So I talked to my old RE today: the one I adore, the one who did a protocol for IVF #2 that was personalized to me & me alone, the one who I followed to Clinic Y & then ended up leaving under mysterious circumstances. I found out the reasons she left but won't go into them here as it's my place to do so. Some of the things that were discussed:
- She thinks that we have an awesome shot with Nemo given it was frozen @ day 5. Like many of us she wonders if any of the 4 embies we transferred over 3 IVFs even made it to day 5 once transferred.
- She still doesn’t believe the “lose weight & get pregnant” hypothesis given the fact I O on my own & have a regular cycle & went off on a bit of a tangent about how docs who say stuff like that are “lazy”. She said that I stim just fine if it’s done “low & slow” which was clear from my retrieval for IVF #2.
- If anything, she thinks DH losing weight may help if there is a male factor (he has great over all #s but his mot & morph are borderline). She said he should also start taking COQ10. She really thinks the issue is MFI & a sperm frag test would likely show DNA level issues. And PICSI is a good idea if there is more severe MFI. In fact, it might be Nemo is the product of the only “PICSI worthy” sperm they used (her words, LOL).
- Finally, she told me to please keep in touch (she’s not sure if she will be going back into practice or just continue teaching @ this point) & feel free to run any ideas by her, that in no way should I give up @ this point, that I should continue questioning REs & that my husband can call to commiserate about crazy Indian parents anytime (ha!).