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#1 mar42

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:59 AM

 Would be nice to talk to woman who have been through donor egg ivf.

I'm 42, have an autoimmune disease and have miscarried 2x's. Not

sure if the issue is old eggs or the arthritis. After failed attempts trying

naturally and 2 rounds of IUI and continued to try naturally but

just not getting pregnant now. I have turned to donor eggs from

Deb USA. I am doing the assured guarantee refund.....so I have 6

tries. It's exciting but yet stressful. I never thought I would be going

down this road....and it's so expensive!

 

Interested in hearing some success stories.....would be

encouraging for me right now! Thanks.

 



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:34 PM

Hello and welcome,

 

If you look at the donor and surrogacy buddies area of the site there are many many success stories to inspire you. http://ivf.ca/forums...rogacy-buddies/

Wishing you much luck moving ahead

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:48 PM

There's quite a few of us here. You are def not alone! I did my de transfer at 40 and delivered at 41. After five losses (egg quality was def an issue), we had our miracle 18 months ago. We are now considering one more round next summer... it is expensive. But I'm glad you're going the guarantee route! We knew ours was egg quality (I have two much older kids), so we weren't worried about other major issues.
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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:24 PM

Mar42, IUIs don't have a very high success rate. Did you try IVFs with your own eggs?

is there an an assured program in Canada?

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 07:29 AM

Hi setmefree.....I knew going in that IUI's didn't have a high success rate at my age

for some reason my Dr kept pushing it. I have a low ovarian reserve so using

my own eggs for IVF wouldn't have worked out. The cycle would have been canceled.

 

The assured program is with DEBUSA.

 

Congrats quandary....glad you finally got your miracle!



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:28 PM

I'm doing a DE cycle right now.  We transferred on Friday, so hopefully I'll have a success story to tell you in a couple of weeks!  We went through Pacific Northwest Fertility, but if you want to talk about the process pm me anytime!

 

good luck!


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 03:16 PM

I'm doing a DE cycle right now.  We transferred on Friday, so hopefully I'll have a success story to tell you in a couple of weeks!  We went through Pacific Northwest Fertility, but if you want to talk about the process pm me anytime!

 

good luck!

 

Good luck!!!!  


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:35 PM

I haven't done a DE cycle but know someone who did at 43. Pregnant on first attempt and has a beautiful 3.5 year old girl now.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 06:20 PM

Thanks EverHopeful......wishing you all the best! Hope you get your miracle.

 

Thanks Lizzy39.....gives me some hope!



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 02:02 PM

Hi Mar42,

 

I just went through donor egg IVF and 12 wks now. Hope we are able to make it next year.

 

I am 46, and failed two pregnancy. I was in perimenopause last year, but decided to go with egg donor option. So far, my baby and I are doing fine and first OB check up and OB US check up was all normal. I am in US. Let me know if you have any specific question. 

 

Best,

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 06:32 PM

Hi there,

 

I am too going through Donor egg cycles. We went with Deb USA (single assured cycle program), we selected one first donor, it turned out only one embryo made it to day 3 and was slow growing the clinic let it die and Deb USA granted us another egg batch, we selected another donor and this time around, 3 made it to day 5 (2 were top quality, 4AA and 5AA) and one was early blast. We transferred the 5AA, I got pregnant but miscarried at 5 weeks. Doctor ordered some tests and the plan is to start over over the two left, they would be our last chance. We are  trying naturally meanwhile!



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Posted 05 November 2016 - 08:00 AM

Hi Still_hope.....congrats! Happy it has worked out for you.

Gives me hope!

 

enolia....I'm with Deb USA too. I'm doing the assured

refund so I have 6 tries. I really hope I don't have to go through

this 6 times.

 

May I ask how many eggs you had with each donor? My egg lot

is 8. I hope it will work out. I will be starting meds soon and should happen in December.

