You make an excellent point! Thanks for sharing 😊Hi @SharonG!
We are the same age... so don't worry! You've still got a few years up your sleeve!! and being older will make you a better mum than a young un.
On a different topic... One thing I've been meaning to mention on this thread is the increased chances of success with PGS. The tech seems to be more advanced in Greece. The embies are tested at 3 days and you get results back prior to the 5 day transfer.
The interesting thing is you may have perfect looking 4AA embies at day 5, but if there are any chromosomal issues, the embies will likely die and not implant. This was the case for us. 7 perfect 4AA 5 day blasts but only 4 'good' ones. We could have taken pot luck and transfered 2 non tested ones... but what if they had been 2 of the 'bad' ones?? I would have got a BFN and would potentially have been blaming myself.
Our nurse informed us a week prior to heading to Greece that another couple just had 6 perfect looking embies that all tested 'bad'. This was after a series of ivf dissapointments. Their trip to Greece has at least now provided answers and directions for their next steps.
In Oz, DH had a number of tests that all came up fine. The sperm looked ok, concentration ok and morphology was great. But his previous partner had 4 miscarriages and 2 live births. He then had a FISH test with most parameters ok, but one area indicated there 'may' be issues. Based on that result our Greek clinic recommended PGS.
I recently read a stat that said male issues could be contributing to 30% of unsuccessful ivf attempts. Up till recently it has been difficult to determine this cause.
PGS of 7 embies cost us an extra 2500 euros. But that cost is not great compared to another trip to Greece. Especially at my age I wanted to do everything in my power to get a success the first time.
It's very early days for me yet... and I hope I don't upset anyone, but just thought I'd share this info as it may help others - especially those who've made repeat attempts. It is likely not anything you are doing wrong.