The month of July 2018 – Part 2

DISCALIMER

If you have not read the first part read here… and here come’s the next read on…..

On 16th July I was excited  and nervous it was all mixed feeling, those who go through it will know it I guess. I had to be in the clinic by 10  am,but  due to whatever reasons I reached late by 10.45 am. Their was so much confusion on the way to the clinic, I was  also called by the receptionist to ask where I was. When I went to the clinic everyone was asking why late and all, I just went up stairs and  paid the money and come back to the transfer room.

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Still their was a confusion, if my transfer was under anesthesia or what,I had asked my RE sometime back that I would prefer transfer under sedation, but after my ERA test which also I had asked under sedation but I did it without the anesthesia so I was like if I  can  the painful ERA test without sedation , then I can do the transfer also without anesthesia.

I had not  discussed this with RE also after my transfer was confirmed, I also dint speak about sedation and my doctor also did  not speak anything so I was like my transfer will be done without sedation , so I had my breakfast and come to the clinic, their was so much drama and confusion why I ate breakfast and all .Then finally everything was sorted out, then I started drinking water to fill my bladder, my doctor was not satisfied with the water in my tummy , I was made to drink water on the transfer table.

At exactly 12.17 pm, my day 6, 2 Expanded blastocyst embryos were transferred.The transfer went smooth that’s what my RE told me, she  also wished me luck and told me no travel no intercourse and to come for BETA-HCG test after 12 days that was 28th July. take all the prescribed tablets without fail.I was also councelled by the in-house Councillor too.

I was overactive all the 12 days, I thought it would help for the blood flow in the uterus.I had almost all the symptoms, that was maybe because of progesterone.I had twitches mostly in the left side, I was hungry all the time from day 7 post transfer, I was tried and all, I was convinced I am pregnant on day 8 but I was scared to do a HPT(home pregnancy test).

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I Just manged to not to test until the ottd (on the test day). On 28th early morning I went to the clinic lab gave sample of my blood, and waited until 1.30 but I did not get any call, I called the clinic and waited until 2 pm, finally they called me and my RE told  sorry its negative, come and meet me next week and since we had two more embryos we will decide what we can do next, I was clam all the time when I got the news,because I know most of the first transfers don’t work, the most shocked was my BH, he was not able to believe it , but the that was the truth.

So my first transfer failed, now I am on a break for two months I am on BCP’s for two months.Their is much more to write will write soon.

B for Beta HCG # A to Z challenge

DISCLAIMER

Beta HCG  is the word for A to Z challenge,Beta hcg is never the beginning in the infertility journey nor the ending its somewhere in between, all B’s here, but it is one of the important tests to know if your pregnant, also  to know how the pregnancy is progressing, when the number are doubling  or their is increase in the hcg level in the blood after every 48 to 72 hours . Beta hcg is a blood test/work after the dreaded two week wait (tww) to know if your pregnant or not. TWW is usually after your natural  timed cycle,clomid cycle , IUI , IVF , FET cycle and much more difficult cycles, where you little embryo is formed and you will know if its growing and stuck to the uterus, after the tww that is approximately 14 to 15 days depending  after clomid, natural, IUI cycles and in IVF cycle depending on the day of the embryo like day 3 embryo and day 5 embryo transfer.

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I know this is all complicated but this just the beginning not ending after positive pregnancy test. The hcg level in your blood should be good if not ok, then the numbers should double, after a week the embryo should grow, later after another week heartbeat should be detected and its its never ending until we hold the baby, these infertility treatments are never ending and their is no success guaranteed after all the physical, mental and financial drain.

PS:I am not a doctor, these are just my findings  and experiences which I have know because of this infertility journey, I am half doctor myself because we go though so much,sometimes I feel I know my diagnosis better than my RE(Reproductive Endocrinologist), also for B this is the best word I knew for the #AtoZchallenge, hope people have understood my post, if at all anyone has read.