I’ve got a lot of issues, but this one stumps me. I had 2 healthy children and then 5 miscarriages of 6 children. All naturally conceived. As I’m 38, I started IVF to do some freeze all cycles to preserve my fertility while we try to conquer the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss problem. So far my cycles have looked like this: [FONT=Times]
[FONT=Times]Cycle 1: 9 eggs retrieved, 6 were mature, 3 fertilized, 3 high quality blasts (2AA, 2AB, 2BB)
Cycle 2: 10 eggs retrieved, 8 were mature, 4 fertilized, 4 high quality blasts (2AA, 2AA, 2BB, 2BB)[/FONT]
They freeze them at the 2 stage. I talked to the embryologist today and she was stumped. She said that it’s very rare to get 100% of fertilized embryos make it to blast and in 2 cycles. So, it tends to indicate that one cycle wasn’t a fluke. But, as you can see, I only had 50% fertilization rate and low egg numbers and this was on maximum stims. (Antagonist cycle: 12 days of 450iu Follistim, 150iu Menopur, HCG trigger).
I just don’t get it. It doesn’t make any sense. If I have DOR, I would see poor quality eggs, right? I don’t see that. My few eggs, high stims and low AMH point to it.
Has anyone had this before? Seen it before? Have a hypothesis? Any input whatsoever would be great.