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#1 EverHopefull!

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 05:14 PM

We are considering them and I'm looking for your thoughts/experiences.


Thanks so much!


TTC since December 2004

One successful IVF

Many, many unsuccessful IF treatments

Finally a successful DE cycle!  babyEver is due July 1st.


#2 Arbutus

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 01:19 PM

Hi Everhopeful - I ordered DE from DEB USA. The staff at DEB USA were very helpful and took the time to answer questions by phone and email.


It's still early in the process for me - anticipated transfer at end of April - so I cannot comment on outcomes.

#3 Curlygirl77

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 10:08 PM

I'm curious about the cost (in particular in Canadian dollars!).  How much did you end up paying Arbutus?  Did you do any of the payments programs that ensure success?  Do you know how many eggs you will get total?

Diagnosed with DOR in October 2012

Surprise BFP October 2012! Chemical pregnancy

January 2013- decided to pursue donor egg IVF with my sister- she is diagnosed with DOR as well :-(

July 2013- decided on donor egg IVF in Europe, planning on early 2014 to give time to try naturally

Surprise BFP September 2013. Another chemical pregnancy :-( At the same time, a dear friend offers to donate her eggs to us! Her testing begins...

Surprise BFP October 2013!!! 

First beta 29/10- 36

Second beta 31/10- 106, right on track!

Third beta 03/11- 277

Fourth beta 09/11- only 622... doubling time more than 3 days :-( Bracing ourselves for another miscarriage.

Fifth and final beta 12/11- 1875! Tripled in 3 days. RE wondering about ectopic...  

13/11- first ultrasound- gestational sac, yolk sac and fetal pole seen! Baby measuring exactly right on for dates! We are ecstatic!!!  Too early for heartbeat so now waiting patiently for next ultrasound.

05/12- 8+6 - beautiful heartbeat of 165 heard and baby is exactly the right size (and also very photogenic).  Can't believe it!!!!!!

12/12- 9+5 - first OB appointment. New due date is July 12th by our 8 week scan. Can't believe how much baby was moving in there on the ultrasound today!!! Happy little heartbeat too.

June 17, 2014-  our little miracle baby boy born by c-section for pre-eclampsia and breech at 36 weeks!  He is so awesome.  So incredibly thankful....


Surprise BFP July 2015. Third chemical pregnancy. Ugh.

Surprise BFP August 2015.  Seems too good to be true.  Very cautious but holding out a bit of hope...

First beta 02/09 - 2811

Second beta 10/09 - 29 455

22/09 - first ultrasound at 7+5! Little baby measuring right on track with a beautiful heartbeat. Due date May 5th!

April 21, 2016 - our second miracle boy is born naturally after a c-section the first time.  What an experience… We are so thankful to the universe and feel that our family is now complete. 

#4 Lola1973

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 10:28 AM

Hi Everhopefull,

I decided to go with Donor Egg Bank USA because it was one of the rare options I had available close to home. They had around 75-100 donors to choose from which I thought was pretty good. I have also found the staff nice and hepful.

As far as success rate, there are a few things you should be aware of. Some american clinics have higher rates than DEB USA but "force" you to transfer 2 embryos... DEB doesn't: you can make your own decision with your doctor. This obviously impacts success rates. Also, there is controversy about the success rate of frozen eggs vs fresh eggs. DEB USA says the rate is the same but not everybody agrees with this statement...

I know these decisions are not easy. I hope these infos help you find what makes the most sense for you:)

Ttc first child for both of us since February 2012

Surgery and diagnosis of severe endometriosis Nov. 2012

IVF#1 April 2013: BFP8388.gif 9 weeks

IVF#2 Sept 2013: BFP8388.gif 9,5 weeks

Clinic 2:

IVF#3 May 2014: Embryo banking: 4 blasts

IVF#4 July 2014: Embryo banking: 3 blasts

PGS Result August 2014: All 7 blasts are abnormal... Moving on to DE.

Clinic 3:

Transfer #1 Feb. 2015: BFN

Transfer #2 June 2015: BFN

Transfer #3 Sept 2015: th_abfp.gifon hpt Sept 24!!!!

1st beta 12dp3dt: 421 2nd beta 14dp3dt:1025 Viability US (6w6d): One perfect baby measuring 7.0 weeks with HB of 130!!yahoo.gif

8- week US: Cutest little gummy bear measuring 8w1d

Harmony test 10weeks: Risk of trisomy 13, 18 and 21 under 1 in 10,000
20-week US: Baby girl right on track!

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#5 SherryLevitan

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 01:08 PM

By sheer coincidence, I started a thread earlier today about frozen egg banks on the "ask a fertility lawyer forum". There are some important questions to ask before you make a decision. Feel free to message me, or call me.

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