IVF BFP's ~ 3dt or 5dt?

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Postby bbpac » Tue May 10, 2011 11:50 am

I just read through this thread and I LOVE it, I hope we can get some more responses! I just had 10 out of 11 eggs fertilized and My RE and embryologistas says with that many, we should wait and do 5 day transfer (Sat May 14th) with best embryo...I can only transfer one because I have half a uterus. I hope to freeze some too!!
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Me (31) DH (35) DSD (6) Syrus (lab) TTC#1 since 7/08 M/C at 9 wks 6/09 Dx with Unicornuate uterus with left tube 8/10
Several medicated IUI's failed.
Lap 11/4 removed moderate endo, left endometrioma, scar tissue and right tube removed
3/8/11 IVF cancelled-Large cyst left ovary-BCP
4/21 start lupron for IVF
5/9 11 eggs retrieved
5/10 10 out of 11 fertilized-grow babies!!
5/14 5 day single embryo transfer; 6 frozen
beta#1 10dpt 81 Progesterone 75
**beta kept rising, but baby not growing D&C
09/15/11 FET with lupron, estrogen patch and viagra suppositories...
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Postby bbpac » Mon May 23, 2011 6:50 am

I just got my BFP after a single 5 day blast transfer! I had 10 eggs so the option of waiting to see which one was strongest was nice. Only one was at the blast stage. One was falling behind...so if we would have chosen that one on day 3...who knows???
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Me (31) DH (35) DSD (6) Syrus (lab) TTC#1 since 7/08 M/C at 9 wks 6/09 Dx with Unicornuate uterus with left tube 8/10
Several medicated IUI's failed.
Lap 11/4 removed moderate endo, left endometrioma, scar tissue and right tube removed
3/8/11 IVF cancelled-Large cyst left ovary-BCP
4/21 start lupron for IVF
5/9 11 eggs retrieved
5/10 10 out of 11 fertilized-grow babies!!
5/14 5 day single embryo transfer; 6 frozen
beta#1 10dpt 81 Progesterone 75
**beta kept rising, but baby not growing D&C
09/15/11 FET with lupron, estrogen patch and viagra suppositories...
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Postby loutoo » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:31 am

I done a 5dt this time, i had 6 top quality embies on day 3 so it was suggested i go to day 5 by day 5 only one had survived to blast. 5dt definatley filters out the best. oh igot by BFP with it too!!!
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StoppedBCP 2002, started TTC 2006 - Unexplained Infertility
All results normal 6 cycles clomid- BFN
IVF#1 16 eggs retrieved, 14 mature only 1 precious one fertilized- BFN!!!
ivf/icsi#2 20 eggs retrieved, 17 icsi'd and 6 fertilized, day 3 all 6 top quality, day 5 1 blast an 5 morulas, 1 day 5 blast transfered 16/05/2011, none to freeze
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Postby Buggie » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:59 am

I need an option for a day 4 transfer. I got my BFP this morning, 8dp4dt! It's so early, but I'm cautiously optimistic for now.

We had 17 eggs, 11 mature, 8 fertilized, and at 4 days we had one awesome looking one and two really good looking ones left. We transferred Awesome and 1 Very Good and left the last one to see if we could freeze it on day 5. They said none to freeze.

I think part of the reason we had so few make it to the end was because my doc had to trigger me a day or two before he wanted to because my E2 levels were around 5000 and he figured I'd get OHSS. Thankfully, that didn't happen and he let me transfer (he said if I looked hyperstimulated at all on transfer day he was going to make me freeze 'em).

So... woo hoo for the elusive day 4 transfer!!!
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Postby Missdewy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:08 am

We transfered 2 beautiful day 5 expanded blasts! We were lucky enough to have 4 more to freeze too so we didnt' have to stress about a 3 day transfer. My doc is pretty adament about 5 day transfers because he thinks you should wait to but the embyros in for them to reach blast stage since normally they'd be in the tubes until then. For me though, if we'd only had 2 left at day three I'd be begging for a transfer that day!
Me (Lindsey) 26, DH 28
TTC #1 since 5/09
Stage 3 endometriosis dx by lap 5/10
On the Endo Diet (no dairy, gluten)
Clomid cycles 1-4 - BFN after BFN
IVF 1 - Long Lupron Protocol, cancelled due to poor response.
Dx - DOR

IVF 1.5 with Dr. Sher in Vegas!
8 mature eggs, 6 made it blast!
Transfered 2 beautiful bubbles, 4 babies on ice!
Pos HPT 6dp5dt, First beta 8dp5dt = 62, second 10dp5dt = 160!
Ultrasounds at 7 wks, 8 wks, 10 wks and 12 wks looked great!

