1 is enough. (An Optimistic View)
1 is enough.
For each 1 baby conceived, we only need 1 sperm and 1 egg.
Just 1 is enough.
No need to worry too much about the sperm count; we just need 1 sperm for fertilization whether at home, via ICSI, or in the fertility lab.
No need to worry about how many eggs are there in the ovarian reserve in a woman. A successful stimulation will make more than 1 egg. We just need 1 egg for fertilization at home, via ICSI, or in the fertility lab.
No need to make any rash decisions.
When egg-freezing, IVF and/or “getting lucky at home” come into the picture, the laws of probability and age can take a back seat.
The percentages and probability of success are generalizations anyway. After all, each one of us is unique and we will make it work!
Do not worry!
1 is enough.
It can happen and it has happened in the past.
Scientifically reviewed by Dr. Kathleen Tucker, PhD, HCLD and Dr. Ken Drury, PhD, HCLD.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Hugh Taylor, MD, Anita O’Keeffe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine; Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale-New Haven Hospital