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November 16, 2020

"Why I decided on 2 embryos on transfer day"

~ Fragments from Nicola’s blog post ~



“…the big question was do we want to transfer one or two embryos out of the four that we had genetically screened at Harley Street Fertility Clinic? My biggest regret from my last cycle in August 2019 was not listening to my gut with a different clinic and not transferring both embryos that we had left. (I still have one embryo remaining at another clinic) I feel awful about leaving the one little embryo all on his own. I always think what If I transferred both back, would I have carried to full term?


For me it was a straightforward decision. I wanted two, my gut said two and Doctor Venkat was on the same page as me. She said she usually always recommends one embryo, when they have been genetically tested. However, from her medical experience she was going to advise us on two to be transferred due to my circumstances from miscarrying


So on the day of my first frozen embryo transfer with Harley Street Fertility Clinic I was so alone, I woke up alone in bed and had a cry, I’m isolating away from the world and Alex and I just felt like I was doing this all by myself and had a little emotional wobble. I remember sitting on the sofa having a cup of tea and my phone rang super early in the morning from my fairy god mother Doctor Venkat, I automatically panicked that maybe an emergency happened and my treatment was cancelled, bless her, she just wanted to call me to make sure I was ok as I was doing it alone and told me how today was going to be a beautiful and magical day. I actually adore her, hearing her voice made everything ok, not many doctors go above and beyond like that.”


You can find out more about PGT-A from our recorded webinar and about miscarriage from our educational podcast.