3 Choices

In IVF, you have to make decisions about things fertile people may never even think about. Today my husband and I had our follow up appointment with our doctor. We learned the twins were girls and had Turner syndrome- essentially they had only one X chromosome. Miscarriage is common with this condition.
The doctor has presented us with three choices (the last choice I have “rewritten”)

  1. Test our remaining embryo and if it is viable transfer it
  2. Transfer our remaining embryo without genetic testing
  3. Do another egg retrieval and test all embryos. I have rewritten this choice as “Leave fertility treatment behind and embrace being a family of three.”

So there it is. Three choices. One rewritten by me as the only thing I am confident about is that I am not undergoing another egg retrieval.

2 thoughts on “3 Choices

  1. We did one egg retrieval and two embryo transfers and both failed. We got the news yesterday that our last embryo did not take and my beta came back negative.

    The doctor told us to take a few days to grieve and to call her back if we wanted to discuss next steps. To be honest I feel like there isn’t a next step when your only option failed, especially when it’s so expensive.

    Egg retrieval for me was mentally and physically exhausting and I’m not sure I would want to do that again, even if we had the money to do it again.

    I hope everything works out for you. Good luck with everything!


    1. I am so sorry for your loss. The outrageous cost of treatment seems so unfair. Like everyone doesn’t get an equal chance of pursuing treatment. Amd yes egg retrieval was terrible for me too. I got overstimulated and got very sick. Thank you so much for your well wishes. I appreciate it and wish you well too!


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