Wahoo!! Out of 31 retrieved, 21 were mature, and 20 fertilized with ICSI!
I'm so thrilled, considering that IVF #1 had a much lower maturity rate. We need to have more eggs than the average bear, because we can expect a 75% unhealthy rate due to my family disorder and then average rates of aneuploidy on top of that. Even for my age, at 30, we can expect that around 25% will be affected by aneuploidy. Thank you all for cheering for me - this round of IVF has been hard on me emotionally, and you have all been so supportive. I didn't want to get my hopes up, but in the end, my crazy high estrogen correlated with better maturity, and I feel like I can take a deep breath and think about next steps for the first time in 6 months.
I'll keep you updated, but of course, I will be reasonable and expect 50% attrition by Day 5 when they will do the biopsy. I'm just so happy to begin with higher numbers!
| Married since 2008 | DH and I: Both 30 | Me: Endometriosis and Carrier of an X-Linked Dominant Genetic Disorder | DH: Low Morph | Planning IVF with PGD and PGS in 2013 | Freeze-All IVF #1: March 2013 ER 3/26. 29R, 12M, 11F. 4 5AA frozen blasts. Freeze-All IVF#2: May 2013 ER 5/15. 31R, 21M, 20F. 6 5AA frozen blasts. Our PGD probe was completed in late June (total of 20 weeks to develop). PGD and PGS Results came on 6/19: 3 healthy embryos (normal chromosomes and unaffected by my family's genetic disorder). FET #1: July 2013 Natural Cycle - Cancelled due to insufficient lining (only got to 7.5mm). FET #1.2: August 2013 - Medicated Cycle with Lupron & Estrogen Patches to build up lining. Single embryo transfer was 8/23. Beta #1: 240! Beta #2: 578! U/S on 9/19 at 6w4d: We saw the heart beating at 131bpm. Second U/S on 10/4 at 8w5d: We saw the heart beating at 178bpm. EDD 5/11/2014