I got pg in my 20s with no problem. Remarried in my late 30s and tried to get pg - and nothing. We did 15 art cycles (clomid, injectibles, injectibles +IUIs) all for nothing. We moved on to DE when I was 39 due to my "old eggs" we have done 6 transfers in 3 1/2 yrs.
We were quoted an 80% success rate in the beginning, after all, I'd had kids before, no lining problems, no issues. First cycle we transferred 2 grade 1 day 5 blasts - and just knew it was going to work. BFN.
Second cycle - we transferred 3 grade 1 day five blasts - lining was perfect, everything looked great. BFN.
Third cycle - we transferred 3 grade 1 day five blasts and froze 4. once again, lining was perfect everything looked great - third time the charm. BFN
for our first FET (from cycle 3) we thawed all four, three survived and remained grade 1, we transfered all three. Once again - for no known reasons BFN.
For our FOURTH fresh DE cycle - we did b/c instead of lupron. added PIO and tripled the steroids I was on - once again we transferred three grade 1 day five blasts and froze 3. Finally a bfp - with a singleton. He will be 11 months old next week.
WHen he was 7 months old, we traveled back to do the FET. The clinic gave us a 20% success rate - they dont do alot of FETs so have poor rates. We never thought it would work, just knew we had to go through the motions of giving those embies a chance at life. All three survived the thaw and remained grade 1 - we transferred all three. And to our amazement, got pg - again with a singleton.
Each and every time, the dr gave us the multiples speech. Each and every time it was unnecessary. Yes, multiples do happen. More often though, only one, or none implant. You just have to follow your heart on this one because there are no guarantees DE will even work - regardless of your history.
" Some people built castles in the air. She constructed hers from mashed potatoes, which kept down demolition costs." Sarah Sloane, Borrowing Priviledges