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#1 Babytree

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:46 PM

Hi everyone, I was recently diagnosed with balanced translocation, high FSH and my DH has 0 morphology. We have been thinking about doing IVF and heard acupuncture would help IVF to succeed.
Any recommendation of good acupuncturist in great Vancouver area?

#2 Raspberry

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:58 PM

Hey!

I can highly recommend Spencer. He used to work at Acublance but now he owns his own business. The cost is way less than at Acubalance bad you get more for your $$.

http://www.drspencepentland.com/

Are you in downtown?
Me: 37
DH: 42
DX: Endo + DORUBC swithed to VFC in April2010
IVF#1 - June 2011 Natural start - Antagonist - BFN
IVF#2 - Nov 2011 Flare protocol from hell - Nothing to transfer...
IVF#3 - 2012...Mini IVF..??? Waiting for a miracle...
IVF#3 - Start EPP March 14th. ( 4mg Estrace a day) - Baseline u/s on March 28 2012 - AFC=1!! WOW!! The worst AFC ever. Cycle cancelled
IVF#4 - Mini IVF! 2 eggs - No mircale for us...time to move on..Moving to DE!

Our prayers been answered...An angel found us...she is offering the biggest gift and we are saying yes yes yes!
We are so happy and thankful.

DE IVF- Jan/Feb 2013...I have a good feeling about 2013!

2013 Feb 05- Our lovely donor first u/s! 75 follicles! Amazing

2013 Feb 15- First u/s at VFC...follicles looking good...my lining is 10mm! So happy! Intralipids, Medrol.

2013Feb 21- ER..got 40 eggs! Over the moon...the wait begins and FX for good news!
2013 Feb 26 - Transferred 1 day 5 already hatching embryo...17 made it to freeze..Amazing!!
2013 March 8 - BETA day!!!
2013 March 8 - 1st BETA= 656! 10dp5dt We are pregnant! ❤
2013 March 11 - 2nd BETA= 2622! 13dp5dt Very happy!
2013 March 22 - Spotting - First u/s...! - 6 wks 1 day one beautiful bean with a HB. We are in LOVE!
2013 April 4th - Red Spotting - U/S - 8 wks 1 day - Bean is growing like a weed.
2013 April 12 - U/S at VFC - 9 weeks 1 day - Bean is starting to look like a "baby"
2013 May 3- U/S at VFC - 12 weeks 1 day - FX!! Baby looks good! Graduated from VFC..
2013 May 6- 12 weeks 4 day - NT Scan very active baby! Everything looking good! ❤❤❤
2013 June 24 - 19 weeks 4 day - 20 weeks u/s...We are having a BOY!!!! So So Happy!!!
Bed rest from week 29 due to shortening cervix

Baby Noah was born on November 4th 8:26 am. 21 inches and 7"11. We are over the moon! He is the cutest baby! Our journey is complete! Remember never give up! There always be a next step! XoXo

#3 Babytree

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:25 PM

Hey!
I can highly recommend Spencer. He used to work at Acublance but now he owns his own business. The cost is way less than at Acubalance bad you get more for your $$.
http://www.drspencepentland.com/
Are you in downtown?


I am in Coquitlam but work in Burnaby.

#4 helwa

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:29 PM

Yinstill Reproductive Wellness..look for  Dr.Harris Fisher.This is the contact number and address-  604.873.WELL (9355) - 3523 Main St Vancouver

Goodluck!


Me;44 ,Never been pregnant,with DOR

DH:45 and 1 DD from an ex 15 yrs ago,Dx with low motility and borederline sperm count

What a nice combo!smile.png

 

Our Hx: Been trying for almost 3 years,started to see a doctor  2011 but bestfriend passed away and was hit hard with depression.

Had to feel better first. Was supposed to start treatment on sept but found out I have ZERO varicella immunity so have to wait for 3months to

to get it done.

Jan2013 1st IUI( 100mg Clomid and 5000units HCG injection)One dominant follicle only.. result th_abfn.gif cry.gif
 Feb20132nd IUI.(100mg Clomid and 5000 HCG injection..result is th_abfn.gif cry.gif

April5 SHG done..it doesnt hurt anymore...RE said its excellent.

 

April 21-done with BCP, April 22 in Vancouver

April 24 Baseline bloodwork and Ultrasound.They cant find my left ovary..

April24-25-Started with Lupron 10Units 2x/day.

April26-30-Started with Gonal-F@ 450iu. then Lupron 10units 2x/day

May1-Estrogen level 430 and 4 follilcles in total.

may 3-E2 level 1000+4 follicles growing with 1 the biggest 14mm

May5-E2 2100 only 3 follicles seen.Dr,wanted to do IUI instead,wasnt very hopeful.I feel so upset.Dr.gave me 1 more dose this day and repeat U/S in am.I also asked for change of doctor!

May6- 3 follicles seen the biggest 18.5mm E2 level is around 3K..Dr. decided to go ahead with trigger shot at 2100.Started with Doxycycline.

Ma7-Chillin out!

May8-ER..painless! retrieved 5 eggs only...Hoping for some golden one,gradeAAA...

May9-2 eggs were immature,1 didnt fertilized and 2 were ICSI'd

May10- 1 egg left,the other has abnormal division. ( stressed to the heighest level!)

May 12- Transferred a day3 4-cell,grade 3 egg.

May24-  th_abfn.gifno further plans..Funds are low! Maybe after 6 months...

On Oct2013  we started thinking about Donor egg...I researched and contacted Reprofit..after I was offered a TX date,i became anxious and realized am not ready,Instead we went home to my homeland to attend my sisters wedding.

2014: Booked for DE in Czech REp..travelling on march 13!

