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#1 Zeukko

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:41 PM

Just wanted to let you all know that UBC's IVF clinic has closed. They were having issues with the air quality in their embryology lab and after looking into renovating, it was discovered that it was beyond repair. They'll still be doing IUIs I believe and functioning in other ways - gynecological pain etc... - but no more IVF.

I'm in the process of shipping my embryos to Genesis. Fingers crossed this move brings something positive.
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Me:42 and DH: 44
Married since 2004
Two amazing furbabies
TTC since Feb 2009
Sept-Dec 2010: Clomid + 5 IUIs = BFN :(
March 2011- IVF/ICSI#1: antagonist - BCP, Puregon, Orgalutron, Ovidrel, Crinone = BFN
22 follicles; 14 eggs; 11 fertilized; 2 transferred; 1 snowbaby
FET #1 May 2011- 1 grade 2 blastocyst = BFN
August 2011 - IVF #2:antagonist - BCP, Puregon, Orgalutron, Ovidrel, Crinone = BFN
21 follicles; 12 eggs; 10 fertilized; 3 transferred; 5 3d embryos frozen
FET #2 Oct 2011 = BFN FET#3 July 2012 = BFP @ Genesis Fertility Clinic Beta #1= 41 (gulp); Beta #2= 47 (ugh) = Chemical pregnancy
February 2013 - IVF #3 = BFP - Estrace, Menopur, Puregon, Orgalutron, Endometrin - Retrieved 14 egg, 11 mature, 9 fertilized. Transferred 2 blastocysts. 1 blastocyst snow babyBeta#1: 45 (uh oh)Beta#2: 555 (what?! Wow!)
Beta #3000+.
U/S shows not viable pregnancy. Stopped growing at 5w5days.


July 1st: Natural BFP on HPT - First Beta in the 400s; Second Beta dropped to 200s

April 2014: Single embryo transfer = BFN

Looking into adoption.

#2 smurfette_w

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:50 PM

omigosh, that is too bad! Hope everything works out for you!
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#3 impatient

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:50 AM

WOW.

Thanks for sharing that. I am SO glad we didn't do IVF there - for that and for other reasons.

Good luck. I hope things go well at Genesis.
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Me: 41, DH: 44
TTC: since Jan, 2008 (age 34)

DH: Low morphology, low count. Me: Stage 2-3 endometriosis, non-functional fallopian tubes, small fibroids, low AFC, low poor responder ... anything else?

Jun 2008-Sep 2011 in a nutshell: One HSG, one very traumatic office hysteroscopy, one operative laparoscopy, three fresh IVF/ICSI cycles, one chemical, one early miscarriage, two tubal recanalizations, five IUIs (3 with Clomid).

May 2010 - Aug 2011 Attempted adoption application process through the BC MCFD. Aug 2011 Signed up with a private agency. On both waiting lists as of Apr 2012. Proposal through MCFD Jul 2012. Aug 2012 - Finally ... she's home and we're a family! : )

Adoption application #2 started Aug 2013. DD2 placed May 2014, finalized Feb 2015!


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#4 rokgerl

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:53 AM

OMG, I wonder how many people's cycles this affected....and how far back the effects could be seen. It's unfortunate for UBC ladies (not that it's closed, that cycles could have been compromised).

Good luck to you!

#5 chiara

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:37 PM

This is very unfortunate. This clinic was research based unlike the private clinics and should have continued to exist, especially since they also had a fund that was providing financial support to patients who could not afford IVF. I am sure that some of the technology at the private clinics may be more advanced and they probably have excellent doctors and staff, but we had great results with UBC and they were there for us when things were not looking too rosy or promising. Even if I am no longer considering IVF, this still makes me sad :(

#6 Rick

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:51 PM

I agree. Their genetics department researched our issues well beyond anything I ever imagined. To say we were informed is an understatement. They presented our case in the alpha publication 'Human reproducton' in july 2003. If not for UBC our lives would've very different.

#7 impatient

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

Interesting that their website has yet to be updated.

I just asked my family doctor for a referral with one of their doctors for endo and the GP's receptionist told me they have moved offices and she had a hell of a time finding the new fax number.
Me: 41, DH: 44
TTC: since Jan, 2008 (age 34)

DH: Low morphology, low count. Me: Stage 2-3 endometriosis, non-functional fallopian tubes, small fibroids, low AFC, low poor responder ... anything else?

Jun 2008-Sep 2011 in a nutshell: One HSG, one very traumatic office hysteroscopy, one operative laparoscopy, three fresh IVF/ICSI cycles, one chemical, one early miscarriage, two tubal recanalizations, five IUIs (3 with Clomid).

May 2010 - Aug 2011 Attempted adoption application process through the BC MCFD. Aug 2011 Signed up with a private agency. On both waiting lists as of Apr 2012. Proposal through MCFD Jul 2012. Aug 2012 - Finally ... she's home and we're a family! : )

Adoption application #2 started Aug 2013. DD2 placed May 2014, finalized Feb 2015!


"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
Thomas Edison

#8 Kim2

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:07 PM

Does anyone know where Dr. Rowe went or if he is providing fertility services? Or anyone that was at UBC can you share your recommendations for other clinics that you've been to since UBC? Thanks!


Me (41) Dx Unexplained.  

June 2011 - To start IVF at UBC...5 days before our apt we got a surprise BFP. Baby girl born Feb/12.  

Switched to PCRM in TTC 2nd 

July 2013 - M/C

July 2014 - Healthy baby boy

Feb 2016 - MM/C at 9w. Heart stopped at 7w6d. D&C. Trisomy 15. 

July 2016 - M/C at 7w. Near triploidy (68 chromosomes). 

 

November 2016 - BFP. EDD July 20/17

D/c'd from repeat loss clinic at 11 weeks :-D