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#1 Jodilode77

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

Hey everyone...I am clinic surfing and am finding some of the clinics leave no choice about the number of embryos transferred? Any info would be sooooo helpful!! Thanks so much!!

#2 nervus optimist

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

it's your body - you always have a choice!


that being said, doctors will certainly make their recommendations, but you are a part of your medical team.  if you feel strongly then have a conversation with your doctor - they may be able to share some insights that you didn't realize or you may find a middle ground you are both comfortable with.  my doctor always wants to transfer 2, we always want to transfer 1, and he is supportive of that (though he asks every time if we'll do 2 this time...)  that being said - if you wanted to transfer a particular number that your doctor didn't feel that was safe, I imagine they have a right to refuse to do that, in which case you might need to reconsider your wishes, or perhaps seek another clinic who would feel it is safe.  


hoping you find what you're looking for


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#3 Jodilode77

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

Thanks you so much :) Calgary is very strict about only transferring one and there is no say from the patient so this is very appreciated. Did you go to this clinic? I am trying to decide where to go :) thanks so much

#4 smurfette_w

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

I saw two different REs in two different clinics in BC and both were adamant about transferring only one due to my age, seemed like I had no choice (and in the end, I didn't even get a choice anyway because I only had one healthy embryo).  My friend was also told that she was only going to have one transferred as well but due to the poorer quality of her embryos, the docs decided at the last minute on the day of ET to transfer two.  In the end, the doctors will do what's best for you.

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#5 Zeukko

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Just to let you know, the UBC IVF clinic is closed.
Me:42 and DH: 44
Married since 2004
Two amazing furbabies
TTC since Feb 2009
Sept-Dec 2010: Clomid + 5 IUIs = BFN :(
March 2011- IVF/ICSI#1: antagonist - BCP, Puregon, Orgalutron, Ovidrel, Crinone = BFN
22 follicles; 14 eggs; 11 fertilized; 2 transferred; 1 snowbaby
FET #1 May 2011- 1 grade 2 blastocyst = BFN
August 2011 - IVF #2:antagonist - BCP, Puregon, Orgalutron, Ovidrel, Crinone = BFN
21 follicles; 12 eggs; 10 fertilized; 3 transferred; 5 3d embryos frozen
FET #2 Oct 2011 = BFN FET#3 July 2012 = BFP @ Genesis Fertility Clinic Beta #1= 41 (gulp); Beta #2= 47 (ugh) = Chemical pregnancy
February 2013 - IVF #3 = BFP - Estrace, Menopur, Puregon, Orgalutron, Endometrin - Retrieved 14 egg, 11 mature, 9 fertilized. Transferred 2 blastocysts. 1 blastocyst snow babyBeta#1: 45 (uh oh)Beta#2: 555 (what?! Wow!)
Beta #3000+.
U/S shows not viable pregnancy. Stopped growing at 5w5days.

July 1st: Natural BFP on HPT - First Beta in the 400s; Second Beta dropped to 200s

April 2014: Single embryo transfer = BFN

Looking into adoption.

#6 HopefulGranny4

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 08:44 PM

Hello. I dont know where or how to start. I am trying to help my daughter find donor embryo. She is ready to have children but has a condition called premature ovarian failure. She has no eggs. I was recommended to try this site. I am hoping someone has frozen embryo, was successful in completing their family and is now ready to help my daughter fulfill her dream of becoming a mom.