Anyone have thoughts on progesterone supplementation during/frozen embryo transfer? My clinic has not been helpful, saying , that's just the protocol we use 🙄 I've been instructed to use endometrin for 2 weeks after transfer but I've been reading everywhere that I'll need it for at least 10 weeks until the placenta develops

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My doc requires it from implantation until pregnancy test, if test is negative, discontinue. If positive continue through entire 1st trimester

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My clinic also did not explain anything, I guess that’s the norm everywhere but I have been researching to understand. I read that with frozen embryo transfer, your body is not naturally producing progesterone so you need to supplement. They probably just told you 2 weeks for now and if you test positive, they will extend to 9-11 weeks.

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I'm going HRC/USC in Pasadena and had a successful 5dayFET on August 9th, and they have me using it 3x a day till my 10 weeks.

In going thru a lot of pads, but if it helps me get past the 10 week hurdle, I'll do it.

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Yes, I was surprised by how long it continues after the FET. I was doing PIO injections until 10 or 11 weeks. But it worked and I now have a healthy 10-month old. My reason for IVF was “unexplained fertility” so I just thought maybe my body wasn’t able to make all that progesterone on its own and that’s why it hasn’t worked for me in the past. With that mindset, it seemed like a no brainer to basically follow all of the clinic’s recommendations.

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Same as others have stated… I’m on 3x daily progesterone inserts plus a PIO injection every 3 days. If the HCg test is positive, I’ll have the do the inserts for the first trimester and the PIO just through the second ultrasound at ~6 weeks. Honestly, the inserts are terrible! I wish I could do more of the shots instead.

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PIO was terrible. Grass is greener on the other side!

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Thank you all for your helpful comments! Yes I am on a natural cycle so that could be the reason for a shorter duration. I was also on letrozole, that should've helped with the development of uterine lining. Now just in the waiting game for the first beta test next week... Wish me luck 🥹

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I’ve been using endometrium until 11 weeks.

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Are you doing a natural cycle transfer? If so, the corpus luteum may provide the progesterone you need. Very different situation if you’re going through an artificial one.

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My clinic also didn’t tell me anything past the current step. So, endometrin and progesterone shots and pills through pregnancy test; once we got a positive, they told me to refill for 10 weeks.

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I went through the frozen embryo transfer where I needed to take the progesterone for 12 weeks. All previous protocols at the clinic in Canada were only calling for 2 weeks but after 4 unsuccessful fines I switched the clinic ( and country) and they did blood work post implantation on day 3,5,10 and 17 as well to measure my hormone levels and were adjusting the medication along the way. And that worked. Now I have a healthy 2 year old daughter.

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I’ve had a lot of trouble thickening my lining for an FET. What have your doctors been recommending? What is “endometrium” as a treatment? My doctor is suggesting Letrozole? Any opinions on that?

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Ask your doc about Vagifem. It’s an insert I used during IUi to thicken my lining and it was ridiculously effective!

Endometrin is progesterone.

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