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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-45

Should we discard cryopreserved embryos with poor post-thaw survival? – Report of a successful pregnancy with <50% blastomere survival

1 Reproductive Medicine Unit, Ferticity Fertility Clinics, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Reproductive Medicine, Mother and Child Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Surleen Kaur
Ferticity Fertility Clinics, 12, Navjeevan Vihar, Malviya Nagar, Delhi - 110 017
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tofj.tofj_6_19

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The objective of the present study is to report a case of successful ongoing pregnancy following transfer of two cleavage-stage day 3 embryos with one-two blastomeres survival. The study was conducted at a private clinical-assisted reproductive technology center. A 31-year-old female with a 3-year history of primary infertility underwent an in vitro fertilization cycle followed by a frozen embryo transfer cycle. The main outcome measure was clinical pregnancy. Ultrasonographic examination at 6 weeks revealed a single gestational sac with positive cardiac activity. Follow-up scans at 10, 12, and 14 weeks of pregnancy showed fetal age parameters corresponding to gestational age and normal value of nuchal translucency. Noninvasive prenatal screening test confirmed a euploid fetal development. Transfer of frozen-thawed embryos with only one–two blastomeres survival resulted in an ongoing pregnancy with euploid fetus development; therefore, we suggest that embryo with <50% post-thaw survival should not be discarded and considered as a viable embryo.

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