18 eggs retrieved, 18 eggs fertilized
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BekyVice - February 2

Hello! On the off chance that you get this and can respond before the weekend is over....

I'm 43 and in my second IVF/ICSI cycle. This is day 3 and the lab has just told us that 9 of the 18 eggs that fertilized (all 18 were mature) can be cultured to blast for transfer on Sunday (2/4). Their ratings (cell count first, then grade; 4 being best) were:
12-4
12-4
13-3
12-3

11-3
9-3
8-4
7-4
7-3

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question is: I'm 43 so I KNOW 90% of my eggs are fried. And last IVF/ICSI resulted in chemical pregnancy with only one blast making it. But clinic only wants to put back 2, possibly 3 at the most, but most likely two at this point because they look so good. I'm saying, 10% of 9 is not even ONE good (unfried) egg... and they should know this statistic, right? So, I want to insist they put ALL that make it to blast back. I'm stressing over the fact that they will freeze most and (of course) they won't likely survive the thaw, etc., and we'll have wasted good blasts.

So, I guess my question is, are they right? And what is the down side of putting them all back in? Say we put 5 back in, or 6. No way could we have multiples with my maternal age statistics, right? Why not give them all a chance just to see which is the 1 egg of the bunch that wasn't fried? What would your clinic do?

Thanks in advance for your wonderful forum and your patience!

 

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