So been for the scan…! So did the menopur work? Has it all been worth it?
Pretty amazed at the news. I have altogether 14 follicles. I asked dr lots of questions again (I think he thinks I am amusing), and I can detail some important Q&As for anyone else undergoing the procedure:
***What percentage of follicles does the doc expect to produce eggs of high quality?
About 80%, which would be about 11. And a further 80% of this number would make it to be an embryo.
Then he finished up saying that he thinks we should have more than 10 embryos, as he would hope for someone of my age.
*** Do you gain weight/ retain fluid during an IVF cycle?
Yes >.< However if you are not pregnant, this weight will drop very quickly. If you are, it won't. No surprises there, then!
***Can you exercise during IVF?
It depends on the stage. While on menopur, you can, but you must stay hydrated and not over exert. After EC you'll need to rest and not exert yourself at all- it will be uncomfortable. Then comes the transfer, and after this, the critical stage will be 5 days where you are advised to do nothing further than your normal working day and then lots of resting. After those 5 days are up, you can begin to increase your activity again.
We will come back on Tuesday for the next one, and between now and then, the meds will change a bit. Now we have to continue the menopur (that's some powerful shizzle!! 14 follicles after 4 days!) but add in a second jab at the same time which is an inhibitor. This means the menopur continues doing its job of growing the eggs but the new drug stops your body ovulating them. Thus the optimum number remain fat and ready for collection by the scary needle. Thank GOD I'll be asleep!
Feeling way more positive today!