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Sticky Situation

Hello

I wondered if anyone can help with my issue. I am 41, have done 4 rounds of ivf, 3 of which resulted in 4 fertilised eggs being transferred. And I have never had a bfp. It seems I am just not implanting. Has anyone had experience of this or any ideas on how I might be able to make my uterus more appealing to hang around in or sticky?

Thank you all xx

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Are you transferring one or two embryos? Your age will also have a lot to do with it. Have you transferred blastocysts?

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Hi Sanchia46

Thanks for your reply. I am now 41. The first was 1 day 3 and I was 39. The second was 2 day 3 and the third was 1 day 5 with DE.

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In your next cycle if you get two day fives transfer both. All the best x

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Have you had your NK cells tested? I know not all consultants are keen on it but I’d there raised that can affect implantation x

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Hi

I haven't. Will certainly be asking the clinic about that. I heard that there a literally hundreds of tests that can be done though. I wondered if anyone had similar and then found a magic solution I guess. We are all so different!

Thanks

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My consultant was against the test but after I pointed out I’ve had 2 FET both times transferring 2 day 5 blastocysts with no success he agreed to put me on steroids which is the treatment for NK cells. I saw someone else suggested the scratch, that’s also worth a try again. Hope you get some answers x

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Hi, I’ve had a very similar fertility experience of IVF to yourself. 4 rounds of ICSI, 3 resulting in embryo transfers and no BFP. Our clinic suggested I have an endometrial scratch to help aid implantation. They also suggested I take DHEA to help improve egg quality which in turn may create healthier embryos I suppose. The clinic I’m with also use embryo glue, don’t know if that’s something that happens everywhere or not.

We have actually gone down the route of using DE now. It was a difficult decision to reach but now that we are here we are feeling optimistic about what the future may hold.

xx

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It is a hard decision however if the result is a beautiful baby I definitely think it is worth it. And the little angel will grow inside you therefore definitely a part of you.

I did have a scratch last year however that was just before a cycle of ivf which the clinic abandoned as I was not responding to the stims. Perhaps I should do that again?

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It’s one of the only interventions that the hfea recognise as having proper evidence that it may work.

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Yes I’d definitely have the scratch again. I did right before this cycle. I don’t think it can do any harm.

You’re right, the decision to go with DE will be worth it all to have our little baby in our arms xx

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