I am doing IVF/PGD with donor eggs and Egg Retrieval is planned for this Saturday. I am having some major misgivings about this cycle and would appreciate your views.
This is our third cycle with this clinic. The first 2 cycles went like this:
[B]Cycle No. 1[/B]
Donor - 28 years old, 2 children of her own, good pretesting
12 eggs retrieved
1 normal, albeit v. poor quality. Did not implant.
[B]Cycle No. 2[/B]
Donor - 20 years old, 1 child of her own, good pretesting
11 eggs retrieved
7 abnormal, no transfer.
So onto our third and final cycle with a new donor. Her previous 5 cycles went like this:
Cycle No. 1: 38 eggs - 32 embryos, 2 transferred, 12 frozen, + pregnancy (twins)
Cycle No. 2: 31 eggs - 25 embryos, 1 transferred, 8 frozen, + pregnancy (singleton)
Cycle No. 3: 36 eggs - 27 embryos, 2 transferred, 10 frozen, + pregnancy (twins)
Cycle No. 4: 29 eggs - 25 embryos, 2 transferred, 6 frozen, + pregnancy (twins)
Cycle No. 5: 37 eggs - 35 embryos, 3 transferred, 12 frozen, SHARED CYCLE, both couples pregnant (one with twins, one with a singleton)
She was on Follitism for all her previous cycles. Our RE currently has her on 150 Follitism and 75 Menopur. She has had 2 scans, the first scan indicated 17-19 follicles, the most recent one indicated 13-15 follicles. Her E2 is 855 and Egg Retrieval is planned for Saturday.
We have some grave concerns about this. Her cycle does not seem to be progressing as well as her previous ones. Indeed, her cycle seems to be following the familiar pattern of our 2 previous (unsuccessful) cycles.
We are very close to cancelling. Please, please can you give us your views on this.
Thank you all so much.