It’s Infertility Support Friday–Ask Me a Question

It’s Infertility Support Friday.  What’s on your mind today?  I’ll be glad to answer your questions about surviving the infertility journey.

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  • Kate

    Hi Dr. Simmons,
    I am finally pregnant after many iuis and 2 IVFs including an early MC . At 6 weeks 5 days we saw a heart beat. Everything looked good but the crl measured 3 days behind. I asked for a follow up scan 5 days later and this time we were 4 days behind. Doc said all looked good but I can’t help but worry something is wrong.. Thoughts?

    • Hi, Kate. First of all I want to give you a hug for seeing that heartbeat on ultrasound. That is a big accomplishment after many efforts and disappointments. Now is more waiting. And waiting. There is another hard part of this journey. Please keep asking for ultrasounds or Doppler monitoring. You and I know that you will need extra reassurance and data as this pregnancy continues. This is a high investment pregnancy in many ways. It is normal and right to be worried and vigilant. Don’t let anyone tell you to relax, now that you are pregnant. I know that you will relax only when you have a squawking baby in your arms. Have some hope and I will do the same for you. Does this hope?

  • Hi, Kate. First of all I want to give you a hug for seeing that heartbeat on the ultrasound. That is a big accomplishment after many efforts and disappointments. Now comes more waiting. And waiting. This is another hard part of the infertility journey. Please keep asking for ultrasounds and Doppler monitoring. A good RE or OB/GYN practice will understand that this is what I call a high investment pregnancy. You have invested a lot of effort, time, money, and hope in this pregnancy. You and I know that you will need extra reassurance and data as this pregnancy continues. It is normal and right to be worried and vigilant. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You and I know that you will not relax until there is a squawking baby in your arms. Hang in there. I am holding hope for a good outcome. Does this help?

  • Ruby

    I’m sorry for this couple who face such problems. But I also did some research on that issue. It is said that it is much better to use fresh eggs and sperm during the IVF conduction. It’s more valuable to use fresh oocytes in order to reach successful pregnancy and live birth. Along with must be pointed out that age, health condition, of eggs are of great importance. Therefore in case of this family even if they manage to transfer their frozen embryos, it is highly likely that IVF will not succeed. Nowadays, there are not a lot of clinics which guarantee successful IVF programs using frozen oocytes. Not to mention, a small number of countries where such procedure is allow. Some time ago Europeans traveled to Holland, Germany. But for the last few years Ukraine gained a great popularity. There all is completely legitimate. From surrogacy to the egg donation. And probably because of prices, which is much lower than in Western clinics for example. However, there is always a hope


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