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Egg Maturity and HCG Trigger: Why Do I Have Immature Eggs?

Posted On: September 19, 2016 12:52 pm

QUESTION: I’m 39 years old and have done 3 IVFs. During the first two IVFs, half of my eggs were immature. I had 25 retrieved (age 37) the first time, and 16 retrieved (age 38) the next time with 50 percent maturity in both cases. However, I just had an egg retrieval where 15 were retrieved and only 2 eggs were mature. They used generic HCG in this case, and the doc seems to want me to try the transfer the pretty crappy embryos that resulted from this retrieval. He is offering no answers as to why just 2 eggs [...]

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