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#1

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:03 PM

I got a mail from UBC to confirm the appointment. The paper shows in IVF UBC the success rate is 25% in general. It sounds really low. Even if UBC said this is a old stat. data, but my question is : why not to give me the updated one? They have no calculation.

I am a little worried.

Can you please tell me do our UBC doc. use Ultrosound to guild the embryo transfer?

Thank you for your response!

#2 yanie

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:29 PM

Hi that does seem low. Hmmmm
Every clinic, every where should use ultrasound to do embrio transfer.
If they don't how in the world do they know where the best place to put them is???
I have read many ivf books and every books says this.
Good luck.
age: i'm 30 husband is 33
married: for 6 years togther for 13
ttc:5 years
clinic :mcgill reproductive center in montreal
told i have severe PCOS
husband is great
JUNE 07 clomid 50mg did not respond to meds
JULY 07 clomid 100mg did not respond to meds
AUG 07 doing IVM for a study
SEPT 1, 07. 33 eggs collected, 27 matured and frozen
SEPT 12, 07. 3 were put in. a 4cell and two 3cell
SEPT 14, 07 BFN from IVM
DEC 7, 2007 D&C went well
MARCH 10, 08 IVM, E/R 12 mature eggs 30 inmature eggs total 42 eggs
MARCH 13, 08 E/T tranfered 3, Two 8 cell, and One 7 cell embryo's.
MARCH 26, 08 beta .08 BFN
SEPT 9 FET PUT IN 4, a 8cell,a 7cell, two 6cell
SEPT 23 beta 8.3 BFN
have 3 frozen
total of 75 eggs collected in 2 E/R
total of 10 embryos put in in 3 E/T.

moving to IVF
giving to science
3 embryo's
and 23 oocytes

starting fresh with IVF!

April 9, 2011 took a HPT and got a BFP!!!
April 13, 2011 found out that i'm 8 weeks and 2 days pg!
natural pregnancy
It's a Boy!!!!!



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#3 yanie

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:31 PM

Oh wait it could be 25% due to your age.
Lots of clinics give 40 to 45 age a 25%.
age: i'm 30 husband is 33
married: for 6 years togther for 13
ttc:5 years
clinic :mcgill reproductive center in montreal
told i have severe PCOS
husband is great
JUNE 07 clomid 50mg did not respond to meds
JULY 07 clomid 100mg did not respond to meds
AUG 07 doing IVM for a study
SEPT 1, 07. 33 eggs collected, 27 matured and frozen
SEPT 12, 07. 3 were put in. a 4cell and two 3cell
SEPT 14, 07 BFN from IVM
DEC 7, 2007 D&C went well
MARCH 10, 08 IVM, E/R 12 mature eggs 30 inmature eggs total 42 eggs
MARCH 13, 08 E/T tranfered 3, Two 8 cell, and One 7 cell embryo's.
MARCH 26, 08 beta .08 BFN
SEPT 9 FET PUT IN 4, a 8cell,a 7cell, two 6cell
SEPT 23 beta 8.3 BFN
have 3 frozen
total of 75 eggs collected in 2 E/R
total of 10 embryos put in in 3 E/T.

moving to IVF
giving to science
3 embryo's
and 23 oocytes

starting fresh with IVF!

April 9, 2011 took a HPT and got a BFP!!!
April 13, 2011 found out that i'm 8 weeks and 2 days pg!
natural pregnancy
It's a Boy!!!!!



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Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:47 PM

Oh wait it could be 25% due to your age.
Lots of clinics give 40 to 45 age a 25%.



I am 36 yrs old. The mail they sent to me shows the rate in general. I do not know the updated info. That info is in yr 2004 data.

Thank you for response!

