[QUOTE=alexi]Did you do a saline sonogram to check for abnormalities in your uterus? Or hysteroscopy or lap?
Did you do immune testing? I am not sure if that will help and it costs a lot of money but I did and mine was normal and I still have not seen success.
It could be your protocol. We have male factor as well but as you can see in my siggy I am still not pregnant. Recently changed doctors, used a different protocol follistim and menopur vs follistim alone. Results: 6 out of 8 blasts are chromosomally normal. I also did CGH (same day biopsy and done by the same lab) on 6 frozen embryos that i moved from my old doctor’s office that i used follistim alone. Results: all 6 are abnormal. My beta is Monday 4/1 but i no longer feel cramping i used to feel when i had bFp with my previous .cycles. Another thing using menopur and changing doctors (the lab technique is very important), i am able to get 8 blasts out of 18 retrieved. Previously at my old RE office i did two cycles with just follistim alone, i only managed to get 4 blasts out of 21 eggs retrieved in the first cycle and 3 blasts out of 31 eggs retrieved in the second cycle. So the protocol and the lab make a huge difference.
Like you i am frustrated as well with my body.[/QUOTE]
We have NOT done the hysteroscopy yet, but I’m going to ask for it. Even if it comes back “normal/no issues” at least I’ll know. I honestly can’t remember if we did a saline sonogram…I’m sure I’d remember if I have…lol so that’s probably a no - but after 3 years of this $*** it all runs together anymore.
Thing is, we LOVE our doctor. He’s really super nice and I’d feel bad going somewhere else…PLUS DH thinks if three times it doesn’t work, adoption is our only choice. and he absolutely will NOT do donor sperm or donor embryo.
I know that we are NOT using our last two embryos until I have every test known to man run on me. Everything. I even want to talk to him about why I can’t lose weight now - when from January 1 - March 15 I pretty much was at the gym every single day (ok, 5 out of 7 days a week)…I eat right. I eat absolutely NO junk food - I eat organic - NO caffeine, NO artificial sweeteners, lower fat, lower carb - extremely clean eating - I gave up all alcohol in February…and yet I can’t lose the weight I gained during our fresh. Not even a pound. Granted, during our fresh, it was “open season” as far as my eating goes and I ate everything in sight…lol - I seriously think it’s all connected. And I KNOW the fresh cycle screwed with my hormones (c’mon ya’ll know what we do to our bodies for a fresh cycle!). I want to get checked for heavy metals and everything. ****it. :grr:
Also - I asked about assisted hatching, the embryologist said it wasn’t needed with ours…next time I may insist.