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Amber77

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Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 4:22pm

How many embryos to defrost?

Hi again, we have to tell at Mary's on Thursday how many embryos we want defrosting. We currently have 3 donor embryos. We've been told that if we only have 1 thawed and it doesn't survive then that's game over for this attempt and we start the process all over again... If we have 2 thawed and they both survive we can either have both popped in or have one and destroy one... Really don't know what to do, any advise? X

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Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 4:43pm

Hi, only you can really decide. When I did FET I defrosted 2 because the odds of just one surviving were quite low. We defrosted 2 and had 1 to transfer. However had both survived I would have been happy to have both transferred. I guess that's what you have to ask yourself if you would Like 2 transferred or if not if you would be happy to discard the remaining embryo?

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Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 6:25pm

I would personally rather wait another month (unless you are comfortable with the possibility of having twins) than discarding a perfectly good embryo but it is a very personal choice and instead of discarding you can also donate it for research xx

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Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 7:34pm

I had 5 frosties, they defrosted 2 and neither survived so they defrosted another 2, one survived and they thawed the final one and transfered 2. I personally would feel very uneasy only defrosting 1.

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Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 7:40pm

I had 3 to defrost but my clinic only allowed them to defrost one by one. They did say if the frat didn't defrost they'd defrost the next then the next. However they only allow one transferred if you're aged under 35. I was lucky that my first embryo did defrost. Good luck x
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Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 8:36pm

Hi again,

All the replies made me remember that freezing techniques still differ. You get the best results with vitrification so might be worth asking the clinic what did they use. It can also depend how old the embryos are sorry can't remember how many days is the best to freeze but you could ask clinic

I also wonder why they only let you have one go at defrosting when Curlytails could have hers defrosted in bits? ?(

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Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 11:09am

I had the same advice as Net. I would challenge them on the advice you have been given. It doesn't take long for them to defrost (when I turned up for ET they hadn't started yet and sent me off for tea and cake) so they should be able to defrost just one and then another if the first doesn't make it. Good luck!
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Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 2:09pm

Newly Wed I think we are at the same clinic (Guys) and yes the same with me they hadn't even defrosted mine when I got there.
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