Question about decision

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Registered: 08-09-2004
Question about decision
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Wed, 01-17-2007 - 5:37pm
Just as I was getting ready to do DE, found out my FSH dropped considerably and I have lots of follicles showing up on the ultrasound. The RE said this is a good month for me. He said it looked "great". After 9 cancelled cycles, he finally approved me for an IVF cycle this month. If this one goes bad, though, should I just move forward with DE next month? Now I'm starting to believe maybe there's a chance w/my own eggs. I don't know what to do. At the same time, I don't want to put off getting pregnant any longer. What if I keep trying w/my own eggs, then something happens like I get uterine cancer or something? then I'd blow my chances of even getting pregnant with DE. WHAT would you do?
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Registered: 07-22-2005
Wed, 01-17-2007 - 8:49pm


I would go for it. If you've got good follicles this month, you never know....**but**, just because there are lots of follicles, doesn't mean there are good eggs in there, guess alot of that depends on your age and other issues...that being said, I would still try this month, and if it doesn't work, move onto DE....the sooner you get pg, the better!

I wish you much luck with your own eggs!

Shelly~

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Registered: 08-09-2004
Wed, 01-17-2007 - 9:55pm
True, I suppose lots of follicles doesn't mean good eggs. I will try this one month and then move on to DE. Besides I keep thinking, what if my husband died suddenly in a car accident or something, I would feel devastated if I couldn't have his child. I'd regret and kick myself for not having done the donor egg sooner.
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Registered: 07-22-2005
Wed, 01-17-2007 - 11:10pm

Good point:) **kids mentioned**

Also, for me anyway, DE is a great thing, because otherwise my DH wouldn't have an opportunity to have his own child/children because at 42 with tubal issues, and a poor responder, with my own eggs we wouldn't have a chance....

After my donor had her retrieval, and we had embryos, I didn't think anything other than, "those are MY embryos." If I end up pg and having a child, (did FET 1/11/07) I know I will love him/her the same as I do my genetic kids, because I am the one creating an actual child and giving him/her life.....

I had NO hesitation with DE, and if you do go that route, I wish you much success with that too!

Good luck!

Shelly~

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Registered: 08-09-2004
Thu, 01-18-2007 - 9:41am

Thanks for the encouragement.

With all our "issues", I think it will be a MIRACLE if we can get even ONE child with DE. (My spouse's infertility is even worse than mine).