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#26 Spencemom

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  • My Clinic:Markham Fertility Centre

Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:17 PM

I recommend Markham for anyone with RPL because of their immune testing and treatment. I've had 5 miscarriages and everything was "normal" from the standard tests and I almost gave up but went to Markham and now I have answers. I don't know any other clinics that do the same immune testing as them. Plus they are very friendly!

Age 34
TTC since 2012
4 losses before 9 weeks

1 baby w/ anencyphaly

1 year of acupuncture
IVF 2016 - 8 healthy PGS blasts
2 rounds of LIT (spouse and donor)
2 rounds of Humira for high cytokines (50)

Currently waiting for cytokines to reduce before FET
Gluten-free, omega, 4mg folate, mag, vitamin D


#27 Spencemom

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:18 PM

My first post ever - here it is... I've been at CReATE for almost a year.  I've done IUIs and IVF.  I'm trying to decide if I should stay or go somewhere else - namely, Markham.  The downside to Markham is its in Markham and I live and work in TO.  I met with Dr. Virro though and he seems great - thorough and I've definitely gotten the sense that patient volume is less so maybe you get more individualized care.  
 
Are there any TO people who have made the trek to Markham - why did you decide one way or the other?  
 
I'm very frustrated over the lack of transparency around clinics, success rates, and most importantly, their labs.  
 
General diagnosis is age (almost 37) and some MFI but nothing earth shattering - yet, nothing is working.  I really need someone to help me decide:
 
1. Stay at CReATE
2. Move to Markham
3. Move to other TO clinic - are there strengths at a specific clinic related to our situation?   Hannam? TCART/TRIO?  
 
Could really use some support - and direction.  
 
Thanks! 


Age 34
TTC since 2012
4 losses before 9 weeks

1 baby w/ anencyphaly

1 year of acupuncture
IVF 2016 - 8 healthy PGS blasts
2 rounds of LIT (spouse and donor)
2 rounds of Humira for high cytokines (50)

Currently waiting for cytokines to reduce before FET
Gluten-free, omega, 4mg folate, mag, vitamin D


#28 Spencemom

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  • Gender:Female
  • Dx:Immunological
  • My Clinic:Markham Fertility Centre

Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

Hi

I just posted on this thread about Markham. I recommend them hands down, although I haven't been to the other clinics. I have no complaints you definitely get attention and friendly service. They treat you like family and I can email them anytime with questions and they get back to me ASAP. Plus after 4 years I finally got answers and have treatment. Let me know if you have any questions! :)

Age 34
TTC since 2012
4 losses before 9 weeks

1 baby w/ anencyphaly

1 year of acupuncture
IVF 2016 - 8 healthy PGS blasts
2 rounds of LIT (spouse and donor)
2 rounds of Humira for high cytokines (50)

Currently waiting for cytokines to reduce before FET
Gluten-free, omega, 4mg folate, mag, vitamin D