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#1 If at first

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

Hi
I am just wondering if anyone knows the current success rate for live births at Mt Sinai for women under 35. I have to make a tough choice about switching clinics.

My RE told me that the success rate at Lifequest is 57% for women under 35. This is what I am trying to compare it to.

Thanks so much for your input!

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#2 lali111

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

Hi If at First!!!! I don't know the success rate at Mt Sinai but I just want to wish you luck. When are you planning to do your first IVF? It's been a while since we've talked. I hope you are doing well. Take care!

#3 quandry

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

It's often hard to compare numbers, as each clinic will have their own spin on crunching the facts into statistics.... There's not regulations in how it's reported, or what is considered a success... Is a success just the bfp? Making it to 12 weeks? Live birth? Is the success rate based on each egg? Or each transfer set? Or all the eggs retrieved from one fresh cycle, which means your FET's would be considered still as one try...

Just be careful of the numbers, as they mean different things for different clinics.

I've had a good experience with Mt. Sinai, even though I had an early loss. I've heard that Dr. Virro is also very good though, as well as dr. Hannam.

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#4 If at first

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:14 PM

Hi Camyam
Thanks so much for your response.
I realized after I posted that maybe this is a crazy question... initial panic after my dr appt this week. I couldn't figure out how to delete it.
It's great to hear that you had a positive experience there. That is what I need to focus on!

Thanks again!

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#5 goldy

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:17 AM

I had the best experience at mt Sinai, at 38 I had Two pregnancy, though ended at 17 and 18 months, the docs at mt Sinai had done their jobs. Hats off to Dr Kimberley Liu. Best of wishes for you. The frozen embryo is where their highest success lies. They have an 85% success rate for under 35 years

Ttc forever!! Well more than 10 years now what an emotional rollercoaster!!

 

2010 - Twin pregnancy on break- Lost them at 17 weeks PPROM

2010 - IUI - Pregnancy - 18 weeks PPROM

2011- 1st IVF - BFN...Thank God I had 11 good embryos  - 5 day blasts on ice

2012 - Aug- 1st FET - SET- BFP but lost baby at 18 weeks PPROM - 9 frosties left

2013 - Feb- 2nd FET - SET-BFP but lost baby at 8 weeks - Car accident..really!!

Have lost hope... I cant seem to identify myself as a person with all this sadness

Am surprised I am even back here....Time definately heals....

 

Where did we leave the frosties at.....oh well here we go again...

2013 - June 3rd FET-  (7 frosties left)Transfer - SET - -BFP

At 20week appointment doc says I have a small bulg of membraines. Admitted in hospital to do a rescue cerclage. Failed on the OR table as my water broke. Stayed in hospital for 3 weeks trying to see if I could make it to viability...labour kicked in at 23 weeks & 5 days, Held my baby for 5 hours until she grew wings..thinking.gif 

Even I can't believe myself... that once again I am here!!

2014- May 14 - 4th FET-  

May 23 - POAS @9dp5dt and ....BFP

May 24 - beta @ 376 - 10dp5dt - zero symptoms

May 26 - 2nd beta @ 1533 - 12dp5dt - zero symptoms 

U/S June 10th @ 6weeks 4days... 128 BPM

U/S June 19th @ 9 weeks ..........before my TAC

 


#6 BeagleSmuggler

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

I'm also new to Mt. Sinai.

 

Is there a choice between frozen and fresh if IVF is going through OHIP?


Me 37 - complete tubal blockage

Him 40

TTC: 2 yrs

Adoption: Lapsed

1997 -Natural pregnancy, miscarriage at 10 weeks.

2012, Jan -Asked for a referral to OB/GYN, suspected fertility issues. TTC 6 mo.

2012, Jun -Told one tube blocked, borderlinePCOS, but otherwise good.2012, Jul -Successfully conceived using metphormin & clomid @ 100 mg. First try with clomid

2012, Sep -Missed abortion, followed by hemorrhage admitted to ER.

2012, Nov -Admitted to high risk fertility / reproductive clinic at Mt. Sinai.

2013, Jan -Confirmed both tubes are blocked, will need IVF. Eligible for 3 cycles.

2013, May- IVF 1st cycle, Gonal-F (300 IU), Repronex (150 IU), Orgalutran (250 mg)

2013, May 25- ER, 10 eggs, 8 fertilized

2013, May 28- Day 3 all 8 embryos going forward to blastocyst, scheduled for Day 5 transfer

2013, May 30 - Transferred 1 blastocyst 4BB grade. Have 3 more for freezing 2AB, 2BC, 2BC.

2013, June 6- Home Pregnancy Test = Positive (th_abfp.gif) - terrified of another miscarriage.

2013, June 7- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- First Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting....when do we get these results?

2013, June 9- HPT BFP

2013, June 9- Clinic calls says th_abfn.gif, tell them about HPTs, they re-check = oops th_abfp.gifBeta @ 112 9dp5dt

2013, June 10- HPT BFP - line is definitely darker then previously.2013, June 10- Second Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting

2013, June 11- Second Beta = 209 @11dp5dt

2013, June 25- Heartbeat @ 6 weeks 3 days is 127 bpm. Referred into Mt. Sinai OB.

2013, July 10- Heartbeat @ 8 weeks 4 days is 175 bpm. Referred to Dr. Okun at Mt. Sinai.

2013, August 6- 12 week, NT at 1.7 mm, Nasal bone present. Waiting for blood results.

2013, August 14- First OB appointment. Appointments now scheduled through December.

2013, December 9- Hanging in there. We're just over 30 weeks. Baby is so far healthy.

2014, February 11 -Healthy baby boy delivered at 00:43, 8 lbs 6 oz, 53 cm long. stork-baby.gif

Trying for Baby #2

2015, September 2- First FET using embryos from 2013 IVF cycle.

2015, September 10 -th_abfn.gif

2015, September 17 -Find out Ontario government is changing eligibility criteria for IVF funding. Opt to begin an IVF cycle instead of continuing with more FET.

2015, September 27- First blood and ultrasound, no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 1.

2015, October 1 - Still no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 5. Government announced changes to IVF funding beginning December 1, 2015.

2015, October 5- Still no dominant follicle, Next blood and ultrasound Oct 9.

2015, October 9- Blood work says I haven't ovulated, decided to skip the estrace and move me right into IVF.

2015, October 10- Assigned Day 3 Starting Puregon 300 IU and Repronex 75IU today. Next blood & ultrasound Oct 14

2015, October 14- Ultrasound showed a 1.8 follicile on my left ovary that might be a cyst. Also a 1.1 and on my right a 1.0. Added 250 IU Orgalutron to the medications, continuing with Repronex 75 IU and Puregon 300 IU.

2015, October 16- Left ovary follicles 2.5 (ignoring this one), 1.0, 0.8*3. Right Ovary 0.8 and several smaller ones. Continuing same medications. Next appointment October 18 (Sunday). Was contacted and asked to participate in a research study (EEVA) to better standardize grading of early embryos. Agreed.

