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#1 Msc719

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 02:11 AM

Hi everyone - I did my ivf cycle in nov and currently 12 weeks pregnant with DD. As gender selection is banned in Australia, I am keen to know what is the gender of your first ivf baby and those frozen embryos?
Ive heard that boy embryos are prettier and tend to be used in fresh cycle, and most of the frozen embryos are females..
I still have two frozen embryos and am very nervous/curious that they are all females...
Anyone has experience on having fresh embryo (female) and frozen embryo (male) transferred?

#2 cj123

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 07:49 PM

My embryos came from a donor, however, the embryo they transferred during their fresh cycle was female, and the we used the first frozen one and we have a son.  We have two left in the freezer and don't know whether they are boys or girls!


Me - 31  Hubby - 31

 

Trying to conceive since 2012

 

2013- Husband diagnosed with Congenital Absence of Vas Deferens caused by being a carrier for Cystic Fibrosis

 

2013 - decided to adopt before pursuing fertility treatments

 

November 2015 - Our beautiful baby boy is born!  We got to be there for the birth!  He's ours!

 

May 2016 - Adoption Finalized!!!

 

After a cancelled IVF cycle and an IVF cycle that completely failed for unknown reasons (22 eggs, 10 fertilized, zero on day five), we have moved onto donor embryos! 

 

August 2017 - We received three beautiful embryos from an amazing donor family!  

 

FET #1- One beautiful hatching 5 day blast transferred Oct 11/17 - BFP!!! beta #1- 92 (9dp6dt) beta #2- 297 (13dp6dt)

beta #3- 700 (16dp6dt) beta #4- 3500 (20dp6dt)  

Ultrasound Nov 7 (6w4d) - One little bean, heartbeat of 125 bpm!  Due June 29, 2018

June 19, 2018 It's a Boy!! 7 lbs 2 oz of perfection!

 

FET #2 - One day 6 Blast transferred Feb 26/2020 - BFN 

 

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#3 Msc719

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 10:17 PM

Cj123 - thank you for your reply. It gives me some hopes that my next one could be a boy. :) all the best to you too! Xx

#4 tsm37

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 11:15 PM

Not sure whether this will help but just for your information purposes. After my wife's first failed IVF (ended with a miscarriage) and subsequently discovered that there was a missing chromosome, we went with PDG/PGS to check for abnormality for all other embryos (10+), and this process will reveal the gender too.

 

From our experience, gender selection is not the embryologist identifying the sperms with X or Y and apply them the eggs to get the gender you want. It's impossible because a drop of semen has millions of sperms. The embryologist performs a semen wash, takes the sperms and apply to the eggs. Once fertilized, he/she will take some tissues out of each embryo and send them to a lab for PGD/PGS. Once the results come back, you will see the gender (as well as its normality) for your list of embryos. You then pick which one you want to transfer. This is what we did. At this point, my wife and I do not care about the gender anymore. We don't have any children. We just need to have one baby to get started and think about family balance later.



#5 Msc719

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 11:18 PM

Tsm37 - thank you for your reply. If you dont mind could you please share the sex of your embryos?
I just want to get a rough ideas of what people get normally.. hopefully it wont be all same genders for me

#6 tsm37

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 11:33 PM

Tsm37 - thank you for your reply. If you dont mind could you please share the sex of your embryos?
I just want to get a rough ideas of what people get normally.. hopefully it wont be all same genders for me

 

Sure, I don't mind to share. 11 embryos sent to lab, 5 normal embryos, three boys and two gals. I lost two normal boys already due an unknown reason. My wife ended up with a miscarriage in December, and I'm still very sad. 

 

For the remaining 6 abnormal embryos, 1 male, 3 females, and two XXX. I will not let my wife to do untested transfer again.The physical and emotional pains she has to go through are too much. 

 

I'm also responsible for it because my sperm determines the gender. To play my part, I had to change my diet, such as cutting down meat substantially and eating more vegetables. I was told that I need to be less acidic and I need to consume food with zinc. My preference is boy, and I think being less acidic is better to get more Y. I think zinc helps sperm survivability. 



#7 Msc719

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 11:36 PM

Tsm37 - thank you for your reply. Im sorry about your loss..best wishes to you and your wife. Take care!

#8 CrisBelieve

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 09:14 AM

Congrats on your pregnancy!  I did a fresh transfer of the best looking embryo on day 5 back in February last year and it was a negative.  I only had one embryo frozen from that cycle and it was a bit slow and needed another day to grow before being frozen on day 6.  I transferred this embryo in June and am currently 34 weeks pregnant with a boy.  I, too, always read that female embryos tend to be the "slower" ones but lo and behold, my slow grower is a boy.  All the best!


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Fresh transfer in Feb 2019 = BFN

FET - June 2019

June 25 - transferred one day 6 grade 2 expanded blast

June 29 - POAS...very very faint line!  

July 4 - beta @ 9dpt = 95, beta @ 11dpt = 311, beta @ 13dpt = 646

July 25 - viability scan @ exactly 7 weeks - one baby with heartbeat of 147!  So very thankful.

August 8 - 9 week ultrasound - baby moving around with heartbeat of 170!

August 30 - 12 week NT scan - all looks well with the babe, heartbeat of 155

October 24 - anatomy scan...everything looks great and we are having a babyboy.gif !  So happy!

 


#9 Msc719

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 09:22 AM

CrisBelieve - thank you for your reply. So excited for you! I also cant wait to see my baby. Wishing you a smooth delivery.

#10 pandora89

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 09:30 AM

My only fresh transferred ended up an ectopic so we never found out the gender but I have had success with 2 frozen transfers, one resulted in my son and I am currently 19 weeks pregnant with girl. My son was 3AA when frozen on day 5 but grew to 6AB once thawed the day of transfer. This embryo was a 5AB when frozen on day 5 and grew to 6AB once thawed the day before transfer.


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October 2015 - AMH .43

 

IVF #1 - Jan 2016. 5 eggs retrieved, 4 matured, 0 fertilized.

IVF#2 - Jan 2016, Converted to IUI -BFN

IVF#3 - Feb 2017
10dp5dt - BFP Beta #1 55. 12dp5dt Beta  #2 132 Beta # 3 332 Beta #4 172,. Ectopic pregnancy in left tube. Pregnancy resolved itself.

FET #1 July 2017 - BFN

FET #2 August 17, 2017 - BFP Beta #1 10dp5dt - 800 , Beta #2 - 1501

08/08/2017 - Ultrasound 5 weeks 6 days shows 1 baby measuring right on track with heartbeat of 110 bpm!! yahoo.gif

14/08/2017 - Ultrasound measuring 6 weeks 6 days at 6 weeks 5 days, heartbeat of 138 BPM.

EDD - 04/05/2018 - Baby BOY! babyboy.gif

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Time for a sibling - No frosties, back to IVF

IVF #1 - 11 retrieved, 7 mature, 1 fertlized, did not make it to blast.

IVF #2 - 8 retrieved, 5 mature, 1 fertilized, 1 5 day blast frozen (5AB)

FET October 2019 - Natural FET cycle with trigger shot & HCG boosters. BFP HCG 10dp5dt - 316 12dp5dt - 687

Ultrasound at 6w1d shows perfect little baby, heart-rate 110BPM yahoo.gif

EDD - 22/06/2020 - Baby GIRL! babygirl.gif