Hi Kim - I was also at PCRM and know how devestating miscarriages can be especially after hearing the heartbeat. I was with Dr roberts and also lost a baby with trisomy 15 at 9 weeks after hearing the heartbeat. None of those 17 eggs from thst cycle led to a live birth despite excellent looking blasts. Like you - I also have unexplained infertility. At 37 I tried another cycle and in an inexplicable twist of fate - 5 measly eggs led to 5 blasts and three live births with two left on ice. I am currently 40. If you don't feel ready to quit a second cycle can indeed produce dramatically different results!of course never any guarantees with this crazy world of infertility but only you know when you're done and ready to put this chapter to peace.
WOW, that is some serious success!! Do you think you'll go for a fourth? How I wish I had 37-year-old frozen embryos. I've been seen by Dr. Rowe since he was at UBC and then at PCRM and am scheduled to see him again in August. I don't believe he does IVF anymore so he would refer me to another Dr. Good to know both of you speak highly of Dr. Roberts, I'll keep that in mind.
Did they say anything to you about your Trisomy 15 loss and what that meant for future pregnancies? I was only told the results and nothing more. From what I understand it's a common cause of early miscarriage. Mine was the same - fetal demise at 9 weeks and the embryo measured 7w6d. It happened the week of my 40th birthday. Not how I envisioned ringing in my forties. Aren't you supposed to go to Vegas or Cabo with girlfriends for your 40th? I was catatonic on the sofa after a D&C. :-(
I'm so happy your journey worked out successfully. I love hearing stories like yours!