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  • Sophia boyle

    Am very concerned did blastocyst tranfer and had an accident same day. Should I be worried as I didn’t call my gynecologist after the accident that same day.

    October 02, 2021
  • santhathi

    Very useful information on blastocyst culturing.

    July 07, 2021
  • Anonymous

    I am 27 years .have undergone endometrioma and myomectomy operation which spiked down my egg reserve from 5 to 1.8..I had egg retrieval which only 7 eggs were retrieved ,5 fertilized,had only 3 embryos on day 2,about to get a call from the embriologist on day 3..wishing and praying all survives and makes it to blastocyst stage..please pray for me

    March 07, 2020
  • Dava

    I got 2 embroys transferred 15 days back , one got implanted and other was not, What will happen to the failed embryo.?

    December 27, 2019
  • Kay

    I had 6 eggs collected and 5 fertilised 4 made day 5 blastosist. I had 1 transferred fresh cycle and 3 frozen my fresh embryo was negative and I’m now day 2 of fet 2 embryos put back in this is our last go now so nerves are shattered just really hope this time works and at least 1 implants can everyone cross your fingers for us please.

    December 17, 2019
    • Kayte

      Hoping if all works out for you

      December 18, 2019
    • Alex

      Did you get pregnant?

      February 25, 2020
  • Mandm

    I am in my 3 IVF try now . I har only 1 embryo fertilized and transfer. And to Say is my day 8 after dag 5 embry transfer. And the test was negative. Has anyone had any experience to share… please .? I am a latter lost!

    November 28, 2019
  • Selvi

    Hi.. im ttc for 8yrs. Im nearly 38yrs.. my last IUI failed. 1st time trying ivf. Last 27/11 retrieved 3eggs and only 1 egg fertilize. 30/11 will do embryo transfer.. im so worried .. will my ivf success with 1embryo transfer .. anyone hav experience it??

    November 28, 2019
  • Mai Nat

    Hello ladies.. i am 33 years, had 2 ectopic pregnancies in 2011 and 2016 and lost both my tubes. We started our IVf journey in January 2019 had 41 eggs retrieved, 19 fertilised (7 via ICSI & 12 on their own). They all were day 5+ embryos. i had to stop the cycle due to OHSS. It took 2 months for me to recover. I’m due for my first FET next Tuesday but the Dr. said he might not put back 2 embryos as they say i’m very fertile so they fear my embryos might split. I just pray the one survives and i get to carry my baby. I have been waiting for too long and in my country (Zimbabwe) you are shunned by family if you are married and dont have a child. Please pray for me, i am emotionally and financially drained

    March 21, 2019
    • Mai Nat

      Oh because of funds we only managed to freeze 8 embryos.

      March 21, 2019
    • Hollifer

      I will keep you in my prayers!

      April 20, 2019
    • Deepika

      Hi Mai Nat.. My story is same as yours.. My embryo transfer will happen in some where in january.. Tell me what happened after your transfer..

      December 08, 2019
    • Zimgirl

      How did it go Mai Nati. I’m from Zimbabwe like you, 8 years ttc. Just did my first fet.

      July 05, 2021
    • Hargirl

      Were you successful mai nati, am also local to u. I had my 1st IVF fail this year and it was heartbreaking. Will soon go for my fet, so terrified

      August 10, 2021
    • Socorro Mendez

      That must be hard for you. I lost my first tube but before that had multiple miscarriages. And after had 3 girls with one tube. After that has lost my other tube. I went though IVF and did not work.

      January 01, 2022
  • 4DD

    I have a frozen 4DD blastocyst. (The lab uses the Gardner grading system.) It was frozen as it had developed further from an early blastocyst to 4DD from day 5 to day 6. Is it worth trying to use it? It seems it is not worth spending more money on this as the chances are so remote. What do you think? Do you freeze 4DDs?
    Thank you.

    March 04, 2019
  • Woods

    Hi everyone. I have had 2 day 5 blastocyst embryo’s transfered and await a pregnancy test a week today. One embryo was a grade 4CD and the other an EB1 – so both very poor quality. I wish the clinic didn’t give me the grading as I have felt like they had no chance of surviving from the start. Had anyone had a positive from low grade embryos?

