How many embryos to transfer?

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Registered: 11-29-2005
How many embryos to transfer?
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Wed, 08-19-2009 - 7:55pm

Ok now that we've chosen our donor, I'm getting into the nitty gritty ;)


We really would prefer a singleton rather than twins, but better one 'too many' than one 'too few' so to speak ;)

 


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Registered: 06-05-2008
Thu, 08-20-2009 - 10:56am

I would ask your dr.

My story:  Tried for many years.   Did 1 insemination, 3 IVF, adopted our beautiful son in 2011.  Trying one last IVF cycle in April 2014             

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Registered: 06-15-2009
Thu, 08-20-2009 - 11:47am

Well, we transferred two 3aa blastocysts and are anxiously awaiting our first u/s next week.

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Thu, 08-20-2009 - 2:25pm
Spencer, we transfered 2 blast 1aa and 1 that was ok.
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Registered: 11-29-2005
Thu, 08-20-2009 - 2:52pm

Thanks for sharing your experiences!

 


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Sun, 08-23-2009 - 10:16am

Hi Spencer:

I think it depends on what you want and what the embies look like. We always knew we would transfer 2. On the morning of the transfer, my RE asked mr how many I wanted to transfer . Our blasts were identical to Susan's in quality, maybe slightly less because she had 1 to freeze and I don't. But we didn't know that at the time. I would be thrilled with twins but I don't have other children.
I am not officially successful yet, they are doing my beta early before the surgery as it depends on what type of anesthesia to use. I think my Dr wanted us to transfer 1 and he did say we would have a 50% chance at twins. I was surprised that he even asked us again when he knew what we wanted. My DH has said he only wants to go through 1 pregnancy but he may change his
mind.
This doesn't answer your question but is just my perspective.
Best wishes,
Gabrielle






From Womack DSW

IVF 1# ICSI & AH-BFN 04/08.


After too many failed natural cycles to mention, discover that previously clear tubes have become blocked after surgery to remove fibroids (however, no more fibroids). Decent FSH for 40 year old

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Sun, 08-23-2009 - 3:56pm

I hope you have a lovely high beta :)

 


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Sun, 08-23-2009 - 5:43pm

The beauty of the program is that if this doesn't work, you get to try again. We always transferred two because we were OK w/ the thought of twins. However if you are only looking for one, just transfer one---know that just one could split and you could end up w/ twins anyway. Also, if you REALLY like this donor and you only transfer one and get a BFN, perhaps if you had transferred two the other would have worked. KWIM????


So, now that I have confused the crap out of the whole thing, know that I'm thinking of you and praying for you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Sun, 08-23-2009 - 7:21pm

LOL, you're right, that was far from a definitive answer ;)


If we were going w/ a fresh cycle, I think we would seriously consider transferring only one.

 


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Registered: 08-23-2009
Sun, 08-23-2009 - 10:26pm

We just did our transfer yesterday. I actually asked for 3, but our RE was very strongly convinced about 2. He based that on quality of the embryos and his experience. Even though we were great with the thought of twins, he really is conservative about triplets. It was a fresh cycle by the way and the embryos were a 3-day transfer and were 8 cells each.


I did a lot of research about our doc and I trust him. So, I let that decision be his.


We have 4 left over that were frozen for a second try (hope we don't need it) or (thinking positively) a sibling.


All the best!


Elle

With my husband since 2000. TTC since 2004. I have endo and have had 3 laps. Also have IC. One miscarriage in 2008. Completed fresh egg donor transfer in 8-09 and it didn't work. Had a second transfer with frozen embies week of 9-20. I joined this boar

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 7:38am

Thanks!


Given my age (almost 42) I know if I were to do IVF w/ my own eggs, they'd be putting back 4 or 5, so it's a little weird to think about only 1 or 2.

 


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