My IVF Timetable

My IVF Timetable

The image above is thetimeline for my October 2009 IVF. If you click on it you can see a bigger version and you can also zoom in (otherwise it’s very difficult to read).

I got the idea from the Advanced Reproductive Care Center of Irving website.

Day Date Meds Appointments
1-18 07-24
Sep
  • BCP (Microgynon 30ED)
First IVF appt
19 25 Sep
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
None
20 26 Sep
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
None
21 27 Sep
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
None
22 28 Sep
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
None
23 29 Sep
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
None
24 30 Sep
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
None
25 01 Oct
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
  • Gonal-f (150iu)
Ultrasound to check ovaries are quiet, lining in uterus is thin. Given the go ahead to start stims.
26 02 Oct
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
  • Gonal-f (150iu)
None
27 03 Oct
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
  • Gonal-f (150iu)
None
28 04 Oct
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
  • Gonal-f (150iu)
None
29 05 Oct
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
  • Gonal-f (150iu)
Ultrasound to check follicles are responding to stims and Blood Test to check hormones.
30 06 Oct
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
  • Gonal-f (150iu)
None
31 07 Oct
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
  • Gonal-f (150iu)
None
32 08 Oct
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
  • Gonal-f (150iu)
None
33 09 Oct
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
  • Gonal-f (225iu)
Ultrasound to check follicles are responding to stims and Blood Test to check hormones.
34 10 Oct
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
  • Gonal-f (225iu)
None
35 11 Oct
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
  • Gonal-f (225iu)
None
36 12 Oct
  • Buserelin (0.5ml)
  • Gonal-f (225iu)
  • hCG Shot (Ovitrelle)
Ultrasound to check follicles are responding to stims and Blood Test to check hormones. Told okay to take hCG shot.
37 13 Oct
  • No meds!
None
38 14 Oct
  • Egg Retrieval
Egg Retrieval
11.00am
39 15 Oct
  • No meds!
None
40 16 Oct
  • Projesterone gel (Crinone 8% 1.125g)
None
41 17 Oct
  • Embryo Transfer
  • Projesterone gel (Crinone 8% 1.125g)
Embryo Transfer 10.30am
42-52 18-28 Oct
  • Projesterone gel (Crinone 8% 1.125g)
None
52 28 Oct
  • Pregnancy Test!
Blood test

I have also copied down the information the RIE gave me, I think it could have been written better but thought I’d share anyway:

IVF Treatment Regime (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh)

  • We need to see you about a month before you are due to start your treatment. Please phone with your period and make an appointment for a scan and mock transfer (within 5 days of your cycle).
  • You should start using the injections (Buserelin) and continue until 35 hours prior to egg recovery.
  • Please use barrier contraception the month prior to start of your injections. You should be taking Folic acid before commencing treatment.
  • After you have commenced on Buserelin injections, you will have to attend the Centre on the first Thursday after you have been using the injection for at least 14 days. A vaginal ultrasound scan will be performed to check that you have not developed any ovarian cysts.
  • If your ultrasound scan is satisfactory, you will then commence daily injections. The usual dose is between 150iu or 225iu of gonadotrphins, but this may be varied, to stimulate the growth of follicles (containing eggs) in the ovaries. Please note that you must continue with the Buserelin injections during your treatment. If initial scan shows you are not ready to start ovarian stimulation, you will continue with the injection for an extra week or more.
  • A repeat ultrasound scan will be performed on the 5th/6th day of gonadotrophin injections. This is to measure the number and size of the follicles in your ovaries. The dose of your injection may be altered at this stage.
  • Another ultrasound scan may be carried out on Day 9 or Day 10 depending on your response to injections to stimulate your ovaries.
  • Once the follicles have reached the satisfactory size, the gonadotrophin injections will have to be stopped. Arrangements will be made for you to be given a late night injection of hCG (Ovitrelle). This is to mature the eggs prior to their removal (recovery) which takes place 35 hours later. Once you have been given the hCG (Ovitrelle) injection, you must stop using the Buserelin injection.
  • You will be given clear instructions about when to attend for egg recovery. This normally takes place between 9.00am -12.00am. Your partner must be available to provide a semen sample first thing that morning. You may continue to have intercourse duing the cycle of treatment. Sperm which is “saved up” for days is probably less good at fertilising eggs. Your partner should abstain for at least 3 days but not more than 5 days before egg recovery.
  • Please check that your cervical smears are up to date and normal before commencing treatment.
  • Please take Folic acid (400 microgram) at least 3 months before commencing treatment.
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2 responses

26 09 2009
burkey0906

Thanks very much.

I hope you get a BFP, fingers crossed for you!

Cxx

26 09 2009
planet23

I wish you loads of good luck and no bruising. I am 5 days away from my pregnancy test after doing my own IVF cycle. I’ll be rooting for you!
planet23




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