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#576 Mrs. R

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 05:34 PM

I'm so sorry NewWorld and sj99. Sending virtual hugs.


Began ttc May 2014

Me: 31 DH: 31

 

Dec. 2015: Diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure

Jan. 2016: Started at fertility clinic

                  Had tubal dye test - tubes open

                  Had Sono - low follicle count on ovaries, possible uterine deviation

Feb. 2016: Had hysteroscopy - uterus is normal

Mar. 2016: DH advanced sperm test - normal

Apr. 2016: Told I could have surgery or try IVF - chose IVF

May 2016: IVF "training"

June 2016: IVF#1 - cancelled due to no ovarian response

Oct. 2016: Surgery - diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis 

Nov. 2016: Began adoption process

Jan/Feb 2017: IVF#2 - 8 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, zero fertilized sad.png

Feb 2017: Became adopt ready in Ontario


#577 Mitaverunka

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:12 AM

Hi my and my wife start the ivf end of the march 2017 cover be ohip i just have to pay for medication i know each women has different body and need different amount of med but my dr said that my wife is young (26) and healthy so she doesn't need to much med but i still dont know what is gone costs can someone tell me what can i expect to pay thank you

#578 Mitaverunka

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:14 AM

Hi my and my wife start the ivf end of the march 2017 cover be ohip i just have to pay for medication i know each women has different body and need different amount of med but my dr said that my wife is young (26) and healthy so she doesn't need to much med but i still dont know what is gone costs can someone tell me what can i expect to pay thank you

#579 Gloria17

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:33 AM

Hey, I just got my bill. I think I spent total of $5300 on Meds. This is a higher amount as I am on a higher dosage and apparently my clinic charges more as well. Hopefully your insurance will cover most of it.

I did about 11 days of Stims.
350 Gonal F
150 Menopur

Gonal F is the most expensive drug. A 900pen cost $1090, I think I used 4 of them.
Me: 38 possible Endomitriosis
DH: healthy

TTC: 2014
2/16 Chemical (natural)
8/16 Chemical (natural)
9/16 Chemical (Gonal +I/C)
11/16 BFN (Gonal +IUI)

1/17 IVF !?!?

#580 Bre

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 12:58 PM

Hey guys, sorry i haven't been on in a while! We actually got bad news, out of the 7 eggs they retrieved, 3 were mature and zero fertilized! We are trying to come to terms with everything and figure out the next step! Anyone else have this happen? Any advice please!

 

Hope you ladies are doing well and staying strong, i have been thinking about you all!



#581 NewWorld

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:53 AM

So sorry Bre :(

Me: 29 30, Husband: 32 33
Dx: low morphology (1%)
DH on Nutraception & Acupuncture --> No improvement
Now started on Chinese herbs.

August 2016 - IUI #1
Clomid 100mg, trigger Pregnyl 5000.
2.3 million post-wash sperm count--> BFN

One month break because of cysts.

October 2016 - IUI #2
cancelled due to early ovulation

One month break for SHG

December 2016 - IUI #3
Clomid 100mg, trigger Pregnyl 5000.
3 million post-wash sperm count--> BFN

February 2017 - IVF to IUI
Antagonist protocol:
started at 150 IU Gonal-F and 75 IU Luveris, baby aspirin.
After 4 days of injections, increased Gonal-F to 300 IU.
Luveris still at 75 IU, started Cetrotide 0.25mg.
Only 4 mature follicles --> Converted to Superovulation IUI.
trigger Pregnyl 10000
3 million post-wash sperm count.
Taking baby aspirin and Prometrium.
-->BFN

Two cycles break required for the ovaries to recover.

May 2017 - second IVF cycle planned
Antagonist protocol:
Dose increased to 300 IU Gonal-F and 150 IU Menopur.


#582 Bre

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:19 PM

NewWorld- Thank you! I am so sorry to hear it didn't work out this time around for you either! Try and stay strong, hang in there! What a roller coaster xoxo!



