IVF/ICSI Support Group


towkayneo

Well-Known Member
Hey girls,
So Aunt Flo visited me after 67days after my last unsuccessful IVF.
This is the longest I have missed my period.
I had spotting around the 30th day. Took a test around 35th day but not pregnant.
I have been taking my basal temperature since my last cycle and prior to this flow; for two weeks my basal temperature had been on a high side (35.5•c - 36.8•c) which I thought, “Hey, maybe I’m getting pregnant naturally?”.
I had symptoms like sore boobs, bloated and fatigue but this morning my temperature dropped to 36.2•c and my flow started.

- Should I still take a pregnancy test? I don’t have the test at home currently. Any advice?

- That two weeks of high, does it mean that my egg have been fertilised but failed to implant? Anyone knows?

Feeling a tiny little bit shitty with the cramps and waste of time. Haha.
I would think the system is out of whack from the medications.
 

Dreamscometrue

Well-Known Member
What I suggest is, up your protein, cut down on your sugar and carbs.

Study your past cycles - if the failed cycles are mainly fresh and of day 2/3, you can suggest to your doc that you want to do frozen with a blasto (if possible). Studies have shown that blastos have a higher chance of implantation and survival. https://academic.oup.com/humrep/article/20/11/3198/2913825

Stay positive and keep trying. If you try, you have a chance, if you don't try, you don't have a chance. We have been there, done that. Just keep trying and do some changes every now and then, you will get the right formula.

Good luck
Hi! Are u back to try for no.4?
 

Dreamscometrue

Well-Known Member
Feeling defeated. Did my 5th fresh and today is blood test day. Hcg is negative.
After so many rounds, I am no longer as optimistic as I just started out to be. This retrieval was my worse with only 5 eggs, 3 mature and 1 fertilized.

A lot of people I have seen on the forum has since graduated and I am still right where I started. No longer have the courage to try but maybe when I feel ready again I will go for my last frozen egg.

I probably will plan for a life with no kids but it’s still a bitter pill to swallow after all the tcm, acupuncture and supplements.
Totally understand how you feel after my repeated failures previously.

Each festive season will feel even worse when see kids of friends and family members running around.

No words from anyone can comfort us.. Only ourselves can decide how we want to continue from here.

Whatever your decision is, u need to tell yourself you have tried your best!
 

Cmf

Member
Feeling defeated. Did my 5th fresh and today is blood test day. Hcg is negative.
After so many rounds, I am no longer as optimistic as I just started out to be. This retrieval was my worse with only 5 eggs, 3 mature and 1 fertilized.

A lot of people I have seen on the forum has since graduated and I am still right where I started. No longer have the courage to try but maybe when I feel ready again I will go for my last frozen egg.

I probably will plan for a life with no kids but it’s still a bitter pill to swallow after all the tcm, acupuncture and supplements.
Hi.
Just want to show some support for you. Like you, I once feel defeated, devastated n disappointed. My hubby n I also make plan n prepare if we don't have kids in our life after going through so much. But both of us love kids, so nothing is going to stop us, we decided why not give our loves to those children that need help. So we are officially Foster parents, although we still received comments like they r not our biological children, they will returned to their natural parents blah blah. But they will never know that the loves, trust you receive from the Foster child is so heart-warming, never in my life I can feel such love and you can be so important in someone heart.. I'm not asking anyone to be a Foster parents, I just want to said we still can make other plan in our life and still pursuing our hope to see our rainbow. Don't give up
 
If you want to have a glimpse at the answer, you can try HPT. Not 100% accurate, but more or less there. Good luck
I think I will wait till BT date to find out. I started spotting yesterday, light to dark brownish kind. Little bit of cramp that’s all. Hoping that it won’t turn into AF.. 3 more days till BT.. so near yet so far.
 

towkayneo

Well-Known Member
Hi.
Just want to show some support for you. Like you, I once feel defeated, devastated n disappointed. My hubby n I also make plan n prepare if we don't have kids in our life after going through so much. But both of us love kids, so nothing is going to stop us, we decided why not give our loves to those children that need help. So we are officially Foster parents, although we still received comments like they r not our biological children, they will returned to their natural parents blah blah. But they will never know that the loves, trust you receive from the Foster child is so heart-warming, never in my life I can feel such love and you can be so important in someone heart.. I'm not asking anyone to be a Foster parents, I just want to said we still can make other plan in our life and still pursuing our hope to see our rainbow. Don't give up
Salute! Is the process to apply being foster parents long and tedious? Is there by any chance of adopting a foster kid whom you really really want to have?
 

Cmf

Member
Salute! Is the process to apply being foster parents long and tedious? Is there by any chance of adopting a foster kid whom you really really want to have?
Hi!
The whole process took about less than a year. Have to go through interviews, medical checkup, all the paperwork process, n attend courses. I'm not sure about the adopting of Foster kid cos I'm still new to this new status. There might be chances to adopt the Foster kid, but must depend on the situation on their natural parents too. I have met one Foster kid, he was fostered since he was 2 year old, now he already 14 n still under Foster care as their natural parents not willing to give up adoption, but still natural parents not able to take care of the own. But it all depends on the situation.
 

