We are going through IVF with MIVF again for our second child. The reason for IVF is a failed vasectomy reversal.
We had 3 frozen embryos left from the stim. cycle we did in 2009 when we were trying for our first child. The first of these transfers (all day two transfers) in May resulted in a BFN and then the transfer of the second embryo resulted in a pregnancy with a good solid HCG level of 175 (tested two days early due to long weekend) which rose but too slowly and ended in an early miscarriage. We are about to transfer the third frozen embryo.
If this frozen embryo isn't successful though we are back to a stim. cycle and trying to decide whether to also do PGD Advanced Embryo Selection.
My FS has said it could be a good idea as I am now 39 (and my husband has said he doesn't want us to try for more than 12 months) and my FS said the benefit of Advanced Embryo Selection is that it reduces time and hopefully means less chance of more chemical pregnancies/miscarriages. (We also had two chemical pregnancies/early miscarriages) in 2009 before we got our successful BFP which resulted in our beautiful little girl.
If we do go ahead it looks like we will be out of pocket an additional $4,000 (as there is no Medicare rebate available for it) so it will be a lot more expensive however if our chances of success are significantly increased with Advanced Embryo Selection and it would mean less embryo transfers in the future then maybe it will end up 'evening out' and being a similar cost.
I would love to hear from others who have done advanced embryo selection in order to help us decide whether to proceed with it.
I am really interested to hear if you think it has significantly increased your chance of a successful pregnancy and if a BFP has happened on the first/or first couple of embryo transfers you had using Advanced Embryo Selection embryos as I’d love to understand if this is really going to help us.
Thanks in advance!