[quote=adwalker]My DH and I are trying one more time for another child. He doesn’t want to try again if it is a BFN. My last cycle I had 8 embryos to chose from on day 5 but none made it to freeze.
I guess my questions are, why? Why couldn’t they have froze them on day 5? Has anyone told the lab they wanted their eggs froze on day3 regardless?
I was actually even thinking that if they were to get say 12 eggs, could they freeze 6 before insemination and just work with 6 eggs? Or even request they freeze the embryos on day 3? Why do they get to play God with MY embryos?
OK, that last question was a little dramatic.
Any input would be appreciated…Thanks in advance![/quote]
Not sure exactly what the situation was, but perhaps they wanted to see if the embryos would reach the full blastocyst stage and often that takes one more day (day 6). If they did not, then a clinic probably would not freeze them.
There would be no advantage to freezing those embryos earlier if they could not reach the blastocyst stage. Sure, you could have frozen them earlier, but if they lacked the viability needed to blastulate, then they could not make a baby and earlier freezing would just have been preserving a false hope. Better to know sooner than later.
Working with just 6 is pretty marginal and would reduce the success rate compared to using all 12. Again, if the extras could not blastulate, then it’s best to know now.