Pre-IVF Evaluation

With every IVF you have to go in after you finish the birth control for what they call a pre-IVF evaluation. They take your blood and do an ultrasound to check things out. If all is good, then you can move on to the next step in the process.

Mine was yesterday (Friday) morning. I got to the dr’s office just before 7am and was seen right away. No matter how many times I’ve had my blood drawn, I still don’t like it. There was a room available so I emptied my bladder and went into the exam room. The technician came in and she is my favorite one. She’s just very social and always remembers past conversations.

She inserts the ultrasound wand – don’t know the technical name for it – and checked it all out. My lining was nice and thin, no cysts, and she saw 10 tiny follicles – five on each side. Wow! That’s the most I’ve had so far!

My nurse called me later that day to tell me all looked good and to also express excitement about the 10 follicles. She looked back in my charts and IVF#1 I had 6, IVF#2 there were 8 and this time there are 10. She asked me what I was taking. I told her vitamin D, prenatal, and CoQ10. I just couldn’t bring myself to tell her about the DHEA. If I ever get pregnant, I’ll share with her then, just in case it would be used to help others.

In my heart of hearts I believe that it’s all helping me.

I begin the injections on Monday.

  • AM: 300 Gonal-F
  • PM: 150 Gonal-F and 150 Menopur

I’ll do this until Thursday, taking Thursday morning’s dose and then going in to check and see how it’s going. The hope is that all 10 follicles have grown.

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