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#1 flybywire

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 09:17 PM

Hi there,

Just started my initial testing this week at Rouge Valley...has anyone recently started with them, we could possibly share experiences through our journey?

I will be going for my endo sample in 2 days, a little nervous about that but it can't be as bad as the Hsg the week after. I heard that's quite uncomfortable?

Take care!
Me 30 | DH 28
Oct 07 - m/c at 8 wks
Nov 08 - tragic stillbirth of our son at 38 weeks

Dec. 09 -IUI #1 w/Gonal-f 4 mature follies ~ 6 mil and 8 mil - BFN :(
Jan. 10 -IUI #2 w/Gonal-f 2 mature follies ~ 5 mil and 2 mil
Feb. - BFP from 2nd IUI!!!!!!! It's a MIRACLE!!!!
Mar. - u/s shows one healthy heartbeat (and small subchorionic bleed)

Miracle baby due October 15, 2010
~Change of plans ~
Dx w/placenta previa - large hemorrhage at 25w5d
Our little fighter, baby Anna was born July 7th, 2010 @ 913 grams
Almost 1 year old and going strong!

June '11 - Initial u/s and blood work with clinic
(I can't believe we might do this again!)

#2 Rick

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 09:19 PM

Excuse my ignorance but where is Rouge Valley?

#3 hopingforababy

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:00 PM

Hi flybywire

I've been with Rouge Valley for quite some time now. I had the HSG twice and I'll admit it's quite uncomfortable, but only lasts a short time. Endo sample, that's the same thing as an endo biopsy, correct? that wasn't so bad, it's like getting your pap done.

Rick - Rouge Valley is in Scarborough

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[color="#808080"]Me: 31 - DH: 31 (together 14 years, married almost 4)
TTC - 3.5 years, tried naturally for almost two years before seeking help
Fall 2007 - consult w/ FS - b/w, u/s, endo biopsy & SHG - everything normal but sperm testing revealed no sperm
MFI: initially NO SPERM at all due to a tiny cyst on the ejaculatory duct which lead to a biopsy (june 2008) to determine if there is sperm being produced and then surgery (transurethral resection of ejaculatory duct) Sept 2008 to try and clear the cyst. Following surgery, volume up to 2.5 ml from 0.5 ml but motility low (<10%). Still less than 1% chance of conceiving naturally
DH devasted and depressed
March 24, 2009 - frozen sample #1 - 2 vials
April 22, 09 - started cycle monitoring on day 3, b/w and u/s - everything normal
April 29, 09 - 2nd SHG (moderately painful) - everything normal
May 15, 09: DH u/s & appt w/ urologist found no cyst, no blockage so no surgery required - volume is up to 3 ml but sperm count is down to less than 100 000/ml from 4 million/ml post-surgery - not what we were expecting - re-test June 1, 09
May 19, 09 - IVF Orientation
May 21, 09 - frozen sample #2 - 1 vial but very low sperm
May 26, 09 - IVF/ICSI consult & signed IVF protocol plan

IVF#1

July 1, 09 - started BCP for 18 days
July 15 - start Lupron injections
July 24, 09 bloodwork and ultrasound - 20 follies
July 25, 09 start 150 Gonal F injections, continue 0.1 ml of Lupron
July 28 - b/w & u/s - E2 874, on the higher side so gonal lowered to 112.5 - 22 follies, 8 of them between 1-1.4 cm
July 30 - b/w & u/s - gonal to stay at 112.5 and 0.1 ml lupron
Aug 1 -b/w & u/s
August 6, 09 scheduled ER with possible transfer on day5

#4 flybywire

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 02:23 PM

Hi flybywire

I've been with Rouge Valley for quite some time now. I had the HSG twice and I'll admit it's quite uncomfortable, but only lasts a short time. Endo sample, that's the same thing as an endo biopsy, correct? that wasn't so bad, it's like getting your pap done.

Rick - Rouge Valley is in Scarborough

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Thanks so much for your reply! Finally someone who is at RV lol...I made a mistake I meant to type that I had the SHG not the HSG. All looked fine with the shg, but we don't get the endo results back until my husband is done with all of his SA drop offs. So we have to wait over a month to have the results discussed.

How aggressive are they do you find? I have Dr. Cooke but it seemed to me when she first met us that she thought we were jumping the gun a bit. So if all of our results come back good, (so far I know I'm ovulating, I know my SHG was good) then I wonder what our next step will be.

Also wanted to ask you, what do you think about their sperm washing fees? Most people I've asked, and those at reputable clinics have mentioned their fees are around the $250 mark. Why is Rouge Valley so much higher do you know?

