IVF cycle #2 lab book

This post will serve as an oft-updated lab book of this cycle, for meds, follicular response, etc. It’s likely to be very boring, so please disregard as you will.

Pre-cycle
cycle day T-28 – begin taking reclipsen, the birth control from hell. Active pills only.
cycle day T-7 – begin taking Lupron, 10 units nightly.
cycle day T-3 – end birth control.

Stimming
cycle day 3 (8/14) – baseline ultrasound. Lining = 2.7 mm, L: 15 teeny follicles, R: 14 teeny follicles. E2 = 14
cycle day 4 (8/15) – Start stim protocol – 5 units Lupron, 225 units FSH/night.
cycle day 7 (8/18) – E2 at 277. Continue with same doses.
cycle day 9 (8/20) – E2 at 878. Lining = 6.9 mm, trilaminar. R ovary: 12 follicles between 7-10 mm. L ovary – at least 12 (more?) between 6-11, more in the 11-9 range than the R ovary, which was dominated by 7s and 8s.Continue with same doses.
cycle day 11 (8/22) – E2 at 2246. LIning = 9.0 mm, trilaminar. R ovary – 12 follicles between 8-13mm, most 9-11. L ovary – 18 follicles between 8-14, most 10-12. Good growth, continue with same doses.
cycle day 12 (8/23) – E2 at 3543. Lining = 10 mm, trilaminar. Still ~30 follicles, most in the 10-12 range, lead follicle 17 mm. Drop gonalF to 150 units, Lupron at 5 units still.
cycle day 13 (8/24) – E2 at 4650. Lining = 11 mm, trilaminar. ~30 follicles, 12 at 14+, lead follicle at 19 mm. Trigger tonight: 5 units Lupron, 2 hours before trigger. 10,000 U HcG trigger, and 450 U gonalF. Retrieval Wednesday morning.

IVF
cycle day 15 (8/26) – Retrieved 25 eggs. 21 mature, 17 fertilized (all ICSI)
cycle day 18 (8/29) – day 3 transfer of two 8-cell embryos, one compacted.
cycle days 20&21 (8/31 & 9/1) – four blastocysts frozen: day 5 3bb, day 6 5bb, 5bb, 4bb
cycle day 31 (9/11) (13dp3dt) – BFP, first beta 91.

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