Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day 3 Labs

Finally, AF showed up on Saturday, of course when we were camping, but whatever its here! So, yesterday I had Day 3 labs drawn. I was super excited to get everything sent in and wait and hear that I got accepted, until I talked with the nurse today about my labs. The two hormones they check are indicators of ovarian reserve, or in other words how well your ovaries are to stimulate. My FSH level was 5.1 which is under 6 and anything under 6 is considered excellent. However, my Estradiol level was 65, which is concerning. The nurse said its an okay number for them, but isn't sure what Attain's cut off is. The normal range is 25-75 and levels on the lower end tend to be better for stimulating. Levels on the higher end may indicate an existence of a functional cyst or diminished ovarian reserve. My heart dropped after she told me this. We HAVE to get accepted. This is our last chance at anything, we will not pay for cycles one by one without the money back guarantee. Please keep your fingers crossed that Attain will over look that number and base my acceptance on past cycles. We will know in 24-48 hours. This is going to be one LONG wait for us.

Love, Kristen & ELi


Anonymous said...

Hi, I have been following your blog since July when my husband and I started our infertility process. we tried for 7 years before we went to Center for Reproductive Medicine in Minneapolis for assistance. I read your last two posts about a guarantee through Attain, but I just also wanted to let you know that RMIA in Woodbury, MN also has a guarantee on their IVF procedures. We fortunately didn't need to go the the IVF route but was really amazed that a place offered a guarantee as you know it is a spendy procedure. anyways, just figured I'd drop a line to let you know about this place. I'll keep praying all works out for you and your husband. Amy

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