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    Default Transfer 2 embryos at Primary IVF

    Hi all, we just got news that our 2 eggs fertilised and am scheduled for day 3 transfer come Monday. We hope to transfer two and wonder if it's a wise idea now that we are with Primary IVF who bulk bills instead of costly private ivf rounds.

    Im 37 with very low AMH and 4 failed/converted ivf cycles with private due to low response, and were given a single digit chance of pregnancy. We tried for nearly 3 years and had a miscarriage at 7-8 weeks about 1.5 years ago from a natural.

    The good news is that Primary IVF has been great, I got prescribed DHEA which the other specialists refused, and it looks like ivf works and we didn't need ICSI either! So that I think is improvement to start, but tick tick time running out, and never know if my eggs will just keep deteriorating with age albeit all my attempts to dose up on antioxidants etc to combat ageing.

    Thoughts? What's the concerns of transferring two, risk wise? Thanks!

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    I would transfer both so you can jump straight back into a new cycle since time is against you

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    I went thru repromed. I had 4 failed rounds with unexplained fertility.
    My 5th go i had 8 embryos that made it to day 4. I decided to transfer 2 as it was my last shot finacially.
    They both took.
    I had to fight the drs to transfer 2. I had to sign consent forms.

    Everything that can go wrong in a singleton pregnacy increases to 40%in a twin pregnancy.

    I was lucky, no morning sickness. No problems what so ever. The best pregnancy. I loved being pregnant.

    I got induced at 37weeks ( this is full term for twins) coz twin b stopped growing.

    I had them both vaginally. Twin b was breech.

    No problems with either of them.
    We are happy healthy 8months olds now.

    Be prepared that both may take, are you prepared for twins. Or think even if thise 2 embryos u transfer split. And u have quads.

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    Default Thanks sarah

    What a good story, thanks Sarah. Im glad all went well for you, fingers crossed the good story lies with me too.

    I'm aware of twin risks splitting and all, so hope it doesn't split also. My eggs are poor and I'll just see what the doctor suggest - given egg quality differs for every egg. Maybe my chances up from the single digit initially given, anyway!

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    Hello. Obviously listen to the advice of your FS - but the stats seem to show that there is no increased chance of pregnancy with a double transfer, but an increased risk of multiples - so additional risk, but not much benefit.

    There's recent research too that transferring two may actually *decrease* chances of pregnancy. See https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp....os-study-finds

    Lots to think about!

    Good luck!

    If it's all bulk billed, is there much downside to 2 single transfers?

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    @Birdface who was your specialist at primary?

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    Default Dr Janelle McDonald

    I am seeing Dr Janelle McDonald at Primary in Sydney. It all depends on the individual case, and in this case my odds were low and had 4 failed Ivf cycles so that all add towards her decision.

    I'm very glad to say we transferred 2 and they are grade 1 eggs, way much better than my last transfer of the one and only fertilised egg in that cycle which was also grade 3.

    I was thinking re the benefit too given bulk billed. Dr has no issues given my circumstance so we put the 2 in. No point freezing one perhaps, maybe if we had more good ones. It's also day 3 eggs by the way. I'm sure Dr weighed the risks and if this cycle yields great eggs, it's a win already.

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    Birdface good luck with everything, keep us updated.

    After knowing what its like to want children so bad. Ive decided to become an egg donor.

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    Good on you Sarah. It's a great gift you are giving those women who need and wants the eggs. It's my last resort so I'm considering myself lucky at the moment. Fingers crossed.

    It's a big question to accept donor eggs. A long journey with many things to consider before the decision, surely not an easy one. ❤

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    Good luck @Birdface! When is your blood test ?


 

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