Failed IVF--need opinion
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hamarshall - January 24

I am 27 years old and needing a little advice. I have low reserve, quality issues. My first IVF was cancelled due to low response, switched RE's and went for the 2nd IVF. They retrieved 8 mature eggs. 6 eggs fertilized with ICSI and on day 3 there were 5 that looked good. The scores: 9 cell grade 2 GES 65, 7 cell grade 2 GES 85, 7 cell grade 2 GES 85, 8 cell grade 2 GES 95, 8 cell grade 2 GES 95, so we went for the 5 day transfer. On the 5th day, got a phone call--all 5 of the embies were cleaved and did not make it to blast. I was told they were behind a couple of days and would arrest, therefore, no need for transfer as they wouldn't implant. I am just at a loss. Since all 8 of them were bad quality, do I chalk it up as this was a bad bunch of eggs and try again, or do I need to be looking at other options? Please help and give a straight answer. It costs sooo much and its a physical/emotional roller coaster--I want to do the right thing.

Thank you for your time and consideration!
Hillary

 

B. Jacobs, M. D. - January 24

Genes from the sperm do not play a role in embryo growth and developement until after day 3. It may be a sperm problem. I collaborate with a sub specialist in male fertility problems and try to get our guys "tuned up" as much as possible before ICSI. or It is also possible the lab has problems growing blastocysts. I do not know the lab.
Good luck.

 

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