I finally reached one of the embryology elves on the phone today and got an update, although they were a little vague on the details. These folks are hard to pin down this time around!
Apparently 17 of the 18 embryos that fertilized are still in the running and "most of those" (??) are 6-8 cells and grade 3+ to 4 grade quality. Four are less good quality (3 or 3- grade). The embryologist I spoke to didn't say how many of the embryos are less than 6 cells (but hopefully not many!)
None of the three immature embryos matured in vitro. Which I wouldn't care so much about except that in IVF #6, our one blast that came from an in vitro matured egg was our "most" normally developing, chromosomally normal embryo, so I was really rooting for those immature ones. Ah well.
Next info will come on Friday (day 7), when things are all over. Gulp. They promised me they will try to culture to day 7 if the embryos aren't at blast stage yet but are still dividing. Here's hoping they remember!
This is where the waiting gets harder for me. Our embryos tend to look great at the day 3 stage and then fall off a cliff between day 3 and day 5-6.
I will try to remain in my zen place. Nothing to do now except wait. Wait and hope for the best.
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