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Old May 16th, 2017, 07:25 AM   1
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FET Advise

Hello all,

I'll be 29 in another month. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for the last 5 years. The last 3 years while under close monitoring at a fertility clinic. We have had 7 unsuccessful IUI and finally saved up enough for an IVF. My fresh transfer was cancelled a day prior because of Over Stimulation and a lot of fluid in my ovaries. I did develop over 50 follicles from which 25 are currently frozen. 6 of the 25 are Hatching blastocysts grade AA. The remaining 19 are Expanded Blastocysts with all being an AA except 2 which are an AB.

We are going to have a frozen cycle done this month and one of the consent form asks for Assisted Hatching. I've read on the internet and found that it is recommended for women over 35 years of age or those with frozen eggs at around day 3. I wanted to get the opinions of others. If one is under 30 and has embryos frozen on day 5, would you recommend doing Assisted Hatching? My husband and I are leaning towards transferring one of the hatching blastocysts without AH but the doctor is really pushing us to go with AH irrespective of the one we choose. We want to have a boy girl combo and would like to minimize the risk of identical twins. With AH on day 5, we've read that Identical Twins chances increase to near 9% from <1% because of the risk of splitting while using the laser.

Anyone have experience doing FET without AH?

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Old May 16th, 2017, 08:57 AM   2
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I believe my clinic uses AH for any frozen cycle unless you have elected not to. It is because the freezing of the embryos changes the outer shell and makes it harder so that the blast has a harder time hatching on its own. However, if some of yours were already hatching you might not need it. Although I think it is great to seek advice from others, I would maybe recommend going with what the embryologist recommends since they see these every day and have way more experiences to go off of.
Hope this helps!

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Old May 17th, 2017, 22:42 PM   3
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Hi I've had 3 fets without ah
1st - DD
2nd - bfp but blighted ovum, early miscarriage
3rd - bfn

Having 4th transferred next Tuesday. Ah has never been mentioned to me but every clinic is different and I am sure you are getting the best advice
Good luck with what you decide

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