1st Failed IVF

Hi ladies- I have been on here for a few months but haven't said anything. I love reading what you all have to say and it is so great to have a place to go and talk. I am 29 and my DH is 31. We have been TTC for about 1.5 years now. Just had our first IVF attempt (ICSI) due to low sperm count and motility. We put in 2 embies 3dt....we had a positive beta the first two tests- only getting up to 54 and then down to 33 on the 3rd. Now the doc is saying it might be low egg quality and my ovaries are not acting like a 29 year did he make this conclusion?? (going to sit with him next week). Has this happened to anyone and it ended up being wrong? So confused and so hurt!
TTC since October 2011 9/12 DH low motility and morphology 11/12 polyp removed from my uterus (everything else seems to be ok with me) IVF #1 2/13: (transferred 2 embies on 2/25) 12p3dt- 10 15p3dt- 54 17p3dt- 22 unable to freeze the remaining 3.

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  • I really can't answer your questions.  I just wanted to let you know Im sorry.  Our 1st & 2nd IVFs both failed with nothing to freeze.  I understand the hurt and confused feeling.  Hang in there.  I'm here if you need someone
    "Everything will be alright in the end. So if it's not alright, it is not yet the end."
    Me:29 DH:29  TTC since 1/11 Dx: unexplained IF/early DOR/immune issues 
    Feb'12- July'12-testing(all clear minus slight arcuate ute), 3 IUI with clomid all BFN
    8/30IVF#1 Antagonist protocol- ER 9/11-8R, 7M, 5F. 
    ET 9/14 2 embies transferred. 1 10cell Grade 4, 1 8cell Grade 4. No frosties. BFN
    IVF#2 Antagonist protocol plus baby aspirin- ER 12/5-16R, 12M, 8F!
    ET 12/10 5dt! 1 fully expanded blast & 1 early blast. No frosties. BFN
    3/13 hysteroscopy & polypectomy, Consulted w Dr. Kwak-Kim.  
    DX: High NK cells, cytokines, DHEAs& PAI1;  hypothyroid, +APA, restricted bloodflow
    7/13 IVF#3 Long lupron protocol with PIO, Crinone, Prometrium, and vivelle
    (plus synthroid, metformin, baby asa, metanx, PNV, Vit E, D, calcium, fish oil, CoQ10, IVIg infusions and lovenox per Dr. Kwak-kim)
    ER 7/19 14R, 11M, 9F(4 natural fert, 5 with ICSI)
    ET 5dt 7/24 2 fully expanded blasts.  SURPRISE 3 FROSTIES!!!
    Beta #1 8/2 335!!!! Beta #2 829!!!  1st u/s 8/14 showed TWINS!!!!!
    11/11: TEAM PURPLE!!!!!
    3/21/14-L&W born at 37w via csection

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  • I had 2 failed IVFs and know that it is hard but I also had a successful IVF also.

     Hang in there. I wish you all of the best!


  • I don't have any answers but I am sorry.  BIG ((HUGS))
     36 DH 33 TTC for over 3 years
    First mini-IVF Sept 2011... Only 1 egg! ... BFN
    Switching RE
    IVF#2 May 2012 9 eggs and only 2 sperm, WTH!
    IVF #3 March 2013~Tesa with back-up Donor Sperm,Tesa, unsuccessful used DS~ Chemical :(   

    Switching RE's within practice

    2 frosties waiting for us, November 2013!!!!!   Transferred 2 "average" blasts 11/20/2013
    BFP!!!!!!!  Boy/Girl Twins!!!!!! Due 08/08/2014

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  • ((hugs)) A failed IVF sucks so bad! How many eggs were retrieved, how many mature and how many fertilized? It could be your response to the meds that makes him think there is an issue with your eggs/ovaries.

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    Me: 30 ~ Stage IV Endo ~ AMH .38 ~ AFC 8
    AMH .97 as of 4/2012! ~ AMH 1.63 as of 4/2013!?!

    Him: 29 ~ perfect swimmers

    Laparotomy w/partial oophorectomy 8/2009 to remove cysts/endo.
    Stopped BCP 4/2010.
    Multiple clomid rounds from 11/2010 to 6/2011. ~ All BFN
    IUI w/clomid 7/2011. IUI w/clomid & injectables 11/2011 & 1/2012. ~ All BFN

    IVF:EPP 5/2012 ~ (4R, 3M, 2F w/ICSI). Both embryos txfrd. ~ BFN
    BCP to manage endo from 10/2012 to 12/2012.
    FET w/donor embryos #1: 10/2013 Cancelled
    FET w/donor embryos #1.2: 11/2013
    ~ ET of 2 beautiful blasts on 11/27.
    Beta 1: 503(12dp5dt) Beta 2: 1035(14dpt) Beta 3: 3001(16dpt)
    Beta 4: 8503(19dpt)
    Twins with an EDD of 8/15/14! Team Purple
    G&B born 6/30/14 at 33w3d via emergency c/s.

