How many embryos did you decide to transfer?
2 each time.
Were they good quality? PGD?
We did 2-probe PGD on them (gender only). We did not know anything about the other chromosomes - there must have been some abnormalities. Metabolically, they looked strong - hatching blasts and blastocysts.
I'm having the hardest time ever deciding if I want to put one or two back. They are great quality (Pgd) with a 65% chance with one and 80% with two.
If you did 24-chromosome testing, transferring 2 does not double your chance of pregnancy (only increases it by 15-20%), but it does increase your chance of twins. From what I have seen, when people transfer 2 GSN embryos, they either don't get pregnant or get pregnant with twins. So it all comes down to how you and DH feel about twins. I was initially pregnant with twins, but unfortunately lost one at 8w3d due to a subchorionic hematoma, a complication that happens more often with twins. Complications are more common with twin pregnancies, so this is also something to consider.
Did you do anything during to fet such as pinapple/accupuncture/bedrest?
I did pineapple. Generaly, I am a fan of acupuncture, but it has been 50/50 for me with my transfers, so I would not spend $400 on it again. I walked from the clinic to the hotel after my successful transfer, so I am not sold on bedrest. I took it easy the day of the transfer and the following day, then flew home the morning after.
How many survived the thaw/did they keep same quality after thaw?
All survived and kept their quality. Most clinics these days use vitrification and only freeze metabolically strong embryos, so thaw rates are very high (>99%). In fact, I cannot recall a US clinic lose an embryo in a thaw.
Did you get a positive preg test late? I've hard they can implant late because they've been frozen, And did your initial beta start off low due to frozen embryos?
I heard that too, but I think this is just what people say to console someone with an early BFN or a low beta, because I do not think this is accurate. From what I have seen in 3+ years on these boards, frozen BFPs do not take longer to register on a HTP and frozen betas are not lower than fresh betas.
Also, do you have a blog of your journey?
I don't, but if you want to read about more cycles, take a look at genderdreaming. This is where most HT-ers moved to a couple of years ago when this site broke. There are a few girls currently cycling with HRC, fresh and frozen, lots of BFPs recently.
Whew, I hope the monkeys don't eat what I wrote, AGAIN!!!