day 5 cavitating morulas on DE cycles


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Reply Posted on: Apr 28, 2014 at 8:53am
Hi Dr. Braverman,

I saw you last year when we were considering DE. I have 6 OE losses. We are doing a shared donor egg cycle (fresh). Donor is 25, proven, and her total egg yeild was over 20. Our share was 9 eggs; all fertilized and most seemed to be doing well on day 3 ( ranging from 6 - 12 cells with most in the 8 - 10 range). This morning was supposed to be our transfer, but the news wasn't great. We have 6 still growing. Of the 6, only two are at the cavitating morula stage-- no blasts yet. I was offered the option of transfering both today or waiting to see if they make blast tomorrow and transferring one. We opted to wait and transfer one (hopefully).

My questions:

1. What are the odds that that a day 5 cavitating morula will become a day 6 blast?
2. Regarding the other 4 that apparently have not even gotten to the cavitating morula stage, what are the chances that any of them will be of an adequate quality to freeze?

Feeling very let down! Thanks so much for any insight!

Dr. Braverman

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RE: day 5 cavitating morulas on DE cycles Posted on: May 1, 2014 at 6:34am
1. A day 5 morula can become a day 6 blast but not high probability that is is good quality. 1

2. very little chance on question 2.

Cal;l me if this does not work out I have some thoughts.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.