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Hi

I have just started my first cycle of IVF and I have a few questions and I am not sure who to ask so here it goes.

First - the doctors has suggested that I put 2 embryos back in. Is this a good idea? Has anyone else done this and what were your results.

Also I have read that IVF babies are more likely to have issues. Does anyone have any experience of this?

Last one - Has anyone been successful on the first go?

Thanks

Jenny
Hi Jenny,

My nearly 4 year old DS is a result of IVF and he has no issues in relation to it. He was conceived on our first cycle but he was our 4th transfer so he is our little frostie baby. I have heard of people being successful on the first transfer so it is possible but please try not to pin your hopes on it as hard as that may be. By all means keep positive but IVF can be such a roller coaster of emotions and a great support network is a bonus.

In answer to your question about transferring 2 embies, it really depends on your doctor and what you want. My doctor only transferred 1 but would have done 2 if we wanted. You have to be prepared for the chance of twins if both embies attach.

What ever you decide I wish you success.
Thanks Jocher

It really helps to hear other peoples experiences. Thanks for taking the time. Great advice too. smile



Hi Jenny,

My nearly 4 year old DS is a result of IVF and he has no issues in relation to it. He was conceived on our first cycle but he was our 4th transfer so he is our little frostie baby. I have heard of people being successful on the first transfer so it is possible but please try not to pin your hopes on it as hard as that may be. By all means keep positive but IVF can be such a roller coaster of emotions and a great support network is a bonus.

In answer to your question about transferring 2 embies, it really depends on your doctor and what you want. My doctor only transferred 1 but would have done 2 if we wanted. You have to be prepared for the chance of twins if both embies attach.

What ever you decide I wish you success.
Hi I concieved on my first attempt at IVF. We had 2 embryos implanted. It looked like we were going to have a twin pregnancy but I had bleeding from 5 weeks pregnant and when they did early scans there was only 1 there but major damage to the developing placenta. I went on to deliver my now 7 yr old dd at 36 weeks due to placenta probs and IUGR. My dd does have autism but I believe it was triggered by immunizations, but thats a whole other story.
My twins were concieved on my first frozen embryo transfer, 2 embryo's implanted. They were delivered at 37 weeks.
I had a ds almost 9 months ago and I fell pregnant naturally with him even though we were told we'd never be able to concieve naturally.
Good luck with your IVF. Surround yourself with good friends and family and I hope you have your most wanted baby or 2 smile
Wow. That is quite a ride. So is that 4 children that you have now? I am thinking I should only put one back in. I already have a 4 year old that we concieved naturally. I really am very happy to just have one - just thought 2 embryo's would increase the odds. From most of the stories I have read - you either don't fall at all or you get twins. It seems rare that you only get one from a two embryo transfer.

I just need to make a decission.

Thanks for your advice. I really appreciate it.



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Hi I concieved on my first attempt at IVF. We had 2 embryos implanted. It looked like we were going to have a twin pregnancy but I had bleeding from 5 weeks pregnant and when they did early scans there was only 1 there but major damage to the developing placenta. I went on to deliver my now 7 yr old dd at 36 weeks due to placenta probs and IUGR. My dd does have autism but I believe it was triggered by immunizations, but thats a whole other story.
My twins were concieved on my first frozen embryo transfer, 2 embryo's implanted. They were delivered at 37 weeks.
I had a ds almost 9 months ago and I fell pregnant naturally with him even though we were told we'd never be able to concieve naturally.
Good luck with your IVF. Surround yourself with good friends and family and I hope you have your most wanted baby or 2 smile
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Hi Smorrow,
Yes I now have 4 children!! I feel extremely blessed. Are you having ICSI with your IVF? We felt for ourselves personnally that because we'd had 2 embryo's put back the first time and only one work that we didn't want to take the risk the second time of putting only one in and it not working at all. I know silly thinking but it made sense to us. Plus we thought we desparately want another baby so 2 would be a blessing.
I wish you luck and want you to know that there are people out there which understand the difficult emotions you go through as a family when going through IVF.
Sorry. Not sure what ICSI is. Infact there seems to be alot of jargon associated with IFV. Sure I will work it all out.

