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    @infinity888 that is exactly what we were hoping for 2 or 3 fertilised is perfect. x Enjoy the rest of your week end and get geared up for transfer on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    For my DE FET in Nov my FS wanted me to do a natural cycle but my cycles are too irregular. So I did two 'programmed' FETs (BFNs) and my BFP was a stimulated cycle (with immune meds). So I stimmed with gonal F and triggered with Ovidrel and put back the DE embryo on day 5.

    Hope that helps!
    That's interesting I have heard that doing a stim cycles helps achieve better lining in some ladies. Was there a reason they got you to do a stim cycle for the FET cycle instead of a standard FET cycle. or was it just trying something different ...?

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    @Tahli, I'd do the natural / zen cycle, but I'm a chicken and would only transfer 1. 2 at the most. I think all blasts are good blasts and my FS said they can all make good babies so I think they're all in with a chance. I've never known my gradings. they've said textbook, or looking just as they're expected to look at this stage, things like that. personally I still favour the slightly slower ones who don't burn out too early

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    I think the consensus is a Zen cycle, transferring all three embryos if they survive the thaw and expand appropriately. Thanks so much for putting forward your opinions girls. Food for thought.
    @tuxcat I can't really take my son out of the country until my ex and I have a Parenting Order. I always try to ensure they see each other 5 times a week, so DS would really feels his absence if I were to take him away for longer than a week. Thanks for the idea though!
    Progy has never delayed AF for me, although I've always been on 6 p/d from day 1. Any chance of a natural pregnancy?!
    @faithandhopellove For adeno were you on Zoladex?
    @Maxwellsmum Yeah, I asked the same question. They were B4AA's. So a lovely grading.
    @Bongley So your DS was a B2?? Wow, it really can happen??? So you did the full immune meds for your second BFP, plus had a fully hatched blast. Your experience fully sums up my dilemma. If I was to do a fresh cycle I'd ask for the blasts to be grown out as much as possible, hoping for a hatching blast b/c that's how I got a good BFP previously.
    @BlondeinBrisvegas I can't actually put my B5AA from my first cycle in with any other embryo. Legally you can't mix donor embryos in one transfer. It's nice to know it's there should the 3 embryos fail to thaw though.
    Must shower. I've just got home from a sweaty dirty working bee. I'll respond to more personals soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    Any chance of a natural pregnancy?!


    yes. but given the 6 year quest I'd say Buckley's chance!!!

    thanks for that, Ive got spotting so it may be on time, its not late yet. should be here tomorrow.

    I would be scared to transfer all 3 too, I really have no idea whether those two "iffy" ones would have any chance in working ?? I kind of assumed not but theres probably a story out there!! How old is the donor?

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    do you think it's weird that I'd like my Donor to be same blood type as me, so my body already knows that blood type and it should be compatible. I used to faint with blood tests and once when doing a plasma donation where it was about to come back into me after being split or something (they took my blood donation card off me after that and said donating blood wasn't for me) (have been ok in BTs for IVF but they're smaller amounts, or I've finally got used to it). I did some reading and I don't think the donor having different blood type affects the baby unless there's opposite rhesus value & they can give you meds for that now. it's just an old fear of other blood in me that's not mine. would it be strange to ask/mention blood type in my ad once I write it

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    @Tahli I had Zolodex when i was first diagnosed with adeno (2014) but the FS wouldn't give it to me a second time when my uterus got bulky again (2015). He said it reduced egg numbers and wouldn't risk it while we were doing OE. If you are considering doing another OE cycle in the future that might be something to think about.

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    @winsor I think asking for things like that is tricky and would make things probably very difficult to find the right person. I think you have to be practical about the most important aspects of a donor, things like medical history including mental health, age, pregnancy and ttc history etc and also whether their mindset is inline with yours in terms of whether you want them to have any involvement in the child's life. Then theres the practical stuff like their location etc. Unless there was a medical reason why the person had to be the same then I would say its not important. But I don't know anything about that stuff.

    Just my opinion tho..

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    thanks @tuxcat. yes we're considering the other things mentioned. I guess I was also thinking of the child's future high school biology class exercise where they learn the blood type logic/mixing table in genetics class. we're planning on telling them earlyish but I don't know yet if they'd feel like telling their friends. and if they do the exercise in class & friends see that Mum & Dad are O+ and they're say A+ then the other kids might start teasing them or something. maybe I'm overthinking it all. I just remember the kids at my high school. hopefully it'll be more normalised by then

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    Quote Originally Posted by faithandhopellove View Post
    I need to get up the courage to talk to the FN about our frosties grade. I am thinking they are going to be Cr#p and part of me doesn't want to know. But that's for next year. Second cot will have to wait a little longer to be filled. Big Bubba is yet to arrive. The OB is happy with this Bubba's progress so far. Little Bubba is now taking up only 10% of the space.

    Luv, the fact they could be frozen means that they're of a higher than average quality to begin with!!!

    I honestly believe that embryo Grades are not the be all or end all when it comes to getting a BFFP. Sure, the Embryologists have to have a benchmark they use when assessing the embryo's and deciding which one's should be transferred and/or frozen and that's where it ends for me.

    Many, many BFFP's...in fact I'm going to hazard a guess that most of them, are going to come from embryo's that are Graded "Average" (including my DD) as not all women...young or older, can produce top draw embryo's..a lot can't.

    Yes...don't be worried about your frosties until you're thinking about Project Sibling next year ok?? I'm so happy to hear that Big Bubba is progressing like he/she should. These moments must be terribly bittersweet for you because of Little Bubba

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