Sunday, November 17, 2019

MyIVF Journey (Day 20) Embryo Results

Day 20
Okay, today is the day that we expected to get the phone call from our doctor. I went on with my day as usual not really thinking about the phone call. We had family coming for a few days so there was a lot to keep me busy so my mind didn’t obsessed.

At around 11:15 am the phone call came in and it was time to find out what the news was. We found out that out of our two eggs only one made it to be a full embryo! And I was very glad to know that we were able to have one. I really didn’t think that any of the eggs would make it to this stage so I was relieved that one did.
My partner was disappointed with the number he wanted them both to make it. The doctor continued with asking for another cycle of IVF just to potentially get more eggs. This would mean I would start the treatment in a week and that meant funds would need to be given in less than a week!
My partner was thinking of starting again but I was not! I feel that we have one embryo that god blessed us with and that will be the one that we move forward with.
After much discussion and much battle over my decision we decided that we would put IVF on a hold and accept our embryo baby!

Now you would think the process would be done but of course it isn’t. Since we both have the underline condition that showed up in our genetic testing of Cogenital Adrenal Hyperplasia  (CAH) our family has to be tested (parents) and they also have to check for chromosomes issues. So this process will take a few weeks so I will be looking to do my transfer late December or early January.

The doctor said she was very surprised that we were able to get one embryo since it was only two left. We also found out that our egg grade was 4AB which is really good and that it’s a 65% chance that everything will work with that number.

Right now I am happy and so are our families. Now I just want to make sure the embryo is normal and I can’t wait to find out the gender. It’s so weird all of the steps that this process takes you through. So much explanation goes into the details and others are fascinated by the process. It’s more than a process it’s a journey.

As I mentioned in my video feature below we did ICSI

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI /ˈɪksi/ IK-see) is an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure in which a single sperm cell is injected directly into the cytoplasm of an egg. This technique is used in order to prepare the gametes for the obtention of embryos that may be transferred to a maternal uterus. With this method acrosome reaction is skipped.

for this IVF cycle. You can choose to do it to help your chances for IVF. Of course everything has side effects or cons so please do your research and see if it’s something you would want to do.

I appreciate all of the love and support and as soon as I hear more news expect to see more documentation on my IVF Journey.

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