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#1 kimieg

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 02:12 PM

Has anyone used a local psychologist that they would recommend (fertility-related)? We have met with the gal who works out of RFP once, but are not cycling there right now (we are cycling at VFC but live in Calgary). 

 

This name also came up (Susan Leslie) anyone ever see her?

Thanks!


ttc#2 since Mar 2013

Me-40, low AMH, subclinical low thyroid, all other tests 'normal', suspect endo (strong family history), DH 33 - low morp (1%)

Feb 2015- Femera- bfn

Mar 2015-Clomid - bfn

April 2015- Clomid- bfn

Aug/Sept 2015- 1st IVF- bfn (only 4 ER and only 2 Fertilized, transferred two 2d)


#2 returnable

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 03:06 PM

We are in ontario but the counsellor we used (mandatory assessment with our RE) did Skype sessions. Message me if you are interested.
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#3 kimieg

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 01:53 PM

Thanks. I think we are needing an in person to be honest. Will likely be more in the way of couples counselling then just to talk about our cycle- thanks though. 

 

Augh! I hate trying to find a good therapist! It's so hard....and expensive! 


ttc#2 since Mar 2013

Me-40, low AMH, subclinical low thyroid, all other tests 'normal', suspect endo (strong family history), DH 33 - low morp (1%)

Feb 2015- Femera- bfn

Mar 2015-Clomid - bfn

April 2015- Clomid- bfn

Aug/Sept 2015- 1st IVF- bfn (only 4 ER and only 2 Fertilized, transferred two 2d)


#4 travelingsands

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:35 PM

kimieg- do you have an EFAP program at work? (employee family assistance program) You can access psychologists through that company and they usually have all options - in person, email, Skype, etc. 


Me: 32 
DH: 38

 

Oct 2012: TTC 
#1

Aug 2013: Dx - Unexplained infertility

Jan 2014: Start IVF process

Mar 10: BFP!!!

Nov 29: Beautiful, bright-eyed baby girl is born!

 

Dec 2015: TTC #2

May 2016: Start FET process

June 9: Transferring 1 frozen emby!

June 22: Beta came back at 17 sad.png

June 24: Beta now 7...officially out

July: Consult & waitlist for FET #2 

 

Aug 2016: Start FET #2 process

Sept 21: Transfer day! 1 frozen emby

Sept 27: BFP!!!

Oct 4: Beta 1,189 - positive!! EDD June 10, 2017

Oct 24: 7 week ultrasound - baby measuring 13mm and heartbeat 141bpm!

Nov 28: 12 week NT ultrasound

 

 

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#5 ndo_inwaiting

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 09:42 PM

Heather Coburn is therapist in Calgary who specializes in infertility Counselling and is a marriage and family therapist. That's who I have seen and I think she's great.
Currently 41, DH 46 - severe male factor, advanced maternal age, immune issues, uterine issues with TTC#2 following c section and miscarriage

TTC #1- 3 failed fresh cycles age 35-36 (one cancelled) and one successful FET at 37 (DS:)

TTC #2 - 2 fresh cycles at 39 and 40- one miscarriage and one failed (uterine infection after)
-3 failed FETs (2 with complication of uterine fluid but went away after progesterone)
-2 cancelled FETs (one due to uterine inflammation/infection after miscarriage and one due to uterine fluid)
-2 great quality frozen embryos left - one day 3 (at 39) and 1 day 6 blast (at 40) waiting for FET - have figured out the protocol to avoid complications and just hoping for my golden egg

It's so hard to wait around for something that may never be, but harder to let go when it's all you've ever wanted"