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low fertilization rate with ICSI

Postby sammycat » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:23 pm

Hi all,

I'm posting on the general forum as well....

I had ER yesterday. 6 eggs were mature and fertilization attempt was made with ICSI. Only 2 of the eggs fertilized. I was told that typically 80% of the eggs will fertilize using ICSI. So only 33% of my eggs fertilized. Has anyone else had low fertilization rates with ICSI? I was told this is pretty rare. Has anyone had pregnancy success with such a low fertilization rate? I'm sad and freaking out! Any stories would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby daisy1 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:56 am

Hi there Sammycat

Just remember it is quality not quantity. If I remember rightly on my last cycle they retrieved 6 eggs, 5 or 4 fertilized but only 3 carried on to day 3 but they were 2 grade A`s and 1 B. I didn`t fall pregnant I`m afraid to say but I can`t imagine that the amount retrieved is indicative of failure or success.

Hang on in there and try to keep positive.

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Me 39 DH 37 DS 21 months
1st ICSI Nov 2005 BFP
2nd ICSI Jan 2008 BFN
3rd ICSI April 2008 - BFN
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Postby BichonMom » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:28 pm

Hi daisy,

I agree with Sammycat. We used ICSI both IVFs the first IVF I produced 23 eggs, only 11 were mature enough to ICSI and only 4 fertilized, all made it to 3days with 8 cells each. But unfortunately we went on to get a BFN but my RE told me that my egg quality wasn't that great and I was so stressed out the entire 2 weeks I am sure that's why I got a BFN.
This time around I produced 15 eggs, 10 mature enough to ICSI and 5 fertilized, but on Day 3, we had 3-8 celled and 2-4-celled embries. We just got our first BFP!! So its really the quality of the embryos is all that counts not the numbers!

I was also told a story of a woman who only had one embryo and it was a grade C, but she went on to have a happy and healthy pregnancy!! You just never know.

Hang in there and do everything you can to stay hopeful and stress free. it does make a difference. Remember all it take is one of them to stick.
Me-34 DH-44-MF
IVF w/ICSI #1 - BFN, 1 frosty
IVF w/ICSI #2 - BFP! Beta #1 (14dp3dt) - 782, #2 (21dpt) - 5477
DD b.8/13/09
IVF w/ICSI #3 - BFP! 11/9 -beta #1(12dp5dt) - 1075, #2 (19 dpt) - 4877, 1 frosty
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Postby Susie » Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:42 pm

Hi hun,
On my first attempt I had around 7 eggs collected and only 1 fertilised which was transferred and i got a little girl .
On my 2nd attempt the drugs i took were changed to increase my egg production and 7 were collected all 7 fertilised and i had 2 transferred then got a boy, so dont worry i got 1 baby from only 1 embryo!
Good luck
HTH
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1st ICSI +ve, a daughter born 2001
2nd ICSI +ve, a son born 2006
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