IVF: Part 3

PART THREE: Woohoo! I just got the okay to start stims! Tonight I will go back to taking Lupron once a day, and decrease to 10 units nightly. I will also begin 300 units of Gonal-f nightly. Here are some details on Gonal-f:

GONAL-f contains follitropin alfa, which is similar to follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) found naturally in humans.

GONAL-f belongs to a class of hormones called gonadotrophins. FSH is necessary in the growth and development of egg cells (follicles) in women and sperm production in men.

GONAL-f can be used to bring about the development of follicles in women who are not ovulating and who have not responded to treatment with clomiphene citrate.

GONAL-f is also used to stimulate the development of several follicles in women undergoing assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

Next up: Very frequent visits to the RE, starting with my next appointment on Friday, 1/15. I have acupuncture tomorrow night to help make me grow good, strong, healthy eggies! Ready, set, grow!

I’m squealing with excitement! Yaaaaaaay!

6 responses to “IVF: Part 3

  1. Julie

    Woohoo… this is the exciting part!

    Finally, after all those weeks of waiting you can now start to see the “fruits of your labor”! The countdown is on now! (-:

  2. Good luck!!! You have a great attitude going in I hope that helps! Grow some eggs! 🙂

  3. OMG…I can practically feel you preggo already…you’re so so so close!!!!!!

  4. Yeah!!! I’m right behind you girl starting IVF#4 here soon. Here’s to us being mommies in 2010, its our year!!!

  5. A

    I can’t wait to move you to my “Baby Bump” section! Have fun with the stims! You know, “fun”…. Keep us posted!!

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After nearly 3 years of TTC and the help of ART, we got pregnant on our 5th IVF/FET transfer after IVF #2. Our beautiful fraternal twin boys were born on 7/15/11 at 37w0d.

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