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  • Low Egg Quality & Quantity - Any hope??

    Hi everyone!

    Would love to hear from anyone who may have been in my situation before.

    Long story, summarised:
    Natural Pregnancy 2009 - MC at 8 weeks
    3 x Unsuccessful IVF Rounds at Melbourne IVF (J McBain)
    Moved Clinics/Specialists (Monash IVF / N Lolatgis)
    Laproscopy diagnosed high NK Cells
    1 x Successful IVF with ICSI & treating for NKC - DS born 2013
    2013 - 2019, a further 10 rounds of IVF with ICSI, through Monash IVF (N Lolatgis), Primary IVF (L Walmsley), Back to Nick at Monash IVF and more recently (end of last year) M Lawrence. No success

    The last few rounds we've done, we've only ended up with 1 embryo and doctors seem to think it's due to egg quantity and quality (though I'm only 36). I've been trying so hard to move on from IVF and just enjoy our beautiful boy but I can't! My friend has offered her eggs to me, which is incredible but also terrifying!!

    Have booked in to see L Burmeister at No 1 Fertility at the start of December to see if she can do something different that might get us pregnant again before going down the donor egg road.

    Any advice / experience / chat welcomed

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    @MrsL2011 I do have low egg quantity & quality and therefore have been rejected by IVF clinics but I'm now 42 with a history of recurrent miscarriage (6x) so don't think I'll ever have children. BUT I know there are some other ladies here on the forum that are your age group and also have the same issue and they'll be able to comment in a more positive manner. :-)

    What was your latest AHM if I may ask?

    Honestly? I think there's hope for you! Two colleagues of mine have gone with Burmeister and both had successes on first attempt (while they had issues getting pregnant before naturally and through other IVF clinics), so I would not give up yet especially as you're much younger than me and at 36 your egg quality should be totally fine! It should only start to decrease from age 38 onward so I would disregard what the other IVF doctor said.

    See what Burmeister has to say. She is a bit more experimental and will try out other things - which seem to work for a lot of women.
    Good luck, stay hopeful and enjoy your little boy!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by martha View Post
      @MrsL2011 I do have low egg quantity & quality and therefore have been rejected by IVF clinics but I'm now 42 with a history of recurrent miscarriage (6x) so don't think I'll ever have children. BUT I know there are some other ladies here on the forum that are your age group and also have the same issue and they'll be able to comment in a more positive manner. :-)

      What was your latest AHM if I may ask?

      Honestly? I think there's hope for you! Two colleagues of mine have gone with Burmeister and both had successes on first attempt (while they had issues getting pregnant before naturally and through other IVF clinics), so I would not give up yet especially as you're much younger than me and at 36 your egg quality should be totally fine! It should only start to decrease from age 38 onward so I would disregard what the other IVF doctor said.

      See what Burmeister has to say. She is a bit more experimental and will try out other things - which seem to work for a lot of women.
      Good luck, stay hopeful and enjoy your little boy!
      Thanks for your reply : ) actually not sure of last AMH but getting one done again on my next day one. Have had an issue with quantity but I’m sure my quality is of that of an older person even though I’m only 36.

      I’m so sorry to hear of all your devastating losses; I hope the near future brings you a miracle, or the peace to move on (one of my friends who is 46 just had a baby last year) xx

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      • #4
        OMG, you've alreday passed such a long way!! I'm not a newbie myself. We used donor egg with IVF to conceive our LO#1. Still they're currently inventing new methods aimed at ''rejuvenating'' own eggs. I wish we could have used it! Anyway, have you heard about so called mitochondrial donation. The point is that they take some healthy active mitohondria out of a donor's egg and place it back to a patient's own egg. These mitochondria supply own eggs with extra energy needed for fertilization and further embryo development. Here's a nice article about the method ~https://biotexcom.com/mitochondrial-...the-age-of-40/. I know a repro center which offers different packages concerning the procedure. If any questions, feel free to pm me. All the very best on your way, hugs.

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        • #5
          Hi ladies I am similar...

          Plenty of eggs - AMH was 21 and I am 37 but egg quality has been an issue (due to endo I presume)

          Ivf #1 - 13 collected/ 2 embryos (26yo) - chemical
          FET - neg
          Ivf #3 - 16 collected - 6 embryos - 1 normal from pgd testing - neg
          Ivf #4 - did long down reg - 1 embryo - chemical

          Dhea - natural preg - mc 7 weeks
          Dhea - 2 other chemicals

          We also have partial dq alpha match.. we had given up and moved on but now I am not sure.. am I wasting my time/money/sanity or is there hope? I wish the doctors would have been more aggressive in the early stages when I was 26... I became depressed from IVF so could nit do cycles back to back and the IVF always flared up my endo which is finally under control.

          We don't want to do donor eggs.

          Can anyone share a similar story that all worked out?

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          • #6
            My first ivf failure ended with early miscarriage. Though I wasn't ready for this outcome. We changed the clinic. During the course of treatment we're engaged with many different specialists. At times, it may feel unsettling to feel passed from one pair of hands to the next. And we may wish for greater personal attention. That's true unless you get truly confident with the place you are with. I remember they told us at BTC we had to consider using donor eggs to have chances. Our clinic had a database of more than 600 donors so that we could choose among them. Using de was included into the package price. Also all the meds and needed services. In the case of 5 failures they refund money paid back. Looking back now we have not a single euro to regret about. We COULD choose from healthy donors with proven fertility. DE option does make people happy though having only one-sided relation. But once you hold your baby in your arms - he'll be absolutely yours! Wish you all the best of luck in the world!

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