Thursday, June 5, 2014

July Cycle: We Are Ready :)

I had my appointment with my new doctor yesterday afternoon. I am not going to a new clinic, I just had to decide on a new doctor because my old one left while we were on our break. I am happy with my decision to go with Dr. Jain. He is very nice and seems down to Earth and just plain genuine.

He was very pleased to hear that I have dropped some weight. He said that that should help. He told me that he had a patient who had a BMI of like 50 and they took a year off of treatments and she lost 150 pounds. They recently had an FET and he just found out the other day that they are pregnant. He said that the stories aren't comparable because she was very overweight, but it was nice to hear about a positive outcome from someone making themselves a healthier person.

He also explained why the last 4 embryos may not have taken. An ideal blastocyst has 46 chromosomes...23 each from the sperm and the egg. The wrong chromosome count reduces the odds of implantation. He said that this isn't something that they can tell under a microscope. They have no idea how many chromosomes the blastocysts have. He said that everything looks good and that it is only a matter of time before I get pregnant.

I asked him his thoughts on transferring 3 embryos next time since my last doctor, Dr. Rodgers, had told me that if the FET did not result in a pregnancy then we could transfer 3. He is ok with doing that. He just warned me that we have a higher chance of multiples..especially twins. I told him that we are ok with that. So, we are all set for the July fresh IVF cycle. We don't have to make a decision about the amount to transfer until the day of the transfer. He said that if the blastocycsts are beautiful then we may make the decision to just transfer 2. However, the last 4 blastocycsts were grades 3-4 and didn't take, so I think we are sticking with transferring 3.

Oh yeah...and I know that I said that we wouldn't start back until August or September, but my husband and I are tired of waiting and if we get pregnant in July then I would be pregnant at the end of the school year and can take maternity leave that will go into summer break next year. We also found out that Mexico won't be happening next year (probably March 2016), so we are ok to be pregnant and almost due this coming March.

I also asked Dr. Jain about me running a 5k on August 2nd. It'll be about a week after the transfer. He said that I should be fine as long as my body is used to running that much. He said that it isn't good to go from not running to running the entire 5k. I told him that it is a fun run and that I can even walk some of it. He said that I should be fine and that it'll give me something to do during the awful 2WW. Then I talked about this with my husband and he said that he prefers that I don't do anything to jeoparize the possibility of becoming pregnant. I also thought about the fact that it is one of those runs where they spray you with different colors. I'm not sure I want to inhale those chemicals. It might be too early to affect anything, but I don't want to take any chances. With that being said I need to see if I can get rid of 2 tickets to the Graffiti Run 5k in Chicago.
 

10 comments:

Amie said...

Glad to hear you are jumping back in! Everything here sounds positive so I can't wait to hear how it all goes :) Maybe we'll get our pregnancies this summer!!

JoJo said...

I'm glad u like ur new Dr. Hoping this upcoming cycle brings u success.

shay said...

Glad to hear you have a solid plan in place! Hoping this works!

holly said...

I did the colorfoam run when I was in my 2ww AND played a rough indoor soccer game. But I totally understand your concerns!! I hope all goes well in July!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Good luck on your July cycle! I can't believe you're going to run a 5k after transfer. I'd be too paranoid. LOL

Caroline said...

Glad you have a plan in place!!!

Danielle said...

I'll be doing a July transfer as well. This is my first IVF cycle. I just started birth control a few weeks ago. Good luck to you!

Mr. Thompson and Me said...

Good plan! Yay. Loads of encouragement and love coming your way!

Ashley Sanderson said...

So excited for you and I think it's a smart choice to not do the fun run. If for some reason the transfer didn't work, it would be hard to not blame yourself for doing the run. BUT this time it's going to work and you are going to take it easy until you get that positive test :) Yay yay yay!

The Run Away Stork said...

So happy to hear you guys are ready to try again! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and hopeful for a successful cycle!