I am 38 yo and with no known fertility issues. I went the IVF route because my husband has Azoospermia so we needed to use a sperm bank.
My first IVF cycle was a short stim cycle. I had 14 eggs collected and 11 were fertilized. On day 3 the embryos were categorized as medium / poor quality and two were transferred resulting in a BFN. The rest of the embryos arrested before Day 4.
On my second cycle the doctor put me on 5 days of BCP and a long stimulation starting with Lupron. This time they collected 10 eggs with 7 fertilized. They did a Day 2 transfer but the results were even worse. All remaining embryos arrested before Day 3, gaining lots of fragmentation.
I know this is likely an issue of egg quality and I feel hopeless. We already had to get a sperm donor so the thought of having an egg donor and a child genetically related to neither of us has been hard to take.
Ladies can anyone give me stories of encouragement from similar scenarios? How many cycles should I do with poor results before considering egg / embryo donation?
Thanks for all your love and support!