One or two embryos

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One or two embryos

Post by Sh@bby » Mon May 17, 2010 12:44 am

On my first IVF cycle I got pregnant, but within a week lost it. I have 7 people around me that are pregnant and I want to be the 8th person I know. I am really struggling with deciding to transfer one or two embryos and could use some thoughts on the matter. I am 34 years old, had a 5 day fresh transfer. After my transfer they were still watching a few embryos, but we were not sure if they would be good enough to freeze or not. I received a call that they were good enough to go to the freezing stage. When I had my fresh transfer I only had a 40% chance of bringing home a baby, but now it is 40-50% for one or 50-60% for two and a chance for twins at 25%. At first I was confused on why my chances had gone up and that is when he told me that the two they were watching really blossomed and would increase my chances. Of course there is always a chance of losing them at the thawing process, but there is only a 5 % chance of that happening.

Anyway, any thoughts on one or two would be appreciated. I have three embryos left.


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Re: One or two embryos

Post by riogirl71 » Mon May 17, 2010 9:20 pm

I would do 2 if you are ok with having twins. I think we go through a lot and we want to maximize our chances. First IVF we transfered 4 and one took and we have a healthy baby boy!
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Re: One or two embryos

Post by angeinhull » Tue May 18, 2010 7:53 am

If you are comfortable with multiples and its possible complications go for 2. If not go for 1. Plenty of people get pregnant with one (I did and have a beautiful baby boy). Really think about the possible outcomes. If you did not get pregnant after transferring 1 would you regret not transferring 2?
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Re: One or two embryos

Post by mom2b2011 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:11 am

My Dr. decided that she was going to transfer two in my first IVF try and Thank God, it all worked out well. I am 8 weeks pregnant with twins and somehow already showing. Seems like everybody at worked already noticed I am pregnant.
I started going for accupuncture two weeks before the transfer, and I am still going once a week. I will keep going until my 4th month.. It just relaxes me and gives me peace of mind.

Good luck and God Bless.
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Re: One or two embryos

Post by leorira11 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:02 pm

A word of warning-

I transferred 2 on my first IVF. I'm young and these would be our firsts and we were not afraid of twins. Well, I lost my twins after complications at 22 weeks (very suddenly). Since then, I have transferred one.

Then again.... I'm waiting for my 5th transfer, and this time we are really really tempted to transfer two....

So no answers, just some more information to consider.
8 IVF+6 FET=6 BFN+8 BFP =

-b/g twins 22w (12.09)
-mc 10w (9.10)
-Micha (7.19-24.11) & Asaf (7.19-28.11) born at 24w
-mc 5wk (2.12)
-no HB at 18w (10.12)
-BO (4.13)-
-mc 6wk (9.13)

last attempt - donor sperm - baby girl born healthy July 2014

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Re: One or two embryos

Post by spongebob101 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:01 pm

Pray for the left for. That he will guide on the process of your embryo... He will guide you for sure. Cause nothing is impossible to Goa. Just do believe on his miracle... God Bless You...

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