Hi Ladies -
After 2 failed IVF cycles, my RE is suggesting our best chances of a successful pregnancy would be with donor eggs. [I](*He is not saying it is our [B]only[/B] option but if he was giving his daughter advice, this is what he would recommend.)[/I] My history is in my signature but you can see we’ve never had more than one embryo make it to our 2 day transfer. On Antagonist (with 450/day of Follistim), I only produced 4 eggs of which 2 were mature and iCSI’d. Only 1 embryo survived more than 48 hours for the two day transfer.
My hormone levels are normal (FSH 4.2) so my RE suspects my ovary is simply not functioning as well as it should given my age (29 at the time of both cycles.)
Although I have two younger sisters, neither is able to donate at the current time due to personal issues. They might reconsider in a year or two but I don’t plan to wait another year just for the possibility of using a sister donor.
I know the decision for DE is easier for those in their 40’s or those with elevated FSH levels. Anyone else my age make the jump? I’m leaning towards DE because I don’t know how much more time, money and emotional energy I can spend on another cycle with just a 5% chance of success.
Would love any feedback - especially from those under 35 who might be in my shoes!!