We have a new plan.. I finally got all of my results from my previous FS despite requesting them numerous times as they had missed my cycle reports which clearly say egg quality was very poor in both previous cycles.. Makes me quite angry that no one mentioned it before.
Onward and upward my current FS has given me a script for DHEA for three/four months for egg quality and then if I am not pregnant we might do one last IVF cycle in Jan... Just need to convince hubby to do another cycle..
They can't test egg quality but they can tell you what the eggs look like when they retrieve them, my notes say that mine looked poor.. The grading of eggs at day 3/5 is after they fertilise which was probably confusing everyone as with our old clinic they were graded as A/AA and this cycle they were B/C with new clinic.
The way I understand it is egg quality is hard to tell from looking, but sometimes they look "not right"under the microscope before fertilization. Mostly though they infer egg quality from how your embryos do after fertilization. Poor fert rates and poor development on Days 1-3 is often from poor eggs. Poor sperm causes issues later from Day 3-5, though bad eggs don't do well then either. Even perfect looking embryos can be chromosomally abnormal though. The only way to test that is PGS.
Grading is so different for each clinic, you need to find out what scale yours uses. For instance mine grades 1-5 on Days 1-3, where 1 is the best grade. Once they're blasts they grade 1-6 for how developed into a blast it is (6 is hatching), plus numbers for the inner and outer cell mass. So it sounds different to yours, I'd definitely ask which scale they use so you can look up the details.
It sucks that there is so much variation in grading etc. All I know is that my eggs look crap but they appear to create good embryos but then like 80% are abnormal so they think it has to do with my eggs..
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