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How many embryos made it to day 5?
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:38 AM
Just has my second IVF collection yesterday and we only got 7 eggs of which 5 were mature. Because of the small number they chose to use ICSi to increase fert rate and today they called and told me out of the 5 only 3 fertilised. I'm praying that they make it to day 5.
Can anyone share their experience -- how many embryos retrieved & fertilised?- how many embryos made it to transfer (day 3 or day 5)?
The nurse told me I should be positive and she would think that I would make it to day 5 transfer but cynical me thinks she is just saying that.
I know in the end what will be will be and I should be grateful to have eggs collected.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:49 AM
Warning - pregnancy and child mentioned
Can only speak for us, but...
First cycle we harvested only two eggs, both mature. One fertilised to transfer, the other didn't - and we got a partial implant but no BFP.
Second cycle, higher dosage of meds - we got 14 eggs, 11 mature. Of those 11, 8 fertilised and got to a three-day transfer or freeze quality. 7 of them are currently on ice and the 8th is our now 9 month old DD.
Definitely keep your hopes up - we had two very divergent collection numbers but approximately half of ours worked each time.
Edited due to odd autocorrect.
Edited by Dabri, 05 May 2012 - 10:50 AM.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:01 AM
We got 4 eggs and 3 of those fertilized. The 4th actually did fertilize a day after the others but didn't do much after that. Because we had under 4 eggs collected, we did a 3 day transfer. The drs thought it was too risky to let them all go to 5 day. So at 3 days we had 2 embryos graded as 3 and one graded as 3.5. The 3.5 embryo was transferred and has now implanted. I am currently 6 weeks, 1 day pregnant The remaining 2 embryos were left to grow until 5 days and both turned into blastocysts. One was really high quality and was graded a 4AA. The other one was deemed as poor quality and was discarded. So from 4 eggs, we have one 3 day old embryo growing nicely in my belly and one 5 day old blastocyst on ice It only does take one so don't lose hope!! Good luck!
Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:10 AM
That is not a bad fert rate at all, the average fert rate for mature eggs is around 70%.
Without double checking the exact numbers, have had something like:-
22 eggs / 17 fert / 2 day 5 embies
18 eggs / 12 fert / 1 day 5 embie
17 eggs / 10 fert / 3 day 5 embies
15 eggs/9 fert/1 embie
16 eggs/11 fert/2 embies
Five stim cycles, four frozen transfers to get our BFP.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:37 PM
We had 8 collected, five fertilised, one 5 day blast
It's so easy to focus on the numbers, I know. But I just keep reminding myself that it only takes one.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:21 PM
9 collected, 4 fertilised, 2 made it to day 5.
1 of the 2 was hatching. They used that one (resulted in DS) and other remains on ice.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:41 PM
With our first ICSI cycle we got 7 collected, 6 were mature, 3 fertilied i was gutted, and 2 made it to blast. one transfered and one frozen and transfered later, so there is hope
Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:32 PM
IVF 1. 12 eggs, only 2 fertilised, 3 day transfer BFN
ICSI 1. 11/11. 5 blasts. Chemical, BFN, m/c
ICSI 2 13/12/7. BFN x 3
ICSI 3. 15/13/9. BFP, my son 6 months.
Good luck OP. Hang in there. It's great they did ICSI for you to maximise your chances.
Edited by meggs1, 05 May 2012 - 08:33 PM.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:30 PM
On our first cycle we only went to day 3 as we only had 3 eggs. We got 3/3 embryos that survived and were transferred.
On our second stim we had 7 mature eggs, 6 fertilize, all made to day 5 with one transferred and 3 to freeze. So I guess from 7 eggs we got 4 good embies.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:44 PM
First cycle - 3 eggs, 1 embryo = chemical pregnancy.
Second cycle - 2 eggs, 2 embryos, both transferred = BFP, singleton.
All were 3 day transfers & ICSI.
