Hey Blonde, yes our first cycle was regular ivf, no icsi and we got our best conversion rate from eggs(10) to blastsocysts(3). After that we started pgd for which they insisted on icsi. So glad the new FS does not think it is needed. He didn't go so far as saying the icsi itself is bad for the eggs despite me complaining that my eggs were lysed by it but he did say pregnancy rates are higher without icsi. Of course icsi has to be done when there are sperm problems. But I'd rather avoid it from now on.
As you said, it takes a great deal of strength to go through more ivf once the grieving process has begun. I'm betting you're so glad now that you did! DH and I still have some talking to do. I'm scared of wrecking my marriage over it. Future cycles will mean a lot of travel for me. I was fortunate to have my old clinic 5 mins down the road and my FS's office literally on my street!
In regards to supplements the only thing he wants me to take is a prenatal vitamin. He's said I can stay on coq10 if I want to but it doesn't do anything. Obviously he is not a believer in supplements, unlike the famous Wazza. He is however an associate professor and the director of Genea so I'll do as he says.
Luckyme, so are you transferring a remaining frostie or doing one last stim? I think it's sensible to take a break between your TTC efforts and foster care. That's another whole process that will require lots of energy.
Good luck Leyshoja.
Tuxcat, how you faring?