Do you know the trick of putting eggs in a glass of water to check if they are good? If they float they are bad, if they go to the bottom they are good! I only discovered it recently… Well, that’s kind of what happened to my eggs. Just a tiny bit more elaborate..
After egg retrieval some of the cells around the 16 mature eggs have been taken and sent to a special lab. The lab analysed the cells relative to the 6 fertilised eggs. The quality of the eggs is established in a range from 0 to 100. My eggs got scores in a range between 40 and 70. I do not have the details of how many eggs got 40 or 70 and so on, but the results seem alright. If I were a dramatic case I would have had all eggs with a score below 25. That’s reassuring though the gynecologist did say that those that got 40 are much less likely to become a baby.
There was one big surprise for me. When I got the results there was something weird. It said we had 6 fertilised eggs and 8 frozen embryos. I assumed it was a typo: you can’t get embryos without eggs. But it wasn’t! After fertilisation they moved the 6 fertilised eggs (not sure where) but kept the remaining ones a while longer to see what happened. Two of the remaining 10 eggs were a bit slower but actually ended up getting fertilised and even became blasts. So I have 3 2-cell embryos frozen at day 2, 3 4-cell embryos frozen at day 2 and 2 blasts frozen at day 5. We have never had blasts before!!! It’s a hell of a lot of embryos!
I will start treatments tonight in preparation of the transfer and I will get two of the day 2 embryos transferred, starting from the ones with higher score. I know day 2 embryos are not so likely going to survive but there must be a good one!!! Please Universe, let there be one good healthy sticker!!!