    February 01, 2019
    • Lauren

      Any luck with these embryos Woods?

      April 23, 2019
  • Happy

    We are both 30 (very low sperm count) long story short. 12 eggs retrieved, 9 suitable for icsi, 7 sucessfully fertilized, all 7 became day 5 blastocysts, of which 4 were good enough for transfer/freezing. We had 1 transferred and 3 frozen……. it split and now 13 weeks pregnant with twins!!!! So happy:-)

    January 26, 2019
    • Lia

      Im happy for you

      February 03, 2019
    • Lia

      I also had transferred one day 5 blastocyst.. now Im still waiting for beta hcg result.. im in day 4 after embrio transfer… Wish me luck like you do… And hope become twins also.. GBU

      February 03, 2019
    • Sylvia Sajna

      So happy for you

      April 09, 2019
    • Christina

      Congratulations!!!! I’m very excited for you. Did you find out at your 6 week ultrasound that you were pregnant with twins? What was your HCG level? I just had my single frozen embryo transfer and I’m praying that they split. My HCG is only at 174 at 12 days after transfer. I’m praying that it is still possible.

      April 13, 2019
    • Shelley

      I had one embryo transferred 6 days ago and have a strong bfp which is amazing compared to previous bfps, wondering if it’s split!

      April 17, 2019
  • Marie

    Hi, this is my first IVF cycle i am 39, I had an etopic a few years back in my last tube which was removed a few months ago to prepare for IVF..I had egg collection yesterday, they retrieved 22 eggs..I was advised yesterday to do a frozen cycle instead of a fresh one to prepare my womb..I received a call today 7 have fertilized so I will be doing blastocyst at day 5 to be frozen if of course they survive I am aware I may not get any after day 5.. I am receiving 2 embryo transfer if all goes well, pls pray for me!

    December 06, 2018
    • Kerry

      Hi Marie, hope all is going well.
      I am a surrogate and I’m currently 7 weeks pregnant. We selected to have 1 5 day blastocyst transfer and just hoped for the best as we only had 3 viable eggs. It worked first time and as I said I’m now currently 7 weeks pregnant with identical twins.
      I’m wishing you all the luck in the world with your fatility journey

      December 16, 2018
  • Tasneem

    I’m a 25 year old and Unsure if I must transfer 1 or 2 blastocysts.. did anyone experience a high risk pregnancy with transferring 2?

    November 08, 2018
    • Elle

      I transferred 2 blastocyst when I was 26 yrs. I had a singleton, normal pregnancy and my beautiful DD is almost 6yrs old and healthy!

      December 13, 2018
  • Lorraine

    Hi, I just want to give hope to all you wonderful people who see this page. In 2016 at age 44, I had 2 fresh cycle blastocysts transferred. At 6 weeks of pregnancy one foetus died (I thought all was lost in the bleed), but I was put on double progesterone for a few days till the blood loss stopped and a scan revealed our healthy day. She is now 19 months of age and perfection itself! I have this month returned to my clinic had my last 2 frozen embryos transferred (we had 4 in our original cycle. Both were great quality 1AA and 2BB and survived the thaw. I am now on day 5 post transfer and we wait patiently (and nervously) for our result. I am well apart from some small pink discharge so doc advised to leave off the aspirin for a few days and fingers crossed we can have success again. This is our last attempt as I am now 46 years old. To all who are on this journey, best of luck and have faith… I hope my story gives hope and we pray for the blessing of success again (even though I still cry for my lost twin) xx

    May 27, 2018
    • DeNiece

      Thank your for sharing! I’m 42 and just had egg retrieval two days ago. They only retrieved 4 eggs, and so far 3 out of the 4 have fertilized. Your story gives me hope!

      June 27, 2018
    • Natalie

      Hello did you get a BFP?

