Assisted Hatching?

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Assisted Hatching?
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Wed, 04-28-2010 - 4:54pm

Hi All! I am a grad from 2008. I lived on this board through my journey, and I found a great deal of information, encouragement and support here. That is why I have come back to see if anyone can share some experience or information with me.

I was very fortunate to have success with my first IVF cycle, (after trying several other interventions). I had 6 extra embies on ice. We tried one frozen cycle in September with no luck. 2 of 3 embies survived the thaw, and both were transferred.

We are ready to try again with our last 3 embryos. The RE today suggested we try assisted hatching. Have any of you done this procedure? I would love to hear from anyone who has experience or who has researched this topic.

Haley a.k.a. Mrs. A


Haley a.k.a. Mrs. A


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Registered: 03-11-2006
Wed, 04-28-2010 - 4:59pm

hi haley,


they did assisted hatching on my successful cycle with my son in jan 2008.

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TTC #2
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Registered: 05-09-2005
Wed, 04-28-2010 - 10:29pm

Hi there


I remember you from 2008 when I was going thru IVF #1 as well.

Chris


Me, 38, dh, 35


3 IUI's - BFN


IVF #1 - Jan '08 - BFP - beautiful baby boy born 10/10/08


IVF cycle #2 - TTC

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Registered: 10-20-2009
Thu, 04-29-2010 - 12:18pm

We did ICSI and assisted hatching.

Susan L.



Robert Edward Xavier Lin - Born July 31, 2010 at 5:56AM, 6 pounds 4 ounces and 19 inches long. He spent 2 weeks in the NICU but he's doing great now!
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Thu, 04-29-2010 - 1:01pm

Hi there,


We did AH with our last cycle and will with this one as well.

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Registered: 01-08-2006
Thu, 04-29-2010 - 1:10pm

Welcome back!


We were supposed to do AH with my FET, but then the blasts started hatching on their own. It's supposed to increase pregnancy rates a little, I think, and so I was all for it! We had gotten a BFN on our fresh cycle, so I think this was one of the results--to recommend AH.


They did say that it increases your chances, slightly, of having identical twins. Interesting to know, huh?

Rebecca


2005 5 IUIs + stims---all BFN
4/06 IVF #1 BFN
8/06 FET #1 BFP. Twins born 4/07
1/10 IVF #2. BFP.

Rebecca


2005 5 IUIs + stims---all BFN
4/06 IVF #1 BFN
8/06 FET #1 BFP. Boy/girl twins 4/07
1/10 IVF #2. BFP. Lost baby 4/10 at 11 weeks.
7/10 IVF #3 . BFP. Baby #3 due 4/8/11.

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Registered: 05-18-2007
Thu, 04-29-2010 - 4:12pm

Thanks everyone for the responses. My DH and I talked it over, and we are gonna go for it. It is nice to try something different, to keep hope alive.

This will most likely be our last chance at a sibling for our DD, since we cannot afford another fresh cycle, and I "ain't gettin' any younger!"

Thanks again! Best wishes to you all.

Haley a.k.a. Mrs. A


Haley a.k.a. Mrs. A


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Registered: 04-17-2008
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 2:31pm
We had a successful IVF cycle back in September, and we did Assisted Hatching. The RE suggested it and I went with it, didn't really research it, but I understood what it was & figured that it couldn't hurt! For us, it worked!! (-:

Spring 2010 Siggy


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Registered: 05-16-2010
Sat, 07-03-2010 - 9:19pm

Thanks for all the info guys! I actually am about to start my second rounds of IVF with Lupron and Gonal F and was told we need to do ICIS and assisted hatching. Hey it cost $500 compared to the thousands and thousands we are already paying so it is a drop in the bucket LOL (PS using humor so I don't go crazy).

Cara

 

Me-33 DH-28 TTC since Dec 2008