I love it when good news comes at an unexpected time.
I was supposed to go see Dr. E tomorrow for our PGS results. She emailed me this afternoon as soon as she got the news!
The subject line said “Normals!!” so I knew that we have some normal embryos. However, she didn’t specify how many normal embryos we have. She wasn’t sending me the report because gender of the embryos was listed there, and I don’t want to know the gender at all. She said in the email that right now would be a good time to connect since we had the report then. She asked if I would like to meet in person or talk on the phone.
Of course I wanted to talk on the phone. But the most important piece of information that was missing was the number of normal embryos.
Her response: 4
We have four normal embryos!!!!!!
Praise the Lord for answering our prayers! I have been praying for the perfect number of normal embryos that God has already planned for us. And here is our perfect number!
I am so relieved and incredibly grateful. I think our chances of having a baby are great!
Yesterday I went to see my therapist and told her about my fear of not having any normal embryos. It helped to speak with her as she gave me strategies to get away from my negative thoughts.
Later this evening Dr. E and I spoke on the phone. We were both so happy to have these embryos.
I came to find out that embryos 1, 2, 4, and 5 are normal. They are Max, Noelle, Penny, and Quentin. I don’t have their grades at the time of freeze. Number 1 and 2 were the day five embryos that were 3AB and 3BB. Number 4 and 5 were the day 6 embryos that were 5AB and 5BB.
We will know the mitoscore in the next few days. This score tells about the implantation potential of each embryo. Dr. E will make recommendations of which embryo and the number of embryos to transfer. Grade A and B are good. Dr. E checked and said that our donor’s first cycle with her had 6 normal embryos and all 6 had a mitoscore that was graded A. The second cycle with Dr. E, 4 out of 6 were A and 2 out of 6 were B. According to her, the mitoscore is all dependent on the egg quality and not sperm. So given the previous results, she said that it’s very likely that we’ll have good mitoscore for our embryos.
She said that just looking at the embryos now, she would probably recommend transferring the 3AB. She asked her assistant to send me the embryology report at freeze time so I will know what the final grades of the embryos were before freeze. She doesn’t remember exactly but she said that she didn’t remember seeing a downgrade on the embryos.
I asked Dr. E if the sperm played a part in the number of normal blastocysts that we have. She said that it’s not clear. The donor did have two perfect cycles but our number is not out of the ordinary. Maybe this is the new normal for this particular donor.
This is such great news! I can breathe more easily. And I don’t have to drive an hour to see Dr. E tomorrow. 🙂
If this is in God’s will, we should be able to have a baby in our arms next summer!