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Our Conceiving Journey

March, 2012

More Waiting and Waiting

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 I spoke to RMA today on what the next steps are for the 2nd round of IVF.  The first step is to go back on the birth control pill for one month.  Since I had my menstrual cycle about two weeks ago I have to wait until I start the next [...]

 

Genetic Testing Results – Abnormal

Monday, March 19, 2012 I received a call this morning from Dr Arredondo at RMA.  The genetic testing results came back abnormal.  The embryo was a male with Trisomy 9 = 47,XY,+9.  If the embryo were to be transferred into my uterus the chances of survival are slim to none.  If the embryo did make [...]

 

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Estradiol

Friday, March 16, 2012 I have been taking the Estradiol pills for the last several days.  The Estrace (estradiol) is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries.  This pill is suppose to get my body ready for the embryo transfer.  I take the Estradiol three times a day and sometimes [...]

 

How Many Embryos Survived

Monday, March 5, 2012 I received a call today from Tony at RMA.  Unfortunately only one embryo made it to day five.  That embryo’s cells were sent off for genetic testing.  It takes about two to three weeks to get the results back from the genetic testing. All weekend I subconsciously had a fear that [...]

 

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Day 5 After Egg Retrieval

Friday, March 2, 2012 I am actually feeling like myself again today.  It only took five days to stop cramping, having twinges and pulls in my stomach.  Also my breasts are still very tender they almost feel bruised. Here is the update. Four eggs were fertilized The four eggs have started turning into embryos Not [...]

 

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