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#1 cassandra

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 02:59 PM

Is it possible to ship embryos from Europe to Canada and is it any risk for them? If YES, how I can do that?

#2 rb-k

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:04 PM

Is it possible to ship embryos from Europe to Canada and is it any risk for them? If YES, how I can do that?

I'm also interested in this as I have embryos that were vitrified in the US that I may want to bring back to Toronto.
[font="Comic Sans MS"][font="Comic Sans MS"]02.07-10.07 Tried naturally with no success
10.07 Consultation with Dr. Weisberg, First Steps Fertility (Toronto)
12.07 - 01.08 medicated natural cycles, BFN
02.08 IUI, BFN
03.08 IUI, BFN
04.08 IUI, BFN
05.08 IUI and OHSS, false positive, BFN
10.08 IVF #1 Local, BFN
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08.09 Consult about DE with Dr. Librach, Create (Toronto)
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03.10 IVF DE #1 CCRM - 25 eggs retrieved and 15 frozen blasts
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06. 05 BETA 2 11dp5dt- 547
06. 10 BETA 3 16dp5dt - 2872
06. 13 BETA 4 19dp5dt - 6092 (5w3d)
06. 15 BETA 5 21dp5dt - 7842 (5w5d)
06. 21 U/S showed no fetal pole or heartbeat. M/C (6w4d)

08.09 hysteroscopy found a blood clot left over from M/C
08.10 endometrial biopsy done to remove blood clot

11.10 FET #2 with DE, BFN

Moving on to using a gestational carrier with my DE embryos.

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#3 onedaysoon

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 02:14 PM

I was looking into this a while back, there are a number of companies that specialize in shipping embryos. The costs are high (I was quoted about a thousand for Toronto to Montreal!) but the costs are still lower than just doing another fresh cycle!

Here are the emails for the four companies I contacted:

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If I remember correctly Xytec couldn't transport outside the US, but I might be wrong. I personally did not use any of these companies, so am in no way endorsing them, just passing along the contact info I gathered after many hours of googling for tranport options!

Good luck!
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BFN :(
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4 fertilized, 1 transferred, none frozen
BFP! First beta 182, second 392, waiting on third...