How many embryos from an IVF cycle actually make a baby?
Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:05 AM
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?
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)
IVF #2 - May/June 2013
Patch Protocol (Estradot, 300 Gonal-F, Cetrotide, Ovidrel)
14 eggs retrieved (14 mature), 1 fertilized, 1 transfered (2-day)
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!!!
July 17th, 2014 - My little miracle Sophia Noelle was born at 11:05pm, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces
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
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.
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.
Posted 12 December 2015 - 05:23 PM
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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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:50 PM
Posted 12 December 2015 - 11:44 PM
If you looked at everyone's journey I highly doubt you'll find any pattern to it.
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Me 30 DW 34 - Two mummies to be! I'll carry my wife's egg so we can blend our family
First IVF Cycle
March 2012 Fresh - BFN
April 2012 FET- BFN
May 2012 FET- BFP - M/c6w6d
Second IVF Cycle
August 31 Fresh-
1st Beta 265 (TG) 11dp3dt
Sep 8 - 2nd Beta 8751 18dp3dt
Sep 15 - 3rd Beta - 43066 25dp3dt
DS is born the 4th of May 2013 and we are so smitten!
Me - 32 DW - 36 DS - 1
Second IVF Cycle
April 2014 FET - BFN
Third IVF Cycle
July 2014 Fresh -
1st Beta 105 (TG) 9dp5dt
2nd Beta 1150 14dp5dt
Third Beta 12470 21dp5dt
DS is born 7th of March 2015 and he is so precious.
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