IVF Pregnancy Loss

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-30-2003
IVF Pregnancy Loss
Wed, 07-30-2003 - 4:04pm
After several months of unsuccessful IUI's my husband and I decided to try a IVF cycle. We were very successful. We retreived 21 eggs and transfered 2 on the 6th day and we were very fortunate to freeze 4. As per our doctor we had excellent egg and sperm quality!! We stayed with the IVF clinic until we were in our 8th week of pregnancy. The doctors were very excited for us! They said we could tell everyone we were pregnant and we did. As I started with my OB they reccommended we do a new blood test in week 10 of our pregnancy to detect any thing! We did. The blood test came back in 2 days showing a very high possibility of Down Syndrome. They also told us that the test is very new and there is a very high false positive!! We were devasted but had a glimmer of hope. We decided to do a CVS (week 11) to confirm the unthinkable. On my 35th Birthday (13 weeks) we terminated. As you can imagine my husband (41 years old) and I were totally devasted!!! There are really no other words to describe this!!!

Does anyone else have a similar story???

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 07-30-2003 - 6:37pm
I am so sorry sweetie. I can't find any words that can describe how sorry I am, it must habe been such a heartbreaking decision. I hope you can heal quickly, and be ready to try one more time, and have a beautiful, healthy baby.

I am sending you lots of hugs.