3dt vs. 5dt with fresh embryos?????


#1

Hi,
i have done fresh cycles with other clinics and they did 5dt. we are about to do another transfer and we aren’t sure to do a 5dt or a 3dt which is what this clinic is recomending…any thoughts out there?


#2

[QUOTE=pamelascakes]Hi,
i have done fresh cycles with other clinics and they did 5dt. we are about to do another transfer and we aren’t sure to do a 5dt or a 3dt which is what this clinic is recomending…any thoughts out there?[/QUOTE]

Congratulations and good luck with ET!!!
Usually, if you have a good number of embryos that are happily growing on day3 it is difficult for embryologist to figure out which one will actually grow into a healthy baby, so they will leave them for two more days. During the day 4 most of bad once will stay behind or die off. If you have enough embryos to wait for day 5 transfer - do it. If you have embryos that are of different quality and few in number… embryologist will find his/her way through and decide which once are your best bet.

Also, I am not sure if day of transfer is something that your RE and embryologist would let you can decide about …

Trust your specialists on this one.
Good luck and many :bsv:


#3

[quote=mimiglam]Congratulations and good luck with ET!!!
Usually, if you have a good number of embryos that are happily growing on day3 it is difficult for embryologist to figure out which one will actually grow into a healthy baby, so they will leave them for two more days. During the day 4 most of bad once will stay behind or die off. If you have enough embryos to wait for day 5 transfer - do it. If you have embryos that are of different quality and few in number… embryologist will find his/her way through and decide which once are your best bet.

Also, I am not sure if day of transfer is something that your RE and embryologist would let you can decide about …

Trust your specialists on this one.
Good luck and many :bsv:[/quote]

thanks so much. I am a gestational surrogate.
this is my 6th transfer and this is the first time i heard of an RE wanting to put back 3day fresh embies. To me, I would want to wait and transfer only the blasts!!! we have 15 that fertalized!!! Then if any are left the Intended Parents can freeze what’s left. It just seemed strange to me…not the norm. for me.


#4

With that many embryos fertilized it sees very strange that the RE wants to do a 3dt. Why not weed out the bad ones and go to d5? It’s one thing if the quality of the eggs was poor and they may not even make it so you take a shot but this is an egg donor, the presumption is their should be healthy eggs in there. I’d have your IP’s ask the dr why he want a 3dt.


#5

we couldn’t agree more!!! i think the RE doesn’t want to come in on a saturday…teehee!!! But yes, they are asking to do a 5dt, they are just more comfortable with that.


#6

[QUOTE=pamelascakes]we couldn’t agree more!!! i think the RE doesn’t want to come in on a saturday…teehee!!! But yes, they are asking to do a 5dt, they are just more comfortable with that.[/QUOTE]

Wow, this sounds really wrong. Can you ask your nurse and may be she can figure out for you what is going on. I haven’t had too much contact with my RE but every time I have doubts I ask my nurse and she asks him or embryologist depends what the question was.

I think it is wonderful that you’re doing surogacy!!!
Good luck and I hope it this will work out for all of you.


#7

Hi Pamelascakes,

I did a 3dt fresh cycle and am currently 37 weeks pregnant.

My RE said that their records show a history that transferring on day 3 for someone under 32/31 was more successful than a day 5 transfer.

How old are you? Maybe this is why the RE is considering day 3.

Best of luck!


#8

[quote=fmfv1]Hi Pamelascakes,

I did a 3dt fresh cycle and am currently 37 weeks pregnant.

My RE said that their records show a history that transferring on day 3 for someone under 32/31 was more successful than a day 5 transfer.

How old are you? Maybe this is why the RE is considering day 3.

Best of luck![/quote]

hi, i’m 37…but these are donor eggs so my age isn’t a factor…all my body stuff is fantastic. the intended parents are just concerned because with that many eggs they want to weed out the weak and give us the best shot possible…which in most opinion are blasts…so, we will see today if we are still on for tomorrow or if it has switched to sat.


#9

It’s official! We are doing a 5dt on Sat!:pray: