Three...that is the number of embies we have chillin’ in the nitro tank, waiting for my body to be ready for FET. 🍍
Three...that is the number of weeks between now and knowing what day my FET will be. We’re looking at December 17, 18 or 19. Those weeks seem like an eternity from now, but I know that time will pass as quickly as a blink. Until then, FET prep is beginning.
Our PGT results are in!! We have 4 normal and one indeterminate, which we're told is likely normal. This is out of 6! Only one abnormal embryo. We are so relieved and finally can feel hopeful again about having a family! Thank you all who cheered us on and kept me grounded at times when I really needed it. And for all of you lovely women who check in with me from time to time, even if it's only to see how we're doing through watching my stories and viewing my posts. We are so grateful in this moment. #ivfjourney#ivfsupport#ivfwarrior#ivfstims#ivf#ttccommunity#ttc#embryoreport#embryos#pgttesting#pgstesting
Received my Sunshine Box from @christinann22 yesterday for the #ttcthankfulandgratefulexchange . It certainly came at a time when I needed some sunshine! I am extremely grateful for my IVF friend Christina and I’m thankful for @ivf_got_you_babe for putting together this exchange. I cannot wait for you to receive you box, and hope it brings you as much joy as your thoughtful gifts brought me 💗💗
#pigeon update!! Looks like mum and dad are taking shots at incubating the #eggs . I managed to check them over though with a wee torch during a few minutes changeover. I could see the wee #veins and #embryos inside!! I'm quite #excited as I've never seen a baby pigeon before.
They're leaving the nest less frequently and according to Dr Vet Google it can take upto 19 days for the baby's to #hatch . I reckon we've probably another week or so before the babies come!
Also pigeon fact of the day #elvis and #miketyson are both famous #pigeon enthusiasts... #notapigeonlady#procrastination#study
Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Guerrero of @fertilitytexas know what a struggle it is for families to decide what to do with their viable embryos that are not implanted. Many believe their only option is to freeze the embryos and put them storage, which may be very costly. But another option is to donate the embryos to families who want nothing more than to start their families, but have not had success with fertility. That’s exactly why these doctors sat down with us to discuss the importance of a matching service like NRFA to help bring donating and adopting families together. Over the next two weeks, we will be posting a series of video interviews about fertility, embryo donation and embryo adoption. Link in our bio to learn more. •
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19 of our 28 eggs were mature enough for fertilization. 12 survived to day one.
As of today, all 12 are going strong; 10 have been given an A, the remaining 2 a B. One of our “A” babes is dividing a little slow at only 3 cells, but the embryologist is hopeful it will catch up to its brothers/sisters by day 5/6. .
Either way, I’m thankful for what we have. And I’m even more thankful for this community.
‼️Day 6 Report‼️ I am happy to say we have 2 more embryos! 6 day 5 Embryos and 2 (late bloomers) day 6 Embryos for a total of 8!!! 8 just sounds so much better than 6! Next is PGS testing (genetic testing) to see how many are normal vs abnormal embryos. On day 1 of my next period I will start the process to get ready for my transfer as long as I have a normal embryo! 🍍🤞🏼🍍🤞🏼🍍🤞🏼#ivfstrong#eggretrieval#embryos#testing#ivfupdate#ivfjourney#ivfcommunity#8
High time for some business wisdom training! How did you want to finish the phrase?
Aristotle's quote "It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought..." #Time to #think#outofthebox ! Are you #familiar with #top#technologies of #2018 which might #change#our#lives for #years to #come ? #Lets get familiar.
Now printers can make metal objects quickly and cheaply.
Without using eggs or sperm cells, researchers have made embryo-like structures from stem cells alone, providing a whole new route to creating life.
Numerous smart-city schemes have run into delays, dialed down their ambitious goals, or priced out everyone except the super-wealthy. A new project in Toronto, called Quayside, is hoping to change that pattern of failures by rethinking an #urban neighborhood from the ground up and rebuilding it around the latest #digital technologies.
Near-real-time translation now works for a large number of languages and is easy to use.
Zero-Carbon Natural Gas
Apower plant efficiently and cheaply captures carbon released by burning natural gas, avoiding greenhouse-gas emissions.
Perfect #Online Privacy
#Computer scientists are perfecting a #cryptographic tool for proving something without revealing the information underlying the proof.
Scientists can now use your #genome to predict your chances of getting heart disease or breast cancer, and even your IQ.
Materials' Quantum Leap
IBM has simulated the electronic structure of a small molecule, using a seven-qubit quantum computer.
Which technologies you think will change the world soon?
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‼️Embryo Update‼️ I got my day 5 phone call... I have 6 embryos being sent off for testing!! I also have 6 potential day6 embryos. The embryologist said it’s a 50/50 chance some keep growing. So I will wait for that phone call tomorrow. As exciting as this is I am not out of the woods yet. I still need some of them to come back normal from the PGS testing. 🤞🏼🍍🤞🏼🍍I have happy tears today but I can’t get my hopes up just yet. #embryos#prayfornormal#ivflabs#mystory#ivfstrong#ivfstrong#ivfupdate#ivfjourney#6#onestepcloser
& then there were three. Of the 6 retrieved—3 were mature enough and those were fertilized (through ICSI). Though he won’t say it...I think my husband was surprised we already were down to 1/2 of what we started with. Due to my high level of obsessive compulsive infertility related research 🧐I am not as surprised but happy nonetheless. However, I know we still have quite a journey.
