Sunday, 1 March 2009

some updates of IVF

My IVF process went smoothly and I praise God for it. I started my cycle with an antral follicle count which reflected a low count of 6 to 7. I always had low antral follicle count and am a low responder since my first cycle years back, so this was expected.

I had 11 days of puregon injection at 600iu daily and 4 doses of orgulatron injection. This time, my follicles grow very synchronously. My egg retrieval went really smoothly. I had 7 eggs retrieved and 5 of them were matured. This was a very good number of eggs for me, considering my low antral follicle count. Thank God for that.

I did a day 3 embryo transfer yesterday afternoon. Out of my 5 mature eggs, all 5 fertilized with ICSI and all 5 made it to day 3 with no fragmentation. I transferred 3 embryos of 9 cells, 6 cells, and 4 cells thats about to multiply. I get to have 2 of my extra embryos freeze! Its really amazing for me, this is the best IVF process I had.

I did nothing special this round. I just stop worrying so much, I rely completely on God's grace and the professionalism of the doctor. My doctor and hubby being away for that 2 days did not affect the process as it just so happened that my ER and ET were done after.

My hubby held my hands while i still lay in bed and prayed each morning during the entire IVF. He prays the most heartfelt lovely prayer each morning, about his yearning for a child, for my health, for our family. His faith gave me strength and took most of my worries away.

A few other blessings in our lives right now are, my pekingese dog who was on medication everyday for the past 2 years has finally recovered from his chronic illness and is now without medication and doing well.

My daughter had flu and recovered really quickily from it without passing it to me or my hubby during the ivf process.

Funny how, prior to beginning this cycle, we were so worryied that it manifested as a very angry me and a 'zoned out' hubby. But it turned out to such a smooth cycle.

Now i begin my 2 weeks wait. :)


  1. I am glad to read that all went well with the IVF process. I am so thankful to God that your daughter and your dog are doing well. God is really blessing you. He is showing you that he is in control of it all. You have such a strong faith. I am praying that God blesses you with another successful child. I will check on you from time to time. (wink)Also, you give me hope...I have been through an ectopic pregnancy myself....sending you nothing but positive vibes.



  3. wish u a HUGE BFP 2 weeks later!

  4. really glad to hear that ivf process has gone smoothly & i pray for good news in a couple of weeks..i'm still finding the courage to pursue a fresh round of ivf..i've a 6-yr old gal from ivf & a failed mid ivf cycle..i guess some people won't understand what we have to go thru' (i read jennifer tai's comments earlier before you erased it)..anyway, shall hear good news from you :)

  5. dear alison,

    thank you for your well wishes. i wish you all the success and courage in the world to pursue your heart's desire for another child. You are right about some people not being able to understand what we have to go thru', but even the most prominent or wonderful people in the world do not get 100% approval votes, think of president's elections....;) . I just let my heart leads and am thankful for the many well wishers that given me support and positive encouragements. Like how you did :)


  6. Stay relaxed during the 2ww and have loads of eggs...I hope you are taking time off from your part-time work during the 2ww.

    All the best and God bless!

  7. Hi my dear, glad to know everything is going smoothly. May the Lord be with you and your hubby through the rest of the process.

    Hugs and take care, Cindy

  8. tintedsky,
    glad to know the progress of your ivf and it has been smooth so far. Will be praying for you too. All the best. Rest well, eat well and stay positive still during this 2ww. :)

  9. I am so happy to know that things went well.Keep the faith !All the best in the 2ww.LOVE you !JAR