Hope your cycle goes well. I have been through two cycles. There are some great boards that could help you understand the process, but understand that it is a little different with each clinic. The meds are different and the protacal is different but you will find that some of the major info is the same. Good luck and god bless.
By the way if you go to surrogatemothersonline.Com you will find a lot of info there.
My least favorite part was the progestrone shots. They are painful after awhile (i did it for 14 weeks with one cycle).
I did ivf last year and was successful after two fresh cycles and one frozen. I live in the fresno area and we have one of the top doctors who specializes in only infertility. Dont be surprised if it doesn't work on the first try. But usually, after three tries, you are just giving out money for nothing. We are doing our next cycle in hopes to conceive again this march.
Its true there are many different drugs available and different protocals. I was on the 14 day lupron injections, gonal f 1200 injections, and pregnal hcg injection before the transplant. I then had to take some oral medicaitons after the transplant. I will tell you this, the egg retrieval can be painful. Dont hesitate to ask for pain medication. You are put under sedation but when you come through, it can be very painful. The transplant is two to three days later and you are awake for that. There is no pain involved.
There is a website you can purchase meds from cheap in case your insurance does not cover them.
There is also a company that offers medical loans, but you have to qualify and you have to go to a place that accepts it. Its called care credit.
Good luck and I hope this helps. Please let me know if you need any other advice.
We went through many attempts at iui's and I wasn't responding so we began ivf. We were blessed on my third try and that included one frozen transfer. After almost three years of trying my daughter is now three years old. If I can suggest a couple of things, make sure after the procedure you lay low. I wouldn't do anything but relax. Also, frozen transfers do work so if you have the opportunity to freeze any, you should. This can be a very difficult decision, however, if you do not become pregnant a frozen transfer is much easier on your body than an ivf. When I became pregnant, I had had one frozen embryo. We had it put in six months later and I bacame pregnant. I hate to hear of any couples going through infertility. I wish you the best, it will happen!
I just had ivf done and i'm really feeling the sensation as if my period is about to start, does that mean i'm probably not pregnant? Should I not be so negative, or are you suppose to feel anything?? It's only been a week since my ivf and i'm anxious to find out.