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Poor Egg quality

Postby lulu2016 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:11 pm

Hello,

I need some advice. I'm 41 years old and on my second cycle IVF (both a year apart) and my doctor just told me that out of my 10 retrieved and fertilized eggs, 7 survived after fertilization, 1 died, 3 went haywire, and 3 are of very poor quality, which leaves me with yet another failed IVF. I really don't know what to do...Do we give up? We don't want to go donor egg or embryo egg route. Are my eggs bad because of my age or is there hope. Any advice is appreciated.
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Re: Poor Egg quality

Postby Hopeful215mom » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:46 pm

Hello,
I am sorry to hear of your troubles. I am in the begging nf stages of my IVF and I know how scary it can be. Even with you news please don't give up hope. I have heard from many women with the issues that you are having and they kept trying and many achieved success. Please, please don't give up. We are strangers, but please reach out if you need to talk. IVF can be very stressing and hopefully you have someone to talk to.
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Re: Poor Egg quality

Postby rainymood » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:36 pm

Hi lulu2016, I am sorry to know yr story. Yr eggs pure quality are probably cause of yr age. Of course, you can keep on trying, but bear in mind yr advanced maternity age (sorry) that decreases chances of positive cycling. Some docs recommend considering PGD to avoid serious genetic diseases. xx
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Re: Poor Egg quality

Postby CeciliaT » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:46 pm

I had the same issue. IVF is practically impossible with poor quality egg and no donors. I don't know which other option you could go for. Have you asked to a specialist? I'm sure there must be a solution. There is always hope. Don't give up x
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Re: Poor Egg quality

Postby Emily_rose » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:53 am

lulu2016 wrote:Hello,

I need some advice. I'm 41 years old and on my second cycle IVF (both a year apart) and my doctor just told me that out of my 10 retrieved and fertilized eggs, 7 survived after fertilization, 1 died, 3 went haywire, and 3 are of very poor quality, which leaves me with yet another failed IVF. I really don't know what to do...Do we give up? We don't want to go donor egg or embryo egg route. Are my eggs bad because of my age or is there hope. Any advice is appreciated.




The eggs quality depends on many different factors such as The age of a woman, her eggs are damaged, PCOS and Endometriosis.Some eggs simply do not have the right number of chromosomes, and therefore will never be able to develop into a successful pregnancy. Other eggs simply don’t have the energy to survive. In your case, the age may the cause of poor egg quality if you don't have any other problem. Giving up is not an option at all. Always remember there is no absolute infertility. You can get pregnant by many ways. If you have failed IVF, then try Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) with IVF. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a reproductive technology used with an IVF cycle to increase the potential for a successful pregnancy and delivery. It is a genetic test on cells removed from embryos, to help select the best embryo(s) for pregnancy or to be free of a genetic disease. This is mainly suggested to Women over 38 years of age and men with some types of sperm abnormalities may also produce embryos with higher rates of chromosome abnormalities. PGD can be designed to identify which embryos are affected, unaffected, or a carrier for specific genetic disease. Then, only embryos without the disease are transferred to the uterus to attempt pregnancy. To know about this consult to a doctor. Hope it helps you. Good Luck.
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Re: Poor Egg quality

Postby Daizy4727 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:03 pm

Dont give up dear, because at this age things takes time to happen .If you find any problem discuss it with your doc, They will give you some fertile medications to improve the egg quality. If you dont found any success with ivf then you can also go for the surrogacy.
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Re: Poor Egg quality

Postby Ghost » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:39 pm

Daizy4727 wrote:Dont give up dear, because at this age things takes time to happen .If you find any problem discuss it with your doc, They will give you some fertile medications to improve the egg quality. If you dont found any success with ivf then you can also go for the surrogacy.



