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#1 Sapphire

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:24 PM

As something of an ivf.ca veteran, I thought I should do the right thing and kick of this new Downunder thread - thanks to Rick for making this space available for us. I won't bore you with my long, tedious story, but my signature provides the editted lowlights.

I know there are two or three other Kiwis on the site, though they are ex pats - any others want to say hi?

How about Aussies who aren't going to hold the All Blacks thrashing last Saturday against me??
Me 42, DH 51
TTC since Jan '08
Male factor (ASA), high FSH, etc, etc
IVF#1, March/April '09 - BFN
IVF#2, Aug '09 (after two cancellations for high FSH) - BFN, but 1 frostie in the bank.
IVF#3, Dec '09 (after more cancellations for high E2 & high FSH) - cancelled CD7 for poor response
IVF#4, Feb/March - BFN, but 4 embies frozen
FET #1 May/June (after two false starts with unmedicated/low med protocols) - only one embie out of five survived the thaw - BFN.
IVF#5, Aug '10 - cancelled after 10 days for poor response
IVF#6, Oct '10 (but really only #4 counting by ERs, after another non-starter high FSH month) - BFN, 1 embie frozen
Jan '11 - surprise offer of an egg donor, more than 12 months ahead of predicted waiting time; accepted, but deferred to pay off debts and do FET
Feb '11 - devastating earthquake in my old home town; Mum comes to live with us (not quite the addition to the family I had been hoping for); anyone want to buy a slightly broken house?
FET#2, June '11 - embie didn't survive the thaw. The last we'll be seeing of my crappy old eggs.
Final IVF (with DE), Oct '11 - 1 blast transferred the day after NZ won the Rugby World Cup (yay!), 3 on ice
Beta - 3 Nov

Is it any wonder I'm cranky?

#2 Rick

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:51 PM

Glad you like it Saffy. Thanks for kicking it off!

#3 Nitzerette

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:49 PM

Hi! Just saw this new topic and thread. Doesn't look like there are too many in this part of the world on this website, or else they just haven't seen it yet either. I know there was a lady (Tina maybe?) that was in Tassie.
So, just wanted to say hello/g'day/kia ora!
<p><strong><span style="color:#000000;">Canadians Down Under 9 yrs, now indonesia</span></strong></p><p></p><p><span style="color:#4B0082;">me 39(I am not changing this anymore!), DH 37 - together since '93, married '98 went off BCP Jan '03 but TTC (in earnest) early '05</span></p><p><span style="color:#4169E1;">started seeking medical help early '06. '06-'07 - 4 IUI's, IVF #1 and FET #1 (with 2 embies) at QFG - all BFN</span></p><p></p><p><span style="color:#FF0000;">moved interstate and started at new clinic '08 - IVF #2 Mar; FET #2 May Aug - Surprise natural pregnancy! Then m/c ~ 7 wksFET #3 Nov, 2 embies, BFN; '09 FET #4 Feb BFP then m/c ~ 5 wksFET #5 Apr, 2 embies, BFN3 July - clinic appt to get things rolling on 3rd fresh cycle. AAARGH! Stupid clinic stuffed things up again!</span></p><p></p><p><span style="color:#2F4F4F;">Changed clinics - Now can't get started til Sept- AARGH! Make that Oct now <img src="<a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='<a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='<a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='<a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='<a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='<a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='<a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='https://ivf.ca/forums//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png'">https://ivf.ca/forums//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png'">https://ivf.ca/forums//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png'">https://ivf.ca/forums//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png'">https://ivf.ca/forums//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png'">https://ivf.ca/forums//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png'">https://ivf.ca/forums//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png'>https://ivf.ca/forums//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png" title=":(" alt="sad.png"></span></p><p></p><p><span style="color:#008000;">IVF#3 almost cancelledOct '09 - 11 eggs, 8 fert, 7 for PGS, 3 tested OK, 2 of those to blast12 Oct - ET #8 1 embie, 1 frozen</span></p><p></p><p><span style="color:#800080;">23 Oct <strong><span style="font-size:14px;">BFP!</span></strong> weekly hCG = 192, 2281, 17046, 43118; HB @ 7wk scan2 Dec first OB appt - 174bpm, 3cm, all good!(but she said I will be 'high-risk')15 Dec crap results on my NT testGD diagnosed at 15 Weeks :(3 Feb '10 Week 19 scan looks good!OB says NO! to water birth10 June - my BP, glucose readings, weight gain and Bubby's size, movements and fluid all goodOB chgd her mind at 38 wks - gonna let me go to my due date now</span></p><p></p><p>Baby boy born on 1 July by c-section 7lb3oz He had to have surgery at 3 wks - all good now</p><p></p><p><span style="color:#006400;">2011 - Waiting to get started again. IVF doc infuriating! June '11 - About to start. Only one frostie left. Unmedicated cycle.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">Last cycle a big fat failure! Our embie did not thaw properly so we didn't even get a transfer. SO disappointed!</span></p><p></p><p>Oct 2011 - m/c<p>2012 - A bit in shock that our 'trying' actually worked. We are pregnant with a natural miracle. Due mid March 2013. A trip to Thailand, praying for a baby, before both pregnancies!<p></a>Healthy baby girl born on 28 Feb 2013 by caesarian weighing 2.99kg</p></a>