And... real talk. Of course, I want to know what happens with them tomorrow and the day after, etc. but another part of me just wants to wait and just hear what happens at the end of 5 days. Waiting by the phone to get a daily report feels a tiny bit like fertility torture! Gahhhhh! 🙃
My husband said he only makes boys..but I finally have proved him wrong! Out of the 7 embryos we had biopsied, one was a girl!! 🎀 😂 We don't think she is the best rated embryo to transfer first, but we need to wait for the embryologist to make that call. Transfer will hopefully be in February! Yay!! 💙💙💜
My heart is so full. Our neighbor blessed eggs and left them with us to paint them, imbuing them with our love, hopes, and dreams for our little embryos. He’s going to put them in his home and give them all the positive juju and love he can muster. I can’t even find the words to tell y’all how much this touched my heart! Thank you, Theo, for loving us and our babies ❤️
Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa, Son akşam yemeği gibi ünlü eserlerinden ziyade ressamlığı dışında astronomi mimarlık matematik anatomi müzik heykel jeoloji gibi bilimlerle alakalı çalışmaları da olmuştur.
Sırayla: kadın anatomisi, kafatası çalışması, embriyo çalışması, helikopter ve tank çizimleri notlarını görmektesiniz.
This is a really interesting article. Bioethics professor Arthur Caplan says just using embryos left over from IVF would make more sense: “There are hundreds of thousands of these excess embryos which are left unwanted due to couples who wanted children divorcing or destabilizing or even dying in the meantime,” he says. “At the moment they’re just in freezers, and no one knows what to do with them.” 🤔 https://www-nbcnews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.nbcnews.com/mach/amp/ncna880406?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQECAFYAQ%3D%3D#referrer =https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbcnews.com%2Fmach%2Fscience%2Fwhy-scientists-created-human-chicken-hybrid-embryo-ncna880406
l unselfishly choosing for another’s highest good l .
Does it get any more beautiful than that?Making a decision that is down right terrifying to benefit everyone involved more than yourself. .
There are so many differences when comparing embryo adoption & traditional adoption but the sacrifice that the biological parents make, are made for similar reasons. The decision that a birth parent or in this case, the donor parents, make is out of love. Birth parents decide to place their child for adoption for reasons I won’t begin to act like I understand. When they do this though, they’re choosing to give their child life. To give them a life they dream about. They selflessly carry their child for 9 months and hand it over to someone else who wants nothing more than to love it & give them the best life. Birth parents, make hard decisions that change lives. .
Donor parents do the same. They may not carry their child kicking inside their body & labor their child into the world in the sense we are used to, but their sacrifice is just as intense, just in a different way. A donor doesn’t end up with embryos without sacrifice. Typically years of waiting and imagining their child’s faces. IVF is an intense physical & emotional process that takes a toll on the donors body and mental state in every way imaginable. The donors spent 10’s of thousands of dollars on bringing these embryos into the world. They shot themselves up with hormones, injection after injection. They cried when they didn’t have any mature eggs. They cried when they had genetically normal embryos. They imagined a life for them all. After all of this, they made the decision that their family was complete & decided to give the rest of their embryos a chance at life. They’re giving their child or children’s siblings to a complete stranger. They’re giving their only embryo up. They’re giving up their son or daughter. Their genetic material. To a stranger. They’re making a selfless decision to give their embryo life & give another family a chance at a baby. It may not seem the same to everyone but donors are making difficult decisions much like birth parents for the greater good of others ❄️🖤
Snapped this pic on my cruise with my new #pixel3 in #haiti 🌊I love the blue ocean and all it's mystery, and the mystery of what our future holds seems somewhat smaller compared to the size of the ocean, nevertheless it's very calming.
☑️☑️☑️☑️This week on the checklist is to have a blood test to test for Zika since I traveled to a Zika region. Did you know Zika is sexually transmittable? If your man catches it, it can stay in his body for months!! 😜 Hopefully all is good, I didn't get bit by anything that I know of. So hopefully we will be good to go for a transfer after the new year! 🎉 We need to make an appointment to talk with the doctor about our embryos and I can't wait to hear all about all 3 of them... ♥️
It's going to be so hard to choose just one!! #ivfjourney#ivf#transfer#zika#embryos#ocean#blueocean#mystery#life
Sitting here on this Sunday morning reflecting on our journey through IVF. 🙂I wanted to share this video because it’s such a snapshot of what IVF has been like for us. Everyone there was something that made us feel like everything was coming together😇, right away there seemed to be a negative coming back at us. 😡Even up until the egg retrieval! Which was the day of this video. The day before #hurricanelane 🌪💨💦 made landfall and forced the doctors to have to freeze my eggs and Tims sperm, and wait out the storm to fertilize. I’ll never forget that morning when the doctor came in and expressed concerns over my Eggs being able to make it through a freeze and a thaw. 🙏🏽I was so scared, but knew we had to just press on! Here were are 2.5 months later, and in 24 hours we find out if those little eggs👶🏽👶🏽 (embryos) have made their way and we are pregnant🤰🏽. Can’t believe it!! What a rollercoaster! But we are so blessed to be here now. And SO excited for our results! 💑👨👩👧👦❤️#twoweekwaitsucks#partnership#alloydha#anythingispossible#ultrasound#travel#ivfjourney#ivf#ivfsupport#babies#embryos#hurricane#freeze#believe#positiveenergy#mom#dad#husband#wife#family#science#love