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Only one embryo made it to blast?

July 27 2012 at 8:24 AM
KinVA  (Login KinVA)


Hi all - just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience.....We are scheduled for a day 5 transfer later this morning. As of day 3, we were told we had 5 thriving embryos that all looked fantastic (from the 8 eggs that we received). I just got a call from my doctor a few minutes ago saying that the development of all of one of the embryos had slowed down between yesterday and this morning, and they are "not looking good".
However, he said that based on the quality of the one thriving embryo, that he would have recommended only transferring one anyway - but - I'm completely perplexed? How does it make any sense that when using my OE, at age 36 through 38, we always had at least 5 or 6 thriving highly rated embryos on day 5 and always had some left to freeze....and with a donor who is 23 we end up with just one? This doesn't make any sense to me? I asked our doctor about it and he didn't really have an answer - just said that we should remain optimistic about this cycle, plenty of women are successful when transferring one high quality embryo, blah blah blah. Has anyone experienced this? Thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. Wow, I can understand your frustration - thesameboat on Jul 27, 2012
  3. I too understand the frustration - Katherine on Jul 27, 2012
  5. Well my doctor warned me of this beforehand. - Raindrops1 on Jul 27, 2012
  7. Hi - Lisa on Jul 27, 2012
  9. do you know - Dee on Jul 27, 2012
    1. Wouldn't that affect # of eggs, but not quality? - Jen in TN on Jul 27, 2012
      1. Protocol matters - DeeinNYC on Jul 27, 2012
      2. Re: Wouldn't that affect # of eggs, but not quality? - Dee on Jul 27, 2012
  10. Re: Only one embryo made it to blast? - KinVA on Jul 27, 2012
    1. ah, a shared program (pg ment) - Zoya2 on Jul 28, 2012
  11. How it was explained to me - Crazy Lady on Jul 28, 2012
    1. Thanks for explaining this. - Raindrops1 on Jul 28, 2012
      1. same here - Dee on Jul 30, 2012
    2. Similar situation. - Anonymous on Jul 28, 2012
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