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Grade 1 embryo ğŸŽ‰


Fantastic news this morning from the embryologist. One embryo is only a Grade 1 😀First time in 5 years of IVF managed anything higher than a Grade 2. Am putting it down to ubiquinol ladies so please keep taking it does work 👌🏻

It is currently a 4 cell embryo and it will definitely be transferred tomorrow.

Now the second embryo is not bad but it’s not great. There is slight fragmentation and it has only 3 cells. So if not much change with that one tomorrow they will recommend growing it until day 5 (Monday). Their fear of transferring a ‘not so good quality’ with a ‘top grade’ is that it may fail as they can work against each other.

I have to take their professional advise, must admit I will be more confident if second embie catches up and we have a double as I have never got a BFP from a single transfer. Only doubles. Mind you I have never had a Grade 1 embryo until now. Not bad for this geriatric aged 44 😂

I feel on top of the world and what I will say ‘positive thinking goes a long way’. All morning I have wished and said out loud ‘please can I have the best quality embryos I have ever had’ and well it’s like a dream come true having a Top grade one ğŸ˜€ğŸŽ‰ğŸ¥³

Transfer tomorrow 10.30 ğŸ¤žğŸ¼

Anyone else transferring tomorrow ? Wishing everyone on here the best of luck and also thanks for your huge support. This forum really is my life line 😘👌🏻👍

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Fantastic news!!

Hope76 in reply to Dogpark

Thanks am chuffed to bits 😘

Amazing news 🌈🌈✨🥰 xx

Hope76 in reply to Miracle43

Thank you, love your rainbows 🌈 just realised this will be my rainbow baby ğŸ¤žğŸ¼ğŸ™ğŸ»ğŸ˜˜

Oh this is such fantastic news! Best of luck Xx

Hope76 in reply to jengi

Thanks so much 😘

Fantastic news!! ğŸŽ‰ So pleased for you. Lots of luck for your transfer tomorrow xxx

Hope76 in reply to Picalilli99

Thank you am thrilled to pass another hurdle x

Woo hoo! Today’s dream has come true! Keeping everything crossed that tomorrow’s dream comes true too. Here’s to the fabulous forties! We’re with you every step of the way x ğŸ¤žğŸ»ğŸ¤žğŸ»ğŸ¤žğŸ»

Hope76 in reply to Stato

Thank you, am hoping your good luck rubs off on me. Fabulous forties indeed 👍 Enjoy ever second of your pregnancy. I know it’s early days but positive thinking will get you through 😘

Great news, good luck tomorrow xx

Whoooooop! Wow that’s such fantastic news!! And gives this geriatric 43 year old a little bit of hope as have been necking ubiquinol for the past 4 months! I am so thrilled for you xx

Hope76 in reply to Daisy1245

For sure Daisy, my clinic do not recommend anything but folic acid & vitamin d. I made my Dr aware I am taking ubiquinol and he said he can’t stop me taking it and it can’t do no harm. I have taken it religiously every day last 3-4 months.

Am busy googling whether to keep taking it throughout the 2ww. Such a grey. I never took it during my last BFP and I miscarried. Read somewhere it meant to help prevent miscarriage so am inclined to keep going. What do you think? x

Daisy1245 in reply to Hope76

When I read about it I concluded stop at ET... so that was my plan (again my consultant didn’t advise it I self prescribed). Haven’t heard about MC prevention and am very interested though!! Xx

Hope76 in reply to Daisy1245

If I find the article I read will send you a copy . I think I may ask the Dr when am in tomorrow but got feeling they will say stop now. I totally get stopping likes of dhea which am not on but ubiquinol is only an antioxidant and I can’t see what harm it will do. x

Hope76 in reply to Daisy1245

Yey brilliant! Hope tomorrow goes smoothly ğŸŽ‰ğŸ’

Thanks so much only another day and will be on the lovely 2ww. When is your OTD ? Hope you are feeling ok ? x

OTD one week today. Trying to stay positive! 🥴Xx

Second week will pass in a flash ğŸ¤žğŸ¼

Yes positive thoughts means positive things will happen ğŸ¤žğŸ¼ğŸ€ğŸ™ğŸ» x

Greta news Hope76! It sounds like thats the right decison not to put the other one back at the moment if it isnt looking like its on track....see what tomorrow brings. Best of luck for tomorrow.xx