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Postby sugar_n_spice » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:57 pm

I think its all just down to luck...I did a 2dt and it worked for me...previously i had done 5dt and they didn't work.....
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DS 6 yrs - conceived with no problems
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4 x IUI & 3 x IVF = BFN :-(
Feb 10 - LAP/Hyc surgery. Mild endo removed.
Jan11 - IVF = BFP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) :-)
26 Oct 11 - Baby Archie is here :-) xo
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Postby elbee » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:10 pm

I did a 3dt of a 5-cell and a 6-cell embryo and am pregnant with one. I did not eat any pineapple. My transfer was in the afternoon, and the next day we drove two hours to a college football game. I sat most of the time but definitely did some light walking, so I didn't exactly follow the 48 hour bed rest. I also took a nap the evening of the transfer and I was under a fleece blanket and got WAY hot...thought I might have overheated the embies. Oh, and I wore warm vanilla sugar and cocoa butter lotion, a small amount of perfume, hair products in my hair, and clinical strength scented deodorant, and all is well (apparently some REs say to wear NO scents to retrieval or transfer because it can harm the embies, but mine didn't and I'm not sure how much of a risk it really is).

My point is that, in my opinion, even if you don't follow all of the "rules" to a T if a baby is meant to be then it will be. I actually feel a gentle, refreshing walk on a beautiful day is probably just as good as bed rest. You increase blood flow and feel good endorphins. I can see why 5dt can be a good option, but my RE feels like embryos will do better in their natural environment, so they most often do 3dt. We froze our third embryo, which was only 4 cells the morning of the transfer but grew to 6 cells that afternoon before being frozen (on day 3). I feel like it certainly has great potential to be a child, but definitely would not have likely made it to a 5 day blast in the lab setting and would be "discarded" at many clinics. I am thankful that my clinic's criteria for freezing embryos is not nearly as harsh as some I have heard of. I believe each one should have a fighting chance.
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DD - 6-11-12
July '10-Me-high FSH, DH-<2% motility + ASA

IVF #1 Jan '11-3 mature eggs, 1 fertilized w/ICSI but did not divide, 1 zygote transferred on day 3-BFN
IVF #2 March '11-8 eggs, 4 mature, 0 fertilized w/ICSI :cry:
IVF #3 July '11 cancelled-converted to IUI-BFN
IVF #4 Sep. '11-7 retrieved, 3 mature, all 3 fertilized with thawed TESE sperm.
Transferred 2 beautiful embryos on day 3 :) BFP :D Beta#1=256 (15dpo) Beta#2=568 (17dpo) Beta#3=1864 (20dpo)
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Postby want2bamommy24 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:25 pm

I just got my BFP today - 8dp3dt. My doctor does a "wait and see" method and determines if he thinks a good number of embies will make it to day 5 to determine whether he does a day 3 or day 5 transfer. I was really bummed when I got the call that we were doing a day 3 transfer because I knew that meant he didn't think I'd be having many blasts. We transferred 3 embies (2 10-cell, grade one and 1 8-cell, grade two) on day 3, and I got my BFP today!!:) None of my remaining embies made it to blast, so I know the best ones were transferred! Beta #1 (10dp3dt) = 91 and beta #2 (12dp3dt) = 205!!
Me (Jamie) - 30, DH - 31
DS born 7.10.12 via IVF after 4 years TTC!!

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Postby Lami » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:54 am

I thought I had voted but maybe not?
I got a BFP both IVF rounds with a day 3 transfer!!

IVF1- BFP at 11DPO 2 embies transferred 1 baby (DS)
IVF2-BFP at 10DPO 2 embies transferred 1 baby ( Current pregnancy)
ME-26 DH-30 DX PCOS 7/09 Clomid IUI 8/09 9/09 10/09- HSG 10/26/09 Tubes clear 11/6/09- Gonal F IUI 12/18/09 Gonal-F CXL cysts in ovary start BC pills to resolve IVF-1/10- BFP! 2/9/10 BFP!!
ITS A BOY Born 10/18/10
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7/11 SHG-all clear
BCP in prep for IVF
Stop BCP IVF denied
IUI #1/#2 BFN
IUI#3- IVF 11/11
ER- 11/15
ET-11/18 1-8-cell high grade 1-12 cell
BFP!!!! 11/25 STICK BEAN(S)
Beta 11/28- 94
Beta 12/1- 341
Beta 12/6-2680
U/S ONE beautiful baby heart rate 106
U/S 8 week- H/R 167
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Postby Kylee » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:10 pm

