This is DE cycle number 3 for us. Last cycle the donor ovulated early and we only retrieved 10 eggs, there was only one ‘not quite a blast’ transferred on day 5 which was a bfn.
Against our clinics wishes, we used the same donor again (she is proven and we really do want to use her.) They changed the protocol and retrieved 36 eggs yesterday. We were very happy until we got the call today that only 4 fertilized! They said that they would check again on them later today as there were many immature ones (I expected that) and that some may fertilize. But…how does that even happen? We have no known male factor that we know of (DH was tested last cycle, which was only 6 months ago.) They did not use Icsi, as we had so many eggs and we have not really needed it.
I know there is still hope with 4 embryos. But, as you can see in my signature, I have been around the block with ivf enough times to be too optimistic.
Anyone know what the issue is with such low fertilization? Could too many eggs have been immature or could there be a new issue with DH? We are cycling at a well known clinic for donor eggs in Portland.
UGH…sorry… I never post…but I had to vent as we are keeping this whole process a secret and I have no one to talk too…