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#1 chouette

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:42 PM

Hi,

I just had my 3 day embryo transfer today with 2 embryos - one was 6 celled and the other was 5 celled. I think the 6 cell was graded a "1" and the other one was graded a "2". (At my clinic, "1" is highest quality and descends from there.) The doctor stated that it is preferable for the embryos to have reached 8 cells by the end of the 3 days. Are my chances for success negatively affected by this? Or are some embryos just a little slower than others? Anyone else out there with this kind of experience? Thanks!
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#2 Good Fortune

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 04:53 PM

You must have read my mind because I was wondering the same about my lonely little embryo.
But do we really want to hear we haven't got a prayer? I think I'll just try and be hopeful instead.
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#3 wishuponastar

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 06:58 PM

Hi there - my transfer was day 3 - 7 cells. I thought for sure it was going to fail because the embies weren't 8 cells but thankfully I was wrong - and worried myself sick over one measily little cell! Also, a few ladies on here had success with 6-celled embies too (recently). In my case, I was sure that the doc was just pulling my leg when they told me the embies were excellent...I figured they were just going through the motions and doing the transfer so that I wouldn't have a breakdown. Guess I should've believed them because I am just over 29 weeks now. If your doc tells you they're worth a transfer, you just have to believe that and hope for the best - unfortunately, even girls with perfect 8-celled embies and amazing day 5 blasts can end up with nothing, and luckily, ladies with "lower-quality" embies have success all the time! Good luck, and I hope this is the one!
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#4 Good Fortune

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:13 AM

Thank you Wish! I thought my clinic was humouring me too and putting it back to look like they were doing something, LOL!
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#5 mouse

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:23 AM

My clinic has a sheet with their 'general practices and policies' that outlines what their minimum requirements for a 3 day transfer are. They'll put back embies from 4 cells and it says that they've seen lots of those succeed. My RE says that some embies march to their own beat but develop just as well as others, especially once they're back on their 'home' ground.

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#6 Dr. Sai Ma

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:33 PM

Hi,

I just had my 3 day embryo transfer today with 2 embryos - one was 6 celled and the other was 5 celled. I think the 6 cell was graded a "1" and the other one was graded a "2". (At my clinic, "1" is highest quality and descends from there.) The doctor stated that it is preferable for the embryos to have reached 8 cells by the end of the 3 days. Are my chances for success negatively affected by this? Or are some embryos just a little slower than others? Anyone else out there with this kind of experience? Thanks!


The idea condition is that embryo is at 8 or more cells on day 3. Those embryos should have a great potential. However, not all of embryos will be at that stage. The most important sign of whether embryos will implant is to see if there is difference between day 2 and day 3. If embryo is at 5 or 6 cell stage on day 2, it won't change on day 3. That means that embryos are arrested and prognosis is not great. Otherwise, it should fine even they are at 5-6 cell stage.

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