Finally! Counted 25 measurable follicles today. Wowza! I trigger with Lupron tonight because I’m at risk for OHSS. My estrogen yesterday was just under 4200. Retrieval is set for Saturday morning.
So I learned an interesting thing today. My doctor warned me that we may not be able to transfer this cycle (boo! hiss!) because my progesterone may be too high. He said his cut off is 2 and that in cycles where the progesterone was over 2 on trigger day the pregnancy rates were significantly lower. The reasoning (as well as I understood it) being the uterus only has a small window of time when it’s accepting of an embryo and if the uterus starts it’s hormonal changes before egg retrieval we lose the window while waiting for the embryos to grow. I’d never heard this, though it makes sense. Anyway, passing it along because I’m sure there are those of you out there, like me, who are hoarders of fertility factoids. Now I just wait for the call to see where my progesterone falls. Wish me luck that it’s under 2 and I won’t have to wait another month or two for transfer!