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XP: Fertility report

Out of the 16 retrieved, 10 were mature & 7 fertilized with ICSI.  I pray the 7 make it the whole way.  This is very stressful!  So I wonder what was wrong with the 3 eggs that didn't fertilize.  I'm going to be so anxious waiting for the results of the PGD.  I hope the ones who make it to that testing don't have any chromosomal abnormalities.
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Re: XP: Fertility report

  • Good luck and try not to worry too much.
  • I completely understand why you are so worried, but 7 out of 10 seems really good to me!  Thinking lots of good thoughts for you and your growing embies!!!!
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  • Good luck. ?Can I ask what is ICSI? ?I hope the 7 make it all the way too! ?I wonder as well what happened with the other 3.
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    Good luck.  Can I ask what is ICSI?  I hope the 7 make it all the way too!  I wonder as well what happened with the other 3.

    ICSI is when they inject a single sperm into the egg to fertilize it.  We could have left it to chance & just put the egg & sperm together but we wanted to maximize our chances.  I know 7 out of 10 is good.  I just wonder about the other 3.  Makes me think about having a single egg when you ovulate & the chances of fertilization.  Never realized it was so small.  Maybe that explains why we've been unsuccessful over 18 cycles.

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  • 7 is a lucky number!!!  I hope they all turn out to be good stock and divide well!!


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  • 7 is great!  Are you going to go for a 5-day transfer or 3-day?

    Its not unusual for there to be some eggs that don't fertilize, even with ICSI. It could be they were chromosomally challenged, or that they just didn't like being in the lab environment, which is not like being in the fallopian tube. 

    Don't worry about it too much..its too unlike a natural environment to be able to compare. The fact that you got 7 is great! How many will you transfer, if all goes well?

  • 7 is an awesome number!!!  My SIL did IVF w/ICSI and they were only able to get a few so 7 is really great!  Wishing you all the good luck and keep us posted! 
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    7 is great!  Are you going to go for a 5-day transfer or 3-day?

    Its not unusual for there to be some eggs that don't fertilize, even with ICSI. It could be they were chromosomally challenged, or that they just didn't like being in the lab environment, which is not like being in the fallopian tube. 

    Don't worry about it too much..its too unlike a natural environment to be able to compare. The fact that you got 7 is great! How many will you transfer, if all goes well?

    We're doing a 5 day transfer because we're having PGD done.  After our second m/c because of trisomy 15, we're not taking any chances.  We haven't discussed how may we're going to transfer.  I guess when Tuesday comes, we'll make that decision.  I can't imagine they would do more than 2.

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  • Best of luck..That is a good report and I am sure you will have a great transfer. I am praying for you too!
  • Good luck and lots of baby dust!!!
    Me: 44 DH: 42. DS born healthy at 40 weeks 8/24/09. TTC since then with no luck or ART. Surprise BFP 8/6/14... MMC @ 8 weeks 4 days... Miss you everyday sweet baby angel.
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