So many hurdles. Stimulate lots of follies. Make them grow evenly. Get mature eggs. Get good fertilization. Make it to day 5-6. Have normal numbers of chromosomes. I'll stop there because I can wait to worry about what's next for another month.
Today, business days after day 6 embryos were biopsied and frozen, we heard back about the results from the pre-implantation genetic screening or PGS. We had 3 day 5 blasts and 4 day 6 blasts biopsied. Of those, 3 day 6 and 1 day 5 came back euploid. This means they all have the "right" number of chromosomes. This being our 4th IvF we wanted to know whether I was making normal embryos. For my age- these results are spot on- about a 30% chance of any one embyro being abnormal. 30% of 7 embryos is 2.1 abnormal- and we had 3 abnormal. Two had missing copies (monosomy) and one had an extra copy of a chromosome (trisomy). According to my diagnosis- I could have had no normal- euploid ("good") embryos or very few, like one or two.
We are thrilled.
The doctor called us just to make sure we knew to be happy about these results. He has a 55-60% delivery rate from euploid embryos at his clinic.
We have a lot to be thankful for: our togetherness through this tough time, our family, our jobs, our support network and the clinic.
Enjoying this moment of hope and happiness.