IVF Cycle – Freeze all

Fertility update time… update is… still having fertility issues.

We have done a freeze all cycle where I was on 300 Gonal F all the way up until trigger, with Orgalutran and then an Ovidrel and something else (Lucrin I think) trigger.

We got 11 eggs which I was stoked with. Honestly for some completely unknown reason that has always been my hope number so I was super pleased – and quite uncomfortable for a couple of days. My body had down in one month what would normally take 11 months. So YAY! But OUCH!

So 7 successfully fertilised, they said 10 were mature which is super suprising – everything must have just lined up really well this cycle. They also said they injected which was funny because we had never talked with them about doing ISCI, but it was already done so… what are you gonna do amiright?! Day 3 all 7 were still going, 6 were right on target and one was one cell behind (colour me shocked because those results are super incredible). Day 5 they rang and said only 2 could be tested and frozen, I was suprised and sad because of how well the others had been doing (and because I was still full of ALL the hormones). They said that they could take the rest to day 6 and call me then.

Day 6 they called and 2 more of them stepped up to the plate!!! So a total of 4 have been PGS tested and frozen.

Eggs

4 lil frosties 🙂

Initially they told us that because we are young and there is no history of any chromosomal issues on either side as far back as we can track that there was not really a need for PGS. We decided we wanted it anyway because we want to make sure we are only transferring embryos with the highest chance of survival, when we transferred one that was not tested and received a BFN the first thing the nurse said was, “well the embryo wasn’t tested so you just don’t know if there were abnormalities”. I wan’t to completely eliminate the chance of that so that it is one less if, but or maybe that we have to deal with 🙂

We were hoping to go straight into another cycle so we could get some banked up, but funds are seriously restricting that at the moment and I get the impression that my husband wants a break from it over Christmas.

We have a specialist appointment on the 19 December and we get the results then. Disapointed that I have to pay another $200+ in order to be told how many made it through testing. Feels like a waste! I don’t even get to see my actual specialist as she is on holidays, I get a fill in. Kind of frustrated by that.

Fingers crossed that the majority of them come back good. Hoping, hoping, hoping, hoping!!!! Come on lil frosty babes!!!

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5 responses to “IVF Cycle – Freeze all

  • Rach @ Stories for Strength

    That’s great! I can’t believe they make you come in for the results though. My clinic always called me for that news. Statistically 2 of those embryos should be normal (they probably told you that) so that’s where the numbers are at. I’ve heard of all being normal though and of course none of mine were. I hope it all goes smoothly and enjoy the xmas break. Thx for the update x

    • DitchTheBun

      I know. The last clinic we were with called and told us too. Was quite surprised to be honest.
      From my own knowledge I knew the 50% rule. Hoping to buck the trend because otherwise we are going to have to wait quite a few months before we can go again and that delay will cause quite a few other problems. Will wait to see what the results were, but might be up for some changes at work if the results are not good.
      Thanks heaps. Hope you have a great Xmas! x

  • Marixsa

    Those are some WOW numbers! You’re so sneaky, doing a cycle and telling us all about it after the fact. Anyway, I can’t wait to hear your next update on this. Rest up, mama! xx

  • Dubliner in Deutschland

    oh, those are great numbers! Really hoping the embryos will pass the testing 🙂

  • Katie

    Hey sweetie, thinking about you and hope all is well x

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