Hope76 in reply to Cinderella5

Defo as hard as it is 🙈 I am so thankful though managed at least one top grade 😘

Cinderella5 in reply to Hope76

1 top grade is fantastic!! Hopefully its is a wee sticky one too!!x

Hope76 in reply to Cinderella5

Am still in shock tbh as first time ever had a top grade so am sure it’s a sign of good things to come ğŸ¤žğŸ¼ğŸ™ğŸ»ğŸŒˆ

Fabulous news!!! Best of luck with your transfer!!! X

Hope76 in reply to Dreambaby

Thanks so much 😘

Good luck to you, hope everything goes smoothly :)))

Thanks so much ğŸ¤žğŸ¼

Yay what a result!! Have a wonderful transfer tomorrow xx

Thank you 🙏🏻

Amazing! Loads of luck for tomorrow xx

Hope76 in reply to Solly-44

Thanks so much 😘

Amazing news best of luck for tommorrow ğŸ¤žâ˜˜ğŸ¤ž

Omg yaayy ! Good luckğŸ¤žğŸ¼ I’m really praying for you.

I’m having my transfer tomorrow too at 11am. I’ve had 2 failed rounds of IVF previously, they say 3rd time lucky 🍀 I want to transfer 2 embryos for a better chance, anyone else had 2 transferred with success ?

Fantastic 💪🏼 It’s nearly time for that top grade embaby to snuggle up back home 🤗 good luck xx

Hope76 in reply to Twiglet2

Thank you am so excited cannot wait for it to be back where it belongs 😘🌈

Congratulations!! That's fantastic news. Fingers and toes crossed for you! xx

Hope76 in reply to feminist

Thank you I literally cannot wait to have my precious embie tucked away safely where it belongs 😘

Best of luck sweets. I'll say a little prayer for you tonight. X

Hope76 in reply to Rainbowhope

Thank you this forum is the best 😘


So happy to hear this! I hope your other one catches up 😘😘😘

Our second embryo had fragmentation on day 3 and only had 7 cells, but it managed to catch up and make a good looking day 5 blast! I'm rooting for your little 3 cell emby 💐💐💐

Hope76 in reply to Hidden

Hi, well the embryologist said it is possible so here’s hoping ğŸ¤žğŸ¼. I am quite hopeful even if we do have a single transfer this time that we may stand a chance with a top grade embryo 🙏🏻.

Thank you that certainly gives me hope. This IVF really is a numbers game ğŸ¤žğŸ¼ğŸ™ğŸ»ğŸ€

Great news!! ☺️

Good luck for tmrw ğŸ¤žğŸ™ x

Hope76 in reply to Rose2700

Thanks Rose and I will be thinking of you on Monday 😘

Fab news, best of luck for your transfer xx

Hope76 in reply to Luna_79

Thanks so much am not going to be able to get much sleep tonight ... excited but so nervous too as kinda know it’s last chance saloon for us !!!

Just realised you had your transfer today how did it go ? Did you have a single or double ? Is it a 3 day or 5 day? (I won’t be far behind you on the dreaded 2ww)

Yay! Fantastic news! So happy for you. Lots of happy thoughts for the transfer. Soon you’ll be PUPO!

Hope76 in reply to Gueritarubia

Thank you, cannot wait to be PUPO! 😘

Will you be trying again soon for miracle no 2? I know like me you have not had an easy time of it in your attempt for a sibling. Sending you lots of good wishes x

Gueritarubia in reply to Hope76

Good memory! I’ve just started the rollercoaster ride again! Well, ‘started’ - until transfer I won’t be doing much: Despite medical advice for stimulated FET, we’re going natural. First time. They’ll be somewhat challenged timing the transfer as I currently have three cysts (35, 25 and 14 mm) so spotting on scans how the lead follicle is doing will be tricky but they’re going to try. We were so blessed with 7 Frosties of our first second fresh cycle that gave us our little girl, but we’ve already burned through four without result. Fifth time lucky?!

Hope76 in reply to Gueritarubia

We are very similar in the sense we are not going down without a fight. We will do everything in our power to get a silbling we can and we will. This time I have focussed on positive thinking more than anything else & so far so good 😊

Gueritarubia in reply to Hope76

Thank you for sharing the positive thoughts! You’re so right - the worst that can happen is that we lose the fight, but we’ll always know we’ve tried our very hardest!

And, the steady wins the race and persistence pays off, right?!