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  • you guys are awesome. 14 eggs were retrieved-- 9 mature, we had 5 embryos growing. The 3 we were going to freeze, didn't make it.
    TTC since October 2011 9/12 DH low motility and morphology 11/12 polyp removed from my uterus (everything else seems to be ok with me) IVF #1 2/13: (transferred 2 embies on 2/25) 12p3dt- 10 15p3dt- 54 17p3dt- 22 unable to freeze the remaining 3.
  • I'm so sorry your first IVF failed.  Have you thought about what steps you will take next? 
    Me (37) DH (39); PCOS changed to Unexplained, changed to DOR in 2012 (finally a correct diagnosis!); 
    Started TTC 2009 with RE after 6 months.  
    Clomid + Trigger x2; 
    IUI + Femara x1,
    IUI + Follistim x2;
    IVF #1 (MDL) February 2013- BFN.
    IVF #2 (antagonist) May 2013, First BFP of my life. 
    Identical twin miracle BOYS (!!) headed our way- due date is technically 2/4/14 but c section is scheduled for 1/7! 

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  • I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Having that glimmer of hope just to get it ripped away from you is absolutely horrible. I'm also sorry your RE was less than helpful in this difficult moment. I hope you get some answers soon and that he's wrong.

    Me 32 / DH 36
    TTC since 08/2010
    Me: Lap in 2007 due to pelvic pain: Dx mild endo
    Lap in 2011: ovarian cyst and endo removal
    2 Clomid cycles: good response but both BFN
    borderline high anti-cardiolipin IgM Abs - now on baby aspirin
    DH: S/A low all three - unexplained

    IVF/ICSI #1: 06/2012 11R/11M/9F 2dt of one 4-cell embie - BFP,
    beta hell, U/S hell, m/c and D&C in 08/2012
    FET #1: 10/2012 3dt of one 10-cell embie - BFN
    FET #2: 11/2012 2dt of one 2-cell embie - BFN
    FET #3: 01/2013 3dt of one 6-cell embie - BFN
    IVF/ICSI #2: 02/2013 14R/13M/7F 5dt of one blast 2/16 - BFP, beta hell, ectopic

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  • Sorry! I hope they can come up with some answers for you and you get a new game plan for IVF 2 soon! Good luck
    Me 34 and DH 39 married in aug. 2002
    Did 5 round of clomid 2010 =BFN
     High levels of NK CELLS DX sept.2012 DOR:# 0.02 
    IVF #1 May 2012  ER 4, EF 2, ET 2 =BFN
    MINI IVF Oct.2012  Cancelled 10-27-12
    Ivf #3 Antagonist Protocol April 2013
    Shared cycle..Donor cycled in July Got 12 eggs 9 fertilized and 8 frozen!!
    DE FET #1 Sept. 3rd 2013 FIRST BFP EVER 5dp5dt
    miscarried Sept 24th at 5 weeks 5 days
    Etopic  D&C and hysterscopy Nov 5 2013
    dx with pre genetic blood clotting dec 2013
    FET #2 Jan 31st  2014 
    Miscarried for a second time again at 5 weeks 5 days
    Currently fostering to adopt an amazing little 1 year old boy..P.J!
    FET#3  is Oct 29th 2014
    BFN on fet #3
    Last and FINAL FET coming JAN 28th 2015
    Everyone Welcome

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. You are pretty young to have poor quality eggs. I would get another opinion or question the protocol. Although, even in the best IVF candidates it doesn't always work and there is nothing to blame other than just an unluc

    Age: 35 TTC since 2005, MFI & DOR 

    IVF #1 Sep '11 - canceled poor response

     IVF #2 Nov '11  8R/8M/4F 3dt x2 - chemical

    IVF #3 April '12  11R/6M/4F 3dt x2 - m/c

    FET #1 Aug 2012  3dt x2 - BFN

    **new RE**

     IVF #4 Jan '13 BFN 11R/6M/6F 5dt x2 - BFN

     IVF #5 July '13 16R/10M/10F 5dt x2 + 1 frostie

    9dp5dt Beta 1 = 344!! 16dp5dt. Beta 2 = 4822 7wk u/s= 2 heartbeats!

    Twin girls! 3/6/14


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