Numbers game

I heard from the clinic today. Of the 14 eggs collected, 12 were mature, and of those 12, 7 successfully fertilised.

It’s so difficult not to feel down-heartened at the dramatic reduction from 14 down to 7, but I must keep reminding myself, IVF is a numbers game, and all it takes is one healthy embryo…

7 is a great number of embryos to have. Hopefully they’re all fighters and make it through these next stages.

This article (and the great photo!) from The Conception Diaries helped. I’m an accountant, numbers are my thing, and I liked seeing the percentages. 60-80% of collected eggs willeggs be mature, 60-80% of those will fertilise, and 20-50% might make it to day 5 Blastocyst stage.

I’m nervous about the genetic testing that I’ve agreed to, this will happen on Day 6 and I’m worried about what the results might be. On the other hand, I don’t know how many more miscarriages I can take, so it makes sense to go in to a transfer knowing the embryo is viable.

The next few days are going to be a tough wait. Trying to keep myself occupied and relaxed. Glad I’m not in the office this week.

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