My DH and I are at the stage of filling in forms, signing consents, etc. We've come a long way...
I wondered if any of you amazing ladies had thoughts on the following question: I'm signing a consent form saying that I agree that they will destroy and NOT cryropreserve eggs that are of insufficient quality. They define insufficient quality as (among other things) "1) embryo stopped developing; 2) embryo has high fragmentation; and 3) blastocysts have low numbers of cells or very little expansion." I'd prefer to strike out 2 and 3 of this definition. Basically, I'd like to get them to freeze anything that is still alive and kicking, if not as perfect looking. I know that Dr. Ch.eck did an experiment of single embryo transfers that showed that fragmented embryos were far more viable than expected. I know beautiful babies come from not-beautiful embryos. I want to freeze as many embryos as possible.
What do you think? Has anybody tried to amend these pre-printed consents before? Am I just asking for trouble?
These will be your embyros so it is your choice what you sign. Strike out what you don't want in the contract. Don't be pressured into agreeing to things you don't want to.
I had them keep two embies and a marola even when advised not to keep the marola by two different lots of people. I was later told by a nurse I made the right decision. I wanted as many options as I could get. It is up to you what you sign and what you want so stand firm.