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#1 misspink

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

Hi There
I'm looking to Start up a Infertility support group in the Vancouver Area
I am currently looking for leaders to help lead this group,No experience needed,This is a peer led support
Group and leaders would be volunteers.I have Co led
The Fraser Valley infertility support group for the last 4 years and still will be.
Usually the group will meet once a month for 2 hours.If this may interest you or you would like to attend
Or have more info please contact me through IVF.Ca MSG
Or email mistybusch@gmail.com

#2 Hopefulmom2012

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

Hi there. I live in the Fraser valley and just saw your post.
I haven't found any groups or meet ups yet so any info you have would be great!
I am currently in my 2ww of our second round of IVF. ( First round was cancelled, too few follicles.)I'm a week away from my beta!
I was looking for a group during my first round but couldn't find anything.
Thanks!!
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Me: Low AMH 0.35/ Endo
Aug. 2011 - Natural Pregnancy - MC
Oct. 2012 - IVF #1 (Menopur, Gonal F, Orgalutran) - only 1 follicle. IVF cancelled/changed to IUI - BFN
Feb. 2013 - IVF #2 (Increased Menopur, Gonal F, Saizen, Orgalutran)
Feb. 17 - ER - 3 mature follicles. 2 eggs retrieved - only 1 egg through ICSI.
Feb. 19 - 1 four cell perfect embryo transferred.
Mar. 6 - Beta - 853!!! (15dp2dt)
Mar. 13 - Beta - 14,778 (22dp2dt)
Nov. 2013 - Baby Girl born!
Aug. 2014 - IVF #3 (Menopur, Puregon, Saizen, Lupron)ER - 7 follicles, 5 mature/fertilized. 2 Embryos - 5 day transfer. None to freeze.
Sept. 2014 - BFN
Feb. 2015 - IVF #4 - (Menopur, Puregon, Saizen, Lupron) Cancelled cycle after 10 days of stims. (Didn't respond well)
May 2015 - IVF # 5 started (Menopur, Bravelle, Saizen, Orgalutran)
June 9 - 4 eggs retrieved
June 12 - 3 embryos, 3 day transfer
June 25 - Beta 198! BFP!!!
July 2 - Beta 3339!!
Just waiting for Ultrasound in July 8.

#3 misspink

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:28 AM

Hi Our group has been very active over the last 4 years,We meet every third Thursday in the Ocean Park Library in the multi purpose room from 7-9..We welcome couples or singles.if you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask Misty
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#4 canuck_girl

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:50 PM

Misspink,

 

Did you start the Vancouver support group?  If so, I'd be interested in attending any meetups.

 

 


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#5 juice

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:46 PM

Yes I'm interested too. 


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me - 45.5, husband - 43.5

1 natural pregnancy but m/c in June 2011

7 failed IUIs, 3 medicated and 4 non-medicated, all BFN

I was a poor responder to the meds, only produced 1 viable egg so I'm not a candidate for IVF

Suffering  deeply, watching all my friends get pregnant and raise kids.

No one in my immediate circle of friends and family who has gone through this so forums are amazingly helpful.

 

Dec 2013 - have chosen a donor with San Diego Fertility Center and have begun the process. If all goes well we'll get me preggo in April 2014. IF all goes well... 

 

It DIDN'T go well - our donor failed her genetic testing. It took MORE exhausting searches 24/7 to find another we liked, and finally she's passed and good to go. IF all goes well we'll go down to SDFC mid-June 2014 for the egg transfer and get me pregnant..if all goes well...if... if... if... so many letdowns cannot allow me to be hopeful, just wait and see...

 

June 2014 Went to SDFC, everything went smoothly. Well, kind of...family stuff... but transfer went well

 

July 16 2014 did blood test...BFP th_abfp.gif Wow. First time, feeling a lot emotions and crying uncontrollably for last 48 hours.

 

Hoping it sticks. That's all for now.

 

Aug 11 first u/s - TWINS. omg....good size, good heartbeat. I'm terrified.

