IVF # 5 – Fertilization Report – The 411

ivf 5 - fertilization

This morning, my nurse, Justine, called to update me on my how my little eggs are doing.  Of the 10 collected, 6 of them made it to the fertilization stage.  They were able to inject four of the eggs and I have three that have fertilized.  I will be transferring all three of the embryos on Tuesday, provided all three are still with us.  Fingers, toes, eyes, arms, and legs are crossed that all three of them are good and strong and will be able to be transferred on Tuesday !!

I expected that only 1/3 of what is collected will remain, which is typical.  Not too shabby eh?  Two girls and a boy hanging on and hanging out to stick into this ole womb ! 🙂

Last night, I had the WORST abdominal pain and pain in the back of my legs.  I took Dulcolax to help “clean out” my digestive track, which is helping, but the pain in my legs is still there.  It was a bit difficult to walk around last night.  I spoke to my nurse about it and I am going to Albany Medical Center this afternoon to the emergency room as a precaution and let them scan my legs to rule out blood clots.  It could be just because of the stirrups, but I am not one to sit around and wait for something to happen.  I would rather them SAY it is just sore because of the stirrups instead of awaking to not being able to breath etc… I am working with the film crew doing some outtakes and also cooking some organic squash and sweet onion and cabbage for dinner later today.  I did not want to head over to the hospital until noon when the film crew heads back to the train station en route to NYC.

Here are some photos from my day yesterday….

IVF 5 - luck socks      ivf 5 - surgical socks      ivf 5 - getting ready for er

ivf 5 - egg retrieval day

My Fertilization Report – The 411

My Fertilization Report - The 411

The nurse called to give me my fertilization report. Out of 12 mature eggs they collected, seven of them have fertilized and there is one more that may still fertilize- they are watching it.

It has been suggested that I do a 5-day transfer since I have plenty of eggs and to allow them to continue to grow and learn more about the embryos. Those that make it to blast typically have made it because they are the healthier of the eggs that fertilized. I was given my medication regimen again, even though they told me verbally and gave me a print out.

My RE, Dr. Michael Grossman, will be doing my transfer after an acupuncture session on Tuesday !!

So exciting ! I had a Maundy Thursday egg retrieval and an after Easter Monday transfer 🙂