Embryo Quality, IVF, Success?

Hey ladies just want to know of who has done IVF and what the quality was of your embryo/s when transferred. Did you have Success?
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By: hay_baby
Member since Nov 06, 2010
Posted: on Nov 21, 2010
My husband and I did one round of ivf after 2 years ttc. We fall into the unknown category in terms of why we couldn't concieve. At three days we had 7 good quality eggs. Decided to hold off to blastocyst stage and implanted one. Of the others, four were able tone frozen.
We were looking good at 6 weeks with a good heartbeat in the us... I'm a little worried now though, all my syptoms stopped suddenly last week. I know the mc rates are high, so I can't help but be concerned especially since I have so many friends and collegues who went through several rounds of ivf before success!

Best of luck to you with this round!!
By: mamag
Member since Apr 18, 2010
Posted: on Nov 21, 2010
After 4.5 years of ttc we did 2 rounds of ivf and transferred 2 b grade embies after 5 day blasts back in march. Gave birth on Saturday to my twins Abigail and Mathieu at 36w. Good luck and lots if baby dust to you!
By: loulabelle82
Member since Jun 03, 2010
Posted: on Nov 22, 2010
We had 2 rounds of Ivf and were successful 2nd time with 2 5day old blastocyst embryos grade a and b. I am now 28 wks pregnant with twins. Good luck. x
By: darcy
Member since Nov 22, 2010
Posted: on Nov 22, 2010
First ivf had high rating on all embryos w/no success. 2nd ivf had horrible rating on all 5 embryos. Transferred 3 & froze 2. Successful pregnancy resulting in (my now 19 mo old) and we recently transferred the remaining frozen embryos. Preg again. 2 babies from really bad looking embryos - don't get too caught up in the numbers. Best wishes.
By: MrsMiranda
Member since May 03, 2010
Posted: on Nov 23, 2010
Thanks Ladies, I will be doing a 7th round next month. I'm currently on the Lupron shot. The past 2 Ivf resulted in crappy embryos. I just want to be pregnant already and have a baby/ies. Because this is my 7th round RE is leaving me with the decision on how many to put in.
I have another question. After embryo transfer did you take a break from work. My job there is a lot of heavy lifting involved. Just wondering if ibshiukd take it easy until the pregnancy results.
By: darcy
Member since Nov 22, 2010
Posted: on Nov 23, 2010
If the embryo(s) is going to attach it will do so w/in 5 days of transfer so I would definitely take it easy. I did full on bed rest for 2 days and really low activity the following 2-3 days. It can't hurt:)
By: MrsMiranda
Member since May 03, 2010
Posted: on Nov 23, 2010
Darcy I do 3 day transfers so the results would show later. I will ask my RE to give me a doctors note for work for me to tale it easy until results of beta. I think with my heavy lifting I'm putting my uterus in some kind of stress. Idk but I'm defiantly gonna stay in bed for 4 days and let hubby take Care of me. Also has anyone heard of the pineapple core to help with implantation?
By: mamag
Member since Apr 18, 2010
Posted: on Nov 23, 2010
Definitely no heavy lifting or exercise. You don't want your heart rate to be over a certain number due to blood flow. Never heard about the pineapple core. Good luck!
By: MrsMiranda
Member since May 03, 2010
Posted: on Nov 23, 2010
Thanks

