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#1 Little.One

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:38 AM

Hi all,
Just has my second IVF collection yesterday and we only got 7 eggs of which 5 were mature. Because of the small number they chose to use ICSi to increase fert rate and today they called and told me out of the 5 only 3 fertilised. I'm praying that they make it to day 5.
Can anyone  share their experience -- how many embryos retrieved & fertilised?- how many embryos made it to transfer (day 3 or day 5)?
The nurse told me I should be positive and she would think that I would make it to day 5 transfer but cynical me thinks she is just saying that.
I know in the end what will be will be and I should be grateful to have eggs collected.

#2 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

Warning - pregnancy and child mentioned

Can only speak for us, but...

First cycle we harvested only two eggs, both mature. One fertilised to transfer, the other didn't - and we got a partial implant but no BFP.

Second cycle, higher dosage of meds - we got 14 eggs, 11 mature. Of those 11, 8 fertilised and got to a three-day transfer or freeze quality. 7 of them are currently on ice and the 8th is our now 9 month old DD.

Definitely keep your hopes up - we had two very divergent collection numbers but approximately half of ours worked each time.

Edited due to odd autocorrect.

Edited by Dabri, 05 May 2012 - 10:50 AM.

#3 pinkblue

Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:01 AM

We got 4 eggs and 3 of those fertilized. The 4th actually did fertilize a day after the others but didn't do much after that. Because we had under 4 eggs collected, we did a 3 day transfer. The drs thought it was too risky to let them all go to 5 day. So at 3 days we had 2 embryos graded as 3 and one graded as 3.5. The 3.5 embryo was transferred and has now implanted. I am currently 6 weeks, 1 day pregnant  biggrin.gif The remaining 2 embryos were left to grow until 5 days and both turned into blastocysts. One was really high quality and was graded a 4AA. The other one was deemed as poor quality and was discarded. So from 4 eggs, we have one 3 day old embryo growing nicely in my belly and one 5 day old blastocyst on ice  original.gif It only does take one so don't lose hope!! Good luck!

#4 minidiamond

Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:10 AM

That is not a bad fert rate at all, the average fert rate for mature eggs is around 70%.

*preg mentioned*

Without double checking the exact numbers, have had something like:-
22 eggs / 17 fert / 2 day 5 embies
18 eggs / 12 fert / 1 day 5 embie
17 eggs / 10 fert / 3 day 5 embies
15 eggs/9 fert/1 embie
16 eggs/11 fert/2 embies

Five stim cycles, four frozen transfers to get our BFP.

#5 shopalot33

Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:37 PM

We had 8 collected, five fertilised, one 5 day blast

It's so easy to focus on the numbers, I know.  But I just keep reminding myself that it only takes one.

Good luck.

#6 Belf

Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:21 PM

9 collected, 4 fertilised, 2 made it to day 5.

1 of the 2 was hatching. They used that one (resulted in DS) and other remains on ice.

#7 spottydog

Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:41 PM

With our first ICSI cycle we got 7 collected, 6 were mature, 3 fertilied i was gutted, and 2 made it to blast. one transfered and one frozen and transfered later, so there is hope original.gif


#8 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:32 PM

Preg mentioned

IVF 1.  12 eggs, only 2 fertilised, 3 day transfer BFN

ICSI 1. 11/11. 5 blasts.  Chemical, BFN, m/c

ICSI 2  13/12/7.  BFN x 3

ICSI 3. 15/13/9.  BFP, my son 6 months.

Good luck OP.  Hang  in there.  It's great they did ICSI for you to maximise your chances.

Edited by meggs1, 05 May 2012 - 08:33 PM.

#9 ~katiez~

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:30 PM

On our first cycle we only went to day 3 as we only had 3 eggs. We got 3/3 embryos that survived and were transferred.

On our second stim we had 7 mature eggs, 6 fertilize, all made to day 5 with one transferred and 3 to freeze. So I guess from 7 eggs we got 4 good embies.

#10 causeway

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:44 PM

First cycle - 3 eggs, 1 embryo = chemical pregnancy.
Second cycle - 2 eggs, 2 embryos, both transferred = BFP, singleton.
All were 3 day transfers & ICSI.
I know its hard but dont over think things, at the end of the day, it is what it is...fingers crossed for your little embryos... Grow, grow, grow little ones!

