Things I'm thinking about....
Will freezing my embryos - twice - hurt them?
Love this official study that proves the answer is NO! "Although it is unconventional to thaw/warm, biopsy, revitrify and rewarm blastocysts for cryopreserved embryo transfer, the results indicate that outcomes are not compromised."
What can I do to overcome my autoimmune issues for the next transfer?
I read this interesting article about wobenzym N. "Wobenzym N was shown in this study to greatly reduce the incidence of miscarriage in women with immunological response to pregnancy resulting in miscarriage." So I'll do that and add back in baby aspirin. I also got my RE to agree to allow me to use lovenox but she's being dodgy about writing me a script for it. I need to her to get on that since it needs prior auth with my insurance (gag me). I wonder if I can get my endocrinologist to write an Rx for it since most of what I read it's because of my hashimoto's and/or MTHFR that I would need it anyways.
I keep googling to see the percentage of normal embryos for a 33 year old (age I was when they were conceived).
It seems like 60-70% of my embryos are normal. That is 2.4 to 2.8 normal embryos of the 4. Though, the 4 to be tested were my "worst" 4 of the 8 blasts I originally had. I pray at least 2 are normal.
- Lauree and Mike
- After an 8 year battle with infertility and countless struggles, our family is finally complete. This blog chronicles the journey it took for us to start and build the family we always wanted. Background on the blog (started in 2012, just days before I found out the embryo transfer for our son worked).... I decided to start a blog after realizing I have only been able to make it through my TWW's (two week waits) with the help of Google and with the openness of other women suffering from infertility sharing their own stories and giving others hope. I have time and time again found my exact symptoms on other women's blogs and felt an overwhelming sense of calmness they provided me. I thought it was time to pay it forward and hopefully provide this same thing to other women on their own journeys.