I just wonder if anyone has had preimplantation genetic screening of frozen blasts to test for genetic normalcy (ie would need to be defrosted, biopsies and refrozen)? I’m seeing my Consultant on Friday to discuss but grateful for any experiences others have had, balance of risks and benefits and ultimate pregnancy outcomes when those deemed ‘normal’ have been transferred.
Following our MMC we have 5 frozen blasts remaining from our first IVF cycle. We could spend 6 months and more of pain / grief doing FETs with potentially no success. If possible I would rather know now if any of the remaining blasts are genetically normal. If not, maybe we go straight to another fresh IVF cycle and if yes we will hopefully increase the chances that any FET done would implant and also subsequently reduce the risk of miscarriage.
I know PGS is super common in the States but seems to be less so here in the UK. I wanted to do it on all embryos from our fresh IVF cycle but my Consultant recommends doing a fresh transfer and suggested the chances of having more than 1-2 blasts remaining would be small hence it wouldn’t be worth the cost involved in testing them. Even he was surprised that on Day 5 we had 7 good quality blasts remaining. It’s left me in a good, but difficult position given the heartache we’ve been through over the past few months.
Thank you for any help you can offer.