8/21 - ultrasound, practice embryo transfer and cultures
8/23 - Start Lupron shot
8/ 28 - End Birth Control
9/7 - Ultrasound / BW
9/7 - Start injections of Follistim and Menopurl. Reduce Lupron dosage
Continue for 7 - 12 days with monitoring
9/17 - week of retrieval
Transfer scheduled for 3 days later. On day 3, they will move to a day 5 transfer if the embryos look "perfect". Begin progesterone shots.
Bedrest for 48 hours
One week after retrieval - progesterone checked
Two weeks after retrieval - pregnancy test
I really liked the nurse that met with us. She was funny, gave tips for how to make the shots hurt less (her advice for the progesterone shot was - use a heating pad first, and then have the hubs deep massage the area afterwards to keep the gel from building up), and was very realistic. Okay, maybe I did not love the realistic part. She was very clear that this was not a "baby factory", that their goal is not to get 30 eggs, they only do 5 day transfers of perfect embryos, and that they only freeze really outstanding, Olympic-quality specimens. D loves how conservative they are. Me? I would not mind them to be a little more relaxed. But, really, all I care about is the end product. And if they can get me there, I am happy to take any path the recommend.