Success with low grade c embryos

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ivfround3zoe Thu 25-Apr-19 13:31:17

Hi everyone. This is my 2nd fresh ivf cycle. My first round I had 3 embryos , 2 low grades and had an early miscarriage in Feb If last year. I had a FET in December with a grade C and a BFN and now so completed another fresh round but I have the same issue that my embryos are low grade and are both C graded and that's why that gave put 2 back in. I am 4dp5dt and got given a 30-35% chance of it working so I feel like I have lost all hope. Anyone with any low grave embryos that have success to keep me going?

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RedPandaFluff Thu 25-Apr-19 13:37:57

@ivfround3zoe I've had 4 cycles of IVF and I was OBSESSED with embryo grading; did loads of unhealthy googling (telling myself it was research!). I found that there was no rhyme or reason as to which embryos would implant and which ones wouldn't. I've had perfect - PERFECT - 5-day hatching blasts put back with no success, all the while reading so many accounts of poor quality embryos being transferred resulting in pregnancy.

I know your 30-35% chance doesn't feel great to you right now but try not to fixate on it. It just seems to be so random - and it took me four tries to get my BFP. Hang in there!

ivfround3zoe Thu 25-Apr-19 14:55:07

@RedPandaFluff thank you that really still gives me so much hope. I think I have just set myself for disappointment maybe it's a way of protecting myself too! I have another week until I test ... the more you go through this the harder it is! Wow 4 rounds you give me the hope and courage to keep going smile

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SparrowSG Thu 25-Apr-19 15:46:02

I had three 'average' embryos and went on to have my DS, then had two 'very good' embryos (perfect lining etc) and not even a hint of a BFP. It's what's inside that counts at the end of the day. Best of luck to you xx

ivfround3zoe Thu 25-Apr-19 16:12:30

@SparrowSG this is what I need to hear 🙏🏻 hard to snap out of it but I have one more week so going to try and keep positive thank you ladies

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Twiglet2353 Sat 27-Apr-19 20:46:11

@ivfround3zoe I'm currently 7+5 with a 3BC blasto. I have my viability scan on two days time but a private scan this past Monday showed a heartbeat.
I feel your anxiety, even now I'm convinced the pregnancy will end in miscarriage due to the C graded trophectoderm, but as @RedPandaFluff said - googling won't get us anywhere but more fraught with anxiety.

Wishing you the best luck x

ivfround3zoe Sat 27-Apr-19 21:25:11

@Twiglet2353 awww thank you that's made me feel better in so worried about it been through so much I can't bear another heartbreak of a negative test! Congratulations to you 😊😊 they do so it's not always the grading smile I think that's a great idea to get a private scan to put your mind at ease xxx

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ellesbellesxxx Sat 27-Apr-19 21:27:59

My embryos were not even graded as they weren’t yet blastos on day 5... they said 30/35% of getting pregnant and 25%twins.. the odds were in our favour as both embryos made up for lost time and turn two next month!
I was obsessively googling and worrying it wouldn’t work with those odds but there is no Rhyme or reason it seems! Good luck!

Teddybear45 Sun 28-Apr-19 00:36:04

Friend’s twins were bottom grade blastocysts apparently. She’s now well into her second trimester with no complications so far.

ivfround3zoe Wed 01-May-19 15:47:10

@Teddybear45 @ellesbellesxxx thank you girls I only have one day to go till test date I'm so so so nervous as I know whatever the reason is it will be final but thank you you have given me hope 🙏🏻🙏🏻 amazing story's xxx

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RedPandaFluff Wed 01-May-19 16:36:04

Please let us know how you get on tomorrow - crossing everything for you!

ivfround3zoe Thu 02-May-19 10:37:41

I got a positive test!!!! I'm happy but I'm scared I have had brown discharge today and period cramps and back ache for last few days! It's not the darkest of lines but I think because of my history I'm just so scared xxx

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ivfround3zoe Thu 02-May-19 10:38:20

So now I'm worrying.. you would think I should be happy! Xxx

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RedPandaFluff Thu 02-May-19 12:01:03

@ivfround3zoe that's fantastic! Congratulations!

I hate to break it to you but you will ALWAYS worry. Now you've had your BFP, you will worry about your first scan. Once you've had your first scan, you will worry about the next one. It's just a series of new and evolving worries and obsessions! Best thing you can do is say "today I am pregnant; I will deal with whatever tomorrow brings tomorrow".

Are you on progesterone? I was for all four of my cycles and I got backache and cramps every single time, so I reckon it's perfectly normal. The discharge is likely to be from implantation. If the cramps get severe, or you have bright red bleeding, contact your clinic.

Yay! :-)

Cutesbabasmummy Thu 02-May-19 12:09:17

ivfround3zoe I had huge bleeds at 6 and 8 weeks and bled all the way to 15 weeks but I have a healthy and mischievous 4 year old son now. Try not to worry but ask for extra scans if it gets heavy. I had sub choronic haematoma.

ivfround3zoe Thu 02-May-19 12:56:15

@RedPandaFluff thank you I know what you mean I said to the nurse I don't think I will ever not worry! Yes I'm on progesterone 3 x a day! I'm just praying this isn't a chemical pregnancy 🙏🏻🙏🏻

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ivfround3zoe Thu 02-May-19 12:57:12

@Cutesbabasmummy thank you so much and I do read so much about bleeding especially having ivf il keep you updated they have already booked my scan I just need to try and keep positive thanks ladies xxx

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RedPandaFluff Sat 04-May-19 19:43:21

How are you doing, @ivfround3zoe? Has the discharge stopped?

ivfround3zoe Sat 04-May-19 19:51:47

@RedPandaFluff hey ! And no it hasn't it's turned pink and I'm filling a pad in one day and it's every time I wipe sorry tmi. I called the emergency dr as I'm sooo worried it's going wrong again he told me to rest drink lots and re test in 4 days! Just not feeling good about it 😞 xxx

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Cutesbabasmummy Sat 04-May-19 19:55:18

Hey flower! I had bright red blood literally dripping out of me all over the floor and my bean still made it.I think its really common with ivf. Can you get an emergency scan at your early pregnancy unit? Xx

ivfround3zoe Sat 04-May-19 20:05:06

@Cutesbabasmummy oh you girls really give me hope!!! Because I'm on the 3rd day and it's not stopped I'm worrying it's not a proper period but I just see blood and I am thinking negative. Well that's why I rang the emergency dr snd he said not to worry just yet! How the he'll can I not lol! My first scan is on 16th xxx

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RedPandaFluff Sat 04-May-19 20:11:05

It's so stressful, @ivfround3zoe - the waiting is interminable. I don't know why they talk about the two-week-wait - it's not two weeks, it's more like a sodding month by the time you have a scan.

Hang in there - if you google, you'll find loads and loads of women talking about how common bleeding in early pregnancy is, which can be reassuring.

Obviously the better thing to do would be to busy yourself and try not to think about it, but I know from experience that's completely impossible!

Cutesbabasmummy Sat 04-May-19 20:12:09

Of course you do! I was sure my week 6 bleed was a miscarriage. Then at 8 weeks they kept me in and started talking about having to operate! But little bean was still in there the next morning ! Dint give up yet xxx

ivfround3zoe Sat 04-May-19 20:21:18

@Cutesbabasmummy it's so scary isn't it! Thank you il let you know any changes good or bad 🤞🏼🤞🏼 xxx

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Cutesbabasmummy Sat 04-May-19 21:30:00

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