Number of embis

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Vlada
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Number of embis

Post by Vlada » Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:33 pm

Hi, I have just started my IVF ICSI and i am currently on lupron. I am 30 years old and I want to trasfer just one embrio, however my doctor wants to do two because of my age, if I was in my twenties he would do one. Has anyone here who is my age had any success with just one embrio traqnsfer? Thank you very much.

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Post by lwalker25 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:00 pm

Just wanted to know why you only want one? I am 30 and beginning the IVF journey and I was told by my doctor that they will transfer two. I would do whatever the doctor recommends. Good luck!
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Post by rebecca79 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:08 pm

I had success with 2 so I can't speak of only transferring 1. I believe the statistics on 2 embryos sticking is only like 25% so if your worried about twins the numbers are in your favor. The doctor wants to just better your chances. If I were you I would transfer 2 but that is just my opinion. Go with your gut and what you feel is best for you. I wish you all the best!
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Post by Vlada » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:04 pm

Thank you so much for your posts, I guess I want to trasfer just one embryo because I am not sure if I am ready for twins. My friend who is 33 just did IVF ICSI with the same doctor and he transfered 2 embryos for her and both took, so I just wanted to hear other people experiences with just one embryo transfer.

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Post by margaretgo » Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:06 pm

Although I'm 38 and last ivf transferred 2 (I have hydrosalpynx that can't be treated so it's dragging chances down a little) I can understand you're considering transferring 1 emb.

Not only is the possibility of twins quite daunting - but the risks of premature birth, etc. are higher too. You can always freeze the other emb too.

Best of luck whatever you decide.
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July 2007 ICSI BFN
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Post by marika76 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:08 pm

Hi, I just wanted to say that I am 30 and my doctor recommended 2 and I am now 9weeks pregnant with twins.. My husband and I could not be happier. I just know that if I only transferred one and had a BFN, I would be soo disappointed so I was bold and went for two! Twins is a little scary I suppose but god would not give you more than you could handle. We are delighted... To go from thinking you MAY never have a child to getting 2 is a miracle to me... This was my first IVF cycle and we used ICSI. We also have 6 blasts frozen so we had a VERY good cycle.. Our problem was male factor only.. Best wishes and my prayers are with you for a BFP!! It can happen. Take care! --Jess

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Post by marika76 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:09 pm

Hi, I just wanted to say that I am 30 and my doctor recommended 2 and I am now 9weeks pregnant with twins.. My husband and I could not be happier. I just know that if I only transferred one and had a BFN, I would be soo disappointed so I was bold and went for two! Twins is a little scary I suppose but god would not give you more than you could handle. We are delighted... To go from thinking you MAY never have a child to getting 2 is a miracle to me... This was my first IVF cycle and we used ICSI. We also have 6 blasts frozen so we had a VERY good cycle.. Our problem was male factor only.. Best wishes and my prayers are with you for a BFP!! It can happen. Take care! --Jess

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Post by Vlada » Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:18 am

Thank you all so much for your posts, I am starting my stims on april 12th , so I still have not decided how many embryos i am going to trasfer, i guess it will all depend on the quality of the embryos, i would still prefer one, but we will see. :)

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Which day did you transfer Marika?

Post by wannabeone » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:30 pm

I had my ER yesterday and I haven't heard the fertilization report, but there were 35 follicles, so hopefully they will be choosing b/w 3 or 5 day transfer. My doc is more of a 3 day fan b/c she thinks that they do better in the womb. She would be willing to do 2 on Day 3 or 1 or Day 5. I think I'm leaning towards the Day 3. What did you do? Congrats!

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Post by Vlada » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:00 am

Hello,
I have just started my stims today, my probable EC is on april 23rd and ET in 25th, I am leaning more and more towards putting in one, however, it will all depend on the embryo quality. I am so excited I can't wait! Good luck to you!

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