Fertilization Report

So as you know, I elected for 7 ova to be fertilized the old fashioned IVF way:

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(Photo from: http://m.123rf.com/photo-23226463_ovum-and-spermatozoon-fertilization.html)

And 12 ova to be fertilized via ICSI:

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(Photo from: http://www.sisuhospital.org/icsi.php)

The embryologist called this morning to inform me of our fertilization results:

Of the 7 ova to be fertilized via IVF:
4 fertilized
2 were abnormal
1 had 2 sperm fertilize it –> abnormal

Of the 14 ova to be fertilized via ICSI:
10 fertilized
2 were immature
2 did not fertilize

So in total, we have 14 zygotes!

Egg Development Thus Far

I am going to keep a running account of my egg developments as they occur. This is mostly for myself, but if others can be comforted in having an example of what my body’s journey is, that is fantastic.

CD 3 baseline (on 20 units Lupron, no Gonal-F yet): 7 follicles on the L, 6 follicles on the R

[start 200 units Gonal-F on night of CD 3, continue 20 units Lupron]

CD 6 (after 3 days of 200 units Gonal-F): 8 follicles on the L, 6 follicles on the R, all itty bitty

[CD 6 (stim day 4) doses adjusted to 250 units Gonal-F, and 10 units Lupron]

CD 8 (stim day 6): 12 follicles on the L, 6 follicles on the R, all still small (2-8 mm)- things are starting to feel really swollen in there.

CD 10 (stim day 8): 12 follicles on the L, 8 follicles on the R, all still small (4-10mm)

CD 12 (stim day 10): 25 total follicles, 6 about 12mm.

CD 14 (stim day 12): 30 total follicles, 20 of which are over 10mm. Lead follicle is 17mm

CD 15 (stim day 13): 38 total follicles, 15 follicles on the R, 23 follicles on the L. About 21 are 12mm or bigger.

[Gonal-F dosage reduced to 200 units]

CD 16 (stim day 14): same as previous day, with follicles in the middle range growing by about 1 or 2mm .

[evening at 6:45- HCG trigger]