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#1 prarie_faerie

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 01:51 PM

I also posted this in the donor buddies forum so delete if not allowed. Some of you may remember me, but I havent been on the boards since my miscarriage from FET. Shortly after my husband walked out on me. Ive done a lot of soul searching in the last 6 months and I dont want my struggle to be for nothing when I know my 6 healthy blastocysts could mean a family for someone else. I was 26 at time of retrieval and issue laid on his end. They are listed as b grade. I have full legal ownership over these embryos and they are stored in a SK fertility centre. How do I go about finding potential matches to donate too? Id prefer Canada, but out of province. Any help with resources on this topic or advice would be appreciated. Websites, Facebook groups, books etc? Sending you all so much love, its been a very hard year.

Me: 27  DH: 27   Diagnosis: Unexplained

 

  • Started TTC: Jan. 2017
  • First medicated IUI: July 2019= BFN
  • Second medicated IUI: August 2019 = BFN
  • IVF/ICSI: Dec 2019 = 4 conventional IVF blastocysts + 3 ICSI blastocysts,  frozen at 5 days. No fresh transfer due to OHSS
  • First FET: Jan. 2020 = BFP resulting in a pregnancy loss at 7 weeks

#2 prarie_faerie

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 02:39 PM

Also: does anyone know what the steps of donation would look like and will it cost me $?

Me: 27  DH: 27   Diagnosis: Unexplained

 

  • Started TTC: Jan. 2017
  • First medicated IUI: July 2019= BFN
  • Second medicated IUI: August 2019 = BFN
  • IVF/ICSI: Dec 2019 = 4 conventional IVF blastocysts + 3 ICSI blastocysts,  frozen at 5 days. No fresh transfer due to OHSS
  • First FET: Jan. 2020 = BFP resulting in a pregnancy loss at 7 weeks

#3 elephantshoes

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 01:07 PM

I don't know anything about donation, but wanted to send my biggest hugs your way.  What a wonderful thing you're doing.


IVF 1 - cancelled, oversuppressed

IVF 2 - cancelled, ovulated through stims

IVF 3 - BFP, welcomed beautiful baby girl

FET 1 - 1 blast, BFN

FET 2 - 1 blast BFP, chemical

FET 3 - 2 blasts, BFN

IVF 4 - adding in PGS this time, two PERFECT blasts transferred, BFN

ERA revealed implantation window is off by 2 days

IVF 5 - cancelled, ridiculously bad growth compared to other cycles

IVF 6 - transfer cancelled, all 11 blasts came back genetically abnormal

 

getting second opinion/changing clinics...the story continues...

 

IVF 7 - 34 retrieved, 7 day 5 blasts, 6 PGS NORMAL!!!

FET 4 - 1 euploid blast (4BB), BFN

Immune testing - NK cells too high, LADs too low - 3 LITS + IVIG recommended and completed

ERA testing shows that lining is receptive for 7.5dt 

FET 5 - 1 euploid blast (3ABO), BFP

BETA #1 - 10dp5dt 252

BETA #2 - 12dp5dt 559

everything is crossed...

Welcomed another beautiful baby girl 

 

FET 6 - 1 euploid blast (3BAO), BFP

BETA #1 - 13dp5dt 420

Welcomed our 3rd beautiful baby girl

 

Our journey is complete.  What a wild ride.


#4 DQC

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 10:23 AM

Hello prarie_faerie,

 

First of all thanks for your altruist decision. Maybe you need more time, you're still very young and one day you might find yourself in a different situation. Think about it....

 

On this website there's a donor connect tool, in case you're not aware: https://ivf.ca/forums/page/donor. My profile as a potential recipient is there.

These are the Canadian FB groups: https://www.facebook...963004580611036

https://www.facebook...588532664915051

 

Also, my friend cj123 has created a group, I think in FB too, for SK people. You should contact her!

 

About costs, the donors pay nothing.


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#5 Kgi28828enx

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 08:02 PM

I sent you a message

#6 Jerbitts

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:58 PM

Sending virtual hugs! Have a great day to you



#7 happyfrog

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 09:43 AM

Have you asked your clinic to help you? You are amasing! x