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#1 N1111

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 11:21 PM

I had my retrieval today and Im so sad. I had 9 follicles all of dofferent sizes and today I was told they only got 2 eggs. Im still waiting to see what fertilized. I am so emotional right now. I dont know what happened. Could it be the switch In protocol? Maybe they were all empty. I dont even know.

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 07:23 AM

I had my retrieval today and Im so sad. I had 9 follicles all of dofferent sizes and today I was told they only got 2 eggs. Im still waiting to see what fertilized. I am so emotional right now. I dont know what happened. Could it be the switch In protocol? Maybe they were all empty. I dont even know.

@N1111  Don't give up hope yet, those two maybe the only two you need- remember it only takes one! When you are in the right mind set I would ask the RE what she or he thinks could be the issue. Be good to yourself as you wait to hear more news. 



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Posted 21 June 2020 - 07:33 AM

I'm sorry to hear that. This is so emotional, extreme high and lows with slow loss of hope. I hear you and empathize with you. All that being said, now's the time to put your chin up and a brave face. You got TWO eggs! 2 chances! This could be it;). Sending all the best your way. Keep us posted.

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 10:35 AM

I have read empty follicles are a sign of poor egg quality. The eggs are there but they don't detach and become loose inside the follicle. On the other hand, the eggs you did get are likely the best eggs of the bunch, so you still have a chance of having something to transfer. I hope you get at least one embryo. Good luck.



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Posted 21 June 2020 - 04:37 PM

N111 - I am so sorry you're disappointed by results :( My first IVF cycle, I had a similar occurrence - about 50% of my follicles were empty as well. But just a couple of good quality eggs are so rewarding, even if it's fewer than hoped. Hang on to hope for them!


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Me: 38

DH: 43

 

June, July, Aug, Sep 2016: IUI. All BFN.

January 2017: IVF #1. 7 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 - BFP! DD born 10/08/17. heart.gif (2 embryos frozen)

Nov 2018: FET #1. 1 transferred. Chemical pregnancy.

Dect 2018: FET #2. Last embryo transferred. BFN.

April 2019: IVF #2. 16 eggs retrieved, 11 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 (5 frozen). Chemical pregnancy again.

Aug 2019: FET #3. 1 transferred - BFP!  Lost HB at 9 week U/S. MMC.  cry.gif

Nov 2019: FET #4. 1 transferred - BFP again! DD due Aug 6/20


#6 amazing grace

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 05:08 PM

Don't lose hope! It's quality that counts not quantity. These two may be your miracle!



#7 N1111

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 09:11 PM

N111 - I am so sorry you're disappointed by results :( My first IVF cycle, I had a similar occurrence - about 50% of my follicles were empty as well. But just a couple of good quality eggs are so rewarding, even if it's fewer than hoped. Hang on to hope for them!



#8 N1111

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 09:11 PM

Dod they change your protocol next round? Did they say why it happened?

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 09:12 PM

I have read empty follicles are a sign of poor egg quality. The eggs are there but they don't detach and become loose inside the follicle. On the other hand, the eggs you did get are likely the best eggs of the bunch, so you still have a chance of having something to transfer. I hope you get at least one embryo. Good luck.



#10 N1111

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 09:13 PM

I heard the same thing about the eggs staying attached to the follicle and not releasing. I hear the quality can be affect by a poor protocol. I guess meds can affect quality?

#11 N1111

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 09:16 PM

I'm sorry to hear that. This is so emotional, extreme high and lows with slow loss of hope. I hear you and empathize with you. All that being said, now's the time to put your chin up and a brave face. You got TWO eggs! 2 chances! This could be it;). Sending all the best your way. Keep us posted.



#12 N1111

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 09:16 PM

I ended up with one egg. The other was to small

#13 Canadiancandice

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 08:14 AM

I ended up with one egg. The other was to small



#14 Canadiancandice

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 08:15 AM

1 egg is still a chance! I'm holding out hope for you. How long until you know? I will be starting IVF in July if I can get to Greece. Thinking of you today:) sending you all my strength.

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 10:51 AM

They didnt really address it during that cycle, as our transfer was a success. But when we began a second cycle, our RE admitted I hadnt responded as expected. We kept the same protocol, but increased the doses significantly, and I had a much higher response (most follies had eggs). But, with the increased doses I had a lower percentage of mature eggs and a lower fertilization rate - so there really is a fine balance between quantity and quality!

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June, July, Aug, Sep 2016: IUI. All BFN.

January 2017: IVF #1. 7 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 - BFP! DD born 10/08/17. heart.gif (2 embryos frozen)

Nov 2018: FET #1. 1 transferred. Chemical pregnancy.

Dect 2018: FET #2. Last embryo transferred. BFN.

April 2019: IVF #2. 16 eggs retrieved, 11 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 (5 frozen). Chemical pregnancy again.

Aug 2019: FET #3. 1 transferred - BFP!  Lost HB at 9 week U/S. MMC.  cry.gif

Nov 2019: FET #4. 1 transferred - BFP again! DD due Aug 6/20


#16 N1111

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 02:06 PM

1 egg is still a chance! I'm holding out hope for you. How long until you know? I will be starting IVF in July if I can get to Greece. Thinking of you today:) sending you all my strength.



#17 N1111

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 02:06 PM

I find out tomorrow how my embryo is developing

#18 Canadiancandice

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 04:29 PM

N1111 - I hope you have awesome, amazing embryo's!  (h)



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Posted 23 June 2020 - 01:55 PM

N1111 - any word?
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Posted 23 June 2020 - 02:09 PM

So its still growing at day 3. Now they want to grow to day 5. It is only a 5 or 6 cell so they want to let it continue to grow. Im so nervous!
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#21 N1111

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 02:09 PM

1 egg is still a chance! I'm holding out hope for you. How long until you know? I will be starting IVF in July if I can get to Greece. Thinking of you today:) sending you all my strength.



#22 N1111

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 02:10 PM

You are doing your IVF in Greece? Is it cheaper than here?

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 03:50 PM

You are doing your IVF in Greece? Is it cheaper than here?

Yes, it is $4500 Euros and that includes a ton of what is not included here.  I just filled out the legal paperwork and it says this "According to recent bibliographic data, the pregnancy success rate per cycle of IVF treatment is approximately 26%.  In our unit, the above rates are approximately 48%, with 43% delivery success rate."  We choose Embryolabs in Greece and I am feeling better and better about it as we get closer, just really nervous to fly at this time.  

 

 

5 - 6 cells:)!!!! This is so exciting!  2 more days and come on baby:).  From what i read, I think I want to let the cells grow for the 5 days also, but there is so much information that i get lost in it all.