Wednesday, October 3, 2007

My consult

Well my consult went well. I'm glad I talked to him because he didn't remember exactly what we had discussed. I am doing the same protocol as IVF #1 but a higher dosage of gonal f. He is starting me on 225iu. After 4 days of meds he will bring me in for blood work and an ultrasound. At that point he will probably lower my dosage of gonal f but he said I don't have to if I don't want to. he basically asked me what I wanted to do this cycle. I also opted to do 1/2 ICSI and 1/2 regular fertilization if we have at least 8 eggs retrieved. If we have less then 8 I will do ICSI on all of them. My fertilization rates with IVF #1 was 50%. With IVF #2 we only had 1 out of 3 fertilize. Average is about 70%. I'm curious to see if we have higher fertilization rates with natural vs ICSI. Typically that is not the case but I'm curious. If we have 6 embryo's we will do a 5dt. If I have less then that we will do a 3dt. He said either way we are transfering 2. If I do a 3dt I'm requesting 3 be transfered. If we do a 5dt I will put back two. I'm really hoping for a 5dt. IVF #1 one of my embryo's was perfect and they said I had a "high chance of implantation". Neither of the embryo's brought me a BFP. I want to see my embryo's get to the blast stage. I have a feeling that I will need to see them get that far so we can pick out the best. Just because it's best at day 3 doesn't mean it will be good at day 5.

all in all my doctor said to call him with any questions. My retrieval and transfer will be the week of my scheduled vacation so I will have to change that. OH well.

1 comment:

M said...

Wow. That's great. Sounds like you won't have to do BCP, then. Sounds like a good plan.