2015, October 18- Several follicles, at least 4 are in the 1.0-1.3 range on the left ovary, at least 3 on the right ovary the same. Confirmed that they are looking for them to grow to at least 1.7. Next appt Tuesday October 20.

2015, October 20- I have 3 mature follicles on the left and 2 on the right. There are some smaller ones, but the doctor thought it was best to proceed with what I have rather than risk waiting on the slow growing ones and have them not produce.2015, October 21- Took the ovidril (trigger) shot. Egg retrieval on October 22 at 8:00 am.

2015, October 22 -Egg retrieval. 4 eggs.

2015, October 23 -Only 1 egg fertilized

2015, October 24- Another egg fertilized

2015, October 25 - transferred both embryos one was a 6-cell 2a and the other a 12-cell 1

2015, November 1- Negative home pregnancy test

2015, November 3-th_abfp.gif hCG at 33 (low) and bleeding.

2015, November 4- Heavy bleeding late November 4 and continued November 5



2016, January to March lots and lots of cycle monitoring. We determine that ultrasound and blood work do not show ovulation for me, despite having a regular cycle. Opt to change from an eastrace priming protocol to bcp protocol.

2016, June 3 - start Gonal F 300 iu, Repronex 75 iu

2016, June 7 - a few very small follicles. They found my right ovary again, yay!

2016, June 10 - Lots of follicles ranging from 0.9 to 1.2 Orgalutron is added to my protocol

2016, June 13 - Lots of follicles at least 7 on each ovary range from 1.3 to 2.0, discontinued stims trigger shot of ovadril at 11 pm

2016, June 15 - Had 14 follicles but only retrieved 3 eggs :(

2016, June 16 - only one egg fertilized. :(

2016, June 18 - embryo did not progress as expected. Plan is to wait to day 5. If the embryo progresses we will transfer the embryo. If it does not, we will transfer our two frozen blasts from our 2013 cycle.

2016, June 20 - embryo was not viable. Switched to FET, transferred 2 5-day blasts 2BC each

2016, June 27 - th_abfp.gif BFP 7dp5dt FRER HPT

2016, June 28 - BFP but bleeding has started


#7 Mrs.Loveday

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

I am at Mt.Sinai and also OHIP funded because of tubal issues. When you are OHIP funded, you are funded for 3 fresh IVF cycles done before you are 40. If you have frozen embryos after your fresh cycle, and have these transferred at any time, these transfers are not counted as one of your 3 funded tries. So in theory, you would have more chances. If you do a fresh cycle and no embryos are transferred, this is also not counted as one of your funded tries. I hope that helps. Good luck with your IVF! I'll be back in Toronto for my last try in May.

Me: 39 One tube and ovary removed, remaining tube blocked due to Omphalocele repairs at birth.
DH: 42 Low count, motility and morphology.
TTC: 8 years + 
 
First IVF with ICSI August 2012
Protocol: BCP-Gonal F 300-Orgalutran-HCG
10 eggs retrieved, 8 fertilized.
2 Blastocysts transferred at 5 days August 27/2012.
No embryos to freeze.
th_abfn.gif 
 
2nd IVF with ICSI December 2012
Protocol: Estrace Priming-Gonal F 300-Menopur-Orgalutran-Ovidrel
12 eggs retrieved, 11 fertilized.
2 Morulas transferred at 5 days December 16/2012.
No embryos to freeze.
1st Beta due December 25/2012.
th_abfn.gif
 
3rd and Final IVF with ICSI April/May 2013
Protocol: BCP-Gonal F 450-Luveris-Orgalutran-Ovidrel
April 6 - Start BCP
April 21 - U/S and last day of BCP
April 26 - Start Gonal F 450 and Luveris 75 iu at 9:00pm
April 30 - U/S and B/W Gonal F decreased to 400 - CD 7
May 1 - Start Orgalutran
May 2 - U/S and B/W at Mount Sinai - CD 9
May 4 - U/S and B/W at Mount Sinai - CD 11 Offered option to stim one more day for smaller follicles...accepted.
May 5 - U/S and B/W at Mount Sinai - CD 12 Triggering for ER
May 7 - ER - 6 Eggs Retrieved
May 8 - 2 Eggs Fertilized - Start Prometrium 2 suppositories 2x per day
May 9 - 5 Eggs Fertilized - 2 are 2 Cell (Original 2 Fertilized) - 2 are 4 Cells - 1 is 5 Cells
May 10 - Day 3 Transfer of one 6 cell and one 8 cell embryo.           
Happy to be going home with our embabies!
May 19 -   9dp3dt HPT th_abfn.gif Still early!
May 20 - 10dp3dt HPT th_abfn.gif Not counting myself out yet, but preparing for the worst. *Started spotting.

May 21 - 11dp3dt HPT th_abfn.gif Still spotting. Beta Day...official results tomorrow! Not holding my breath for a th_abfp.gif .

May 22 - Beta results in...th_abfn.gif. We are officially out. zjujfjf.gif

 

Moving on to Adoption! biggrin.png

Time to move on and continue with our journey to become parents.

 

December 2013 - First contact with CAS.

December 20, 2013 - Paperwork for interest in Adoption and Fostering with Concurrent Planning submitted to CAS.

January 14, 2014 - First PRIDE Session.

January 21, 2014 - Second PRIDE Session, requested to complete SAFE Homestudy ASAP.

February 10, 2014 - Received call from our Adoption worker to begin our SAFE Homestudy.

February 11, 2014 - Fifth PRIDE Session, received our SAFE Homestudy Package.

February 13, 2014 - Criminal Records Check submitted and Fingerprinting done.

February 18, 2014 - Sixth PRIDE Session and Medical Forms completed.

March 6, 2014 - Eighth PRIDE Session. Adoption Worker and Private Practitioner contacted in regards to SAFE Homestudy.

March 25, 2014 - Final PRIDE Session also First SAFE Homestudy appointment. Safety Checklist to be done.

March 28, 2014 - DH Homestudy Interview

April 1, 2014 - My Homestudy Interview

One more appointment to go and we are adopt ready. smile.png

We have been advised by our SW that there should be no reason why we would be declined to adopt.

April 4, 2014 - Last SAFE Homestudy Interview

Adoption Worker is recommending us for adoption.

Now we wait...

May 16, 2014 - Reviewed our Homestudy report. Final approval and sign off in two weeks. Then we will be on the active adoption and fostering list.

May 28, 2014 - Received letter of approval from CAS for Concurrent Resource Home and Adoption. th_acheerlead.gif  eusa_dance.gif 

 

 


#8 cher

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:24 PM

Hi mrs loveday,
I am being referred to mt sinai due to tubal blockage. So I will be funded. Did you have to pay for the drugs separately? Were you required to take the Pill prior ro ivf? Just wanted to get an idea of the protocol.

Any help would be great.
Thanks

#9 BeagleSmuggler

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:58 PM

I went to Mt. Sinai for a tubal blockage IVF. We did need to pay for drugs separately (and got totally screwed by our insurance company). I was on a fairly basic protocol, estrace (low dose pill) for a month prior then Gonal-F, Repronex was added after the first two doses and then Orgalutron to trigger, followed by progesterone. All told drug costs were close to $10k.

