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#1 zoe101

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:19 AM

Please help !! Yesterday I went for my FET. The blastocyst used was originally a 4BA or 4BB and yesterday it had dropped to a 3CC after the thaw.
My dr. told me not to worry and said it's common and the quality is still good, but I cant help but think it's a bad sign and it's going down hill.
Is this a sign of a weak embryo?

Thanks in advance!

Age 33. DH 37


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#2 DesignerBug

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:06 AM

It's my understanding that it is very common for embryos to drop a grade/quality in the thawing process. I too was reassured and told not to worry. Although it wasn't a viable pregnancy, i had my first positive HPT in nearly 6 years off of my first FET. I believe that temporary pregnancy was the beginning of all our success that came there after.

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9 IUIs, 12 months Fermara, 4 months Clomid, 5 rounds of injectable, 1 LAP, 1 HSG, 2 Uterine Biopsies, 1 Postcoital, 1 IVF, 2 FETs... 2nd Fesh Cycle IVF - ++Beta 110!

TTC#2 - Dreams coming true... Surprise BFP Au Naturel! Never really started trying, but never gave up hope on dreams coming true. 20w2, after 6 days of strict bedrest, we lost our baby boy, Emmett to my incompetent cervix and he was born sleeping. 24cm long, 0.67lbs he was the most perfect little angel and has brought with him many lessons for us to remember him by.

Lightening strikes twice apparently>>>> May 24 ++HPT, Followed by ++Beta. Numbers are low, but doubling. EDD Feb1/2013 ~ Baby Boy arrived 5 weeks early in under 2hrs. Left me with 4th degree tears. 2 years later, still pending reconstructive surgery :( In that time hubby had a vasectomy. Never thought we'd have a chance to take fertility into our own hands