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Old 09-18-04, 02:31 PM
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Default IVF #2 - need transfer opinions

Hi everybody!! DP and I are embarking on fresh IVF #2 this week. We started stims yesterday and they have me set for a tentative retrieval of 9/28 with a transfer on 10/1 or 10/3. I was wondering if you guys could give me your opinions of 3 day transfers vs. blast transfer. The last fresh cycle we transferred 2 blasts and it was a BFP (singleton), but they had trouble locating the sac starting around week 5 and I had to have a shot of methotrexate to terminate the pg at 7w1d because the sac had totally disappeared (they feared an ectopic).
My FET cycle in July with 2 frozen blasts was a BFN.

I have a friend who also got pg with a blast transfer (but sadly m/c'd), but this time she has decided (and the embryologist agreed) to let her do a 3 day transfer because it seems the quality of her embies aren't the best. I guess the safest place for them to be is in the uterus. So, that got me thinking.....what if a 3 day truly is better than a 5 day? My embies were grades 1 and 2 for the fresh cycle (the best) and 2 and 3 for the FET (so-so). It doesn't appear that I have any quality problems, but I just wondering if we should just get them back in there ASAP or if we should let them go to blast again. Any opinions out there?

On my first fresh cycle they retrieved 14 eggies and all of them fertilized, but 3 of them were 3PN's. By the end we were left with 4 good ones (2 went back and 2 were frozen for the FET).
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Old 09-18-04, 03:10 PM
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I don't have any help for you... I just wanted to wish you all the best. I will be keeping an eye on your progress and sending you positive healthy pg vibes from CA! Good Luck!
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Old 09-18-04, 04:31 PM
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I'm too green at this to give any advice, I just want to wish you all the luck in the world



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Old 09-18-04, 08:02 PM
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I don't have any real advice but I can tell you that all my transfers were from 3days and of five transfers two of which were fresh 4 were BFP (3 ended as chemicals.) So the 3dt seems to work for me. Not sure what would happen if I did a 5dt??? I think my RE might only do 3dt?
Good luck to you! I will be checking in to see how you are doing I know one of my chem was at the same time as your preg. I really feel for you. Hope you have a BFP very soon!
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Old 09-18-04, 11:31 PM
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The way it was explained to me was that at day five they could choose the best embryos to transfer because some of them may not develop properly by day five so this is the only advantage that was explained to me.He also stated that if the embryos were of excellant quality they could do a day 3 transfer. I hope this helps.
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