Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:57 AM
Thank you very much for your reply.
You say eggs still mature but not released while on BCP. But I have a Msc in biology and we were told that the mechanism of action of hormonal contraceptives is to stop egg maturation (so thus ovulation).
You don't go into menopause because you ran out of eggs, you go into menopause because your eggs die off. Even if you use BCP until you are 60, even though eggs do not mature for 60 years, they still die off. So if you stop using BCP at 60, you will find yourself already in menopause.
I think this is like someone lacking growth hormones. He would look like a child even though he is old. Eggs do not mature while on BCP but they age and finally die off.
I am still struggling with the same question. If eggs do not mature how can supplements help?
VF#1 Oct 2012: Long Lupron Protocol, 13 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 8 fertilized, 2 transferred at day 3,
FET#1 Dec 2012 : 2 transferred at day 3,
IVF#2 Oct 2013: Long Lupron Protocol, 11 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized, 2 transferred at day 3, 5 cultured to day 5, none made it to blast ,
IVF#3 Jan 2014: Long Lupron Protocol, 10 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilized, 3 transferred at day 3, yup same story...
IVF#4 Jun 2014: Long Lupron Protocol, 8 mature, 3 transferred at day 3, yet another
Time to change clinics
IVF#5 Jan 2015: Ultra Long Lupron Protocol (3 months of Lupron Depot therapy prior to IVF), 13 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 5 fertilized, 2 2BB 5 day blasts with AH transferred
Beta @11dp5dt: 256.9
Pregnant with twins. One stop growing @9 weeks.
TFMR at 21 weeks on 23 Jun 2015. Gave birth to a beautiful angel boy
IVF#6 Sep 2015 - Trying for my rainbow
Started stims on 31st Aug
ER on 14th Sep, 14 eggs retrieved, 13 mature, 9 fertilised, 6 divided
2 3BA 5 day blasts transferred on 19th Sep
Beta @11dp5dt: 738
Beta @14dp5dt: 2058
17dp5dt (5w1d) U/S - 6 mm gestational sac
6w2d U/S - one baby with a strong HB
18th Nov - IPS testing
23rd Nov - Risk of trisomy 13,18 and 21 under 1 in 10,000 in Panorama test
15th Dec - U/S at 15 weeks - Team PINK!
Gave birth on June 2018
Trying for no#2
IVF #7 Started stims on 8th of Jul, 300 gonal f + cetrotide + double trigger
ER on 20th July
17 egss retrieved, 15 mature, 12 fertilized