I recently learnt about a technique called the Colorado Technique which is geared towards older women and those women with multiple failures. It is used to improve the lining of the uterus to aid implantation of the embryo.
Sounds like this technique was made for me. I am older, have had multiple failures and implantation seems to have been an issue. In fact, a work colleague who did IVF swears by it. Using this technique helped her conceive her baby boy at age 43!
The protocol varies by stage and individual Doctors may vary it slightly but in the general protocol works something like this:
1. Commence Baby Asprin (Astrix, Cartia, Cardiprin) when you commence Syneral / Lucrin.
2. Your husband commences Doryx 100mg twice a day for 7 days when you commence Gonal F / Puregon.
3. You stop Asprin on the day of your first ultrasound.
STAGE THREE: The day after the Trigger Injection (Pregnyl)
4. Commence Prednisolone 25mg at night for 5 nights.
5. Commence Augmentin 500mg orally twice a day for 5 days.
STAGE FOUR: The day after egg pick up.
6. Crinone (Progresterone gel) one application each morning.
7. Apply two Estraderm mx patches 100mcgm to the buttock (one on each buttock). Change alternative days.
8. Recommence Baby Asprin.
9. Have intercourse the night before embryo transfer.
- Continue Asprin, Crinone/Estraderm Patches until the pregnancy test.
- If the test is positive, treatment continues to 6 weeks.
- If the ultrasound shows a viable pregnancy, continue all tyreatments until 13 weeks are completed.
- The Asprin continues to the 34th week of the pregnancy.
I can’t guarantee the accuracy but this seems to be the general idea. I guess I will find out more when I see my new Fertility Specialist next week.