We did try for some time with husband's sperm (naturally and IUIs and one round of IVF) but had no luck - just BFN's or miscarriages. Then we did three more rounds of IVF and on the fourth one, we were so blessed to have one that worked.
I then started to try for #2 when my son was 13 mths old. We have now done five full cycles and two frozen transfers since starting to try for #2 and have had one m/c at about 11 wks (I think from memory it was a Trisomy 17) and two early losses.
I usually get about 6-8 eggs at EPU, then some get weeded out for immaturity or quality reasons and I end up with 2-3 eggs. One time when trying to have #1 I only had 1 to transfer I think and another time, when I was put on a higher dose of FSH drugs, I had none fertilise.
So I haven't done PGD or anything like that as I don't have many. All my transfers have been at Day 2 or 3 - I think because I don't have too many so they like to get them back in so I have something to transfer. I have had two cycles in all the ones I've done (9 full cycles now) where I've ended up with either 1 or 2 to freeze. I usually get 2 put back in each time if there are 2 good ones. Last cycle, I had 3 put back in as the third one looked a bit fragmented so I decided it wasn't worth freezing. I had some positive home tests and a positive blood test but then it fizzled out - again.
The ones that get transferred usually look quite good quality and the scientists are hopeful but they either don't work out or they implant and then fizzle out.
I know that I am dealing with an age factor that will impact quite a lot and I am also overweight - which I know I should do something about. I am the same weight as when trying for #1. My FS has a really good reputation and I think sometimes about trying another FS but am a bit scared to do this - no good reason why. My FS is very much a numbers person, very practical and clinical, and he is not a believer in things like acupuncture or other alternatives. I always do acupuncture off my own bat and I never know if it really works or not but I do it anyway. I know that there is research that really says it helps and also research that says it doesn't. I know that my FS is up with things and that if there was something that he thought would help, he would try it. He likes to keep his statistics looking good so I think he would like things to work out for me.
He has kept me on the same protocol all the way through as even though I don't get heaps of eggs, I do get a few each time and they look okay. He says that with my age factor, there is still a chance but I just have to keep plugging away and hope to strike that lucky one that keeps going.
I am torn about whether to keep going like this - we are so broke from repeated IVF - or whether to try another doctor or any other alternative treatments. I don't have a lot of time left - would so love a sibling for our lovely boy.
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
Edited by starpepper, 06 January 2012 - 09:07 PM.