Tuesday, October 02, 2012

IVF update...

Good news from NYC... Dr. Braverman is wonderful :) 

We (um, I) produced fewer eggs than expected (7, and only 4 were ripe/mature-- compared to last time, in May, when I made 11 eggs, 9 ripe) -- however, they were higher quality this time and we ended up with 3 blasts (this means blastocyst stage or an embryo that is more likely to be chromosomally normal and therefore capable of making a baby.)  So they're all frozen, and now I will probably begin the medications necessary for quelling my overactive immune system so that we can transfer some embryos back in sometime next spring.  It's possible we'll go through another stimulation cycle to make more eggs, but we haven't discussed it yet.

Very, very good news and totally a blessing from God, Dr. Braverman, and the embryologist Carlo.  Big relief.  Of course, the embryos have to survive the freeze and the thaw and then my killer uterus... but we're one step closer.

7 comments:

SavageKitsune said...

*fingers crossed*

Liam H Wandi said...

This is fantastic Georgette. So excited for you guys!!!

bjjgrrl said...

Yay!

Mrs. Ibarra said...

That's really good news Georgette. :)

Romeo Barnes said...

Awesome good luck to you guys

Shark Girl said...

Hip-Hip-Hooray!

skirtonthemat said...

That's great to hear! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!