The number of oocytes that will be obtained in an In Vitro Fertilization cycle is predictable, through the antral follicle count and the determination of the AMH hormone prior to the ovarian puncture.
Thus, usually, the fact of obtaining only three follicles (or less) should have been previously discussed with the woman or couple who will undergo the treatment. It is at this point, prior to any treatment, that a joint strategy must be developed between the physician and the patient to manage this low ovarian response.
Once the cycle has been completed, there are two options. The first would be to freeze the oocytes, carry out a new cycle (or several) and accumulate oocytes. Subsequently, an In Vitro Fertilization would be carried out as usual. For example, three cycles with 3 oocytes would mean a treatment in which theoretically 9 oocytes would be used. This means a cost saving, since the laboratory work will only be carried out on one occasion, although it may mean the loss of those oocytes that do not withstand the freezing and thawing process.
The second would consist of concluding the IVF. The probability of gestation may be sufficient, depending on the case (age of the woman, ovarian quality, seminal quality, etc.). Each case must be evaluated individually and by the medical team.