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just failed first IVF cycle... feeling depressed

Postby cwcw » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:06 pm

Hello Everyone,

I'm 32 years old, soon to be 33. My highest FSH was 9, AMH 0.99. I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve via ultrasound. The RE saw 4-5 antral follicles on both sides and said for someone my age, it should be closer to 10. He suggestive IVF and was initially pretty optimistic and said that if we undergo genetic testing and transfer a chromosomally normal embryo, I have about a 60% chance of carrying to term.

We underwent our first round of IVF with high doses of follistem 350 and menopur 150. It took 14 days, longer than average for my follicles to reach a retrieval size but on the day of the trigger shot, the RE thought he saw 10 good size follicles. He ended up really retrieving 10 eggs but only 4 were mature. He did ICSI and only 2 fertilized properly. All were progressing slowly but by day 6, none made it to the blastocyst stage.

We spoke with the RE again last week and he does not seem as optimistic. He offered another IVF cycle and we plan to take it. He said he'll try to increase the medications and hope that we'll have more mature eggs to retrieve. He kept on saying "I can't promise that anything will be different" which makes me wonder if he even thinks that we have a shot.

I'm feeling very depressed. Did anyone have a terrible first cycle that ended up with better results the second time?
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