#4 Edie

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 01:49 AM

G'day from Edie downunder. Saffy so nice to hear from you x
Me 45 DH 41
ttc 3 years
Unexplained
Nov 2008 IVF#1 BFN
IVF#2 Jan 09 BFN
IVF/ICSI#3 Antagonist protocol March 2009. BFP. Thank you God.
6 weeks non-viable. D&C.
IVF#4 ER Aug 09 BFN
FET # 1 BFN
IVF # 5 BFN
FET # 2 BFP
u/s # 1 a singleton, perfect measurements and heartbeat.
u/s # 2 healthy growth plus second sac sighted. 'vanishing twin syndrome'
u/s # 3 at 9 weeks - all good. Baby waved.
u/s # 4 (love those ultrasounds) 10.5 weeks Baby scratched it's ear and did the twist.
NT scan at 12 weeks two days - all good. No need for further testing. IT'S A BOY!
20 week morphology scan and all is well.
EDD August 21st 2010
Waters broke 19th Aug
Induced on Aug 20
DS born 4.29pm Aug 20, 2010
Our joy Jan 2014, DE cycle Zlin, CZ Feb 7 Beta positive

#5 Nitzerette

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:18 AM

Hi Edie,
Where do you live? All the flooding in the eastern states is pretty scary isn't it?

#6 Megan75

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 09:36 PM

Hello

As an Aussie ex pat now living in Vancouver, i thought I'd say hi!

Megan
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#7 Nitzerette

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:09 PM

Hi Megan,
How long have you been in Canada? Was it a permanent move? What are you liking? What are you missing? Where are you from?

#8 Rach oz

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:30 AM

Hi - I'm in Melbourne but lived in sunny nz for a while too!
Nov 07- cycle cancelled due to not down regulating ( prob cyst)
Jan 08- long down reg - BFP -ds born Oct08
Aug 09- long down reg - BFP but mc at 8 weeks
Nov 09 - cycle cancelled due to not down regulating (another cyst)
Jan 10- short flare cycle- BFP - dd born oct 10
July 11- FET - BFN
Aug 11 -FET - BFN
Sept 11- FET - BFN
Oct 11 -FET - BFN
Nov 11 - lap/ hysteroscapy d&c
Nov 11 - short flare cycle - BFP - chem preg 5.5 weeks
Jan 12- natural BFP( go figure) - chem preg 5 weeks
Feb 12 - get blood tests for recurrent mc- positive for clotting disorder
Feb 12- short antagonist cycle - 4 embryos with pgd- nothing to transfer so turned into a FET - another chem preg.
Mar 12 - short flare - tfr 1 blasto - bfn (think an early chem)- 3 frosties

#9 Lunar Lady

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:26 AM

Seems like an old thread but here goes:

 

Hello!  wavey.gif 

I'm currently living in Queensland, Australia and have lived all over on the East Coast with Military relocations.  

Originally from the 'Dandenong Ranges' in Victoria. 


