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#1 Celine

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 10:56 PM

Hi! Does anyone know if there is a charge for a consultation with PCRM (phone or in person)? On their site, it says it's covered by MSP, we are from Alberta and I'm not sure if AHC covers this or not. Thanks!
[size="1"]Me(33) DH(32)
TTC since October 2009
April 2001 Lap Surgery #1
October 2010 Lap Surgery #2
Dx Stage 3 Endo / Unexplained Infertility
All other tests normal
1st clomid November 2010
2nd cycle clomid December 2010
January 29, 2011 - BFN and ectopic surgery on same day
3rd cycle clomid March 2011
4th cycel clomid April 2011
Commenced IVF treatment June 2011
July 14, 2011 - retrieval date
July 17, 2011 - transfer date
August 1, 2011 - beta test

#2 Celine

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 10:17 PM

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Hi! Does anyone know if there is a charge for a consultation with PCRM (phone or in person)? On their site, it says it's covered by MSP, we are from Alberta and I'm not sure if AHC covers this or not. Thanks!
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I found out the answer...so just an FYI for anyone else who is interested. The consult cost is $200 and it is NOT covered by Alberta Health Care.
[size="1"]Me(33) DH(32)
TTC since October 2009
April 2001 Lap Surgery #1
October 2010 Lap Surgery #2
Dx Stage 3 Endo / Unexplained Infertility
All other tests normal
1st clomid November 2010
2nd cycle clomid December 2010
January 29, 2011 - BFN and ectopic surgery on same day
3rd cycle clomid March 2011
4th cycel clomid April 2011
Commenced IVF treatment June 2011
July 14, 2011 - retrieval date
July 17, 2011 - transfer date
August 1, 2011 - beta test

#3 preggersin2011

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 10:06 PM

Hmmm wow that's terrible that it isn't covered in Alberta. In B.C. I guess health coverage covers the consultation because we did not pay a fee.
Me 33; DH 33
Male Factor (low morphology)

IVF #1 ICSI (fresh cycle) - March 2010
2 AB Blasts transferred
Chemical Pregnancy

IVF #2 ICSI (fresh cycle) - August 2010
2 AB Blasts transferred
Chemical Pregnancy

FET #1 - January 2011
Current protocol: estrace tablets, low dose baby aspirin, PIO injections
January 21 - 3 blasts transferred
January 31 First Beta: 88
February 2 Second Beta: 185! officially preggers

#4 NoMoreBFNs

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:58 PM

Hey there, I'm not sure if things have changed since last year, we are from Alberta and had consultations in person and over the phone with Dr. Roberts and it wasn't charged to us . . .Our Alberta health plan covered it. This might be worth double checking . .. . good luck!
Me 32, DH 33

Feb 2006: Ready to begin TTC
Feb 2006 to July 2008: TTC the natural way
July 2008: Began cycle charting
February 2009: Referral to Calgary Regional Fertility clinic
March 2009: BFP, delightful surprise!!
April 2009: MC at 6 weeks, devastated.
September 2009: First appointment at clinic, Dx: Low antral follicle count, ovarian cyst
Oct, Nov, Dec 2009: Clomid, no success
February 2010: Surgery to remove cyst, Dx stage one endo, IVF recommended
March 2010: Switch to PCRM

June 2010: Begin IVF on antagonist protocol

June 18: begin BCP
July 8 : baseline ultrasound
July 9 : begin injections- bravelle (300 units) and menopur (150 units)
July14: continue bravelle and menopuar, begin orgalutran injection
July 18: u/s shows 15 follicles measuring 12 - 14 mm
July 22: 17 eggs retrieved! So relieved!
July 23: 10 eggs fertilized but told that all embies are of average to poor quaility. FX.
July 24: We had late fertilization of an 11th egg. 7 embies have bubbles but all developing . . .
Happy 3rd Anniversary to Us!!
July 25: 7 embies still going strong but 4 didn't make it. keep growing little ones!
July 26: Down to 4 embies now . . .
July 27: ET Transferred 2 blasts, both ranked 2BB.
Welcome home Spot and Dot!
July 28: Clinic phoned, 0 frosties. Feeling sad about that.
Aug.1: begin to feel OHSS symptoms
Aug. 3. Admitted to hospital to manage OHSS, urine HCG at 63 (maybe a BFP but too scared to be hopeful)
Aug.4 to August 11: Had a total of 7 Litres of fluid drained from abdomen during a week long hospital visit.
Aug. 5: Beta at 162 (9dp5dt). It is a BFP!!!
Aug.6: Beta at 286 (10dp5dt).
Aug.20 at 6w1day: u/s showed 2 heartbeats which equals TWINS!! Thank you, thank you!
Estimated Due Date: April 14, 2011.
Aug.30 at 7w4day :u/s Spot = 1.1cm Hearbeat of 144, Dot = 1.5cm Hearbeat of 153. Keeping growing you guys!
Sept.4: begin spotting, oh no! Hang on Spot and Dot!!
Sept.7 at 8w5days: u/s Spot heartbeat of 169, Dot heartbeat of 173. Thank goodness!!
Sept.30 at 12w: u/s Spot = 5.2cm, heartbeat of 162, Dot = 5.9cm, heartbeat of 165
Nov. 15 at 18w4days: ultrasound reveals that Spot is girl and Dot is a boy!! Spot is measuring one week ahead and Dot is about 5 days ahead! Both are active and healthy!
Dec. 14 at 22w5days: u/s. Spot and Dot both weigh between 1.1 and 1.2 pounds! Dot is now a little heavier than Spot. Both are very active these days!
Jan.17 at 27w4 days: u/s: Spot is weighing in at 2.4 pounds while Dot weights 2.2 pounds. Cervix has shortened to 2.2cm, HOLD ON cervix!
Jan. 24: Blood pressure elevated.
Jan.26: Blood pressure rising, Preeclampsia diagnosed.
Jan. 29: Admittted to hospital for preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome and given steroid injection.
Feb.1: Spot and Dot have graduated . . . . WELCOME ABIGAIL ( 3 pounds, 4 ounces) and CAMDEN ( 2 pounds, 12 ounces).