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#1 Jen2015

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:17 AM

Hi everyone,


I have my initial consultation in 3 days!  I'm super excited to start IVF as I have been dealing with infertility for 3 years and has had 3 failed IUI's.  I am so ready to start this process :)  My dx is unexplained, but I did have a septum resected a year ago. 


I was wondering what to expect from this appointment?  I have all my pre-req testing done, so will we talk about dates?  Can I expect to have a nice timeline in place?  I assume Dr. Hamilton will go over cost, procedure, etc., etc., but what else can I expect?  Thanks so much!!


Also, I am from Newfoundland and will have to travel to Halifax.  Anyone else have to do this?  How long was your stay in Halifax? 


Thanks everyone :)

#2 MB211

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 05:31 PM

HI Jen,
I'm waiting for my initial consult with AART. I was wondering if you could tell me about your consult.

#3 eastcoastmalemale

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 07:33 PM

Hi Jen,


I'm brand new to this world and have not yet connected with a clinic, but am very interested in AART. I'd be very curious to hear how it goes for you. We're a same-sex male couple with a generous close friend acting as gestational carrier and are definitely intimidated by the whole process, but open-minded as well.


Good luck!

#4 wannabeamama

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:26 PM

I know this is an old thread, but I'm looking for the same info.

What should I expect for the initial consultation?

There is a fee, so I am assuming there will probably be blood work and maybe an ultrasound?

Me: 37 DH: 36


TTC since 2014


IVF #1: November 2016

ER: Retrieved 5 eggs, 5 fertilized, ended up with 4 five day blasts


Fresh ET Nov 2016: BFN

FET w/ ICSI #1         Feb 2017: BFP,  M/C Apr (Lost at 7 weeks, found out at 14, had D&C)

FET  w/ ICSI #2       June 2017: BFP,  M/C Sept (Lost at 9 weeks, found out at almost 13 weeks, had D&C)

FET w/ ICSI #3        April 2018: BFN


IVF # 2: January 2020

ER: Retrieved 15 eggs, 10 fertilized, ended up with 7 five day blasts


Fresh ET Jan 2020: BFN

FET w/ICSI #1          Aug 2020: BFN


5 frosties left, likely not cycling again until next spring.