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#1 RebeccaG

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 02:03 PM

Hello, 

 

I am just wondering if anyone had the same experience as me?  We had 3 embryos at the end of our IVF cycle- we thought that on our day 5 transfer that we would be telling them to only put one embyro in.  The Embriologist came in and said here is your perfect embryo - we will only putting 1 in today - 2 more were frozen within the next few days as they were slower at developing. 

 

Long story short - we put that 1 in and it took and then didn't stay - so I emailed Conceptia asking if we could put 2 in the next round (I will be 36) and the responded with one word "ONE".  My partner feels like this is a money grab - They never graded our embyos or at least told us the grade - could this have something to do with it?

 

 


Sep 15, 2016 First IVF 1 embryo - 2 frozen

Sep 30, 2016 - Positive HCG preganancy test

Oct 5, 2016 -  HCG dropped embryo will not last

Oct 19, 2016 - Request to see endocrinologist

Oct 24, 2016 - Beginning Hashimoto Thyroiditis diet 

Nov 30, 2016 - Blood test to determine if diet helped

Nov 2016 - RE visit

Dec 5, 2016 - RESULTS Hashimotos Diet - for the first time in 10 years I need to lower my Thyroid medicine!!  The diet is working!

Jan 4, 2017 - Meeting with Conceptia - getting ready for FET.  Apparently we have 3 embryos left 2 - 4BB and 1 - 5BB.  Preparing to put one in (hopefully in March) waiting on thyroid testing.

Jan 31, 2017 Started BC - FET scheduled for March 14 
March 14, 2017 - FET!! put in a 5bb
March 24, 2017 - blood work for pregnancy test

March 24, 2017 - BFN

March 27, 2017 - Bloodwork - genetic testing for me and Josh

April 19, 2017 Blood test results show nothing

April 25, 2017 - Starting my Hashimoto diet again


#2 Vicchick33

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 08:24 PM

I would ask for th grading, but regardless, they should be able to transfer two if that's what you choose, I think. I know there is risk of twins if two embryos are transfered, and for some women this may be too risky? Don't know if that's the case for you or not?
Me 39, DH 44IVF #1 - April 7/16 - egg retrieval. 4 eggs retrieved. 3 fertilized2 embryos transfered April 12/16 - None to freeze 😞Beta April 26 - BFN IVF #2 - June 2016 - here we go again! ER June 1/16 - 9 eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized. ET June 6/16 - 1 transfered, 2 frozenJune 20/16 - BFN 😓Biopsy results - sept 18/16 -determined I need two extra days of progesterone. FET of one 4AA hatching embryo October 31 2016 - BFN. Jan 2017 - FET with last remaining embryo. Long FET protocol. Transferred on 4AA embryo on Feb 2/17 - BFN

#3 cdgal1981

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 06:27 PM

They knew the grades of mine, there is no way way they don't know the grades of yours, everything is documented.

Did they really just respond with one word? That is unacceptable.
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Me 33, DH 38

TTC for 3.5 years

DX WAS - unexplained infertility after DSA = male factor (95% sperm antibodies)

 

Received referral to Conceptia on April 16/14

 

1st appointment at Conceptia was May 28/14, recommended IVF/icsi

 

IVF consult July 24/14

 

IVF #1

Started BCP September 7th, Suprefact September 24th and Puregon/Pregnyl October 6th

Oct 17 ER - 11 eggs 10 mature 8 fertilized

Oct 22 ET - 1 4BB & 1 3BB blast

1 Frostie

Nov 3 - Beta confirmed BFN

 

FET#1

Jan 9/15 - Baseline good to go ET tentatively scheduled for Jan 29

Cancelled - estradiol not cooperating

 

IVF#2

Started BCP February 4, Superfact March 3 and Puregon/Pregnyl March 15th

March 26 ER - 9 eggs 6 fertilized

March 31 ET - 1 3AA blast

2 Frosties

April 13 - Beta confirmed BFN

 

FET #2 - August 2015 - Chemical pregnancy

Last FET Fall 2016

 


#4 RebeccaG

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 08:10 AM

They knew the grades of mine, there is no way way they don't know the grades of yours, everything is documented.

Did they really just respond with one word? That is unacceptable.

