frozen embryos
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kaydim - November 21

I have two 6 day frozen embryos graded 3BB. I asked for the embryo report because I was shocked that there was anything to freeze as we had transferred five fresh embryos on day 3 (we had success). According to the lab report, the two frozen embryos were only at 2 cells and 3 cells on day three so they would probably never have been transferred for the fresh cycle. I guess I'm questioning why they would be "okay" to transfer now when they weren't good enough to transfer on day three. I just have a hard time believing 2 or 3 cell day 3 embryos would result in a healthy pregnancy. I hope you can shed some light for me. Thank you so much!

 

Dr Smith - November 22

You can't hurry love. Some embryos take an extra day to reach the blastocyst stage (i.e. Day 6). That doesn't mean that they shouldn't be frozen and/or transferred. If they are of adequate quality, Day 6 embryos can and do result in perfectly normal term pregnancies.

HOWEVER, in your particular case, embryos that recieve a grading of 3BB on Day 6 are a the bottom end of "freezable" quality. As you suspected, they do not have a great developmental potential. With only two 3BB Day 6 embryos, your chance of conceiving on an FET cycle is rather low - not zero, but I would guess below 10%.

 

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