How many embryos to transfer, using DE - One or two?

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How many embryos to transfer, using DE - One or two?
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Sun, 08-07-2011 - 10:55pm

Hi everyone,
I am doing egg donation and am due for the transfer this month. I am 45 years old, healthy and single. I am looking for advice/ feedback/ experiences on how many eggs I should have transferred: one or two.....I know there are no rules about the outcome and I am also told by my clinic that the chances for multiples are around 30-40% if two eggs are transferred.... any advice? I am scared of having multiples, but at the same time, this has been such a long process that I would like to have success with this first fresh transfer....I had a frozen transfer a few months ago which was not successful.

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Registered: 11-29-2005
It's so hard to generalize b/c there are a lot of factors. A lot of clinics are doing well with single embryo transfer, so I'd want to know your clinic's stats. And it depends on how good the embryos look.

I had a 3 day transfer of a 5 cell and a 7 cell and ended up with a singleton. Gab had a 3 day transfer of a 4 cell and an 8 cell and ended up with twins - so it's really unpredictable (both of us used frozen eggs, so we're comparing apples to apples).

In our case we preferred a singleton, but twins would be ok. Since we only had the two embryos and no idea how the "extra" would do in growing and freezing and thawing if we only transferred one, we went ahead with both, which was the recommendation of our doctor.

It also depends on your willingness to have twins. The 30-40% twin rate seems high to me, but that probably also depends on embryo grade etc.

I suggest a good talk w/ your doctor about your wishes and willingness (or not) to have twins, once you know how the embryos look, and go from there.

Good luck and baby dust!!!

 


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Registered: 01-11-2008

I agree with the previous post,

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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Wed, 08-10-2011 - 11:32pm
thanks gespenst.
well, I just posted thread - as it turns out the clinic has mis-managed the cycle and was negligent with communicating with the donor. So, the donor is out, she suddenly left town (thats what I was told) as I was told yesterday.....and my transfer was due next week!!! I was so mad, I could not believe it. I have been waiting since May for this donor. I would be curious for feedback if this has happened to anyone and what is the clinic's liability if something like this happens. So now I am going with my second choice donor who supposodely will get her period end-next week start BC and transfer would take place mid/end Septmeber....
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Wed, 08-10-2011 - 11:34pm
hi crazy08 -so you are having a singleton?
I posted another thread, check it out. My clinic abrubtly cxl-ed my cycle and now I have to wait thill this other donor is ready and transfer will probably take place mid/end September. I am going nuts.

Good luck to you!
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Registered: 11-29-2005
I just posted in your other thread - ITA that the clinic is at fault for this screw up.

BUT ... I think sometimes that things happen for a reason, and perhaps you were "meant" to use donor #2. I know it's a big pain in the tuchus, but in the grand scheme of things, one more month is just one more month, and it will be all worth it when you have your baby :) Lucky September to you!!!!!

 


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Well. Good luck to u sweety. I put 2 and got 2*-* my b/g twins just turned 3 July 11!! Wouldn't have it any other way they are bff!!!
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Sun, 09-25-2011 - 11:57am

thanks again everyone for your feedback from August.
Well, here we go again

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Registered: 12-18-2003

If you really, truly do not want twins, I would say stick with one, but if you think that if need be you could manage twins, do 2.

Cheryl, Mom to 3 year old Aeryn via adoption, TTC since 2003 and finally pregnant via Donor Egg!
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It is definitely a tough choice. I agree that the key question is whether you'd be ok with twins. I wish you tons of luck and baby dust!

 


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Sun, 09-25-2011 - 11:06pm

thanks....I guess I will know more MOnday/ Wednesday when they tell me what the quality of the embryos are...

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