Well, it's official. After getting my period yesterday, I was expecting a zero on my beta today, and that's what I got: Not pregnant. I was quite sad yesterday, which worried my husband. He doesn't like seeing me so down, and just wants me to be happy. But I can tell that he will make a wonderful father, so I think it is appropriate for me to be disappointed that I won't get to see him in that role just yet.
The nurse told me that I could start my FET cycle right away if I wanted, but annoyingly I will be away for work next week, so it will have to wait another month. We are always waiting, aren't we?
We have my follow-up consultation with the head of the clinic on Thursday. To summarise this cycle: BCPs, Suprefact supression, 14 days 150u Menopur, 9 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilised (without ICSI), a Day 3 transfer of a 7-celled embryo, and a single 6-celled embryo frozen.
These are my questions for the Professor:
• How fragmented was our 6-cell embryo at freeze?
• What are the chances that this embryo will survive the thaw?
Next fresh cycle
• Given that no embryo reached the 8-cell stage, what are our chances of success in future fresh cycles?
o Does our history of a chemical pregnancy and miscarriage influence this?
• Will I be on a different drug regime next time around?
• Can you tell us about your frozen embryo program?
o Does the six month waiting period apply for every frozen donor embryo transfer?
o What criteria do you use to match couples with embryos?
• Can we sign up for donor embryos now while still attempting our own cycles?
Thank-you all for your support during this difficult process. Can you guys suggest any other questions that you think might be appropriate to ask?