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#1 Lcg2016

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:34 PM

Hopefully starting the process in April at VFC. I'm 36. Based on my age, I've read that it's recommended to transfer at least 2 embryos. I'm wondering what others have been recommended to transfer when you're between the ages of 35-40. 

 

Love to hear other thoughts or experiences!

 

Thanks!



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 03:43 PM

From what I've heard, read, and experienced VFC will transfer two day 3 embryos or one day 5/6 blast. This would be the norm for someone who is doing IVF for the first time and your age. I'm sure others can offer more insight. Good luck! 


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#3 Lcg2016

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:06 PM

Thanks for the info, ENF! How was your experience at VFC? So far, I'm impressed!



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:13 PM

You're most welcome!

 

My experience with VFC has been really great. All of the doctors, nurses and other staff seem very friendly and genuine. I've had some experiences of needing to remind staff to answer my emails or phone calls. Definitely be proactive and an advocate during this process. Don't feel badly for asking questions. You are paying a lot of money for their service. 

 

During my first IVF/ICSI Dr. G recommended I transfer two day 3 embryos. Unfortunately it ended in a chemical. We were able to freeze two day 5 blasts from that cycle though. We later transferred one and it stuck. Our daughter is now almost two. We plan on transferring our last embryo this April.

 

Personally I'd never want to transfer more than one. There are just too many risks with twins and, having three children already, I cannot imagine the workload once they are born.

 

Have you joined the VFC cycle buddies board? If not you should. I'd love to be updated on your journey!


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#5 amp77

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 05:24 PM

I did my first two cycles at age 36 and they recommended one. I would never transfer two due to risks associated with twins. A few people here have transfered multiple which took and split resulting in triplets.
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Monitoring - Sept. 18-22

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#6 Lcg2016

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 06:02 PM

Thanks for the info, amp77!! ENF, how do I find the VFC Cycle Buddies board?


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#7 ENF

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 07:38 PM

http://ivf.ca/forums...1-vfc-victoria/

 

That's the link to all the Victoria boards. To get there go to the main ivf.ca page and select "Forums" from the top horizontal bar. Then scroll down to the "Trying to Conceive" section and then select "Clinic Chat" and then select "VFC".


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#8 2Brides

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 09:16 PM

Hi! We've transferred one 5 day embryo each time, and we have been lucky. I think it really is determined by the quality of your embryos and whether you've had a few failed attempts in the past, that's when they would add more. If this is your first time, why risk adding more, when 1 might be all you need? Then you save the rest for siblings or other tries. If none of your embryos are good enough to freeze, I have heard of them putting in more or else they have to discard them. A fellow ivf.ca member I cycled with transferred one and it didn't work, so on their next ivf cycle, they had a good quality embryo and a poor looking embryo on day 5, so they transferred both. One split and became identical twins, and the other embryo took as well, so they have 3 year old triplets.

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#9 Newlifebeginsnow

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:21 PM

Has anyone here done ivf using donor eggs? Being 44 is very difficult getting pregnant although I've been pregnant before but under circumstances could not keep the child so I did the unthinkable.. if I knew then what I know now...life

#10 Mamasita204

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:44 AM

Hopefully starting the process in April at VFC. I'm 36. Based on my age, I've read that it's recommended to transfer at least 2 embryos. I'm wondering what others have been recommended to transfer when you're between the ages of 35-40. 
 
Love to hear other thoughts or experiences!
 
Thanks!



#11 Mamasita204

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:46 AM

I am 36 and scheduled for my first cycle in May. I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. My Dr. Told me that they would transfer only 1 embryo to avoid risks associated with multiples.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:33 AM

Has anyone here done ivf using donor eggs? Being 44 is very difficult getting pregnant although I've been pregnant before but under circumstances could not keep the child so I did the unthinkable.. if I knew then what I know now...life

There are definitely ladies here who have.  I suggest starting a new thread in the donor buddies area


Age 39, DH 43 in Oct.

TTC on and off since 2007 before our second IVF, in 2014, brought us our beautiful son.

 

FET #1 -  Sept 2016

Day 1 - Sept. 9

Monitoring - Sept. 18-22

Lining Check - Sept. 22 (11.3 mm)

Transferred 5B-BB Sept. 25 - BFP!!!  HCG 890 @ 12dp5dt and Progesterone 95.
Midwife appointment Sept. 19 and first ultrasound Nov. 4
3 Frosties left

 

<a href="https://lilypie.com/"><img src="https://lbdf.lilypie.com/9GKrm4.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Pregnancy tickers" /></a>

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Seems like forever ago...

 

Age 37, DH 40.

TTC on and off since 2007

Unexplained Infertility

 

IVF #1 - April 2014 - BFN - no frosties

 

IVF #2 - July 2014 - BFP - 5B-AB and 4 frosties (5B-BB, 2x4B-BB and 3B-BB)

Apr. 13, 2015 - Daniel Erik was born at 5:05 am, weight 8 lbs, 13 oz, and 22" long.  He is perfect in every way.