 

In our case totally worth it. We were successful on our first try and my son is currently trying to eat the lady bug off his play mat. 


Me 37 - complete tubal blockage

Him 40

TTC: 2 yrs

Adoption: Lapsed

1997 -Natural pregnancy, miscarriage at 10 weeks.

2012, Jan -Asked for a referral to OB/GYN, suspected fertility issues. TTC 6 mo.

2012, Jun -Told one tube blocked, borderlinePCOS, but otherwise good.2012, Jul -Successfully conceived using metphormin & clomid @ 100 mg. First try with clomid

2012, Sep -Missed abortion, followed by hemorrhage admitted to ER.

2012, Nov -Admitted to high risk fertility / reproductive clinic at Mt. Sinai.

2013, Jan -Confirmed both tubes are blocked, will need IVF. Eligible for 3 cycles.

2013, May- IVF 1st cycle, Gonal-F (300 IU), Repronex (150 IU), Orgalutran (250 mg)

2013, May 25- ER, 10 eggs, 8 fertilized

2013, May 28- Day 3 all 8 embryos going forward to blastocyst, scheduled for Day 5 transfer

2013, May 30 - Transferred 1 blastocyst 4BB grade. Have 3 more for freezing 2AB, 2BC, 2BC.

2013, June 6- Home Pregnancy Test = Positive (th_abfp.gif) - terrified of another miscarriage.

2013, June 7- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- First Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting....when do we get these results?

2013, June 9- HPT BFP

2013, June 9- Clinic calls says th_abfn.gif, tell them about HPTs, they re-check = oops th_abfp.gifBeta @ 112 9dp5dt

2013, June 10- HPT BFP - line is definitely darker then previously.2013, June 10- Second Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting

2013, June 11- Second Beta = 209 @11dp5dt

2013, June 25- Heartbeat @ 6 weeks 3 days is 127 bpm. Referred into Mt. Sinai OB.

2013, July 10- Heartbeat @ 8 weeks 4 days is 175 bpm. Referred to Dr. Okun at Mt. Sinai.

2013, August 6- 12 week, NT at 1.7 mm, Nasal bone present. Waiting for blood results.

2013, August 14- First OB appointment. Appointments now scheduled through December.

2013, December 9- Hanging in there. We're just over 30 weeks. Baby is so far healthy.

2014, February 11 -Healthy baby boy delivered at 00:43, 8 lbs 6 oz, 53 cm long. stork-baby.gif

Trying for Baby #2

2015, September 2- First FET using embryos from 2013 IVF cycle.

2015, September 10 -th_abfn.gif

2015, September 17 -Find out Ontario government is changing eligibility criteria for IVF funding. Opt to begin an IVF cycle instead of continuing with more FET.

2015, September 27- First blood and ultrasound, no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 1.

2015, October 1 - Still no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 5. Government announced changes to IVF funding beginning December 1, 2015.

2015, October 5- Still no dominant follicle, Next blood and ultrasound Oct 9.

2015, October 9- Blood work says I haven't ovulated, decided to skip the estrace and move me right into IVF.

2015, October 10- Assigned Day 3 Starting Puregon 300 IU and Repronex 75IU today. Next blood & ultrasound Oct 14

2015, October 14- Ultrasound showed a 1.8 follicile on my left ovary that might be a cyst. Also a 1.1 and on my right a 1.0. Added 250 IU Orgalutron to the medications, continuing with Repronex 75 IU and Puregon 300 IU.

2015, October 16- Left ovary follicles 2.5 (ignoring this one), 1.0, 0.8*3. Right Ovary 0.8 and several smaller ones. Continuing same medications. Next appointment October 18 (Sunday). Was contacted and asked to participate in a research study (EEVA) to better standardize grading of early embryos. Agreed.

2015, October 18- Several follicles, at least 4 are in the 1.0-1.3 range on the left ovary, at least 3 on the right ovary the same. Confirmed that they are looking for them to grow to at least 1.7. Next appt Tuesday October 20.

2015, October 20- I have 3 mature follicles on the left and 2 on the right. There are some smaller ones, but the doctor thought it was best to proceed with what I have rather than risk waiting on the slow growing ones and have them not produce.2015, October 21- Took the ovidril (trigger) shot. Egg retrieval on October 22 at 8:00 am.

2015, October 22 -Egg retrieval. 4 eggs.

2015, October 23 -Only 1 egg fertilized

2015, October 24- Another egg fertilized

2015, October 25 - transferred both embryos one was a 6-cell 2a and the other a 12-cell 1

2015, November 1- Negative home pregnancy test

2015, November 3-th_abfp.gif hCG at 33 (low) and bleeding.

2015, November 4- Heavy bleeding late November 4 and continued November 5



2016, January to March lots and lots of cycle monitoring. We determine that ultrasound and blood work do not show ovulation for me, despite having a regular cycle. Opt to change from an eastrace priming protocol to bcp protocol.

2016, June 3 - start Gonal F 300 iu, Repronex 75 iu

2016, June 7 - a few very small follicles. They found my right ovary again, yay!

2016, June 10 - Lots of follicles ranging from 0.9 to 1.2 Orgalutron is added to my protocol

2016, June 13 - Lots of follicles at least 7 on each ovary range from 1.3 to 2.0, discontinued stims trigger shot of ovadril at 11 pm

2016, June 15 - Had 14 follicles but only retrieved 3 eggs :(

2016, June 16 - only one egg fertilized. :(

2016, June 18 - embryo did not progress as expected. Plan is to wait to day 5. If the embryo progresses we will transfer the embryo. If it does not, we will transfer our two frozen blasts from our 2013 cycle.

2016, June 20 - embryo was not viable. Switched to FET, transferred 2 5-day blasts 2BC each

2016, June 27 - th_abfp.gif BFP 7dp5dt FRER HPT

2016, June 28 - BFP but bleeding has started


#10 Bahar38

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 12:28 PM

Hi everyone!

Do you know any other clinic beside Mt. Sinai that is OHIP funded for tubal blockage?

#11 BeagleSmuggler

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 04:24 PM

Mt. Sinai is the only OHIP funded option. FWIW we were successful there, we are going back now to try for baby #2 using FET.

Me 37 - complete tubal blockage

Him 40

TTC: 2 yrs

Adoption: Lapsed

1997 -Natural pregnancy, miscarriage at 10 weeks.

2012, Jan -Asked for a referral to OB/GYN, suspected fertility issues. TTC 6 mo.

2012, Jun -Told one tube blocked, borderlinePCOS, but otherwise good.2012, Jul -Successfully conceived using metphormin & clomid @ 100 mg. First try with clomid

2012, Sep -Missed abortion, followed by hemorrhage admitted to ER.

2012, Nov -Admitted to high risk fertility / reproductive clinic at Mt. Sinai.

