Anyone have success w/ Day 5 morulas?

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Anyone have success w/ Day 5 morulas?

Post by DCRunningMama » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:54 pm


We did a 5 day transfer w/ 1 blastocyst, and 2 morulas. One of the morulas was "hours away from being a blastocyst" according to the embryologist.

Just hoping for a success story...
Me: 33 DH: 37, Low Morphology, DOR
IVF#1 2/08: BFP! 11/08 Healthy Baby
FET #1 5/10: BFN
IVF#2 8/10: BFN, 2 Day 5 blasts
IVF#3 11/10: BFN, 3 Day 5 blasts
IVF#4 2/11:BFN, 2 Day 5 blasts
IVF#5 4-5/11: BFP!!! 2 3-days (7 cell, 8 cell) 5/9=866, 5/11=1595

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Re: Anyone have success w/ Day 5 morulas?

Post by julia_78 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:06 pm

Hi dc runningmama!

We got BFP twice from morulas - the first time we had pretty bad looking morulas on day 5, transferred the 2 the embryolosti thought looked the "least bad" and got a BFN. 2 of the morulas from that same batch became blasts on day 6 and we transferred them in a subsequent FET cycle, and were shocked to get a BFP - it was a singleton (we later m/c at 6 weeks, but we did get a BFP from these morulas).
The second time we transferred one blast and one morula "hours away from being a blast" which sounds just like what you are going thru, and i am now 23 weeks pregnant with twins! I read someehre that girl embryos develop slower than boy embryos, which is why so many of the IVF babies are boys (b/c they get selected more often as the "best looking embryo")... so many of us were probably day 5 morulas in our very early days :)

Good luck, it sounds like you have great chances for this cycle!
Me: 31, DH: 39, low sperm count, motility & poor morphology
IVF #1 Sep 09 BFN
FET Dec 09 BFP, m/c 6 wks
IVF #2 Jun 09 BFP! beta 9dp5dt 176!! Twins due Mar 17


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