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Only 2 eggs fertilised...feeling deflated

Hi everyone, I know I should be happy that we have 2 eggs fertilised but I'm just so worried that our chance of having a baby is getting even smaller. They collected 5 eggs yesterday but only 3 were suitable for ICSI and only 2 fertilised. The embryologist will call us again on day 3 to let us know how things are progressing. I hate all this waiting game. I'm sorry for moaning...This is the only place where I can share my IVF journey with. Sending you all best wishes xx

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Dear Harriet - it is perfectly normal that you are feeling anxious about your wait. I think you achieved optimal result, having had 5 eggs collected with 2 fertilised. Keep calm and positive. Hopefully all will go well with your Day 3 transfer. I've just had a FET yesterday and all went well so we will find out on 22 December if we are pregnant.

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Thank you Esme. I wish you all the best and hope your little embie hanging on tight in your belly.

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Harriet, I am so sorry to hear you are having a difficult time. The waiting is absolutely agonising. I can completely relate to your situation as I have had the same sort of numbers as yourself in egg collection and subsequent fertilisation. I understand your anxiety and how difficult it is to think that your odds of achieving a pregnancy are low. However please try not to give up hope. Could you try a little bit of guided meditation or something else to help you relax a little whilst your are waiting? I was always so on edge and almost beside myself with nerves waiting for the calls from the embryologist. It’s torture. I am really hoping your little embryos make it to transfer. Wishing you the very best of luck 💖 x

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Thank you so much. Xx

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Hi hun, I don't have a successful story (yet) but I had similar - they collected 6 eggs, 4 mature but only 2 fertilised via ICSI.

They did a day 3 transfer as one was looking good but the other was fragmenting and not as good, so we had both put back. Just in the 2WW now.

I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you xx

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Thank you! We've had a phone call from the clinic..both embryos have divided to 7 and 8 cells. We've made our decision to go for the day 3 transfer. I will keep my fingers crossed for bot of us xx

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Fingers crossed hun! I’ll be looking out for news xx

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Well we've just got home from ET. My test date is on the 29th..fingers crossed for a positive result for both of us xx

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Exciting!! I test Friday (22nd) longest week of my life coming up lol! FC for us both, hopefully be an amazing Christmas/end to the year xx

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My daughter had 3 eggs and 2 fertilised. She had her 5 day blast transferred this morning so there is definitely hope xx

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Best of luck for your daughter xx

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Hi

I had 5 eggs collected and 3 suitable for icsi. All 3 went to blast and I had one put back (she’s currently 2 and a bit weeks and asleep on my chest) and one frostie.

It’s quality over quantity in the ivf game and it only takes one x sending positive vibes x

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Thank you. Your response makes me feel warm. Hugs for your little one xx

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Waiting is really hard. There have been lots of stories on here of people getting a bfp in similar circumstances so keep the faith xx

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Thank you. It's nice to know that I'm not alone x

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I only had 2 eggs fertilise and I'm now in my third trimester! Quality over quantity :) good luck and stay positive.

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It's so good to hear. Did you have a day 3 or day 5 transfer? Xx

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5 day.

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Don't worry my dear . Ivf is a very unimaginable and unpredictable journey . U do and give ur best and pray . Leave d rest to d all mighty. I did all if that but nothing helps what will be will be. Xx

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Thanks you're right...all I can do now is hope for the best. X

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I am currently 6dp3dt, on my first round.

I was heartbroken that after being told I had around 12 promising follicles, only 2 eggs were collected.

Out of the two eggs, one fertilised and was a grade 8:4 which is apparently very good.

I test on Christmas Eve.

I am currently trying to take the positives from the situation, that is at least I got a good one and at least I had opportunity to even get to the transfer stage. The way I see it is that I have a far higher chance of this working than i did if I had not been through IVF.

Hang in there, sure it could be better, but it could also be a lot worse xx

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Thank you. I do need to feel positive and give muself a big pat on the back for making it this far. Best of luck for you hun xx

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It only takes one as the saying goes... there are a few success stories on here with a few lucky ladies! Good luck 💕 xx

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Thank you! Hopefully I will have at least one sticky emby xx

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Try not to be down about the numbers, I completely understand how you feel. We had 11 fertilise and only 2 made it to blast. Our 2 little Frosties are waiting for transfer in the new year. As they say, it only takes 1! All the best for your journey and keep your head up. There are ups and downs along the way for sure, but it will all be worth it! 😊🙏 xx

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Thank you so much. I wish you all the best with your transfer xx

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Thank you 😊 I’ve just noticed your post about your transfer today! Amazing news I wish you all the luck in the world and fingers crossed for you xx

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Thanks so much hun! I'm excited but also nervous. Xx

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I had 7 embryos, 2 of which were transferred and one made it! The other 5 didn’t make it to being frozen 😕 but that can happen! Wishing you luck and baby dust 💕 xx

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Thank you! Anything could happen on our IVF journeys and I'm sorry to jear about the othe 5 wmbies. I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy. Xx

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