“I feel really comfortable putting in three.”
That’s what the reproductive endocrinologist said the day of our embryo transfer. After a canceled in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle and a failed cycle using two perfect embryos, we were down to three poor-quality embryos and one last chance at a family.
On the way to the appointment that day, my husband and I discussed how many embryos we thought would be appropriate to transfer. We knew we didn’t want to take the chance of having another failed cycle. Although we suspected transferring two embryos would be the most responsible choice, we were leaning toward three.
When our doctor came in, we were surprised to hear him say, “I feel really comfortable putting in three.”
The motto of his practice was “One Healthy Baby” and higher order multiples are often considered an adverse outcome of fertility treatments.