#5 yanie

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:45 AM

wow 2004.
you think they would send something at lease at 2007.
that info is 5 years old.
they must of gone up somewhat over the last 5 years?!?!?!?!
is that the only clinic where you live?
or in your area.

i live near montreal so theres at lease 2 clinic around that i know of.

i will post the stat of my clinic , to give you an ideal of some stats from another clinic.
age: i'm 30 husband is 33
married: for 6 years togther for 13
ttc:5 years
clinic :mcgill reproductive center in montreal
told i have severe PCOS
husband is great
JUNE 07 clomid 50mg did not respond to meds
JULY 07 clomid 100mg did not respond to meds
AUG 07 doing IVM for a study
SEPT 1, 07. 33 eggs collected, 27 matured and frozen
SEPT 12, 07. 3 were put in. a 4cell and two 3cell
SEPT 14, 07 BFN from IVM
DEC 7, 2007 D&C went well
MARCH 10, 08 IVM, E/R 12 mature eggs 30 inmature eggs total 42 eggs
MARCH 13, 08 E/T tranfered 3, Two 8 cell, and One 7 cell embryo's.
MARCH 26, 08 beta .08 BFN
SEPT 9 FET PUT IN 4, a 8cell,a 7cell, two 6cell
SEPT 23 beta 8.3 BFN
have 3 frozen
total of 75 eggs collected in 2 E/R
total of 10 embryos put in in 3 E/T.

moving to IVF
giving to science
3 embryo's
and 23 oocytes

starting fresh with IVF!

April 9, 2011 took a HPT and got a BFP!!!
April 13, 2011 found out that i'm 8 weeks and 2 days pg!
natural pregnancy
It's a Boy!!!!!



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#6 yanie

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:53 AM

http://www.mcgillivf...s...CH&page=287
here is the stats at mcgill

ohhh at mcgill the % is about 50% for people who got pg
and about 33% live births.

huh ..... thats a little higher then your stat that are 5 years old, so maybe your clinics stat for 2008 might be at the same place or around the same place.

is this going to be your first time doing ivf?
age: i'm 30 husband is 33
married: for 6 years togther for 13
ttc:5 years
clinic :mcgill reproductive center in montreal
told i have severe PCOS
husband is great
JUNE 07 clomid 50mg did not respond to meds
JULY 07 clomid 100mg did not respond to meds
AUG 07 doing IVM for a study
SEPT 1, 07. 33 eggs collected, 27 matured and frozen
SEPT 12, 07. 3 were put in. a 4cell and two 3cell
SEPT 14, 07 BFN from IVM
DEC 7, 2007 D&C went well
MARCH 10, 08 IVM, E/R 12 mature eggs 30 inmature eggs total 42 eggs
MARCH 13, 08 E/T tranfered 3, Two 8 cell, and One 7 cell embryo's.
MARCH 26, 08 beta .08 BFN
SEPT 9 FET PUT IN 4, a 8cell,a 7cell, two 6cell
SEPT 23 beta 8.3 BFN
have 3 frozen
total of 75 eggs collected in 2 E/R
total of 10 embryos put in in 3 E/T.

moving to IVF
giving to science
3 embryo's
and 23 oocytes

starting fresh with IVF!

April 9, 2011 took a HPT and got a BFP!!!
April 13, 2011 found out that i'm 8 weeks and 2 days pg!
natural pregnancy
It's a Boy!!!!!



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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:45 PM

http://www.mcgillivf...s...CH&page=287
here is the stats at mcgill

ohhh at mcgill the % is about 50% for people who got pg
and about 33% live births.

huh ..... thats a little higher then your stat that are 5 years old, so maybe your clinics stat for 2008 might be at the same place or around the same place.

is this going to be your first time doing ivf?


I asked the success rate to the nurses by phone, but they said they will tell me in the first appointment.

Yes, I only plan to do one IVF, cause the process is painful and it is expensive. If not successful, it imeans that GOD believes it is not for us yet.

I want to stay very positive but I will make sure UBC is the right choice for me.

I did not know we have 3 IVF centers in Vancouver, so my doc. refers me to UBC, I did my superovalation there. Actually, my doc. did not know there are other 2 centers.

Here is the link

http://www.victoriaf..._statistics.htm

Victocia is great but too far away from Vancouver.

You are still very young, so I am sure you will get PG soon.

