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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Baseline all clear

Not much new to report.  I had my baseline u/s on Monday.  All was quite in ovary world.  I was given the green light to start Follistim on Tuesday (CD3) at 100IU.  Based on my response to previous FSH cycles I am guessing that I will stim for about 11 days before triggering.

I believe once we trigger we will begin progesterone supplementation and put 2 embryos back in 7 days later.   From what I gather (and trust me there isn't much information available on the web on this protocol) 7 days is when a normal fertilized egg would reach the uterus for implantation. I have learned through the IVF process that your body never does what it is supposed to...but on paper if all goes well I am guessing my transfer will be on January 17 or 18.

I feel like I am out here in uncharted territory with this protocol.  I can't find any information on it and very few people on the message boards seem to have done it this way.  Logically, I would think this would yield a better success rate since my body is actually going to ovulate and hence form a corpus luteum that would create it's hormones.  I just wish there was more info available to read.  Maybe it's a good thing that there isn't so I can't obsess.

That's about all that is new!  Hope everyone has a fabulous NYE!  Be safe!


  1. I have never heard of this FET protocol before either, but it sounds logical that it would be easy for your body to respond well!! I will be praying that God has a beautiful little one in store for you this time :)

  2. I don't know why I thought you were doing a fresh cycle this time, but if it's a FET it sounds like it makes good sense that it would take of your lining trouble. This is exciting! And I'm loving that your doctor is thinking outside the box and doing a protocol that specifically meets your needs. I agree it's good that there's not a lot of info out there on this protocol - it could increase your insanity:-) Good luck girl!! 2010 is your year!!!

  3. I'm so excited that you're about to get started!! I hope this cycle goes beautifully and you get to transfer your 2 little embabies right on schedule!

  4. Wow! I too have never head of this protocol before. But, it sounds well planned. Your ET will be here before you know it! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  5. Happy new Year! Good luck with your new cycle!