I had the same decision to make only a few months ago, I understand how hard it is especially with a hubby willing to do whatever you want. I went with 1 embryo as twins runs in my family and I didn't want to end up with 3, and also my health insurance waiting period isn't over yet so we have 1 remaining embryo to try with until then. There's no right or wrong, it's what you think is best for your situation.
I hope everything has worked well for you.
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01-04-2012 23:00 #11
01-04-2012 23:59 #12
Transfer two love. While decisions are hard and put a lot of strain on us, I think you are putting more stress on yourself by worrying about things that may not even happen. Yes, higher risk with twins but there is a risk with every pregnancy. I have twin girls, Chloe & Eva now 10 months and would have twins again. It was very stressful for me having 2 previous losses ( one a boy at 17 wks - my waters broke) thinking I would lose again but our babies are extra precious to us because of the soul destroying roller coaster we have to be on.
Why not 2? You will make the right decision. Have faith in yourself.
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02-04-2012 06:53 #13
Good luck ! Looks like the universe answered that one for u
02-04-2012 12:09 #14Senior Member
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Can i just tell you my story. I havent finished reading through this thread but just wanted to share what happened to me.
Unfortunately its the 'bad' kind of story. Its a bit long winded, i am sorry.
We did ivf/ICSI due to MFI.
I am perfectly healthy having had 3 children naturally to a previous marriage.
They retrieved 11 eggs from me with only 6 fertilisng.
I had a freeze all at day 1 as I could not have a transfer at the time they were created due to high progesterone. I waited 4 months before going back to have my frozen transfer.
My transfer was a natural cycle.
At the time of my cycling I asked my FS about transferring 2 and he "strongly advised" me to have only one but at 38 years old I didnt want to much around so FFw 4 months and at the time of my transfer i went against the FS advice and I asked the scientist about putting two in and she told me they would only do it if they were unsuitable to refreeze.
Out of my 6 embies, only 3 made it to the 5 day blast. They were three perfect blasts and went ahead and put two in me. No questions asked.
9 days after the transfer we got a BFP and at our 7 weeks scan we discovered not only both of them had taken but one of them had split and we were pregnant with triplets!!! We just couldnt believe our luck.
All very exciting but scary.
I was getting extremely sick with MS as you would expect carrying multiples but I was also having lots of other symptoms which i just thought it was how my body was coping at being pregnant at my age.
I had some blood tests at 9 weeks and they discovered I was having hyperactive thyroid which explained all my extra symptoms. This condition was bought about by being pregnant with the triplets. Apparently the very high hormone HCG tricks the thyroid and sends it into overdrive.
Extreme hunger, tremours, heart palpatations, dry skin, sore eyes. I had the works!! It was awful! The extreme hunger couple with extreme nausea was the worst. But they assured me the babies would be fine.
On top of being so extremely sick we then faced with the dilemma as to we should reduce the pregnancy. the dr's really painted an awful picture of what being pregnant with triplets could mean. Extreme premmie, blindness, Brain damage.
At 10 weeks we went in for a scan to check how they were progressing. As awful as it sounds We were hoping mother nature would make the selective reduction for us and take just one. Unfortunately they could find no heartbeats on any of them, saying that our singleton had gone about a week before, while the twins had only just passed. Devastated!!
My doctor was very good about it but in a nice kind way did say " i told you so" because of all the complication a multiple pregnancy can bring and I know my partner feels some angst against me for what happened
The doctor has me now listed as strictly one transfer only.
I was so excited at the possibilty of twins and killing two birds with the one stone but now I feel very guilty and will regret my decision to have two put in for the rest of my life. At 38 years old, I would have never thought we would have gotten pregnant on the first go, let alone have both of them take then one of them split. things like that dont happen to me!! Now im 39 and wasted all that precious fertile time through a bad decision.
If you yourself are perfectly healthy and your only problem is MFI, my advise is to have only one. You just never know what could happen.
02-04-2012 12:29 #15Senior Member
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I just finished reading the posts and saw how your cycles went... Gosh I have fingers crossed for you!!! I hope my doesnt sound all dreary. Just wanted to share. Best of luck Meshell.
22-05-2012 21:57 #16
Meshell I know it's been a while but have been wondering how things went for you? I am now doin my second stim cycle and DH and I are seriously considering 2 embryos to be transferred. It made me think of this thread and just thought I'd check in
23-05-2012 08:42 #17
Wow, that's great, I'm really hoping they stick for you. Are you scared about getting 3 or 4? The nurse I saw didn't really like the fact I wanted 2, but she's not my usual nurse and my FS is pretty good, plus DH will be there to support me. I thought these specialists would have learned by now not to mess with a girl on hormones, or one that wants a baby as bad as we do!! I'm looking forward to hearing great news from you!!! Sticky thoughts Kylie
23-05-2012 09:01 #18
Blame it on the crinone! We're allowed to be emotional going through what we have to. I hated being on it. DH's swimmers are the issue here too so I get that. I have my ET first week in June so fingers crossed we could be having twins at a similar time
31-05-2012 00:03 #19
Not long to go now!!! You haven't done an early test? I can never seem to wait until the BT.
31-05-2012 04:55 #20Senior Member
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KyzaV - Meshell did a HPT and it came back positive and an early BT which confirmed I've never even met her and i'm cheering so much for her
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