The patient send me photos of her embryos, and it was clear that they had died during the thawing . The blastocysts were dark and collapsed. There was no way they were going to implant. Ideally, the doctor should have waited a few hours and checked to see if they expanded in vitro before transferring them. If they failed to do so, this meant that they were not viable, and should not have been transferred. Doing so just caused false hope and a painful 2ww for no good reason. What's even worse is that the doctor is now blaming the patient's egg quality for this problem , rather than taking ownership of the problem, which is completely unfair.