 

 


#13 amp77

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:33 AM

I am 36 and scheduled for my first cycle in May. I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. My Dr. Told me that they would transfer only 1 embryo to avoid risks associated with multiples.

I was also 36 and unexplained and they would do 1 embryo at a time.


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Age 39, DH 43 in Oct.

TTC on and off since 2007 before our second IVF, in 2014, brought us our beautiful son.

 

FET #1 -  Sept 2016

Day 1 - Sept. 9

Monitoring - Sept. 18-22

Lining Check - Sept. 22 (11.3 mm)

Transferred 5B-BB Sept. 25 - BFP!!!  HCG 890 @ 12dp5dt and Progesterone 95.
Midwife appointment Sept. 19 and first ultrasound Nov. 4
3 Frosties left

 

<a href="https://lilypie.com/"><img src="https://lbdf.lilypie.com/9GKrm4.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Pregnancy tickers" /></a>

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Seems like forever ago...

 

Age 37, DH 40.

TTC on and off since 2007

Unexplained Infertility

 

IVF #1 - April 2014 - BFN - no frosties

 

IVF #2 - July 2014 - BFP - 5B-AB and 4 frosties (5B-BB, 2x4B-BB and 3B-BB)

Apr. 13, 2015 - Daniel Erik was born at 5:05 am, weight 8 lbs, 13 oz, and 22" long.  He is perfect in every way.

 

 


#14 mar42

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:52 AM

Newlifebeginsnow.......I'm 42 and 15 weeks pregnant by using donor eggs.

I had 2 miscarriages using my own eggs and have low ovarian reserve and hormone.

IVF with my own eggs were out and nothing was happening trying naturally. I'm happy

that I made the decision to use donor eggs. Only 1 embryo transferred.



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:51 PM

When I was 37+ and using my own eggs we transferred 2 each time.  I was successful once, with a singleton.  When I hit 43 I moved to donor eggs and they would only transfer 1 (which is good, I only wanted one).  The difference was in the quality of the eggs.  Mine were poor quality so I imagine they didn't feel like it was a big risk to transfer more than 1.  When it was donor eggs the quality was really good so we didn't take the risk.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 01:13 PM

We chose the option to implant max of 2 since we had agreed we were not going to be doing the try and try till we go broke and/or be frustrated beyond hope. So we took the chance where there is a higher percentage of one egg becoming a baby vs just doing one transfer. There's only less than 30% that fraternal twins will actually result.

 

One of the common things from medical blogs and experience of others is that a 5d transfer has a higher chance of success versus a 3d transfer.  9 days after our FET had spotting, panicked, and they let me in for a test earlier than scheduled. Another test 2 days later and we had more than double numbers :) 

 

Splitting of eggs depends on if either of you have a twin gene. I don't, but well the love of my life only mentioned re distant family less than a week before our test date. SURPRISE! Only one of our eggs implanted, but that one proved hubby's genes stronger and split. So here we are expecting identical twins sometime before Thanksgiving  :) We were willing to have one or two, so these twins just made it perfect :) 



#17 s00n

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 01:17 PM

Canada on the Health page of the government website states single embryo transfer is recommended up to 37, and cites that 1/12 twin pregnancies suffers the death of a baby or developmental delays. Transfer of one embryo at a time doesn't have half the chances of transferring 2, as you say, but the risks of two are high.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 01:24 PM

It should be noted that having identical twins is not affected by heredity. You are only more likely to have fraternal twins if fraternal twins run in your family. 


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:58 AM

It should be noted that having identical twins is not affected by heredity. You are only more likely to have fraternal twins if fraternal twins run in your family. 

And fraternal twins would have to run through the female side of the partnership. The genetic component is that the female is more likely to release multiple eggs per cycle. Although I met an OBGYN that has fraternal twins and she said she sees a lot of women with fraternal twins who got pregnant the first cycle after going off of BCPs. She thinks for some women the body over reacts to the change, and releases extra eggs.

 

I'm an identical twin so I find it all fascinating. 


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:11 AM

Hey everyone, im just reading these posts now and am actually I guess the only one who will be transfer 2 5 day blastocycle embryos on the 15tj of April again should all go well with our donor. But we told the dr from the beggining and he although wasn't too thrilled had agreed due to my age (will be 36)

I know the risks involved but I also know the chances of a fresh vs frozen so we are jumping in with two feet and praying at least one takes if not both :)

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:13 AM

Oh and our clinic is in the United States as Canada doesn't have the easiest methods of getting an egg donor and their rules are a little weird when it comes to how many embryos one can transfer... Im not saying 5 but I think 2 should be allowed if over 35