I know its hard but dont over think things, at the end of the day, it is what it is...fingers crossed for your little embryos... Grow, grow, grow little ones!
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:55 PM
IVF/ICSI 1 - 8 eggs, 4 fertilised, 4 to day 5, 1 transferred, no frosties - BFN
IVF/ICSI 2 - 8 eggs, 4 fertilised, 4 to day 5, 1 tfr, no frosties - BFN
IVF/ICSI 3 - 6 eggs, 4 mature, 3 fertilised, 3 to day 5, 1 tfr, no frosties - BFP DS
IVF/ICSI 4 - 4 eggs, 4 mature, 4 fertilised, 4 to day 5, 1 tfr, no froties - BFP due 27/6/12
most recent cycle was our best and I was 3 yrs older with known low AMH. Try not to fixate on the numbers, just take one day at a time ... good luck OP.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:52 AM
IVF1 6 collected/4 fert/3 to blast, but only one transferred the others were not suitable for freezing
IVF2 24 collected/17 fert/8 to blast, freeze all cycle and three were suitable to freeze. the second transfer resulted in a BFP
Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:05 AM
I was 34 at the time of my very first IVF cycle. At epu they collected 11 eggs & 8 fertilised, the day after that 6 of them fizzled out & I was only left with 2! They weren't going very well & they asked me to come in the day after that, so they were only day 3 embies when they transferred them. One was only 6 cells & the other was 9 cells, they were very fragmented. It was extremely unlikely that I would fall pregnant with these, so you could imagine my surprise when I had a bfp with twins!!! My FS said that nothing surprises him after that.
Some FS's only transfer at day 3 because they think they have better outcomes (from a couple of articles I read). I thought having them get to blast stage was the be all & end all - certainly not the case.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:18 AM
Little one, how are your embryos going today? Any updates? Good luck.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:37 PM
Thanks everyone for your replies!
Spotty - no news as yet! They told me yesterday on day 1 there were three and they won't update me til tomorrow which is day 3 and then again on day 5 if they survive! Fingers crossed.
Thanks for asking.
I'm not expecting good news. Guess its just easier to deal with if my hopes are low.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:51 PM
Don't lose hope.....easier said than done I know. It's a real cliffhanger isn't it.
I'll be looking out & for you.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:39 PM
We only got 4 eggs (3 fertilised). We were always going to do a Day 2 transfer - different clinic, different specialist, preference for early transfer.
Worked for us. PGs from 2/3 of those embryos!
What I've learned is that a bad cycle can turn out great, and a good cycle to crap. You never really know until transfer (and then blood test. And then viability scan!) It's an agonising process.
Fingers crossed for you.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:28 PM
So day three report is all three embryos are still surviving and thriving. Perhaps too well? Two are at 11 cells and one is already starting to compact and look like a 'cloud'.The embryologist told me they are doing very well and gave me the impression I should get a transfer on Wednesday which wil be day 5.
Fingers crossed they continue to survive. I hope its all a good sign. Now I'm worrying about whether they are dividing too fast and will not make it... oh when does the worrying end.
Edited by Little.One, 07 May 2012 - 07:28 PM.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:34 PM
The worrying doesn't end, trust me!
So far so good though, hopefully they'll all keep going well and you'll make it to transfer and maybe even get a frostie. Good luck x
Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:06 PM
Thanks for updating, sounds like all is good for Wed
I am due ET on wed also, so hopefully see you in the 2ww.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:43 PM
11 follicles > 10 eggs > 7 fertilised > 3 blastys >1 x transfer and 1 x bfp. Sadly ended in mc
Of the 2 frozen embies > 2 transfered > 1 x bfp > bd now 2.2yo
So from my 10 eggs I got one darling baby girl.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:26 PM
I had 12 eggs, 3 made it to 5 day blast, resulting in BFP and 2 frozen.
Good luck, I hope this is it for you
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:55 AM
Little One, watching out for your update, good luck with your transfer today!
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