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16 eggs retrieved today - UPDATE: 9 fertilised

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FrancyItaly
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Is it ok for somebody with Pcos? I had 40 follicles, 20 bigger two days ago. I was expecting more but I am still grateful! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

I barely feel I did IVF, always felt great physically and emotionally during stims and even now after retrieval. Now the waiting games and the hardest part starts! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

9 fertilised, hopefully the one is there!

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Wow 16eggs thatโ€™s brilliant! I have everything crossed for good news xxx

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FrancyItaly in reply to Jonesy84

Thank you! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Xxx

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Hi FancyItaly. That's not so bad. Hope all goes well with fertilisation and eventual transfer. Drink lots of water and have a little rest, but try and remain active with little rests in between. Diane

Thank you Diane, will do! โ˜บ๏ธ

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FrancyItaly in reply to RhinoCat

Thank you RhinoCat! How are you? โ˜บ๏ธ

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RhinoCat in reply to FrancyItaly

Iโ€™m grand , waves of nausea most days which is oddly reassuring ๐Ÿคฃ

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FrancyItaly in reply to RhinoCat

Yes it is reassuring indeed! We like symptoms ๐Ÿ˜‚ sounds great! Xx

That's an amazing number, well done! Rest up, drink lots of water and best of luck for those dreaded update phone calls.xxx

Thank you Cinderella, I hope you and your little ones are well! xxx

All good at my end thank you!xx

16 eggs is fantastic. Well done! You actually donโ€™t really want more than 18-20 because studies have shown diminishing returns โ€” once you get above that number most of the eggs arenโ€™t mature/ great quality anyway and youโ€™re at higher risk of OHSS. xx

Thank you, I feel more positive now! โ˜บ๏ธ

Thatโ€™s a great number well done! Take care and wishing you lots of luck with your next fertilisation call! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคžxxx

Thank you! I had the phone in hand already! Xxx

Hi FrancyItaly! 16 eggs is amazing! I have PCOS too and only got 10 back! I was expecting millions of eggs ๐Ÿ˜‰ itโ€™s quality over quantity at the end of the day though so donโ€™t worry too much about the initial numbers. Good luck ๐Ÿคž

You are right but I was a bit shocked at the beginning! Thank you! x

Believe me you do not want to have many more. I have PCOS and on my first cycle they collected 62. The consultant was overjoyed but it didnโ€™t last as 5 days later I was left with one poor quality blast that resulted in a BFN. The fact they collected 16 means they managed to adjust your med in time before your ovaries got carried away, as they often do with PCOS. The cycle I was most successful was also the one that yielded the least amount of eggs - 23. Best of luck to you and count yourself lucky you didnโ€™t develop OHSS symptoms. I found that more painful than giving birth! X

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FrancyItaly in reply to ZessB

Zess thank you for sharing your story. In fact the doctor lowered my dose after 5 days of stims, in total I had 7 days of stims and on the 8th I did the trigger shot. Were you successful with the round they collected 23? Xx

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ZessB in reply to FrancyItaly

Yes, it all worked out for us in the end :)

This is a very good number! Image of you will have a good feritilisation rate and plenty embryos, will you transfer all 10-15 embryos (just an example)?!? Good luck ๐Ÿคžโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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FrancyItaly in reply to Ranchu90

9 fertilised, I think itโ€™s a lower rate than usual but I have Pcos so probably some crappy eggs. Well of course I need one but I think we all aim to have more so we have something to freeze! Xxx

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Ranchu90 in reply to FrancyItaly

9 embryo very good! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿคฉ Fingers crossed for them to reach day 5 ๐Ÿ’•

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FrancyItaly in reply to Ranchu90

I wish all embryos! โ˜บ๏ธ

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Ranchu90 in reply to FrancyItaly

๐Ÿ˜„ I like your positivity! Well done! ๐Ÿ’•

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FrancyItaly in reply to Ranchu90

Not, not feeling positive. I wish meaning it will never happen ๐Ÿ˜… not negative but realistic x

Well done! I had 15 eggs and 7 of them went onto be 5 day blasts. Take it easy after egg collection. I was very sore afterwards for a week or so but was told to move / walk to help healing process. Good luck ๐Ÿคž

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FrancyItaly in reply to Lady39

Iโ€™m feeling well so far and didnโ€™t need pain killer. Now the wait for the next call to know how they are doing! ๐Ÿ˜ซ

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Lady39 in reply to FrancyItaly

That is brilliant that you feel ok. Fingers crossed for your eggs! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

Of the 16 eggs 9 fertilised. They say itโ€™s good, as usual I was expecting more as I know I will loose some in the next few days right? Xx

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Lady39 in reply to FrancyItaly

Thatโ€™s really good! You might lose more you may not but remember itโ€™s good that you got so many eggs in the first place and it only takes 1. My friend only had one egg and was successful.

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FrancyItaly in reply to Lady39

Hmm they said they expect to lose some so if they expect that imagine me, I know I will! But thatโ€™s ok, taking one step at a time! Xx

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McQueeny in reply to FrancyItaly

I think itโ€™s rare not to lose any at all - I think the average is that of the fertilised embryos, something like 30-50% make it to blastocyst - but those are really good numbers! Good luck ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿค—

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FrancyItaly in reply to McQueeny

Thank you, I can only hope! โ˜บ๏ธ

Hi - I had 30 removed - and like you, I also felt fine throughout the whole process. I did feel quite full when it came to removal and the actual removal procedure was really uncomfortable but I guess there was a lot in there haha! Only 4 fertilized and only one made it to be transferred but I'm now 28 weeks with her and she's still wriggling like crazy. Good luck! xx

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FrancyItaly in reply to Crabonks

Amazing ๐Ÿฅฐ Thank you for sharing! Iโ€™m now waiting to find out how many of the 9 get to embryo stage, if any. In the end, we know that numbers and quality are not always what is needed, it will just happen when itโ€™s meant to xxx

Loadsa eggs! Great number. 9 fertilised too! That's great news. Fingers crossed. xxx

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FrancyItaly in reply to ttcemmie

Hoping for the best! No calls today ๐Ÿ™„

Donโ€™t worry, they wonโ€™t call you everydayโ€ฆnext call is usually on day 3, so tomorrow ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒxx

Yes they told me theyโ€™ll call on Monday xxx

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ttcemmie in reply to FrancyItaly

Let us know how it goes today! xxx

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FrancyItaly in reply to ttcemmie

๐Ÿ˜ซ who knows what time it will be!

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FrancyItaly in reply to ttcemmie

They called and said out of the 9, 4 of them are at this stage:

1: 7 cells

2: 8 cells

3: 10 cells

4: 10 cells

The grade is 3 on a scale 1-4, 1 being a top quality embryo. Itโ€™s bad then I guess? Not sure why they said they were happy ๐Ÿ˜’

They other 5 are still being observed, do they have a chance?

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ttcemmie in reply to FrancyItaly

Those sounds good, and there's always a chance! You don't need a top grade embryo to get pregnant. Sometimes it's the lower grade ones that become our precious babies. Ours used a different grading system (and at times didn't tell us grade at all), so can't 100% comment on the grades you've been told, but would say keep your hope for all of them. x

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FrancyItaly in reply to ttcemmie

I guess iโ€™ll just have to hope theyโ€™ll have something to transfer and something to freeze when I go there on Wednesday! x

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ttcemmie in reply to FrancyItaly

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