HI cdgal1981 -

 

Did you have to ask for the grade of your embryos?  Did they ever give you the option of putting 2 in?  I find the nurses so nice - but sometimes feel like I am not getting all the information....


Sep 15, 2016 First IVF 1 embryo - 2 frozen

Sep 30, 2016 - Positive HCG preganancy test

Oct 5, 2016 -  HCG dropped embryo will not last

Oct 19, 2016 - Request to see endocrinologist

Oct 24, 2016 - Beginning Hashimoto Thyroiditis diet 

Nov 30, 2016 - Blood test to determine if diet helped

Nov 2016 - RE visit

Dec 5, 2016 - RESULTS Hashimotos Diet - for the first time in 10 years I need to lower my Thyroid medicine!!  The diet is working!

Jan 4, 2017 - Meeting with Conceptia - getting ready for FET.  Apparently we have 3 embryos left 2 - 4BB and 1 - 5BB.  Preparing to put one in (hopefully in March) waiting on thyroid testing.

Jan 31, 2017 Started BC - FET scheduled for March 14 
March 14, 2017 - FET!! put in a 5bb
March 24, 2017 - blood work for pregnancy test

March 24, 2017 - BFN

March 27, 2017 - Bloodwork - genetic testing for me and Josh

April 19, 2017 Blood test results show nothing

April 25, 2017 - Starting my Hashimoto diet again


#5 cdgal1981

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 06:52 PM

My first transfer I did put 2 in, it was our choice because they weren't considered top grade, one was 3bb and one was 4bb. My second and third transfer I transferred one each time, our choice. I have a transfer coming up in November and I will be putting our last two in, they aren't recommending it but again our choice.

I didn't know the grades of the ones that were frozen at the time of freezing but I always asked Dr R at follow up appointments and he never had issues sharing the grades with me.

Me 33, DH 38

TTC for 3.5 years

DX WAS - unexplained infertility after DSA = male factor (95% sperm antibodies)

 

Received referral to Conceptia on April 16/14

 

1st appointment at Conceptia was May 28/14, recommended IVF/icsi

 

IVF consult July 24/14

 

IVF #1

Started BCP September 7th, Suprefact September 24th and Puregon/Pregnyl October 6th

Oct 17 ER - 11 eggs 10 mature 8 fertilized

Oct 22 ET - 1 4BB & 1 3BB blast

1 Frostie

Nov 3 - Beta confirmed BFN

 

FET#1

Jan 9/15 - Baseline good to go ET tentatively scheduled for Jan 29

Cancelled - estradiol not cooperating

 

IVF#2

Started BCP February 4, Superfact March 3 and Puregon/Pregnyl March 15th

March 26 ER - 9 eggs 6 fertilized

March 31 ET - 1 3AA blast

2 Frosties

April 13 - Beta confirmed BFN

 

FET #2 - August 2015 - Chemical pregnancy

Last FET Fall 2016

 


#6 RebeccaG

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 02:11 PM

My first transfer I did put 2 in, it was our choice because they weren't considered top grade, one was 3bb and one was 4bb. My second and third transfer I transferred one each time, our choice. I have a transfer coming up in November and I will be putting our last two in, they aren't recommending it but again our choice.

I didn't know the grades of the ones that were frozen at the time of freezing but I always asked Dr R at follow up appointments and he never had issues sharing the grades with me.

What do you mean follow up appointment? Like after they didn't work?  Best of luck with your November transfer!!!!  Did they mention why they did not want to transfer 2 in November? Are you getting excited or nervous??


Sep 15, 2016 First IVF 1 embryo - 2 frozen

Sep 30, 2016 - Positive HCG preganancy test

Oct 5, 2016 -  HCG dropped embryo will not last

Oct 19, 2016 - Request to see endocrinologist

Oct 24, 2016 - Beginning Hashimoto Thyroiditis diet 

Nov 30, 2016 - Blood test to determine if diet helped

Nov 2016 - RE visit

Dec 5, 2016 - RESULTS Hashimotos Diet - for the first time in 10 years I need to lower my Thyroid medicine!!  The diet is working!

