well (natural PG ment)April 30 2011 at 2:27 PM
|Mrs. A (no login)|
Response to Re: I think this commentary sums it up
they blame the egg for everything!!! LOL. Just teasing.
I think the idea is that the initial growth of the embie is largely "propelled" by the egg and in my case - yikes - I always had really ugly embies.
Davis and Check didn't need me to show them the pics, afterall they were my REs and knew what I produced. But when I went to the DE consults, I brought the embie pics with me. Each RE took a look and said there was clearly an egg quality issue. Now, OF COURSE, this was easy to say because I was considered damaged goods to begin with based on FSH and AMH. Truth be told, I obviously believed it too because why was I there? If I was consulting for DE then I guess that means I believed my own eggs were crappy, or crappy enough that I just didn't have the patience to wait any longer.
Here's what my retrievals produced:
Cornell - retrieval #1 - 2 eggs retrieved; fert w/ ICSI; 4 cell and 6 cell transferred
Cooper - retrieval #2 - 5 eggs retrieved; fert naturally; 4 cell, 5 cell, 6 cell transferred; not transferred: an arrested 3 cell and a multi-nucleated cell
Cornell - retrieval #3 - 4 eggs retrieved; only 3 fert w/ ICSI; 4 cell, 5 cell and 11 cell transferred
Cooper - retrieval #4 - 4 eggs retrieved; only 3 fert naturally; 3 cell, 4 cell and 11 cell transferred
As you can see from above, fertilization was never my issue. It was the quality of the embies that reduced my chances of success.
A lot of theories can be had; maybe I had good fert but it was the sperm's DNA frag that was an issue. Or maybe it really was my bad eggs that was creating the bad embies.
However, if DH had great SA but DNA frag then he proved the notion of DNA frag being an issue wrong because I still conceived - and naturally. If egg quality was the issue then I proved that theory wrong too. Maybe it was just that we got a good egg by the grace of God and it was able to thrive in its natural environment without the flood of stims.
Keep us posted on what you hear back. By all means, if you have the funds and you need peace of mind, then I do think it's worth doing the DNA frag test.
- Re: well (natural PG ment) - Katie on Apr 30, 6:08 PM