I got my bfp 8dp5dt: it was blazing and today's beta is 120 w/ one embie.
Me:32 - DH:43 - TTC #1 since Sept' 09
9/10-12/10: Clomid cycles, BFN
8/11: Updated HSG, bilateral hydrosalpinx 12/2: Bilateral salpingectomy
1/09: Day 3 blood draws 1/10: BCP started 1/10: Sonogram/ultrasound- 36 Follies!!!!!! :-) jump:
1/29: Lupron start 2/4: Follistim added
2/13:Repronex added
2/22 Retrieval - 26 total, 20 mature, Final report 20/20 fertilized!!!!!!!!!! 2/27: Day 5 ET, 1 gorgeous 4AA transferred and 6-4AA snowbabies
3/6: 8dp5dt: BFP!!!!
3/7: Beta.....120
3/9: Beta.....440
Our Sweet Pea was born 10/19/12 @ 36w3d 6lbs 4 oz Its a girl!!
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Postby ptcruzer80 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:57 pm

I'm so excited to be posting here! After five years of unexplained IF, I've finally got my first BFP! We transfered 2 day five blasts and I had a very faint second line 5dp5dt and my beta was 9dp5dt at 126!
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Postby Kristiev » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:07 am

i had a 6-day transfer.
my clinic likes to transfer blasts.
if there are enough eggs they will try to grow them past 3 days.
if several good ones are still in the running on day 5 they wait another day.
on day 6 they choose the strongest ones and freeze the rest.
i had 20 eggs, 15 fertilised, 2 TX day 6, 2 frozen. BFP 6 days past 6 day transfer.
Me - 36 (Kristie) DH - 37 (Will)
DS, born August 2009.

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Postby BMCgirl » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:57 pm

With DD I got my BFP after a 3-day transfer. With this IVF, I switched clinics and they only did 5 day transfers, despite my best efforts to convice them to let me have a 3-day transfer since I only had 2 eggs fertilize. I got a BFP 4dp5dt.
Me (Stefanie): 32, DH: 34
Unexplained Infertility, Mild endometriosis
IVF #1 Oct '08 BFN, immature eggs
IVF #2 March 09'-experimental protocol (unstimulated, single egg-retrieval), miracle BFP 4/8/09!!
Beta #1, 486 (16 DPO), Beta #2 990 (18 DPO)Siena is here! 12/17/09, 7lbs 9oz, c-section
Trying to conceive #2 since 10/10
IVF #3 Feb '12, 25 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized, They both made it! 2 beautiful blasts transferred 3/26.
Beta #1: 308 (14dpo) Beta #2: 735 (16dpo)
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Postby Bashert0524 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:11 pm

I did a 3dt with a fresh cycle. Because it was fresh, I didn't get the choice. I got my BFP at 6dp3dt.
Me (Shari): 31 - irregular cycles, inconsistent O, PCOS, IR, empty follicles, HSG clear
DH: 35 - normal
Together since 11/2007
Married 10/2009

TTC #1 since 2/2010
IVF #1: 4/2012
ER: April 5th
ET: April 8th - one beautiful A8 embie transferred
4/14/12 - :bfp: (6dp3dt)
Beta #1: April 19th - 158 @14dpo
Beta #2: April 21st - 254 @16dpo
1st scan 5/3/12 @6w - saw a beautiful heartbeat!
5/10/12 :hb: 137 @7w
5/17/12 :hb: 167 @8w
DD born 12/6/12 - 4lbs 1oz, 17" long (36w6d)

TTC #2 since 4/2013
6/12 - :bfp: 11dpo
:angel: 6/28 Terminated. Ectopic. 5w6d

IVF #2 - 8/2013
ER: 8/13/13
ET: 8/16/13 - 1 beautiful B8 embie!
8/23 - :bfp: (7dp3dt)
Beta #1: August 27th 179 @ 14dpo
Beta #2: August 29th ? @16dpo
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Postby KMP » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:21 am

We transferred 2 embryos - grade A1 and A2 - on day 3 because they were the only two to make it and I'm 35. I will be 6 weeks pregnant on Sunday (yay!!) with my first ultrasound scheduled for July 10th at 7 weeks and 2 days. I tested positive at 8dp3dt and only had one beta at 13dp3dt, which was 330.
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