My info if it's helpful to anyone -- sorry so long and MC and PG mentionedMarch 15 2012 at 5:12 PM
|Sharon (no login)|
Response to 4 cell embryo PG mentioned
I am 37. Right now I am cycling at Bos.ton IVF (because they are nearer to my house) but unfortunately I can't say anything good about them. I am doing the estrogen priming protocol high stims although, I never really got very far in the stim cycles. This was my second cycle there, the first one I was converted to IUI for LH surge and poor response. This last one, my LH surged again, and again they told me to convert to IUI. I have a history with IVF (see below) so I said no, I have 3 follicles, we are doing a retrieval, and you are doing ICSI if you get any eggs. (With my insurance, as soon as I start my stims that counts as a cycle, so my logic is to do everything I can per cycle). So they humored me basically and did a "blind" retrieval. They retrieved 3 eggs and only 1 was mature. They did ICSI on it and AH. AT day 3 it was only 4 cells. And here I am.
I should also say in case anyone is interested, my infertility stems from the fact that in my early 20s I had dermoid tumors on both ovaries removed, reducing the size of my ovaries. I had them again, on both ovaries at 30. I was left with a pea sized ovary on the right (every u/s I have to push on it 500 times so they can see it!), and a very small ovary on the left. At 30 my FSH was 22, and it's been there consistently. I was told even with the most aggressive IVF and fertility treatments, I would have less than a 5% chance of a live birth. At 33, after 3 rounds of IVF at the Brigh.am and Womens, (1 Miscarriage of a 6 cell and 4 cell) I had a successful cycle (transferred 2 8 cells and 1 6 cell), and had a child. I did the high stim EPP protocol (the exact same one they were doing at Cornell). I never had great numbers, but I did respond, unlike now (we have been trying what worked in the past as a logical starting point).
This last time, my pea sized ovary produced the egg and in all my IVFs I've never gotten ANYTHING from that ovary, let alone a pregnancy. I'm still in shock and for some reason, I worry about the starting point of 4 cells -- that somehow it's of greater risk for developmental problems. I'll let everyone know however it turns out. I hope this is helpful and not annoying!
- Re: My info if it's helpful to anyone -- sorry so long and MC and PG mentioned - Jainee on Mar 16, 8:29 AM
- Wishing you the best - Mrs. McIrish on Mar 16, 8:36 AM
- Re: Wishing you the best - Sharon on Mar 16, 9:08 AM