I’m hoping you all can help me… my first IVF cycle I chose a SET on day 3, and it ended in a negative beta. It was a high grade, 8 cell embryo, so I was hopeful, but it didn’t work. I had the WTF talk with the doctor today and we went over the stats of the remaining 4 I have frozen. Of the four, one is a 7 cell and the other three are 6 cell. They are all either grade 2 or 3 (3 is high, 2 is middle of the road good), and were growing at a normal rate when they were frozen on day 3.
The doctor felt that one of the possible reasons the SET didn’t work was that the embryo was “thick”?? I never heard that before - he said it was something like it might have shown signs of being genetically/chromosomally imperfect. Has anyone ever heard that phrase to describe an embryo before?
My other question is how many to transfer for the FET. He recommends 3 because of my age and the grades of the embryos, and the fact that statistically one of the four might not make the thaw. The idea of 3 is scary to me… I am fine with 2, but I feel like 3 not only increases the likelihood of a baby, but of twins too, which I would like to avoid. I know the goal of the RE is one healthy baby, the same as our goal, not to put me in a delicate situation, but I feel like I’m between a rock and a hard place here. Why does this decision have to be so hard?? :grr:
Any help you can give, advice, stories, is appreciated!! Thank you!