Heathermomof5 Well-Known Member

    I am so very happy for you!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! FETs are so amazing!!! Easton had been frozen for 4 years!!
     
  5. Danibell

    Danibell Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    Congratulations and GOOD LUCK!! :youcandoit:
     
  6. maybell

    maybell Well-Known Member

    congrats! I hope everything goes perfectly!! How exciting!!
     
  7. jen8675309

    jen8675309 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for all the well wishes! I have never been so ready for AF to start! :) For those of you who have done FET after your twins, did you do bedrest after transfer? If so, for how long? Also, did you do PIO shots or the vaginal insert stuff?

    Thanks again!
     
  8. Julie

    Julie Well-Known Member

    My twins are from an FET. I hope for great results for you.
     
  9. dtomecko

    dtomecko Well-Known Member

    Sounds like we'll be on almost the same schedule! I'll be one week behind. Our clinic does PIO for FET's, so I'm a little nervous about that part. Good luck and I hope everything goes smoothly for you!
     
  10. Twinrific

    Twinrific Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    Good luck Jen and Denise! I hope both your FET's go well!
     
  11. MNTwinSquared

    MNTwinSquared Well-Known Member

    Congratulations on your decision. I was just a month away from one when I got pregnant with Evan. How exciting! Good for you for making the decision to go with two.

    I never did a FET, but I would imagine that the protacol is about the same as with a fresh IVF cycle. I had 72 hours of bedrest. I did 100% shots, no creams.

    Please keep us informed!
     
  12. TwinLove

    TwinLove Well-Known Member

    Good luck!!! Sending you lots and lots of baby dust!! :Clap:
     
  13. KCMichigan

    KCMichigan Well-Known Member

    Good Luck!

    We did a FET (after fresh IVF (twinkies). My protocol was ONLY progesterone cream- no PIO. But we did a 'natural' FET with no BC or anything- just monitoring for timing.

    My FET did not make it to transfer due to embies not surviving the thaw, but I did all the prep work before hand! We only had 2 embies to work with-- with 5 you have no worries! They said it was really rare for neither to survive the thawing process. We were just that small statistical percentage. Also our embies were before the flash freezing technique they use now. The freezing from about 2007 onward is much better than it was!
     
  14. jen8675309

    jen8675309 Well-Known Member

    Thanks all! The only meds I will be on will be Estrace 2 mg twice a day when my period starts and then I'll start progesterone 3 days before my transfer. She told me to take baby aspirin and prenatal vitamins and that's it! I guess I'm on a medicated cycle because of the Estrace? I really don't know much about this. My periods are pretty regular at 30-34 day cycles, so maybe that's why I'm not on any other meds?
     
  15. dtomecko

    dtomecko Well-Known Member


    This sounds exactly like my instructions, except for the baby asprin.
     
  16. jen8675309

    jen8675309 Well-Known Member

    Denise, have you done an FET before, or is this your first? I got PG with the girls on my first IVF- both embryos stuck! :) I'm hoping to have equal success with the FET! Good luck to you!!
     
  17. Heathermomof5

    Heathermomof5 Well-Known Member

    Easton is my FET baby- i laid around the day of the FET but no bed rest. I also did PIO injections until 10 weeks and i took progesterone capsules by mouth for a while after that -I don't remember exactly how long and I took a baby aspirin until 30 weeks. They told us that our embryos were probably boys because they were slow growers after the thaw!! We transferred 2 and got one sweet Easton boy!!!
     
  18. dtomecko

    dtomecko Well-Known Member

    Thanks! This will be my first FET as well. I also got pregnant the first try and both embryos stuck. We have 2 frozen embryos. I'm kind of anxious waiting to find out if we'll be adding 1 or 2 more kids to our family, or if is complete as it is. I've been wondering the last 3+ years, so only a couple more months to go before I find out.

    Keep us posted with how it's going!
     
  19. jen8675309

    jen8675309 Well-Known Member

    AF decided to start today! It's funny to be so excited to start my period!!! So, today I start Estrace and I go to the RE on Wednesday afternoon for an ultrasound. I go back again for another ultrasound to check the thickness of my uterus on day 13 (10/8), so I'm right on track for a 10/13 embryo transfer! [​IMG]

    Denise, how are things going for you? What stage of the process are you in now?
     
  20. dtomecko

    dtomecko Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear things are moving along! Good luck!

    I'm still on the pill, so my period will start in about 10 days. I just called the clinic today to get my prescriptions filled. I was told to start the estrace on day 1 of my cycle and to call the next day to set up my ultrasound. I believe I'd start the progesterone injections around day 13, if everything is on track at the ultrasound. Still not looking forward to those!
     
  21. j-squared

    j-squared Well-Known Member

    Good luck on your FETs! I got pregnant with one baby on my first fresh IVF (transferred 2) and am now expecting twins from our first FET (transferred 2).
     
  22. MNTwinSquared

    MNTwinSquared Well-Known Member

    Wow! Congratulations!! :) and Welcome to Twinstuff! :D
     
  23. jen8675309

    jen8675309 Well-Known Member

    I go in for my ultrasound tomorrow morning to check the thickness of my lining and bloodwork. I'm hoping everything is good and I can start PIO shots Sunday and go in for my transfer on Wednesday! (A day earlier than I previous thought!) I started acupuncture yesterday and had a massage on Wednesday. I am getting really excited and anxious! [​IMG]
     
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  24. j-squared

    j-squared Well-Known Member

    Good luck, Jen! I hope your lining is nice and fluffy today!

    Thanks, Jackie: Whenever I see your username, I smile. I am an identical twin also and my initials are JIC and my sister's are JAC! :)
     
  25. jen8675309

    jen8675309 Well-Known Member

    Went for my appointment this morning and my lining is too thin (it's not terrible- between 7 and 8). They increased my estrogen and I go back Tuesday for another ultrasound and blood work. Hopefully I can do my transfer on Friday!!
     
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