IVF: One fertilized egg, split into two identical 2 cells by day 2 after ICSI.

posted 2 weeks ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee

tranceparentssee :  if it’s as rare as the article says, then it’s unlikely you’ll find anyone here who has experienced this particular scenario.  But to me it doesn’t seem to matter if there are other experiences.  (I do know of cases where the embryos were split in vitro deliberately for scientific research and inserted into different surrogates and put up for adoption to different families and followed without disclosing that there were other twins.  Two of the four ran into each other in college.  You can find it online.  It was all unethical of course, breeding them like lab animals and sending them out deceitfully, but that’s a different discussion).  I think that case just shows that embryos can split or be split pre-implantstion and be ok.  Trust the re specialists to ascertain if the embryos seem healthy and viable.  If so, it’s up to you to decide if you want to implant the twins simultaneously and gestate them as twins, or implant them as separate pregnancies.  But perhaps this could just be seen in a positive light.  You were worried you wouldn’t retrieve enough eggs and your getting a bigger return on your investment than you counted on.  It sounds like you might be all set with retrievals.  Wouldn’t that be good news?!

Post # 4
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Busy bee

tranceparentssee :  I think, yes, the split might have delayed the development timeline for now since they’re just counting by days and this embryo went through a massive event leading to to embryos that had to reorganize.  I think this is a case of just having to wait it out and see what your doctor advises regarding the viability of the embryos as they continue to watch them.  But yes, I think the delay in development is to a certain degree to be expected.

Post # 6
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Worker bee

Any updates?

Post # 10
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Busy bee

tranceparentssee :  I’m sorry to hear that things didn’t work out.  That mess up about misinforming you regarding the embryos… that’s not something I could easily brush off.  It leaves an aftertaste of sloppiness and incompetence.  Idk, bee?  Have you considered a second opinion with a different clinic?

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

no connection to the group other than i found it so helpful when i was going through infertilily,.

but i suggest joining resolve’s (the national infertility associations) support group message boards.  everyone on there is so supportive and helpful.

then when you have a question like above, there’s a much larger group of people who know know about your situation. and most likely, been there done that.

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