      July 20, 2018
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      July 20, 2018
    • Judie

      Thanks for sharing. I am inspired and encouraged by your story and wish you the best in your journey. xxxxx

      October 19, 2018
    • Susan

      Hi Lorraine

      Your story is so inspiring. I am 44 yo and just had 10 eggs retrieved. 8 fertilized. I am awaiting to see how many live to blastocyst stage. I hear all of the statistics so tend to be rather negative.

      October 23, 2018
    • Keity

      Thank you for sharing. Your story really gives me hope (perfect timing 🙂 )

      November 03, 2018
    • Jenny

      Hi im 30 years old i had 2 frozen embryos transferred but result is negative. Have 1 more left hope it will work

      November 16, 2018
    • Sandra Spencer

      Hi Lorraine
      Thank you for sharing your story . I am 44 next month just started ivf 2 eggs made it but on last day to be frozen didn’t make it . Any ideas how to increase your egg count for my next round of ivf

      April 09, 2019
    • Lisa


      It’s been 5 days since my fresh 2 blastocyst Transfer and I am spotting pink light discharge.
      I am nervous as this is what happens prior to me getting my period. Was yours successful after spotting?


      November 24, 2019
    • Angela

      Lorraine, this is so beautiful story! I am 42, I live in Europe in Croatia, and here is very rare almost impossible for woman after 42 to give birth even with ivf. The procedure for ivf is different, not very successfully.. can you tell me please what stimulation protocol did you have? What is recommended there for older women for stimulation protocol And did you take something for egg quality?

      December 19, 2019
    • Maria Germino

      I just turned 44 yesterday. I have done 3 IVF. All had eggs that lasted to blast stage(day5). All were abnormal when tested and some they wouldn’t send bc they send they weren’t good at all.
      Is there anything you did? Supplements or diet? Any advice?
      Congrats to you and best of luck

      October 27, 2021
  • Angela Smith

    Thank you for sharing this. Appreciated. How did the transfer go?

    February 12, 2018
  • Mira

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Mira and 29 years old. My husband and I just started our IVF journey. I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 20. I feel very nervous but my doctor seems very confident so it gives me peace of mind. I’m going to the IVF class this Thu and will starts Meds on Friday. So excited and scared at the same time. Hope it works out for us.

    February 04, 2018
    • Mani mani

      Hey….i knw its too late to answer but i hope u got gud results.oll d best

      March 20, 2018
    • Sladja

      Hey Mira I am just going trough and have seen you were starting your first IVF. How did you go?

      May 24, 2018
    • Trisha

      Hi Mira I know it’s quite late to ask you this but saw that you went thro ur first IVf how ws it?? Please let me know as even I wear gng thro the same I am on day 6 of my cycle with gonal F injections

      April 04, 2019
  • Christie

    I’m 30 years and I had my first ivf in June… had a frozen cycle but unfortunately the results were negative… so we decided to go for a second round and we got lucky and 2 blastocyst where transferred… today is Sunday and was due for pregnancy test last week Wednesday…truth is I’m so scared of what the results maybe… don’t think I can another disappointment but tomorrow morning will definitely buy a pregnancy test and just pray for the best

    September 11, 2017
    • Dila

      I am 31 years old from Singapore. I had 2 frozen day 5 blastocysts transferred yesterday (24oct2017). This is my second ivf cycle. My first ivf cycle was 2 years ago and it was successful with 1 frozen day 5 blastocyst transferred. What’s your results Christie? I will know my results on the 1st nov 2017. Wishing all the best to couples who are undergoing ivf now.

      October 25, 2017
    • carla

      How did it go Christie? praying for you <3

      November 16, 2017
    • Faizr

      Dila, which hospital you went for your IVF/ICSI?

      My wife age 32 did her first IUI treatment at KKH, Singapore in May 2017 but unfortunately the results were negative. On September 2017, we did a ICSI 1 fresh day 5 blastocyst (Grade B2) transferred and again the results were negative.

      Now we are left with 2 frozen day 5 blastocysts both in grade B2 with a good 92% thawing rate as mentioned by the embryologist and Dr Veronique Viardot. Our FET’s cycle will start next month and we decided to opt in for 2 blastocysts transfer. Hopefully it’s going to be a good success result. Any tips before or after treatment as in what to eat and what not to eat and etc?

