Posted 05 February 2014 - 12:36 PM
We got a handout from the clinic regarding potential issues with ICSI
children, however in discussing with our RE she said these issues are seen mostly in cases where there is severe male factor issues and therefore ICSI
is needed. She said when severe male factor issues are the cause of why pregnancy cannot be achieved naturally, there may be other genetic issues with the sperm and hence those issues are passed on to the child and could manifest itself in some type of disability and/or developmental delay.
It is not directly related to the ICSI
procedure itself, but some studies may not include reason of use of ICSI
so would generalize results.
In our case we had to use ICSI
as sperm was retrieved through PESA due to vasectomy - and our RE said that although she cannot guarantee there wouldn't be any issues, we were not directly affected by the ICSI
handout as we were not dealing with severe male factor.
I am not sure what the reason was for use of ICSI
in your case, but like everyone else says - there are so many things that go into the mix - genetics, egg quality, sperm quality etc, that you can't lay blame on one thing when it could be one of many things causing issues.
Me: 40 DH: 42 Failed Vasectomy Reversal
August 31, 2011 - ER, 24 eggs (12 mature, 8 borderline, 4 immature)
September 1, 2011 - Fertilization report: 15 fertilized through ICSI
September 5, 2011 - ET, eSET 5 day blast
September 6, 2011 - 4 frozen 6 day blasts
September 19, 2011 - BFP! EDD: May 24, 2012
October 7, 2011 - Ultrasound. One little bean, heartbeat 147 b/m
October 30, 2011 - Miscarried at 10weeks3days.
March 19 - ET, single embryo transfer
April 12 - Miscarried at 6weeks
August 3, 2012 - ET single embryo BFP - EDD April 22, 2013
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