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  1. Esqwee
  2. PGD
  3. Wednesday, 13 August 2014
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37 yr old, unexplained infertility, husband has "super sperm" (no kids)

IVF #1, 7 eggs, 6 fertilized, 3day transfer of best three embryos (none were A+ best quality, 1 was B- medium quality. Negative

IVF #2 8 eggs, 7 fertilized, 5 day transfer of best three embryos (one was A- pretty good quality, other two were medium quality or average). Chemical pregnancy.

I've never had more than 8 follicles. Never had a "best quality" embryo.

Have had all sorts of blood tests for genetic issues and found NONE.

Do I need to seriously consider PGD? I have so few eggs, then so few decent embryos, not sure it's worth it/advised? Not too excited about another chemical or a miscarriage. Former doctor and one consult both told me that with so few embryos, they don't like to risk them by doing PGD and/or freezing them.

Please advise.

Thanks in advance.
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DrFeinman Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Failed cycles like yours are either due to embryos or lining issues.
There is an implantation test called the ERA biopsy. You might want to consider this first. PGD will not improve your success rate, but it would help explain what is going on. For modest responders like you, we consider "banking cycles," where you go through 2 or 3 retrievals, freeze the day 5 embryos and do PGD at the end. You should not be afraid of freezing embryos anymore. We have very good results with frozen, normal embryos. Please call 818-788-7288 if you would like to discuss these options in more detail.
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