Hi ladies, This is so devastating!! After a year of trying on our own and even with Clomid, DH and I went ahead with our first IVF cycle with antagonist protocol. I was on BCP (ortho novum) for a month since had to go for a polyp removal surgery before they could start the cycle. Baseline antral count was only 6 but after 9 days of stim with Follistim (450 iu) and LDHCG (15 units), there was absolutely no increase in either estrogen levels or follicle size In fact last day my E2 levels went down from 20 to 11!! Follicles were less than 10mm. Needless to say, I got the dreaded call asking to stop all the meds as cycle is cancelled. I was so disappointed and on top of it the doctor or the nurse haven't even called back to setup a follow up appt. I went ahead and booked it myself today after waiting 2-3 days. Even the news of cancellation of cycle wasn't conveyed by my regular nurse. Kind of makes me think they don't want to waste time of poor responders This was our first IVF and last option for having a baby, now it looks like we may never be able to have our own kid but may have to go or DE or adoption. I don't have any issues with physiology or PCOS but do have hormonal imbalance and very irregular periods. DH has also low morphology but good count and average motility. I keep reading about Microdose Flare and estrogen priming but I wonder if for people with low reserves, is there any hope? Anybody had a failed similar cycle and then went on to succeed with subsequent cyles? Could the BCP have suppressed my ovaries? Really need some hope right now!!