      November 20, 2017
  • Preeti

    I had my blastocyst transfer on 13th july 2017. Now I have a negative result. On the day of transter after 5 hours I peed sitting on the floor. Was it a mistake on my part? Is it avoidable after embryo transfer?

    August 05, 2017
    • Lady

      Did u find out to ur doctor what went wrong?

      August 16, 2017
  • anna

    I had 2 day 6 FET implanted on June 8th.

    I have no symptoms. It did not look like it was in blastocyst based on the picz online. It looks like a 14-16 cell morula.

    I will find out Tuesday.

    June 18, 2017
    • Tracy

      Hi, did it work? Did you get a positive?

      August 24, 2017
  • Cathy

    Hi! I had 2 iui’s already. Last was 2014. I am now 39yo and getting ready for ivf. I prefer blastocyst (day5) embryo transfer than day2 embryo. Do you think day5 is really better to have likely outcome than day2 embryo transfer? I am nervous really. I’ve been wanting a baby for years.

    June 04, 2017
    • Palak

      Sir I m going for ivf next month with donor’s egg. I m 42. I prefer to go day 5 blastocyst transfer. But my dr. Said she will do one day 3 embryo transfer nd one day 5 blastocyst transfer. What do I do? Do I insist to do both blastocyst transfer?

      April 09, 2018
  • Amanda conway

    Hi was my first ivf and everything was good. My journey ivf. They said because off My age 41 now. I don’t have enough good eggs. So all my appointment was good scans. Didn’t have to up my injections. I had 2 good blastocyst put in last sun 10 days ago. Got test still this Friday. But I started to bleed monday. Got belly cramps. It feels like a period. Just can’t get my head around it. That everything was good

    May 24, 2017
  • Beverley

    I had day 3 embryo transfer on 11th may we had 7 survived eggs 5 had fertilised, we had 2 implanted and sadly the other 3 didn’t make the blastocyst stage so had to be disposed off , so feeling quite anxious as tomorrow we go for the blood test , this is our only chance

    May 21, 2017
  • Cece

    I am turning 41 in a few days time, had 10 egg retrieval on the 16th may this year. It was very exhausting and I had so much pain. I have been taking paracetamol as advised but I signed up for e-freeze trial as I had 8 fertilised eggs and 5 good embryones at day 3. I am pre-scheduled for a transfer this Sunday for a day 5 blastocyst in case I change my mind about the e-freeze. My husband and I talked about it and we decided to go for fresh transfer subject to my feeling ok on Sunday. When I was informed by the embryologist that e-freeze has its own risk as there is a possibility that the egg may not survive the thawing process,
    it made me think twice about the e-freeze trial cos I thought,what was the point of paying so much for my IVF and then miss the opportunity for a fresh transfer when am not even sure if the embryo will survive the thawing process if frozen. Just wondering, has anyone gone through the e-freeze trial for their first IVF? and if so, was the frozen successful? Many thanks

    May 19, 2017
    • Jo

      Hi Cece,
      I am having the exact same thoughts and I’m not sure what to do. I also have signed up to the E-Freeze trial but am paying for IVF treatment. Studies seem to suggest a better outcome for FET’s but I am also worried that the embryos may not survive the feeding and thawing process. I think you have to go with your gut instinct maybe? x

      May 21, 2017
    • Katie

      Hi I had egg removal last year had 8 removed and all went under blastocyst. 5 survived but had to have these frozen as under went complications which ended up with me having to go under a operation. So a year later I was ready to have transfer of 2 eggs. Both eggs defrosted well one egg described as very good and the other egg described as in good condition! Had both transferred on Thursday and now just having the long wait until I do the pregnancy test! Fingers crossed. Hope this was helpful 🙂 x

      May 22, 2017
    • cris

      Yes. I had a frozen transfer of one day 5 blastcyst in January 2017. I am now 25 weeks pregnancy. I am 39 and this was our first ivf. We were very nervous because out of the 5 fertlized eggs we had, only 1 embryo made it to freeze. It was fortunately of good quality and survived the thawing process. We live in Las Vegas and our fertility doctor only does frozen embryo transfer. He is fantastic and has high success rates. I do recommend frozen transfers instead of fresh transfers. Your body is recovered from all the injections of the stimulation phase, and your uterus is more recetive to implantation. We are very happy and can’t wait for our miracle bean to arrive!

