Re: Number of embryos to transfer? (43 yrs old)

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Posted by Serena Chen, MD on July 26, 19100 at 09:14:23:

In Reply to: Number of embryos to transfer? (43 yrs old) posted by Chaya on July 25, 19100 at 21:20:10:

Dear Chaya:
The decision about the number of embryos to transfer should be based upon many factors. Embryo quality is important, but age and the implantation rate of your particular program are very important factors as well. I do not blame you for wanting to avoid triplets. That is a very high risk situation for both you and the babies. At 43, even with good quality embryos the chance for triplets with a 4 embryo transfer should be very low. I agree with Cindy, you should discuss this thoroughly with your RE, who can give you the statistics you need to make a decision that is right for you. Good luck!
Serena Chen

: I'm 43 yrs old and had an IVF retrieval today. The Dr. said that 14 eggs were retrieved. If the embryos are of good quality, would I need to have the standard 4 embryos re-implanted, or would say 2 embryos be enough. One of my friends had triplets, and I cringe at the thought of going through what she went through. However, I do want to maximize my chances of success. Are there other factors besides age that can be considered?

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