 

Sorry you miscarried. I really hope it works out for you! I have had 2 miscarriages when trying naturally. I have been trying naturally

since my last miscarriage which has been a year now and it's just not happening for some reason. The thing with me I got

pregnant on the first try but end up losing it.



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:22 PM

I am 46 , I have some thyroid issues, so on prednisone, and currently pregnant with twins - transferred 2 day 3s both stuck.  I used donor embryos, of a donor egg which was 29 years of age.  When choosing ask pregnancy history, number of transfers required, age of donor mom, health history,  I did take me 5 tries/ transfers with various donor embryos.  This was my shot with this set.



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 08:28 AM

I'm 45 (from Canada) and just had my day 5 donor transfer yesterday and playing the anxious waiting game until November 29 when I go back for a pregnancy test. I've had no issues other than low ovarian reserve due to the lovely age factor.

We have a healthy miracle 2 yr old daughter we conceived on our own when I was 42 and a late term pregnancy loss when I was 41 also conceived naturally. Sadly my AMH dropped significantly during the past 2 yrs of trying which lead us to our only option of adoption or donor egg.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 05:48 PM

Oh how exciting! Wishing you all the best! I will be doing a donor transfer beginning of

December.



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Posted 20 November 2016 - 07:07 PM

Hi everyone- I am 40 years old. I am in my 22w with my first try with donor FET. We transfered 1 4aa Blast on Nov 10. I am so worried that this may not have been successful. I really don't have any specific reasons to think that except for the fact that my past history has been so frustrating and a very long journey. We have been trying for 6 years with fertility treatments and suffered 2 miscarriages, 1 ectopic which resulted in surgery and 1 chemical PG Fromm IVF. Those are all with my own eggs. I would love to hear from anyone who has been successful with donor egg. I am finding it so hard to stay positive. I test on Tuesday and I am feeling scared for Tuesday to come. I know we still got 4 more frozen Emmie's if this fails but I really hope this works out. The other part is I don't really got many pg symptoms. I think any symptoms I got are from being on progesteron (crinone 2x a day and estrace).

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 03:42 PM

Oh how exciting! Wishing you all the best! I will be doing a donor transfer beginning of

December.

 

Mar42 how many of your eggs ended up going to blastocyst? How has your experience with DEB been? How long did it take from the time you selected your donor to having the eggs?


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Posted 22 November 2016 - 05:27 PM

Returnable.....I will be doing the IVF possibly in 2 weeks. So far

DEB USA has been great. They are always there to answer any

questions you may have. The thing that I learned with looking at the

database for donors.....the donors go very fast. I lost 2 donors that I

really liked so soon as I saw the next one I liked I grabbed her. The thing

for me is I was still waiting for some of my test results to be in so had to wait

for that and sign all consent forms. Soon as that was done it wasn't even 2 weeks

and the eggs were at my clinic. So it really doesn't take long.



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 09:15 AM

mar42 thanks for the info. So how many eggs did you receive, how did they thaw and how well have they developed? Were you able to look at their database before you put any money in?


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 05:52 PM

Returnable.....I have 8 eggs from the donor. The eggs haven't been thawed yet. I

go next Thursday for an ultrasound to see if the lining is good. If all is good then

the process begins....the day after ultrasound the eggs will be thawed. Not sure

how they are thawed exactly.

 

 A lil worried about the egg thaw and how they will do.

Just hope it all goes good.


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 09:08 PM

Good luck mar42. We started going through the DEB info today. What kind of prescreening did you have to do to qualify for their guaranteed program? Are you thinking of PGSing?

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 08:39 AM

hi mar42,

 

I am 43 and have been with debusa since November 2014. I have been pregnant 3 times, all resulting in losses. My RE believes my issue is eggs as well. In addition, I have a lining issue in it being too thin.

We are on the assured refund plan as well; hopefully you don't have lining issues too. We didn't find out that I had this issue until after the mock cycle. DEBUSA is strict with the minimum lining. 

