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putting 1 or 2 back?

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Blue2014 Sat 12-Mar-16 09:55:12

I'm a little ahead of myself, egg collection isn't til Monday but I suspect I won't get that many eggs from the scans so far (estimating around 6-7 eggs)

It's my first IVF. I thought I wanted to put one back (if we get that far) but honestly because I had hoped for more eggs.

Can anyone either point to the research about putting 1 versus 2 back or tell me your experience/opinion?


bananafish81 Sat 12-Mar-16 11:25:31

Are you planning day 3 or day 5 transfer?

The risk of multiples is significantly different between the two

With day 3 embryos the possibility is there, but not massive. Most clinics wouldn't push an eSET policy for day 3-ers.

With day 5 blastocysts it's a different story. The likelihood of getting pregnant doesn't, counterintuitively, go up by much if you transfer two blasts, but if you do get pregnant the likelihood of twins is 50%

At my clinic if you're under 37, it's your first cycle and you have good quality blasts, if you want to have 2 put back you have to sign a waiver saying that you're doing so against medical advice.

Have your clinics shared the eSET materials? This website is tremendously enlightening

I put back one blast, but would have done 2 day 3-ers

I am now nearly 10 weeks pregnant with a singleton smile

When you're going through IVF the prospect of a BOGOF two for one special is very appealing!! But the reason we're doing it is because we want a healthy baby at the end of it

The morbidities associated with twins are pretty significant. It's not just whether you're prepared to care for two babies, but whether you're prepared for going on mat leave at 6 months, or to have a long stay in the NICU. Worth thinking about carefully

bananafish81 Sat 12-Mar-16 11:27:18

Here's some HFEA stats from the book 'His and hers guide to IVF' that I found quite helpful

bananafish81 Sat 12-Mar-16 11:28:35

And here's the stats on double blastocyst transfer and twin pregnancies from my clinic

Blue2014 Sat 12-Mar-16 12:31:36

Thanks Banana - you are amazing. One it is then. Congrats on yours smilethanks

bananafish81 Sat 12-Mar-16 14:43:58

Thanks blue!! Good luck with your EC and hoping for a beautiful blast on board very soon! X

Blue2014 Sat 12-Mar-16 14:49:43

Thank you smile

Chrisinthemorning Sat 12-Mar-16 15:33:59

How old are you?
I had one blastocyst transferred and had a lovely boy. My clinic advised SET in a first cycle under 35.

Lynn5 Sat 12-Mar-16 16:21:56

Well. I had a fresh transfer with one top grade blast and had a failed attempt. Then had a frozen transfer with our 2 frozen blasts still good quality but not as good as our first and I got a BFP. currently around 5 weeks but have had some bleeding, and early scan shows 2 sacs have implanted, but one is quite a bit behind the other so it doesn't look good for twins but looking good for a singleton.

I don't regret transferring 2, if this doesn't work out for me I'd do 2 again. With my first I didn't get the option for 2 was told just one, which I would have done anyway as it was my first time and I didnt have anything to compare it too. Good luck I hope it works for you.

bananafish81 Sat 12-Mar-16 16:26:26

My clinic is fine with transferring two blasts if you've had multiple failed cycles previously. However for a first transfer if you're under 37 as per my prev post it's very strongly not recommended

Blue2014 Sat 12-Mar-16 16:39:00

I'm 36, first IVF

Blue2014 Sat 12-Mar-16 16:40:23

It's private though - I know money shouldn't be an issue but still. I'll start with one (if I get one!) and consider my options on the next attempt

Lynn5 Sat 12-Mar-16 17:33:18

It all depend on what you get too. I got 11 eggs, 10 mature, 9 fertilised and 3 made it to day 5. My clinic advised 1 for my first transfer which I was more than happy to do, with it being my first. Had 2 good enough to freeze. I'm 31 had great lining etc etc. And it didn't work so I though I'm def doing 2 this time.

Totally my own opinion here, I'm not saying it's fact. But If I had to go for another round and I got enough fertilised eggs I'd take them to day 5 and freeze them and then do transfer. The reason I'm saying this is I was totally wrecked after all the drugs and egg collection etc. And I think my lining was more receptive during my constructed frozen cycle! I've done some reading on this and I felt 100 times better going into transfer more relaxed and my body feeling better. As I said this is my own opinion.

Really wish you all the best of luck smile

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