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Fertility Hot Seat: Translocation and Prepping for IVF! {FREE FERTILITY ADVICE}

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Aimee Raupp:

Hi, how is everyone? Woo! I feel like I haven’t been live on here in a while. And it is time for another fertility hot seat. Yes, fertility hot seat is where it’s at. You guys love the fertility hot seat.

So here’s how it works. You have to request to join me live using that little camera with the plus sign in the middle down there. And I’m going to let a handful of you come on and request to join me live. And then at random, I’m going to pick one of you to bring you on for a free 15-minute fertility consult with me. And keeping in mind that I am not a medical doctor. I am a practitioner of Chinese medicine, a clinician who’s been practicing for 20 years. I’ve written a handful of books on fertility, have been helping women for 20 years get and stay pregnant, helped thousands of women. And the oldest, so far, is a woman 48 and a half, using her own eggs. Got pregnant. Yeah.

So that’s the eldest with her own eggs. But I’m sure there’s more to come. I work with doctors that have upwards of 50-year-olds using their own eggs. Look at that. Yeah, so my advice is going to be based on my clinical experience and my experience writing my bestselling books and experience in helping all of you across the world.

So those of you that are new to me, I’m Aimee Raupp. I am a fertility detective. So I’m an acupuncturist/herbalist, but I have a background in biology and chemistry and neuroscience. I also study functional medicine and nutrition. And I use all of that, plus mindset work, belief work, with my clients all over the world to help them get and stay pregnant. I have a team of coaches that work with me. They’re all clinicians just the same as me. They’ve all been practicing for upwards of 10 years, if not more, seeing women in the clinic, helping them with their cases, understanding fertility from a very holistic perspective, but also having very strong western medicine background. And so together, we are changing the world, guys. We are helping women all over the world.

What age are you allowed to do IVF using your own eggs in the USA? As far as I know, there’s not an age cutoff. Each clinic has their own cutoffs. But I work with clinics that help women in their 50s that are using their own eggs.

And so without further ado, I’m going to pick someone to come on because these are short and sweet. And we have 15 minutes. So I’m going to go into my thing. Let’s see. Let’s go with… And let’s see how we do. I have my paper and pen ready for my notes.

Oh, she declined. Look at that.

Okay, so let’s see. You don’t want to do it. I’ll go next in line. I’m just going to go down. This is Savanna. See if you would like to join me live.

Savanna:

Hello.

Aimee Raupp:

Hello. How are you?

Savanna:

I’m good. My dogs are barking over here.

Aimee Raupp:

Hi dogs. That’s okay.

Hi, nice to meet you.

Savanna:

Hi. My name’s Savanna. I’m all the way from Brazil. And I’m so happy you picked me. I wasn’t expecting.

Aimee Raupp:

The first person I picked, she declined. So It was meant to be that you took her spot. There you go.

Savanna:

Nice.

So my thing is. We loved your perspective on that. I have a genetic problem. I’m sorry.

Aimee Raupp:

That’s okay.

Savanna:

I’m back.

I have a genetic thing, balanced translocation.

Aimee Raupp:

Yeah.

Savanna:

And I would love your take on the egg diet for that. I’ve been doing it for two months already. And that’s what I would love to see what you have to talk about.

Aimee Raupp:

Do you know what side the translocation is on? Is it in the family?

Savanna:

Probably, it’s on my mother’s side because she’s had two or three miscarriages before me. I have a sister, and I have a cousin on my mother’s side that we know has a translocation as well, a balanced translocation as well. So I think it’s from her side.

Aimee Raupp:

Okay.

Savanna:

And I’ve been doing IVF for a year now. Oh my God. Okay. Okay. I’ve done IVF for a year now. We’ve had two normal inside [inaudible 00:05:01] already, but the transfers did not work. And I’ve had natural pregnancies as well. That’s when I discovered the translocation because of the abortions. I’ve had three pregnancies already.

Aimee Raupp:

Okay.

Savanna:

One of which was twins, natural twins. And that’s it. So now I’m on the quest for another IVF. We’re going to have one more round, probably the last one. And since we can have euploid embryos, we know it’s possible, right?

Aimee Raupp:

Yeah.

Savanna:

But we have been having problems with the transfer.

Aimee Raupp:

Yeah.

Savanna:

Two times already, but it did not stick. So that’s my case.

Aimee Raupp:

How long ago was the last natural pregnancy?

Savanna:

It was in 2021, the beginning of the year.

Aimee Raupp:

And did you have-

Savanna:

Somewhere around May.

Aimee Raupp:

… DNCs for those? Right? You said abortion. So you have DNCs, you had medical procedures, to get rid of the pregnancies?

Savanna:

Not this one. The first one I had a, I don’t know the name in English. It’s called [foreign language 00:06:13]. It’s probably the same thing. And that’s when we found out, because we sent the embryo for genetic analysis. So that’s when we found everything out. The second one was, it was a mistake because we were supposed to go and do the IVF, and I got pregnant by mistake. It did not stick because the embryos probably had some genetic problems as well. And this one I waited to have the miscarriage naturally.

