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#1 Pritangel

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 03:30 PM

Anyone with advise what to do apart from exercise, eating healthy to increase egg quality. I have low antral count and want to make use of whatever i have to improve the quality. Thanks in advance.


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#2 Ola1981

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:25 PM

Co q10 (ubiquinol) 400mg daily and accupuncture is what I used :) I've also heard of royal jelly, dhea, and melatonin....whatever you decide to try, I would check with your re first.....
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#3 dragnfly

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 06:09 AM

Pritangel - I took OvaVite, www.theralogix.com and DHEA. I had much better results w my 2nd retrieval. Best of luck. Also enjoyed my acupuncture, although I didn't start that until my FET.
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Me:40/DH:40TOGETHER 24 YEARS, MARRIED 16TTC for 10 years before IVF journey beganSurgery in Feb 2015 to remove large fibroid, polyps, & cysts1st IVF ER in Sept 2015- 10 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized w/ ICSI, 2 blastosysts initially frozen,one embryo did not survive thaw for PGS testing ( very poor grade)2nd IVF ER in Nov 2015- 22 eggs, 13 mature, 9 fertilized w/ICSI, 5 blastocysts, 6 total sent out for PGS, 1 missing a chromosome, 2 monosomies & 3 passed test with good grades1st FET - January 17th 2016, BFN 1-31-16, looks like it may have been a chemical3/8/16 - SHG all clear2nd FET - 3/28/16...officially PUPO!4/5/16 - BFP on HPT4/7/16 - no longer just PUPO, Beta = 3144/11/16 - 2nd beta = 3225!!4/20/16 - 6 weeks, 1st u/s. 4mm, measuring 6w1d, heartbeat = 112bpm!5/4/16 - 8 weeks, 2nd u/s. 16mm,measuring 8w1d, heartbeat = 175bpm5/18/16 - 10 weeks, 3rd u/s. 1 1/2 inches, measuring 10w5d (big baby), 180bpmOk, long story shorterWater broke at 23w5d, DD born at 25w1d. She lived 1st 5 months in NICU in Galveston TX (amazing people)I moved to Galveston TX for 5 months, was not leaving that island w/o my babyShe will be 4 on 9/1/20 and is by far the most amazing person i have ever met!!!And the journey continues...ER Nov 2020, just after Thanksgiving- 5 mature eggs, 4 fertilized, 1 made it to blast but then failed PGSER Mar 29,2020-4 new meds added to protocol (including HGH and Cetrotide), 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized, 1 blast failed PGS

And we are officially out
Best of luck to all!

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 06:54 AM

It may be best to wait until you have your consultation before you begin taking supplements as some are contraindicated for some conditions- for example DHEA and PCOS.
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#5 dragnfly

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 07:13 AM

Very true, always check w RE before taking anything & watch for side effects when you do start something. Everyone responds differently. Good luck
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Me:40/DH:40TOGETHER 24 YEARS, MARRIED 16TTC for 10 years before IVF journey beganSurgery in Feb 2015 to remove large fibroid, polyps, & cysts1st IVF ER in Sept 2015- 10 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized w/ ICSI, 2 blastosysts initially frozen,one embryo did not survive thaw for PGS testing ( very poor grade)2nd IVF ER in Nov 2015- 22 eggs, 13 mature, 9 fertilized w/ICSI, 5 blastocysts, 6 total sent out for PGS, 1 missing a chromosome, 2 monosomies & 3 passed test with good grades1st FET - January 17th 2016, BFN 1-31-16, looks like it may have been a chemical3/8/16 - SHG all clear2nd FET - 3/28/16...officially PUPO!4/5/16 - BFP on HPT4/7/16 - no longer just PUPO, Beta = 3144/11/16 - 2nd beta = 3225!!4/20/16 - 6 weeks, 1st u/s. 4mm, measuring 6w1d, heartbeat = 112bpm!5/4/16 - 8 weeks, 2nd u/s. 16mm,measuring 8w1d, heartbeat = 175bpm5/18/16 - 10 weeks, 3rd u/s. 1 1/2 inches, measuring 10w5d (big baby), 180bpmOk, long story shorterWater broke at 23w5d, DD born at 25w1d. She lived 1st 5 months in NICU in Galveston TX (amazing people)I moved to Galveston TX for 5 months, was not leaving that island w/o my babyShe will be 4 on 9/1/20 and is by far the most amazing person i have ever met!!!And the journey continues...ER Nov 2020, just after Thanksgiving- 5 mature eggs, 4 fertilized, 1 made it to blast but then failed PGSER Mar 29,2020-4 new meds added to protocol (including HGH and Cetrotide), 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized, 1 blast failed PGS

And we are officially out
Best of luck to all!

#6 pattrick80

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:23 PM

Thanks for everyone for sharing such useful information. My wife is suffering from infertility. According to her medical report, she doesn't have enough eggs to get pregnant. What should we do?



#7 hopefuldadsomeday

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 06:44 PM

Thanks for everyone for sharing such useful information. My wife is suffering from infertility. According to her medical report, she doesn't have enough eggs to get pregnant. What should we do?

 

unfortunately there isn't anything you can do to increase the number of eggs.

 

I did find this article from Hannam about supplements to improve egg quality.  My wife is currently taking myo-inositol, coenzyme q10, omega-3, and melatonin (on top of her Pregvit 5) to improve egg quality before our second IVF cycle.

 

 

http://fertility.ca/...ements_Info.pdf


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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)

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FET #2 - Sep 18, 2018 (lining 6.9mm) th_abfp.gif  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 babygirl.gif


#8 Ukraine123

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 03:50 AM

I took myoinositol all three IVF cycles ( started about 3 month before start). First cycle also took Fertinatal ( DHEA) but didnt take it for second and third. Overall, Only third time was a charm. Still not convinced that supplements improve egg quality.