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    Default Growth patterns of successful embies?

    This is partly out of interest, and partly for reassurance I suppose. For those who know what their successful embryos (i.e. the ones that became healthy babies) did in the lab, what were their growth patterns like?

    On my successful cycle I had a DET:

    Emby #1:
    Day 2: 5 cells
    Day 3: 12 cells
    Day 4: morula
    Day 5: expanded blast

    Emby #2:
    Day 2: 4 cells
    Day 3: 10 cells
    Day 4: 19 cells
    Day 5: expanded blast

    I've always thought that emby #1 was the one that resulted in my DS, but of course we'll never know.

    Now, the "reassurance" I'm hoping to get from any responses is because I'm having an FET in Sept of the following:

    Emby #3:
    Day 2: 6 cells
    Day 3: 8 cells
    Day 4: morula
    Day 5: blast (early blast at 9am, blast by 12pm)

    Emby #4
    Day 2: 3 cells
    Day 3: 8 cells
    Day 4: 16 cells
    Day 5: early blast (early blast at 9am and still early blast at 12pm)

    I think "Emby #3" has a fairly good chance of being okay, although I'm not a fan of how it didn't do much between Day 2 and 3. But I'm thinking that "Emby #4" is not very hopeful at all, so I can't help but feel that #3 is really my only hope.

    Hit me with your successful emby stats!!

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    I have had two transfers:

    Cycle 1

    2 eggs (was only on 100 gonal)

    Embie 1:

    Day 2 - 4 cell
    Day 3 - 7 cell
    Transferred day 3 = BFN

    Embie 2:

    Day 2 - 3 cell
    Day 3 - 5 cell
    Day 4 - 9 cell
    Day 5 - discarded as stopped growing

    Cycle 2

    4 eggs (150 gonal), 3 fertilised.

    All 3 embies progressed identical:

    Day 2 - 4 cell
    Day 3 - 8 cell (transferred 1 on day 3 = BFP)
    Other 2 grew out as follows
    Day 4 - morula
    Day 5 - Bastocyst (both not high quality enough to bother freezing though)

    I was told they do better in your body than in a dish, hence why so many don't make great blasto's

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    Thanks Mumsical! Yeah I would never bother detailing the train wrecks that were the embies in my first four stim cycles. Never had anything better than a morula on Day 5. Managed a transfer each time, and even one FET, but there was never any hope.

    Anyone else?

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    Cycle 1:
    2 embies developed along lines of
    day1: 2 cell
    day2: 4 cell
    day3: 10 cell
    day4: morula
    day5: blast - but both without inner cell mass.
    So we transferred 1 x morula instead. BFN
    Those two were the only blasts we got until cycle 7.

    Cycle 2: 2 x morula. BFN
    Cycle 3: 2 x morula: BFN
    Cycle 4: Day 3 transfer of 1 x 8 cell as it was the only embryo alive. BFN
    Cycle 5: 2 x morula. BFN
    Cycle 6: 2 x morula. BFN
    Cycle 7: 1 x Early blast. BFN

    Cycle 8: 2 x morula. BFP. Wonderful twins turn 3 in September.
    The ones left in the lab on cycle 8 became early blasts by day 6, but were not sufficient quality for freezing.

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    ^ That's so amazing that you got 2 bubs from 2 morula! I'm assuming that would be very rare.


 

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