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#1 Rosiebaby

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:05 AM

Hello,
I was wondering how many embryos actually go on to make a baby from 1 retrieval or IVF?
We had 8 good quality 5 day embryos from my first IVF and my 1st transfer was a success after transferring 2 5 day blasts.
But we then tried another 3 times FET and none of them worked.
So my question is, would it be realistic to say that usually either 1 or 2 embryos would go on to give you a bfp?

#2 lunaflame

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:24 PM

Over 3 IVF cycles, I have had 18 fertilized embryos total and only 6 of those made it to day 5.  2 of those 6 have been BFP's so far (but I still have 4 left frozen).


August 2009 - Marriage and TTC

2010 - Ectopic #1 rupture (6 weeks pregnant, lost left tube)

December 2011 - Ectopic #2 surgery (6 weeks and one day pregnant, right tube damaged)

 

IVF #1 - March 2013

Antagonist Protocol (200 Gonal-F, Cetrotide, Ovidrel)

6 eggs retrieved (5 mature), 3 fertilized, 1 transferred (3-day)

BFN

 

IVF #2 - May/June 2013

Patch Protocol (Estradot, 300 Gonal-F, Cetrotide, Ovidrel)

14 eggs retrieved (14 mature), 1 fertilized, 1 transfered (2-day)

BFN

 

IVF #3 - September/October 2013

Patch Protocol plus ICSI (Estradot, 400 Gonal-F, Luveris, Cetrotide, Ovidrel)

September 15th - Day 1

September 27th - LH Surge 

October 10th - Day 1 - here we go again!

October 11th - start Gonal-F and Luveris

October 15th - start Cetrotide

October 21st - Trigger

October 23rd - ER (20 eggs, 14 fertilized with ICSI)

October 28th - ET (10 embryos made it to day 5!!! 1 transfered as i have OHSS symptoms)

October 29th - 5 frozen embryos!!!

November 8th - BFP!!!

 

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2015

March 10th - Doctor appointment to discuss the FET process.

May - monitoring cycle for LH surge, day 21 bloodwork

June 2nd - SIS/blood results are perfect...FET #1 is officially a GO!

 

FET #1 (unmedicated) - October 2015

October 7th - Day 1

October 16th - daily blood work starts

October 18th - bloodwork (i'm surging baby!!!)

October 19th - ultrasound to check lining

October 22nd - ET - 1 embryo transfered (4 left frozen)

November 5th - BFP!!! Beta 1206

November 9th - ultrasound showed sac in uterus yay!!! Beta over 5000

November 26th - ultrasound showed babe is measuring 8 weeks exactly today

January 6th - Ultrasound and blood (IPS Screening)

February 3rd - IPS Screening part-two - blood

February 11th - anatomy scan - it's a GIRL!!!

February 12th - results of IPS screening - all tests NEGATIVE!!!

DUE DATE - July 6th, 2016 (baby is measuring ahead by 3 days)!!!

 

July 6th, 2016 - My 2nd little miracle Sydney Quinn was born at 9:48am, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces

 


#3 GabyP

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:19 PM

Darn statistics, yet there is an online calculator in regards to the odds. Developed by researchers and factors in age of the eggs, number of attempts etc. 



#4 impatience

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:47 PM

I am not an RE, but I think the answer is going to depend on a number of factors - no one-size-fits-all formula. 

Egg/embryo quality, of course, is the big one. The biggest reason an embryo won't implant and/or turn into a baby is chromosomal abnormalities. Generally, the odds of an embryo being chromosomally abnormal go up with age, although there are other factors, that affect egg quality, too. A 25 year old woman might have seven normal blasts in a batch of ten, while a 45 year old woman might only have one or two in a batch the same number. 

Then, of course, there are factors that go beyond embryo quality such as endometrial receptivity and/or immune issues. A euploid (chromosomally normal) embryo typically has a 70ish per cent chance of implanting and resulting in a pregnancy, but that number will go up or down based on those factors.  



#5 Merry33

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 05:23 PM

There's too much variability (diagnosis, age, egg/sperm quality, protocol, etc) in this to give a correct answer.
Some people are very successful through IVF and others are not.
We only got one viable pregnancy from 3 fresh and one frozen cycle.
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#6 ociwoman

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:50 PM

Just to chime in here, we used a 25 year old proven egg donor and my dh's sperm (no issues with his fertility), and from our fresh donor cycle we eight 5-day blasts. Only one stuck and gave us our daughter... It's truly a matter of many many factors....

#7 Butterfli

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 11:44 PM

How long is a piece of string? Too many variables. If you look at my siggy first cycle - 5 embryos no baby. 2nd cycle, 4 embryos - 1 baby, third cycle 4 embryos - used two for my second son and two in the freezer.

If you looked at everyone's journey I highly doubt you'll find any pattern to it.
Good luck!
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First IVF Cycle

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April 2012 FET- BFN

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Second IVF Cycle

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