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Egg collection

Postby postivethinker » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:19 am

I have just returned for egg collection today. I was keen to hear from other women who have done this. We are on an ICSI plan and this is the first time for me. I have a low egg count so this is the only way if we want to conceive. We only had one follicle and now I wait for the news to see if it is a strong and good enough to go on to the next stage in the process. Has any one else had a low count and successfully became pregnant with only one follicle? I am 39 and although fit and healthy I am constantly told I am old and have little chance but I am thinking positive. It only takes one!
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Re: Egg collection

Postby postivethinker » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:42 am

It wasn't meant to be this month :-(
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Re: Egg collection

Postby jeenah » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:06 am

Hi. Did you take eggs donation from Ukraine? Additionally, you have mentioned that it was not a good decision for this month. Can I know the reason, please? I know some of the clinics who are offering registered donors for the patients of infertility. Please let me know in case of any assistance. May you get well soon.
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Re: Egg collection

Postby postivethinker » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:17 am

One of my own eggs were retrieved but it unfortunately didn't fertilise over night. We will try again next month on my next cycle. Both my husband and I are not keen to do a donor egg, I guess everyone has their limitations but for us this feels a step too far.
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Re: Egg collection

Postby @whenmytruerainbow » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:13 am

I just dropped in to wish you good luck for the next month. I'm sorry this month brought no luck to you. But I believe your joy is just around the corner. Decision on using donor egg is the toughest. 'cause we never want to give up on our genes, that's obvious. It's quite hard to know they'll not be passed to your kid. And none of those of your family.. Dad's talent to play the guitar, or mom's good hand in sewing..And it's all makes you feel terribly sad..It took us years of ttc and unsuccessful ivf shots with oe to come to terms with donor ones. Our new dr was frank with us. She told she wasn't counting much on my eggs. and gave us sth like 5-7% chance of conceiving with them.which was extremelly low! People around didn't seem to understand our grief well.. each time I heard a stupid thing like ''Relax, don't get overstressed and you'll get prego'' (Oh god, tell me HOW??!!! :doh:) ''good suggestions'' like that drove me crazy :rofl: hysterical as if i didn't knew how kids are made and all that stuff about stress etc..I know this is not your road and you're a strong brave one struggling with her eggs. I'm here to wish you all the luck in the world!!
PS i'm currently prego with donor egg.
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Re: Egg collection

Postby hannahdavid » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:39 pm

I also suffer from a poor ovarian reserve. Therefore, in a very similar boat as yours. I was also told that because of the situation my eggs were not going to make things work. However, I still went on with several IUI cycles and IVF cycle. None of these worked for me. However, recently visiting a new clinic. They have given me hope, a lot of hope. They said that I should opt for IVF with DE. This had never really something I had considered. My DH said he will be fine with anything. So now we are going to be opting for the DE option. The clinic has over 100 plus donors so we can easily choose from them. I am really excited about this process. I hope it works for us. Sending baby dust your way.
-Low AMH and High FSH
-Poor Ovarian Reserve
-5 IUIs (failed)
-1 IVF (failed)
Life is a total mess
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Re: Egg collection

Postby beckybenson » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:39 am

Hi. Hope you are well. Sorry to hear about your low egg count. But you're not alone here. A friend underwent IVF a while ago. She only had 3 chances because of the number of eggs she had. We, too, decided to stay positive about it. The doctors were hopeful too and they took care of her situation very efficiently. She couldn't conceive after her first transfer. She went for another one. This time we all were really worried about her. But she did get pregnant after this one. I know that chances for you to get pregnant this way are close to none. But you should still go for it, you never know what the future holds for you. I hope my friend's story gave you some hope. Good luck.
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Re: Egg collection

