FET done... need some supportMay 20 2012 at 10:45 AM
|Catmama (Login CatMama75)|
I'm home from my FET. We had four embryos frozen on day 3 back in 2010 (two 10-cells, one 9-cell, and one 7-cell). The lab thawed the 9-cell and 7-cell embryos, which surprised me because I'd figured they would start with the 10-cellers.
Both embryos survived the thaw.
My 9-cell thawed to a 7-cell.
My 7-cell thawed to a 3-cell.
My initial reaction was that these results were not too good.
The resident RE told me they look to transfer embryos that near 8-cell at an FET of 3-day embryos. When I asked why they bypassed thawing my two original 10-cellers, he said those might be "too accelerated" and the 9-cell and 7-cell were more likely to reach the magic 8-cell FET goal.
The resident RE said that both embryos were fine quality to transfer, but because we do not want more twins, we agreed to transfer only the 7-cell embryo.
A part of me felt really, really sad when the attending RE told me the 3-cell embryo would be discarded.
The attending RE told me the embryo looked "very nice" and asked me how old I was when I generated these embryos. I reminded him that our donor was 24. His face took on an even happier aspect, and he said: "Oh well then, this will be a robust embryo. I'd say you have at least 40% chance of success here, and I'm being very conservative."
The transfer went smoothly. He congratulated me, and that was all.
Now home, I'm feeling uneasy:
1.) I am researching FET and seeing that most women who successfully delivered one live baby had transferred as many as 4 embryos (some blasts). My clinic, by the way. only goes to day 3. I know single embryo transfer was the right choice, yet I feel sad and suspect my success rate will suffer.
2.) The doctors know best, but I really wish they had thawed my 10-cell embryos.
Anyone able to help me feel better?
P.S. Beta June 1.
|This message has been edited by CatMama75 on May 20, 2012 10:46 AM|
- Well, I don't know if it makes you feel better - thesameboat on May 20, 11:34 AM
- Dearest. - JaniceFL on May 20, 12:19 PM
- I think you have a great chance - E&H on May 20, 3:38 PM
- not much advice but oh how I feel your pain - birdy1600 on May 20, 8:19 PM
- What is that quote of Dr. Dyer?: 'you have to believe it...m - Hope2009 on May 20, 8:57 PM
- Wishing you happy thoughts! - PAH on May 21, 12:24 PM