PUPO (or all of our eggs in one basket)

11 Oct

PUPO is a fancy IVF acronym for “pregnant until proven otherwise” — and that’s what I am. Our transfer was originally scheduled for Sunday morning, but we got a call on Saturday from one of the doctors. Only three embryos were left and one wasn’t doing so well. So we rushed over to the clinic and they did a rare 4-day transfer. I didn’t have much time to look at the chart, but from what I understand, both of them were at the “morula” stage of development, and one had “compacted” already. Anyway, we put both in and hoped for the best. Unfortunately, the third embryo didn’t make it to freezing. So we have all of our eggs in one basket — AKA my uterus.

I am feeling much more positive than last round. With five that fertilized, we got the chance to choose the two strongest to transfer. I am somewhat upset that we didn’t have any to freeze again. But I know that my clinic has a low freeze rate because they are so picky. And there’s no point paying to freeze embryos that have no chance of ever becoming babies.

So now, I wait. I am enjoying the sunshine, getting lots of rest and trying to stay positive. I will return to the gym in a few days — just giving my ovaries a little more time to calm down. So far, there have  been no signs of hyperstimulation. So I am sincerely hoping that this cycle hit the sweet spot of finding and nurturing the best egg, without making me sick.

And the best part? There doesn’t appear to be anything majorly wrong with my eggs or with my right ovary. This gives me hope that I will in fact get pregnant one day. I hope it’s happening as I type this!

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2 Responses to “PUPO (or all of our eggs in one basket)”

  1. Miela October 11, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    Good luck!

  2. cathy October 11, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    i haven’t heard PUPO before, love it!

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