I'm new here, I had my first IVF cancelled last month due to risk of OHSS, I just did my first FET this past Saturday with one 5 day blastocyst transferred. Before the Embryo transfer, they showed me a picture on a screen as well as printed me a photo. When I asked my gyno about grading, he was very evasive about it, pretty much said something along the lines of "Grading is various to different places and aren't reliable, so therefore we don't grade them"-, this approach made me even more nervous- I mean, it makes me wonder what aren't they telling me? You know? So I then asked the embryologist about it and she just said= "It looks good and it's doing what it's suppose to do" and nothing else. Nothing about fragmentation, development. Nothing about anything. Curiously vague. I just want to know SOMETHING, I mean the entire process is already mysterious and doubt ridden anyway.
Okay, so since I didn't get any answers; I did my own research.... (din.. din.. diiiinnnn) I took the photo they gave me of my embryo and compared it to high grading and low graded blastocysts. Guess what? They don't look like any other blastocyst anywhere! Are they even blastocysts??! Booth poor and high quality blastocyts have a cell mass that takes up the entire "circle"- but mine is a floating mass of cells in the middle? Does it seem highly fragmented to you as well?
I have been given two picture of the same single blastocyst that was transferred. Anyone with a bit of knowledge, please let me know exactly what you think. I am aware that grading doesn't mean everything, but I still would like to know anyways?