PGS on frozen embryos?
Posted 01 September 2016 - 07:09 PM
Just wondering about people's experiences with PGS in general?
How much did it cost for you? Is the cost per embryo?
Posted 01 September 2016 - 08:29 PM
We have not done IVF yet, so no experience with it.
See profile for my IF history.
Posted 02 September 2016 - 11:41 AM
My clinic would thaw, biopsy and refreeze as well. I can't tell you the cost though, we didn't end up having enough to make it worthwhile.
TTC since December 2004
One successful IVF
Many, many unsuccessful IF treatments
Posted 03 September 2016 - 02:01 PM
Starting, I would echo what others have said. I did it on a fresh cycle and I'm glad I did b/c I had 0/6 normal blasts. I would have had 6 failed attempts potentially if I did not do it. We had no risk factors but I was just trying to improve our odds of success. One of the blasts was a "no result" - they thawed and re-biopsied it and it was still a "no result" which is frustrating but our RE thinks that it is likely abnormal so didn't want to risk transferring it (although there is no way to be sure).
If you have the resources I think it makes sense but there are some people who disagree and there is the possibility that even if you transfer a normal blast you won't have a successful pregnancy.
Based on your signature it seems like you have had a really successful run so if I were you I probably wouldn't do it unless you had multiple failed FET and a lot of frozen embryos.
Me- 32, DH -
2 Failed IUIs (2015). 1 Failed IVF (April 2016). IVF#2- Sept 2016 (Freeze all), First FET Jan 2017.
Posted 03 September 2016 - 02:20 PM
I think we are going to just see what happens with this cycle. Neither blasts that we have left are very high grade. Although, the last embryo we transferred was also considered low grade and it turned into a healthy baby boy! That's why I sort of take the embryo grading with a grain of salt. It seems really subjective!
If this cycle is unsuccessful, then we are going to be looking at IVF again if we really want to try for #4. At this point, we have the resources to afford PGS. We didn't at the time we did our first IVF. For us, it's more about the difficulty of coordinating a cycle now.
We live in the middle of Iowa and my clinic is in Chicago. There are no good fertility clinics in Iowa! It's a 12 hour round trip drive to my clinic and I work a lot of hours at my practice. I'd rather spend the money on PGS if we do IVF again to know we are transferring normal embryos because every cycle for us is a big investment with arranging traveling, child care with our nanny, etc.
That then brings me to another question?
Because I'm still young and have really good egg quality with no known fertility issues (DH just has severe male factor which we overcome with ICSI luckily), I'm assuming I'll get quite a few good eggs again if we do IVF.
I asked my clinic about the possibility of sharing eggs after retrieval with another couple in need and they said they don't do that! Does anyone know clinics that are good in the states that do that? DH and I talked about it and if we could in anyway help another couple struggling with infertility, we would love to do that! I'd be willing to switch clinics if we do IVF again so that we could do a shared cycle! Do you guys know if there is a way to research comics who allow for that?
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 07:01 PM
Did you end up having this done? I'm looking at getting pgs on my 4 remaining frozen embryos. Also currently seeking a new clinic.
Me: 37 DH: 39
Dx: Male factor, low morphology - Female - scar tissue on cervix (removed via hysteroscopy)
IVF #1 - July 2013 with ICSI
14 eggs retrieved
10 made it to blast
2 transferred; 8 expanded blasts frozen
DD born April 6, 2014
Fet #1 - Jan 2015
M/C @6 wks
FET #2 - take 2 (or is this FET #3) - July 2015
DDs (twins) born March 10, 2016