I guess I have been 'stalking' this site for a while now but I have actually never registered. I am now at a stage where I really feel like I need some advice and maybe even some support from others who might be going through the same thing.
My husband and I are both 28 and lead pretty healthy lifestyles. We have had two IVF cycles and I have poor egg quality.
I have had a laporoscopy, histerology and a histerosalpinogram (spelling?) I have signs of PCOS but everything else is 'perfect'. My husbands sperm is fine.
Our first IVF cycle we had 13 eggs, four fertilised and none made it to blast - they all stopped growing at six cells and they had fragments. This was devastating.
Our second IVF cylce we had 15 eggs and PICSI was performed on 13. Four fertlised and one was showing signs of getting to blast so it was transferred. The pregancy test was negative. Also devastating...
After this result my husband and I came up with a plan - I guess this helps us deal with all of this. We are going to have one more IVF cycle and if the same thing happens we will go with an egg donor. If we are able to make one or more viable embryos then we will keep trying.
Our specialist has told us that we may need to consider egg donation and there is not much that can be done for females with poor eggs. We have an appointment with her in the next month (or earlier) and I'm just trying to get some questions together. I want to ask about transferring more than one embryo at day three, DHEA, nutrition etc, what can be done overseas and participating in studies.
I would be interested to hear about other people's journeys with bad egg quality and any advice would be much appreciated. I still can't believe this is happening... I just want to start a family...
Thanks for listening.