 

 


#6 natti

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 11:27 PM

Me too, Ladies. I am in


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4 IVFs, multiple FETs, 2 Clinics (Genesis and VFC), over 60 eggs collected, 2 chemicals, 1 blighted ovum, 1 miscarriage at 8 weeks, 1 miscarrage at 12w5d with twins, severe adenomyosis ... First IVF at 35... Took two years break at 40 after devastating twins loss. Finally at 43 our miracle son Gabriel Marcus is born.. Long painful road...

#7 Watermelon

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:28 AM

Not sure if anyone is still active on this thread, but I'm just getting started on this journey and looking for a support group or just others that wants to meet for coffee and chat :). I'm in New West, but am happy to join others anywhere from Vancouver to Chilliwack.
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Me -29 31- unexplained poor egg quality. I was told I had endometriomas.....but repeat ultrasounds at other clinics have said no sign of endometriomas. Maybe PCOS-like ovaries, but no PCOS - AMH, AFC are great. No one can explain why my eggs are so poor sad.png

DH 30 - severe teratospermia, count and motility are excellent.

May 2014 - 2.5mg femara - BFN (ovulated night before)

June 2014 - IUI with 5mg femara - BFN (ovulated night before)

August 2014 - IVF with ICSI - Antagonist protocol, 150Bravelle, 75 menopur, stimmed 8 days

- 19 follicles (all 15-22mm at trigger), 12 eggs retrieved, 7 mature,, 5 fertilized with ICSIsad.png

- only 7 mature eggs with an estrogen of 20000?! wtf?! Sigh...Freeze All

-only one BB Blast made it. Freeze "all" became "freeze one". All others arrested between day 3 and 4 sad.png

January 2015 - FET of lone embryo - c'mon little figher

- BFP!!! Beta 1 475 at 10dp5dt , Beta 2 - 1495 at 12dp5dt

Baby boy born Sept 28/15


#8 lumnay

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 06:51 PM

The email for the Vancouver support group doesn't seem to be working.  I know that the fertility clinics in lower mainland (Vancouver/Burnaby, BC) facilitate support groups for their patients on a regular basis and I think this a great way to support their patients.  I'm pretty sure patients find these groups very helpful; however, I am looking for a less formal group that meets up regularly over coffee/tea.  If there isn't already a group like this in Vancouver/Burnaby/New Westminster area, I'd be happy to organize one. th_acof.gif

 

Feel free to contact me so we can make this happen!   If it would be any easier, we could start by chatting/brainstorming online on how to start this group.  How does that sound? smile.png  


Who stole ambushed my stork?  So many failed cycles with nothing to show but bills, receipts, and empty bottles of medications/herbs/supplements. See my profile for details... 

 

Kindly save your sticky vibes and baby dust and send them to those who are new and excited in this journey. 

 

 


#9 vivizjc

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:27 AM

The email for the Vancouver support group doesn't seem to be working.  I know that the fertility clinics in lower mainland (Vancouver/Burnaby, BC) facilitate support groups for their patients on a regular basis and I think this a great way to support their patients.  I'm pretty sure patients find these groups very helpful; however, I am looking for a less formal group that meets up regularly over coffee/tea.  If there isn't already a group like this in Vancouver/Burnaby/New Westminster area, I'd be happy to organize one. th_acof.gif

 

Feel free to contact me so we can make this happen!   If it would be any easier, we could start by chatting/brainstorming online on how to start this group.  How does that sound? smile.png  

Hello, I think your idea is great!

I've just done my IVF cycle and turned out to be a BFP.  Today is 4w2d pregnancy.

So have you started the group yet?  If yes, please let me know how I can join in.  Thank you.


Me: 35  DH: 38(male factor, DH has low sperm count and poor motality)

Aug. 2012 TTCNov.

