I lost twins through IVF transferred 2 unfortunately had a subchronic hematoma i.e A small blood clot around one of the bubs and ended up loosing both half way through the preg.
Sorry to hear that Rachael - have you been successful in having children since? That must have been so hard appreciate you sharing xo
Someone above mentioned it was risker carrying ivf twins than non ivf..I better look into this.
We started putting 2 back after about 10 transfers and I got a BFP on 12,13, and was terrified that it might be twins. As it turns out it was only 1 bubba but we lost her at 14 weeks.
I put two back once when TTC #2. I didn't want twins but wanted a second bubba. I was only going to transfer 1 but there was only 1 other embryo left that wasn't high enough quality to be frozen. So I put them both back. It was a chem preg, neither worked.
I did a fresh cycle then and had a heap of embryos. I asked about transferring two and the embryologist said I would get twins as they were really high quality. It was such a bold statement I listened to her and put 1 back, which took.
You need to ask yourself what's you'd limiting factor? Is it time? The number of embryos? How many times you can cycle due to your body or money? For example I was lilypily's egg donor, I'm PCOS and could happily churn out as many embryos as she wanted. She was sooo sick and tired of IVF and her body and finances couldn't take much more, so transferring two made sense.
Whereas a friend of mine struggled for embryo numbers, never getting much to freeze. Since it doesn't double your chances, only increases the odds a bit, they transferred one at a time.
I once read that transferring 2 increased your chance of a BFP but not a take home baby
So sorry for your losses Rachael3 xx
My FS would not consider transferring 2 embryos unless there had been multiple transfer failures or age 40+. The reason is that twin pregnancies are high risk for both the mother and babies and the potential for a serious adverse outcome for either is very real. Also very real is the risk of an embryo splitting leading to even more babies. A close friend had 1 embryo transferred which split = identical twin girls. It happens. And triplets are obviously very high risk. I guess when it is a natural quirk of nature then you go with it and hope for the best as that's all you can do but personally a multiple birth is not something I would actively chase (sorry).
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