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    Hey gorgeous ladies.
    I'm really struggling to work out how many embryos to transfer (assuming we have some decent ones to go with).
    I know it's a very personal decision but I'd be really interested to hear others points of view.
    I do have one young child already.
    Dr LR said if we implant 2, success rate is about 65% with a 20% chance of twins. If we implant one, success rate drops to around 55%.
    How did others decide? The possibility of twins is quite daunting, but I want to give myself the best chance possible.

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    I too have a small child, who had just turned 2. As a single women and knowing I wanted a max of 2 kids, I had a double transfer when trying for my first as I would have been ok with them both arriving at once... Even though it would be tough. For number 2.. I do not want multiples as I am hoping for 1 more baby only. With such good quality blasts (4baa) the risk would be too high for me if I was to put in 2. If 1 turns into 2 then that is out of my hands.. But if I put in two.. I thought I was just asking for trouble... And probably I would end up with 2. Out of the 3 de cycles I have had.. I have had single transfers each time. First one I reacted to gestone bfn, second n third bfp as I have a good lining and no other issues except crap eggs.. Bfp x 2. I was happy to travel there again for another single embryo transfer if this didn't work. There isn't much difference between 55 & 60%. It is a very high chance.

    So I would be asking if this will be your last child? Are you happy if twins arrive? Will yr body cope with multiples? Do u have enough support to deal with 3 young kids when multiples arrive? If it doesn't work.. Will you try again or is everything riding on this? How many other issues do u have or do u think with good quality embies.. It will be easy to fall pregnant? What quality blasts do you have to put in?

    Hope this helps and good luck with what ever you decide.

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    Lol miniemin. Arghh first everytime I type your name on phone it autocorrects it to something funny. It's frustrating cause I want to type it once and often end up doing it multiple times.

    I'm going to nick name you Minnie. Yay that worked!

    For me it's always two to transfer I would not be phased having twins I would be over the moon. For hubby and I it's a no brainer.

    Looking at it realistically it's only a 20% chance of twins. That's only 5% more than my chance of having a BFP with my iui. Small odds if you think about it.

    But I'm sure you've thought about car logistics, house, daycare, school fees, clothing. Etc.

    Wouldn't it be good to throw caution to the wind and go fek it bring it on.

    The decision is totally up to you. You know I'm doing the Aussie route and the choice is out of my hands QLD will only transfer 1. I'm a bit bummed about that.

    Mysticfalls

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    We are only doing 1 from here on in as we don't want twins, it would be too much for us in both health, finances and most likely mental health lol. I'll go back one more time if a single transfer doesn't work.

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    Hello lovely ladies…firstly thank you all for your kind words, they have been appreciated & secondly sorry I haven’t been around since my last post in late September, but life has been hectic.

    So I was admitted to Mater Mothers on 26thSeptember and that was just the beginning of our journey, I had developed preeclampsia . I didn’t realise the seriousness of the situation at 25+3 wks, apparently you don’t usually develop this condition until the third trimester…lucky me, just an over achiever . So on Tuesday evening Charlotte came to see us and pretty much shocked us back to reality…we wouldn’t be leaving the hospital until our baby was born and at that stage it was just about keeping us pregnant for as long as possible. It was either going to come down to my health or that of the baby that would force her to deliver

    The next 2.5wks were very long and was a constant round of blood test (Charlotte gave up on urine tests when the last time she tested the protein was over 3000…oops ) and the 'will this be the day or will we get another day'. My blood pressure fluctuated between high and ridiculously high and my creatin (kidney function) ranged from ‘I’m going to have to deliver as your kidneys are failing’ to ‘OK keep drinking that zillion gallons of water, you’ve bought yourself another day’. I had a couple of close calls, where Charlotte (poor thing, at 3am) advised the nursing staff to get me to start fasting, the first time was a week to the day that I'd been admitted, on Monday 3rdOctober & then the second time was the follow Monday 10th. On the up side, during all of this time I didn’t actually feel unwell. I looked ‘ugly’ as my face had swollen and the nursing staff were constantly asking if I had headaches or blurred vision and were amazed that I didn’t. I think Charlotte found it amusing when we asked if we could maybe go out for a meal nearby or maybe even the movies (we figured it was close and we’d be sitting down), she did laugh quite a bit and then followed it up with a resounding…'NO. I know you don’t feel it, but you are probably the sickest patient we have on this floor at the moment’. Hmm I guess that’s a no then . ‘Yes that is a NO, you can probably go downstairs in a wheel chair, just after you’ve had your obs done and for only 30mins max’…Hmm I guess I’m not really allowed out

    The final straw was my kidneys failing, when the water volume I was consuming didn’t seem to be making any difference so on after my blood tests on Monday 10th Charlotte came that evening to advise that she was booking us in for Wednesday to deliver our baby. We came close again on the Tuesday night when the nursing staff had to call a code as my blood pressure had reached an all-time high of 200/112…thankfully they had called Charlotte first and she had instructed the emergency Dr to call her first, so that he didn’t whisk me off for an emergency c-section. It wasn’t until after delivery that Charlotte actually confessed that she didn’t expect me to get through the first 24hrs, let alone another 2.5wks, we made it to 27+5

    On Wednesday 12th October @ 4:23pm wewelcomed our darling baby boy into the world, weighing only 950gms but fighting fit.

    So at 8wks today he’s come a long way…he is currentlyweighing 2250gms (due to be weighed today). He was on CPAP until 24thNov, then on high flow until 2nd Dec….we were extremely excited as the great steps he was making gave us hope that he’d be home Christmas. Especially when on Monday morning he was then moved to the Special Care nursery….which is the last step to ‘GOING HOME’ and he just had to master feeding. Unfortunately that evening he had a step back and was move back onto high flow and also back to the High Dependency nursery. Not the worst thing in the world, but it was a blow after coming so far.

    On top of all of that on 6th November my mother had a stroke…I know right!! She had been showing signs of dementia and the bleed she’s had is in the frontal lobe so although it hasn’t affected her physically had has emphasised the confusion and dementia symptoms she was experiencing. Unfortunately the Dr’s have advised that she will not be able to return home and we are currently seeking a Care Facility for her (that is a whole other journey).

    Forest Gump was right…’life is like a box of chocolates’. We’ve had some soft sticky ones and some really nutty ones lately

    So that’s what I’ve been up to …what about you

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    @Gen72 I know I already commented on the over 40's thread, but I don't think I mentioned how sorry I am about your Mum. Mums are so special.

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    Thanks ladies for your comments. I think we are more likely to go with one if the quality is good. But I still have moments of 'fek it let's just do it' too.
    It's a tricky decision. @MysticFalls Minnie is fine - damn predictive text!

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    Wonderful news

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    Gen - you have been on a roller coaster for the last few months. So much of your story I can relate to and was there as well (though at a far later stage in the pregnancy) so I have a touch of understanding - especially of the disbelief when the Dr tells you about some risk/their expectation AFTER the fact.

    I had twins and through the multiple connection I know so many women who have had babies who survived and did fine from 24w onwards - yet it still makes me cry to think of a pregnancy ending that early and a little wee thing trying to survive in the outside world at that stage. These bubs are fighters ! I am so glad to hear of the safe arrival of your son and ongoing progress.

    Commiserations about the setback with your mum
    - My mum died a few years ago and I miss her terribly - Mums are very special indeed.
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your new bub & family!
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    Hi ladies, just a quick update to let you know we have 12 embies going well at day 3.. So transfer all set for Saturday

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