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#26 Dr. Sai Ma

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 09:02 PM

Hi Dr Ma,
I posted a long time ago (about exclusion criteria) but wasn't successful in our ART treatments at that time. We've since had good luck with our second IVF and I'm now nearly 20 weeks along. I'd be very interested in joining the study (I think it's addressing very important questions) but am not sure if I'd be eligible since I'm not in Canada (I'll most likely be delivering in the States). I recall you saying that people outside BC could take part but I'm not clear whether that would extend to the US.

Wishing you all the best with the study!


Congratulations!!!

That should be fine even you are in US. However, you husband has to help for the sample shipment. If that is not a issue, please contact me via my email.

Thank you for your consideration of participating in our study.

Happy New Year!
Sai
Are you an IVF-ICSI patient (of any clinic)? You're invited to join a study of genetic outcomes in pregnancies conceived by In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) with Dr Sai Ma, PhD.

#27 rpm

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 05:59 PM

Hi Dr. Ma,

I would like to participate in this study...can you please let me know what the next step is? Thank you.

#28 Dr. Sai Ma

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 07:14 PM

Hi Dr. Ma,

I would like to participate in this study...can you please let me know what the next step is? Thank you.


Thank for your consideration of participating in our study. I'll email you for further infomation.

Take care,
Sai
Are you an IVF-ICSI patient (of any clinic)? You're invited to join a study of genetic outcomes in pregnancies conceived by In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) with Dr Sai Ma, PhD.

#29 KPbaby

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 12:05 PM

Hi Dr. Ma,

I'm interested in the study. Could you please send me some more information.

Thanks,
Kelly
Me 34 DH 42
TTC since Jan 2007
Oct 2008 Dx: Male Factor/ Obstructive Azoospermia - CBAVD/ DH - CF carrier
Oct 2009: IVF/ICSI #1 - Long protocol (Suprefact Spray, Gonal F, Luveris)
7 eggs retrieved (left side only responded), 4 fertilized, fragmenting and Assisted Hatching needed
2 Day 3 embryos transfered,1 blast frozen
Pregnant!
July 2010 : DS born
Feb 2012 : FET cycle - BFN
July 2013 : IVF/ICSI #2 - Flare Protocol (BCP, Suprefact Inj, Gonal F, Luveris)
6 eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized, Assisted Hatching
2 Day 3 embryos transfered, 0 frozen
BFN :(
Waitlist for IVF#3
Period #1 - July 21
WTF appt - Aug 28

#30 Dr. Sai Ma

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 05:56 PM

Hi Dr. Ma,

I would like to participate in this study...can you please let me know what the next step is? Thank you.


Thank for your consideration of participating in our study. I'll email you for further infomation.

Take care,
Sai


would you please let me know your personal email address
Sai
Are you an IVF-ICSI patient (of any clinic)? You're invited to join a study of genetic outcomes in pregnancies conceived by In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) with Dr Sai Ma, PhD.

#31 KPbaby

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:20 PM

Hi Dr. Ma,

I would like to participate in this study...can you please let me know what the next step is? Thank you.


Thank for your consideration of participating in our study. I'll email you for further infomation.

Take care,
Sai


would you please let me know your personal email address
Sai


Hi Dr. Ma,

Are you able to Private Message me? I tried but was not able to PM you with my email address. Sorry, I don't want to give out my personal email in public.

Thanks,
Kelly
Me 34 DH 42
TTC since Jan 2007
Oct 2008 Dx: Male Factor/ Obstructive Azoospermia - CBAVD/ DH - CF carrier
Oct 2009: IVF/ICSI #1 - Long protocol (Suprefact Spray, Gonal F, Luveris)
7 eggs retrieved (left side only responded), 4 fertilized, fragmenting and Assisted Hatching needed
2 Day 3 embryos transfered,1 blast frozen
Pregnant!
July 2010 : DS born
Feb 2012 : FET cycle - BFN
July 2013 : IVF/ICSI #2 - Flare Protocol (BCP, Suprefact Inj, Gonal F, Luveris)
6 eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized, Assisted Hatching
2 Day 3 embryos transfered, 0 frozen
BFN :(
Waitlist for IVF#3
Period #1 - July 21
WTF appt - Aug 28

#32 ivfsurvivor

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:03 AM

Dr. Ma;

We participated in your study and will do so again when we are successful the 2nd time around (positive thinking). Having the results, knowing that our miracle is 100% healthy with no weird genetic problems floating around in the background that take decades to diagnose, was worth every penny we spent on the cooler to send you your samples. Thanks for taking this study on and putting to ease the minds of many desperate parents.

Tracy B.
I'm gonna go now. My time here is done, and it's time to move on. I am on Facebook and if you'd like to be my friend PM me, I will leave this account active for awhile, but not for too much longer.

It's been a blast(ocyst) (my lame attempt a IF humor)

T.