2013, Jan -Confirmed both tubes are blocked, will need IVF. Eligible for 3 cycles.

2013, May- IVF 1st cycle, Gonal-F (300 IU), Repronex (150 IU), Orgalutran (250 mg)

2013, May 25- ER, 10 eggs, 8 fertilized

2013, May 28- Day 3 all 8 embryos going forward to blastocyst, scheduled for Day 5 transfer

2013, May 30 - Transferred 1 blastocyst 4BB grade. Have 3 more for freezing 2AB, 2BC, 2BC.

2013, June 6- Home Pregnancy Test = Positive (th_abfp.gif) - terrified of another miscarriage.

2013, June 7- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- First Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting....when do we get these results?

2013, June 9- HPT BFP

2013, June 9- Clinic calls says th_abfn.gif, tell them about HPTs, they re-check = oops th_abfp.gifBeta @ 112 9dp5dt

2013, June 10- HPT BFP - line is definitely darker then previously.2013, June 10- Second Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting

2013, June 11- Second Beta = 209 @11dp5dt

2013, June 25- Heartbeat @ 6 weeks 3 days is 127 bpm. Referred into Mt. Sinai OB.

2013, July 10- Heartbeat @ 8 weeks 4 days is 175 bpm. Referred to Dr. Okun at Mt. Sinai.

2013, August 6- 12 week, NT at 1.7 mm, Nasal bone present. Waiting for blood results.

2013, August 14- First OB appointment. Appointments now scheduled through December.

2013, December 9- Hanging in there. We're just over 30 weeks. Baby is so far healthy.

2014, February 11 -Healthy baby boy delivered at 00:43, 8 lbs 6 oz, 53 cm long. stork-baby.gif

Trying for Baby #2

2015, September 2- First FET using embryos from 2013 IVF cycle.

2015, September 10 -th_abfn.gif

2015, September 17 -Find out Ontario government is changing eligibility criteria for IVF funding. Opt to begin an IVF cycle instead of continuing with more FET.

2015, September 27- First blood and ultrasound, no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 1.

2015, October 1 - Still no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 5. Government announced changes to IVF funding beginning December 1, 2015.

2015, October 5- Still no dominant follicle, Next blood and ultrasound Oct 9.

2015, October 9- Blood work says I haven't ovulated, decided to skip the estrace and move me right into IVF.

2015, October 10- Assigned Day 3 Starting Puregon 300 IU and Repronex 75IU today. Next blood & ultrasound Oct 14

2015, October 14- Ultrasound showed a 1.8 follicile on my left ovary that might be a cyst. Also a 1.1 and on my right a 1.0. Added 250 IU Orgalutron to the medications, continuing with Repronex 75 IU and Puregon 300 IU.

2015, October 16- Left ovary follicles 2.5 (ignoring this one), 1.0, 0.8*3. Right Ovary 0.8 and several smaller ones. Continuing same medications. Next appointment October 18 (Sunday). Was contacted and asked to participate in a research study (EEVA) to better standardize grading of early embryos. Agreed.

2015, October 18- Several follicles, at least 4 are in the 1.0-1.3 range on the left ovary, at least 3 on the right ovary the same. Confirmed that they are looking for them to grow to at least 1.7. Next appt Tuesday October 20.

2015, October 20- I have 3 mature follicles on the left and 2 on the right. There are some smaller ones, but the doctor thought it was best to proceed with what I have rather than risk waiting on the slow growing ones and have them not produce.2015, October 21- Took the ovidril (trigger) shot. Egg retrieval on October 22 at 8:00 am.

2015, October 22 -Egg retrieval. 4 eggs.

2015, October 23 -Only 1 egg fertilized

2015, October 24- Another egg fertilized

2015, October 25 - transferred both embryos one was a 6-cell 2a and the other a 12-cell 1

2015, November 1- Negative home pregnancy test

2015, November 3-th_abfp.gif hCG at 33 (low) and bleeding.

2015, November 4- Heavy bleeding late November 4 and continued November 5



2016, January to March lots and lots of cycle monitoring. We determine that ultrasound and blood work do not show ovulation for me, despite having a regular cycle. Opt to change from an eastrace priming protocol to bcp protocol.

2016, June 3 - start Gonal F 300 iu, Repronex 75 iu

2016, June 7 - a few very small follicles. They found my right ovary again, yay!

2016, June 10 - Lots of follicles ranging from 0.9 to 1.2 Orgalutron is added to my protocol

2016, June 13 - Lots of follicles at least 7 on each ovary range from 1.3 to 2.0, discontinued stims trigger shot of ovadril at 11 pm

2016, June 15 - Had 14 follicles but only retrieved 3 eggs :(

2016, June 16 - only one egg fertilized. :(

2016, June 18 - embryo did not progress as expected. Plan is to wait to day 5. If the embryo progresses we will transfer the embryo. If it does not, we will transfer our two frozen blasts from our 2013 cycle.

2016, June 20 - embryo was not viable. Switched to FET, transferred 2 5-day blasts 2BC each

2016, June 27 - th_abfp.gif BFP 7dp5dt FRER HPT

2016, June 28 - BFP but bleeding has started


#12 WishinNhopin

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 08:05 AM

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#13 WishinNhopin

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 08:05 AM

Does anyone know if you can directly talk to someone at the clinic? I will be meeting with my dr. For my next steps after finding out I'm 100% blocked in both tubes. I want to do my research before my appt on Friday. Are there other requirements to be approved for the ohip funding? Do you have to go through the laproscopy first before they will? I'm just curious.
Thanks.

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 09:54 AM

You can leave a message on their main phone line and a nurse will call you back withing 24hrs. They know the process and can answer your questions.


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Me:40 DH:41
TTC since 2003
Male Factor - Arimidex, but limited impact, therefore fast track to IVF/ICSI
IVF #1, May 2011 - Long Protocol
April 17 - start BCP (Marvelon)
May 3 - start Suprefact
May 13 - start Puregon
May 23 - HCG
May 25 - ER!!!!!!!! 16 eggs retrieved - all ICSI
May 26 - 14 eggs injected - 13 embrios (grow embies grow!)
May 30 - ET - 1 blast and 1 embryo transfered ... saw a taddpole wiggling on u/s!
June 1 - 2 blasts frozen (grade 4BB and 3BC)
June 05 - brown spotting
June 06 - bright red bleed
June 08 - Scheduled beta - BFN - sad.png
 
FET #1, July 2011
July 11 - Cycle day 1 - Started Estrace and Baby Aspirin
July 21 - u/s to check lining
July 27 - ET of 2 blasts
Aug 5 - BFP ... beta 164
Aug 8 - beta 429
1st u/s - Sept 1 - singleton - h/b 160n/t scan - Sept 30
1st OB appt - Oct 5a/s - Nov 23 - it's a BOY!!EDD - April 14, 2012
Karl Frederick was born on April 1st at 4:32 pm weighing 8 lbs 14 oz.

TTC #2 ... hope this works!
 