#8 yanie

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:30 PM

thanks for those nice words

yeah vancouver has
pcrm
genesis

you should check into thier stats as well,
maybe driving an hour or 2 to a much better clinic will be just what you will need to get pg.
age: i'm 30 husband is 33
married: for 6 years togther for 13
ttc:5 years
clinic :mcgill reproductive center in montreal
told i have severe PCOS
husband is great
JUNE 07 clomid 50mg did not respond to meds
JULY 07 clomid 100mg did not respond to meds
AUG 07 doing IVM for a study
SEPT 1, 07. 33 eggs collected, 27 matured and frozen
SEPT 12, 07. 3 were put in. a 4cell and two 3cell
SEPT 14, 07 BFN from IVM
DEC 7, 2007 D&C went well
MARCH 10, 08 IVM, E/R 12 mature eggs 30 inmature eggs total 42 eggs
MARCH 13, 08 E/T tranfered 3, Two 8 cell, and One 7 cell embryo's.
MARCH 26, 08 beta .08 BFN
SEPT 9 FET PUT IN 4, a 8cell,a 7cell, two 6cell
SEPT 23 beta 8.3 BFN
have 3 frozen
total of 75 eggs collected in 2 E/R
total of 10 embryos put in in 3 E/T.

moving to IVF
giving to science
3 embryo's
and 23 oocytes

starting fresh with IVF!

April 9, 2011 took a HPT and got a BFP!!!
April 13, 2011 found out that i'm 8 weeks and 2 days pg!
natural pregnancy
It's a Boy!!!!!



I am too postive
to be doubtful
too optimistic
to be fearful
and to determined
to be
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:28 AM

Genesis published their statistics of 2008 already.
How come UBC has no updated data?
Is it too low ???

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:26 AM

I think that UBC has lower stats because they don't exclude very difficult cases. They are also a non-profit clinic, so may not have equipment that is advanced as either Genesis or PCRM.

Have you considered getting a consultation at either Genesis or PCRM? If you only plan on trying IVF once, then it may be a great idea to see how all the clinics look at your case vs. limiting it to one place?

I wish you so much success with whatever you decide!
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#11 Blueberry

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:53 PM

I did a transfer at UBC last fall and they DO NOT use ultrasound-guided transfers. I do not think they have very up-to-date equipment. Their stats are the worst in BC.

#12 FuzzyFur

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 12:26 AM

Wow - I'm shocked by the comments. I went through IVF/ICSI in the fall of 2007 and had a marvelous experience. My physician was Dr Rowe and he did most of my folicle count ultrasounds as well as my ER and ET. We had 15 eggs but only 7 fertilized. Considering my age and the fact that we have Male Factor & our sperm sample wasn't great I think that was a great number. We transfered 2 embrios and had 2 more make it to blastocyst for freezing.

Do you know that a natural pregnancy will only happen 25% of the time? So I don't see a 25% success rate as poor......just average. I do know that when Dr Rowe talked about the odds of getting pregnant on the first cycle those odds included women who were in their early 40's and people who had major health issues which I did not have.

I've not had any experience with Genesis or PCRM so I have nothing positive or negative to say. I'm back at UBC to have an FET this summer and so far, again, my appointments have be very positive and with Dr Rowe.

I hope those of you here have success whichever clinic you may chose. Good Luck!

:) Jen
Me:39 DH:40
TTC since Aug 2005
Male Factor - Embolization Surgery Jan 2007 - didn't work

IVF #1 - Start Synarel Aug 22/07
Sept 17/07 - ER!!!!!!!! 16 eggs retrieved - all ICSI

Sept 18/07 - 15 eggs injected - 7 embrios (grow embies grow!)
Sept 20/07 - ET - 10am - 2 beautliful 8-cell Grade 1 embrios!
Oct 05/07 - 15dp3dt BFP!! - Beta 1100
Oct 13/07 - 2nd Beta 15717!!!
Oct 19/07 - 1st U/S (6w4d) - 1 healthy baby - 120pbm!
Nov 26/07 - 1st Prenatal visit - Heartbeat 154bpm
Jan 30/08 - Ultrasound! (21w2d)
DUE DATE - June 10, 2008


June 23/08 - Griffin Patrick is here! 8lbs 5oz - 22 inches long

June 9/09-Here we go again! FET#1
July 17/09 - CYCLE CANCELLED - not responding to meds[/color]
Aug 15/09 - FET#1 - round 2!
Sept 1 - ET - welcome home frosties!
Sept 15 - 14dp5dt BFP!! - Beta 957 - wooohooo!
Oct 9 - 7w6d - u/s # 2 - no growth....this one is over


