Hi Dr. Smith,
I also had this happen to me at my transfer last week. Day 5 transfer using DE - we transferred 2 Grade 4AA blasts with embryo glue. The embryologist immediately checked the catheter, discovered one was stuck, and it was then transferred also. Transfer was easy and otherwise uneventful. You stated that this does not appear to cause trauma to the endometrium, but what about to the blasts themselves? The doctor and embryologist assured me that it would not.
A couple of other questions - what is your opinion of embryo glue? I had a DE cycle (fresh and one FET) fail this year which is why they recommended it. I have no known uterine/immune/implantation issues, after extensive testing.
Finally, this cycle was excellent - donor (proven) had 28 eggs retrieved, 24 fertilized, and 15 embryos made it to blast (the 2 we transferred plus 13 frozen). Of the thirteen frozen, 9 were frozen on day 5 and 4 on day 6 -all were expanded to about 4 and 11 are AA and 2 were AB). (My previous cyle, which was with a first-time donor, resulted in 4 total blasts, the 2 transferred on day 5 were 3AA and the 2 frozen on day 6 were 2AA and I think 3AA.) The embryologist was ecstatic. This clinic's fresh DE cycle success rate is about 65%. I am hoping the sheer number and quality bodes well for my upcoming beta? Do you think my chances are better this time? (At least I have good back-up in the freezer!) Thanks in advance - you are a lifesaver!