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Embryo Genetic Testing Results (CGH)

March 1, 2013

We got the results of our CGH embryo testing results last week.  Out of six embryos tested, we ended up with four normal or euploid embryos and two abnormal or aneuploid embryos.  That was great news for us!

They told us to expect half of them to be aneuploid, so we beat the odds!

We are so glad we did the testing! Of the six embryos, we had four highly graded embryos at grade 8 (the highest) and two fair graded embryos at 5.  The two abnormal embryos were two of the highly graded ones.  Therefore, selecting them for a transfer would have resulted in a 50/50 shot of getting one of the abnormal ones.

It’s sad knowing that two of them are not normal.  Normally, you would never know and while information is power, it’s kind of sad in this circumstance.

Here’s what the results look like


The info on the far right is from the microscopic embryo grading.  And, I eliminated the sex chrome information because I don’t want to share that.

What’s next?

Now, the HUGE question is how many will we transfer to our surrogate.  One or Two?  There are so many factors in this decision and it’s really weighing on me.  We have a few more days to decide.

The big day with our surrogate is next week — the transfer is on March 6th. Wish us luck!

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  • Sherin

    Good luck you guys. I wish your little embies the best 🙂

    • Whitney Anderson

      Thank you so much!

  • Steph

    Good luck!!!

    • Whitney Anderson

      Thank you!

  • Lisa Mc

    So thrilled for you guys! :-). We’ll keep praying and sending you all the best of luck! Can’t wait to hear what you decide! Love you! Xoxox

    • Whitney Anderson

      Thanks, Lisa! ♥

  • Heather

    Thinking of you and your embies.

    • Whitney Anderson

      Thank you, Heather! ♥

  • Ateam

    Whitney,

    You’ve been waiting so Long!!!!! So happy for you. I believe this is finally it for you guys. Your story broke my heart.

    We did CGH and transfered 2 normals and got Boy /Girl Twins!!!! They are 5 months, and perfect, so CGH does work!!!!!!!

    • Whitney Anderson

      Thank you so much! Congrats to you!

  • dee

    That is fantastic news! I have a great feeling everything will work out with this surrogate. Did they give you any stats to help make the single vs. 2 embryo transfer decision? I tried to do a PGS IVF cycle and was hoping to get at least 8 embies to test, but did not even stimulate a single extra follicle :/ but things have worked out with DE! Best of luck tomorrow!

  • Vicki

    Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you as you continue this journey. We are so happy for you. It is your time!!

  • Traci

    Thank you so much for you sharing your journey and helping the rest of us understand the processes a little better. you are so generous!

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