Sunday, May 22, 2011

all in

At yesterday's ET, I received a more detailed explanation of our fert report. Of the 28 eggs retrieved, 21 were immature. Of the 7 mature eggs, 4 fertilized and grew well. Not a bad fertilization percentage, but it appears we should either have waited another day before the trigger or given my body a few more hours between trigger and retrieval. The doctor who did the transfer was more in favor of increasing the trigger-retrieval interval, which kind of scares me... if it's off by even the smallest margin, the whole cycle could be destroyed by ovulation. I read in someone else's blog about an embryology lab that tries to mature eggs in vitro. I should have asked her about that, and I'll certainly do some online research if we should need another cycle. In any case, as I said to her yesterday, it's all moot because this cycle IS going to work.

Our four mature, fertilized embies looked great. We had one 4-cell with no fragmentation, two 4-cell embies with minimal fragmentation, and a 2-cell with minimal fragmentation. Assisted hatching was done to all four of them to promote implantation. Now we wait. Beta is schedule for June 3rd, but I'll POAS on 5/31, at 10DP2DT. I got my +HPT 9DP3DT, so that shouldn't be too early. Here goes the TWW!


  1. oh it's so heartbreaking when they pull immature eggs. Thinking of you over the tww.

  2. Happy PUPO B,
    I know CCRM does some maturation post retrieval but that is not anything I know much about--
    4 beautiful embryos is a beautiful thing, and I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    I did assisted hatching this last cycle and I think it made a difference for us.

    Best of luck

  3. May your 2ww be speedy and successful! Sending sticky thoughts your way!