I just came across this forum last weekend and was very motivated to see such a supportive community. I've been pretty much alone (aside from DH) on this journey and it has been quite difficult at times. Here are the details of my story:
I started TTC in 2015 (age 35) and more seriously in 2016. In 2016, I went to the fertility doctor because I wasn’t getting pregnant and found out I was in perimenopause. Attempted one IUI which ended up being canceled because I had too many follicles (~5). The following attempts after that didn’t work (cysts in one ovary or poor response). Was referred to the Ottawa Fertility clinic where I was told I wasn’t a candidate for IVF because of a very low ovarian reserve and was advised to use an egg donor.
We started conversations with several clinics and programs, and at some point we considered the options of the DEB USA & Shady Grove offered by the clinic in Ottawa, but realistically we were not in the position to afford that so we looked for options abroad (2017-2018).
I am currently with a clinic in Mexico City where I have a shared risk program (100% refund if no baby at the end of 4 cycles). We started in December of 2018 there.
First donor (Dec-Jan 2019): 12 eggs retrieved but only 4 embryos of good and regular quality were able to make it to day 3. I decided to transfer 2 embryos. The other ones didn’t make it to day 5 to be frozen. Got pregnant in this first one but ultrasound at week 8 showed an anembryonic pregnancy (only the sac developed). Miscarried shortly after stopping the progesterone and estrogen.
Second donor: 16 eggs retrieved and 4 made it to the blastocyst stage. Transfer 2 fresh embryos of very good quality in October of last year but got a BFN. In December 26th of 2019, I had another transfer of the remaining blastocyst that survived the thawing and last week got another BFN.
I am waiting to speak to the doctor to see what is next. I still have 1.5 cycles which would be equivalent to one more IVF with a new donor and 2 transfers. I don't know if something is wrong with me or what but I will ask for PGS and IS in the next cycle to at least have more information.
Thanks for reading