2012 Stopped TTC as we felt so stressfulMar.

2013 TTC again

 

Feb. 15, 2014 Naturally pregnant

Feb. 25, 2014 m/c at the 1st day of week 7

Sep-Dec. 2014 Clomid for 4 months but no luck

 

April 2015, prepared for IUI, but somehow cancelled 

Apr. 29, 2015  First appointment for IVF with Dr. Roberts at PCRM 

 

May 30 - June 14, BCP Marvelon 21 for 16 days

June 18, Blood test & ultrasound for baseline, 4.27mm

June 19-25, Puregon @ 100IU & Menorpur @ 75IU; 24-27, added Orgalutran; 26-27, Puregon increased to 150IU, and the rest stayed the same.

June 28, took the triger shot at 9:30pm

June 29, egg retrieval.  7 retrieved, all mature.  Only 3 fertilized with ICSI.

July 3, day 3 transferred two embies; one was 8 cells graded 1, and the other was 5 cells graded 3; day 6, the third embie formed blastocyst, but poor quality, so not able to be freezed.

July 14, 11dp3dt beta 1: 330 IU/L. th_abfp.gifyahoo.gifyahoo.gifyahoo.gif

July 16,  13dp3dt beta 2: 592 IU/L

July 17, 14dp3dt beta 3: 914 IU/L

July 19, 16dp3dt beta 4: 2389 IU/L

July 31, 28dp3dt (6w3d) , ultrasound #1, saw the strong heartbeat and good size yolk sac, and the embro was messured @ 0.35mm

Aug. 14, 8w3d, ultrasound #2, heartbeat is 176 bpm and measured at 7w6d.


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 09:55 PM

Vivizjc.... I am just curious as to if u did any hpt before your beta... we are cycling at the same clinic only big difference is that I had a 5 day transfer ... blastocyst and mine were 4AA 8 frozen and one transferred out of 14 retrieval.

I am 5 days post transfer .. last Saturday ... I am wondering if I did a pregnant test now and it comes out positive could it really be true seeing as trigger shot was 12 days ago.

#11 Baby#5

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 09:57 PM

I am in the Fraser valley and would love to meet another mom for tea or something during this crazy 2 ww going mental... but I did test out my trigger shot and got a faint positive today.

#12 vivizjc

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 03:41 PM

Vivizjc.... I am just curious as to if u did any hpt before your beta... we are cycling at the same clinic only big difference is that I had a 5 day transfer ... blastocyst and mine were 4AA 8 frozen and one transferred out of 14 retrieval.

I am 5 days post transfer .. last Saturday ... I am wondering if I did a pregnant test now and it comes out positive could it really be true seeing as trigger shot was 12 days ago.

Hi Baby#5, sorry I missed your msg.  But I am very happy that you have BFP too.  I didn't go here to check very often recently because I have pretty bad pregnancy sickness and feel so tired.  I work full time too, so when I get home, I always take a long rest.  But yes, we can meet sometimes in the future.  I live in North Burnaby.


Me: 35  DH: 38(male factor, DH has low sperm count and poor motality)

Aug. 2012 TTCNov.

2012 Stopped TTC as we felt so stressfulMar.

2013 TTC again

 

Feb. 15, 2014 Naturally pregnant

Feb. 25, 2014 m/c at the 1st day of week 7

Sep-Dec. 2014 Clomid for 4 months but no luck

 

April 2015, prepared for IUI, but somehow cancelled 

Apr. 29, 2015  First appointment for IVF with Dr. Roberts at PCRM 

 

May 30 - June 14, BCP Marvelon 21 for 16 days

June 18, Blood test & ultrasound for baseline, 4.27mm

June 19-25, Puregon @ 100IU & Menorpur @ 75IU; 24-27, added Orgalutran; 26-27, Puregon increased to 150IU, and the rest stayed the same.

June 28, took the triger shot at 9:30pm

June 29, egg retrieval.  7 retrieved, all mature.  Only 3 fertilized with ICSI.

July 3, day 3 transferred two embies; one was 8 cells graded 1, and the other was 5 cells graded 3; day 6, the third embie formed blastocyst, but poor quality, so not able to be freezed.

