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    Default PGD and Endometrial Scratch- when were you offered these?

    Hi ladies, just wondering when and why you were offered an endometrial scratch and/or PGD
    I had a 5d hatching blast transferred (IVF #1, hug stayed less then 5), followed by a FET with 5dt which sadly resulted in mc.

    I haven't been offered either PGD or end scratch for next transfer, just wondering if I should ask for one or both?
    Thanks in advance

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    Ive had two transfers, both have resulted in successful pregnancies.
    1st pregnancy - endometrial scratch
    2nd pregnancy- no scratch

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    @Jk565 Firstly, I'm so sorry about the MC Luv, it's so unfair after everything you and your DP have gone through

    I had an Endo Scratch on Cycle 4 and 5 but we didn't do PGD as we couldn't afford it at the time (especially as there is no rebate from Medicare/PHI if you've got it, so all out of pocket). My FS offered @ encouraged the Endo Scratch and Lipoidal Flush as part of his protocol. I did the Scratch/Flush on Cycle 4 and just the Scratch on Cycle 5 as you can see from my signature, but not all FS do it or maybe believe it helps etc, though more and more are coming around to the idea and implementing it as part of their protocol from what I've read here on BH.

    It's a similar thing to the NK Cells/immune issues...some FS believe in it and some don't think it makes any difference whatsoever. I would hazard a guess as to the reason why neither have been discussed/offered is because of possibly your age and the fact you've only done 1 stimulated Cycle (though 2 transfers). Most FS won't do any further investigations, etc until you've had a few failed Cycles under your belt or repeated MC etc.

    That's usually when PGD is offered as well, for recurrent MC's, or when you have poor egg quality/embryo quality, when you're an older woman due to egg quality decline etc. I do believe you're well within your rights to request both of those things. Most women/couples doing PGD would do a couple of Cycles and embryo bank (depending on when they test them..some do at Day 3, some at Day 5) then test them all at once in the hope of getting more than one "normal" embryo.

    By all means discuss it with your FS but I wouldn't be surprised if he or she says to try a couple more Cycles/transfers first. Good Luck to you both Luv and for a BFP take home baby asap!!!
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    I wish we had done the PGD testing earlier, it saved us transferring embryos that never stood a chance = no false hope, no tears, no wasting $$, no dissapointment, no heartache etc (the roller coaster of ivf is awful). You get more answers a lot sooner with this test, do it if you can afford it. All the best hun!

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    I was offered pgd straight away - but was diagnosed with a chromosome translocation that causes higher infertility and higher miscarriage just before our first cycle (my specialist did genetic testing based on a hunch she had after I told her my sister and mother had had miscarriages).
    I was successful first time. My first son is 21 months old.
    I was offered a endometrial scratch and hysteroscopy in a review appointment after I had a missed miscarriage (FET from first cycle embryo) and a chemical pregnancy from the only good embryo out of my second egg collection. I was just starting my 3rd egg collection at the time and told we should definitely do this (at least the hysteroscopy part) if the next cycle failed. It didn't fail, but rather turned into a freeze all cycle as I wanted 5 embryos minimum to test with pgd - we had 4 available for testing.
    So hysteroscopy and scratch happened while I was on the pill leading up to the 4th egg collection. My next cycle was a success. One fresh embryo passed pgd and is due to be born in less than 8 weeks. One of the frozen embryos also passed testing and was refrozen (fresh was slightly higher quality).

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    I was offered PGD when my blood work revealed my chromosomal translocation. Like someone else said, it saved us so many transfers with useless embryos. We ended up doing 7 IVF cycles with 3 PGD tests before getting our BFP. So even with PGD it can take a while! My first FS didn't offer me a scratch but my second FS did, including a lipoidal flush and a look around to see what my lining looked like. Absolutely worth it as the cycle after I got pregnant!

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    Thanks @LittleDove. Can I ask how your translocation was found?
    I had a mc which found the bub had Trisomy 9, Im wondering at what stage they start to look to see if it came from the egg or sperm, or was just 'one of those things'.

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    My clinic does genetic testing as standard before couples start ivf, so we found out pretty early on just through their procedures.

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    I've just had my 1st apt with my FS & she suggested PGD & an endo scratch on my first cycle. I think I'm picking up from some of the experienced ladies here that you do a couple of stim cycles, wait until you've created enough embryos and then pay the $3,700ish to have the PGD. Is that right? And if so, what would be the minimum amount of embryos that you'd want to test? Aaand I'm guessing you pop a fresh untested embryo back in with each stim cycle?

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    @BlondeinBrisvegas I was hoping you might be able to impart your wisdom re my PGD questions?!

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