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#1 WishinNhopin

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 04:31 PM

Can anyone confirm if there is a BMI cut off? I was reading g other threads where it was anywhere from 35-45 curious to know. Thanks.

#2 orchid

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:05 AM

The BMI cutoff is 40 at Mt. Sinai.


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


#3 Pegara

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 01:46 PM

Can anyone confirm if there is a BMI cut off? I was reading g other threads where it was anywhere from 35-45 curious to know. Thanks.

 

I'm not sure specifically about Mt Sanai, but I would call directly and ask them.  All my research and reading on Calgary said that it was 40, but when I called they said they would go much higher than that, and that BMI was only one indicator - it depended on the health of the person as well.  I am in the middle of IVF right now (currently stimming) and my BMI is about 47 - otherwise, I'm healthy.  So call and talk to them about it.  On the other hand, some clinics have firm cut offs.  We were rejected from Saskatoon because of the my BMI (they refused to even consider it).  Best of luck!


Me - 38, DH- 37 (both teachers)
Three furbabies - Luna, Taz, Loki
Began TTC May 2009, finally saw specialist in Nov 2010
Diagnosed with complex hyperplasia with atypia Nov 2010, megace treatment for 18 months
May 2012 diagnosed with hyperplasia again, megace treatment for 10 months
One round Clomid October 2013
Diagnosed hyperplasia AGAIN Nov 2013, megace treatment 4 months
Rejected as patient from Aurora due to high BMI
Accepted as patient at RFP - August 2014.
First consult with RE at RFP - Oct 2014.
Three rounds of Clomid - Nov 2014, Feb & March 2015. - all BFN
IVF -July 2015 - 1 blast (5 day) transferred, 4 frozen. - BFN

#4 WishinNhopin

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 04:05 PM

Thanks ladies I certainly will ask when they call to book my consultation. I'm thinking I should be hearing from thrm tomorrow. ..

#5 WishinNhopin

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 06:42 AM

So I heard back a few weeks ago but have been very busy trying to shed some pounds before my consultation! MT. Sinai's cutoff is 40! This means I have to work extra hard with a lifestyle change. In a week I've lost 5 lbs so another 15 to go by Sept. It's a pretty steep goal from what I'm told but unless you've wanted something so bad as this I will stop at nothing to get there.