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Stress waiting for d5

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I underwent an ivf cycle because my Amh is low and I wanted to try and freeze some embryos. They collected 8 eggs, four fertilised, 3 hasn’t done anything. By day 3 one had dropped off and three which hadn’t done anything started to divide, leaving me with three embryos and three slow growers I guess. The scientist on the phone didn’t say much aside from to hope for one blastocyst but I am incredibly anxious and stressed and my partner is also really down. I just can’t see a good outcome from this and I feel like it was a lot of money and stress for nothing at the end of it. Any words from other people’s experiences would be great.

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Hi I l can completely relate to how you are feeling . I’ve been the same all week . Had my three day call on Friday and had three good embryos . Waiting for the call this morning to see if I go in for transfer or not today. I feel sick ! Try not to worry . When is your next update ? Xx

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It’s the absolute worst. I find out tomorrow. Hopefully you got good news today! I pretty much never want to do this again, it’s been so stressful.

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Try not to lose hope . I truly did five days ago when they only got 7 . It was way lower than last time . I have just had a call and there is one good embryo and one that could potentially be frozen . Please try and hang in there . It’s such a rollercoaster . I now truly believe it’s quality not quantity . Don’t give up . Big hugs xxxxx

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So I couldn’t bear the thought of waiting so I called the lab today. I was expecting the worst but it turns out the three that were growing normally have made it to freeze, and out of the three slow growers two have also made it to freeze. I was so over wrought I started to cry on the phone, embarrassingly. Thanks very much for the nice words, the comfort of strangers was really helpful as I found it very difficult to discuss this with anyone. I guess what everyone always says is true- the numbers aren’t as important it’s more about quality so low number ladies like me shouldn’t give up just yet. Good luck to everyone. I truly appreciate what you’re going through. X

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