Would like to share with you my story:
Nine years ago, in 2004, out of 20 mature eggs, I had ZERO embryos :grr: . I didn’t use ICSI at that time (my DH had great results of SA) and we were both in our late twenties. I had bad OHSS afterwards and very high E2 at the time of ER. There were no RE on planet Earth (due to my job, I lived and worked in many, many countries all over the world) who didn’t tell me to look for donor eggs option due to serious egg quality issue I certainly have :grr: .
Last month, 9 years after first IVF and with new DH in his late sixties (I remarried in the meantime for somebody who already has 3 children mainly due to my “hopeless infertility”) I had another IVF and out of 17 mature eggs with ICSI I had 12 embryos which resulted with 7 perfect 5 day blasts. Surprise, surprise!!! Of course, I had again terrible OHSS afterwards, even higher E2 at the time of ER compared with 2004 etc.
Conclusion is, regardless the fact that I used ICSI this time and not in 2004, that my embryologist don’t have a clue what went wrong in 2004 (she says that my eggs look great, that membrane is very thin and that seems that egg quality is absolutely not an issue in my case).
Not to give you false hope, but fact is that conclusion about egg quality cannot be made based just on only one IVF attempt.
In my case, after almost 10 years I have spent believing that I’ll never have my biological children, I feel completely cheated by prematurely conclusion of REs about quality of my eggs.
Don’t give up! It is not over yet!