Primary ovarian insufficiency or POI is when the ovaries stop producing eggs before a woman turns 40. POI happens in 1% of women and can be confirmed with a scan (no eggs in ovary) along with low AMH levels in her blood. Women with POI will suffer infertility and if she wants to bare a child, the option is undergoing IVF with door eggs (OD – oocyte donor).
Alicia from Australia has POI when she was only 20 years old. She had 5 unsuccessful cycles of IVF with OD (using sequential protocol). However, she was determined & did not loose hope.
Day 3 embryos were transferred and Alicia was pregnant.
She traveled to Malaysia in 2017 to continue her treatment. Her 6th cycle was at Metro IVF (using concurrent protocol) with fresh embryo transfer (photo above). She was finally pregnant on her 6th cycle and delivered a healthy baby.
Alicia’s perseverance has paid off. She and her husband are blessed with a cute baby of their own.