#33 trying4apositive

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:08 PM

Hi Dr Ma,
If this study is still running, I am extremely interested. I am due May 2010.
Thanks so much for your time!

Me - 37
DH- I'm still looking for one!

TTC since 2008.
Dx: Endo (stage4), PCOS, Left tube blocked since 2008, both blocked 2013.

2008 & 2009- 7 IUIs with Clomid. 4 Chemical Pregnancies.
June 2009- Miscarriage of twins at 10w.
IVF #1- April 2010.- June 18 2010 Chemical Pregnancy.
FET #1- in August 2010 - BFP!
May 11th, 2011- WELCOME TO THE WORLD BENJAMIN DANNY! 10lbs 11.6oz, 22.5"long, head circ 14.
Trying for number 2!
FET #2- in August 2013 - BFN

FET #3- March 12, 2014!

HPT Positive! Beta #1 Mar 27th 118! Beta #2 Mar 31st 505! Beta #3 April 4th 1890!

6 week U/S Apr 9th- worst outcome, measuring a week behind.

7 week U/S April 16- measuring a week behind, no heart no fetal pole

9 week U/S April 29- miscariage pending

April 30- Miscarriage- Lost another angel sad.png

FET #4- Planned for June/July 2014. Only 3 embies left. CANCELLED

FET #4 Round 2~- FET of 2 embies on Oct 6/2015!​
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#34 PrincessP

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:07 AM

Hi, I just joined this forum because I am starting my first (and hopefully only) round of IVF w/ICSI this month. When I get pregnant I would love to help your research by participating in the study. Please send me more information :)

#35 trying4apositive

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:57 AM

Hi PrincessP, Just wanted to let you know that I posted a message her and also pm'ed Dr. Ma back in October and never heard back from him. On is profile it doesn't look like he has accessed the site in quite a while. If you do hear from him I would love to know.
Thanks,
Trying4apositive

Me - 37
DH- I'm still looking for one!

TTC since 2008.
Dx: Endo (stage4), PCOS, Left tube blocked since 2008, both blocked 2013.

2008 & 2009- 7 IUIs with Clomid. 4 Chemical Pregnancies.
June 2009- Miscarriage of twins at 10w.
IVF #1- April 2010.- June 18 2010 Chemical Pregnancy.
FET #1- in August 2010 - BFP!
May 11th, 2011- WELCOME TO THE WORLD BENJAMIN DANNY! 10lbs 11.6oz, 22.5"long, head circ 14.
Trying for number 2!
FET #2- in August 2013 - BFN

FET #3- March 12, 2014!

HPT Positive! Beta #1 Mar 27th 118! Beta #2 Mar 31st 505! Beta #3 April 4th 1890!

6 week U/S Apr 9th- worst outcome, measuring a week behind.

7 week U/S April 16- measuring a week behind, no heart no fetal pole

9 week U/S April 29- miscariage pending

April 30- Miscarriage- Lost another angel sad.png

FET #4- Planned for June/July 2014. Only 3 embies left. CANCELLED

FET #4 Round 2~- FET of 2 embies on Oct 6/2015!​
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#36 BabyVibez

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:08 PM

I have been in contact with Dr Ma and her assistant for the past few weeks.
You will need to email her directly for more info.
sai@interchange.ubc.ca

We are going ahead with the study. Just faxed in our consent 4 minutes ago!
Dx: Me PCOS, DH Azoospermia TTC since 2003 1st ATTEMPT: CRC Feb 28/09 - ER & MicroTESE: 31 eggs retreived Next day - 21 eggs were mature & Donor ICSI'd - 17 fertilized!! March 5/09 - ET: 1 grade 4AA blast...7dp5dt AF arrived and brought with her OHSS BETA:BFN 2nd ATTEMPT: ONE Fertility August 15/09 - FET: 1x 4AA Blast BETA:BFN 3rd ATTEMPT: ONE Fertility Sept 18/09 - FET: Assisted Hatching on 1 Morula & 1 8cell compacting. BETA:BFN 4th ATTEMPT: ONE Fertility March 10 2010 - FET 2 blasts BETA:BFN 5th ATTEMPT: ONE Fertility April: 4 Serial Endometrial Biopsys. May 31 FET 2 Blast 4AB & 2CC. Beta: 11dpt = 65, 13dpt = 194, 15dpt = 613, 19dpt = 2512, 21dpt=4377 U/S June 29 - Measuing 6w2d heart rate 126 bpm U/S July 12 - Measuring 8w4d heart rate 172 bpm U/S July 27 - Measuring 9w4d heart rate 176 bpm U/S September 29 - Measuring 20w1d 145bpm WE HAD A BOY! 6th ATTEMPT: ONE Fertility Oct 14 2012 - CD1 CD6 - in-cycle biopsy (to increase lining 'stickiness') CD10 - lining check 14mm Oct 29 - FET 1 2CC blast BFN May 2013 - FET cancelled at CD10 for polyp. Sono after AF revealed polyp gone. 7th ATTEMPT: ONE Fertility Aug 1 2013 - FET AH on 1 morula and 1 7cell grade 4A embryo (lost 2 others in the thaw) 1 Frosty Left!

