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Question for Grads

Hi everyone, I'm a grad myself & haven't posted much lately but lurk pretty frequently. I know this has probably come up so many times before, but I'd like a refresher. Smile

I'm gearing up for a FET at the end of the month & debating on how many embies to put back in. My last 2 FET's, we put back in 3 and ended up with one healthy embryo. Before I wasn't really too concerned about having multiples b/c I wanted whatever I could get. Now, if I had a choice, I would get pg with a singleton. So, of course it would make sense to only put one embryo back in. But .. what I keep thinking about is the fact that we put in 3 with my prior FET's and only one took each time. :? What to do, what to do..!

Anyway - so here are my questions to you:

1. How many embryo's did you have transfered?
2. Was it a fresh or frozen cycle?
3. How many embryo's took?

Thanks everyone for your input! Smile

P.S - FWIW, I definitely won't put back 3 this time.. but trying to decide between one or two. Also, insurance doesn't cover any of this for us.

Joined: 01/22/07
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well i've only done 1 fresh cycle... we put in 2 and 2 took...

HawkIgirl's picture
Joined: 08/17/06
Posts: 109

My situation is a little different b/c I CANNOT risk twins so we only can do 1. So...for me here's what we've done:
1 Fresh Cycle, 1 Good Blast Transferred, pg with single
1 FET, 1 Day 3 Embie (only "average" grade), negative
1 Fresh Cycle, 1 Good Hatching blast, pg with single

I looked up the standard protocol at my clinic and it looks like with

KMichelle's picture
Joined: 03/15/10
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Cycle 1: Transfered 1 high quality blast (fresh): BFN
Cycle 2: Transfered 2 blasts, 1 good, 1 pretty good (fresh): BFP with singleton

Good luck!!

Joined: 07/12/05
Posts: 162

That is a tough decision.

We did a fresh cycle and transferred 2, and both implanted. The rest of my embies didn't make it to freeze. So our thought in transferring these 2 (since they weren't the best quality) was that hopefully one would take.

Good luck with whatever you decide!

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Joined: 03/09/07
Posts: 5335

Hey Shay!

We have done 2 FETs and both times we put back 2 embryos. The first time I had a CP and the second time we had our son.

We have 4 embryos remaining and DH wants to transfer one at a time each time as well - I'm assuming if it was his bum that was getting the PIO he would rethink that :rolleyes:.

Good luck!

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Joined: 08/19/08
Posts: 299

Jenn ~ ROFL

We only made it to transfer once, it was a fresh cycle and we transfered 3. Sadly it ended with a chemical pg.

It's a tough decision... the only advice I can offer is - go with your gut!

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Joined: 08/17/07
Posts: 24

"Jenn0113" wrote:

Hey Shay!

We have done 2 FETs and both times we put back 2 embryos. The first time I had a CP and the second time we had our son.

We have 4 embryos remaining and DH wants to transfer one at a time each time as well - I'm assuming if it was his bum that was getting the PIO he would rethink that :rolleyes:.

Good luck!

HAA! I totally agree!!!

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Joined: 12/07/06
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"Shay_FL" wrote:

Hi everyone, I'm a grad myself & haven't posted much lately but lurk pretty frequently. I know this has probably come up so many times before, but I'd like a refresher. Smile

I'm gearing up for a FET at the end of the month & debating on how many embies to put back in. My last 2 FET's, we put back in 3 and ended up with one healthy embryo. Before I wasn't really too concerned about having multiples b/c I wanted whatever I could get. Now, if I had a choice, I would get pg with a singleton. So, of course it would make sense to only put one embryo back in. But .. what I keep thinking about is the fact that we put in 3 with my prior FET's and only one took each time. :? What to do, what to do..!

Anyway - so here are my questions to you:

1. How many embryo's did you have transfered?
2. Was it a fresh or frozen cycle?
3. How many embryo's took?

Thanks everyone for your input! Smile

P.S - FWIW, I definitely won't put back 3 this time.. but trying to decide between one or two. Also, insurance doesn't cover any of this for us.

I soooooo could have written this post myself! LOL Biggrin
We did one fresh cycle, put in 3, and got a singleton.
Considering a FET sometime between Dec-Feb.....and trying to decide between 2 or 3. Definitely not one, because (like you) our insurance doesn't cover it, so I want to maximize our chances!

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Joined: 08/05/05
Posts: 158
(child, pg mentioned)

Good luck, Shay!

Here is what I did:

IVF #1.....transferred 2 best on day 3, had one baby:)
IVF #2.....transferred 2 best on day 5 (none to freeze), chemical pregnancy:(
IVF #3.....transferred 2 best on day 5 (4 to freeze), BFN:(
FET #1.....last hurrah...wanted to transfer all that made it to day 3...had 2 to transfer...currently 29+ weeks pg with one baby:)

We never did more than 2 because we could not imagine having more than twins...felt too risky to us. By the last hurrah (FET #1), I figured we would deal with whatever happened!! Luckily for baby and me, just one baby from FET #1...singleton pg is typically much easier on mom and baby(ies) than mulitple.

I say...go with your gut...can't go wrong if you do that.

GOOD LUCK!

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Joined: 08/17/07
Posts: 24

Thanks for all your input.. it's such a tough decision! If we were doing a fresh cycle, I would most likely only put 1 back in. But I think frozen has a little less chance for survival, so I'm think 2. I've told my doc we will make the final decision when they thaw the blasts & tell me the quality. If both are excellent quality, probably only one. If one or more are not that great - definitely 2. Biggrin

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Joined: 12/03/06
Posts: 312

Let's see (I'm racking up too many cycles here...)

Fresh IVF/ICSI #1 -1 day 2. neg
FET #1- two day 2. cycle cancelled after transfer due to bleeding (no more artificial hormone cycles for me EVER. It was horrible). negative, clearly.
FET # 2- two day 2- twins.
FET # 3- one day 5 (the last survivor of six day two frosties, I'm getting old and did not want to tx one by one at day two). chemical. boo.

Fresh IVF/ICSI #2- soon to start. I'm old, so I'll be transferring two, although I would prefer a singleton I would also like to be DONE. I doubt I'll get twins again.

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