PCRM vs Genesis?
Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:21 PM
We had a private SA at PCRM, so we naturally decided to continue with them and have our consultation booked for September 19, 2012. However, after a quick search, I see that Genesis boasts a higher success rate for women under 35 years of age, but that some people call it 'a revolving door'.
Is anyone here able to compare the two? Should we stay the course with PCRM? Obviously we want a baby and the best care, but we don't want to throw thousands of dollars at a clinic that maybe isn't the best. Comments?
Thanks so much!
Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:54 PM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:32 PM
>Me-dont ovulate all the time and I have poor egg quality
>DH-low sperm count
>Jan 23 2009 miscarrage natural conception no fertility treatments
>3 Back to back IUI's June to August of 2009. All BFN
>1st IVF/ICSI November 2009
>10 eggs collected 6 fertilized 2 put back none to freeze
>AF one week later BFN
>2nd IVF/ICSI Feburary 2011
>11 eggs collected 8 fertalized 2 put back none to freeze
>Got AF so I went for a blood test. Levels came back at 41 so they thought I was having a miscarrage. Went back 2 days later and levels were at 46 so they thought I wasnt micarrying proper and might need a D&C. Went back 6 days later levels shot up to 184 so they thought I passed 1 embryo but was pregnant with the other. Went back 2 days later levels down to 169 got AF 2 days later.
>This is when they said I have poor egg quality.
> Decided to go a head with donor embryo cycle at PNWF in Seattle.
>started Lupron feb 26 2012 and started out donor embryo cycle
>March 6 and 20 lining looks great all set for a march 28 transfer
>show up with full badder March 28 to find out the embryos we chose didn't make the thaw. Picked new ones and they looked great! Transferred 2 beautiful blasts that afternoon.
>First beta April 7 number was 718!! BFP!
>Second beta April 9 number was 1286! Looking good
>had a huge bleed so I went for my u/s. have a clot but also a baby with a heart beat! Clot shouldnt cause any problems but might be around for the first trimester.
>Follow up u/s May 9th
>Follow up u/s went great HB of 157! Clot getting smaller.
>another u/s booked for May 23
>u/s went great again! HB of 163! Baby moved a lot for us very exciting! Dr could no longer find clot. Good news!
>EDD December 14 2012!
>Baby couldn't wait and decided to come early.
>Water broke and my baby boy Logan James was born on November 13th!
>He was 6lbs 12oz! Not bad for almost 5 weeks early!
>Spent 5 days in the NICU and a total of a week in hospital
Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:29 PM
Personally I would not go back to Genesis, I found the Dr's to all be on different pages when it comes to treatments, etc....one will say do this, then the other may say it's pointless....I always left there with lots of questions, they never seemed to be forcoming with info, i always felt like i had to pry stuff out of them.
There is a new fertility clinic called Grace, run by Dr Cheung from UBC. Clinic is supposed to be state of the art, plus he is the only Dr there, so I would think it would be more personal...maybe give that a shot.
