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#1 wannabeamama

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 11:40 PM

Anyone know if they do pre-implantation genetic screening(PGS) of embryos at Heartland or somewhere else in Winnipeg?

 

We have one frozen embryo left and would be interested in having it tested before next transfer since I've had more than one miscarriage. 


Me: 37 DH: 36

 

TTC since 2014

 

IVF #1: November 2016

ER: Retrieved 5 eggs, 5 fertilized, ended up with 4 five day blasts

 

Fresh ET Nov 2016: BFN

FET w/ ICSI #1         Feb 2017: BFP,  M/C Apr (Lost at 7 weeks, found out at 14, had D&C)

FET  w/ ICSI #2       June 2017: BFP,  M/C Sept (Lost at 9 weeks, found out at almost 13 weeks, had D&C)

FET w/ ICSI #3        April 2018: BFN

 

IVF # 2: January 2020

ER: Retrieved 15 eggs, 10 fertilized, ended up with 7 five day blasts

 

Fresh ET Jan 2020: BFN

FET w/ICSI #1          Aug 2020: BFN

 

5 frosties left, likely not cycling again until next spring.

 


#2 Elizabeth22

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 09:10 AM

HI Wannabe, 

 

Read the recent article on thecut.com about PGS - it may make you reconsider PGS. I think it came out in the last few days. Article is called "A New Last Chance". 



#3 wannabeamama

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:21 PM

That really made me think, thanks Elizabeth. 

Maybe I don't want to know if my last frozen embryo is considered "abnormal" before testing, guess it could stick and turn out normal anyway.  


Me: 37 DH: 36

 

TTC since 2014

 

IVF #1: November 2016

ER: Retrieved 5 eggs, 5 fertilized, ended up with 4 five day blasts

 

Fresh ET Nov 2016: BFN

FET w/ ICSI #1         Feb 2017: BFP,  M/C Apr (Lost at 7 weeks, found out at 14, had D&C)

FET  w/ ICSI #2       June 2017: BFP,  M/C Sept (Lost at 9 weeks, found out at almost 13 weeks, had D&C)

FET w/ ICSI #3        April 2018: BFN

 

IVF # 2: January 2020

ER: Retrieved 15 eggs, 10 fertilized, ended up with 7 five day blasts

 

Fresh ET Jan 2020: BFN

FET w/ICSI #1          Aug 2020: BFN

 

5 frosties left, likely not cycling again until next spring.

 


#4 ButterflyDove

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:08 PM

Hi! I was told by Dr. McTavish that the PGS testing was actually done in the States somewhere, and not even in Canada. Not sure if that's the case or not.

 

Elizabeth, that article was definitely a good read and I've heard more and more that PGS testing may not be completely reliable. It's a hard choice, I've also had 2 miscarriages and if I could prevent another one happening with an abnormal embryo that would be my preference. I wonder what the procedure is after the test results are reviewed - could you choose to have an abnormal embryo transferred, or would they not do it for you??