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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.

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
Me 37, DH 53 Male & female factor
1st ICSI +ve, a daughter born 2001
2nd ICSI +ve, a son born 2006
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