DH and I had our initial IVF consult today and all went well. We have unexplained IF so I didn't expect any curveballs, just had a few questions for the RE about the entire process. BUT we did get a curveball at the end of the meeting and I'm not sure what to think about it. I would appreciate you input!
So my clinic is beginning to experiment with egg freezing. They have been looking for candidates to volunteer to have their eggs frozen then thawed for an IVF cycle. Apparently, this is newish technology for our lab and there isn't a lot of research as to success rates with achieving pregnancy from frozen eggs. I meet the long list of criteria to volunteer for this. Key point is they pay for everything, possibly even the meds but this is the major one up in the air right now, and considering we are paying OOP this is a big deal.
From the little reading I've done online since we got home, I know eggs are much more delicate to freeze and thaw than embryos so it probably wouldn't give me as good odds as a fresh IVF cycle- but that is what they want to find out. It would be nice to save money, and indirectly help others as I know this is a good option for women who want to save their eggs for various reasons, but still scary because it is not as straightforward as a regular IVF cycle. I would hate to go through all the shots, scans, ER then to have none of my eggs survive the thawing. But then I think- without the women who went through initial IVF cycles as experiments- where would we be now??? Why does IF have to have so many decisions?????!!!!