This has been on my mind a lot lately. In August, we did our first IVF cycle in a state with a mandate for IVF insurance coverage. The cycle started out well (19 antral follicles) 20 eggs retrieved. However, it ended with only 14 mature eggs, only 7 fertilized and all of them became poor quality embryos. We have MFI so the lab did ICSI. Before transfer the RE mentioned something about questionable egg quality.
While I understand that this COULD be an issue, we have no other reasons to believe that. I was only stimmed for 8 days and only on 375 of Follistim. It seems that maybe Menopur could have been helpful and a few more days of stimming/ultrasounds/bloodwork. Has anyone else ever wondered if clinics in states with mandated coverage might purposefully try to use less meds and monitoring in order to maximize profits?
Or maybe I’m just trying to convince myself that I don’t have bad eggs