Saturday, January 13, 2007

FET Update

(note: this picture, taken from AFC of Chicago's website, shows a hatching blastocyst)


Transfer took place yesterday, January 12th. Our regular RE surprised us by showing up to do the transfer herself. You never know who you are going to get, and she wasn't scheduled to be there, but she really wanted to do the transfer for us....so she did. There.

Anyway, everything went really well. All three remaining embryos made the thaw, so we put back all three minis. Our RE said they looked like fresh blastocysts! Two of them were graded at 100% (perfect), and one was graded at 80% (not great, but not horrible). One of our "perfect" embryos was already starting to hatch which is a very promising sign. The embryos hatch from their shell (zona pallucida) in order to be able to implant into the uterine lining. This is the first time we have had one hatching prior to transfer, so it does give us some hope.

Our beta (pregnancy) test will be done on January 26th, so we will keep you informed...good, bad, or otherwise. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers!

1 comment:

Tanya Vaughn said...

Hey Megan
I am so happy that things went well for you. I sure hope that this works for you this time. I have just been lounging around lately not doing much of anything. Anyhow I was having a problem accessing our web page so I wanted to drop you a note with my email so that we could stay in touch-It is tanyavaughn@comcast.net

Talk with you soon.