I haven't been on here since our 2nd failed cycle in august as I just needed a break from all things fertility and IVF related, I'm sure many of you know how that feels. You just want to feel like yourself again, before all this started. It's also the reason I'm well into cycle 3 and haven't been on here, I guess I just wanted to try and focus on other things, although of course you're not really fooling yourself that it isn't the most important thing right now of course.
Anyway, I had my EC yesterday and 4 eggs were retrieved, which is half the amount of our first fresh cycle (the 2nd try was a frozen) I was disappointed but trying to just be positive that any were retrieved at all, then this morning the embryologist has just called to say only 2 have ferilised 😔 If they, or one survive my transfer will be tomorrow (Day 2)
I am trying to remain positive because I know it only takes one of course, I guess I've just been really thrown by how few embryos we have ended up with compared to last time where 7 fertilised and 3 made it to great quality blastocysts and 2 were transferred on day 5. I know every cycle is different but I was on a slightly higher dose of menopur this time so (perhaps naively) thought we get more eggs, not so many less. Of course those great quality ones didn't work anyway so I know that's not key, it's just been a shock that this time is so different.
Sorry for waffling, any positive stories of day 2 transfers would be much appreciated! Xx