#37 BabyVibez

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:18 PM

Also wanted to attach a copy of the initial information sheets Dr Ma sent me to help you understand the study further.

Attached File  ICSI baby consent form.pdf   231.61KB   22 downloads

Seems like a great opportunity to get some free (for once!) genetic medical information about your baby.
Dx: Me PCOS, DH Azoospermia TTC since 2003 1st ATTEMPT: CRC Feb 28/09 - ER & MicroTESE: 31 eggs retreived Next day - 21 eggs were mature & Donor ICSI'd - 17 fertilized!! March 5/09 - ET: 1 grade 4AA blast...7dp5dt AF arrived and brought with her OHSS BETA:BFN 2nd ATTEMPT: ONE Fertility August 15/09 - FET: 1x 4AA Blast BETA:BFN 3rd ATTEMPT: ONE Fertility Sept 18/09 - FET: Assisted Hatching on 1 Morula & 1 8cell compacting. BETA:BFN 4th ATTEMPT: ONE Fertility March 10 2010 - FET 2 blasts BETA:BFN 5th ATTEMPT: ONE Fertility April: 4 Serial Endometrial Biopsys. May 31 FET 2 Blast 4AB & 2CC. Beta: 11dpt = 65, 13dpt = 194, 15dpt = 613, 19dpt = 2512, 21dpt=4377 U/S June 29 - Measuing 6w2d heart rate 126 bpm U/S July 12 - Measuring 8w4d heart rate 172 bpm U/S July 27 - Measuring 9w4d heart rate 176 bpm U/S September 29 - Measuring 20w1d 145bpm WE HAD A BOY! 6th ATTEMPT: ONE Fertility Oct 14 2012 - CD1 CD6 - in-cycle biopsy (to increase lining 'stickiness') CD10 - lining check 14mm Oct 29 - FET 1 2CC blast BFN May 2013 - FET cancelled at CD10 for polyp. Sono after AF revealed polyp gone. 7th ATTEMPT: ONE Fertility Aug 1 2013 - FET AH on 1 morula and 1 7cell grade 4A embryo (lost 2 others in the thaw) 1 Frosty Left!

#38 trying4apositive

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:40 PM

Yay BabyVibes! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Me - 37
DH- I'm still looking for one!

TTC since 2008.
Dx: Endo (stage4), PCOS, Left tube blocked since 2008, both blocked 2013.

2008 & 2009- 7 IUIs with Clomid. 4 Chemical Pregnancies.
June 2009- Miscarriage of twins at 10w.
IVF #1- April 2010.- June 18 2010 Chemical Pregnancy.
FET #1- in August 2010 - BFP!
May 11th, 2011- WELCOME TO THE WORLD BENJAMIN DANNY! 10lbs 11.6oz, 22.5"long, head circ 14.
Trying for number 2!
FET #2- in August 2013 - BFN

FET #3- March 12, 2014!

HPT Positive! Beta #1 Mar 27th 118! Beta #2 Mar 31st 505! Beta #3 April 4th 1890!

6 week U/S Apr 9th- worst outcome, measuring a week behind.

7 week U/S April 16- measuring a week behind, no heart no fetal pole

9 week U/S April 29- miscariage pending

April 30- Miscarriage- Lost another angel sad.png

FET #4- Planned for June/July 2014. Only 3 embies left. CANCELLED

FET #4 Round 2~- FET of 2 embies on Oct 6/2015!​
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#39 Emily81

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:55 PM

Thanks so much Babyvibez, I was interested but didn't think they were still doing the study. I sent an email to see if we qualify(we are in NS). Thanks again, Emily

Me: 31, DH:34
? Mild PCOS/ Mild Male factor- Low Morph- 9%
TTC- Since Dec 2005

August/Sept 2009- IUI + injectabes cycle- BFN- was converted from IUI to IVF(20 follies growing) and then back to IUI(3 mature follies)....

IVF/ICSI cycle Sept/Oct 2010- BFP- (I insisisted on ICSI against my Drs wishes, and in the end we needed it)..
Oct 12- ER- 19 eggs, 15 mature, 6 fert
Oct 15- ET- morula- 18/20 & a 10 cell- 19/20 (Faith & Wish)
-636- 12dp3dt, #2- 4,267- 17dp3dt
Nov 23- 8 week u/s- TWINS
Incompetent Cervix diagnosed at 24 weeks. Hospital bedrest 24- 33 weeks due to 0.6 cm cervix, 1-2 cms dialated(at 24 weeks)
May 16th- 2011- Baby A breaks his water
May 18th- 2011- Boys arrive 33w1d
Baby A- Chase Michael- 4 lbs 4 oz, 17.5 in, 3:01 PM Baby B- Carter Luke- 4 lbs 2 oz, 16.5 in, 3:55 PM
 

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