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#1 anonebber

Posted 23 August 2006 - 05:32 PM

Just wanted to hear from girls out there who conceived on IVF cycles where they transferred 2 embryos.  

I know this is a very subjective thing, but would like to get an idea of how common it is to conceive twins vs singletons from a cycle where 2 embryos were transferred.

Thanks heaps.

ETA We are completely comfortable with the decision we have made to transfer 2 embryos, and are well aware of all the risks associated with multiple births.  This question is purely out of curiosity.

Edited by grub11, 25 August 2006 - 02:48 PM.

#2 Simi61

Posted 23 August 2006 - 05:59 PM


We transfers two embies for all of our 7 transfers.

As you can see from my sig we got:
* numerous chemical-pregnacies
* 1 ectopic (single pregnancy)
* 1 bub (a Boy!!!) from our last transfer.
(My HCG numbers were absolutely huge in the beginning, followed by lots of bleeding, so they think I 'may' have lost a second bub, but it was too early to tell anything definitive.)

Like you, we discussed our options extensively and knew the risks associated with a multiple PG, but were always comfortable with our decision to transfer 2 little possibilities.

Love Simi

#3 sweetart

Posted 23 August 2006 - 06:12 PM

I have ALWAYS transferred 2 embies - in every transfer.

IVF #1 - DS
FET - Neg
IVF #2 - Neg
FET - Neg
FET - Neg
IVF #3 - 7 wks preg Twins  ohmy.gif   biggrin.gif

#4 Lifesgood

Posted 23 August 2006 - 06:41 PM

Transferred 2 frozen embryos - 1 baby girl.

PS. One of the embryos looked distinctly better than the other on thaw.

#5 legally blonde

Posted 24 August 2006 - 06:51 AM

Where we had two to transfer, we have always transferred two.

We have a 17 month old little girl, from two transferred.

I've just transferred another two and am in the 2ww.


#6 anonebber

Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:36 AM

Wow!! Thanks for all your replies!  Keep them coming.

Congratulations to all of your who have made it!!  Ellbee - all the best for your 2WW.

#7 white2sugars

Posted 24 August 2006 - 09:59 AM

Where possible I always transferred 2 embryos -

last cycle I transferred 2 embryos (8-cells/ICSI) and have a 5-mth baby girl ...  biggrin.gif  

Where possible I always transferred 2 embryos -

last cycle I transferred 2 embryos (8-cells/ICSI) and have a 5-mth baby girl ...  biggrin.gif  

I was the same as Simi (except my beta wasn't WAY high) - and was told this too ...

lots of bleeding, so they think I 'may' have lost a second bub, but it was too early to tell anything definitive.

#8 diva

Posted 24 August 2006 - 10:20 AM

Hi there,

2 x 5 day blasts transferred ( 1x Gr1 and 1 x Gr2).  Beta was 615 at 16DPO.  Also suspect "vanishing twin syndrome" (although no bleeding in my case).  Gave birth to a singleton boy.

Best of luck.

#9 ~Levity~

Posted 24 August 2006 - 11:41 PM

Hi, we were very lucky first go (ICSI) with two 3-day embies - and got our twin sons.
My clinic originally quoted me odds of ~40% chance of a pregnancy, then ~13% chance of multiples - after transferring two good quality embies, so not huge odds of multiples.
Good luck!

#10 Jubilant

Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:12 AM

2 x 3 day old embies on a fresh transfer.  One was compacting and the other was 8 cells.  We now have one 6 month old boy!

#11 shangobunni

Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:53 AM

We always transfer 2 embies

IVF#1 single pg (m/c)
FET#1 single pg (DS)
IVF#3 single pg (currently 8 wks pg)

#12 catnat

Posted 25 August 2006 - 09:57 AM

1 ICSI cycle, day 3 transfer of the only 2 'surviving' embryos

These turned into our twin boys.

#13 Megs71

Posted 25 August 2006 - 10:03 AM

We transferred 4 on an FET and we now have (very active & independent) 22mth old b/g twins.  My beta at 15dpFET was 398.

#14 anzacgirl

Posted 26 August 2006 - 09:46 AM

Transferred two thawed embies, they were frozen at 2 and 4 cells, and transferred at 6 and 8 cells. Beta was 666 ( yes you read that right ) on 16 dpo.

Have a very cheeky naughty devilish boy.

We will only be transferring one embie ( if we are lucky enough ) on our next cycle though.

#15 *kea*

Posted 26 August 2006 - 06:12 PM

We transferred two high quality embryos -- one of them is now my 8 month old DS  biggrin.gif

HCG was 537 on 16DPO.  I've always wondered if there was a vanishing twin there but I didn't have any bleeding.  Guess I'll never know!

#16 Cinzia

Posted 27 August 2006 - 08:59 AM

Transferred 2 high grade embryos and we now have a 16mth old Son.

DG - I always smile when I see your stats!! Love it.

#17 ~*Roachie*~

Posted 27 August 2006 - 09:05 AM

I Have also transferred two embies

FET - M/C early so don't know
IVF#2 - My Darling Dominic~

Best of luck...

I'm secretly hoping for twins next time...shhh don't tell!

#18 Aqua75

Posted 27 August 2006 - 05:25 PM

We transferred two 3 day embies, the thawing process meant one was a fragmented 5 cells and the other was I think 11 cells but had gone from round to footy shaped after the freezing process. Not sure which one became our gorgeous DS...

#19 Magic

Posted 29 August 2006 - 12:22 PM

16 IVFs = 1 x 1 transferred, 1 x 3 transferred the rest all 2 transferred.  DD and losses from IVF were singleton pregnancies. HTH

#20 kaboo

Posted 29 August 2006 - 12:29 PM

We transferred one 4 cell embryo on a fresh cycle with a BFN. Then our FET was two embryos frozen at 4 cell. One embryo was at 6-8 cells and the other at 4 cells - this resulted in a singleton pg and our 22 mth old.

#21 anonebber

Posted 04 September 2006 - 09:10 AM

Please keep these coming.  I'm loving it!!!

Also - I got a BFP biggrin.gif  on Father's Day, am heading in for beta tommorrow - very curious to see what the hCG level is biggrin.gif

Edited by grub11, 04 September 2006 - 11:24 AM.

#22 Jahbee

Posted 04 September 2006 - 10:21 PM

Congrats on your ++++ Grub.
I'll sticky this post for awhile as i am sure others will be interested in the stats as well.

We transferred 2 every cycle (6 stim & 1 Fet and have a 3.10 yr old daughter and my son (from our only Fet cycle) has just turned one.

#23 treedestiny

Posted 05 September 2006 - 08:59 PM

We transferred 2 fresh embies from donor cycle (egg donor) which resulted in our one beautiful son - also had bleeding early in the pregnancy which could have been the vanishing embie.  


#24 Baby~amore`

Posted 13 September 2006 - 10:05 PM

IVF #1 we transferred two 2 day embryos
FET #1 we transferred two 2 day embryos
IVF # 2 we transferred two day 6 blasts (Clinic didn't do transfers on Sunday) - result our fraternal twin sons now 10 weeks old

Edited by Baby~amore`, 13 September 2006 - 10:08 PM.

#25 twicelucky

Posted 29 September 2006 - 07:53 PM

hi , 1x7, 1x8 cell singleton boy
1x7, 1x6 cell singleton boy
2x8 cell twins due may 18

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