Jump to content

Transfer today instead of Day 5
What's the difference?


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 ~*bumblebee*~

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:28 AM

I had my EPU on Mon. Was planned for a 5 day blast on Saturday. I just received a call from the clinic, 1. Embryo is doing ok, the other 2 not so good. Having the transfer today now.

What's the difference of a day 3 transfer to a 5 day blast??

#2 Missy Shelby

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:35 AM

Sorry OP I don't really belong here but wishing you all the very best luck in succeeding this month!! original.gif

#3 wtp***81

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:47 AM

I don't really know enough about the science behind it but I know that some FS prefer to do the transfer earlier because they think having the embryo back inside you gives it the best chance of survival, whereas others think that letting it grow to day 5 gives you a chance to pick the strongest embryo to transfer.  My FS believes in the former so he always does a day 2 transfer.  I guess if you only have one good embryo they might think its best to put it back in earlier to give it a better chance? Best of luck, I hope this cycle works out for you original.gif

#4 hillplain

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:26 AM

Hi Bumblebee,

The clinic that I am with will always do a Day 3 transfer if there are 3 or less fert eggs. In my 2 cycles both have been Day 3 cycles and I have never had anything to freeze. Of noth of these cycles I have got a BFP from both. The first ended in Missed MC at 11.5 weeks and the second I am at nearly 8 weeks and all seems OK.

There are many success stories from Day 3 transfers!
Good luck with this cycle.

#5 gemgirl

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

Some people say 5 day embryos lead to greater success. This worried me when I did a 2 day transfer, but we had success original.gif Some clinics do it based on embryo quality, on quantity and others just do it as protocol.

Good luck!

#6 Lokum

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

I only had 3 embryos from my first cycle.

Did one fresh transfer at Day 2/3 - baby.
Did one Day 3 FET - BFN.
Did one more Day 3 FET - baby due next week.

I think it's good that your clinic isn't sticking too firmly to a particular protocol, but rather rolling wit the punches and making the best decision as they go to maximise your chances. Early transfers sometimes result in babies, sometimes in BFNs.

At least this way, you get to transfer something! GL to you.

#7 halby

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

There is nothing wrong with doing a day 3 transfer. The jury is still out as to whether they are better back in there environment at day 3 or better off being in culture until day 5. Embryologists have a better chance of selection with day 5 as growth from day 3 to blast is pivitol and as we know many dont make it. Many women cannot seem to get a bfp off a day 5 yet on a day 3, and vice versa. Good Luck today

#8 ~*bumblebee*~

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

Thanks ladies. It sounds likes its six of one half a dozen of another hey.

A positive is a have 1 good embie, not long until its inboard and I'm in the dreaded 2ww.

#9 Gordo's Girl

Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

Good luck Bumblebee!  I've only ever had 3 day transfers.  As the others have said, 5 days is good if they want to be able to choose the best looking embie, but if you don't have that luxury, it can't hurt to put it back where it belongs original.gif

#10 leathebeezkneez

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

Me too Bumblebee.  I had my day 3 embryo transfer today.

#11 Mumma2furrykids

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

Good luck Bumblebee!!!  I say the quicker it's onboard, the better.



#12 ~*bumblebee*~

Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

All done 1 8 cell and 1 4 cell. The 3rd doesn't look like it will make it as its only 2 cells.

Fingers cross for everyone.

#13 halby

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:13 AM

Bunnblebee, congrats on your transfer 8 cell is fantastic, and there is nothing wrong with the 4 cell either. Try and keep busy doing fun things during the 2ww. And dont forget to pop over and join the 2ww November. GG is in there and I will be back in there in about a week. Sticky Vibes to you


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Chrissy Teigen's pride about daughter's adorable first word

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have celebrated their 11-month-old baby Luna's first word with an adorable Instagram post.

The photo that sums up how dads REALLY feel during labour

A new mum shared a hilarious photo of her partner during labour that lots of dads will relate to.

You can never hold your baby too much, says study

From the world of super obvious science comes the news that you can never hold your baby too much.

Babies called Romeo and Juliet born hours apart in the same hospital

Two mums gave birth in adjoining hospital rooms a few hours apart. They had never met, and had each chosen their baby's name earlier in the pregnancy.

Mum organises 'nurse-in' protest at IKEA

It's hard to believe than in 2017 mums are still receiving flak for breastfeeding in public, but that's what one US mum claims happened in IKEA.

Will 'How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids' be a best-seller?

Author Jancee Dunn hopes her new book will help mums deal with the stresses that parenthood can place on an otherwise happy relationship.

The dad who was taunted for taking paternity leave

They imagined that while I was away, I would be glued to the couch, beer in hand. In no way would I actually be helping my wife.

Photographer surprises couple with rainbow baby shoot

The prettiest and most unexpected maternity shoot for a much-wanted rainbow baby.

Mum's funny solution for finding 'me time' with a toddler in tow

If you've ever been in possession of a toddler, you'll know that it's next to impossible to get anything done.

Qualities my three-year-old has that I admire

My three-year-old daughter is one of the strongest little women that I know. As I watch her grow into this amazing person, I can't help but feel accomplished and proud.

'You need to be present': John Legend on supporting a partner with PND

Singer John Legend has opened up about supporting wife Chrissy Teigen through postnatal depression.

The seven types of 'parent sleep'

The question, "Did you sleep well last night?" should be easy to answer. Either a yes (if you're lucky), or a no.

'Anxiety hit me like a ton of bricks'

Tammin Sursok has written an essay sharing her personal experience with postnatal anxiety.

11 things to do to protect your mental health while breastfeeding

Whether breastfeeding is going well or you are finding it harder than you expected, taking care of you needs to be a priority.

Couple announces they're both expecting - three weeks apart

Being pregnant at the same time as your best friend means double the excitement.

Why Dax Shepard was 'impressed' when his daughter swore for the first time

Actor and comedian, Dax Shepard has given a hilarious recap of the lengths he'll go to get, and keep, his kids asleep.

Video captures beautiful breech caesarean birth

A new life is brought gently into the world with tender and expert hands.

Mum warns of vacuum danger after toddler injured

Every parent knows toddlers can move fast, now one mum is warning about the dangers of allowing small children anywhere near vacuum cleaners.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Win 1 of 10 awesome Peppa Pig prize packs

Who loves Peppa? We have 10 packs to give away - including family passes to see the brand new movie, in cinemas March 16!

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

28th - 30th April, 2017, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

28th - 30th April, 2017, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.