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    Default Did your embryos split?

    I’m considering transferring two high quality embryos in - blastocysts (day 5), PGS tested euploids. I understand the likelihood of both implanting and twins as a result.

    May I ask if you did, did yours split as blastocysts? I read around and I understand blastocysts are less likely to split by this late stage.

    Please share. Thanks!

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    A friend of mine did this. Had 2 blasts transferred (they weren’t particularly high quality - was a last try before going to donor eggs). Both implanted, one split and she ended up with triplets. It is a high risk strategy.

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    A friend of mine had her single transfer split and got identical twins. It was a 5 day transfer so they shared a placenta and she ended up in hospital from about 24 weeks with complications. Her girls are about 18 months old now but it was a high risk pregnancy and a bit touch and go for a while.

    Since your blasts have been tested I would be inclined to transfer one at a time. I'm part of a group for parents of babies who were stillborn or passed away soon after birth, and their stories highlight the very real risks of twin pregnancies. I don't want to freak you out, twin pregnancies can be healthy, but knowing the risks as real life outcomes, not just statistics, personally I wouldn't take the chance.

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    It definitely can and does happen. I transferred one day 5 embryo which split after implantation resulting in identical twins. All was going well until I lost them both suddenly at 17 weeks due to twin to twin transfusion syndrome.

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    I transferred 2 embryos and one split and I got pregnant with triplets...lost one early on and now have 2.5yo boy girl twins. Pregnancy was very hard and high risk....they were born at 32+5 weeks and spent 30 days in special care.

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    Sorry, yes mine were blastocysts.

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    According to my FS, blasts are more likely to split so we are only allowed to transfer 1. The other benefit of transferring 1 is that if it doesn't work your FS can change your protocol for the next transfer (e.g. maybe add immune meds, extra day of progesterone etc), otherwise, you potentially waste both embryo's at once. Good luck!

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    I know a lady from the greece thread who transferred 2 blastocytes and 1 split so she ended up having triplets, so it can happen. She told me the dr in greece says he usually get 1 patient a year who ends up with triplets but i dint know know many patients he has per year so bit hard to work out the stats..but it definitely can happen.

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    Yes. Transferred one top grade expanded blast, untested. It split. One baby going strong, the other didn't go past a few days it seems. They know because I have two gestational sacs, one with a little baby in it, the other empty.

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    Thanks for sharing. Sorry for your loss. Were the blasts tested? I wonder if high quality embryos tend to split?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelhearts View Post
    It definitely can and does happen. I transferred one day 5 embryo which split after implantation resulting in identical twins. All was going well until I lost them both suddenly at 17 weeks due to twin to twin transfusion syndrome.


 

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