Aimee Raupp:

Okay. Have you had an endometrial biopsy before the transfer? Did they do…? They did.

Savanna:

Yes, I have. I’ve had one. Everything’s okay since I’ve had natural pregnancies. We think there’s no problem with the oven, getting pregnant-

Aimee Raupp:

So what it might be, a uterine thing. So before the last, the frozen transfers, they check to make sure you don’t have endometritis, correct? Not endometriosis.

Savanna:

Yes, yes.

Aimee Raupp:

Endometritis. Okay.

Savanna:

Yes. I don’t have don’t have endometriosis. Endometritis. I’ve done a hysteroscopy. Everything was okay.

Aimee Raupp:

Okay. And how are your periods? Do they come regularly?

Savanna:

Yes. My period is awesome. It comes regularly every 28 days. Sometimes 26. Sometimes 30. But usually 28. Everything is normal.

Aimee Raupp:

No discomfort. No clots, no anything?

Savanna:

No. I’ve been doing acupuncture, specifically for the infertility treatment as well, since last year.

Aimee Raupp:

Okay.

Savanna:

And now, two months ago, I started eating much cleaner and with my bone broths and everything.

Aimee Raupp:

And when was the last transfer? When did that happen?

Savanna:

It was October. It’s very fresh.

Aimee Raupp:

And your lining gets good and thick? Everything looks good there?

Savanna:

It does. It does. Both my transfers were natural cycles. I didn’t have any medication to thicken the lining. Just a little bit of progesterone on the ending.

Aimee Raupp:

What about a baby aspirin? How old are you?

Savanna:

I’m 36. I’ve not had baby aspirin. I don’t have-

Aimee Raupp:

Any clots.

Savanna:

… I don’t have aging for the-

Aimee Raupp:

Right. I wonder, though, because you haven’t implanted, if it’s worth thinking about that you introduce, bring it up to your doctor, of I know outside the US. Oh, I lost you. Are you there?

Savanna:

I’m here. I’m here.

Aimee Raupp:

Oh, okay. I know outside the US I think it’s 100 milligrams is what you can find for baby aspirin. But I would talk with your doctor for the next transfer. Just consider throwing in a baby aspirin and seeing if that can help. Just because you’ve had two transfers, and it didn’t work. But you’re getting pregnant naturally. I think there’s just something to really think about there, even though you’re doing the natural transfer. The other thing, well, how much fish oil are you taking?

Savanna:

I’m having… Okay. 100 milligram. Is that it? Per day? 1,000. I’m sorry.

Aimee Raupp:

Okay. I would increase that to 2000 milligrams a day.

Savanna:

Okay.

I was able to buy some liver pills from the US because we don’t have that here.

Aimee Raupp:

Okay. And then your vitamin D status. Do you know what your vitamin D level is?

Savanna:

Oh, my vitamin D is good. I’ve been supplementing that for a while as well. And it’s good.

Aimee Raupp:

Was it low-

Savanna:

My iron is good.

Aimee Raupp:

Okay. Your iron and everything’s good. There’s an interesting research paper someone just showed me that low vitamin D statuses is correlated to implantation failure, which I think is really interesting. But that doesn’t seem like the case for you. So what else? Let me think. I would just think about, I would do… Go ahead. Sorry. Are you talking? No.

Your acupuncturist, do they do herbs?

Savanna:

Yep. Chinese herbs.

Aimee Raupp:

Are you doing any?

Savanna:

I take those.

Aimee Raupp:

You take those?

Savanna:

Yeah.

Everything. I’ve got everything. Since my problem’s genetics, we try to tackle every angle. I’ve been having royal jelly as well.

Aimee Raupp:

Yeah.

Savanna:

I’ve been told that’s good for genetics.

Aimee Raupp:

Yeah. Because with the translocation, it’s typically a numbers game, which I know you know. So making the euploids, you’ve gotten some without the translocation. So that’s the one side of it. But then the other side is uterine receptivity, which you’ve been pregnant naturally on your own. So IVF should work. So it’s like why is it not? Unless it’s, the things I would rule out is endometritis, which you’ve already ruled out. Maybe it’s worth a hysteroscopy before transfer the just to make sure everything’s clean in there. That’s something we could bring up. And then what I’ve seen here is if the first two transfers don’t take, some docs are just like, “All right. Let’s just put a baby aspirin in the mix. Let’s increase your fish oil.” Do things even though you don’t necessarily have the genetics to support with a clot, you don’t have a clotting factor disorder. I would probably try it too.

Savanna:

Yeah. Yeah. I think that’s pretty much the only thing we haven’t tackled.

Aimee Raupp:

Is that baby asprin. And Then I would do your caster oil packs, continue your acupuncture, everything to improve circulation and blood flow. And I think there’s also argument for, do you want to try again naturally or you don’t think it’s worth it? Since you know can make them, is that for you?

Savanna:

It’s probably going to be the next step. Because we’ve been trying the IVF already. Probably this one is going to be the last one, and it might be one path for us.