IVF/ICSI #2 (Flare protocol)
Nov 16/09 - CD3 b/w & u/s - start Superfact injections
Nov 18/09 - CD5 - start stims - E2 116 - 200iu Puregon
Nov 20/09 - CD7 - E2 2209 - 125iu Puregon
Nov 23/09 - CD10 - E2 14094 - no stims, Superfact only
Nov 24/09 - CD11 - E2 15963 - no stims, no Superfact
Nov 25/09 - CD12 - E2 11780 - hcg trigger 9pm
Nov 27/09 - ER - 11 eggs retrieved - all ICSI
Nov 28/09 - 6 eggs fertilized - grow embies, grow!
Nov 30/09 - ET - Grade2, 10-cell & Grade3, 8-cell
Dec 14/09 - 14dp3dt BFP!! Beta 550 (cautiously optimistic)
Dec 21/09 - 21dp3dt - Beta 8031 - YAY!
Jan 08/10 - 8 weeks - u/s - one healthy bean h/b 167bpm
DUE DATE - Aug 20, 2010

Sept 1/10 - Declan James is here! 7lbs 15 3/4oz - 20 inches long

Are there any more in our future??? 1 frostie remains

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 09:06 PM

I too am at UBC, actually i just did my egg retreival today with Dr Rowe.
I cannot say anything but positive things about this clinic and it would be a shame to have this forum/blog become a bit of a bash for a clinic that other's think very highly of.
As for no ultraguided tecnology, there is no evidence that this makes for a more successful procedure... Dr Rowe would know! he has been doing this for well over 30 years :)
NIRE

#14 FuzzyFur

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 11:29 PM

Good Luck on your 2ww NIRE! Think shiny happy thoughts and maybe this time they'll be extra sticky!

:) Jen
Me:39 DH:40
TTC since Aug 2005
Male Factor - Embolization Surgery Jan 2007 - didn't work

IVF #1 - Start Synarel Aug 22/07
Sept 17/07 - ER!!!!!!!! 16 eggs retrieved - all ICSI

Sept 18/07 - 15 eggs injected - 7 embrios (grow embies grow!)
Sept 20/07 - ET - 10am - 2 beautliful 8-cell Grade 1 embrios!
Oct 05/07 - 15dp3dt BFP!! - Beta 1100
Oct 13/07 - 2nd Beta 15717!!!
Oct 19/07 - 1st U/S (6w4d) - 1 healthy baby - 120pbm!
Nov 26/07 - 1st Prenatal visit - Heartbeat 154bpm
Jan 30/08 - Ultrasound! (21w2d)
DUE DATE - June 10, 2008


June 23/08 - Griffin Patrick is here! 8lbs 5oz - 22 inches long

June 9/09-Here we go again! FET#1
July 17/09 - CYCLE CANCELLED - not responding to meds[/color]
Aug 15/09 - FET#1 - round 2!
Sept 1 - ET - welcome home frosties!
Sept 15 - 14dp5dt BFP!! - Beta 957 - wooohooo!
Oct 9 - 7w6d - u/s # 2 - no growth....this one is over


IVF/ICSI #2 (Flare protocol)
Nov 16/09 - CD3 b/w & u/s - start Superfact injections
Nov 18/09 - CD5 - start stims - E2 116 - 200iu Puregon
Nov 20/09 - CD7 - E2 2209 - 125iu Puregon
Nov 23/09 - CD10 - E2 14094 - no stims, Superfact only
Nov 24/09 - CD11 - E2 15963 - no stims, no Superfact
Nov 25/09 - CD12 - E2 11780 - hcg trigger 9pm
Nov 27/09 - ER - 11 eggs retrieved - all ICSI
Nov 28/09 - 6 eggs fertilized - grow embies, grow!
Nov 30/09 - ET - Grade2, 10-cell & Grade3, 8-cell
Dec 14/09 - 14dp3dt BFP!! Beta 550 (cautiously optimistic)
Dec 21/09 - 21dp3dt - Beta 8031 - YAY!
Jan 08/10 - 8 weeks - u/s - one healthy bean h/b 167bpm
DUE DATE - Aug 20, 2010

