[quote=dl58]I have had hormonal problems my whole life (i got a period only once when i was about 14 and then never got it again unless i was on birth control) but no one ever told me i would have a problem having kids. And i’ve been going to the best doctors forever. They all told me that i would just need to stimulate my ovaries with hormones and that i would be fine.
Now i am 27 and it looks like i have low ovarian reserve AND low quality eggs!!??
I just did my first round of IVF and it was unsuccessful. They removed 7 eggs, 3 of which fertilized, and none of which developed.
My FSH is 12.5 and my AMH is 0.55
Anyone else here have a similar issue and have been successful?
If I have low quality eggs does that mean that ALL of my eggs are low quality or is there I change I have some good quality ones?
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I had the same thing happen my first cycle. My 2nd cycle I had 100% fertilization and a BFP. My FSH at the time was 18 and my AMH was .4. I was 32.
Just because you have poor quality eggs one cycle does not mean you will the next. Protocol can dramatically impact quality. You just need to find the right protocol for your eggs. Given you are so young, the quality of your eggs should be good. It is just the quantity that will be an issue.
I would go straight to CCRM if I were you. They have an excellent lab. They are were I found success. I have had 2 failed cycles with them since, but I was older, and my FSH is now 32. Still, I have had much better results with them than at any other clinic.
I think eggs from those with low AMH need the best possible culture environment b/c we just don’t have a lot to choose from. Not that they are worse than others, just that others have so many more to choose from, they can afford to not have total fertilization or have a few bad quality ones.
There are tons of people with your stats that have had success. They are also older than you, so you should have a better shot. I would just be very proactive and set up meeting with a lot of poor responder doctors to get various opinions (when this happened to me, I had phone conferences with Cornell, CCRM, and SIRM).
If at all possible, you could consider going to a lab who uses vitrification and bank your embryos at a great lab. This would give you a better shot of having a sibling for your child. This would be pretty expensive at a really great clinic. I did not do this and sometimes I think maybe I should have (of course I also think I probably shouldn’t have b/c if I did I may not have had my DD b/c she may not have made it to a day 5 transfer or made it through the freezing process).
I would also consider taking CoQ10 (at least 200 mg, but up to 800 I believe). It is good for poor repsonders. I would also do accupuncture at least once a week. It seems to help poor responders.