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#1 Patiently Waiting

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 10:35 AM

Hi All,

 

 Me again with ANOTHER question...   You all are so helpful and informative!  I had my initial consultation at  Conceptia yesterday but one thing I forgot to ask was if it is possible to do a IVF cycle without the hormones? I have read on these forums that some have done it and have success but am not sure if Conceptia offers a  natural IVF cycle or not? Or if it is their policy to do hormone induced cycle.  Has anyone inquired about this?

 

 

Thanks


Me: 29 ( no children) DH: 36 ( 2 children, aged 10 and 12)

DX: Male Factor

Clinic: Conceptia

March 2014: Vasectomy reversal

September 2015: Vasectomy reversal deemed unsuccessful after many SA. No sperm present at all.

January 2015: Referral to Conceptia

April 1 2015: Consultation at Conceptia.

TX: IVF with ICSI

April 7-9 2015: Initial blood work for  DH and remaining blood work for myself.
April 13.15: clinic called. My PPT test came back slightly elevated. Wait for referral to Oncologist. Prior to moving on to Mock Transfer.

April 28,15: Met with Oncologist regarding elevated PPT. Retesting and hoping original test was false positive.

April 28, 15: SA for DH at Conceptia.

April 30, 15: Call from Oncologist office. False Positive for PPT. Thank God!

May 4,15: Cycle on hold. My Insulin came back slightly elevated. Prescribed Metformin for 6 weeks then retest on June 15.

May 8,14: Consult for DH with Urologist who will do the TESA. Urologist agreed to do TESA on DH.

June 15, 15: Re-test insulin levels to determine if we can start cycle.

July 28,15: Mock Transfer

Sept/Oct,15: IVF #1

Aug 22,15: Started BCP

Sept 18, 15: Teaching appointment at clinic

Sept 23,15 Injections

Oct 15,15: DH TESA

Oct 17,15: Egg Retrieval- Left Ovary is to high to retrieve from. 5 eggs from right side.

Oct 18,15: 4 mature eggs ICSI. Only 2 fertilized.

Oct 20,15: 3 day transfer of our only two embryos. ( 8 cell (grade 1) and a 7 cell ( grade 2).

Nov 3, 15: BFN Beta -1 :(


#2 MGC

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 07:23 PM

From my initial consult w Conceptia, my understanding was they want to control as many variables as possible and they only perform long cycle protocols. I could be wrong but thats what we understood. I also know everyone is different and protocols are going to change. They want to give you the best possible chance for your buck ☺️ but definitely a valid question to ask..

TTC since 2011
Dec 2011 - M/C
Aug 2012 - Ectopic pregnancy ~ 10w, laparoscopic sx, left tube removed
May 2013 - Ectopic pregnancy ~ 8w, laparotomy sx, right tube removed

IVF #1 - April 2015 - 1st cycle, 5dt blastocyst 3AA 29Apr15 - BFN

FET #1 - August 2015 - Transferred one perfect 4AA 6day Blastocyst - BFP, miscarried Aug 26th

Hysteroscopy - Sept 2015 - NSF. Additional B/W requested (8-12wk wait for results - UGH!)
Results complete. Consultation complete - Lovenox introduced into new protocol.

FET #2 - Jan 2016 - 4AA 6day Blastocyst - BFN

FET #3 - May 2016 - Transferred 4BB and 3BA embies. - BFN

FET #4 - December 15th, 2016 - last frostie (4AA 5d blastocyst) - BFP

 

December 31st, 2016 - Miscarriage 

 

IVF #2 - May 2017, Antagonist Protocol

BCP started May 20th / Estimated CD1 ~ June 22nd / Retrieval July 4th

 


#3 cdgal1981

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 09:13 PM

If memory serves me correctly I think natural cycle IVF is on the price list but I think it's rarely done.


