My clinic just called to talk to me about possibly freezing any remaining embryos we might have after ET. I had to laugh. We've done 3 IVF cycles...and have had 3 viable embryos make it to transfer. We've never had anything to freeze.
But the thought is there. What happens if, with this new clinic, we miraculously end up with 6 or 7 embryos? Obviously, the RE isn't going to transfer all of them back to me. I brought it up with DH...he's not for freezing any. He said we can't afford 3 or 4 kids, that I'm already 35 (too old) and that we can't afford the cost to freeze them ($1200, which I agree, we can't)...I told him that I can't wrap my mind around "throwing away" 3 babies. Because in my head, that's what we'd be doing. He told me that I was being unreasonable and overly emotional about the decision.
How can I NOT be emotional about it? We're talking potential babies here...not just eggs or sperm...but actual embryos.
I don't know why I even bothered bringing it up to him. It's not like we ever get "extras" anyway.
But, I want to know...has anyone ever made the decision to NOT freeze extra embryos? What were your reasons? How did you feel about the decision? Any regrets?