I would suggest you check out all the clinics, IVF is not cheap so you want to make sure you feel good with Dr that is going to be helping you.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:08 AM
Me: 33 DH: 37
Married & TTC since November 2004
8 year old furbaby
April, 2007: Pregnant naturally
June 30, 2007: First ultrasound (12 weeks) – No heartbeat :-(
July 2007: Miscarried
Referred to UBC – Patient of Dr. Williams
May 2008: Removal of left fallopian tube (Hydrosalpinx found in HSG (scar tissue from 2006 Abdominal Surgery))
2008 - 2010: 3 IUI (2 w/ Clomid) = All BFN
June 2011: IVF/ICSI #1 (23 eggs (22 Mature); 7 blastocysts; 1 transferred; 6 snowbabies). Severe OHSS (Hospitalized for 4
days – 8 litres drained, Beta positive but only 41). Beta increased to 5000 over the weeks, but ectopic; Methotrexate
administered twice; Miscarried
Jan 2012: FET #1 (2 blasts transferred) = BFN
Mar 2012: FET #2 (2 blasts transferred) = BFN
Transferred to Genesis – Patient of Dr. Nakhuda
Sept.10.2012: Follow-up appointment with RE; Sept.24.2012: Orientation & Started taking Estrace (Estrace Priming Antagonist Protocol) Oct.3.2012: Started stims (75 Menopur & 150 Gonal F); Oct.7.2012: E2 = 1400; Oct.8.2012: E2 = 2600; 25 Follicles (RO: 15; LO: 10) 10mm each; Oct.10.2012: E2 = 4600; Oct.12.2012: E2 = 14352; Trigger shot at 10:30pm; Started Dostinex
Oct.14.2012: Egg Retrieval (19 Retrieved, 17 Mature, 16 Fertilized); Oct.19.2012: Embryo Transfer (11 blastocysts; 1 4BB transferred; 10 snowbabies); Oct.31.2012: Beta #1 = 110; Nov.7.2012: Beta #2 = 1547; Nov.19.2012: First Ultrasound 7w1d (measuring 6w, saw heartbeat); Nov.26.2012: Second Ultrasound 8w1d (measuring 6w5d; heartbeat 120bpm); Dec.3.2012: Third Ultrasound 9w1d (measuring 8w1d; heartbeat 166bpm); Dec.27.2012: NT Scan (3.5mm) & First Trimester Bloodwork @ 12w4d (measuring 11w6d); Jan.18.2013: Second Trimester Bloodwork @ 15w5d; Jan.23.2013: First Appt with OB. Looks like a BOY!!; Jan.24.2013: Received a call from OB - 1:6 chance of DS; 1:1700 chance of Trisomy 13 & 18; Jan.28.2013: Meeting with Genetic Counsellor; Jan.29.2013: Amniocentesis (Measuring 1.5 weeks behind); Feb.1.2013: RAD Results back - Baby Boy does not have DS or Trimsomy 13 or 18 (Later found out chromosomes all normal); Feb.12.2013: Detailed Ultrasound - Found Severe heart defects, still high fluid at back of neck, limb abnormalities, missing bones, and measuring 1.5 weeks behind. Met with Genetic Counsellor and Doctor. Diagnosis very grim; Feb.21.2013: D & E :-( Our precious baby boy Evan Kenneth went to Heaven at 20w 4d. Heartbroken.Aug.15.2013: Autopsy confirms ultrasound findings and additional problems. No specific syndrome identified.
Oct/Nov.2013: FET #4 (eSET) (Sept.21 - BCP; Oct.12 - Synarel; Oct.16 - AF; Oct.24 -Estrace; Nov.8 - Lining Check Ultrasound; Nov.14 - ET; Nov.26 - Beta #1 = 300; Dec.3 - Beta #2 = 11,074; Dec.4 Ultrasound @5w3d = measuring 5w4d singleton; Dec.10 - Ultrasound @6w2d = measuring 6w2d; Dec.21 - Ultrasound @ 7w6d = measuring 7w3d, HB=148; Jan.6 - Ultrasound @ 10w1d = 10w, HB=172 (Graduated from fertility clinic)) Jan.27 - NT Scan = 1.2mm; Feb.17 - 16w detailed ultrasound = all looks great; Feb.27 OB appt - found out we are Team Pink :-)
Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:55 AM
The worst thing is that the nurses are extremely arrogant, very hard to communicate with if you need help. After the embryo transfer, they just try to forget about you as you have already paid out the money...very little followup.
Research all your options before going to this ivf clinic.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:54 PM
DH: 34- all tests normal
February 2010- Time to have a baby! Ha!
March 2011- Finally go see my GP about not being pregnant (wish I had gone sooner). Got referral to OB/GYN
June 2011- HSG shows septated uterus, OB/GYN says its no big deal, here is some Clomid to help speed things along. Bloodwork looks fine, T's SA is "excellent"
Sept-Nov, 2011- 50mg Clomid x3-BFN's Meanwhile, not convinced that a septum is "nothing to worry about", ask my GP for a referral to Genesis
Nov 18, 2011- First meeting with RE. He is shocked that my septum was not dealt with, says that my HSG also showed a polyp...hmm, the OB/GYN never said anything about that
End of November, 2011- In office hysteroscopy shows large polyp and large septum...I need surgery!