MamiMeow

New Member
Hi Ladies,

I’m currently in my 2ww since last Friday (11 Dec) from a FET cycle. It was my only FE left after my 2nd fresh cycle in April’20. It’s a C grade blastocyst but I believe the genes are more important cos though I managed to get pregnant during the fresh cycle with a B grade blastocyst, it ended up in a MC at 7 weeks. Seemed like it is getting more difficult than the first fresh cycle when I managed to conceive on the first round and gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

So now it’s about 7dp the FET but no obvious symptoms at all. No spotting or cramps.. I wonder if anyone had such experience before, whether is it normal. Cos the last fresh cycle, I had spotting since day 6 till even after BT.. This time round it just feel totally normal, no discomfort at all.

Sometimes I think I am so paranoid.. like the last round when I had spotting, I worried, now when there is nothing I also worried.. lol..

My BT is on 24 Dec next week at Kkh.
Hi littlemissjasmine

It seem like im going thru same experience as u with no symptoms like cramps, sore breasts etc. But i do have weird pale yellow/ white discharge everytime after i insert crinone. Sometimes my discharge will have abit and little one tiny dit of brown tint. I do not have such discharge during my fresh transfer.

Today is my my 8dpt5dt FET. My BETA will be on 4th Jan. I failed my 5dt fresh last oct. May i know whats your BETA result?
 

MrsPang

New Member
i am keen to know too.. same here..starting medicated FET soon..waiting for AF.

medication of mediated FET starts on D2 or D3 ?
Hi, in case you haven't already started. I am doing medicated FET (private). I went in for scan on D1, medication starts on D2 for me. Nurses will confirm when to start base on blood test result. I was given cardiprin, oestrogel cream and progynova until D13. D14 onwards (also subjected to blood test and ultrasound) additional medicine was given - utrogeston, duphaston and prednisolone . Tranfer normally will be on D19 if all goes well
 

hopehope

Member
Yes I just updated my story a few posts back.. I have protein S deficiency ie thick blood. Was prescribed aspirin, then subsequently Clexane injection. Both are blood thinners. Your dosage will be dependent on yr protein S deficiency index. Don't worry, people get pregnant even with protein S deficiency. I know several ladies who ivf BFP with the same conditions too. Good luck for your test!
Who is ur IvF doctor? Dr lC Cheng?
 

fairylight1234

New Member
Hi,

I am selling items below cheap.

1. Duphaston 64 tablets ( $1.60 per tablet). Exp 10/2023 or later
2. Crinone 1 tube for $8. Expiry 01/2023
3. Proluton 2 vials for $20. Expiry 08/2022


Will remove this post once all items are taken, so do chat if u are keen!
 
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daylesford

Well-Known Member
Any one have review of Dr Nair or Dr Lc Cheng? How much is the cost of IVF with Dr Nair?
Yes ! I was with Dr LC Cheng for all my IVF cycles. BFP twice with him. Now my eldest is coming to 10yr old and my younger kid is 3. He is a meticulous IVF dr who dont sugar coat things but his patients are definitely in his good hands.
 

hopehope

Member
Yes ! I was with Dr LC Cheng for all my IVF cycles. BFP twice with him. Now my eldest is coming to 10yr old and my younger kid is 3. He is a meticulous IVF dr who dont sugar coat things but his patients are definitely in his good hands.
what was your condition like? I was thinking is it really luck that one failed IVF. I have not been lucky in my entire life.
 
Hi littlemissjasmine

It seem like im going thru same experience as u with no symptoms like cramps, sore breasts etc. But i do have weird pale yellow/ white discharge everytime after i insert crinone. Sometimes my discharge will have abit and little one tiny dit of brown tint. I do not have such discharge during my fresh transfer.

Today is my my 8dpt5dt FET. My BETA will be on 4th Jan. I failed my 5dt fresh last oct. May i know whats your BETA result?
Hi there, I can’t remember what was the exact number, but it was over 900 during my fresh transfer previously. However, I was spotting since 6dp5dt till the beta date. Unfortunately the recent FET did not work out. So early spotting can still end up positive too. All the best to you!!
 

sybm

Active Member
HI ladies, please click on this link and share your IVF view with MP Louis Ng. This is our chance for our voices to be heard and only HE is passionate enough to care for us! I have shared my views in the google form here: https://forms.gle/envqiBztwjrWEHvU9

his FB post:
Wowww. This is good. I will give my views to on this. I really think that PGD and PGS are important basic which need to be implemented. Singapore should have done this way before.
 

Nadiatalia

New Member
Hi ladies, my recovery after egg retrieval is slow, i am still having bad cramps (the pulling effect) and bleeding was reduced turning to dark brown but i was wondering really need so long? its been 3days since er. hopefully doesn affect transfer should i be called back for it.

hi adnil and snuggly both yr gynae is from tmc? adnil is dr eunice and snuggly is dr loh? so lets say i have not visited them before should there be any problem can i just walk in like that?

i am getting all prepare dont want anything last min arrangement or anxious and nervous even lost when someting happen *touch wood*
Hi! I’m having the same problem now and I don’t know what to do. My egg retrieval was on Thursday. Today is Saturday and I still can’t walk up straight and I’m still having light bleeding. What does this mean ?
 

kissryl

Active Member
Dear all,

We will be having a dialogue session with MP Louis Ng on 7 February 2021, 1 to 3pm at Nee Soon CC.

