Heyside- I think this is true, however I also think it's different where you are going PGD. For PGD your embryos have to be hatching to be able to be biopsied and that doesn't always happen on day 5. As an example mine was an expanded blast on morning of day 5 but not hatching so they had to let it go to day 6. Who knows it may have hatched later in the day but they only check them once a day as I understand multiple checks in a day aren't good for them. Mine was hatching on morning of day 6 and so was biopsed and it has led to a pregnancy. Many people have day 5 expanded blasts transferred and get pregnant and if they aren't doing PGD they don't need to worry about the hatching status. I wonder how they factor in grading e.g if you had an AA day6 versus a BB day 5 would they still select the day 5 over the day 6? I dont know. For what it's worth my FS said they were "almost" seeing equal success rates with day 5's and day 6s but I don't know if he was talking about equal grade day 5s and 6's.
Green lady yes, sorry, it would be different if you were doing PGD, I just meant 'generally'. And I don't expect it would make much difference to pregnancy rates to be honest , I was just saying I think that's why they tend to pick day 5 over 6 (if PGD testing isn't being done).
Rating wise I think my clinic always transferred the most advanced. My first was a hatched blast that didn't work. Evie was a AB (I think) hatching blast and this once was an AA expanded, I was surprised when they told me they did an AB before an AA but I guess they considered hatching better than expanding?!
Molros - I didnt pay a great deal of attention to grades and days myself because all I focused on was getting some biopsied. I agree that generally they pick day 5's over day 6's.
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@Blossom74 I look forward to hearing all your 9 month posts.
@MissDa I am crossing my fingers for great donor for you. I have been so surprised about how quickly the girls seeking local donors have got theirs. We discussed this with our FS after failed cycle 5 and he said that the wait for a donor could be up to three years. Shows how much he knew! Actually he probably just wanted to get the money out of us for another cycle (which he did).
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