January 25, 2012- Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy: resect septum, remove polyp, tubes are open, no endo, everything looks good! You'll be pregnant within a few months...right...
May-July, 2012- Clomid/IUI's x3- BFN's...likely moving onto IVF
August 29, 2012- Follow-up hysteroscopy shows small septum remains but no need for additional surgery at this point
Sept 4, 2012- IVF orientation- RE recommends ICSI due to long-term unexplained infertility (best decision we ever made)
Sept 9, 2012- Start Synarel nasal spray! Here we go!
Sept 21, 2012- Start stims (Menopur/Bravelle)
Oct 2, 2012- Egg retrieval- 19 eggs!
Oct 3, 2012- This is where it goes downhill. 12 eggs mature and ICSI'd. Only 2 fertilize. Devastated. Guess we are "unexplained" no longer...his super sperm do not like my eggs!
Oct 4, 2012- Day 2 transfer of both embies...looking good...4B and 4C.
Oct 17, 2012- Dark second line on HPT!
Oct 19, 2012- Beta #1...572!!
Oct 25, 2012- Beta #2...3577
Nov 7, 2012- 7 w1d-First Ultrasound...TWINS! OMG! Due date June 25, 2013. Both our tiny day 2's made it! Unbelievable!
Nov 11, 2012- 7w5d-Big gush of bright red blood...is this how it's going to end?
Nov 12, 2012- Emergency ultrasound...both still there and looking great! No cause for the bleeding. Let's hope it doesn't happen again!
Nov 17, 2012- 8w4d- More gushes of blood followed by lots of spotting. ENOUGH!
Nov 19, 2012- Another scan, all is well. No need for further scans unless it gets much worse. Officially graduate from the fertility clinic.
Dec 12, 2012- 12w1d- Nuchal Translucency scan. SCH found as cause of the continued bleeding. Babies look great and so adorable!
Dec 28, 2012- 14w3d- Follow-up scan to make sure the SCH is shrinking. Much smaller now and I'm no longer bleeding every day! Finally!
Feb 6, 2013- 20w1d- Anatomy scan...plan to stay Team Green! Can't wait to see them again! They are moving tons and I'm looking HUGE!
Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:44 PM
I did see a different dr each of the 3 times I went in for my US and each shared their opinions. They were all "slightly" different. What some people may not know, is that midday, apparently all Drs get together for a meeting to discuss their patients, findings and what the best steps to take are.
I LOVE the thought that there is so much care and discussion and opinion in the steps to get me pregnant. Not just one persons opinion.
The empathy from all Drs and nurses is amazing. I would definitely recommend Genesis.
Me: Low AMH 0.35
Endo Cyst on Left Ovary
Aug 2011 - Natural Pregnancy
US at 6 weeks, 3 days - low heart rate
US at 7 weeks, not viable - DNC
Oct. 2012 - First IVF Cycle (Menopur, Gonal F)
Oct. 30 - US - only 1 follicle. IVF cancelled and changed to IUI
Nov. 2 - IUI
Nov. 13 - AF Cramping
Nov. 16 - Blood Test and HPT - BFN
Feb. 2013 - Second IVF Cycle (Increased Menopur, Gonal F, Saizen)
Feb. 14 - US - at least 3 follicles
Feb. 17 - ER - 3 mature follicles. 2 eggs retrieved
Feb. 19 - ET - only 1 egg through ICSI. 1 four cell perfect embryo transferred.
Mar. 6 - Beta - 853!!! (15dp2dt)
Mar. 13 - Beta - 14,778 (22dp2dt)
Mar. 25 - First US - Heartbeat 130 - 7 weeks, 1 day
Mar. 28 - Spotting
Mar. 29 - Second US - Heartbeat 150 - 7 weeks, 5 days - all is good!!!