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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.

Saturday, January 23, 2016


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.


  1. We are adding an anti-histamine protocol for autoimmune issues too! I was tested after my last miscarriage and it showed low protein S, and one RE wanted to do levonox. Then we retested and my protein S went from 56 to 75! 60 is normal. I hope this is your answer! As soon as I know, I will be posting the anti-histamine protocol :)

    1. I added it with my last transfer. Let me know what your RE says. This is what I found on the vast internet:
      - 10mg claritin/day (SP) starting 2 days before transfer
      - 20mg pepcid AM/PM (SP) starting 2 days before transfer

  2. I got pregnant naturally while taking wobenzyme a little over a year ago. So it's great for preventing blood clotting. However, I must warn you that there are contraindications for using it with lovenox and baby aspirin because it also thins the blood and my nurse advised against it as it can cause a subchorionic hematoma. I used wobenzym-N and then stopped when I started lovenox.

    1. This is good to know! Wonder if I could get by on Wobenzym alone? RE is really against me using lovenox but said she'd write a script if I really wanted her to.

  3. Regarding PGS, I am betting your remaining embryos are normal. When we did PGS,our best quality 5AA blast was abnormal and the others which were graded 5AB and 4BB were normal.

    1. I pray at least 2 of the 4 are normal! I just want one shot at least with these guys before I have to do IVF all over again.