Re: What age was yr friend who had triplets??? There

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Posted by Chaya on July 26, 19100 at 22:20:46:

In Reply to: What age was yr friend who had triplets??? There posted by Rebecca on July 26, 19100 at 18:25:19:

: are guidelines about # to transfer that I think either SART or ASRM give. I think it comes down to this - which would you rather - go through another IVF cycle or face the possibility of having to do a reduction which most drs wld advise for sake of medical health of babies.

: Having said that, I think the chance of having triplets at yr age extremely small and there are many more chromosonally abnormal eggs in older women, miscarriage rates higher. Still you had a great response so you could freeze some embies.

: Also, I don't think 4 is standard for yr age group -- I'm at one of big IVF programs and think at least 5 is standard for yr age and maybe even 6 cos of the fact that up to 75% of our eggs could be abnormal. It's a very hard decision to make and one you should talk to your dh about as well as yr RE.

: Also you might want to consider going to blast which seems to improve pg rates while reducing the risk of multiples.

: Good luck with yr transfer.

Response: Thanks Rebecca. My friend was 36 years old when she did the IVF that resulted in triplets. I guess I realize that it's a lot younger than I am now regarding success rates. It's just that I remember how very difficult her pregnancy was, and emotionally it's something that I probably will blame myself for afterwards if it turns out that way for me.

: : 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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