Wondering if anyone had only a few eggs retrieved still fertilized


#1

Today I had my egg retrieval and my re only got four eggs. He said my other follicles were not matured yet. This is my first ivf cycle so I don’t know what to expect. I had a lot of follicles in my ultrasounds so I was shocked to only get 4 eggs. ICSI will be done on all the eggs since there’s so little. I’m worried none of them will fertilize since I’ve read a lot of people that had a lot of eggs only get a few to fertilize. I also wonder if the dosage off the ivf medications had something to do with how many eggs I had. I had high e2 levels after three days of stimming so the re reduced a lot of the medications. I’m hoping to not develop OHSS after the egg retrieval.


#2

I only had two the first time around and then 4 the second time. The second time, only 2 fertilized and I now have a healthy daughter from one of them. :slight_smile: You just never know! Don’t give up hopes!


#3

It depends on maturity of the eggs as well as quality of the lab.

Don’t stress out in advance. There are many successful stories with a few eggs retrieved.


#4

Hi,

I had five eggs retrieved and ended up with two 5 day embies. I remember being very upset with those results. I am now pregnant with twins. The IVF process is stressful. I hope it all works out for you!