Sept 1/10 - Declan James is here! 7lbs 15 3/4oz - 20 inches long

Are there any more in our future??? 1 frostie remains

#15 Nekodog

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 12:10 AM

I had a great experience with Dr. Rowe too and now have a 2 year old because of it. I was told that they don't really turn anyone away and that is why the stats are low. I do have mixed feelings about the clinic because in the beginning we saw Dr. McComb, who we do think is great, BUT he missed the fact that my DH has totally deformed seminal vesicles. He was happy with the "borderline" results of DH's MDS lab sperm tests and never investigated him further. I went through all the fun tests, including a laproscopy to see if anything was wrong with me. We ended up deciding on IVF after 2 years of "unexplained" but once we started the process, they had to include ICSI since they discovered my DH's sperm count was so low. The IVF/ICSI itself was a totally positive experience. I felt they did it perfectly, stimulating enough to get a good number of quality eggs and not overstimulating. They have very close ultrasound monitoring (more so than the other Vancouver clinics, I hear). I felt very safe and well cared for and obviously I was over the moon to become pregnant. It wasn't until recently that it was suggested we investigate DH to see what could be done and it was Dr. Chow that did the ultrasound to confirm the problem. Dr. Chow is top notch, by the way. He does every test under the sun to find the problem.

Sorry to go so off topic, but there's my two cents: Even though the stats sound low, UBC is great for ICSI/IVF (a friend of mine just recently became pregnant through UBC too), but I'm still wondering why I had that lap done for no reason.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 01:58 AM

I had a great experience with Dr. Cheung, Dr. Williams and almost all nurses in UBC, and I am pregnant after twice failures in Genesis.

UBC is not a profit oriented clinic, so they will do as many as U/S and blood test to monitor the whole procedure. The doctors and nurses over there are all very nice to answer all my questions and discuss with me for details.

About the stat, I think it reflect the recent success rate. As I know, two of my friends did IVF there are all success.

I strongly recommend UBC. Good luck!

#17 FuzzyFur

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 01:27 PM

Nice to see some positive comments. Nekodog - you are right, Dr Chow is super. My DH had the embolization surgery, but unfortunately the results were not promising.....his count was even lower than it was before the surgery os it was ICSI for us. There was no wasting time at UBC, once we had our results we went straight to IVF/ICSI, hardly any waiting once we hit the 6 month mark after surgery. For FET as well......we had our consultation on CD6, my SHG on CD12 and will call in AF when she arrives.

On the MF side - you really should watch "The Great Sperm Race" on the Discovery Channel on Thursday. It really proves the point that low sperm count can make all the difference in the world to whether or not you conceive naturally.

Of the 4 people I know who have gone to UBC (including me) - 3 got pregnant. The other had serious health issues, was 38 at the time and used donor eggs.

Nire - hope you're surviving your 2ww!

:) jen
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TTC since Aug 2005
Male Factor - Embolization Surgery Jan 2007 - didn't work

IVF #1 - Start Synarel Aug 22/07
Sept 17/07 - ER!!!!!!!! 16 eggs retrieved - all ICSI

Sept 18/07 - 15 eggs injected - 7 embrios (grow embies grow!)
Sept 20/07 - ET - 10am - 2 beautliful 8-cell Grade 1 embrios!
Oct 05/07 - 15dp3dt BFP!! - Beta 1100
Oct 13/07 - 2nd Beta 15717!!!
Oct 19/07 - 1st U/S (6w4d) - 1 healthy baby - 120pbm!
Nov 26/07 - 1st Prenatal visit - Heartbeat 154bpm
Jan 30/08 - Ultrasound! (21w2d)
DUE DATE - June 10, 2008


June 23/08 - Griffin Patrick is here! 8lbs 5oz - 22 inches long

June 9/09-Here we go again! FET#1
July 17/09 - CYCLE CANCELLED - not responding to meds[/color]
Aug 15/09 - FET#1 - round 2!
Sept 1 - ET - welcome home frosties!
Sept 15 - 14dp5dt BFP!! - Beta 957 - wooohooo!
Oct 9 - 7w6d - u/s # 2 - no growth....this one is over


IVF/ICSI #2 (Flare protocol)
Nov 16/09 - CD3 b/w & u/s - start Superfact injections
Nov 18/09 - CD5 - start stims - E2 116 - 200iu Puregon
Nov 20/09 - CD7 - E2 2209 - 125iu Puregon
Nov 23/09 - CD10 - E2 14094 - no stims, Superfact only
Nov 24/09 - CD11 - E2 15963 - no stims, no Superfact
Nov 25/09 - CD12 - E2 11780 - hcg trigger 9pm
Nov 27/09 - ER - 11 eggs retrieved - all ICSI
Nov 28/09 - 6 eggs fertilized - grow embies, grow!
Nov 30/09 - ET - Grade2, 10-cell & Grade3, 8-cell
Dec 14/09 - 14dp3dt BFP!! Beta 550 (cautiously optimistic)
Dec 21/09 - 21dp3dt - Beta 8031 - YAY!
Jan 08/10 - 8 weeks - u/s - one healthy bean h/b 167bpm
DUE DATE - Aug 20, 2010