Messed up my medication last night so now I am hoping that I won't ruin the whole cycle. Expensive mistake. Fingers crossed it is ok.




Hi Smorrow,
Yes I now have 4 children!! I feel extremely blessed. Are you having ICSI with your IVF? We felt for ourselves personnally that because we'd had 2 embryo's put back the first time and only one work that we didn't want to take the risk the second time of putting only one in and it not working at all. I know silly thinking but it made sense to us. Plus we thought we desparately want another baby so 2 would be a blessing.
I wish you luck and want you to know that there are people out there which understand the difficult emotions you go through as a family when going through IVF.
Hi Layla22

Thanks for your advice. I believe they are going to just add the sperm to the dish. My hubbies sperm is stong so I am pretty sure thats what they will do.

With regards to the 2 embryo thing.. what your doctor says makes sence. I actually thought I had more chance at concieving if they put back two but perhaps that isn't the case. Might do some more research.

I hope we fall first time too. That would be incredible. Thank you for the baby dust. Its helps alot. smile

Jenny


Hiya Jenny. My DD is also the result of our first IVF cycle - we were absolutely rapt to fall pregnant on our first transfer but like Jocher said, it's best not to pin your hopes on the first cycle. Our IVF team told us that the chances of getting a BFP on your first go isn't all that high. However, having said that, it happened for us and many others so stay positive!

ICSI stands for something I can't remember but basically it means they inject the sperm straight into your egg rather than just mixing the egg and sperm in a petri dish (or whatever they use LOL!!) and hoping for the best. Better chance at fertilisation. We did ICSI and got four viable embryos from 9 harvested eggs. We still have three frosties.

When are you due for egg harvest? All the very best! Stay positive - I'm sending lots of baby dust to you!

Oh, and I forgot to say that our IVF doctor won't put two embryos back in as he believes (and he told us it was his own opinion) that one has a better chance at implanting as it's not competing against another. Like I said, it's just his opinion and obviously other IVF specialists feel differently.
Hi, my Ds is an ivf baby, but it took 7 years of it to get him. And after that my kids all came naturally.
It was a long haul but worth it.
I have friends that have fallen pregnant on their first go.
I always had 3 ebryos put in as i was a bit older.
Hi Chloe

Wow. Seven years is a long time. I hadn't even considered that the journey could be that long. I am just hoping at the moment that they get some viable embryos from this cycle so that I have options. What will be will be I guess. I am very happy with the clinic I am seeing. They seem very professional and have a good record of success so fingers crossed.

I am also still of the illusion that my body will come through for me. That if I want a baby then my body will provide. Madness isn't it.

Jenny


Hi, my Ds is an ivf baby, but it took 7 years of it to get him. And after that my kids all came naturally.
It was a long haul but worth it.
I have friends that have fallen pregnant on their first go.
I always had 3 ebryos put in as i was a bit older.
Hi Jenny, just wanted to wish you the very best of luck. IVF can be a tough and draining journey, but it is possible first time. For me, it was cycle no 6. I had 3 miscarriages prior to that.(everyones story and journey is different) in regards to issues, my son is just over 2 and no problems..My doc would only transfer one due to my age, but he always said if you transfer two then be prepared for twins, but he felt being older I had a much better chance with one..
I wish you a short and easy journey ...Carolyn xx

Carolyn, mum to Mason

Thanks Carolyn

My Dr has no problems we me putting 2 back and I am 42. That could mean that he is not excersizing good duty of care. Regardless I think we are going to with one. I thought 2 would increase the odds but most of the reading I have done suggests otherwise... plus I also read that if you put 2 in at a time you will use up your reserves very quickly resulting in less cycles which makes sense.

Hopefully it will work first go. I am certainly hoping for that.

Jenny



Hi Jenny, just wanted to wish you the very best of luck. IVF can be a tough and draining journey, but it is possible first time. For me, it was cycle no 6. I had 3 miscarriages prior to that.(everyones story and journey is different) in regards to issues, my son is just over 2 and no problems..My doc would only transfer one due to my age, but he always said if you transfer two then be prepared for twins, but he felt being older I had a much better chance with one..
I wish you a short and easy journey ...Carolyn xx
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