We’re doing our first transfer after over a year long wait since retrieval. We’re both extremely anxious and nervous at the same time. We have 3 healthy embryos banked - AA girl, BB boy and BB girl. We’re just keen on a healthy child although given a choice we would like to start with a boy. How do you determine which is the best quality embryo ?

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The letters are a somewhat qualitative evaluation of embryo quality. First letter is for the inner cell mass, which grows into the baby. Second letter is for the trophectoderm, which grows into the placenta. A is best, then B then C. The number refers to the day of embryo development. As far as implantation success, there’s a small difference between A and B, and then a bigger drop for C. They also look at hatching - non hatched, partial or fully hatched. My clinic prefers partially hatched as it’s developing nicely but not as fragile as a fully hatched. We just transferred a 6BA partial 🤞

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This was very helpful explanation. Thanks. Good luck 🍀

Ask your RE to pick.
There should also be a number with these. Do you know that?
Currently pregnant with a 2BB here.

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Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Ours is 4AA, 5BB and 4BB. Any suggestions ?

Wishing you all the best in the transfer!!!

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How do you know it is a boy or a girl? Did you ask for this identification?

You have to get the genetic testing. You can bypass this if you choose.

Curious too! Also, are you able to ask for twins?

You can ask to transfer two but a lot of clinics won’t do it because it’s high risk for the mother and babies.

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