March 24 is our donor EC,12 eggs collected,9 fertilized. March 29-transferred 2 embryo,1xExpanded blastocyst grade 1 and 1x blastocyst grade 1. 1EB freezed.

OTD April 10.

DIVF=  th_abfn.gif ..dont know what to do anymore!

May25 FET with 1x XB,result was th_abfp.gif  HCG on June 10 16dpt5dXB was 1800,then 18th day was 2999

 


#5 Raspberry

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:33 PM

Hey!
I can highly recommend Spencer. He used to work at Acublance but now he owns his own business. The cost is way less than at Acubalance bad you get more for your $$. http://www.drspencepentland.com/
Are you in downtown?


I am in Coquitlam but work in Burnaby.

Perfect!! Than you should come and see Clara Cohen in Port Moody! She is amazing!! Does mostly fertility! I work at the clinic too. Healing Cedar Wellness!! :)
Me: 37
DH: 42
DX: Endo + DORUBC swithed to VFC in April2010
IVF#1 - June 2011 Natural start - Antagonist - BFN
IVF#2 - Nov 2011 Flare protocol from hell - Nothing to transfer...
IVF#3 - 2012...Mini IVF..??? Waiting for a miracle...
IVF#3 - Start EPP March 14th. ( 4mg Estrace a day) - Baseline u/s on March 28 2012 - AFC=1!! WOW!! The worst AFC ever. Cycle cancelled
IVF#4 - Mini IVF! 2 eggs - No mircale for us...time to move on..Moving to DE!

Our prayers been answered...An angel found us...she is offering the biggest gift and we are saying yes yes yes!
We are so happy and thankful.

DE IVF- Jan/Feb 2013...I have a good feeling about 2013!

2013 Feb 05- Our lovely donor first u/s! 75 follicles! Amazing

2013 Feb 15- First u/s at VFC...follicles looking good...my lining is 10mm! So happy! Intralipids, Medrol.

2013Feb 21- ER..got 40 eggs! Over the moon...the wait begins and FX for good news!
2013 Feb 26 - Transferred 1 day 5 already hatching embryo...17 made it to freeze..Amazing!!
2013 March 8 - BETA day!!!
2013 March 8 - 1st BETA= 656! 10dp5dt We are pregnant! ❤
2013 March 11 - 2nd BETA= 2622! 13dp5dt Very happy!
2013 March 22 - Spotting - First u/s...! - 6 wks 1 day one beautiful bean with a HB. We are in LOVE!
2013 April 4th - Red Spotting - U/S - 8 wks 1 day - Bean is growing like a weed.
2013 April 12 - U/S at VFC - 9 weeks 1 day - Bean is starting to look like a "baby"
2013 May 3- U/S at VFC - 12 weeks 1 day - FX!! Baby looks good! Graduated from VFC..
2013 May 6- 12 weeks 4 day - NT Scan very active baby! Everything looking good! ❤❤❤
2013 June 24 - 19 weeks 4 day - 20 weeks u/s...We are having a BOY!!!! So So Happy!!!
Bed rest from week 29 due to shortening cervix

Baby Noah was born on November 4th 8:26 am. 21 inches and 7"11. We are over the moon! He is the cutest baby! Our journey is complete! Remember never give up! There always be a next step! XoXo

#6 MrsOrchid

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:14 AM

I also recommend Dr. Spence Pentland. His main praxis is in Vancouver but he has a second location right at PCRM in Burnaby.

Good luck!
Me: 31, DOR
DH: 32, no MF

12.2010 - Off BCP
06.2011 - starting TTC
12.2011 - FSH 12.6 referred to RE
01.2012 - AFC 10; DX with DOR
01.2012 - start TCM (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs) + supplements (CoQ10, EPA, Prenatal vitamin)
04.2012 - FSH 13.1; stop Chinese Herbs
09.2012 - Injectables/IUI (Gonal-F). First converted to IVF (more than 9 follies), then cancelled (E2 levels dropped)

03.2013 - IVF#1 Long lupron protocolStims: Bravelle (300iU) and Menopur (150iU)
30.03.2013 - ER: 8 eggs, 6 mature, 5 fertilized
04.04.2013 - ET: d5t; transfered 1 blast (graded at 4BB); 1 frostie put on ice
13.04 2013 - Beta#1: 149!!!
14.04.2013 - Finally POAS - first ever BFP!
15.04.2013 - Beta#2: 639!!!
07.05.2013 - first U/S - 1 happy bean with a strong heartbeat of 157. Team green
24.11.2013 - healthy baby girl born breech at 36+4

10.2015 - FET#1
24.09.2015 - CD 1, start Estrace, 3x 2mg, orally
13.10.2015 - CD 20, lining check, 6.5mm, add 1 tablet, vaginally
20.10.2015 - CD 27, lining check, no difference
05.11.2015 - CD 43, sET (d6 Blast, graded 4AB, lost 30% of the cells during thawing process)
14.11.2015 - 9dp5dt, Beta#1: 130
16.11.2015 -11dp5dt, Beta#2: 397
10.12.2015 - viability U/S

#7 Ari'smom

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:43 PM

I also recommend Clara Cohen in Port Moody!


2004 Cycle cancelled due to poor response

2005 Cycle cancelled due to poor response

2007 Still poor response but allowed "1 last kick at the can" at ICSI: BFN. Told need egg donor.

2009 Donor egg ICSI: BFN

2010 Donor egg ICSI: 2 day 5 blasts transferred (+ 3 snow babies!): BFP!! DD born Aug 3, 2011

2013 June FET #1: one snow baby transferred June 28: th_abfn.gif th_agrr.gif

Now awaiting phone consultation with Dr K about how quickly we can try again.

 


#8 angelwings2017

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 12:52 PM

I went to Clara and found her uncaring and rushed. I would recommend Dr Petland over her tenfold.