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    Default Should I cancel my first ivf cycle?

    I'm due for EPU on Wednesday and had my last scan today, I have around 17 follicles which they think only 6 should be mature. They range between 10mm-17mm. I don't have PHI and paying everything out of pocket which has been a struggle for us and I don't think it's worth it for only 6 eggs, I know a few people are lucky but I think the odds are stacked against me with only 6 possible eggs. Im on menopur 187.5, 31 no known issues and using donor sperm

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    Follicles can be collected up until 23mm hun I would push for a few more days stimulation with a pick up on Friday instead, that way the little ones may have chance to catch up.

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    Not having PHI would make the decision much harder I agree. However I wanted to let you know our first IVF round ended up going ahead with only 6 mature follies, and extracted 5 eggs! Of these 5 only 3 fertilised and we put 2 back in after only 3 days...

    The odds were seriously stacked against us but somehow we came away with a BFP. My RE told me that being 30yrs old would have certainly helped out cause, so please don't be put off just because of the poor folly response.
    Saying that, your body might take this cycle to kick into gear and if you cancel now you may end up responding better with the next cycle.

    Good luck with your decision

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    I wouldn't cancel, but I might be bias because I would have cried with happiness if I got 6 eggs. My last cycle, they only collected 4 eggs, and I still got my BFP. 2 fertilised, both made it to day 5 and both transferred. One of my friends only collected 1 egg and got her BFP. It really is about quality rather than quantity. You are quite young so your egg quality should still be good! IVF is a bit of a gamble, you could cancel and then your next cycle is worse or heaps better. It's really up to you/your partner to decide if you want to take to risk. Have you tried looking into a low cost clinic if money is the issue?

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    I went to EPU for one egg once. And I did two EPU's for 3 eggs.

    That being said, I was 42 and as my FS said "What if these are your last eggs? What if you let these ones go and there are no more?"

    It was a point well made at the time, and you have the benefit of age on your side. But do have a good think about it. Age is no guarantee that you'll get more next time, and at the end of the day it's always quality over quantity.

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    I wouldn't cancel at all. You have to remember it's quality of the eggs not the quantity of them. You could have 12 follies and pick them all up and none are any good for transfer or you could have 12 follies and pick up 6 and all 6 are good. You just don't know as it is all science

    And if you do cancel you will have to tell them today as you have to have your trigger shot tonight For epu on Wednesday. It would also be a massive waste of the drugs that get bulk billed to Medicare apart from a very tiny fee we actually pay (mine was $150 at a private clinic)

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    I would go for it, otherwise you will always wonder "what if" if your subsequent cycles fail

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    Thanks ladies for all your advice!

    I think I'll stick with it, was just a bit disheartened as they told me previously that my egg reserve is 27.5 so we should expect to get lots of eggs but it hasn't happened that way for some reason. They called me today and said my blood results were fantastic for this process so I'm to do the trigger shot tonight. Eeekkk!!

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    If your EPU is on Wednesday why are you doing trigger tonight? Or have they pushed it for Thursday EPU? You might find the extra couple of days will help a few more eggs mature. You might be suprised on the day.

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    I don't know?? They just called in the afternoon and said my blood results were excellent so I'm to take the trigger that night?


 

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