Thanks again for the reply!
Me 30 | DH 28
Oct 07 - m/c at 8 wks
Nov 08 - tragic stillbirth of our son at 38 weeks

Dec. 09 -IUI #1 w/Gonal-f 4 mature follies ~ 6 mil and 8 mil - BFN :(
Jan. 10 -IUI #2 w/Gonal-f 2 mature follies ~ 5 mil and 2 mil
Feb. - BFP from 2nd IUI!!!!!!! It's a MIRACLE!!!!
Mar. - u/s shows one healthy heartbeat (and small subchorionic bleed)

Miracle baby due October 15, 2010
~Change of plans ~
Dx w/placenta previa - large hemorrhage at 25w5d
Our little fighter, baby Anna was born July 7th, 2010 @ 913 grams
Almost 1 year old and going strong!

June '11 - Initial u/s and blood work with clinic
(I can't believe we might do this again!)

#5 Shazza

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:35 PM

Good to know there are others who go to this clinic. It's a quiet board. Maybe there's more lurking here then we think. I think Dr Williams is competent, better than Dr Cooke from what I hear. The tests can be uncomfortable but think of it as a step in the process. There's lots of improvements in recent years so be hopeful.
Me: 44 DH: 50
IVF#1 - September 2009 transferred 2 on Day 5, 4 frosties - BFN
FET#1 - December 2009 transferred 3 frosties, 1 didn't make it - BFP
January 2010 - missed miscarriage
switched clinics
IVF#2 - April 2010 transferred 2 Day 3 embies, no frosties
May 10 - BFP - 572
June 2010 - missed miscarriage
Immune testing at AEB
October 2010 - started Humira
November 2010 - start IVIg
IVF#3 - November 2010 transferred 2 on Day 3, no frosties
Dec 13 - BFP - 1029
Jan 7 - viability u/s - one hb of 168, the other didn't make it
Jan 21 - u/s shows hb of 178 and a dancing bean
May 2 - short cervix - put on bedrest
DD born August 14 at 6lb12oz
IVF#4 - April 2012
May 7 - transferred one 5AB0 embie, 4 frosties
May 22 - BFP - 2009
June 13 - viability u/s shows hb of 168
July 24 - cerclage
DD#2 born January 22, 2013 at 7lb10oz

#6 flybywire

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 02:34 PM

Good to know there are others who go to this clinic. It's a quiet board. Maybe there's more lurking here then we think. I think Dr Williams is competent, better than Dr Cooke from what I hear. The tests can be uncomfortable but think of it as a step in the process. There's lots of improvements in recent years so be hopeful.


Yeah I have Dr. Cooke, I find her to be very rush-rush and doesn't tell me much at all. And when I ask a question she usually tries to quickly answer it on her way out the door. I understand that things aren't moving because of what's going on with me and my infection, but I feel like we've been patients at that clinic for ages and have been stuck in the same rut since. Every new antibiotic they give me doesn't work. I feel like they could be a little more aggressive with the treatment.

I wonder if I could switch to Dr. Williams... ^_^
Me 30 | DH 28
Oct 07 - m/c at 8 wks
Nov 08 - tragic stillbirth of our son at 38 weeks

Dec. 09 -IUI #1 w/Gonal-f 4 mature follies ~ 6 mil and 8 mil - BFN :(
Jan. 10 -IUI #2 w/Gonal-f 2 mature follies ~ 5 mil and 2 mil
Feb. - BFP from 2nd IUI!!!!!!! It's a MIRACLE!!!!
Mar. - u/s shows one healthy heartbeat (and small subchorionic bleed)

Miracle baby due October 15, 2010
~Change of plans ~
Dx w/placenta previa - large hemorrhage at 25w5d
Our little fighter, baby Anna was born July 7th, 2010 @ 913 grams
Almost 1 year old and going strong!

June '11 - Initial u/s and blood work with clinic
(I can't believe we might do this again!)

#7 Shazza

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 12:33 PM

Flybywire -did you just switch to Rouge Valley? If it gives you any hope, just had a failed ivf with Dr Williams but met another couple who had Dr Cooke and they got pregnant.
Me: 44 DH: 50
IVF#1 - September 2009 transferred 2 on Day 5, 4 frosties - BFN
FET#1 - December 2009 transferred 3 frosties, 1 didn't make it - BFP
January 2010 - missed miscarriage
switched clinics
IVF#2 - April 2010 transferred 2 Day 3 embies, no frosties
May 10 - BFP - 572
June 2010 - missed miscarriage
Immune testing at AEB
October 2010 - started Humira
November 2010 - start IVIg
IVF#3 - November 2010 transferred 2 on Day 3, no frosties
Dec 13 - BFP - 1029
Jan 7 - viability u/s - one hb of 168, the other didn't make it
Jan 21 - u/s shows hb of 178 and a dancing bean
May 2 - short cervix - put on bedrest
DD born August 14 at 6lb12oz
IVF#4 - April 2012
May 7 - transferred one 5AB0 embie, 4 frosties
May 22 - BFP - 2009
June 13 - viability u/s shows hb of 168
July 24 - cerclage
DD#2 born January 22, 2013 at 7lb10oz