Hi Dr Sterling,
A little bit of background, we have been TTC to 2 years, after doing all of the different tests we have been advised that my Husband carries the Cystic Fibrosis gene and suffers Azoospermia. He produces sperm in his testes but thee is no tube to transport it to the outside so we need to use testicular aspiration and ICSI to be able to conceive a child. My Husband had all types of Karotype testing done in the beginning and I believe this is the only issue with his infertility.
In August 2010 we underwent our first cycle of IVF and were fortunate enough to get our BFP the first time (transferred 1X 5 Day blast), unfortunately this resulted in a missed miscarriage at 8 weeks. I was really surprised by this as i was told my levels were all really high and i had EXTREME morning sickness wich my Dr advised was a really good thing and indicated a healthy pregnancy. I went for a scan at 7 weeks only to be told the heart beat was 60BPM and it was measuring 5w3d, very small for where it should be, then second scan the following week revealed no heart beat at all. The FS has sent of a sample of the placenta to determine the cause of this, and the results aren’t due for another week. My FS scheduled me for a D&C the following day so it would be over with quickly and we could try a FET on my next cycle.
So my question is:
- We still have 2 frozen blasts, what are the chances of these two resulting in the same as our first blast?
- Would my husbands condition been the cause for this miscarriage?
- I only had one blood test to find out I was pregnant, and no follow ups until the 7 week scan. Should my clinic have done a few more in those three weeks to check my levels?
- And lastly, since my D&C my legs have been aching all the time. I am a very fit person and it feels like I have run a marathon every morning when I get up – is this anything to do with the procedure?
Many Thanks for your help