IVF #2 - Sept 2014 
Long Protocol - Suprefact, Gonal F 300
23 eggs retrieved, 14 fertilized, 1 3AB transferred, 1 3BC frozen
Oct 14 - brown spotting
Oct 15 - bright red bleed ... this is looking like my other fresh cycle!!
Oct 20 - BFP ... beta 67 ... OMG!!
Oct 23 - beta 182
Oct 27 - beta 1320
Nov 14 - HB around 72 and measuring at 6wk3dys, rather than 7wks4dys ... will probably m/c
Dec 2 - no HB and measuring 7wk4dys, miscarried the next day sad.png
 
FET #2, May 2015
Transferred 3BC ... BFN sad.png

IVF #3 - July/Aug 2015

Long Protocol - Suprefact, Gonal F 350

July 27 - start BCP

Aug 5 - start Suprefact

Aug 14 - start Gonal F

Aug 25 - retrieval of 16 oocytes

Aug 26 - 15 ICSIed, 8 fertilized

Aug 30 - 3 frosties (4AB, 2AC, 3AC) - freeze all cycle by choice

 
FET #3, Sept 2015

Transferred 4AB ... BFN ... sad.png devastated.

 

FET #4, Oct 2015

Transferred 2AC and 3AC ... very low BFP (7) ... second beta 0

 

IVF #4 - May 2016

Long Protocol - Suprefact, Gonal F 350, Luveris

May 11 - retrieval of 17 oocytes, 12 ICSId, 12fertilized

May 17 - nothing to transfer or freeze sad.png

 

Time for 2nd opinions


#15 BeagleSmuggler

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 07:09 PM

The downside to Mt. Sinai is they are an insanely busy clinic and there is no way to just call and speak to a real person. You need to leave a message. While they will get back to you usually within 24 hours they won't likely answer the questions you have on the phone.

They will need to put you through the hystosalipogram to verify a complete bi-lateral blockage. This is a diagnostic test and is not laparoscopic surgery.

If you have a complete bilateral blockage congratulations you just won the golden ticket to funded IVF (note: meds are not funded by OHIP and they will run you at least $10k and most work-related plans cap IVF meds at a lifetime maximum of $1-$5k)

If you do have a complete blockage make peace with Mt. Sinai's bureaucracy. They are the only funded IVF clinic in Ontario.

On the up side my interactions with doctors, nurses and all clinic staff has been overwhelmingly positive.

Me 37 - complete tubal blockage

Him 40

TTC: 2 yrs

Adoption: Lapsed

1997 -Natural pregnancy, miscarriage at 10 weeks.

2012, Jan -Asked for a referral to OB/GYN, suspected fertility issues. TTC 6 mo.

2012, Jun -Told one tube blocked, borderlinePCOS, but otherwise good.2012, Jul -Successfully conceived using metphormin & clomid @ 100 mg. First try with clomid

2012, Sep -Missed abortion, followed by hemorrhage admitted to ER.

2012, Nov -Admitted to high risk fertility / reproductive clinic at Mt. Sinai.

2013, Jan -Confirmed both tubes are blocked, will need IVF. Eligible for 3 cycles.

2013, May- IVF 1st cycle, Gonal-F (300 IU), Repronex (150 IU), Orgalutran (250 mg)

2013, May 25- ER, 10 eggs, 8 fertilized

2013, May 28- Day 3 all 8 embryos going forward to blastocyst, scheduled for Day 5 transfer

2013, May 30 - Transferred 1 blastocyst 4BB grade. Have 3 more for freezing 2AB, 2BC, 2BC.

2013, June 6- Home Pregnancy Test = Positive (th_abfp.gif) - terrified of another miscarriage.

2013, June 7- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- First Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting....when do we get these results?

2013, June 9- HPT BFP

2013, June 9- Clinic calls says th_abfn.gif, tell them about HPTs, they re-check = oops th_abfp.gifBeta @ 112 9dp5dt

2013, June 10- HPT BFP - line is definitely darker then previously.2013, June 10- Second Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting

2013, June 11- Second Beta = 209 @11dp5dt

2013, June 25- Heartbeat @ 6 weeks 3 days is 127 bpm. Referred into Mt. Sinai OB.

2013, July 10- Heartbeat @ 8 weeks 4 days is 175 bpm. Referred to Dr. Okun at Mt. Sinai.

2013, August 6- 12 week, NT at 1.7 mm, Nasal bone present. Waiting for blood results.

2013, August 14- First OB appointment. Appointments now scheduled through December.

2013, December 9- Hanging in there. We're just over 30 weeks. Baby is so far healthy.

2014, February 11 -Healthy baby boy delivered at 00:43, 8 lbs 6 oz, 53 cm long. stork-baby.gif

Trying for Baby #2

2015, September 2- First FET using embryos from 2013 IVF cycle.

2015, September 10 -th_abfn.gif

2015, September 17 -Find out Ontario government is changing eligibility criteria for IVF funding. Opt to begin an IVF cycle instead of continuing with more FET.

2015, September 27- First blood and ultrasound, no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 1.

2015, October 1 - Still no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 5. Government announced changes to IVF funding beginning December 1, 2015.

2015, October 5- Still no dominant follicle, Next blood and ultrasound Oct 9.

2015, October 9- Blood work says I haven't ovulated, decided to skip the estrace and move me right into IVF.

2015, October 10- Assigned Day 3 Starting Puregon 300 IU and Repronex 75IU today. Next blood & ultrasound Oct 14

2015, October 14- Ultrasound showed a 1.8 follicile on my left ovary that might be a cyst. Also a 1.1 and on my right a 1.0. Added 250 IU Orgalutron to the medications, continuing with Repronex 75 IU and Puregon 300 IU.

2015, October 16- Left ovary follicles 2.5 (ignoring this one), 1.0, 0.8*3. Right Ovary 0.8 and several smaller ones. Continuing same medications. Next appointment October 18 (Sunday). Was contacted and asked to participate in a research study (EEVA) to better standardize grading of early embryos. Agreed.

2015, October 18- Several follicles, at least 4 are in the 1.0-1.3 range on the left ovary, at least 3 on the right ovary the same. Confirmed that they are looking for them to grow to at least 1.7. Next appt Tuesday October 20.

2015, October 20- I have 3 mature follicles on the left and 2 on the right. There are some smaller ones, but the doctor thought it was best to proceed with what I have rather than risk waiting on the slow growing ones and have them not produce.2015, October 21- Took the ovidril (trigger) shot. Egg retrieval on October 22 at 8:00 am.

2015, October 22 -Egg retrieval. 4 eggs.

2015, October 23 -Only 1 egg fertilized

2015, October 24- Another egg fertilized

2015, October 25 - transferred both embryos one was a 6-cell 2a and the other a 12-cell 1

2015, November 1- Negative home pregnancy test

2015, November 3-th_abfp.gif hCG at 33 (low) and bleeding.

2015, November 4- Heavy bleeding late November 4 and continued November 5



2016, January to March lots and lots of cycle monitoring. We determine that ultrasound and blood work do not show ovulation for me, despite having a regular cycle. Opt to change from an eastrace priming protocol to bcp protocol.

