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My 1st cycle of Icsi Treatment

Hi my name is Becky

Myself and my partner have been together for 10 years and started trying for a baby over 3 years ago, last year we were offered nhs funded treatment and was told we would be undergoing icsi treatment due to my partners low sperm count, I also had low egg count and polosistic ovaries.

After many appointments we were given our first lot of injections and then 2nd lot of injections that we had to do every night along with scans etc, we then did our last injection at 11pm on Saturday 15th October, eggs were collected on Monday 17th October, we got 18!

Out of the 18, 15 fertilised and I had one embryo transferred on Thursday 20th October, out of the remaining 14, 3 made it to blastocyst stage and have been frozen.

We then had the 2 week wait, 1 week at home and the other we went to Dorset, today (Wednesday 2nd November) was test day and we had a negative result and I have now started bleeding.

As you can imagine we are both devastated, we were told that our embryo was beautiful and when it entered it attached straight to the wall which got our hopes up!

The hospital called me today to say we can have another go but not until the new year now and will cost anything from £950.

Did anybody else fail the first time? any advice will be much appreciated as at the moment I cannot think of anything else and whilst writing this my eyes are filled with tears!

I am at work today as I thought it would be the best thing to do sitting at home all day alone would have drove me insane!

By the way I am 27 and my partner 29.

Thank you x

5 Replies

Hi. Sorry to hear that it hasn't worked. It didn't work for me first time either, I had ivf. I am currently in 2 week wait with frozen egg transfer. My first cycle was a grade A 5day blastocyst, my frozen one has lost cells while thawed so only a BC. I understand your pain. I had a positive test and then miscarried a few days later. It's heartbreaking but please stay postive xxxxxx


Really sorry to read this.... I wish you all the success for second time round if you go down that route again, which I ssume you will. The wife has just started the first stage if treatment but ICSI is what we will receive too


HI, my first cycle worked n got positive result but i had chemical miscarriage just 3 days after the positive result...now i m in two week wait with frozen transfer...ur n ur husband's age s quite young ...thats a good point...wish u al d best in next cycle..i can feel hw u r feeling now...tc of urself ...


Hi Everyone

Thank you for your comments, please let me know how you get on with having the frozen transfers, I have my fingers crossed for you.

Feeling more positive today after having so much support from family & friends and excited to take the next step :-)

All the best xx


Hi BECKYDARYLL. So sorry to read that your first cycle did not work. Unfortunately, all too common first time around. Good to hear that yu getting lots of support from friends and family, and I know you will get heaps on here too. If you like, I could send you a couple of lists of questions to have a look through before going back to see your consultant. There just may be a couple you hadn't thought of asking. They are too long to add here, but if you email me in confidence I will send them to you. support@fertilitynetworkuk.org Diane


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