Sunday, August 16, 2009

And then there were 5

The embryologist called this morning to let us know that we are being pushed to a day 5 transfer. Yay! Unfortunately, we only have 5 good embryos (8 celled) at this point. He said that the rest are only 4 or 6 celled with fragmentation. SO, hopefully at least one of the five will continue to do well and be our baby!

Our transfer will be on Tuesday at noon. Mr. C. and I are having a dilemma over how many embryos to transfer. We're considering transferring 3 this time instead of 2. Given our history, we think it may be a good idea. BUT, I would physically not be able to handle triplets if they all stuck. I'm 5'1" and a little over 100 lbs, so I don't think my body could accommodate 3! The RE and embryologist have been discussing it and we'll make a final decision on Tuesday. The problem is, the embryos we transfer always are graded 4AA, the highest grade, but then end up not turning into a baby. But the RE will probably still not want to transfer 3 if they are all of the highest quality. We'll see what happens. I'd love to hear you opinions.


pumpkinseed said...

Congrats on your 5day transfer, way to go embies! I'm the same size as you and understand your hesitation with transferring three. I think you should go with your instincts. But here is my assvice though, my dh and I have always gone with the RE's suggestion. We are upfront and tell him our thoughts and concerns then (I think) he takes that into consideration and explains why he thinks x amount should be transferred.

Also, what about having some to freeze?

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who's best friend delivered three heathy babies at only 5'1 and normally 100 pounds! I would go for all three!

Dee.. said...

Just do it! Go with your guts feel. You will never regret it. It's difficult to get 5 good embryos and using them while they are 'fresh' is good.

pumpkinseed said...


I'm curious, what happened to the Jesus 1st IVF baby post?