I am so sad to hear about those of you that are still struggling on this journey, and yet pleased that you are not just giving up. I know how heart-wrenching this journey can be.
Lite-fantastic - I wanted to reply as I haven't been on for a while and I still receive notifications to my email and wanted to answer yours. We have had success with this process and wish we knew from the beginning that our 'normal' embies would be the ones to make it. I would have been ok with doing CGH with our first attempt if I knew I was going to have a few losses along the way. Anyway, we had our first round of IVF in November of 2011 and had 2 transfers form this round. Both times I was 'positive' and then miscarried. Once at 8 weeks and once at about 5 weeks. We still have 2 frozen embryos from this round. We had all the possible checks you could imagine and neither myself or my husband had any reason to be 'miscarrying' ( i.e. no sperm issues or uteus issues, endo etc ). I do have PCOS and egg quality may be a problem, but this was not the confirmed reason for my miscarrying as many women with PCOS have sucess with IVF. I was slightly over-stimulated with the drugs and my doc said that this COULD cause poor egg quality ( but not guaranteed ). They told us that my early miscarraiges could be due to chromosomal abnormalities and it was a numbers game. I was 38 after the 2 losses and we felt like we were running out of time. So we requested a new round with PGD - CCH. In the meantime, I had a biopsy of my uterus to check for NK cells or any other 'internal' issues. THis is also supposed to be a good thing to do just before a transfer. Something about it making your lining a bit better - not sure exactly why?? My doc also suggested that this new cycle be an antagonist cycle which meant fewer drugs. He claimed that sometimes this can be better for egg quality as there arent as many meds. So we were aiming for fewer eggs but BETTER quality. In the meantime, I had my biopsy and everything came back normal. It was also suggested to me by a friend that works for an IVF company different to who I was with, to try Clexane. She claimed that this has helped women who have recurring miscarriages. My doc said that I did not have a blood-clotting disorder and didnt need to be on the clean, however, he was happy for me to have it if I wanted. I had been assured that it does not hurt either way. I am still on the Clexane injections and I am now 20 weeks pregnant. Anyway, we got 10 eggs all up and 5 made it through for testing on day 5/6. The result came back a few weeks later and we had 2 normal embryos. We had both transferred ( very rare - we had to beg!! and we used my age as the reason ). We have been successful and I am now 20 weeks pregnant with a baby boy. Sadly, one of the 2 embryos split and formed 2! We would have ended up with triplets!! But the one that split was struggling. NOt because of chromosomal issues, but because the 'split' didnt occur correctly. We are still overjoyed as the reason we put 2 in was incase one didnt take. So you see, there is success from this process. It always makes me sad when I hear that 'tested' enbryos that come back normal, end up in a chemical or as a negative. It breaks my heart as I thought that PGD would rule this out by having 'normal' embryos to transfer. I guess the issue is not just the embryos though. We had every other test done possible to ensure there wasnt some 'other' reason I was miscarrying. I know how terribly hard this process is, but dont give up! ASk lots of qquestions and demand lots of tests!! Sorry I dont remember what your post said exactly. Have you had a biopsy on your uterus and all the bloodwork to go with it??
Anyway, I wanted to share our journey as I hope it has helped or at least given you a little hope!!
I hope everyone has a lovely xmas and that 2013 brings us all healthy pregnancies and babies!!!