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    Default Can you choose the no. of embryos to be implanted in your IVF treatment?

    Hi everyone,
    Im new to posting so please forgive me if this question has already been asked im just curious. I have recently found out that my partner has low sperm & motility our fertility specialist has givin us the only option of IVF with a 1% chance of conceiving naturally. He then explained IVF he said that they only implant 1 embryo if that cycle fails they implant 2 for the 3rd cycle.. My question is can you as a patient choose to have 2 embryo's implanted 1st cycle instead of just the one?

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    Hi Vintageblonde, welcome to the IVF train, hope you have some early success! In my experience the decision to put back one or two embryos varies with each fertility specialist and with each clinic. Most generally tend to put only one back but if you are over 35 with multiple failed cycles or if the 2nd embryo is not good enough to freeze you may be allowed to put two back. I think it is something you can discuss with your FS when the time comes. Some clinics tend to be a bit more relaxed and give you the option of two quite early on. Good luck

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    Hi and thanks Bel for your reply
    i have my next appointment in april to get the IVF ball rolling its a bit scary TTC baby #1. Im 27 and my partner is 35 so im just going to ask about having two embryo's but whatever the outcome im just hoping for a healthy baby and hopefully it works first cycle! i was given a 50% chance 1st cycle and 80% for a second.

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    I was allowed to put 2 in on first cycle, but was over 35 (with great success!)

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    You typically can decide one or two embryos however they will make recommendations.

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    QFG refuse to transfer 2 embryos on a first cycle unless ur over 35.

    I had my heart set on two and fought hard with so many justifications and they still wouldn't do it.

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    Can I ask why you want two embryos transferred? We did it because we wanted the best chance at our child having a sibling as we had very limited time to conceive again. We were lucky and got identical twins from a split embryo. But you must remember if you go ahead that having two transferred might increase your chances of conception but the chance of pregnancy loss and complications is also greatly increased. If you have time, one is a lovely choice!

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    Hi Nat, I just thought that having the two would be more of a chance than 1 incase one failed to implant. We have been trying for 4 1/2 years and it has been frustrating i just want the IVF to work first cycle i guess like most women. I have been reading alot since i have posted on the complications a twin pregnancy can have and it seems also very likely for an embryo to split like yourself resulting in twins. In saying all that im new to this whole thing all of my friends and family have had natural conception so i dont have anyone to talk to to ask questions on the experience or what to expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintageblonde View Post
    Hi Nat, I just thought that having the two would be more of a chance than 1 incase one failed to implant. We have been trying for 4 1/2 years and it has been frustrating i just want the IVF to work first cycle i guess like most women. I have been reading alot since i have posted on the complications a twin pregnancy can have and it seems also very likely for an embryo to split like yourself resulting in twins. In saying all that im new to this whole thing all of my friends and family have had natural conception so i dont have anyone to talk to to ask questions on the experience or what to expect.
    Hi @vintageblonde

    I just wanted to pop in and say 2 embryos doesnt double your chance of conceiving. It depends on your fs though and their protocol though it usually is a safety thing as you have just heard.
    Stay positive its a tough journey and you should try use your energy to think positive as you dont know the outcome.
    Fwiw I was 25 when I conceived dd through ivf/icsi first cycle and am now 27 and in the middle of my dreaded 2ww with fet.
    All the best to you and lots of babydust!

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    Hi @vintageblonde 😊 all clinics are different, I have had 3 singles transferred & 1 double - my current FS advised that putting two in only increases the chance by 5%. My next FET is a single & if that doesn't work my next is another double because it will be my third transfer with him if we (I hope we don't!) get to that stage. My last double transfer was my third with my previous FS. Good luck!!

    Everyone is different, I have immune issues so that's why mine haven't worked we think 😊


 

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