Thanks ladies, I've agreed to do my first FET. I'm going to ask they transfer between 2 and 4 in, because the likelihood of them sticking is quite low, cos they've already used the better quality ones..
I've just had my egg retrieval and I'm a little disappointed. At my last scan 3 days ago I had 20+ good size eggs and today they only collected 15. I'm sure not all of them are mature and out of the mature ones not all will fertilise so feeling a bit bummed. The lab will call me later today to tell me how many were mature and again tomorrow to tell me how many fertilised
@bubbles21 - that happened to me.. There were 10 follies in first cycle and they were only able to get 2 eggs! This time 17 follie, but only 10 eggs. All but 1 fertilised, only none took.. You may be pleasantly surprised hun. Wait for their call., you honestly will be pleasantly surprised, as I was when both the eggs in first cycle fertilised.. I wasn't expecting that. I really hope they all fertilise.. I learnt this today: FX for you hun!
Hi all, I'm new to this so hope I'm in the right post. Doing my 1st cycle of IVF and day 4 into my gonal F injections. Had a blood test this morning to see how things are going and just got a call from my clinic to say nothing is happening. Now have to up my injection from 250 to 450 and then go on Monday for blood test and scans. Really worries I'm not responding and won't be able to continue. Has anyone else experienced this?
@lotsathoughts - I hope you manage to keep busy this week and keep your mind off things xx
@pingc383 - 4 embryos is very risky hun I think most fs would refuse that especially as some of the embryos can split and give multiples. I know you feel your chances have gone down due to the grading but that is not necessarily the case as the chromosomes have not been tested. I would definitely ask for 2 to go back we did a double transfer back in April and may ask for one again in the future. Good luck hun x
@bubbles21 - Sorry to hear you are dissapointed with your numbers at EPU. So frustrating when you were expecting more from the scan. Hoping the lab phone with good news with maturity and fert rates. Thinking of you hun hope you are not in too much pain x
@mish239 - Welcome hun don't worry to much that you have no action as yet. As this is your first cycle they have no idea how you are going to react so will be taking things slowly, its the best way so you don't over stimulate. Good luck with it all and ask away if you have any questions x
@mish239 - this happened to me during my first cycle. I was given synarel for a week and then started 300 units of Gonal f on day 3. I went in for a scan on day 9 and apart from 4 follies, nothing else was happening.. So they upped my dose to 450 and when I went back on day 11, they saw more follies, but they weren't ready to trigger, so another week on Gonal f and luveris and blood tests showed I'd get about 8 eggs. I got 2 the day they collected the eggs.. Apparently I had a chemical pregnancy, but I was on HCG injections, so I think it was pregnyl not a chemical.
Second cycle, they started me on 450 Gonal f and luveris and ten days on growth hormone and while there were about 15 follicles, they only got 10 eggs. 9 fertilised and 3 further were discarded cos they were abnormal. I got told today it was another chemical. Again, I'm on pregnyl (HCG injection for estrogen and progesterone support) so not sure if was chemical.
@Heyside - you're right, I think they'll only do 2.. But if nothing has taken to date and my FS refuses to believe the pregnyl is still in my system, I have no hope of trying to find another way.. I'm sure she'll tell me it's a bad batch of eggs and to keep trying
as per my signature we first thought it was MFI then we changedclinics in 2014 (first clinic only went to 3 days not 5 days) and them taking it to 5 days we still only got B grade embryos and a lot of fragmenting.. Basically told in 2014 that we would likely need an egg donor. I was not prepared to accept it then and took it very hard. Decided I wanted to try again in 2015 and so my Dr changed my protocol and had me on testosterone gel for 2 weeks before starting meds.. They thought I was going to get heaps of eggs (normally average anywhere from 12-16) as I had about 20 follicles but they only got 8 however from that 8 they were able to freeze two perfect AA grade (our first ever) embryos (they thought I was going to get OHSS so they did a freeze all) however one survived the thaw and the one that was transferred didn't implant.
it was then at that point that I was able to accept that for us to have our family we would need an egg donor. We hadn't told most of our family exactly how many cycles we had done so they were surprised and sad for us as well of course.
My beautifyl 29 year old, mum of 4 cousin offered to be our egg donor. We were due to start this month (after having done all the mandatory blood tests and counselling) but she got tonsillitis so we are kicking her cycle off in August and we will hopefully have frosties to transfer in November.....
wow sorry for the long winded story!
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