IVF Embryo Arrest Before Day 3

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IVF Embryo Arrest Before Day 3

Postby Ellabella79 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:39 am

I am 38 yo and with no known fertility issues. I went the IVF route because my DH has Azoospermia so we needed to use a sperm bank.

My first IVF cycle was a short stim cycle. I had 14 eggs collected and 11 were fertilized. On day 3 the embryos were categorized as medium / poor quality and two were transferred resulting in a BFN. The rest of the embryos arrested before Day 4.

On my second cycle the doctor put me on 5 days of BCP and a long stimulation starting with Lupron. This time they collected 10 eggs with 7 fertilized. They did a Day 2 transfer but the results were even worse. All remaining embryos arrested before Day 3, gaining lots of fragmentation.

I know this is likely an issue of egg quality and I feel hopeless. We already had to get a sperm donor so the thought of having an egg donor and a child genetically related to neither of us has been hard to take.

Ladies can anyone give me stories of encouragement from similar scenarios? How many cycles should I do with poor results before considering egg / embryo donation?

Thanks for all your love and support!
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Re: IVF Embryo Arrest Before Day 3

Postby Danaa » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:16 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about this....is very hard to make a decision like this,it all depends on how many cycles you can afford and how many you are ready to try.
Talk to your doctor about adding human growth hormones(hgh) to your next cycle it helps with egg quality also coq10 it helps and maybe consider a more natural cycle means low stimulation or even doing a natural cycle,most likey u will end up with only one embryo but the quality would be good and in the end it only takes one .Good luck and baby dust ur way.
My Ovulation Chart
Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a very early loss,chemical pregnancy.
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 MMC at the 10 weeks ultrasound.
FET#4 2018
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Re: IVF Embryo Arrest Before Day 3

Postby Ellabella79 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:54 am

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