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#1 BCgirl

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

Hi everyone, Im sure this question has been posed in the past but cant seem to find it anywhere so I ll re-post.

Am just in the very early stages of starting to consider proceeding with another FET with our last embryos. We have 3 frozen blasts at Genesis with not the greatest quality: 4CC, 3CC, CB. Am wondering if anyone out there has success stories with lower grade embryos such as these? Our best quality embryos did not work out so finding it hard to feel positive about the ones we have left. Any success stories, thoughts, or advice would be appreciated-thanks!


Me 37 Hx of Graves hyperthyroid
DH 46 Hx of Grade 4 varicocoele-repaired

3 IUI w/ Clomid 3 chemical pregnancies

1 IVF BFN
Fet x2  BFN

 

Trying to  accept child-free life


#2 soojong

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:10 PM

Hi BCgirl,

 

Just thought I'd share my experience.  My top grade embryos ended in BFN (twice - 1 fresh, 1 frozen).  After those two, my RE suggested transferring 2 embryos because they were lower quality.  I had 2 FETs with 2 embryos in lower quality.  Both ended up BFP.  The first one I lost at 6 weeks, the second one is cooking away at 30 weeks now - I'm due mid June.  Who knows what the combination was... was it because there were 2 instead of one?  Research says it shouldn't make too much of a difference.  In theory the quality should have counted them as less successful than my first 2 eSET...  I have 3 lower quality embryos left after this guy comes to the world.  I think I will give them a shot if I feel ready to go for baby #2.  You never know.  The way I view it - an FET is way cheaper, and if I go into it with a 'let's give it a whirl' approach with maybe slightly lower expectations, I can handle it a bit better.  Don't get me wrong - an unsuccessful FET doesn't feel great with any preceding mindset.  I think our bodies will do what they will, so you just never know how it will react to a 'lower quality' embryo.  Don't know if this helps you at all - just my thoughts on it.  Good luck with whatever route you go!


Me: 36, DH:37 (had vasectomy 13 years ago)

Attempted Cycle 1 - May 2011, delayed, confusion between my home doctor and clinic - troubles getting on the same page...
Attempted Cycle 2 - June 2011, delayed, doctor schedule not working with my cycle dates.
Attempted Cycle 3 - July 2011, delayed- doctor going on holidays (grrr!)
Attempted Cycle 4 - August 2011, started Synarel, cancelled due to ovarian cyst.
Sept 8, 2011 - cyst drained

IVF w/ ICSI #1 - antagonist protocol
Nov 13/11 - ET: 1 blast (grade 4BB), + 8 blasts frozen!
Nov 20/11 - AF started.... BFN

FET #1 -
Feb 10/12 - FET - 1 grade 4BB blast transferred!
Feb 23/12 - beta ...BFN

FET #2
June 11/12 - 2 blasts transfered (3BB, 3BC)
June 23/12 - hpt... BFP!!!
June 25/12 - beta.... 322 June 27 - beta 309 June 29 - beta 535 July 1 - heavy bleeding and cramping... July 3 - beta 98 July 5 - beta 28 July 9 - beta 5.1

FET #3 -
September 28/12 - 2 blasts transfered (3BB, 4BC)
October 8/12 - hpt.... BFP!!!
October 10/12 - beta - 415!
October 12/12 - beta - 935
October 13/12 - beta - 1398
ultrasound Nov 6/12.- one baby measuring 7 weeks 5 day - heartbeat 186! May 10, 2013 at 7:45pm. Baby boy was born at 34 weeks 5 days. Little (4lbs 6.5 oz) but healthy!! So in love!!!





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