2016, June 3 - start Gonal F 300 iu, Repronex 75 iu

2016, June 7 - a few very small follicles. They found my right ovary again, yay!

2016, June 10 - Lots of follicles ranging from 0.9 to 1.2 Orgalutron is added to my protocol

2016, June 13 - Lots of follicles at least 7 on each ovary range from 1.3 to 2.0, discontinued stims trigger shot of ovadril at 11 pm

2016, June 15 - Had 14 follicles but only retrieved 3 eggs :(

2016, June 16 - only one egg fertilized. :(

2016, June 18 - embryo did not progress as expected. Plan is to wait to day 5. If the embryo progresses we will transfer the embryo. If it does not, we will transfer our two frozen blasts from our 2013 cycle.

2016, June 20 - embryo was not viable. Switched to FET, transferred 2 5-day blasts 2BC each

2016, June 27 - th_abfp.gif BFP 7dp5dt FRER HPT

2016, June 28 - BFP but bleeding has started


#16 BeagleSmuggler

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 07:11 PM

Just to be really clear if you do have a complete bi-lateral blockage you do not need to do any laparoscopic surgeries before you are eligible for funded IVF.

Me 37 - complete tubal blockage

Him 40

TTC: 2 yrs

Adoption: Lapsed

1997 -Natural pregnancy, miscarriage at 10 weeks.

2012, Jan -Asked for a referral to OB/GYN, suspected fertility issues. TTC 6 mo.

2012, Jun -Told one tube blocked, borderlinePCOS, but otherwise good.2012, Jul -Successfully conceived using metphormin & clomid @ 100 mg. First try with clomid

2012, Sep -Missed abortion, followed by hemorrhage admitted to ER.

2012, Nov -Admitted to high risk fertility / reproductive clinic at Mt. Sinai.

2013, Jan -Confirmed both tubes are blocked, will need IVF. Eligible for 3 cycles.

2013, May- IVF 1st cycle, Gonal-F (300 IU), Repronex (150 IU), Orgalutran (250 mg)

2013, May 25- ER, 10 eggs, 8 fertilized

2013, May 28- Day 3 all 8 embryos going forward to blastocyst, scheduled for Day 5 transfer

2013, May 30 - Transferred 1 blastocyst 4BB grade. Have 3 more for freezing 2AB, 2BC, 2BC.

2013, June 6- Home Pregnancy Test = Positive (th_abfp.gif) - terrified of another miscarriage.

2013, June 7- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- First Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting....when do we get these results?

2013, June 9- HPT BFP

2013, June 9- Clinic calls says th_abfn.gif, tell them about HPTs, they re-check = oops th_abfp.gifBeta @ 112 9dp5dt

2013, June 10- HPT BFP - line is definitely darker then previously.2013, June 10- Second Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting

2013, June 11- Second Beta = 209 @11dp5dt

2013, June 25- Heartbeat @ 6 weeks 3 days is 127 bpm. Referred into Mt. Sinai OB.

2013, July 10- Heartbeat @ 8 weeks 4 days is 175 bpm. Referred to Dr. Okun at Mt. Sinai.

2013, August 6- 12 week, NT at 1.7 mm, Nasal bone present. Waiting for blood results.

2013, August 14- First OB appointment. Appointments now scheduled through December.

2013, December 9- Hanging in there. We're just over 30 weeks. Baby is so far healthy.

2014, February 11 -Healthy baby boy delivered at 00:43, 8 lbs 6 oz, 53 cm long. stork-baby.gif

Trying for Baby #2

2015, September 2- First FET using embryos from 2013 IVF cycle.

2015, September 10 -th_abfn.gif

2015, September 17 -Find out Ontario government is changing eligibility criteria for IVF funding. Opt to begin an IVF cycle instead of continuing with more FET.

2015, September 27- First blood and ultrasound, no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 1.

2015, October 1 - Still no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 5. Government announced changes to IVF funding beginning December 1, 2015.

2015, October 5- Still no dominant follicle, Next blood and ultrasound Oct 9.

2015, October 9- Blood work says I haven't ovulated, decided to skip the estrace and move me right into IVF.

2015, October 10- Assigned Day 3 Starting Puregon 300 IU and Repronex 75IU today. Next blood & ultrasound Oct 14

2015, October 14- Ultrasound showed a 1.8 follicile on my left ovary that might be a cyst. Also a 1.1 and on my right a 1.0. Added 250 IU Orgalutron to the medications, continuing with Repronex 75 IU and Puregon 300 IU.

2015, October 16- Left ovary follicles 2.5 (ignoring this one), 1.0, 0.8*3. Right Ovary 0.8 and several smaller ones. Continuing same medications. Next appointment October 18 (Sunday). Was contacted and asked to participate in a research study (EEVA) to better standardize grading of early embryos. Agreed.

2015, October 18- Several follicles, at least 4 are in the 1.0-1.3 range on the left ovary, at least 3 on the right ovary the same. Confirmed that they are looking for them to grow to at least 1.7. Next appt Tuesday October 20.

2015, October 20- I have 3 mature follicles on the left and 2 on the right. There are some smaller ones, but the doctor thought it was best to proceed with what I have rather than risk waiting on the slow growing ones and have them not produce.2015, October 21- Took the ovidril (trigger) shot. Egg retrieval on October 22 at 8:00 am.

2015, October 22 -Egg retrieval. 4 eggs.

2015, October 23 -Only 1 egg fertilized

2015, October 24- Another egg fertilized

2015, October 25 - transferred both embryos one was a 6-cell 2a and the other a 12-cell 1

2015, November 1- Negative home pregnancy test

2015, November 3-th_abfp.gif hCG at 33 (low) and bleeding.

2015, November 4- Heavy bleeding late November 4 and continued November 5



2016, January to March lots and lots of cycle monitoring. We determine that ultrasound and blood work do not show ovulation for me, despite having a regular cycle. Opt to change from an eastrace priming protocol to bcp protocol.

2016, June 3 - start Gonal F 300 iu, Repronex 75 iu

2016, June 7 - a few very small follicles. They found my right ovary again, yay!

2016, June 10 - Lots of follicles ranging from 0.9 to 1.2 Orgalutron is added to my protocol

2016, June 13 - Lots of follicles at least 7 on each ovary range from 1.3 to 2.0, discontinued stims trigger shot of ovadril at 11 pm

2016, June 15 - Had 14 follicles but only retrieved 3 eggs :(

2016, June 16 - only one egg fertilized. :(

2016, June 18 - embryo did not progress as expected. Plan is to wait to day 5. If the embryo progresses we will transfer the embryo. If it does not, we will transfer our two frozen blasts from our 2013 cycle.

