I'm new to this site, but given recent experience with 1st IVF cycle, I'm looking for support/advice. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for nearly 2 1/2 years. My FS thought it was due to endometriosis, so I had a lap in September to clear all of this out. However, post lap, we still haven't been able to concieve. We had our first IVF attempt this month. I felt very lucky, as I tolerated everything really well, and when I went for egg collection last monday, I was really happy to be told they got 27 eggs!
However, I tried not to get too carried away, and was aware there was a possibility of none of them fertilising, as i had heard of this happening before (and we weren't doing ICSI as no identified issues with sperm). However, I was devastated the following day, when I received a call from my nurse saying none had fertilised and they were concerned i had 'abnormal eggs'. I spent the following 24 hours beside myself, before I saw my specialist. He was a bit more positive, and said he wasn't sure what the problem was, and that on the day my eggs were retrieved they looked normal, it was only the following day when the lab went back that they didn't look 'right', they were a bit 'crumbly' and some had more than one sperm in it. My specialist can't explain why this has happened, and is doing some research. He is keen to try again, using ICSI, and possibly lower stim doses.
I'm really keen to hear from anyone who has experienced somthing like this? In particular if anyone has any advice on what could be done differently, and whether people have had success in future cycles? I'm really nervous that maybe there is a problem with my eggs and that's why we havne't been able to conceive...I'm not sure IVF is going to help