Sept 1/10 - Declan James is here! 7lbs 15 3/4oz - 20 inches long

Are there any more in our future??? 1 frostie remains

#18 shmee

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:07 PM

I too recently had IVF/ICSI done at UBC and have nothing but positive comments. I am 11 weeks pregnant with a singleton and have 2 ice babies waiting for me. They took great care of me and answered all my questions and I had what seemed like a lot of labs and ultrasounds. I looked at the website recently and the stats were updated for 2007 with I believe upwards of 35-40% success rates.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:27 PM

I did two IVFs and got pregnant on the second - chose UBC particularly because they were not for profit. Dr. Allaire was wonderful and we had twins in April 2008 (I was 39 at IVF transfer). I have heard that Genesis "cherry picks" and will only take on patients who are likely to succeed. No one was ever negative at UBC and I was happy with the nurses, clinic, etc.

Best Wishes to all and good luck.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 04:35 PM

I also had a very good experience with UBC, both my cycles worked but unfortunately turned out to be miscarriages. Big fan of Dr. Rowe.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:31 AM

Hello all,

We are based out of the Vancouver area. I have been married for 5 years. My DH was diagnosed with severe MF in April of this year. The numbers were quite low (< 1 million in first test, < 1 million in second and after some months 3rd test was 8 million with only 1% with good morphology).

We were referred to the Genesis clinic. The first appointment was in June where we met Dr Taylor where she recommended ICSI as the only possible treatment. We already had some money saved so we wanted to start right away. She asked us to do some tests and when we were ready to go for the 2nd appointment in October, we were told that Dr Taylor will be on maternity leave for 6 months (she is expected to be back in April 2010). I did not want to see a male doctor due to personal reasons hence I asked Dr Taylor to transfer our case to UBC since a 6 month extra wait was too long.

We met Dr Williams at UBC at the end of October (was quick in getting an appointment). The clinic is not as "state of the art" as Genesis was but Dr Williams is a great doctor with great attitude. We are scheduled for our second appointment for orientation on Nov 20th. Hopefully she will be able to start the cycle in Jan 2010.

I am 23 years of age and my DH is 33. All my tests are looking good and per Dr Williams, I am the youngest patient she has seen. I am hoping that I do not have to see failure and keeping fingers crossed that God will be on our side in the first cycle.

Hopefulparent

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:34 AM

Christina Williams is excellent. You're in good hands. Good luck with your cycle.

#23 Hopefulparent1

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:43 AM

Thanks Rick. Dr Williams (Christina that is) is great, always smiling and with positive attitude. Dr Taylor was just like any Doctor and it felt like she was there just to go through our appointment. The only issue we see and also resonates in this forum is their equipment and technique. They charge almost same amount as Genesis though I see from the forum that they do not utilize the latest techniques. This is something that is bothering us. Other than that, everyone at UBC is great!

#24 Rick

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:58 AM

You'll also find the doctors rotate. One doctor might do the testing, another retrieval, another the transfer etc. Dr Williams led our cycle in 2000 and was a very confident and knowledgeable person. Almost another decade of experience now.

#25 Aja

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 02:51 AM

Best of luck Hopeful Parent. I had a successful cycle through UBC. I did want to echo what Rick said though. I had a different doctor for each step. One doctor did initial appt., different one for ER, different one did ET, had about 3 or 4 different doctors doing u/s, different one did follow-up appt.. Everyone had a look lol. That was actually something I wasn't overly happy with as I didn't realize this going in so wanted to make sure you knew.
Me: 38 DH: 42
TTC 11 yrs
PCOS, Endometriosis, male factor, thyroid
5 yrs trying natural, Clomid, etc.
4 failed IUI
2 laps
IVF/ICSI - 2003
U/S - twins!
14 wks - miscarry one
Feb.2 04 beautiful baby boy!

IVF#2 - BFN

Waiting for a big bag of money to fall from the sky and land on my lawn so that we can try again.