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    Happy For those of you who have done IVF/PGD

    Hello everyone,

    We are considering IVF/PGD but held up on what to do with unused embryos. I would love to hear your experiences - what did you decide to do, did your thoughts change along the way (for example, I think my decision would be different if I had 2 extra embryos versus 8).

    Very much looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
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    You may donate them or discard them. Those the the only two real options.

    Donation is wonderful. You may do so anonymously. Most probably end up discarding the unused embryos.
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    Some people also choose to have them transferred at a point in their cycle that pregnancy could not occur. They feel this is more natural than discarding them. Best of luck for making this difficult decision.
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    It is a tough decision, and I didn't have any left over, but I know several lovely ladies who went the DE route who simply GUSHED at the generosity of their donors. It is a wonderful gift!

    I think I would have donated if I had any left over (easy for me to say, right?) LOL.
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    hi! i'm still not sure what to do with my embryos! I saw you are in NY--I did it in NY too. I'll maybe donate my embryos although only 1 out of 3 was actually tested! LMK if you have any questions about doing ivf/pgd in NY--feel free to PM me.
    (born March, 2012)--IVF at RMANY (no GS for first one since no real preference-said we'd do it for second one)--23 eggs--12 fertilized with ICSI--1 frozen

    March/April 2013--SIRM NY--23 eggs, 15 embryos, 2 girls transferred, 1 girl and 1 unknown (only 4 celled at day 3 so no biopsy) frozen. BFP on HPT at 6dp5dt, Beta at 8dp5dt=70, Beta at 10dp5dt=216 , 1 hb at 6 weeks, ob appt at 7w2d--wow it's twins!!! CVS--2 HEALTHY GIRLS! Our twin girls were born 6 weeks early, but doing fabulously and we are so in love!! Our family is complete!!!

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    Does anyone know if it's possible to donate openly I, e. NOT anonymously? If I ever go IVF I would only feel comfortable donating extras if I could meet & choose the potential recipients and keep in touch on a yearly basis at the least.

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    Mar 2012: miscarried B/G twins @5w (conceived 2 cycles after remověng Paraguard copper IUD while NTNP), one twin was ovarian ectopic

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