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    Question Failed IVF/FET in July

    Hi ladies,
    I have just completed my first IVF cycle with unsuccessful outcome, still trying to come to terms with it, as our doctor told us the embryos are grade 4 and it will basically happen. I had one fresh transfer and 4 frozen ones. My question is how many embryos did you thaw? I have only 4 left and our doctor doesn't want to put two in as she said I'm too young, I'm 32. Can I request to transfer two? We can't afford another fresh cycle so I'm feeling bit lost not to lose good embryos. Many thanks

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    Hi there sorry to hear of your unsuccessful cycle. Also sorry to hear that your fertility specialist said that - really irresponsible in my view. They should be positive for sure but cycle 1 is often about determining protocols, getting pregnant on the first is lucky not routine. Unfortunately it can take time to get things just right but it is great you have 4 frozen embryos waiting so I wouldn't be thinking about another full cycle just yet.
    If it makes you feel a little better my clinic says they have a slightly higher success rate with frozen than fresh transfers. I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant from a frozen transfer.
    Now with an FET they should just thaw the one embryo they need to transfer. If there is something wrong or it doesn't survive the thaw they just take another one out the thawing process is really quick apparently. When I had my FET we thawed 3 only because they were our 3 day embryos and they wanted to grow them all to 5 days use one and re-freeze the leftovers (we had a combination of 3&5 day embryos frozen).
    At your age and being only your first cycle I would say it's highly unlikely they would transfer 2 next time and I wouldn't do it myself even if they said yes. 2 embryos can become 3 babies and even a twin pregnancy has higher risks than a singleton so they'll probably want to stick with 1 transfer.
    I know how hard it is as you just want it to happen and the uncertainty and the waiting is do hard. Hang in there and hopefully the FET works for you and it all goes well.

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    Default Failed IVF/FET in July

    That feeling of a failed transfer is awful, I'm sorry it didn't work for you most clinics won't look at doing a double transfer when you're under 35 unless you've got a few failed cycles under your belt, usually three or so I think. With four embies on ice you've got a really good chance of falling pregnant before needing to think about another stim. It took me three goes to fall pregnant (1x failed fresh, 1x failed FET, then I had to stim again because no more frosties left, then a successful fresh) so it's really a numbers game I think. You'll get there! We have four on ice now too and I won't even think of doing another stim for number 2 until all our frozen ones are used (if it got to that point).
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    Thank you lovely, that gives me lots of hope. Congratulations on your pregnancy, very happy for you, the journey to get there is awful. Did you do anything different with you frozen cycle? Did you do different foods? Or baby aspirin?

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    A double transfer will increase the chance of a BFP but not a take home baby. Transfer the other embys to see where you are at after that. It's a numbers game and an expensive one at that. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindus8383 View Post
    Thank you lovely, that gives me lots of hope. Congratulations on your pregnancy, very happy for you, the journey to get there is awful. Did you do anything different with you frozen cycle? Did you do different foods? Or baby aspirin?
    Hi again sorry I don't have any magic advice to help. I was really sick with a bad cold the week of my FET so I felt crappy and was taking lots of demazin and panadol to get through at work as it was a busy time! Certainly no special prep undertaken.
    With my FET as I do not have natural cycles I had ovulation induction with gonal f injections and triggered ovulation with pregnyl 5000 with the transfer happening 5 days after ovulation. I had 2 x 1500 pregnyl support injections during the week after ovulation then started progesterone pessaries when I got bfp all the way up to 12 weeks.
    The worst thing about fertility treatment is the waiting and the uncertainty. And all the emotions that go with that.


 

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