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    Quote Originally Posted by chances View Post
    Thanks ladies, sorry I should have mentioned I knew about this risks and that our first rnd of ivf our specialist asked if we wanted to put back 2 embryos due to my low amh levels. This was in Brisbane but we opted for 1 after weeks deciding. I also know with CS it's only recommended to have 3 pregnancies usually. I will have a new specialist as we have moved back to NZ now so maybe 2 embryos may not even be allowed here so it will be interesting to see what happens.
    I always prepare for the worst and I imagine twins would be by no means an easy ride and I've heard mixed reports so far. I have 1 more friend to ask but I know she will be all for it as she has 1yr old twins and is already midway thru another pregnancy!!
    Great to hear from those in the know - please keep it coming!
    Similar to you, I have low AMH and FS gave me 1 year to use my own eggs so he was willing to transfer 2 but his advice is usually 1. Good luck with your decision. Great idea to speak to and listen to twin mummas - sounds like there's a lot of wisdom in this thread.

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    Default Thinking of going for twins - how did you decide?

    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.

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    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.

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    Just read a very real link and it does have me worried - http://www.oneatatime.org.uk/38.htm

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    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.

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    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.

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    Default Thinking of going for twins - how did you decide?

    I once read that transferring 2 increased your chance of a BFP but not a take home baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by chances View Post
    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.
    Lilypily is spot on, I've heard that to. Yes we're lucky enough to have a DD and a DS on its way. Wouldn't transfer two no matter how long it takes. The stress was doubled. We were loosing patience when we decided to transfer two.

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    So sorry for your losses Rachael3 xx

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    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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