#11 k10

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:55 PM

Pregnancy mentioned

From memory...
IVF/ICSI 1 - 8 eggs, 4 fertilised, 4 to day 5, 1 transferred, no frosties - BFN
IVF/ICSI 2 - 8 eggs, 4 fertilised, 4 to day 5, 1 tfr, no frosties - BFN
IVF/ICSI 3 - 6 eggs, 4 mature, 3 fertilised, 3 to day 5, 1 tfr, no frosties - BFP DS original.gif
IVF/ICSI 4 - 4 eggs, 4 mature, 4 fertilised, 4 to day 5, 1 tfr, no froties - BFP due 27/6/12

most recent cycle was our best and I was 3 yrs older with known low AMH.  Try not to fixate on the numbers, just take one day at a time ... good luck OP.

#12 bright*future

Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:56 AM

About 50% of ours that fertilised made it to day 5.

#13 Lorem ipsum

Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:52 AM

***BFP mentioned***

IVF1 6 collected/4 fert/3 to blast, but only one transferred the others were not suitable for freezing

IVF2 24 collected/17 fert/8 to blast, freeze all cycle and three were suitable to freeze. the second transfer resulted in a BFP

#14 jill1972

Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:05 AM

I was 34 at the time of my very first IVF cycle.  At epu they collected 11 eggs & 8 fertilised, the day after that 6 of them fizzled out & I was only left with 2!  They weren't going very well & they asked me to come in the day after that, so they were only day 3 embies when they transferred them.  One was only 6 cells & the other was 9 cells, they were very fragmented.  It was extremely unlikely that I would fall pregnant with these, so you could imagine my surprise when I had a bfp with twins!!!  My FS said that nothing surprises him after that.  

Some FS's only transfer at day 3 because they think they have better outcomes (from a couple of articles I read).  I thought having them get to blast stage was the be all & end all - certainly not the case.

#15 spottydog

Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:18 AM

Little one, how are your embryos  going today? Any updates? Good luck.


#16 Little.One

Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:37 PM

Thanks everyone for your replies!

Spotty - no news as yet! They told me yesterday on day 1 there were three and they won't update me til tomorrow which is day 3 and then again on day 5 if they survive! Fingers crossed.
Thanks for asking. original.gif

I'm not expecting good news. Guess its just easier to deal with if my hopes are low.

#17 jill1972

Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:51 PM

Don't lose hope.....easier said than done I know.  It's a real cliffhanger isn't it.

I'll be looking out &  hands.gif for you.


#18 Lokum

Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:39 PM

Good luck!

We only got 4 eggs (3 fertilised). We were always going to do a Day 2 transfer - different clinic, different specialist, preference for early transfer.

Worked for us. PGs from 2/3 of those embryos!

What I've learned is that a bad cycle can turn out great, and a good cycle to crap. You never really know until transfer (and then blood test. And then viability scan!) It's an agonising process.

Fingers crossed for you.

#19 Little.One

Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:28 PM

Hi everyone,
So day three report is all three embryos are still surviving and thriving. Perhaps too well? Two are at 11 cells and one is already starting to compact and look like a 'cloud'.The embryologist told me they are doing very well and gave me the impression I should get a transfer on Wednesday which wil be day 5.
Fingers crossed they continue to survive. I hope its all a good sign. Now I'm worrying about whether they are dividing too fast and will not make it... oh when does the worrying end. sad.gif

Edited by Little.One, 07 May 2012 - 07:28 PM.

#20 ~katiez~

Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:34 PM

The worrying doesn't end, trust me!

So far so good though, hopefully they'll all keep going well and you'll make it to transfer and maybe even get a frostie. Good luck x

#21 spottydog

Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:06 PM

Thanks for updating, sounds like all is good for Wed original.gif

I am due ET on wed also, so hopefully see you in the 2ww.


#22 Little.One

Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:33 PM

Hopefully Wednesday is a great day for us both! original.gif

#23 Mummy Duck

Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:43 PM

11 follicles > 10 eggs > 7 fertilised > 3 blastys >1 x transfer and 1 x bfp. Sadly ended in mc

Of the 2 frozen embies > 2 transfered > 1 x bfp > bd now 2.2yo

So from my 10 eggs I got one darling baby girl.

#24 Forum Moderator

Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:26 PM

*PG mentioned*
I had 12 eggs, 3 made it to 5 day blast, resulting in BFP and 2 frozen.

Good luck, I hope this is it for you original.gif


#25 jill1972

Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:55 AM

ph34r.gif  Little One, watching out for your update,  good luck with your transfer today!


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