Btae good you have great stim outcomes even if he did cancel the cycle. In such good hands, good for you!
We did a 50/50 hubby and donor sperm cycle last year. We have significant known issues with hubby's sperm but he needed one more try and was happy to do this.
This was our 5th stim (second with warren) and we got our first ever day 5 embryos!! From Over 20 eggs none of hubby's make it past day 3/4 and we ended up with 4 donor embryos of varying quality. We got our BFP from that fresh cycle but sadly our son was stillborn in February (not related to IVF or donor). We transferred the last 3 embryos with no luck.
We are cycling again now (day 5) and will be using all donor sperm.
It was a tough decision but we are so glad we decided to try. It was our own little study and it showed that donor is our best chance of becoming parents.
It's just important to discuss what you will do if you get da 5 embryos from both your partner and donor - will you transfer DP first or best quality first etc. You can't mix them and you must know which is transferred.
@mummymaybe thanks so much for sharing your experience! Oh my goodness luv I'm so sorry for your loss, one of the hardest things I can imagine going through.
So excited for this cycle!! Are you doing same protocol as before?
Yes thanks for the tip, I don't think DP is quite there yet but I know he so dearly wants me to be a mum (he's a daddy already and wants more). X
It took us months to decide to use a donor, we took about 6 months without any IVF and just talked and talked. It's a huge decision and you need to be ok with it. This is tough when your AMH is low I'm sure.
After 3 years of trying we decided we care much more about having a baby than how it happens. Genes just aren't important to us anymore. I would use donor eggs (my sister has offered) if we needed them.
I didn't get much info about this embryoscope.. Have they got it hooked up to the Internet so I can stalk my own embies minute by minute to check how they're dividing? What additional benefits do I get if I pay for this embryoscope service? Can I ring the lab every hour asking for an update? I thought I heard @Heyside say she could call as much as she wanted to check on the status of her embies or am I imagining things? Or is that an additional service I can pay for?
For those of you using or have used Scitropin A (growth hormone), can you tell me the size of each vial? I don't have a script just yet, but my chemist just asked me if I want 2 x 5ml or 1 x 10ml vial. I recall that one vial was supposed to last 3 days. Is the dosage 1 ml per day or 3ml per day? Can someone help? I can't get through to Wazza's nurses, their phones have been engaged for some time..
@Grace1 yes that's it. It feels long because that first month you just wait for day 20. The actual stim takes the same time. I never got good results with short cycles.
@pingc383 the main advantage is that the embryos remain at a stable temperature rather than being pulled in and out of the freezer. I guess you could ring more but I doubt anything more than daily updates would tell you much.
We got our growth hormone from Warren, I can't remember the dose but I know it was the cheapest option.
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