Empty follicles help!
Posted 21 June 2020 - 08:21 PM
Posted 27 June 2020 - 11:41 AM
IVF#1 (April 2017): retrieved one egg, fresh 3-day transfer, missed miscarriage around 7 weeks, D&C
IVF#2 (Sept 2017): retrieved 23 eggs, 22 mature, 18 fertilized, 3 frozen on day 5, no transfer
FET#1 (Nov 2017): one grade 3 blast (upgraded to grade 2 at transfer), first β-HCG of 751 at 12dp5dt, delivered my son at 39w6d by unplanned c-section
FET#2 (Feb 2020): one grade 2 early blast, first β-HCG of 480 at 11dp5dt. 7w3d ultrasound showed embryo measuring 7w2d with a heart rate of 153. Heart rate at 12w5d: 148, at 16w4d: 147
Posted 05 July 2020 - 03:29 PM
I went through this my first cycle of IVF. I had 25+ follicles all of good/mature size, but I only got 12 eggs, so a lot of them were empty. I'm still not sure what happened to cause it.
Posted 31 July 2020 - 03:26 PM
Similar thing happened on our 3rd IVF cycle. Leading up to ER, it looked like our best cycle yet - I think 12 or 13 mature follicles, but only 4 eggs were retrieved - we were so disappointed.
March 2016 - Miscarriage #1 (chemical pregnancy)
August 2016 - Miscarriage #2 (Trisomy-16)
December 2016 - Miscarriage #3 (unknown - suspected chromosomal abnormality)
IVF #1 - Aug 2017 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol) - 9 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 blastocysts, only 1 PGS normal embryo 5BB mitoscore 25.1 (frozen)
IVF #2 - Nov 2017 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol - with testosterone priming and growth hormone) - 7 eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized with ICSI, 1 blastocyst PGS-normal 5BB mitoscore 33.12 (frozen)
IVF #3 - Jan 2018 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol with growth hormone) - 4 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 1 blastocyst PGS-normal 6BB mitoscore 29.82 (frozen)
FET #1 - March 2018 - cancelled due to thin lining (6.25mm)
FET #1.2 - April 2018 - cancelled due to thin lining again! (4.85mm)
FET #1.3 - June 4, 2018 (lining 7.5mm!) -
ERA Aug 2018 - Pre-receptive by 1 day
FET #2 - Sep 18, 2018 (lining 6.9mm) Beta #1: Sep 30, 2018 - 682 Beta #2: Oct 6,2018 - 6656 U/S: Oct 15 - measuring 6w4d (CRL 6.87mm), HR 127bpm! U/S: Oct 25 - measuring 8w1d (CRL 16.69mm), HR 168bpm! Discharged to midwives! June 7, 2019: It's a girl! DD born 7lb 2oz
Posted 20 August 2020 - 08:09 AM
I'm afraid that something similar is waiting for me in my near future. I had an egg donation program in the past due to PCOS. I was told that all my follicles are empty and there is no chance to have my baby so we proceeded with DE. Now, I'm starting my IVF journey but my new Dr told me that we can try with my own oocytes because of my AMH level. I don't believe much in the success but I want to try it. I will definitely use that chance and hope that it will work out