2016, June 20 - embryo was not viable. Switched to FET, transferred 2 5-day blasts 2BC each

2016, June 27 - th_abfp.gif BFP 7dp5dt FRER HPT

2016, June 28 - BFP but bleeding has started


#17 WishinNhopin

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:39 AM

Thank you ladies. I was concerned that I would. My only problem I have is my obgyn won't write bilateral blockage on my referal because without performing a laproscopy he can't prove that it wasn't me just spasming? Or whatever the case may be. Ive Been off the pill for 3.5 years. .all blood work. .sperm urine have come back normal. I have never been pregnant. I hope what he wrote was good enough for ohip coverage because I do not want to go through another hsg. I'm already frustrated with how things went yesterday at my appt.

#18 testrun

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:33 PM

Mt Sinai is not the only clinic in Ontario that is OHIP funded for bilateral tubal blockage.  The Fertility Clinic at LHSC in London is an option as well.  It is also a hospital based program and any woman with completely blocked tubes can get OHIP funding for three cycles there.



#19 BeagleSmuggler

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 12:16 AM

Glad to know there is another OHIP funded clinic in Ontario! I always felt terrible for families that were having to travel and spend money on hotels on top of paying for IVF. Even if they "only" had to pay for meds.

Walt, you will likely need to do another HSG. If your OB has not formally diagnosed you as complete bilateral blockage them the fertility clinic will need to re-run the HSG test to make the diagnosis.

Good news: the test is OHIP covered.
Bad news: OHIP won't find your IVF (yet) unless you have a documented diagnosis of complete bilateral blockage.

Me 37 - complete tubal blockage

Him 40

TTC: 2 yrs

Adoption: Lapsed

1997 -Natural pregnancy, miscarriage at 10 weeks.

2012, Jan -Asked for a referral to OB/GYN, suspected fertility issues. TTC 6 mo.

2012, Jun -Told one tube blocked, borderlinePCOS, but otherwise good.2012, Jul -Successfully conceived using metphormin & clomid @ 100 mg. First try with clomid

2012, Sep -Missed abortion, followed by hemorrhage admitted to ER.

2012, Nov -Admitted to high risk fertility / reproductive clinic at Mt. Sinai.

2013, Jan -Confirmed both tubes are blocked, will need IVF. Eligible for 3 cycles.

2013, May- IVF 1st cycle, Gonal-F (300 IU), Repronex (150 IU), Orgalutran (250 mg)

2013, May 25- ER, 10 eggs, 8 fertilized

2013, May 28- Day 3 all 8 embryos going forward to blastocyst, scheduled for Day 5 transfer

2013, May 30 - Transferred 1 blastocyst 4BB grade. Have 3 more for freezing 2AB, 2BC, 2BC.

2013, June 6- Home Pregnancy Test = Positive (th_abfp.gif) - terrified of another miscarriage.

2013, June 7- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- First Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting....when do we get these results?

2013, June 9- HPT BFP

2013, June 9- Clinic calls says th_abfn.gif, tell them about HPTs, they re-check = oops th_abfp.gifBeta @ 112 9dp5dt

2013, June 10- HPT BFP - line is definitely darker then previously.2013, June 10- Second Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting

2013, June 11- Second Beta = 209 @11dp5dt

2013, June 25- Heartbeat @ 6 weeks 3 days is 127 bpm. Referred into Mt. Sinai OB.

2013, July 10- Heartbeat @ 8 weeks 4 days is 175 bpm. Referred to Dr. Okun at Mt. Sinai.

2013, August 6- 12 week, NT at 1.7 mm, Nasal bone present. Waiting for blood results.

2013, August 14- First OB appointment. Appointments now scheduled through December.

2013, December 9- Hanging in there. We're just over 30 weeks. Baby is so far healthy.

2014, February 11 -Healthy baby boy delivered at 00:43, 8 lbs 6 oz, 53 cm long. stork-baby.gif

Trying for Baby #2

2015, September 2- First FET using embryos from 2013 IVF cycle.

2015, September 10 -th_abfn.gif

2015, September 17 -Find out Ontario government is changing eligibility criteria for IVF funding. Opt to begin an IVF cycle instead of continuing with more FET.

2015, September 27- First blood and ultrasound, no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 1.

2015, October 1 - Still no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 5. Government announced changes to IVF funding beginning December 1, 2015.

2015, October 5- Still no dominant follicle, Next blood and ultrasound Oct 9.

2015, October 9- Blood work says I haven't ovulated, decided to skip the estrace and move me right into IVF.

2015, October 10- Assigned Day 3 Starting Puregon 300 IU and Repronex 75IU today. Next blood & ultrasound Oct 14

2015, October 14- Ultrasound showed a 1.8 follicile on my left ovary that might be a cyst. Also a 1.1 and on my right a 1.0. Added 250 IU Orgalutron to the medications, continuing with Repronex 75 IU and Puregon 300 IU.

2015, October 16- Left ovary follicles 2.5 (ignoring this one), 1.0, 0.8*3. Right Ovary 0.8 and several smaller ones. Continuing same medications. Next appointment October 18 (Sunday). Was contacted and asked to participate in a research study (EEVA) to better standardize grading of early embryos. Agreed.

2015, October 18- Several follicles, at least 4 are in the 1.0-1.3 range on the left ovary, at least 3 on the right ovary the same. Confirmed that they are looking for them to grow to at least 1.7. Next appt Tuesday October 20.

2015, October 20- I have 3 mature follicles on the left and 2 on the right. There are some smaller ones, but the doctor thought it was best to proceed with what I have rather than risk waiting on the slow growing ones and have them not produce.2015, October 21- Took the ovidril (trigger) shot. Egg retrieval on October 22 at 8:00 am.

2015, October 22 -Egg retrieval. 4 eggs.

2015, October 23 -Only 1 egg fertilized

2015, October 24- Another egg fertilized

2015, October 25 - transferred both embryos one was a 6-cell 2a and the other a 12-cell 1

2015, November 1- Negative home pregnancy test

2015, November 3-th_abfp.gif hCG at 33 (low) and bleeding.

2015, November 4- Heavy bleeding late November 4 and continued November 5



2016, January to March lots and lots of cycle monitoring. We determine that ultrasound and blood work do not show ovulation for me, despite having a regular cycle. Opt to change from an eastrace priming protocol to bcp protocol.

2016, June 3 - start Gonal F 300 iu, Repronex 75 iu

2016, June 7 - a few very small follicles. They found my right ovary again, yay!

2016, June 10 - Lots of follicles ranging from 0.9 to 1.2 Orgalutron is added to my protocol

2016, June 13 - Lots of follicles at least 7 on each ovary range from 1.3 to 2.0, discontinued stims trigger shot of ovadril at 11 pm

2016, June 15 - Had 14 follicles but only retrieved 3 eggs :(

2016, June 16 - only one egg fertilized. :(

2016, June 18 - embryo did not progress as expected. Plan is to wait to day 5. If the embryo progresses we will transfer the embryo. If it does not, we will transfer our two frozen blasts from our 2013 cycle.

2016, June 20 - embryo was not viable. Switched to FET, transferred 2 5-day blasts 2BC each

2016, June 27 - th_abfp.gif BFP 7dp5dt FRER HPT

2016, June 28 - BFP but bleeding has started


#20 BeagleSmuggler

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 12:23 AM

Further good news: you don't need to have the diagnosis of bilateral blockage for the fertility clinic to accept your referral.

