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BFP with 3rd IVF (after 2 failed IVF cycles)

Your site was the most helpful during my TWW, For that reason, I would like to share my experience in an attempt to help others. As a result of DH'S very low motility (0-7%) depending on the day, and zero percent morphology, we were told our only chance at pregnancy was IVF. We tried two cycles in FL with low fertilization rate and mediocre egg quality. We decided to try Cornell in NY (said to be leaders in male
infertility) and viola, BFP! Still had low fertilization rate (2/7), but the quality was beautiful - 8 cells for both and no fragmentation. The doctor attributes the difference to endoculture which was not implemented on my first two cycles. Also only administered Lupron and Gonal F, and HCG up to the time of retrieval, which was was one less drug than before. The doctor said that the other drug might be the cause of poor egg quality. TWW symptoms that I noticed on the successful third cycle as opposed to the two failed cycles were as follows:

1) 4 days after transfer I woke up with acne peppered all over my back. It looked like chicken pox.
2) noticed milky white opaque CM sometime after acne. Didn't know what it was, and was a bit worried so I called the IVF nurse who thought it might be a yeast infection! Found your site and was relieved to learn that it was a symptom. Evidently the nurse needs educating.
3) A dull headache 8 days after transfer, then it turned into what felt like a pressure headache 9 days after transfer, then the night before my blood test I had a splitting headache which I have never had in my life. The next day the headache was gone and got my positive result.


Hi, hope you are doing well and had a healthy baby! Would you kindly share which drug was "one less drug than before" which your doctor told you "might be the cause of poor egg quality"?  

I'd really appreciate it. I have been on a similar protocol, so this info would be very helpful.

Also, if you don't mind saying, whom did you see at Cornell in NYC?  I'm thinking of going there, and there are a variety of docs with various reputations. Your experience would be deeply appreciated. Thanks so much!!! 

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