IVM - Anyone heard of it?!

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IVM - Anyone heard of it?!

Postby TTCPERTH » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:42 pm

Hi ladies,

I just had my follow up appointment with the RE and he recommended IVM (with ICSI) over IVF. I'd never heard of it, but apparently it is a gentler approach with minimal hormone injections. Because I have PCOS (19 follicles on each ovary) the RE is concerned about overstimulation. With IVM the harvested eggs are matured in the lab rather than in the body, so there's no real risk of overstimulation. There isn't a lot of info out on it, so it's hard to get an opinion. Only certain countries are doing it right now as it is a fairly new procedure, but apparently it's pretty popular in Asia (Korea), and also being practised in Australia, Canada, the UK and I *think* some cities in the US.

Anyway, if any of you have heard of it, gone through it, or know of someone who has your input is really appreciated!
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DH: 27 (10/13 - SA came back at 6.2 mil/ml - normal motility/morphology)
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Currently on Cycle #6 - 11/13 Dx with PCOS but egg reserves were off the charts!

IVM with ICSI recommended for Jan 2014

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Re: IVM - Anyone heard of it?!

Postby Mac8 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:17 pm

Hello ttcperth!

I have heard about IVM - I live in Canada and my SIL was given this option as well, because she too, has PCOS. Everything you stated, was the information that she was given as well, so I don't know much more then what you have said. Unfortunately, she did not choose to go the IVM route, so I don't know anymore about it - but I am under the impression that it is a good option to go through.

Just wanted to wish you luck with whatever you choose!
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DH - 31
DS - 4 yrs
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Feb 2013 :angel: @ 6w3d
April IVF
Beta#1 - 622 (12dp5dt)
Beta#2 - 1238 (14dp5dt)
Beta#3 - 2303 (16dp5dt)
7w4d Twins
9w4d Baby A :hb: 166 Baby B :angel:


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Re: IVM - Anyone heard of it?!

Postby Menehune » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:12 am

Hi! I don't know much about IVM, but I have PCOS and went through w IVF and an expecting twins in April. I did hyperstim but my RE watched me closely and we delayed the transfer to avoid major complications. I was uncomfortable for a few days w bloating but it was manageable and I didn't have to be hospitalized. I had 2 months off to recover and felt great for my transfer. We ended up transferring 3 5-day blasts and freezing 8. I guess my point is that yes, hyper stimulating is a concern but it can be managed. Best of luck to u whatever u decide! IVM sounds like an interesting option that was not offered to me.
Me - 36 (PCOS/Endo/polyps), Him - 37
TTC #1 since Jan 2009
MM/C Apr 2010 @ 5wks
Clomid only Sept-Nov 2010
Clomid/IUI Feb-Mar 2011
Acupuncture 2011
IUI #3 Oct 2012
Started Metformin for PCOS
Clomid/IUI #4 Nov 2012
Laparascopy/Hysteroscopy/D&C Dec 2012 - Endo removed from both ovaries and bladder, uterine polyps removed
Clomid/IUI Jan-Mar 2013
Mar 2013 - Acupuncture to prep for IVF
Hysteroscopy/Endo scratch/polyps removed May 2013
IVF #1 June 2013, Long lupron, follistim/menopur, 30 eggs retrieved, 27 mature, 15 fertilized, 11 5-day blasts, freeze all due to OHSS
8/23/13 FET 3x5-day blasts transferred, BFP 6dp5dt, betas 380 @ 10dp5dt, 810 @ 12dp5dt, 38,185 @ 22dp5dt, U/S 9/26 Twins!
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Re: IVM - Anyone heard of it?!

Postby Bruce123 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:44 am

i think there are so many new techniques have been introduced now, ivm is an old procedure
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