#583 sj99

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:35 AM

Bre - so sorry that the fertilization didn't happen.  This is a roller coaster ride and it's so hard on our emotions.  Do you know what your next step is?  

 

We decided to try to get another opinion from another doctor to see if he would have done anything different.  If he says he would do everything the same then we are likely not going to do anymore IVF cycles.  It's kind of sad to say that but I just can't keep spending the money...


2013-  Clomid, IU1 x 3 - BFN

April 2014 - IVF - 6 Embryos - 5 Frozen - Fresh transfer 4AA - th_abfp.gif

January 2016 - October 2016 - 3 FET - all BFN

November 2016 - IVF - 2 Embryos - 1 Frozen - Fresh transfer 2CC - BFN

February 2017 - IVF - 1 Embryo - PGS - Abnormal 

 

 


#584 returnable

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:08 AM

Bre - so sorry that the fertilization didn't happen.  This is a roller coaster ride and it's so hard on our emotions.  Do you know what your next step is?  

 

We decided to try to get another opinion from another doctor to see if he would have done anything different.  If he says he would do everything the same then we are likely not going to do anymore IVF cycles.  It's kind of sad to say that but I just can't keep spending the money...

 

It's a tough call to make and know when it is the right time sj99. At our last WTF appointment the doctor plainly told us that in his opinion doing more IVFs would be a waste of money for us. He said yes there is probably an egg you still have that would produce a viable pregnancy, we just don't know which month it would come.

 

We decided that our February IVF would be our last one no matter the outcome, but some have the strength and resources to continue on. Everybody has a different path.

 

Big hugs and strength to you.


Two IVFs and no chromosomally normal blasts to transfer...we are done with my eggs.


#585 Mrs. R

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:17 AM

 

Hey guys, sorry i haven't been on in a while! We actually got bad news, out of the 7 eggs they retrieved, 3 were mature and zero fertilized! We are trying to come to terms with everything and figure out the next step! Anyone else have this happen? Any advice please!

 

Hope you ladies are doing well and staying strong, i have been thinking about you all!

 

I'm so sorry Bre :(

 

I had the same thing this cycle. 7 mature eggs....zero fertilization. I just had my follow up with my doctor this week, and he said in my case it was due to poor egg quality. My husband's sperm looked fine he said.....which just makes me feel like crap. I have endo, and he said it has really impacted the quantity and quality of my eggs. 

 

I see that you have DOR so you could have a quality issue as well. To improve the quality, you can take Co-enzyme Q10....a lot of women swear by it. You have to take it for at least 3 months though before you cycle. Didn't work for me, but it has worked for others. I was also on a human growth hormone injection this cycle, which is supposed to produce better quality eggs.

 

Again, I am so sorry it didn't work out this time around. Take time to grieve this loss. Best of luck moving forward. xo


Began ttc May 2014

Me: 31 DH: 31

 

Dec. 2015: Diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure

Jan. 2016: Started at fertility clinic

                  Had tubal dye test - tubes open

                  Had Sono - low follicle count on ovaries, possible uterine deviation

Feb. 2016: Had hysteroscopy - uterus is normal

Mar. 2016: DH advanced sperm test - normal

Apr. 2016: Told I could have surgery or try IVF - chose IVF

May 2016: IVF "training"

June 2016: IVF#1 - cancelled due to no ovarian response

Oct. 2016: Surgery - diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis 

Nov. 2016: Began adoption process

Jan/Feb 2017: IVF#2 - 8 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, zero fertilized sad.png

Feb 2017: Became adopt ready in Ontario


#586 Bre

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:56 PM

Thank you girls, i really appreciate it!! 

 

Mrs.R- I will definitely look into the co-enzyme, i am willing to try anything! Im really sorry it didnt work out for you! I hope you have success next time!! Really appreciate the support ! :)

 

sj99- the doctor from Ottawa is calling us on the 23rd, i am really hoping for some answers! We will look at our options after the follow up call! I hope you have success as well ! Thank you! :)

 

Thinking of you all xoxo


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#587 Genesis7777

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:53 PM

Hello Everyone

I have been reading posts all day and yesterday. I am new here -- 

A little background on us:

We have been trying to complete our family for almost 7 years.  

