I have debated posting this, but after some thought, I think there are some important lessons to learn here, so while this is now live to my readers, I am not posting for pity and the comments on this post have been turned off. Life is unfair, and one thing I am not, is a whiner. There are worse things to suffer from than this, and I remind myself of that often.
Recently, we transferred a hatching, CCS normal embryo and the cycle resulted in no pregnancy. There was a significant immune protocol in place and my lining was at 11 and it was triple-striped. I did acupuncture and followed an anti-inflammatory diet too. The lesson: even the most perfect of circumstances can result in a BFN. Another lesson: Just because you have a chromosomally normal embryo doesn’t mean you are guaranteed a BFP.
I had a lot of symptoms leading up to my BFN, all of which can be contributed to the medications, especially the progesterone. That’s another good lesson: those symptoms? They are from the medications.
My next FET is already scheduled and we will be following a more natural FET protocol vs. what we did recently, a more medicated FET. If this cycle results in another BFN, I will immediately start IVF#9 and do another retrieval.