Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bad Run of Eggs

In the initial ultrasound on Monday, the doctor said that this loss (and perhaps the others as well) was just a "bad run of eggs". That doesn't quite make me feel any better. If anything, it's got me quasi-obsessing over if there is any way that I can improve the quality of my eggs.

A friend and I were chatting about my "bad run of eggs" diagnosis, and wondering how our eggs are "selected". I realize that egg retrieval is a little different for certain procedures, but what about natural ovulation and conception (which all of my pregnancies and subsequent losses have been)? When it comes to "egg quality control", are our ovaries like gum ball machines and I just happen to have "stale" eggs down there that are happening to be released and all the "fresh" refills are on top?

I've read that acupuncture can help improve egg quality, but I don't know if I buy into it. If anyone has any experience (and perhaps success) with acupuncture while TTC, I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on the subject. For that matter, I'd be interested in hearing any thoughts or suggestions on improving overall egg quality.

My blessing today was from a friend who offered to attend tomorrow's ultrasound with me to be a support since my husband will still be traveling back from the East Coast. I turned down her offer, but it still meant so much to me.

1 comment:

  1. i hear the same thing, just bad luck on the egg selection. Today the RE said, well your egg supply is great (especially at 19 days until i turn 40) so my question is when do we get a "good egg" and how can you improve the odds. I have heard about accupunture too, but only know someone who was successful with IVF, not IUI.....hmmm time for Dr. Google :) thinking of you today.


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