I can understand your disappointment @tuxcat when you were hoping all 10 might fertilise. Kudos for propping up your egg donor emotionally. You're a star. C'mon fifth little embryo. 4 or 5 is still great hun. I guess it's about adjusting your expectations now. Getting into the 5 precious little embryos headspace. Snap, crackle, pop little ones! Do you now have the nervous wait until day 3?
On the intralipid / egg thing - I was reading something yesterday on Dr Bravemans site about how the future of intralipids could include using Fish Oil as its less inflammatory (Omega 3s vs Omega 6 oils)...i don't like the idea of filling myself with the soybean/egg mix personally but am going give it another go next round. I wonder if ultra high dose fish oil could help (omega 3)? Anyway, hugs
thanks girls I didn't expect all 10 to fertilise,but was hoping for 8. Its easy to have 100% fertilisation when you've only got a few so its different now I guess. Next update day 3 - thurs so that will be fun!!
As i said to our donor, we had good fertilisation results but they never worked so its only one small step in the big picture. Its just going to be an anxious wait more than I thought it would be now that the numbers have shrunk. But there are still 4 definite so lets hope we get a beautiful blast or 2 out of it all.
Yep single transfer definitely. Ive never had the option to do differently and wouldn't with DE anyway - but its never been mentioned anyway
I think 4/5 is a great result @tuxcat. here's hoping you get lots of blasts to choose from. best of luck for the nervewracking few days until the next call. hope work is keeping you busy - hard not to think about them all day! keep growing little embies
1-2 is my perfect number (assuming they work first go), so then it's bub & possible sibling, and less guilt about what to do with the extras/unused ones later.
@tuxcat a nerve wrecking time for u and you're providing strength to your donor as well which is amazing. Those little eggs will be golden so don't be too let down by the numbers, it's SO hard when we have the high expectations after everything we go through. I'm so excited for you xxx
winsor yes I have to keep reminding myself that these ones might actually work so having just enough for a few tries is all we need. At the start I said to myself that if we got 4 blasts I would be super happy but now I think that probably won't happen. Its just the nature of the beast isnt it, one minute its going along superbly and the next its a slap in the face. I definitely need to bury myself in my work today and tomorrow thats for sure. Its going to be agonising!!!
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