Siblings, know your future parents are tough cookies! 🍪 💪🏻

Hope76 in reply to Gueritarubia

I love this. You’re right we will always know we’ve tried our best no matter what 😘

Wishing you the best of luck ❤️

Hope76 in reply to NonnieN

Thanks so much am overwhelmed at the kind support on here am so so grateful 👌🏻

Good luck!!

Hope76 in reply to Lilly12255

Thank you just finished my Zita West pre-transfer relaxation and also some self administered accupuncture so hoping it helps ğŸ¤žğŸ¼

Lilly12255 in reply to Hope76

How does self administres acupuncture works?

Hope76 in reply to Lilly12255

Hi Lilly, my accupuncturist gives me away my own needles and instructions. It’s only four needles and I put 2 in one finger and 2 in my thumb. The points in finger are to give a ‘fertility boost ‘. The points in thumb is for ‘nesting’. Takes a few attempts to get it right but you can ask your acupuncturist to show you. I intend continuing them throughout my 2ww.

Whether it helps or not who knows but we will try anything right ğŸ¤žğŸ¼ğŸ™ğŸ»ğŸ€

Hi lovely, that is brilliant news!

Best of luck for today ❤️

I had a double transfer yesterday,so only a day difference. Both mine were grade two.

fingers crossed we're celebrating in two weeks! ğŸ¤žğŸ¤žğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž

Hope76 in reply to Stacypips

Best of luck with your double transfer. My 4 year old is the result of my first ever transfer with was a double grade C. I hope you have the same success ğŸ™ğŸ»ğŸ¤žğŸ¼ğŸ€

Congratulations! So happy for you! I have also had my 3dt yesterday! Will be counting the 2ww almost together and good luck to us both!

I did a lot of research and was convinced that I should continue with CoQ10 and melatonin together with prenatal and Vitamin D during this 2ww.

Again, very good news!

Hope76 in reply to Yehong78

Excellent am glad I have a 2ww buddy . We had a single transfer too this morning all went smoothly. Now the hard part 🙈

Wishing you lots of luck and hope we both have good news at the end to share ğŸ¤žğŸ¼ğŸ€ğŸğŸ™ğŸ»

Thanks for your advise is it ubiquinol you take or coq10 ? I know they both do same thing. I showed them to the DR today who felt I shouldn’t be taking the ubiquinol during the 2ww as not enough studies to show of safe to take when pregnant. I am sad to stop taking them as really felt they helped with my quality. But I have to listen to my Dr and not what the book ‘it start with an egg’ or other stuff I have read online x

Yehong78 in reply to Hope76

I could only find CoQ10 here in HK. I don't think there is enough study behind DHEA, CoQ10 or Melatonin. To be safe, probably stay with the prenatal and Vitamin D. I also keep fish oil too.

Hope76 in reply to Yehong78

Yes, I have fish oil in my prenatal. We are doing all we can it’s in God’s hands now. Wishing you all the best. I understand IVF is unbelievably expensive in HK.... I am in Sunny Scotland and thinking of you 😘

Fantastic news so pleased, best of luck for your transfer today and fingers crossed the 2nd embryo catches up. Never heard about two embryos working against each other I have mostly had 2 transferred. ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽŠğŸ¥³ğŸ’ªğŸ¤žğŸ€ xx

Hope76 in reply to Coral76

Thanks Coral it all went smoothly now the waiting game. It’s only if they are completely different grades according to the embryologist anyway. I was slightly dismayed at first when heard we are going with the 1 but hey at my age it’s a miracle that we have one Top Grade so am so grateful to get this one last chance.... and hey as I keep reading everywhere on here it only does take 1 and I have to think positive ğŸ™ğŸ»ğŸ¤žğŸ¼ğŸ€

Coral76 in reply to Hope76

Glad the transfer went well, yes definitely all about the positives and yes it does good luck xx

Wonderful news!!! Wishing you so much luck for your transfer x

Hope76 in reply to Tryagain45

Thank you, so pleased transfer went smoothly. I seen my embie baby like a flash of light go shooting back where it belongs...... clear as day on the screen. I feel it’s a great sign x

Amazing news 👏 what dosage have you been taking? Wishing you lots of luck for the transfer x

Hope76 in reply to Smudgepinks

Thanks so much 🙏🏻

As I have been taking it quite regularly since January been taking only 200mg daily. This morning was my last dose as decided best stop as so unsure about taking during 2ww. Am not convinced I should be and Dr advised against it.