      June 23, 2017
    • Christie

      I’m 30 years old and 2 months ago I had a frozen cycle but unfortunately the results were negative… I just had another ivf done and I’m due for a pregnancy test… I’m hoping for all the best though I’m experiencing some pains

      September 11, 2017
    • Lamora Gordon

      I had a coworker that tried 3 cycles and her last embryo was frozen for 2 yrs..she is now 4 months pregnant.

      November 25, 2018
  • Cris

    Hi. I am 40 years old (two days to be 41) and after having an ectopic pregnancy late January I did a IVF transfer yesterday. 2 fresh 3 day type A embryos. Today I saw pink spotting in the toilet paper and then again brow spotting in the afternoon. I am a little bit concern as the transfer was just yesterday. I M having progesterone vaginal pills three times a day, aspirins once a day, folic acid plus lovenox 40 ( because I am trombopholic). Can you help in this matter please? Today is Saturday so my doctor is only available Monday. Thank you.

    December 17, 2016
    • Heather

      Hi Cris

      I’m going to start ivf in 3 months. I am also 40. All of my blood work was excellent with high ovarian reserve and many follicles. So I’m optimistic that I will have many eggs to work with with great quality. I’m curious was everything ok with your transfer. Hoping that all was well


      January 28, 2017
  • Jenny

    I’ve heard that a day 5 blastocyst that is frozen, later thawed and transferred, is counted as being on day 6 on the day of transfer. Others have said that if it was frozen on day 5, the day it is thawed and transferred later on is still day 5. Can you clarify?

    May 18, 2016
  • Keith

    My wife just turned 40 and had 4 eggs retrieved from 4 follicles. 3 out of these 4 eggs after being fertilized matured to high grade blastocysts. These 3 were tested and then frozen for later implantation.

    March 28, 2016
  • Maria

    Ladies it’s ma first time and first cycle of IVF very nervous .. I’m on ma day 6 of day 5 embryo transfer.. I did a test yesterday which was day 5 after ma transfer but the results was negative do u think it was too early or didn’t work !!!

    March 20, 2016
    • Jocelyn

      it maybe to early

      January 26, 2017
  • Amanda

    Scheduled for my 2nd round on March 23,2016. I will have two 5 day blastocyst implanted. I prayer at least 1 takes. We don’t have anymore eggs in our basket. Happy thoughts 🙂

    March 15, 2016
    • TK

      Good luck!!

      March 20, 2016
  • Tamara

    I had 3 morulas transferred on 11th Dec ’15, Eggs were collected & fertilised on Monday 7th Dec. I was told to lie down for about 20mins after the transfer. I didn’t have anymore bedrest, but I took it easy, spent most of the day sitting down, reading my e-mails. However, I had a bumpy ride home, (driver hit a speed bump badly), I got a hard jolt. I got home & spent the weekend in bed, but I haven’t had any symptoms,. (today is day 8, after embryo transfer), I am getting jittery.

    December 19, 2015
    • Terri Leigh

      How did your transfer go. I hope it’s resulted in a healthy pregnancy so far x

      February 14, 2016
    • butter

      How did your transfer go? Hope it was successful.

      March 07, 2016
    • Maria

      How u doing tamara..I hope everything work out the way u wanted to ..,

      March 20, 2016
  • charu

    Sir, my 3 iui n 1 ivf got i m going for 2 ivf blastocyst with egg donor . My age is 31n my husband age is both tubes r patent and all the test are normal n et is also good but after facing so many failures i am totally hopeless now.plz tell me blastocyst is sucessful process.or i should go for some other treatment.

    September 22, 2015

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