We strongly encourage you all to join and of course, provide your valuable inputs on the topics that will be discussed on that day itself, and hopefully we can have some feasible proposals for consideration.

If you are keen to join, please fill up the form here.


The topics that will be discussed is included in the form.

Hope to see you all there!

 

BBsparkle

Member
Hi! I’m having the same problem now and I don’t know what to do. My egg retrieval was on Thursday. Today is Saturday and I still can’t walk up straight and I’m still having light bleeding. What does this mean ?
You feeling better already? Try to rest more and drink lotsa water. I also feel the pain after the egg retrieval for 2-3 days before it goes away. If still unwell better call the clinic and check with the nurse.
 

towkayneo

Well-Known Member
Hi! I’m having the same problem now and I don’t know what to do. My egg retrieval was on Thursday. Today is Saturday and I still can’t walk up straight and I’m still having light bleeding. What does this mean ?
You might be having OHSS, maybe you can up your protein intake like having more egg whites and drink more water.
 

Nadiatalia

New Member
You feeling better already? Try to rest more and drink lotsa water. I also feel the pain after the egg retrieval for 2-3 days before it goes away. If still unwell better call the clinic and check with the nurse.
Thank you so much for the advice !! I actually feel the same and the bloating had gotten worse. My ET has been postponed cause I have moderate OHSS and I still have fluids around my stomach cavity. So now I’m resting as much as I can.
 

snowywe

New Member
Letting go of one Orgalutran at $85 (I'll absorb the GST). [exp 2/2022]
Pick up at postal code 689051 or CCK MRT/Keat Hong LRT.
P.M. me please.
Thank you.
 

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Dear all,

We will be having a dialogue session with MP Louis Ng on 7 February 2021, 1 to 3pm at Nee Soon CC.

We strongly encourage you all to join and of course, provide your valuable inputs on the topics that will be discussed on that day itself, and hopefully we can have some feasible proposals for consideration.

If you are keen to join, please fill up the form here.


The topics that will be discussed is included in the form.

Hope to see you all there!

i cannot make it but i read the document embedded in the link. it is heartening that he is following up closely on this matter =) really hope govt. will provide co-funding for private IVF albeit at a lower quantum.
 

Conybun

New Member
Just to share, a friend of mine also failed in kkh and nuh for 5 years before she succeed in Virtus. She has low AMH. The centres make alot of difference. Not saying that KKH and NUH is not good, but machines do differ ba.

Dr Suresh Nair was my IVF Dr. Really thankful for him because he is really careful and cautious with my condition.
I saw Dr Sheila Vasoo for my recurrent miscarriage diagnosis, and was diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome and elevated Natural Killer Cells. Did intralipid and was on steroids and also blood thinners.

As for acupuncture, I did try on my failed cycles and I don't think it's necessary. It's costly and time consuming. So during the last cycle that resulted in BFP, I did not do acupuncture. Because I think acupuncture only increases blood flow awhile? I might be wrong but I think changing diet and eating those food that will help in blood circulation is better?

Instead, I changed my diet and drank alot of red dates water with Dangsheng before this successful transfer.
I don't eat white carbs at all. No white rice, those normal noodles etc. My dr did mention is to lower inflammation. So I only eat brown rice, brown rice pasta, kampung chicken, beef, pork, lamb, salmon, cod, veggies. No sweet stuffs at all. It was tough because in Singapore you don't really have much choices outside being a food paradise ya. So food was prepared at home.

Im not sure whether it will work for you, but it did work for me no harm trying? :)
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I see Dr Nair in his own clinic, Dr Nair can do embryo retrievals and transfers in afew hospitals/fertility centre. In Dr Nair's clinic IVF patients are considered priority i feel. No doubt his waiting time is long, but when it is your turn he doesnt rush into things. He takes time to explain and answer your queries if you have any.

He is very careful. For e.g. he'll test hormone levels 1 week after embryo transfer which i think some drs don't. I had bleeding scares twice in my first trimester and he makes sure he sees me on tt day to scan anything wrong anot. Third trimester i had v bad cramps and his nurses wont brush me off saying if theres bleeding den come in.. (which is wad some of my ivf friend encountered in other clinic)

Cheng @ tmc is LC Cheng? U probably might wan to tk into consideration tt LC cheng doesnt do births anymore if im not wrong. (I might be wrong!) U'll need to find another gynae after bfping. Hope this post helps.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us with Dr Nair! I am very interested to know the Ivf costs at his clinic because cannot dibs on his website. Can private share with me? Thank u!
 

fairylight1234

New Member
Hi,

I am selling items below cheap.

1. Duphaston 64 tablets ( $1.60 per tablet). Exp 10/2023 or later
2. Crinone 1 tube for $8. Expiry 01/2023
3. Proluton 2 vials for $20. Expiry 08/2022


Will remove this post once all items are taken, so do chat if u are keen!
 


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