My IVF Protocol

I finally know what my IVF protocol is. I got a call today from the IVF coordinators at the doctor's office. I start birth control pills tomorrow (today was Day 1 as AF has finally completely arrived) and will stop the BCPs on July 2nd. After that I'm told I should get a light period a few days after I stop them. Can I tell you how happy I am to know I'll probably have AF for the Fourth of July? Total sarcasm here....

I have to call them on day 1 when I get that and they'll have me come in for a baseline ultrasound and bloodwork on day 2. I'll be starting Bravelle and something else that will suppress the ovulation surge a few days later. BTW, my RE doesn't use Lupron anymore for suppression. He used to. I don't know when he stopped, but they told me he did. When we did IVF before several years ago with him, I was on Lupron for suppression. I'll then be monitored for egg retrieval and then fertilization and transfer. So it looks like I'll be starting my IVF cycle around the Fourth of July weekend. Woo hoo!

Wish me lots of luck!!!!

Comments

sky girl said…
Luck!!!!!
Beth said…
I am sssssssoooooo excited for you!!! Fingers crossed :)
The Town Criers said…
I'm sending tons of luck!
Heather said…
YAY! Lots of Good Luck coming from Arkansas!
Trace said…
I hear you. I start Lupron next week, and then I have my baseline ultrasound on July 7th. Yup, I'll be doing all this during prime summer party time. Ah, well, I don't know that I could set anxiety aside and put it off until September.
Martha said…
Yeah! Let's get the party started, Best of Luck and Fingers crossed for a BFP this cycle!
Kate said…
Good luck!
Michelle Smiles said…
Lots of luck!
Lynda said…
Hi Heather,

I've just been catching up on your posts. I like your new-look blog and your new committment to blogging daily! Phoebe is gorgeous - love the "unanimated" and pirate pic of her. Lots and lots of luck for IVF! Also thanks for all the recent comments on my blog.x
DC said…
This is SO exciting!! Good luck!!! :)
Wishing you tons of luck! Hoping it all comes together to bring you home a bundle of joy :-)

Keep up the good eating habits...I think all of that plays part! And thanks for sharing the tofu recipe...I plan to make it sometime soon.

-Faith
S said…
Good luck! Very excited for you!

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