Age effect on transfer day
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Paula D - February 7

Dear Dr. Jacobs,

I asked my doctor about doing my next transfer (my second IVF) on day 5 based on an online conversation between you and Lauren.

He said that because of my age, 39 this month, he would not recommend it because I may end up with no embryos to transfer.

On my first IVF I had 14 eggs and 5 fertilized and 2 transferred on day 3. They were catagorized as 9GA and 6FA.

I was just wondering if you could comment on my doctor's advice?

Thanks in advance for the assistance.

Paula

 

B. Jacobs, M. D. - February 7

The age of your uterus is not an issue. The issue is the age of your eggs. We do day 5 transfers of blastocyst the vast majority of the time, regardless of the age of the patient. Genes from the sperm do not play a role in embryo growth and developement until after day 3. Not all of the good looking embryos on day 3 grow to blastocysts. We cannot tell on day 3 which ones wil grow and ehich ones will not. On day 5, we have more information to select embryos for transfer.
Good luck.

 

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