July 14, 11dp3dt beta 1: 330 IU/L. th_abfp.gifyahoo.gifyahoo.gifyahoo.gif

July 16,  13dp3dt beta 2: 592 IU/L

July 17, 14dp3dt beta 3: 914 IU/L

July 19, 16dp3dt beta 4: 2389 IU/L

July 31, 28dp3dt (6w3d) , ultrasound #1, saw the strong heartbeat and good size yolk sac, and the embro was messured @ 0.35mm

Aug. 14, 8w3d, ultrasound #2, heartbeat is 176 bpm and measured at 7w6d.


#13 lumnay

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 02:48 AM

Once again I'm considering the idea of joining and/or organizing an informal meet-up for those who are currently trying. Vancouver / Burnaby / New Westminster area would be ideal for me.
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Who stole ambushed my stork?  So many failed cycles with nothing to show but bills, receipts, and empty bottles of medications/herbs/supplements. See my profile for details... 

 

Kindly save your sticky vibes and baby dust and send them to those who are new and excited in this journey. 

 

 


#14 Watermelon

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 03:20 PM

Lumnay I am interested. I'm in New West, but can meet elsewhere. I tried to see if there was interest in 2014, but nothing ever got off the ground :(.
I am planning my second ivf cycle in early 2017, providing we can financially save enough.
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Me -29 31- unexplained poor egg quality. I was told I had endometriomas.....but repeat ultrasounds at other clinics have said no sign of endometriomas. Maybe PCOS-like ovaries, but no PCOS - AMH, AFC are great. No one can explain why my eggs are so poor sad.png

DH 30 - severe teratospermia, count and motility are excellent.

May 2014 - 2.5mg femara - BFN (ovulated night before)

June 2014 - IUI with 5mg femara - BFN (ovulated night before)

August 2014 - IVF with ICSI - Antagonist protocol, 150Bravelle, 75 menopur, stimmed 8 days

- 19 follicles (all 15-22mm at trigger), 12 eggs retrieved, 7 mature,, 5 fertilized with ICSIsad.png

- only 7 mature eggs with an estrogen of 20000?! wtf?! Sigh...Freeze All

-only one BB Blast made it. Freeze "all" became "freeze one". All others arrested between day 3 and 4 sad.png

January 2015 - FET of lone embryo - c'mon little figher

- BFP!!! Beta 1 475 at 10dp5dt , Beta 2 - 1495 at 12dp5dt

Baby boy born Sept 28/15


#15 lumnay

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 10:36 PM

Great! Watermelon, I frequent New Westminster area, as if it was my real neighborhood! Feel free to send me a private message so we can plan this meet-up. If you know others who would join us, please invite them.

Who stole ambushed my stork?  So many failed cycles with nothing to show but bills, receipts, and empty bottles of medications/herbs/supplements. See my profile for details... 

 

Kindly save your sticky vibes and baby dust and send them to those who are new and excited in this journey. 

 

 


#16 Watermelon

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 07:47 PM

Sounds good lumnay. I may also try posting in another group I use to see if we can get more interest :). Hopefully we can get a small group together!
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Me -29 31- unexplained poor egg quality. I was told I had endometriomas.....but repeat ultrasounds at other clinics have said no sign of endometriomas. Maybe PCOS-like ovaries, but no PCOS - AMH, AFC are great. No one can explain why my eggs are so poor sad.png

DH 30 - severe teratospermia, count and motility are excellent.

May 2014 - 2.5mg femara - BFN (ovulated night before)

June 2014 - IUI with 5mg femara - BFN (ovulated night before)

August 2014 - IVF with ICSI - Antagonist protocol, 150Bravelle, 75 menopur, stimmed 8 days

- 19 follicles (all 15-22mm at trigger), 12 eggs retrieved, 7 mature,, 5 fertilized with ICSIsad.png

- only 7 mature eggs with an estrogen of 20000?! wtf?! Sigh...Freeze All

-only one BB Blast made it. Freeze "all" became "freeze one". All others arrested between day 3 and 4 sad.png

January 2015 - FET of lone embryo - c'mon little figher

- BFP!!! Beta 1 475 at 10dp5dt , Beta 2 - 1495 at 12dp5dt

Baby boy born Sept 28/15


#17 Baltic5

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 12:36 AM

I would be interested in joining as well. I will most likely be having my 5th FET in October. All previous ones failed, so I desperately need some support.
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#18 Watermelon

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 12:35 PM

Anyone else interested in joining us?? :)
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Me -29 31- unexplained poor egg quality. I was told I had endometriomas.....but repeat ultrasounds at other clinics have said no sign of endometriomas. Maybe PCOS-like ovaries, but no PCOS - AMH, AFC are great. No one can explain why my eggs are so poor sad.png

DH 30 - severe teratospermia, count and motility are excellent.

