I am 41 and my husband and I are doing IVF. I have no known fertility issues, but hubby had a vasectomy many years ago, so here we are.
My first stimulated cycle was in February. After 20 years of being on the contraceptive pill, I managed to produce a single egg which failed to fertilise.
My second stimulated cycle was better - I made 3 eggs in total, two of which were sucessfully fertilised.
The first egg was apparently not the best, but they transferred it in fresh around Day 3. It failed to stick.
My second egg, which was described to me as a Grade A 'Hatching' one is due to be transferred in tomorrow. I am nervous as all get-out.
Since my last stimulated cycle I have had two 'trial runs' on Clomid to gear up my ovulation. I produced 5 and 6 eggs respectively (which were never harvested), a result which I suppose is encouraging. My uterine thickness is apparently ok, although i do require daily Solone tablets and Clexane injections.
My clinic has gone to great lengths to tell me that my chances are not good, purely because of my age. The figures they are quoting are 5-10% likelihood of success.
I know I'm 41, but I'm in reasonably good health. I am 10kgs overweight which I know is not good, but I am eating healthily and am trying to address that. I also participate in gentle walking each day.
My mother had a baby naturally at 45, and we have no family history of miscarriage, going right back to grandparents.
I guess I'm just looking for a little hope that it might work.
Are my odds really THAT BAD?
Thank you for any comments you can make.