Posted 18 February 2019 - 06:59 PM
I was 33 when we did our IVF cycle and we did PGS testing which is similar (that was just the testing offered by our clinic).
We opted for it because of the reduced risk of m/c from 33% to 8% when you know you are transferring a chromosomally normal embryo as apposed to an untested one.
My thinking with regards to your husband's argument of not having anything to transfer is that if that is what the result would be then all the transfers you would do wouldn't not lead to a term pregnancy (whether you would m/c early or later). Another reason we did it was to have the best chance of avoiding the heartache after heartache that multiple failed transfers would cause.
When we were waiting on our results I kept telling myself that if I didn't get any normal result then I could grieve all at once instead of hope after hope being dashed with every transfer that was never going to end up in a live birth to begin with. The testing won't cause the results, that would be the result this way you will just know and be as informed as possible.
We got really lucky and 5 out of the 6 embryos that made it to day 5 tested normal and I am currently 25 weeks pregnant after our first transfer.
More than just the result of the testing I think it gave me some peace of mind, there are sooooo many unknowns in this process that at least I knew that our normal embie had the possibility of being a baby and we weren't just transferring an beyond that could never have made it in the first place.
Me: 33 DH: 32
DX: Me: PCOS, DH:Vasectomy
IVF#1 Feb 2018
Feb 22nd - ER - 14 retrieved, 10 fertilized
Feb 28th - 6 biopsied and frozen
Mar 06th - PGS results - 5 Normal, 1 inconclusive(sample didn't have enough DNA matter to test)
May 15th - Had surgery to remove fibroids.
Sept 6th - Lining check(8mm) and Bloods (E2=405, P4=<1) All good
Sept 13th - FET
Sept 24th - Beta - 11dp5dt - HCG=185
Sept 27th - Beta #2 - 14dp5dt - HCG=633
Oct 1st - Beta #3 - 18dp5dt - HCG=3,528
Oct 4th - Beta #4 - 21dp5dt - HCG=6,857
Oct 8th - Beta #5 - 25dp5dt - HCG=13,442
Oct 11th - U/S #1 - 28dp5dt - Calendar=6wk 5dys - GA=6wk 3dys - FHR=127bpm
Oct 23rd -U/S #2 - 40dp5dt - Calendar=8wk 3dys - GA=8wk 2dys - FHR=176bpm
Nov 8th - U/S#3 - 56dp5dt - Calender=10wk 5dys - GA=10wk 3dys - FHR=180bpm
Nov 26th - O/B appt - Everything went great and little bean is on track!