Jan 4, 2017 - Meeting with Conceptia - getting ready for FET.  Apparently we have 3 embryos left 2 - 4BB and 1 - 5BB.  Preparing to put one in (hopefully in March) waiting on thyroid testing.

Jan 31, 2017 Started BC - FET scheduled for March 14 
March 14, 2017 - FET!! put in a 5bb
March 24, 2017 - blood work for pregnancy test

March 24, 2017 - BFN

March 27, 2017 - Bloodwork - genetic testing for me and Josh

April 19, 2017 Blood test results show nothing

April 25, 2017 - Starting my Hashimoto diet again


#7 cdgal1981

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 10:41 AM

Yes just a follow up appointment to review the last cycle and go over a plan for the new one.

The only reason they aren't recommending 2 for my upcoming cycle is just because they don't recommend transferring 2.

Me 33, DH 38

TTC for 3.5 years

DX WAS - unexplained infertility after DSA = male factor (95% sperm antibodies)

 

Received referral to Conceptia on April 16/14

 

1st appointment at Conceptia was May 28/14, recommended IVF/icsi

 

IVF consult July 24/14

 

IVF #1

Started BCP September 7th, Suprefact September 24th and Puregon/Pregnyl October 6th

Oct 17 ER - 11 eggs 10 mature 8 fertilized

Oct 22 ET - 1 4BB & 1 3BB blast

1 Frostie

Nov 3 - Beta confirmed BFN

 

FET#1

Jan 9/15 - Baseline good to go ET tentatively scheduled for Jan 29

Cancelled - estradiol not cooperating

 

IVF#2

Started BCP February 4, Superfact March 3 and Puregon/Pregnyl March 15th

March 26 ER - 9 eggs 6 fertilized

March 31 ET - 1 3AA blast

2 Frosties

April 13 - Beta confirmed BFN

 

FET #2 - August 2015 - Chemical pregnancy

Last FET Fall 2016

 


#8 happy wishes

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 12:55 PM

First, I'm very sorry your embryo didn't stay with you. I had an early miscarriage after a FET and it was devestating.

All embryos are graded and recorded in the computer and in the paperwork in your file. You should have been told what each one was graded at on the day of transfer and for freezing. You can book follow up consultations following an ivf cycle (I don't believe you have to pay) but they don't advertise this. Dh and I have gone for many. We've been going to the clinic for several years and the communication is truly terrible.

I'd suggest a follow up and get more info right from Dr. R. I have done two transfers of two embryos and three with one embryo. I think it depends also on age and infertility factors with their reasons to allow one or two embryos during transfer. Best of luck!

#9 RebeccaG

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 02:11 PM

Thanks Happy Wishes!  I have an appointment in January to see Dr.R to prep for a March FET.  I am really torn, part of me wants to be done with the process and just put the last two in so we can move on and part of me wants to drag it.

 

After your mc after FET, sis your period take awhile to come back?  I am on day 41....


Sep 15, 2016 First IVF 1 embryo - 2 frozen

Sep 30, 2016 - Positive HCG preganancy test

Oct 5, 2016 -  HCG dropped embryo will not last

Oct 19, 2016 - Request to see endocrinologist

Oct 24, 2016 - Beginning Hashimoto Thyroiditis diet 

Nov 30, 2016 - Blood test to determine if diet helped

Nov 2016 - RE visit

Dec 5, 2016 - RESULTS Hashimotos Diet - for the first time in 10 years I need to lower my Thyroid medicine!!  The diet is working!

Jan 4, 2017 - Meeting with Conceptia - getting ready for FET.  Apparently we have 3 embryos left 2 - 4BB and 1 - 5BB.  Preparing to put one in (hopefully in March) waiting on thyroid testing.

Jan 31, 2017 Started BC - FET scheduled for March 14 
March 14, 2017 - FET!! put in a 5bb
March 24, 2017 - blood work for pregnancy test

March 24, 2017 - BFN

March 27, 2017 - Bloodwork - genetic testing for me and Josh

April 19, 2017 Blood test results show nothing

April 25, 2017 - Starting my Hashimoto diet again


#10 happy wishes

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:19 PM

I'm glad you have a follow up. This journey is not an easy one at all...Yes, I do remember it taking awhile. Everything was messed up for awhile :(
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