I had my first ivf transfer on Friday, a day 2 transfer of a 5 cell embryo. So much of what I'm reading talks about 2/4/6/8 cells, never odd numbers. When they told me it was 5 cells I was happy because I know they are meant to be 4 on day 2 so I thought yay it's a strong one, but now I'm concerned there was something wrong with it! Anyone had success with an uneven number of cells?
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08-06-2015 07:33 #1
Ivf - embryo with uneven number of cells
08-06-2015 08:53 #2
08-06-2015 09:24 #3Senior Member
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Sorry, not a subject I am familiar with, it may be worth speaking to the embryologist for some clarification?
08-06-2015 09:26 #4
My DSs were both 9 cells on day 3. Uneven numbers are fine. It could be in the process of splitting when they check. Don't be afraid of asking your clinic questions either. Good luck!
08-06-2015 09:38 #5
My last transfer was 7 cells. He's now my DS! If there was a problem, they wouldn't have transferred it. Good luck!
08-06-2015 09:42 #6
Thank you ladies! It's a relief to see it can happen still with odd numbers. Our clinic is a bulk billing one so I don't really get to talk to anyone much, a lot of the time it's all very rushed and I get told to ask later but never get an answer.
08-06-2015 11:48 #7
@Just*Ace Embryo's don't divide evenly Luv. They don't go from 2 to 4 to 6 cells etc. It's normal for them to divide at an uneven rate
All the labs have benchmarks where they *like* to see the embryo's at on certain days. Day 2 = 2-4 cells, Day 3 = 6-8cells, Day 4= Morula, Day 5= Blastocyst so your embryo is a little ahead of the game which is fine
Even if your embryo was a little behind, it still doesn't automatically mean that it's a dud and won't give you a BFP. There are a lot of factors that come into play when assessing the true age of the embryo such as what time fertilisation occurred, what time the embryo(s) were checked or transferred etc.
Anyhoo, hope this helps. you've got a sticky on board!!! Good Luck!!!!
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08-06-2015 14:25 #8
Also remember that within an hour later. ..pop... another cell has possibly appeared.
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08-06-2015 16:26 #9
Love these replies feeling a lot more positive! Now grow little emby and snuggle in
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