I know some women swear by 600mg but my research was 200mg of ubiquinol is sufficient. It’s only if taking coq10 you need to take more as it doesn’t absorb as quick.

Fab news hun 😃

Fingers crossed and let this rainbow baby stay where it belong 🙏🙏🍀xx

Hope76 in reply to Olivia1980xxx

Thanks Olivia.

I take great comfort from fact it was so clear on the screen. Was like a flash of light shooting in where it belongs. Last time I remember seeing it as clear was when we conceived our son 5 years ago.

How are you getting on? Like me I know the struggle for second baby is horrendous. Will you be starting a fresh cycle again soon ? x

Olivia1980xxx in reply to Hope76

Hi hun this last transfer for the very first time we took video and photos . It was like u describe flash of light shooting 🥰

We have a appointment with the doctor in a clinic next to me on 15 sep . I’m really glad that they do NK cells and I can have laparoscopy or if we decide PGS test...but that I will leave for last ... More likely we need to do fresh cycle us we don’t have anymore frostie. I just hope I will get some answers before we start next cycle.

My baby girl turned 3 in may and trying for sibling for her is much harder then I thought 😔

I got my fingers crossed for u hun 🙏 Lets your little one stay when it belong 🙏🙏🍀xxx

Transfer your top quality one as a single transfer. Similar story to you, 40 years old 3 round of ivf , have never had a good enough quality to transfer before. This cycle I got one grade A and 2 grade C embryos.

Advice from gynaecologist was transfer 2 due to age but embryologist suggested only transferring the A grade one due to the C potentially affecting implantation of the Better grade embryo.

Well I transfer the A on the 16th of last month and I’m now pregnant and awaiting my 8 weeks scan on the 20th August.

Oh my goodness you have no idea how much this helps right now thank you 👌🏻

We did a single transfer this morning embryo was top grade, 8 cell. As second one is still only at 4 cells they will continue to grow it until Monday.

I am however focusing on our top grade embie. Transfer went great, seen the flash of light shoot right in which is always a good sign ğŸ¤žğŸ¼

May I ask.... did you take ubiquinol during your cycle? Am trying to figure out when to stop taking per day. My DR doesn’t support use so I am on the fence different stuff online....I can’t see how it would do harm but am thinking stopping now since we don’t know if safe while pregnant.

Wishing you all the best for your first scan and a huge congratulations ğŸŽ‰

Sorry just realised that I hadn’t answered your questions. Yeh in the 10 weeks before egg retrieval I look a combined pregnancy multi vitamin containing folic acid and vitamins D.

I also took DHEA 75 mgs a day and ubiquinol 200 mgs which I stopped 2 days before transfer. Xx

Thank you. That is reassuring, I stopped the ubiquinol morning just before transfer so all good. So much mixed info online & I asked my DR who advises stop now x

Thinking of you 😘🙏❤️

Hope76 in reply to FertileMind

Thanks so much , really appreciate the support. Where are you with your treatment ? 😘

FertileMind in reply to Hope76

Hi Hope, I love the flash of light - it's almost like a little soul arrives! 4 frosties...sending them love and light as docs say less than 1% chance, but every individual is different and the Universe/God has it's own timing/ideas... Ubiquinol is actually made in our cells, but as we get older we make less of it, which is why we age. It's so important for energy for the help the egg split into 23 I can't see there be any problem taking Ubiquinol if it's made in the body...butdo what you feel is right for you. See how the advice "to take" or "not to take" sits with you, intuitively. xx Praying your embie sticks beautifully. xx

Hope76 in reply to FertileMind

You’re right that’s exactly what it’s like. 😘 4 Frosties is fantastic am sorry the Dr giving them such a small chance but hey it’s still a chance. I asked the universe to give me the best quality embryo I have ever had. It worked, okay it was only 1 but still it only takes 1 right ğŸ¤žğŸ¼

Regarding ubiquinol, yes I completely agree and wonder why Dr’s cannot see the benefits... I have read exactly what you are saying so this is why I was so undecided. I took one yesterday before transfer and well am still deciding about today... am Defo giving it more thought this evening.

Thanks so much and I wish you so much luck going forward ğŸ€ğŸ™ğŸ»ğŸ¤žğŸ¼

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