Now hear me out before you start shouting "NO! DON'T DO IT!". This is just something that I am considering asking my RE about if this particular situation arises and need some thoughts about it before we decide to even broach the subject.
So here is the background: We started with 8 donated embryos, 2 two blasts and six day 3 embryos. The donor mother was 36 or 37 at the time of retrieval and they had a singleton with a fresh transfer. They had a surprise pregnancy and decided to donate the remaining 8 embryos. For my FET the clinic thawed all six of the day 3 embryos and allowed them to grow to blast stage. Two did not survive, two were transferred and two refrozen. Our cycle was not successful and we are left with 4 blasts for future transfers.
Our plan is to thaw two and transfer two. However, if one of those does not survive the thaw they will thaw another one. Herein lies the dilemma. Do I leave the remaining embryo frozen? Or do I request that it be thawed as well? If we do not get pregnant I doubt that we would spend another $2000 for another transfer with just one embryo. If we were local we probably would, but not with all of the travel involved. If we do have a successful pregnancy I still doubt that we would use the last embryo at a later date. Yet giving it back to the clinic scares me a bit as most couples will not want just one embryo and as far as I know the clinic will not mix batches of embryos. So will it sit there, forever frozen? Or do we take the risk and ask for 3 blasts to be transferred? I had posted a few months or so ago that twins scared me but after my failed cycle I would be thrilled with twins and would not complain one bit. But triplets? Yikes!
I am hoping that we don't find ourselves in this situation and the first two thaw beautifully. But I want to plan ahead because I know the reality of it all. Two of them have already frozen, thawed and refrozen already reducing its chances of success as it is. So, if you were in this situation what would you do? Is the slight risk of triplets worth it? Share with me your great wisdom please!!!