IVF Timeline



  • September 2015 - Begin trying to conceive
  • November 9, 2015 - Appointment with OB/GYN who suggested SA for David
  • November 16, 2015 - David's urologist appointment, lab work and testing
  • December 4, 2015 - Follow-up with urologist, infertility diagnosis
  • December 22/23, 2015 - Initial consultation with fertility clinic, preliminary lab work, mock embryo transfer, additional SA
  • January 13, 2016 - HSG
  • April 26, 2016 - Preparing ovaries for stimulation (begin birth control)
  • May 2, 2016 - Pap smear
  • May 16, 2016 - Last day birth control
  • May 17, 2016 - Baseline appt. (pre-IVF Evaluation blood work and ultrasound)
  • May 20, 2016 - Begin stims
  • May 23/25/27/28/29/30, 2016 - Bloodwork and ultrasounds
  • May 30, 2016 - Final injection (Cetrotide) in am; Lupron trigger shot @ 9:45pm
  • May 31, 2016 - Bloodwork
  • June 1, 2016 - [Day 0] Clinic arrival @ 8:15 am, egg retrieval @ 9:45am
  • June 2, 2016 - [Day 1] Results: 19 eggs retrieved, 17 mature, 11 fertilized
  • June 3, 2016 - [Day 2] Results: 2 x 2-cell embryos, 3 x 3-cell embryos, 4 x 4-cell embryos, 2 x 5-cell embryos
  • June 4/5, 2016 - [Days 3-4]
  • June 6, 2016 - [Day 5] Results: 2 x blastocysts (biopsied/frozen), 3 x early blastocysts, 1 x 3-cell, 4 x 6-cells, 1 x 7-cells
  • June 7, 2016 - [Day 7] Results: Another 2 x blastocysts (biopsied/frozen), 1 still @ early blastocyst, 2 x compacted morulas, 4 still low-cell count
  • June 17, 2016 - PGS Results: 1 normal, 2 abnormal (missing chromosomes 2 & 17), 1 non-concurrent; begin birth control
  • June 22, 2016 - Phone appt. with RE; last day birth control
  • June 23, 2016 - Baseline appt. (BW & U/S to check lining); begin Del Estrogen injections
  • July 9, 2016 - Appt. (BW & U/S to check lining: 8.6mm)
  • July 14, 2016 - FET
  • July 27, 2016 - Beta (1st) pregnancy test
  • July 29, 2016 - Second pregnancy test
  • August 1, 2016 - Third pregnancy test
  • August 8, 2016 - First ultrasound (6-7 weeks)
  • August 21, 2016 - Second ultrasound (8 weeks)
  • July 28, 2016 - Beta results: BFN; final embryo PGS results: normal
  • August 3, 2016 - Menses arrived
  • August 10, 2016 - Consult with RE to discuss next steps
  • September 23, 2016 - No menses panel
  • September 27, 2016 - Menses arrived
  • October 1, 2016 - Begin birth control
  • October 15, 2016 - Last day birth control
  • October 17, 2016 - Baseline appt. (BW & U/S to check lining); begin oral Estrace in evening (2mg twice daily)
  • October 25, 2016 - Begin vaginal Estrace in evening (2mg twice daily)
  • November 4, 2016 - (1 day early) Appt. (BW & U/S to check lining: 8.9mm)
  • November 5, 2016 - Begin daily injectable Progesterone
  • November 10, 2016 - FET
  • November 23, 2016 - Beta (1st) pregnancy test: 665.7 HCG
  • November 25, 2016 - Second pregnancy test: 1690 HCG
  • November 28, 2016 - Third pregnancy test: 6013 HCG
  • November 30, 2016 - Unscheduled trip to ER: 9177 HCG, diagnosed subchorionic hematoma (SCH), fetal pole and sac seen; 5 weeks, 4 days
  • December 8, 2016 - First ultrasound (6-7 weeks): fetal pole, sac, and heartbeat (132) seen; small SCH superior to (above) fetus; measuring 6 weeks, 5 days; CRL: 7.6 mm, Yolk Sac: 2.1 mm; SCH: 1.3 x 0.4 x 1.2 CM
  • December 19, 2016 - Second ultrasound (8-9 weeks): fetus, umbilical cord, limb buds, and heartbeat (178) seen; small SCH still noted; measuring 8 weeks, 2 days; CRL: 17.8 mm, Yolk Sac: 3.7 mm; SCH: 2.2 x 0.7 x 1.9 CM
  • December 20, 2016 - Officially released ("graduated") to care of OB/GYN
  • December 28, 2016 - Third ultrasound (9-10 weeks): fetus, arms/legs, and heartbeat (166) seen; fetal movement noted; small SCH still noted; measuring 9 weeks, 4 days; CRL: 27.9 mm, Yolk Sac: 3.3 mm; SCH: 2.3 CM in longest (similar to previous U/S). First prenatal visit.
  • January 19, 2017 - Heaven Sent "Stork's Surprise" 2D U/S: fetus, arms/legs/hands/feet and heartbeat (162) seen; fetal movement noted; gender determined by U/S tech (but not revealed...yet!)
  • January 21, 2017 - Begin 2nd Trimester
  • January 27, 2017 - ROB (13 weeks, 6 days) - heartbeat heard via doppler
  • January 27, 2017 - ROB (13 weeks, 6 days) - heartbeat heard via doppler
  • February 17, 2017 - ROB (16 weeks, 6 days) - heartbeat heard via doppler (140)
  • February 24, 2017 - ROB (17 weeks, 6 days)
  • March 10, 2017 - U/S anatomy scan, ROB (19 weeks, 6 days) - baby is measuring 1 day early (29th-49th percentile), cervical length: 4.5 cm, bilobe placenta, 11 oz. weight, heartbeat (151)
  • March 10, 2017 - Consultation with doula
  • March 21, 2017 - First time "officially" feeling fetal movement (at 3:00am); David felt it at 8:13am
  • April 5, 2017 - ROB (23 weeks, 4 days) 
  • April 22, 2017 - Labor Basics class
  • April 24, 2017 - Parenting 101 class
  • May 3, 2017 - ROB/TDAP (27 weeks, 4 days) - fundal height: 27 cm, heartbeat (150)
  • May 5, 2017 - Glucose, Hemogram with Platelet, Urine Culture, TSH + Free T4 Tests 
  • May 6, 2017 - Begin 3rd Trimester
  • May 19, 2017 - U/S and ROB (29 weeks, 6 days)
  • June 3, 2017 - Newborn Baby Care & Infant Massage class
  • June 6, 2017 - Breastfeeding Basics class
  • June 24, 2017 - Boot Camp for New Dads