Since November 2014, we have been through the process of transferring 3 times. The first time, none of the embryos survived the 5 day blast so no transfer, the second time 2 embryos survived the blast and transferred two but BFN, this coming Monday, I am going to transfer hopefully two embryos; assuming they survive the thaw.

The more eggs you choose, the better off.


Me 43, DH 43

 

Trying since 2012
Natural Pregnancy May 2012, ended blighted ovum
Natural Pregnancy June 2013, miscarriage 6 weeks (chemical pregnancy)

Natural Pregnancy January 2014, miscarriage 8 weeks

IVF Pregnancy December 2016, miscarriage 4 weeks (chemical pregnancy)

 

First clinic 2012-2014

Second clinic 2014-present

 

Dx: diminished ovarian reserve; thin lining

 

Unsuccessful protocols: estrace, estradot patches, gonal f, natural cycle

 

Lining gets to 8.0 mm

 

Using donor eggs

 

FET attempts 15, transferred 2 times (1 BFN, 1 BFP), cycles canceled 13.

 


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Posted 24 November 2016 - 08:42 AM

Hi Returnable....

 

DEB USA were great.....I was always in contact with Caitlyn, I really like her.

She's always there to answer any questions I had.

 

As for the tests.....blood tests for both you and partner. Pap test

(valid for 2 years) I did a hysteroscopy when I was doing IUI, and

I did a hysterosonography, also did a EKG. Your partner will have to

do a semen analysis. DEB USA wants the uterus to be in good shape and

a good lining. With the guarantee program I had to do a mock cycle to make sure

my body responded well to the meds and good lining. We had to meet with psychologist too.

 

We never discussed PGS....when I go for the ultrasound next week I will bring it up.

 

I think DEB USA is a good choice!


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Posted 24 November 2016 - 08:57 AM

Hi 4 years and counting....sorry to hear that it hasn't been working out

for you. I have to say that when I was doing IUI my lining was never thick

enough. I started doing acupuncture in March of this year and decided to stop

IUI as at my age it wouldn't work anyways. So was trying naturally for months.

The acupuncture has helped with my cycle, ovulation and definitely with my lining.

When I did the mock cycle my lining was 9.67 I was amazed! I know that it's the acupuncture

that has helped. Have 2 appointments this month to prepare for my ultrasound next week.

 

Was your donor a proven donor? I chose a donor that has already been through it and there

has been a baby from her. I am a bit concerned.....hoping eggs with thaw and develop nicely.

 

I have an egg lot of 8....so really hoping it works out! Wow it's been quite a journey for you so far. I really

hope things will turn around for you. How many embryo's did you transfer? My Dr only wants me to transfer 1. I wanted 2

just to have a higher chance of one taking. By try # 3 I am transferring 2. Have to think positive right now. It's

exciting but yet so nerve wracking!



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Posted 24 November 2016 - 09:01 AM

Mar42 thanks for all the info. I am due for a PAP with my family doctor at my next annual, so I am hoping that can be good enough. We have done blood work and semen analysis up the ying yang for IVF, so I'm hoping that should be okay. I guess I would have to do a mock cycle. So from the time you decide to pursue the path of the assured program with Deb USA, how long did it take for you to get all your approvals to finally move forward?

 

I did take a peek at the donor database yesterday. I do like the fact that all the donors are pre-screened. It will be interesting to see all the additional info you get once you sign up with them (all the genetics stuff, etc.). Choosing one however will be a challenge as DH and I will have to sit down and figure out our priorities. BTW how often do they add new donors? Weekly? Would it be one or two new ones each time?

 

This week we found out that I got one of the funded IVF cycles in January at our clinic, so we will give my eggs one last try. The chances are low, but I would regret not trying. But at the same time I am learning more about the DE route. What constitutes a good lining for DEB?

 

Thanks for getting back to all my questions!


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