As an aside even if your OBGYN had written bilateral blockage diagnosis on your referral the fertility clinic would be obligated to confirm the diagnosis by doing another HSG. So you would have ended up doing two of those awful tests anyways.

Me 37 - complete tubal blockage

Him 40

TTC: 2 yrs

Adoption: Lapsed

1997 -Natural pregnancy, miscarriage at 10 weeks.

2012, Jan -Asked for a referral to OB/GYN, suspected fertility issues. TTC 6 mo.

2012, Jun -Told one tube blocked, borderlinePCOS, but otherwise good.2012, Jul -Successfully conceived using metphormin & clomid @ 100 mg. First try with clomid

2012, Sep -Missed abortion, followed by hemorrhage admitted to ER.

2012, Nov -Admitted to high risk fertility / reproductive clinic at Mt. Sinai.

2013, Jan -Confirmed both tubes are blocked, will need IVF. Eligible for 3 cycles.

2013, May- IVF 1st cycle, Gonal-F (300 IU), Repronex (150 IU), Orgalutran (250 mg)

2013, May 25- ER, 10 eggs, 8 fertilized

2013, May 28- Day 3 all 8 embryos going forward to blastocyst, scheduled for Day 5 transfer

2013, May 30 - Transferred 1 blastocyst 4BB grade. Have 3 more for freezing 2AB, 2BC, 2BC.

2013, June 6- Home Pregnancy Test = Positive (th_abfp.gif) - terrified of another miscarriage.

2013, June 7- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- HPT BFP

2013, June 8- First Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting....when do we get these results?

2013, June 9- HPT BFP

2013, June 9- Clinic calls says th_abfn.gif, tell them about HPTs, they re-check = oops th_abfp.gifBeta @ 112 9dp5dt

2013, June 10- HPT BFP - line is definitely darker then previously.2013, June 10- Second Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting

2013, June 11- Second Beta = 209 @11dp5dt

2013, June 25- Heartbeat @ 6 weeks 3 days is 127 bpm. Referred into Mt. Sinai OB.

2013, July 10- Heartbeat @ 8 weeks 4 days is 175 bpm. Referred to Dr. Okun at Mt. Sinai.

2013, August 6- 12 week, NT at 1.7 mm, Nasal bone present. Waiting for blood results.

2013, August 14- First OB appointment. Appointments now scheduled through December.

2013, December 9- Hanging in there. We're just over 30 weeks. Baby is so far healthy.

2014, February 11 -Healthy baby boy delivered at 00:43, 8 lbs 6 oz, 53 cm long. stork-baby.gif

Trying for Baby #2

2015, September 2- First FET using embryos from 2013 IVF cycle.

2015, September 10 -th_abfn.gif

2015, September 17 -Find out Ontario government is changing eligibility criteria for IVF funding. Opt to begin an IVF cycle instead of continuing with more FET.

2015, September 27- First blood and ultrasound, no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 1.

2015, October 1 - Still no dominant follicle. Next blood and ultrasound Oct 5. Government announced changes to IVF funding beginning December 1, 2015.

2015, October 5- Still no dominant follicle, Next blood and ultrasound Oct 9.

2015, October 9- Blood work says I haven't ovulated, decided to skip the estrace and move me right into IVF.

2015, October 10- Assigned Day 3 Starting Puregon 300 IU and Repronex 75IU today. Next blood & ultrasound Oct 14

2015, October 14- Ultrasound showed a 1.8 follicile on my left ovary that might be a cyst. Also a 1.1 and on my right a 1.0. Added 250 IU Orgalutron to the medications, continuing with Repronex 75 IU and Puregon 300 IU.

2015, October 16- Left ovary follicles 2.5 (ignoring this one), 1.0, 0.8*3. Right Ovary 0.8 and several smaller ones. Continuing same medications. Next appointment October 18 (Sunday). Was contacted and asked to participate in a research study (EEVA) to better standardize grading of early embryos. Agreed.

2015, October 18- Several follicles, at least 4 are in the 1.0-1.3 range on the left ovary, at least 3 on the right ovary the same. Confirmed that they are looking for them to grow to at least 1.7. Next appt Tuesday October 20.

2015, October 20- I have 3 mature follicles on the left and 2 on the right. There are some smaller ones, but the doctor thought it was best to proceed with what I have rather than risk waiting on the slow growing ones and have them not produce.2015, October 21- Took the ovidril (trigger) shot. Egg retrieval on October 22 at 8:00 am.

2015, October 22 -Egg retrieval. 4 eggs.

2015, October 23 -Only 1 egg fertilized

2015, October 24- Another egg fertilized

2015, October 25 - transferred both embryos one was a 6-cell 2a and the other a 12-cell 1

2015, November 1- Negative home pregnancy test

2015, November 3-th_abfp.gif hCG at 33 (low) and bleeding.

2015, November 4- Heavy bleeding late November 4 and continued November 5



2016, January to March lots and lots of cycle monitoring. We determine that ultrasound and blood work do not show ovulation for me, despite having a regular cycle. Opt to change from an eastrace priming protocol to bcp protocol.

2016, June 3 - start Gonal F 300 iu, Repronex 75 iu

2016, June 7 - a few very small follicles. They found my right ovary again, yay!

2016, June 10 - Lots of follicles ranging from 0.9 to 1.2 Orgalutron is added to my protocol

2016, June 13 - Lots of follicles at least 7 on each ovary range from 1.3 to 2.0, discontinued stims trigger shot of ovadril at 11 pm

2016, June 15 - Had 14 follicles but only retrieved 3 eggs :(

2016, June 16 - only one egg fertilized. :(

2016, June 18 - embryo did not progress as expected. Plan is to wait to day 5. If the embryo progresses we will transfer the embryo. If it does not, we will transfer our two frozen blasts from our 2013 cycle.

2016, June 20 - embryo was not viable. Switched to FET, transferred 2 5-day blasts 2BC each

2016, June 27 - th_abfp.gif BFP 7dp5dt FRER HPT

2016, June 28 - BFP but bleeding has started


#21 WishinNhopin

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  • My Clinic:Mt. Sinai fertility Clinic

Posted 13 July 2015 - 09:57 PM

Thanks everyone. I received my call this morning to confirm a few things on my referal and should hear back about an apptvtime..The lady said they are booking into Sept. I also went onto their site and checked every drug possible prescribed and the din# and came to the conclusion that all drugs except puregon is covered (80% up to $4000 out of pocket...after that I'm 100% covered up to 100,000$ per year). Does anyone know roughly the going costs for ivf ? I dread having to go through another hsg 😕 it was agony.

#22 WishinNhopin

WishinNhopin
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  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Ontario
  • Dx:Tubal
  • My Clinic:Mt. Sinai fertility Clinic

Posted 13 July 2015 - 09:58 PM

Thanks again for the info everyone has been so helpful!