Posted 03 September 2016 - 01:13 AM
Very sorry to hear about your failed cycle. When I first started ivf in 2011 they used to wait a number of cycles in between (often at least three). So it was typically 5 months between fresh cycles. Now many docs are shortening that period as they seem to have found that ovaries do not need as much of a rest. I believe that many women are doing fresh cycles 2-3 months apart. That said I think that the emotional toll is a big piece to consider- is trying sooner going to be what helps you cope or do you need more time to regroup?
I am not sure how old you are but if there may be egg issues might be worthwhile to ask about DHEA (need prescription) and coq10 and if your hubby has sperm issues something like nutraception (they sell at RFP). It is ideal to take the supplements for three months befire cycle. They often learn much from first ivf cycle. Perhaps they will suggest a new protocol or med dose. In addition, may be worth it to ask about endometrium scratch or biopsy to help with implantation.
I know it's super discouraging to get few eggs/embryos, but something to "egg yourself" along if this occurs again is that when fewer eggs obtained (vs large quantities) they often can be better quality. Best of luck to you at your wtf appt and going forward.
Currently 41, DH 46 - severe male factor, advanced maternal age, immune issues, uterine issues with TTC#2 following c section and miscarriage
TTC #1- 3 failed fresh cycles age 35-36 (one cancelled) and one successful FET
at 37 (DS:)
TTC #2 - 2 fresh cycles at 39 and 40- one miscarriage and one failed (uterine infection after)
-3 failed FETs (2 with complication of uterine fluid but went away after progesterone)
-2 cancelled FETs (one due to uterine inflammation/infection after miscarriage and one due to uterine fluid)
-2 great quality frozen embryos left - one day 3 (at 39) and 1 day 6 blast (at 40) waiting for FET
- have figured out the protocol to avoid complications and just hoping for my golden egg
It's so hard to wait around for something that may never be, but harder to let go when it's all you've ever wanted"