@Muchulu1 YAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Such awesome news! What a strong heart beat!! And to be measuring a few days ahead what a trooper!
Is your next scan at 12 weeks now?
@hopefull29 and @Muchulu1 - its all very frustrating Warren has said hes complained about it so many times in the past. In the past I had 5 embies frozen after a cycle without testing them. At a later date we decided on testing and Warren warned us of the risk as we would be putting the embies through a lot of stress. Unfortunately we lost 2 through the process.
@lotsathoughts - Oh hun thats even more frustrating having to fall on one of three days. My clinic transfer on a Saturday but dont do EPU or pgd. I definitely wouldn't have thought to ask these questions.
@Muchulu1 - Fantastic news hun so happy for you! Enjoy the moment x
@hopefull29 I'm not really sure when my next scan is. I have my final BT with the IVF clinic next Monday. Following that, they'll hand me over to the OB. I have an appt to see the OB in 2 wks. I think I might be having another scan at that appt. I'll be 9wks then.
@Muchulu1 Congratulations, such fabulous news, seeing that heartbeat must be the most amazing feeling xx
Today they collected 10 eggs....double my last lot...i was thrilled as i had set myself up for low numbers😃 I have to wait until tomorrow arvo to see how many fertilised with ICSI, but feeling good right now..yay👍🎉 Crossing fingers i get to day 5 for ET...
I am in pain this time...they had to give me painkillers and I'm doing panadol and hot packs to manage it. Definitely having tomorrow off work to fully recover..i don't want them seeing me walking like an old lady!! Hehee
@hopefull29 yes my OB is also my FS. I hope I've made the right decision! I kinda feel like I'm in the dark when it comes to OB's. I've done lots of googling but I don't really feel any wiser for it! I've felt quite comfortable to let my guard down with my FS so I'm kinda just rolling with that. There have been times I've sat in his office balling my eyes out & he has always been very understanding & proactive.
Great numbers @katham! Let's hope a few fertilize well for you.
Shame about the pain though. I really enjoyed my heat pack this round and was happy my clinic sent one home with me. So comforting.
Rest up and you'll be good in no time xx
@katham congrats on those numbers Hun. Keeping my fingers crossed for a great fertilisation rate tomorrow! Good idea taking tomorrow off work, best to rest up and get ready for a day 5 et!
@Muchulu1 that's great your ob is your fs. Makes it easier I think. My FS will be going on mat leave soon so I'm going to have to find someone else. Which kinda sucks. Hopefully she can recommend someone for me.
@Heyside - that was definitely me that opted for PICSI without any mfi. Remember, PICSI doesn't guarantee the sperm they select will be free from genetic defects. All PICSI does is pick the mature sperm. Just like our eggs are mature/immature, so to is sperm. Mature sperm binds to the hyualaronin whereas immature sperm does not. Sperm can look great, but they can't tell if they are mature by just looking at them. The only down side I read was that they have to change the medium which could put stress on the sperm. As for my experience, I don't know yet if it worked, cos BT is on Friday and I'm taking pregnyl so can't even cheat by poas, but here's what happened in our first cycle with just standard icsi. 2 eggs, both fertilised, both transferred, one was grade 7B+ and the other was 7B++. One took, but resulted in a chemical. This time, second cycle, we used growth hormone, Embryogen and PICSI. 10 eggs collected. I decided to do all PICSI. All inseminated no problem. 24 hours later, 9 fertilised. At 3-day transfer, 6 divided normally, 3 divided abnormally and had to be destroyed. Of the 6, the grades were 2 x 6B, 2 x 8B++, 1 x 8B+ and 1 x 7B++. We transferred 2, 1 x 8B++ and 1 x 8B+. The rest were frozen. So I dunno.. There were more eggs for sure, but the first cycle they were stuffing around with dosing. I don't know if PICSI helped or if it's my eggs that are problematic. I was a bit annoyed 4 were wasted and wonder whether doing 1/2 PICSI and 1/2 IVF would have been the way to go. I still have no idea if DH's sperm can do the work on their own.. The lab steered me into doing PICSI.. What is your lab telling you???
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