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Genetic Testing (Embryo Screening)

Hi Lovelies,

This is my first time posting :) Been in the group for some time and amazed of the support this group has for each other.

I'm on my second cycle of private IVF, the first one we managed to have 2 embies in the freezer. The dr decided not to transfer the first cycle due to my thin lining and history of Asherman Syndrome (I had two hyteroscopy to clean it and a laparascopy to check everything else). I have low amh 0,5 and FSH is 16 on this cycle. So basically we're banking embryos this two cycles.

Today is trigger day, we are having 3 follicles growing on cd10 and triple lining of 7 mm, so there's a chance we are doing the transfer this cycle. If we are doing it, we need to decide to do a genetic testing as the dr suggested (the cost is almost half of the IVF itself!).

I'm just wondering if anyone has done it and any experience? Just wanted to get everything right this time!

Thank you for listening :)

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I wouldn’t do it unless you have a specific condition you are looking for. The current evidence base is not strongly suggesting that you will be any more likely to have a live birth from generic genetic testing. See the hfea website for more information about this. Having said that, we are having tests because my husband has a known chromosome abnormality, and it adds an extra layer of stress to be honest.

The process can make a lot of money for the clinic and the cynic in me thinks that’s why they push it.

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thank you Lizzie xx

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No advice re the pgs but I just want to wish you luck 🍀 xx

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thank you Tugsgirl xx

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Sorry I can't offer advice on your query but wanted to wish u the best of luck 💞 xx

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Thank you xx

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Im not quite sure why you are being pushed to have genetic testing unless you or partner has a known condition so I would question this as it costs so much money! You may get away with a 7mm triple lining....my clinic looks for a minimum of 9mm but this seems to vary from clinic to clinic. Best of luck with what you decide!xx

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Hi Cinderella, turns out we're not going for transfers this cycle as my lining was 6 mm during EC :( , so still have some time to think. I think they suggested that because i had a history for miscarriage and over 35, but still not sure. thank you for your response xx

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If you’ve had a lot of miscarriages they could test you and your partner’s chromosomes rather than the embryos? Might be cheaper? Worth asking xx

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We had one miscarriage 1,5 years ago, i am 36 and DH is 41 (everything is normal with his sperm). I'm really not sure why they are insisting for this genetic, i know it's for the good, they said to have the best embies for the transfer, but it's not like we have that much options :(

I live in UAE and it's around £ 2,300 for the testing.

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How much would it cost just to put each embie back in a frozen cycle? Basically if it would cost the same or less to do frozen cycles, I can’t see any advantage to doing genetic testing. Unless you feel strongly that you wouldn’t want to do several transfers (understandable if you have lining issues). One miscarriage is not unusual at all and you’re really not that old. Personally, I would just tell them no, but that’s only my choice and I don’t have lining issues so perhaps I’m underestimating the difficulty of transfer xx

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It will be less for the transfer on frozen cycle ( around £1,500), the testing is for the whole embryos, even the frozen ones.

Thank you so much lizzie for your input, will discuss with DH and do more research before we need to decide xxx

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Awww Im so sorry hun you want your lining to be in the best condition as possible to help those little embies to settle in. I know its hard as i had that dilema but at 6mm, it sounds like the right decision. The genetic testing is a hard one, Ive read that sometimes it can cause more harm that good but at least you have lots of time to research.xx

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Thank you xx

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Hi me and my partner are on an IVF payment plan and its only costing us an extra £250. We are having the screening done also. This is our first round of any fertility treatments and we are having ICSI. The reason they are using the screening is because my partner had a very low count but it has risen over the years with vitamins etc but we still have not fallen pregnant. It helps them look at embryos that may not be 'strong' enough and take away the risks of failed implantation and miscarriage. it improves success rates for my age (27) up by 24%. Hope this helps xxxx

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Thank yooou xxx , here it cost around £ 2,300 :(

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