May 2014 - 2.5mg femara - BFN (ovulated night before)

June 2014 - IUI with 5mg femara - BFN (ovulated night before)

August 2014 - IVF with ICSI - Antagonist protocol, 150Bravelle, 75 menopur, stimmed 8 days

- 19 follicles (all 15-22mm at trigger), 12 eggs retrieved, 7 mature,, 5 fertilized with ICSIsad.png

- only 7 mature eggs with an estrogen of 20000?! wtf?! Sigh...Freeze All

-only one BB Blast made it. Freeze "all" became "freeze one". All others arrested between day 3 and 4 sad.png

January 2015 - FET of lone embryo - c'mon little figher

- BFP!!! Beta 1 475 at 10dp5dt , Beta 2 - 1495 at 12dp5dt

Baby boy born Sept 28/15


#19 pcanoe

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 05:58 PM

I'd love to join! I'm in Coquitlam so New West is fine by me too as it's really close. Do we have any tentative dates yet?


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TTC since Oct 2012

IUI # 1 June 2015 - BFN

IVF # 1 Sept 2015 - 33 eggs retrieved, 30 mature, 25 fertilized with ICSI & frozen

FET # 1 Oct 2015- 1 embryo transferred - BFN

FET # 2 Dec 2015 - 1 embryo transferred - th_abfp.gif

Beta 12 dp5dt 95

Beta 19 dp5dt 2904

Beta 23 dp5dt 6984

Beta 26 dp5dt 200

Misscarried at 6 weeks 8388.gif

Planning to transfer 2 embryos Spring 2016

FET # 3 - Mar 31 2016 transferred 2 embryos both 5 day 4BB's

Beta Apr 11 crsd.gif

Beta 12dp5dt 191 yahoo.gif th_abfp.gif

Beta 14dp5dt 642

 

Beta 19dp5dt 5133

Heartbeat measuring 86 bpm @ 6w0d

8w5d u/s shows no heartbeat cry.gif 8388.gif

7 frosties of 8 tested normal w/ CCS

FET # 4 - Nov 1, 2016 transferred 2 embryos both 5 day 4BB's (CCS tested)

Beta Nov 14 crsd.gif

 

Beta 13dp5dt 925  yahoo.gif th_abfp.gif

Beta 15dp5dt 2301

 

Beta 20dp5dt 20936

6w4d u/s shows twins hb's of 115 &122


#20 From0to3

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:17 PM

Would be interested in joining too! Most likely going in for another fet beginning of next year. Would lI've to be part of the support and camaraderie of this community!
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IVF#1:17 Eggs, 4-5 Day Blasts: Transferred 2: th_abfn.gif

 FET#1: Transferred 2: th_abfp.gif m/c@9weeks th_agrr.gif 

IVF#2: 5 Eggs, 5-5 Day Blasts: Transferred 2: th_abfp.gif Boy/Girl Twins born DEC 2013 babygirl.gif babyboy.gif 

 

FET#2:Transferred 1: th_abfp.gif Baby Girl born July 2016 babygirl.gif  

 

2 Frosties Remaining.


#21 lumnay

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:34 PM

Okay, I'll send a group message to all of you. I'm free this coming Saturday if anybody's interested.

Who stole ambushed my stork?  So many failed cycles with nothing to show but bills, receipts, and empty bottles of medications/herbs/supplements. See my profile for details... 

 

Kindly save your sticky vibes and baby dust and send them to those who are new and excited in this journey.