HOW Our Embryos Were Frozen – WHY We Were Not Able To Fly Them Home

It never really crossed my mind to ask HOW our embryos were frozen. It was just part of the deal. Go through IVF, have your embryos genetically tested, your embryos are frozen and stored, then do a frozen embryo transfer when you’re ready. It wasn’t until we moved home to NY that I NEEDED thisContinue reading “HOW Our Embryos Were Frozen – WHY We Were Not Able To Fly Them Home”

Our Frozen Embryos Must Stay in Kansas City

Remember my last post? You know, the one where we were so excited to fly our frozen embryos home to NY? Well, it didn’t pan out as we had hoped. We were ready to make the payment to Cryostork, and pick the date of their flight, when everything stopped. I received a call from theContinue reading “Our Frozen Embryos Must Stay in Kansas City”

Transfer Day – 3rd Time's A Charm? Hoping For Our Rainbow Baby.

3rd time’s a charm, right? We are hoping for our RAINBOW baby! For those of you who are not familiar with the term, a rainbow baby is a baby that is born after a miscarriage. The rainbow signifies hope around the world for those who have suffered a loss. We went in excited, nervous, andContinue reading “Transfer Day – 3rd Time's A Charm? Hoping For Our Rainbow Baby.”

The Endometrial Scratch (AKA Endometrial Biopsy)

I was so nervous when I arrived at my clinic. I had to leave my place at 6am to get there by 7am. I ate a PopTart and took 3 Advil to prepare for the scratch. From all that I’ve read, I heard that it would hurt. My RE warned me that it will beContinue reading “The Endometrial Scratch (AKA Endometrial Biopsy)”

Genetic Testing

We decided to send our frozen embryos out for Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) in order to improve our success rates. Boy, was I glad. I didn’t know this when we decided to have this done, but I needed the time to recover. There was no way that I could have ever done a fresh IVFContinue reading “Genetic Testing”

Our Frozen Embies!

  Throughout the chaos of my Egg Collection and my HORRENDOUS recovery, we found out how many future babies we had developing into embryos! This made the whole experience worth it. The recovery was awful, but the result was amazing. First of all, I had no idea what to expect. I feel like I shouldContinue reading “Our Frozen Embies!”

My HIDEOUS IVF Egg Collection Recovery

Warning: My recovery was NOT pretty. After the egg collection, I was woozy for a bit and I was ready to get home. I got dressed and the nurse wheeled me down to the car. I was told to drink TONS of Gatorade and to eat a lot of protein and salt. They said IContinue reading “My HIDEOUS IVF Egg Collection Recovery”