Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fertilization report...Sigh....(updated)

Sigh...only 6 fertilized. Not the stellar report I was hoping for. On one hand I am grateful we had 17 eggs to start with, cuz it is scary to think of how few embryos we might have gotten had we started with less eggs. But I also very much dislike such a low fertilization percentage.

F#&k.

So is is my eggs? His sperm? Is there something else going on that we don't know about? Or is this just the way it goes?

I don't know what to feel right now. I know we only need 1 good one. Maybe I am overreacting. But 6 seems like such a fragile number. Especially given we don't know anything yet about quality.

It is times like these I realize I don't know enough about IVF to know when to worry and when not to worry.

Oh, this roller coaster is hard sometimes. Okay- All the time.

UPDATED: My nurse didn't tell me and I didn't think to ask how many of the 17 were mature. When I talked with her next, I asked and she said 13 were mature- I can live with that. So, for some reason 1/2 of the mature didn't want to fertilize even with icsi.

10 comments:

  1. I'm new to this all... but my understanding is that 6 is pretty good - 17 would have been spectacular but less likely. What a roller coaster !! Thinking of you xo

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  2. It IS a rollercoaster. Honestly, you only need one or two GOOD embryos. You're starting with 6. That's good news.

    Thinking of you.

    xoxo

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  3. Quality is what's really important right? I'm keeping everything crossed that they turn out stellar!!!

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  4. I am So confused with you... But I think six is good. Not sure...
    Hang in there:)

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  5. Fingers crossed that they are all beauties!!!

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  6. I know - confusing! we're on our 1st cycle of ivf too, and got 12 eggs, 6 fertilised and 4 survived. So I think 6 fertilised is pretty good. Sending you lots of good wishes for transfer.

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  7. Hope they show brilliant quality. I have no insights really but understand your worries.

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  8. All six might be kick ass embies and that is great!

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  9. I'm so sorry that more didn't fertilize :( It's so frustrating when you've put yourself through so much. I hope all 6 are super stars!!!

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  10. I understand it must be very disappointing and then the fact of not knowing what went wrong :( But hey you have six!!! That's great!! Best wishes for your Transfer day!!!

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