      ME:  34  
      DH: 38

      DS #1: 10

      DS #2: 8

      DS #3: 5

 


Dx: PCOS, ENDO & 1 OVARY  / DH: VASECTOMY


ICSI #1
 
SEPT 2nd 2013:  Started MICROGYNON (11 DAYS)
SEPT 16th 2013: Endometrial Biopsy

SEPT 18th 2013: Treatment Cycle Day1.  (GONAL-F 450 11 DAYS,  CETROTIDE FROM DAY 4)
SEPT 24th 2013: First ultrasound scan, 5 FOLLICLES [Small.  Treatment revised, GONAL increased by 150] 

SEPT 27th 2013: Second ultrasound, 6 FOLLICLES 

SEPT 28th 2013: Trigger, OVIDREL

SEPT 30th 2013: Egg Retrieval and TESA BOOKED all being well.  [3 mature eggs: 2 embryos,  3 TESA sperm frozen]

OCT    2nd 2013:  Embryo Transfer 

 


 


#10 Butterfli

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:27 AM

Hi and a warm welcome to the site :)
I'm over in Sydney but love this site as it is full of supportive ppl and information.

I see er is happening soon, hope it all goes smoothly!

Me 30 DW 34 - Two mummies to be! I'll carry my wife's egg so we can blend our family

 

First IVF Cycle

March 2012 Fresh - BFN

April 2012 FET- BFN

May 2012 FET- BFP - M/c6w6d icon_cry.gif

 

Second IVF Cycle

August 31 Fresh- th_abfp.gif

1st Beta 265 (TG) 11dp3dt

Sep 8 - 2nd Beta 8751 18dp3dt

Sep 15 - 3rd Beta - 43066 25dp3dt

 

babyboy.gif DS is born the 4th of May 2013 and we are so smitten!

 

stork-baby.gifProject Sibling stork-baby.gif

Me - 32 DW - 36 DS - 1

 

Second IVF Cycle

April 2014 FET - BFN 

 

Third IVF Cycle

July 2014 Fresh - th_abfp.gif

1st Beta 105 (TG) 9dp5dt

2nd Beta 1150 14dp5dt

Third Beta 12470 21dp5dt

 

babyboy.gif DS is born 7th of March 2015 and he is so precious.

 

stork-baby.gifProject Siblingstork-baby.gif 

Planning in 2016

 

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans


#11 Alia1211

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 04:59 AM

Hi everyone,
I'm hoping there is someone still watching this thread for me to chat to. I'm currently in Australia and I'm considering coming to Canada for fertility treatment, as here the law doesn't allow for complete anonymous sperm donation. Anyone here???
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#12 Nitzerette

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:42 AM

I would consider posting your question in a different thread than this one. Check all the topics and see where it best fits. There must be one about travelling overseas for treatment?
Btw, what state are you in? I am in WA. What do you mean about the sperm donation?

#13 Nitzerette

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:43 AM

Deleting a double post

#14 Alia1211

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 08:40 PM

Hi Nitzerette,
I'm in NSW. My DH has been diagnosed with sertoli only syndrome. Which means that he can't produce sperm hence we will never be able to have our own biological children. We are considering sperm donation. In Australia laws do not allow for anonymous sperm donation. All donors and those receiving the sperm must have details enlisted in a registry. Which allows donor children to access information or enables them to get in contact with their donors once they are 18 years old. We want a completely anonymous sperm donation. If we go for local sperm donation, we would always be afraid that our child would be made aware that he/she is a donor child. To many it may seem that I'm being selfish. But for us it's either this or not having children at all. I can't even imagine life with the latter. I joined this thread to see if anyone else had travelled to Canada for fertility treatment. There are so many fertility clinics in Canada, how does one determine which one is a better one?

#15 Nitzerette

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 09:24 PM

Thanks for explaining. I didn't know that. I have a friend whose husband is a donor. Can I ask a personal question? Why would you not want your child to know? Families are made in all sorts of ways now, so why not embrace it? Why not share the information with a child, long before their 18th? Have you talked to anyone else who has had sperm, egg or embryo donation to make their children? I know it is not the same thing, but for my eldest (4yrs now) we had IVF T-shirts, and he has a personalized book about him being an IVF baby. I have a friend whose son is a donated egg, and she has moved onto donated embryos now. Another friend who has a son from donated embryo is in Canada and is on this site (I think her name is Nervus Optimist here).

Don't mean to tell you how to do things, but having gone through 5 years of IVF to have my first, I can't imagine adding travelling to another country to do it on top of things. I am actually Canadian and think it is an amazing country. But I wouldn't have wanted to pick up and move there to do a cycle. The added cost, the added arrangements, the lack of friends and family support, plus timing and figuring out how long you would go and how many times (since it doesn't necessarily work the first time.).

