Day 20 (Round 2 of IVF Stims): Egg Retrieval Day

Day 20 (Round 2 of IVF Stims): Egg Retrieval Day

(Entry written prior to posted date)


Today was the big day! I had my egg retrieval surgery and I am feeling pretty optimistic. I felt more calm this time second time around because I knew what to expect. The surgery takes about 30 minutes normally. After the surgery they let me know they were able to retrieve eight eggs, which is absolutely amazing considering my Low Ovarian Reserve/Low AMH levels. Earlier this week it was looking pretty bleak, with only one to two eggs that were mature, but then more little eggies started to join the party. In fact, they were able to retrieve three more eggs than they did the first time.



Eight eggs retrieved!


So although they know the number of eggs retrieved today, they won’t know for sure until later how many of those eight eggs were actually mature enough to fertilize. They told me they would give me a call tomorrow with an update. I am very excited and pleased with how many they retrieved. They told me that 10 eggs are normal for someone my age (32 years old), so I am stoked that I am considered almost “normal.” Right now I am just resting in the hotel room while the anesthesia wears off. I’m hoping and praying for a miracle.



Mom & I just before the surgery.


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