Me 33, DH 38

TTC for 3.5 years

DX WAS - unexplained infertility after DSA = male factor (95% sperm antibodies)

 

Received referral to Conceptia on April 16/14

 

1st appointment at Conceptia was May 28/14, recommended IVF/icsi

 

IVF consult July 24/14

 

IVF #1

Started BCP September 7th, Suprefact September 24th and Puregon/Pregnyl October 6th

Oct 17 ER - 11 eggs 10 mature 8 fertilized

Oct 22 ET - 1 4BB & 1 3BB blast

1 Frostie

Nov 3 - Beta confirmed BFN

 

FET#1

Jan 9/15 - Baseline good to go ET tentatively scheduled for Jan 29

Cancelled - estradiol not cooperating

 

IVF#2

Started BCP February 4, Superfact March 3 and Puregon/Pregnyl March 15th

March 26 ER - 9 eggs 6 fertilized

March 31 ET - 1 3AA blast

2 Frosties

April 13 - Beta confirmed BFN

 

FET #2 - August 2015 - Chemical pregnancy

Last FET Fall 2016

 


#4 Patiently Waiting

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 02:01 PM

Thanks for the info MGC and CDGAL. Much appreciated :)

Me: 29 ( no children) DH: 36 ( 2 children, aged 10 and 12)

DX: Male Factor

Clinic: Conceptia

March 2014: Vasectomy reversal

September 2015: Vasectomy reversal deemed unsuccessful after many SA. No sperm present at all.

January 2015: Referral to Conceptia

April 1 2015: Consultation at Conceptia.

TX: IVF with ICSI

April 7-9 2015: Initial blood work for  DH and remaining blood work for myself.
April 13.15: clinic called. My PPT test came back slightly elevated. Wait for referral to Oncologist. Prior to moving on to Mock Transfer.

April 28,15: Met with Oncologist regarding elevated PPT. Retesting and hoping original test was false positive.

April 28, 15: SA for DH at Conceptia.

April 30, 15: Call from Oncologist office. False Positive for PPT. Thank God!

May 4,15: Cycle on hold. My Insulin came back slightly elevated. Prescribed Metformin for 6 weeks then retest on June 15.

May 8,14: Consult for DH with Urologist who will do the TESA. Urologist agreed to do TESA on DH.

June 15, 15: Re-test insulin levels to determine if we can start cycle.

July 28,15: Mock Transfer

Sept/Oct,15: IVF #1

Aug 22,15: Started BCP

Sept 18, 15: Teaching appointment at clinic

Sept 23,15 Injections

Oct 15,15: DH TESA

Oct 17,15: Egg Retrieval- Left Ovary is to high to retrieve from. 5 eggs from right side.

Oct 18,15: 4 mature eggs ICSI. Only 2 fertilized.

Oct 20,15: 3 day transfer of our only two embryos. ( 8 cell (grade 1) and a 7 cell ( grade 2).

Nov 3, 15: BFN Beta -1 :(


#5 Ren

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 06:55 AM

Hi Patiently Waiting, I actually asked Dr. Robichaud if we could do it, and he couldn't figure why. He explained to me why it didn't make sense. And having gone threw the cycle now, I understand why, so many things need to be monitored and balanced and the eggs are so fragile.


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Me: 33 (no kids), DH: 39 (two DDs, 15 & 10)

Dx: Vasectomy (9 years ago)

 

IVF  #1 (Jan/Feb 2015)

Started Suprefact 5.0  Jan 14th (same day as my car accident).

Jan 26th - Started Stims (Puregon, Pregnyl & Suprefact and Dexamethazone for high progesterone

TESA and ER on February 5th & 6th.

Retrieved 8 eggs, 7 were matured, 6 fertilized, 2 transferred and none made it to freeze

 

ET February 9th - 3dt of 1-7cell, 1-8cell embryos both of great quality.

 

POAS Feb. 20th  th_abfp.gifyahoo.gif

BETA #1(Feb. 22nd) = 746.5

BETA #2(Feb. 28th) = 14,229

U/S (March 20th): Twins... both measuring at 8w 1d.

 

 






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