Antonialisa (no login) Posted Jun 12, 2012 9:34 PM
My DH and I are at the stage of filling in forms, signing consents, etc. We've come a long way...
I wondered if any of you amazing ladies had thoughts on the following question: I'm signing a consent form saying that I agree that they will destroy and NOT cryropreserve eggs that are of insufficient quality. They define insufficient quality as (among other things) "1) embryo stopped developing; 2) embryo has high fragmentation; and 3) blastocysts have low numbers of cells or very little expansion." I'd prefer to strike out 2 and 3 of this definition. Basically, I'd like to get them to freeze anything that is still alive and kicking, if not as perfect looking. I know that Dr. Ch.eck did an experiment of single embryo transfers that showed that fragmented embryos were far more viable than expected. I know beautiful babies come from not-beautiful embryos. I want to freeze as many embryos as possible.
What do you think? Has anybody tried to amend these pre-printed consents before? Am I just asking for trouble?