Postby beckybenson » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:40 am

Hi. Hope you are well. Sorry to hear about your low egg count. But you're not alone here. A friend underwent IVF a while ago. She only had 3 chances because of the number of eggs she had. We, too, decided to stay positive about it. The doctors were hopeful too and they took care of her situation very efficiently. She couldn't conceive after her first transfer. She went for another one. This time we all were really worried about her. But she did get pregnant after this one. I know that chances for you to get pregnant this way are close to none. But you should still go for it, you never know what the future holds for you. I hope my friend's story gave you some hope. Good luck.
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Re: Egg collection

Postby EstrellaS » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:32 am

I'm really sorry to hear about your situation. The chances were already quite less. It's good to see you so upbeat. You need to remember that this is quite common. There are lots of solutions for it. It makes me happy to see you're considering those options. Good luck to you, honey! My prayers are with you.
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Re: Egg collection

Postby @whenmytruerainbow » Wed May 15, 2019 3:49 am

postivethinker wrote:I have just returned for egg collection today. I was keen to hear from other women who have done this. We are on an ICSI plan and this is the first time for me. I have a low egg count so this is the only way if we want to conceive. We only had one follicle and now I wait for the news to see if it is a strong and good enough to go on to the next stage in the process. Has any one else had a low count and successfully became pregnant with only one follicle? I am 39 and although fit and healthy I am constantly told I am old and have little chance but I am thinking positive. It only takes one!

Hi, those results can be confusing. Still, this is what I've shared on another thread. Am pasting here # ''_Center for Human Reproduction offers patients who are above 40 and for those, who suffer from low levels of AMH, an innovative program that makes it possible to get pregnant with their own eggs. Mitochondria replacement therapy is an innovation and a breakthrough in the field of ART and the fertility treatment. This program gives women, who underwent numerous unsuccessful IVF cycles, aged 40+, patients with low mitochondrial functional activity, an excellent chance to give birth to a child who shares a genetic relationship with her and her partner. Mitochondrion is one of the most important components of any living cell, including the egg. In simple words, mitochondrion is the cell’s energy station. Essentially, its work consists in supplying the cell with vital energy for its normal functioning. Women that went through multiple unsuccessful IVF attempts, as well as of older reproductive age, need to restore oocyte mitochondria in order to successfully become pregnant. A woman can become pregnant only if there are functionally active mitochondria in her oocytes. Donation of mitochondria will allow thousands of hopeless women to give birth to a healthy child through IVF using mitochondrial donation. To carry out such a procedure, an egg donor with a high functional activity of mitochondria, a patient, and sperm for in vitro fertilization are required. Healthy functionally active mitochondria are taken from a donor’s oocyte and integrated with the patient’s cells. Next, fertilization with sperm and transfer of a healthy embryo into the patient’s uterus is performed. Mitochondria donation is a unique assistive reproductive technology, which is basically the implantation of a healthy and functionally active donor mitochondria into the cells of an infertile patient, that provides the patient’s cell with the necessary energy and contributes to successful pregnancy.'' Also I need to mention, this mitochondrial DNA is not the same thing as Human DNA. It's the core of mitochondria which is not used for donation, so has no effect on the embryo. The baby's genetically related to you. This is quite a new method of theirs. I wish we could use it too. As it's good for women in forties and/or with low AMH levels. You can look for more details here: https://biotexcom.com/a-unique-m
ethod-to-get-pregnant-in-your-40s-with-your-own-eggs/.
One thing is for sure, it's better to exhaust all the treatment options with own egg before moving onto donor one. The main requirement is, your eggs aren't damaged genetically. Otherwise no mitochondrial donation is suitable, unfortunately.
Hope this helps. Sending baby dust your way :hugs:
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Re: Egg collection

Postby postivethinker » Wed May 15, 2019 7:52 am

Thanks so much for sharing this. Under the current rules where we live, we have one last bite at the cherry before I turn 40 in a few weeks so I will certainly mention this to my specialist when I see him next week. Thank you for sharing. I have also tried accupunture this time and some Thai massage in advance to make sure I am relaxed and eating as best I can. I know these things probably don't have such a big impact but just want to do what I can and is possible to help give me the best chance.

Thanks for sharing... hope you are well? @whenmytruerainbow
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