IVF fail - immature eggs

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IVF fail - immature eggs

Postby Jade_NC » Mon May 20, 2019 2:35 am

Hi all, I'm new to the boards. I'm 35, soon to be 36; DH is 41. We TTC naturally for 10 cycles. At cycle 6, we saw fertility specialists. After all of the blood tests, ultrasounds and semen analyses, we were directed immediately to IVF. Apparently, the problem is my low ovarian reserve (low AMH), high FSH. DH had good quality sperm, but I likely do not have many eggs remaining.

Fast-forward a few months later, finally starting IVF procedures this month. I dreaded the entire process, but the injections went fairly well (no major side-effects). My ovaries were slow to respond to the protocol, as evidenced by the blood tests and ultrasounds showing slowly growing follicles. After 12 days of injections (apparently a higher dosage of chemicals due to my high FSH), trigger shot for four follicles were 15 - 19mm estimated. Only 4!

Follicle collection was OK, again side effects present, but nothing serious. Four follicles yielded four eggs. The eggs were unfortunately middle level, which basically meant immature, but not very immature (!). That was last week. Today, we called for the status and received a cold "I'm sorry, but there was no development". Needless to say, I'm am profoundly saddened. I don't know what to do next, and I feel very shamed. I did all that I could do in terms of lifestyle and even took supplements. I don't like our fertility staff, but where I live, they are one of two choices. 100% failure! I don't even know why my AMH level is so low -- there is no history of this in the maternal line of my family. Women in my family also had children at older ages.

I don't have much hope that a second cycle will yield mature follicles because I am already advanced maternal age. I am so sad. Has anyone else had similar experiences (low follicle count, 100% immature) and been successful on another round?

Thank you for reading and best wishes to all...
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Re: IVF fail - immature eggs

Postby hannahdavid » Mon May 20, 2019 6:14 pm

Hey, I am really sorry to read about your first cycle not working out. However, I am sure the second cycle will work. By the time the second cycle is done the doctors do know about the patients well. Therefore, they will make sure to do everything in the right way. Keeping in mind if they are expereinced. It is really important to visit the right doctor for procedures like IVF. Therefore, always research. 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: IVF fail - immature eggs

Postby Jade_NC » Tue May 21, 2019 2:13 am

hannahdavid, thank you very much for your reply. It really does mean a lot and today, I feel a tiny-bit better.
I'm hoping that the doctors will be able to find ways to improve my potential next cycle. I have to wait a week and see what they propose before researching, as you say, and making a decision. Due to where I live, we only have the choice of two fertility clinics, with similar success rates.

It looks like we have similarities; I also have low AMH and high FSH and poor ovarian reserve. Because of that, the doctors sent us directly to IVF, which we now know the result of. DH is hopeful and says that we obtained plenty of information from this first round. He is right of course, but I'm still frustrated and anxious. Here is hoping that there are some good ways to allow for egg maturity and fertilization...

Best wishes.
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