Many of you know that we are having ICSI with pre-implantation diagnosis in the hope of overcoming the low odds of having our own child naturally due to my husband’s balanced chromosome translation. It’s our third round of ivf but first with PGD.
I’m happy to say that, having had 13 eggs collected, we got six embryos of which we have had two embryos biopsied and frozen on day 5 and then two slowcoaches biopsied and frozen on day 6. The other two weren’t good enough quality to biopsy which probably means they were abnormal anyway.
We originally were given a one in six chance of creating a normal embryo, and we only had one blastocyst from both our previous rounds. So to get four is three times more than we expected to get.
There are still no guarantees that any of them will be normal and it’s a 2-3 week wait for the biopsy results to find out. They won’t let us transfer any abnormal embryos so we still have many hurdles to overcome. But it feels like progress!
Does anyone have any success stories about embryos that were frozen on day six due to being slow? I suspect being slow means they’re unlikely to be normal but I don’t know.