Well..truthfully..they are very low. I don't get that...especially at Cornell. I wonder if that year was an off year. That just does not seem right. I know that they do not do vitrification, but it seems to me that they have high standards for what they will freeze so I would have expected a higher FET rate given that they only transfer those embies taht survive the thaw. HOWEVER..someone has to be on the winning side of the stats and the fact that you got one pregnancy out of the batch..albeit a chemical..seems like a good thing to me. Much luck to you.
SMRC , are you planning to thaw and transfer all three ? Looks like you have a decent shot with three and hoping one or more is your baby/babies . Keep the faith in your embies and move forward with hope . Good luck .
when you see really high stats, above national average, it's generally because those clinics cherry-pick their candidates. cornell is known for taking hard cases. they'll let you use your 40 yr old sister as a donor even though the chance of success is lower. you're with one of the best labs in the country with some of the most highly regarded RE's and embryologists in the world. you're in good hands!
If they were frozen at Cornell..I would stay with them. They have some of the highest standards for freezing in the country..
I often question other smaller clinics.. I do not want to cause any issues on the board but some of our children have different issues with development and I often wonder if this happended during the cycle with new methods of freezing ( research is not out yet) or less efficient labs.
I am not familiar with Cornell but I see them mentioned a lot on the boards. They have almost the same statistics as my clinic with regard to fresh and frozen cycles. Really good for fresh cycles but below average for the frozen. I consider my clinic to be very good. I think it is strange they both have lower than average for frozen cycles when their fresh cycles are clearly above average.
However, if it were me and I were doing a frozen cycle I would stick with my clinic. So, in comparison I think you should just stay with your clinic too.
Maybe you could ask your RE why the stats are lower than average for frozen cycles compared to the national average. There might be a known reason. Maybe they are less picky about what they freeze? Then decide if you want to shop around after you get your answer from the RE. Also ask the RE what statistic he would give you for success with a frozen cycle.
just believe that your FET will work. Our small clinic (only one Dr.) told me that we had an 80% chance of success during our fresh cycle. We transferred 2 perfect blasts and had a great lining. I was told that I also had a high chance of having twins...but we ended up with a chemical m/c.
When we moved forward with our FET we didn't have very much confidence since we had used 2 of our best blasts already. Also, the stats for FET's of course weren't as high as a fresh transfer and we were told that we probably would only have a chance of 50% of our blasts making the thaw.
So we thawed three...all made the thaw and we tranferred three and thankfully got pg with our son.
When we went forward again with another FET we again thawed three blasts and all made the thaw again...we tranferred all three and got pg with twins.
I still shake my head over the whole stats and odds. I think now that when moving forward with a FET you have to seriously think of transferring perhaps more embies to increase your odds....this is a personal decision though and we all have to decide if we are okay with multiples. The other aspect is just moving forward with the belief that this is going to work...any other mindset is just counter productive. Do everything you can to up your chances...acupuncture, meditate, castor oil packs, massages...all in the effort to relax and destress and increase your blood flow to your womb. But most importantly...just believe that one of your remaining 3 blasts holds your baby.
Don't worry about anything beyond that...all the best as you move forward, Hope
Do you have to thaw all three at the same time? If it were me I would thaw and transfer one at a time. I know that is more expensive but I wouldn't be prepared for twins myself. With three frozen I think you have a really good chance
very nervous about twins or triplets, but with the lower stats, I feel somewhat compelled to transfer all 3. Maybe I should be less concerned/more conservative. I will discuss with my RE. Thanks for your post and encouragement. SMRC