By request, I thought I'd post some info here about prepping for FET #2.
I was able to breastfeed (BF) and wanted to BF the entire first year. I also wanted to do FET #2 summer 2013 so that #2 (if it works) would be due in April or May so I could have the entire summer with him/her. However, the body has to detox BF hormones before the FET ODWU at CCRM. I forget the details but I think I needed to have 1 or 2 non-BF cycles prior to my May FET. So I BF'ed until beginning of March. My cycles were pretty regular by then as DD had been sleeping through the night since she was 6 weeks (thanks to Babywise) and she had started self-weaning and was only BF'ing 1-2 times per day by month 12 of BF.
As for the FET ODWU -- Here's what my appointment included:
1. regroup with Dr. S
3. ultrasound (cycle day 5-13 just like original ODWU -- so no caffeine prior to ODWU)--this was mainly to check my uterine blood flow and to make sure no cysts etc, although they did a follie count (which I thought weird since I wasn't doing a complete IVF but good to know I've still got some just in case)
4. blood work (commicables, Vit D, Progesterone, TSH, I'm sure there were others but I can't remember)
5. Meeting with someone from the Lab to review paperwork re: my embies
6. Meeting with Nurse to review testing, calendar, and consents.
At home I had to get an annual exam/Pap (one has to be done within 12 months of FET so I had to get one even though I'm on an every other year PAP cycle these days). I didn't have to get another mammogram, though.
My DH didn't come with me since he didn't have to give a sample or anything (bc we weren't creating new embies). He did, however, have to get bloodwork done locally and ship it up to Co -- to test communicables.
It was/felt like a shorter appt than the original ODWU.