* Author Topic: 4 PGS tested embryos left at 42, gestational carrier or try again myself?  (Read 737 times)

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Offline partavh

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Originally posted in surrogacy but havenít had any replies and wondering if this is a better place for this discussion...

Weíve had 2 natural miscarriages (bleeding at implantation time, low HCG and slow growth) and now a PGS tested embryo that didnít stick.

Weíre now trying to decide whether to do more tests (ERA, Prof Brosens endometrial NK/CK biopsy, laparoscopy for asymptomatic endometriosis, etc) or get hardcore and go straight to a gestational carrier. My age and the gap between our first child (4 years old) and any potential sibling mean time is not on our side :'(

Wondering what other peopleís experiences are?


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    Offline Rosie ducks

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    Hi Partavh,

    Unfortunately I can't offer any advice but I was wondering if I might ask what age you were when you had the IVF that resulted in your PGS tested embryos?

    Did you have any of your miscarriages tested?

    Wishing every luck with whatever you decide!

    RD xxx

    Offline Qpmz

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    Hi Partavh, a gestational carrier does sound drastic although I know very little about it. I think itís fairly common in US but less so in UK. I think itís worth getting some additional tests done in particular an ERA as I believe itís quite well researched. When you get the biopsy done for the ERA, you can also get some tests called ĎAliceí and ĎEmmaí which tell you if you have any infection.  My doctor told me about it and I will be getting it done if I do another cycle. Good luck.

    Offline Minou

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    Hi Patavh,

    If these are the embryos with your own eggs and PGS tested, I would be tempted to go straight into surrogacy, because if your next attempt is unsuccessful, you may never be able to have your biological child again.

    A lot of clinics don't even offer IVF treatment to women over 43 with their own eggs. So I'd personally try to give the best shot possible, and that might be surrogacy.

    If these are donor eggs embryos, however, then I'd try to have further tests and another transfer.

    That's just how I'd feel about it.

    Wishing you all the best.xx

    Offline miamiamo

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    I have no personal experiences, but if eggs/genetics is your issue, you might consider undergoing IVF DE. If a woman is unable to carry a pregnancy to term, then gestational surrogacy may be the best solution. But from what I understand your embryo didn't not implant, so in this situation I don't think surrogacy is the best option  for you, as an embryo will be created by fertilizing your eggs. Unless you consider surrogacy with donor eggs. Wish all the best x

    Offline Qpmz

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    Partvah has 4 PGS tested embryos which Iím presuming are from her own eggs - this is brilliant! I donít think there is reason for to look into DE just yet. I think doing an ERA and other tests is a good move. There are potentially 4 more chances for success here if transferring one at a time. If, following an ERA and any other tests, the first 1 or two donít work then it might time to look for a surrogate for the remaining two. Wishing everyone the best of luck.