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#1 Veronica 81

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  • My Clinic:Barrie Fertility Clinic

Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:10 AM

Hello All,


My husband and I have been ttc for the past 6 years... We have tried 4 different doctors and no one has been able to help.  Finally with our latest doctor we have decided to go with IVF, and we are thinking about going to Procrea.  Can anyone tell  us anything about it?  What are the staff and doctors like?  How long does it take to get the process started? How long does it take to get appointments?  Sorry for all the questions but we have never done this before and I am excited, scared and anxious to get it started.




TTC - Since 2007

Jan 2008 - th_abfp.gif Chemical Pregnancy

May 2008 - Start seeing first fertility Dr.

July 2008 - Found out I had PCOS and Hostile Cervical Mucus

Started on 2000mg on Metformin and B12 vitamins

Dr. Tham recommended that we try NaPro Technology which is essentially checking your cervical mucus 

Sept 2008 - th_abfp.gif - Miscarried at 3 weeks

Dr. Tham didn't believe in IUI's or IVF - She was a very religious Dr.

Dec 2008 - Starting seeing Dr. Soliman at Newlife in Brampton

Feb 2009 - Starting on Femara and did first IUI which came back th_abfn.gif

Lost my job shortly after and had to put fertility treatments on hold

Nov - 2010 - Started seeing Dr. Liou (Gynecologist) who agreed that we couldn't get pregnant naturally and needed to go the IUI/IVF route - Couldn't help us any further.

Nov - 2011 - Started seeing Dr. Fullerton (Naturopath) We decided to try natural medicine We did that for close to a year and finally I had enough and needed a break.

April 2013 - Starting Seeing Dr. Browning 

May 2013 - Sono Hystergram - Discovered Polyp

June 2013 - Saw Dr. Browning and decided that IVF is our only option

August 2013- Saw Dr. Belej-Rak ( and she is fantastic)

September 2013 - Hysteroscopy

November 2013 - First Round of IVF!!! So anxious and excited at the same time!


IVF #1

Nov 4/13 - Period started

Nov 5-8 - Gonal F 200U

Nov 9-10 - Gonal F 175

Nov 11-12 Gonal F 300 and Cetritide 

Nov 13-  Gonal F 300 and Cetritide

Nov 14 Gonal F 375 and HCG 10,000

No 16 - Retrieval - High Sodium diet to prevent OHSS

8 eggs retrieved - We have 1 viable egg out of the 8

Transfer scheduled for Nov. 19th - We had one Grade A egg transferred!

Pregnancy Test Scheduled for December 3rd.



#2 LKT1975

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  • Location:Richmond Hill, ON
  • Dx:Unexplained
  • My Clinic:Markham Fertility Centre

Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:06 AM

Hi Veronica,

Sorry for the late reply...after my last failed IVF, I took a break from all groups.

I've been with ProCrea for about a year now. It didn't take very long to get an appointment with Dr Belej-Rak but they are busier now. The nurses, especially Michelle and Nicole, are great. The clinic itself is very nice...and calming.

If you have any other questions, feel free to message me directly.

Good luck!

#3 Northern Ontarian

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  • Dx:Endometriosis
  • My Clinic:LifeQuest

Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:36 AM

Hi ladies,
Just wondering if you had to wait 3 cycles between ivf cycles.

Me: 29, PCOS, Severe Endometriosis, Thyroid Issues
Husband: 33, no issues

TTC since August 2011
6 rounds of Clomid = all BFNs

3 IUIs + 1 cancelled cycle = all BFN

2 surgeries for treatment of endometriosis

IVF #1 @ ProCrea = BFN (Terrible experience at this clinic)

IVF #2 @ LifeQuest - May 2014: transfer cancelled due to OHSS, 5 embryos frozen, only 1 viable embryo left after PGS

FET #1 @ LifeQuest - July 2014 = BFN

IVF #3 @ LifeQuest - hoping for early 2015...





#4 ilovemydogs

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:12 AM

I had to wait 3 between ivf and fet.
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