Has anyone used Growth Hormone with IVF?


#1

Hello, I am doing my 5th ivf in january and I convinced my doctor to use growth hormone with this next cycle because I heard it can help with egg quality. Has anyone used it and noticed a difference in their egg quality? Did you notice any side affects? I am starting my cycle in January.


#2

I used it with my one and only IVF, so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I’ve seen good things from other ladies. In my case, I was just turning 41 yrs at the time of ER. I had 6 eggs retrieved, only 3 fertilized and all 3 made it to day 5 blast. I transferred one, rock star looking blast on day 5, but it turned into a missed miscarriage at 8 weeks. The other two blasts didn’t work during a FET.

So, while it didn’t work for me, I would give it a shot, if I were you. I had no side effects. I took it for 5 nights or so, so not a long period of time. And it’s becoming more common in IVF, especially for ‘older’ ladies, from what I’ve seen in other forums.

Good luck!


#3

ok great. Thanks for responding!