But I guess if you have lots of money, and want a vacation in a beautiful location, then it just might be a good idea :)

(Feel free to tell me it is none of my business - as I am sure you have discussed much of this with your husband already - but just wanted to share a few thoughts)

#16 Butterfli

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 10:15 PM

Echoing above, laws changed so there is no longer anon donor sperm. I guess for us it was never an issue as it is pretty obvious we hadsome help! NNever tthought about it from a hetro point of view!
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Me 30 DW 34 - Two mummies to be! I'll carry my wife's egg so we can blend our family

 

First IVF Cycle

March 2012 Fresh - BFN

April 2012 FET- BFN

May 2012 FET- BFP - M/c6w6d icon_cry.gif

 

Second IVF Cycle

August 31 Fresh- th_abfp.gif

1st Beta 265 (TG) 11dp3dt

Sep 8 - 2nd Beta 8751 18dp3dt

Sep 15 - 3rd Beta - 43066 25dp3dt

 

babyboy.gif DS is born the 4th of May 2013 and we are so smitten!

 

stork-baby.gifProject Sibling stork-baby.gif

Me - 32 DW - 36 DS - 1

 

Second IVF Cycle

April 2014 FET - BFN 

 

Third IVF Cycle

July 2014 Fresh - th_abfp.gif

1st Beta 105 (TG) 9dp5dt

2nd Beta 1150 14dp5dt

Third Beta 12470 21dp5dt

 

babyboy.gif DS is born 7th of March 2015 and he is so precious.

 

stork-baby.gifProject Siblingstork-baby.gif 

Planning in 2016

 

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans


#17 Alia1211

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 02:59 AM

Yes I completely understand your perspective and many find it difficult to understand ours. I understand the laws were changed because donor children were facing psychological problems once they discovered that they were donor children and not being able to find their donor left them unable to feel as if they belong. However these days everything is recorded and we would like to choose a donor who is willing to be contacted if necessary. But we would like to make that choice and not be legally forced into it.

We haven't told a a soul about our fertility issues simply because my husband doesn't want to. He is an only son and his father who is ill wouldn't be able to handle the fact that his son is infertile. So from his viewpoint it has to be anonymous and there is no changing that. Although he is dealing with his loss in his own way ,slowly, and requires time. We still have a long way to go before we will be ready to go down the donor path...but I'm researching all pathways.

I find these forums very helpful and do appreciate your honest opinions.

#18 Butterfli

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 12:30 AM

I totally understand and completely empathize with your situation but for the first 18yrs it is anon and then its up to your child to contact. Is that not anon enough? ( only curious and trying to understand)

Me 30 DW 34 - Two mummies to be! I'll carry my wife's egg so we can blend our family

 

First IVF Cycle

March 2012 Fresh - BFN

April 2012 FET- BFN

May 2012 FET- BFP - M/c6w6d icon_cry.gif

 

Second IVF Cycle

August 31 Fresh- th_abfp.gif

1st Beta 265 (TG) 11dp3dt

Sep 8 - 2nd Beta 8751 18dp3dt

Sep 15 - 3rd Beta - 43066 25dp3dt

 

babyboy.gif DS is born the 4th of May 2013 and we are so smitten!

 

stork-baby.gifProject Sibling stork-baby.gif

Me - 32 DW - 36 DS - 1

 

Second IVF Cycle

April 2014 FET - BFN 

 

Third IVF Cycle

July 2014 Fresh - th_abfp.gif

1st Beta 105 (TG) 9dp5dt

2nd Beta 1150 14dp5dt

Third Beta 12470 21dp5dt

 

babyboy.gif DS is born 7th of March 2015 and he is so precious.

 

stork-baby.gifProject Siblingstork-baby.gif 

Planning in 2016

 

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans


#19 Nitzerette

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 01:17 AM

You said his father is ill? Is he likely to still be alive when your child turns 18?

I don't know about donor sperm availability in your state, but know that egg donors are somewhat rare in WA. So women end up on a waiting list for years. Can you ask your local clinic how long the process is from putting your name on the list, going through all the counselling and bloodwork etc to actually getting to do an embryo transfer? Because sometimes it is a good idea to get on the list now and turn it down in the future if you decide that way, than to wait to get the ball rolling if you so choose this avenue. Never hurts to open that avenue up if the wait is potentially pretty long. Plus the counselling might help your husband come to terms with his disappointing news. 'Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.'

Keeping it all secret can add a lot of stress to it. We kept our first two cycles quiet. But then became very open about the whole thing. These forums are great not just for information, but also for an amazing stress relief and place to share with those who just get it.