So IVF #1 (short protocol) is over and it didn't work. Devastated. I have been brown spotting since Tuesday and it still hasn't turned into a proper period. I read somewhere the pessaries might be causing a delay though? I actually have been getting brown spotting before af in some but not all months since last august which I find very odd.
As for the ivf outcome I am feeling really sad. It wasn't a great cycle all round, follicles were slow to grow despite being on the highest dose of stimms from day 1, then when I had 2 follies big enough they gave me the trigger & booked me in for ec on the Friday as they don't have an anaesthetist working over the weekend (even though I had 4 more smaller follicles that were catching up but not quite 17mm yet). I can't help but think if they had waited a few more days I might have had a few more & the nurse didn't disagree as the biggest one was only 19mm so she thought a few more days of stimms might have been helpful. Anyway, I only got 3 follies, 2 of which contained a mature egg. The dr who did my ec said she got no follies from the right ovary as one had turned into a cyst. I have had an ovarian cyst on that side once before 3 yrs ago & she said she could tell by looking at the ovary it had been operated on before & it's likely affected my egg reserve on that side as ops on ovaries normally do. Why nobody has told me this in 3 years through all the consultations I will never know. Anyway, do you ladies agree it sounds like my unexplained fertility is now explained by low ovarian reserve? My amh is only 3.1 and that coupled with my poor response to stimms seems to explain a lot . I did however get one top grade embie for transfer on day 3 but sadly it didn't work so maybe there's a quality or implantation issue too?! That was our only ivf try so now I am going to start on all the egg quality supplements and hope for a natural miracle one day. I loved seeing one of those yesterday!! . All suggestions welcome, congrats to everyone who it has worked for & to everyone in the same boat as me, we live in hope xx