Thanks for all of your tips! I had a great convo with one of the nurses and am so excited!
On 1/16 I have my baseline ultrasound and injections class. If all is well at my baseline, I’ll start injections that evening. Eeep!
For now, I’m going on a blended protocol of 225 units of Bravelle and 150 units of Menopur for 9-12 days. The dosages may be changed depending on my antral follicle count.
I’ll start my antagonist (Centrocide because my clinic was able to snatch 5 samples for me!) 5-7 days after starting the injections and trigger whenever my body is ready!
She’s anticipating ER between 1/27 – 1/29 and I’m probably going to insist on only transferring Day 5 embryo(s). Hubster is going to look into that. The nurse said they are totally fine with that, if that’s what we want. Just gotta make sure we’re willing to risk not transferring if none make it to 5 days. What do you think?
Progesterone supplements starts at ER and goes through 10 weeks of pregnancy. I choose shots or vag/oral and I’m thinking shots after hearing all your vag suppositories horror stories.
I was planning on doing all of my monitoring here in NorCal, but now I’m thinking about staying in San Diego for the 3+ weeks. It depends on work though. I’m also going to see if I can telecommute for at least a few days so I can minimize the amount of time off I’ll be taking. But we’ll see.
What else? Oh the embryologist will call with daily updates so we know how any embie(s) we may get are progressing. I love that!
Oh and we’ll be in constant contact about my stims and we’ll be included in all decisions. Probably all standard practice, but I still likey. A lot.
And the best news? They don’t prescribe bedrest and will let me decide if I’m up for running. Just no yoga.
So, all you IVF vets, what do you think? I feel super naive right now.