DH and I are both 40, we've been ttc 1 for 4 years, 2 natural pregnancies - 1 blighted ovum aged 36 and 1 ectopic in the space of 6 months when we first started trying. After the ectopic, i had all the tests, tubes clear but no pregnancies. DH has had both sperm tests and all good, we have no other issues, although I do have adenomyosis which hasnt seemed to be a problem carrying a pregnancy.
So we moved to IVF in Jan 13 - heres a run down of our IVF cycles..
Jan 13-short cycle 225 gonal f - resulted in a cancelled cycle as there was 1or 2 eggs
Mar 13 - short cycle 350 gonal f - 3 eggs, 2 fertilised and 1 8 cell 3 day tfr=BFN
Jun 13 - short cycle 375 puregon - 6 eggs, 4 fertilised and 2 day 5 blasties, 1 tfred/1 frozen = BFP but mmc at 13 weeks due to chromosomal abnormality.
Oct 13 FET - BFN
Feb 14 - short cycle 375 puregon+saizen= 3 eggs, 2 fertlised-day 3 1x4 cell and 1x5 cell - nothing to transfer at day 5
May 14 - down reg cycle 350 puregon - 1 egg, 1 fertilsed and 1x4cell 3 day transfer - BFN
Aug 14 - short cycle 375 puregon - 5 eggs/2mature-2fertilised - and tomorrow is day 3 so will get next update then..
So it seems that as soon as I have hit 40, (feb this year) my cycles have turned to crap. Ive been cycling with RPA who I have found great up until this year when I feel that their approach is a bit too 1 size fits all and not having access to a FS as the cycle progresses has been starting to annoy me.
Im feeling pretty negative now about this current cycle, Im waiting for them to call me tomorrow with the same "slow growing embyos" (which basically means another failed cycle) that we have had the past 2 cycles. I know I shouldn't get ahead of myself, but its just so heart breaking going through so much and then it just being such a dud.
My next step I think is to go and get another FS opinion - but someone outside of Genea. I think I need someone who is willing to try new things.
Does anyone have advice or has been / is in a similar situation or has been and has had success? I feel that my time is running out and Im looking for some hope.
Also if anyone has any FS recommendations in Sydney (Im in the St George area) could you pass them on via PM.
thanks so much