We have a son that is 3.5 years old thanks to IVF --

We had a loss at 18 weeks last year (2016) due to complications (SCH and pPPROM)

 

We are working with a clinic in California and completed a transfer on the 7th of February of a PGS-tested, 5 day embryo

Our betas are as follows:

1) 17-Feb-17: 253

2) 21-Feb-17: 2479

3) 28-Feb-17: 7773

We had a minor bleed on the 28th of February.

 

First u/s was on 7-Mar-17.  One healthy, baby - HB of 130, measuring 6.6 mm (right "on track" for 6 weeks 5 days).

There was also a small SCH - which was responsible for the bleed.

 

Third u/s was on 17-Mar-17.  Baby has a hb of 147, and is measuring on track for 8 weeks 1 day gestational age at 11.6 mm (this seemed a little small to me, however our RE, nurse and friend (who's in the medical field) have all confirmed this is an OK measurement.

 

Fourth u/s will be on 24-Mar-17.

 

 

As for me - I am a hopeful father for 2017; really hoping our miracle happens this year.

One lesson I have learned - is this: every day our baby's heart is beating is a blessing and a miracle.

 

Thanks for having me - looking forward to following others journeys.



#588 Gloria17

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:32 AM

Sorry about the news Bre, I hope you are doing okay.

 

Welcome Genesis7777, I hope this works out for you and your partner.

This group is pretty much inactive now since most of us had done our ER in Feb.

 

 

AFM: I got my PGS result back. Out of the 6 embryos only 2 came back correct. I really was hoping for more. That means I can do 2 transfers with an average success rate of 24% (age group 38-40). That put me at 48% success. Arh.. This journey is never easy.


Me: 38 possible Endomitriosis
DH: healthy

TTC: 2014
2/16 Chemical (natural)
8/16 Chemical (natural)
9/16 Chemical (Gonal +I/C)
11/16 BFN (Gonal +IUI)

1/17 IVF !?!?

#589 returnable

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:34 AM

Gloria I am happy that you have two normal blasts...remember it only takes one. I know it is hard to get lower numbers than you were hoping for, but you have something to work with. Are you sure your % success rates are correct?


Two IVFs and no chromosomally normal blasts to transfer...we are done with my eggs.


#590 Bre

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:57 AM

Thanks Gloria17!

 

I really appreciate the support girls!!

 

Mrs.R-  What is your next step? It is so hard to regroup after something like this happens! Hang in there :)



#591 Mrs. R

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 10:29 AM

Hey Bre, our next step is adoption. We are currently AdoptReady in Ontario and are in the process of getting registered everywhere. We began the adoption process months ago. 

 

If we were to continue down the fertility treatment path, our next step would have been donor eggs. My husband and I decided a long time ago that donor eggs was not for us, just a personal decision. We are still open to the idea of donor embryos, and there is a program in Ontario. We are taking a break for now though from all things fertility, and hoping to get an adoption match in the next year. Now that we know we are not using my eggs, there is really no urgency to try anything else for awhile, if ever. 

 

Do you know what your next step is? It is so hard after this happens, and to get the motivation and strength to try again. I hope you are doing ok :)


Began ttc May 2014

Me: 31 DH: 31

 

Dec. 2015: Diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure

Jan. 2016: Started at fertility clinic

                  Had tubal dye test - tubes open

                  Had Sono - low follicle count on ovaries, possible uterine deviation

Feb. 2016: Had hysteroscopy - uterus is normal

Mar. 2016: DH advanced sperm test - normal

Apr. 2016: Told I could have surgery or try IVF - chose IVF

May 2016: IVF "training"

June 2016: IVF#1 - cancelled due to no ovarian response

Oct. 2016: Surgery - diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis 

Nov. 2016: Began adoption process

Jan/Feb 2017: IVF#2 - 8 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, zero fertilized sad.png

Feb 2017: Became adopt ready in Ontario


#592 sj99

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:33 PM

Mrs. R - we are in the same boat.  We started our home study in January and waiting for government approval.  We are looking to adopt internationally.  I hope you have some luck getting matched with a child soon.  Feel free to PM me at any point through the adoption process if you want any support. 

