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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

22 eggs fertilized normally!

More good news! of the 29 eggs retrieved, 24 were mature and ICSI'ed yesterday. Of those, 22 fertilized normally! The 5 that were immature yesterday were not mature today so will not be ICSI'ed.

We are so excited that 22 fertilized normally! When we met with the genetic counselor last week she explained that statistically, it is very likely that if we have 12 eggs fertilize (hypothetical number used based on the fact that I had 29 follies maturing on that day) that it's very likely that we will end up with 2-3 that are genetically healthy. And 2-3 would be awesome (as it only takes one!). But bc I've never been preg, we're hoping for some extras in case I m/c. And we'd also love some extra so that if the 1-2 they transfer do result in live birth, that we have some for sibs in the future. So hopefully our 22 fertilizing normally will mean we'll have more like 4-6 genetically healthy blasts. Some for FET and some for the future. This is of course our best case scenario. We'll be happy to end up with 1-2 healthy embies at this point.

They will call again on Monday to let me know how many make it to blast stage and are biopsied for the CCS and PGD tests then frozen.


  1. That is awesome news! So glad to hear it. :)

  2. You are my inspiration! That is just awesome. So happy for you!

  3. Unbelievable! Awesome report! You are a super star!! No doubt!