By: bellab
Member since Nov 19, 2010
Posted: on Nov 29, 2010
I did 4 rounds ivf and it was the cycle where only 2 fertilized and eggs looked abnormal at first where I got preg! Currently 21 weeks
I drank pineapple juice in 2ww and ate a kiwi fruit a day. Also NO housework (thankyou hubby) lots of rest and showers not too hot. Who knows if these things helped but hey worth a try.
By: MrsMiranda
Member since May 03, 2010
Posted: on Nov 30, 2010
Bellab thanks. I will defiantly try that. I will eat pineapple core, eat a kiwi everyday and drink nothing but pineapple juice and water. I did speak with my RE today and said she will write me off a note for work until beta. I'm a CNA and it's a heavy lifting job. I'm grateful she will do that for me. And if the results come out positive I will do light duty. Where I work we cannot do light duty unless someone is pregnant or if someone gets hurt on the job. Gee girls I hope this is it. I also will be on total bedrest for at least 4 days and take it easy until beta.
Anyone else have more advice that you think will help. I can take all the advice I can get.
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By: nya
Member since Nov 30, 2010
Posted: on Nov 30, 2010
Abington Hosp was the best compared to UPenn
By: bellab
Member since Nov 19, 2010
Posted: on Nov 30, 2010
Missm - that's great that u can avoid heavy lifting and that your boss is understanding. U don't have to drink heaps of pineapple juice, I only had a glass every second day but did have a kiwi a day. Don't do any vacuuming or lifting wet washing if u can avoid it too. This is where hubbys role comes into play
Not good to get your heart rate up or overheat.
I went to a concert the day of my ET first time, was seated but lots of stairs to climb to the top, learnt quickly not such a great idea! And that was a bfn, co incidence who knows.
Hire some funny movies put ur feet up and do nothing!
Are u having a blastie transferred or 3 day embie? How many cells do they have?
Goodluck
By: MrsMiranda
Member since May 03, 2010
Posted: on Nov 30, 2010
Bellab, my Boss does not know yet and she probably won't be happy since it's during the holidays. I will be taking a family leave of absence those 2 weeks so there's not much she can do.
They usually do a 3 day transfer with me but still undecided how many to put back in. I usually transfer 3 but re said she would transfer more in this time. I went for my baseline this morning so I start my menopur injections tomorrow night at 150un until Saturday. I will have blood work then. Retrieval is around the 14th.
By: bellab
Member since Nov 19, 2010
Posted: on Nov 30, 2010
Wow we r lucky if the doctors here transfer 2, they definitely won't do more than that! And even that takes some arguing!
I know people who have twins from one egg so I guess they are scared of multiples.
I had 2 day three embryos transferred on my bfp cycle, one baby so one didn't make it.
Stuff your boss you can't exactly time these things! I had alot of problems with my boss and ended up quitting over it all as the stress she put me under wasn't worth throwing our money down the drain for. I'm just lucky Dh was supportive and we can scrape by financially.
By: MrsMiranda
Member since May 03, 2010
Posted: on Dec 01, 2010
I won't quit. She knows how hard we have been trying and she does understand. Like you said we can't time these things. So tough! Me trying to get pregnant and staying pregnant is what's more important.
By: MyBaby5
Member since Oct 04, 2010
Posted: on Dec 02, 2010
If you have tried repeatedly and bfn, has doc done hsg test? Not only does it give them useful info, it supposedly increases your chance of pregnancy for the three month after the procedure.
By: MrsMiranda
Member since May 03, 2010
Posted: on Dec 06, 2010
Why would doctor decrease my menopur to 75un?
By: MrsMiranda
Member since May 03, 2010
Posted: on Dec 06, 2010
Mybaby, I have done all the testing that can be done.
By: lee13
Member since Dec 07, 2010
Posted: on Dec 07, 2010
First ivf had 7 embro's used 4 bfn last 3 didt make thru defrost second round 2 5 day embro's use boy bfn 3rd round 3 5day embro's used 1 bfn now on day 8 after transfere so fingers crossed and all transfere were only one put back I'm in aus and I'm 35 so all up 8 times 7 bfn all the best to you..!!
By: MrsMiranda
Member since May 03, 2010
Posted: on Dec 07, 2010
Lee same to you. I went for my scan today and they only saw 7 embryos. This sucks! I just hope they are good quality. I go back Thursday for blood work and scan. Retrieval will be sometime next week. Good luck to you hoping for your BFP
By: lee13
Member since Dec 07, 2010
Posted: on Dec 07, 2010
Miranda is this your first time keep us posted hope it all goes well for you!!!
By: lee13
Member since Dec 07, 2010
Posted: on Dec 07, 2010
I normal get my p on day eight or nine made it once to test day bfn I'm on crinone and I think I have tested out my pregnyl shot i had on day of transfer so I'm may test again to day it would show today do u think or is it to soon 2ww is sending me crazy lots of google...
By: MrsMiranda
Member since May 03, 2010
Posted: on Dec 08, 2010
Lee yes I think it's early. I've tested before 10 days past 3 day transfer and kept showing bfn. When I went in for day 14 beta it was a BFP with beta of 146. Was pregnant with twins but lost them at 8.5 weeks. This is my 7th round of ivf. I've also done 2 fet.
By: lee13
Member since Dec 07, 2010
Posted: on Dec 09, 2010
Ok well it's day 11 of 5dt I test last 2 days very fait line now today it's almost gone so i think it's bfn my bloods is on Monday it is Friday here I feel like it's coming cos I'm very emotional :(

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