 

We got a second opinion from a doctor I really like and admire and he agreed that we shouldn't continue doing IVF at this point.  He's introduced us to a naturopath who I met with this morning and we are going to try giving her solution a shot and hoping for a 'natural' pregnancy (we have unexplained infertility).  She suggested that we don't try IVF at least for 3-4 months.  Not sure if we will try again.  

 

Wishing you all luck! 


2013-  Clomid, IU1 x 3 - BFN

April 2014 - IVF - 6 Embryos - 5 Frozen - Fresh transfer 4AA - th_abfp.gif

January 2016 - October 2016 - 3 FET - all BFN

November 2016 - IVF - 2 Embryos - 1 Frozen - Fresh transfer 2CC - BFN

February 2017 - IVF - 1 Embryo - PGS - Abnormal 

 

 


#593 Mrs. R

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 02:12 PM

Mrs. R - we are in the same boat.  We started our home study in January and waiting for government approval.  We are looking to adopt internationally.  I hope you have some luck getting matched with a child soon.  Feel free to PM me at any point through the adoption process if you want any support. 

 

We got a second opinion from a doctor I really like and admire and he agreed that we shouldn't continue doing IVF at this point.  He's introduced us to a naturopath who I met with this morning and we are going to try giving her solution a shot and hoping for a 'natural' pregnancy (we have unexplained infertility).  She suggested that we don't try IVF at least for 3-4 months.  Not sure if we will try again.  

 

Wishing you all luck! 

sj99 - That is great that you and your partner are looking to adopt! And international too! Although, I am sorry IVF has been unsuccessful for you. I will PM you so we can chat adoption! I was reading your signature, it looks like you were successful with your first IVF?

 

If you don't mind me asking, what did the naturopath suggest? I saw a naturopathic fertility specialist awhile ago in Toronto and I really liked her, although in my case she said there wasn't that much she could do for me other than suggest some supplements.


Began ttc May 2014

Me: 31 DH: 31

 

Dec. 2015: Diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure

Jan. 2016: Started at fertility clinic

                  Had tubal dye test - tubes open

                  Had Sono - low follicle count on ovaries, possible uterine deviation

Feb. 2016: Had hysteroscopy - uterus is normal

Mar. 2016: DH advanced sperm test - normal

Apr. 2016: Told I could have surgery or try IVF - chose IVF

May 2016: IVF "training"

June 2016: IVF#1 - cancelled due to no ovarian response

Oct. 2016: Surgery - diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis 

Nov. 2016: Began adoption process

Jan/Feb 2017: IVF#2 - 8 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, zero fertilized sad.png

Feb 2017: Became adopt ready in Ontario


#594 sj99

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Posted Yesterday, 08:22 AM

She looked through my chart (she's a naturopath that focuses on fertility) and saw that my issue is my egg quality.  She went over items for my diet that needed to change - lots more protein starting in the morning, eliminate white sugar, etc.  If you want to send me your email I can send over some of the information sheets.  She also told me to start taking Opi Ova vitamin packs.  I have to see her in two weeks after i get some additional blood tests but after that I don't have to go for another 3 months.  She said it takes at least 100 days for these changes to take place in your body. 


2013-  Clomid, IU1 x 3 - BFN

April 2014 - IVF - 6 Embryos - 5 Frozen - Fresh transfer 4AA - th_abfp.gif

January 2016 - October 2016 - 3 FET - all BFN

November 2016 - IVF - 2 Embryos - 1 Frozen - Fresh transfer 2CC - BFN

February 2017 - IVF - 1 Embryo - PGS - Abnormal