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I scheduled an appointment with Dr. On-It. I have some serious questions for her.
After doing a bit of research, I’ve found that “coasting” (staving off ovulation while waiting for my estrogen levels to drop in an attempt to decrease my chances for OHSS*) results in poor embryo quality and decreased ability for embryos to implant. I strongly suspect this is what happened.
“It has been reported that while PC (prolonged coasting) virtually eliminates the risk of life-endangering complications associated with OHSS, the price is often a poorer fertilization rate and reduced embryo implantation potential, compromising the pregnancy. However, we demonstrated that such egg/embryo quality issues are preventable through careful adherence to our coasting protocol. For example, when PC is initiated too soon (when <50% of follicles have attained 14 mm in mean diameter) or too late (when >50% of the follicles are greater than 16 mm in mean diameter), egg/embryo quality will be compromised.” Quoted from here.
I started PC when more than 50% of my eggs were greater than 16…
There’s gotta be an answer in here somewhere for me.