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#1 Nicky123

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 07:09 PM

Hi all

i have heard from a couple people on this forum as well as a friend in Ontario that the government is bringing in new regulations in early feb to do with donor sperm and eggs. Does anyone know if this will impact people currently cycling? I’ve heard nothing at all from my clinic about it and we are starting an ivf cycle in a week and a half (I’m already well into bcp) and are using donor sperm (same donor as dd and the sperm is already at the clinic)

#2 Daisy.Eriksen

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 10:47 AM

This is a good question. I heard of the regulations from people on this board, so I emailed my nurse to ask if it will affect me. (I'm using frozen donor eggs with an FET in May.) She said not to worry, they will take care of everything. It might be worth contacting your clinic to ask if it will affect you? 

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#3 cj123

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:00 PM

I would contact your clinic.  We are using donor embryos and our clinic initially told us that we would have to postpone our planned transfer in February due to the new regulations.  They thankfully contacted us the next day and said it doesn't affect donor embryos, just the sperm/egg donors.  I would contact the clinic and ask them.  

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Trying to conceive since 2012


2013- Husband diagnosed with Congenital Absence of Vas Deferens caused by being a carrier for Cystic Fibrosis


2013 - decided to adopt before pursuing fertility treatments


November 2015 - Our beautiful baby boy is born!  We got to be there for the birth!  He's ours!


May 2016 - Adoption Finalized!!!


After a cancelled IVF cycle and an IVF cycle that completely failed for unknown reasons (22 eggs, 10 fertilized, zero on day five), we have moved onto donor embryos! 


August 2017 - We received three beautiful embryos from an amazing donor family!  


FET #1- One beautiful hatching 5 day blast transferred Oct 11/17 - BFP!!! beta #1- 92 (9dp5dt) beta #2- 297 (13dp5dt)

beta #3- 700 (16dp5dt) beta #4- 3500 (20dp5dt)  

Ultrasound Nov 7 (6w4d) - One little bean, heartbeat of 125 bpm!  Due June 29, 2018

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#4 bonolota

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 10:32 PM


I am new to this forum. Can anyone tell me how much it costs to get a donor egg at Ontario. 

I live in Quebec. Can I go to Ontario to do the treatment

Thank you 

#5 Carter81

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 06:54 AM

The new regulations has to do with the timing between the donor getting screening done and donating. I also believe it has something to do with what they are screened for. According to my clinic, if eggs are already on site then there is no issue as they are "grandfathering" people into the new regulations. We ended up having to delay our cycle by a month but I'm just happy I don't have to choose a new donor or anything...trying to look on the bright side!! Good luck ladies! 

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                 Day 3 transfer of 2 embryos, nothing to freeze - BFN

Jan 2018 - Mar 2018   3 IUIs - BFN

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                 7 eggs thawed, 4 survived the thaw, all fertilized, none good enough quality blasts to transfer. 

                 Transfer cancelled anyway due to COVID-19 - went home early but froze DH sperm before leaving...15 straws!


Jul 2020   DE IVF #3 (Assured Refund Program - OFC)

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