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99627 tn?1301274552
3rd IVF and sad about amount of follicles
I am doing my 3rd IVF now. I had been getting Follistim and repronex shots. Today I had my scan and RE said that she expects 5-6 follicles to mature. I am very upset, because I was hoping for more follicles. Just sad.
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Hi there.  Try to keep your chin up.  It is my firm belief that more is not always better when it comes to follicle stimulation.  I had 9 eggs retrieved, of which 8 fertilized.  I have read many posts where some woman have in the 20's, and only 8 fertilize.  So, try not to be too disappointed, but optimistic that you have 5 or 6 quality follicles.  And, we all know, it only takes one to make a baby!!!

Good luck to you and keep us all posted on your progress.  You are in my prayers.
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99627 tn?1301274552
Thank you. Last 2 IVFs I had about 7-8 follicles and 6 was fertilized first time and about 4 was ferilized second time. They all were very good quality. My RE says the same, more is not always good. I just need to be positive, altough it is very hard after i failed IVFs. Will keep you posted.
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178239 tn?1277409091
I agree, this time is quality not quantity. One great egg is better than 10 bad eggs :)
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5-6 is a FINE number...my RE said that anything over 4 is acceptable.  If they retrieve 6 maybe 4 of them will fertlize and they'll stick two back in.  I wouldnt be upset with this number at all!
Good luck:)
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don't worry 5-6 follies, you just need one good egg!!
I had 24 eggs and only 2 good ones out of the bunch.
Good luck to you
Sticky sticky baby dust, keep positive thoughts
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Don't be so disheartened. I must tell you that 2 days before my retrieval I had only 2 eggs but my doc decided to go ahead with my IVF anyway. I was a little bummed. I took my HCG shot to ready myself for the retrieval. Finally they retrieved 3 eggs-one just appeared from somewhere in 2 days. I was so happy with that extra one they found. All three fertilized and were transferred. And now I'm 5 weeks and 3 days expecting twins. All the best....and don't stress yourself out.
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99627 tn?1301274552
I am very happy for you. I hope this turns out to be  BFP. Good luck
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It only takes one good one to get preggers!!!!
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I am 45 and just had my first IVF cycle. Everything is going GREAT! Had 5 eggs at retrieval, 4 matured, 3 fertilized. One was a grade 1, the other 2 were grade 2. My Dr. was very excited by my egg quality. His office is still in amazement that a woman 45 could produce such top quality eggs. Pregnancy test to be done on 6/18. Am so nervous. But feel in my heart this will be a success.
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Thank you for your positive aditude.

Dena- Congratulations on your pregnancy. Reading positive outcomes give me a lot of hope.
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