Aimee Raupp:

Right. So how many eggs did you collect? How many did you send off?

Savanna:

Oh, I collect, I have a good amount of eggs. I’ve been, let me see, I’ve had five, I think.

Aimee Raupp:

So you and all five and two were euploid without the translocation.

Savanna:

I have had five collectors, and then I’ve had 12, 16-

Aimee Raupp:

Okay.

Savanna:

… eggs each time.

Aimee Raupp:

And how-

Savanna:

But it takes a lot to get one euploid.

Aimee Raupp:

Excuse me. How many did you send off to get the one euploid or the two euploid without the translocation?

Savanna:

The first euploid I had to send 22 eggs. The second one, it was a lot more because it was three cycles, and 16 eggs or so in each cycle. So it was about 40, 40 something, 50 something eggs to have one with euploid.

Aimee Raupp:

And then this time you’re just going to do one more retrieval, or are you going to do another bulk?

Savanna:

I’m going to do a [inaudible 00:13:26] team, and that’s it.

Aimee Raupp:

Yeah, I think that’s it. It’s two different departments for you. One, getting that normal without the translocation, and then, two, making sure the uterine environment is as receptive as it can be. And so to me, then I think about the hysteroscopy, the endometrial biopsy, doing the baby aspirin, increasing the fish oil. I would do all the Chinese, I would just do all the things you’re doing because this is an odds game more than it’s anything else.

Savanna:

Yeah, I think that’s it.

Aimee Raupp:

I know I feel like I don’t have much other advice for you, but other than to keep going. And then let’s see. What does she say? What are the percentages with translocation.

Savanna:

What percent? Yeah.

Aimee Raupp:

Yeah. It’s low depends.

Savanna:

It depends on the translocation. Yeah.

Aimee Raupp:

Yeah.

Savanna:

It depends. My translocation is a little bit big, so it has a lot of… It’s number six and 18 or whatever, and it has a lot of swap between the chromosomes.

Aimee Raupp:

Yeah. So it’s playing that numbers game. I have someone else that’s dealing with translocation right now. It’s on the other side, on the male factor side. So we’re considering sperm donor if we don’t get… That’s the only other consideration at some point. But I think you could-

Savanna:

Yeah, I feel like men have a little bit of advantage.

Aimee Raupp:

I know.

Savanna:

Because they have a lot more-

Aimee Raupp:

I know.

Savanna:

… sperm to go with.

Aimee Raupp:

But you are getting pregnant, which miscarriages absolutely suck obviously, but you could think about that, too, of do this next round, collect, get what you get. Then I would really make sure everything uterine-wise looks clean, everything looks like it should, and then transfer. And then if not, it’s time to consider, okay, we’re going to try naturally and see. It’s like rolling the dice, though. I know.

Savanna:

Yeah.

Cool. Thank you very much.

Aimee Raupp:

Oh, I hope I’ve helped.

Savanna:

I really wanted to know your take on that, on the dieting and-

Aimee Raupp:

Yeah, I feel like you’re doing all this. Do it all, right? Because we can always make even more. Hopefully, maybe, this retrieval will get even more euploids so we have more to work with. That’s number one. And then number two is to really make sure that you join an environment. I would think, too, of they’ve tested you for everything, but I would just talk about a repeat hysteroscopy, something like that before the transfer, just to make sure the uterus is as receptive as it could be. Nothing’s in the way.

Savanna:

Cool Okay. Thank you very much.

Aimee Raupp:

You’re welcome. Good luck.

Savanna:

I appreciate it. I’m sorry about the mess at the beginning. I’m really sorry.

Aimee Raupp:

Oh. It’s called life. We’re all human.

Hi puppy. Okay. All right. Well, good luck. I’m sending love. Okay.

Savanna:

Thank you. Bye-bye.

Aimee Raupp:

Bye-bye.

I’m going to let her hang up. And I’m going to go through… I see there are some comments here. I haven’t been live in a while, so I’m just going to go through, I see some comments. Yeah, translocations are tough, man. It’s basically dealing with, it’s a real numbers game. And so the things that we always think about is, okay, first we get the embryos… And this is really any case that’s dealing with IVF or implantation challenges or recurrent pregnancy losses, and then we want to make sure the uterine environment is going to be receptive. And that’s where we have to do deeper digging. Sometimes there’s adenomyosis. Sometimes there’s endometriosis. Sometimes there’s a uterine infection. And all of that has to be ruled out so that we make sure when we transfer those embryos that we work so hard for that everything is in the best shape and possibly can be.

And so yeah, let me just see. Anybody else have any questions? I’ll comment. Cha cha cha. Yeah. Percentages of translocations. I know they’re tough.

Okay guys, it’s been great. I haven’t seen y’all in a while, so it’s nice. I’ll be back on Thursday this week doing a live Q&A, and I’m going to be talking about dining out and surviving parties, et cetera, this holiday season. So you can come to me on Thursday, and I’ll be doing a live Q&A and all that. Okay? So we’ll see you guys then. Ciao. Have a beautiful day.

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