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Lissa
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Post by Lissa » Thu Sep 25, 2003 10:26 am

Hi there<br><br>Has anybody done a blastocyst implant?<br><br>I am having six!!! embryos defrosted on Monday for implant on Thursday.<br>Basically they put them in a culture to make them grow. Before they have put them straight in not knowing if they would survive or not. By making them grow they have a better chance of implanting. Can't help worrying that they might not survive the thawing process and I will be left with no embryos.<br>Having spoken to the hospital they said there is a 60/40 percent change of survival, saying that this is a relatively new procedure.<br>Anybody got any info on this?<br><br>Thanks<br>Lissa<br>x

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Post by july ann » Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:19 pm

hi<br><br>i had blastocyst a couple of months a go at bourn. we had 7 but none of them made it past day 3. i found it much better than having to wait for the 2wk. if you get them to blastocyst stage you have a 50% chance of them working. Even though we did not get to et i would still do it again. Please do not be put off. i'm sure one of the girl's on the scb has just got pg with blastocyst.<br><br>all the best with your tmt.<br><br>from july ann
been in tmt for 4 years.Male factor. Have had 3 icsi, one ivf with donor sperm.Went for fet with 7 eggs but none made it to blastocyst. just had 5 DI. test date 27 july

Kate W
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Post by Kate W » Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:30 pm

Hi Lissa<br><br>I am in Australia and go to a clinic that uses it all the time. They have said that they have had far greater success using this method than implanting embryos after 2 days. I have not been through it yet as I am still on my first cycle but as july ann says, the theory is that only the strongest and therefore the embryos more likely to embed make it to day 5. I think they have been using it for a few years at my clinic and their success rates have really jumped up since they moved to it. can't help much more than that sorry. <br><br>good luck with your treatment.<br><br>Kate W

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Post by Dawn Blake » Thu Sep 25, 2003 2:39 pm

Hi Lisa<br><br>I strongly recommend Blasto's, as I am now 13 weeks pregnant, after having one put back!! First time I have ever used them, and only 2 made it to day 5, with only 1 `perfect' blastocyst.<br><br>I had my treatment at The Lister in London, and would highly recommend the clinin too!<br><br>Best of luck! Keep posting on how you get on!<br><br>D x
Me 34, DH, 37. Married for 11 years, ttc for 6+, failed 4 x fresh IVF tmts. 5th attempt at Lister Hospital gave us Megan on 5 April 2004 with a very straightforward pregnancy and labour. Attempt number 6 to start hopefully September 2007!

val
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Post by val » Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:31 pm

Hi Lissa. I just got a positive result with a blasto! I started out with 10 embryos. I only ended up with 1 blastocyst, and one that was just a little behind. Those 2 were put back in. Since I had 1 good blastocyst, I had a 50% success rate. I'm really glad to have waited to day five to be able to know which embryo was most likely to survive. <br><br>Good luck!<br>Val

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Post by Lissa » Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:38 pm

Thank you for all your responses.<br>I shall go for the six then and see what happens.<br>I know I will be gutted if none survive but its better than three goes at FET with no positive result.<br>I am also at the Lister so hopefully it will work for me too.<br>Its our wedding anniversary today and was feeling really down (not about being married for another year!! but IVF!!) but your messages of good news have perked me up. I will toast your success tonight with a glass of champagne! Any excuse!<br>Thanks girls and good luck with your pregnancies! <br>lol<br>Lissa<br>x

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Post by SBROWN » Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:26 pm

Hi Lissa<br><br>Dont know anything about blastocyst but thought Id pop in and say Happy Anniversary, hope you had a lovely day & are nice & tiddly<br><br>Sarah<br>xx

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Post by Lissa » Fri Sep 26, 2003 10:58 am

Hi Sarah<br>Thanks for your message, we had a great anniversary - went up the Natwest Tower in the City to the Vertigo bar and had a bottle of champers - fantastic, the view was incredible.<br>lol<br>lissa<br>x

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Post by Sarah30 » Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:56 pm

Just popped on to say good luck for tomorrow Lissa - hope it all goes well for you and will be keeping watch for your postings!!<br><br>Love Sarah x

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