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Re: Poor Egg quality

Postby lia » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:50 pm

lulu, Sorry to hear about your problem. Bitter but its the fact that age matters a lot while having baby and age can be the major factor affecting egg quality. If your egg quality is low, you should take care of yourself very well, eat healthy, stay healthy, exercise daily, make changes in your diet and daily life routine. These few things make a big difference. Take medication if required and concern to a good clinic or doctor about this. They can help you in the more beneficial way. As you said, you are 41, and your egg quality is low, hence chances to get pregnant are also low. But IVF has a good success rate, even at the age of 41.But make sure, you are healthy enough and have chosen a good clinic because clinic plays a vital role in the treatment. different clinics have the different success rates. So, don't lose hope. and don't give up. Hope everything will be fine and you will become a mother soon. good Luck.
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Re: Poor Egg quality

Postby KattyH » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:43 pm

Hey Lulu, I'm so sorry to hear about your failed attempts of IVF and troubles with egg quality! :( Did you consult your clinic on how they are planning to sort the issue with egg quality. Depending on how poor the eqq quality is it can be reversed using medication. I know DHEA works but there are several others as well... plus some lifestyle change, nutrition chart and exercise for both of you could certainly work. I know it's hard to console yourself and bestow on hope when you've had the second round of IVF failed and even without the transfer. But please don't give up yet! If the egg quality cannot be reversed you can always opt for donor conception. There are dilemmas and insecurities I know, but that isn't gonna dissuade you from having a baby. Stay optimistic.. even if it seems hard to be at this point and consult a good Doctor. Wish you all the luck in the world! :)
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Re: Poor Egg quality

Postby Anna-WWW » Thu May 17, 2018 5:41 pm

Thank you for sharing your story, dear. What is your doctor's opinion on the situation? Is there a chance for you to get pregnant through the IVF? This service is pretty expensive, as far as I know. So, is it worth trying again and again? You should know it for sure. You said that it was your second attempt, dear. Have you been thinking of adoption or surrogacy? There's a chance that you are wasting your time and your money. I guess, you should think of more options. There are a lot of babies in the adoption centers, which dream to have parents. I'm sure one of them will be glad to become a part of your family.
In case if you want to have your biological baby, you can follow my example and enter the surrogacy program. I thought I would never have kids, you know. But I'm glad that I found out about surrogacy. It changed my life and my marriage completely. Our son is 3 years old now. He was born by the surrogate. I was also scared, just like you are. But it was worth trying.
We are thinking of having more kids at the moment. I desperately want to adopt. My husband agreed that we should do it in a couple of years. Hope, it will happen! I always dreamed to have a big family.
There are a lot of reasons for poor egg quality. Your doctor should make additional tests to help you, dear. I'm sure you are worth of being a mother.
Anyway, I wish you good luck, whatever you choose. Just stay positive and you will be fine. Keep posting all the latest news.
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Re: Poor Egg quality

Postby xenia » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:05 pm

This service is pretty expensive

agreed, but if you want to save, you might consider undergoing IVF abroad, particularly in Poland or Czech Rep, where price is from EUR2,500
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Re: Poor Egg quality

Postby Shank_D » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:44 am

lulu2016 wrote:Hello,

I need some advice. I'm 41 years old and on my second cycle IVF (both a year apart) and my doctor just told me that out of my 10 retrieved and fertilized eggs, 7 survived after fertilization, 1 died, 3 went haywire, and 3 are of very poor quality, which leaves me with yet another failed IVF. I really don't know what to do...Do we give up? We don't want to go donor egg or embryo egg route. Are my eggs bad because of my age or is there hope. Any advice is appreciated.


Hi there, I hope you did find a solution to your problems by now. If not then don't lose hope, there are several clinics that have expertise over older women and you need to just find one. Yes, the deterioration is egg quality is mostly due to the age... however, sometimes it could just happen to younger women as well. If your health and vitality are good and you're reciprocating well to medications... then you could try asking if DHEA or Ubiquinol might work to help with the egg quality a bit. You can't be much optimistic just over these medications alone though. Plus, you need to have a through lining check to give the best shot to IVF tries. If nothing works you can still go for surrogacy, that's an option rather the last resort that gives hope to even the hopeless. My friend had her surrogacy from Lotus Clinic Ukraine and is a proud mother now. The success rates are pretty convincing, they have their own pool of surrogates which reduced the waiting time and the packages are affordable as well. So if you can travel, maybe you're dreams of having babies can come true.
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