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#1 CnC

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:41 PM

Hello All - this is my first post on here, my husband and I are very new to all of this. I am currently a patient at the Edmonton Fertility Clinic and after four failed IUI attempts, our Dr. has referred us for IVF and we made the choice to be referred to Burnaby, mostly due to access times.

It is our understanding that our referral was sent to PCRM this week and we were wondering how long it took for people to receive a call for their initial consultation? Following that, how long before you started your treatments?

Thank you again for your assistance...any information would be helpful to us at this time because we have NO information other than what is on the PCRM website.

Thank you!

CnC
TTC - 3 years (diagnosis - Unexplained)\
DH - 39 Me - 37
Nov. '07 - Feb. '08 - 4 failed back to back IUI's (all GonalF stim'd)
IVF #1 - PCRM (Burnaby) May 30 - CANCELLED due to only having 3 mature follies
Converted to IUI - June 3
IUI - BFN (June 18th)
IVF #2 - PCRM (Burnaby) August 2/08
E/R - August 7/08
E/T - August 12/08 (Happy Anniversary Honey!!) - 2 - Grade 2 Morulae
Beta - August 21, 2008 - Beta 23 - Positive...but barely!
M/C - August 23, 2008
Beta - August 26 - 7...m/c......devastated.......

IVF #3 - Victoria Fertility Clinic
E/R - Nov. 16 - 5 mature retrieved - 4 fertilized
E/T - Nov. 19 - Trasferred all FOUR! (1 - 3d morula graded 19/20, 2- 8 cell graded 18/20, and 1 - 7 cell graded 16/20)
Beta - December 1, 2008...BFN

Don't know where to turn next.....planning for IVF#4 in September 2009

July 7, 2009 - Oh my god.....we found today that we pregnant...how did that happen???
07/16/2009 - u/s - baby measuring 6wks and 4 days with heartbeat of 120 bpm
11/08/2009 - u/s - baby measuring 10wks and 6 days with heartbeat of 150 bpm

Our Miracle has arrived - Ilenia Savina born on March 2, 2010 at 5:23 p.m. weighing 7 lbs 9 oz! She truly is the most precious gift ever!

#2 SandraDee

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:59 AM

Welcome CnC,

I'm also a patient of the Edmonton clinic doing IVF at PCRM (there are 5 of us who post here regularily). I've found this board to be a wealth of information and support. Please feel welcome to post any questions you have and to join any of our discussions. If you ever have some spare time, you might want to read the PCRM first timers thread -- I found it to be a wealth of information.

I'll give you a quick run-down on how the timing worked for me.

Edmonton sent in my referral on November 19th. I received a phone call from PCRM 3 weeks later to set up an appointment for a telephone consultation. I had my telephone consultation with Dr. Havelock on January 6th. A week after that, they sent a package of consent forms to fill out. A week after I mailed the consent forms back, a nurse called me to book my IVF cycle dates. I am currently going through my first cycle now (so it was about 4 months all told). This is much faster than Calgary -- it's minimum 6 months there, can be longer.

Did Edmonton give you a grey folder with with information on PCRM? They forgot to give me mine and I was really lost without it.

Hugs and good luck on your IVF journey.

Sandra
Me: 43 DH: 44
TTC: started at age 29. MF and Endometriosis
IVF #1 age 35: BFP! Twins!

FET #1: BFP but M/C at 6.5 weeks
FET #2: BFN
IVF #2 age 39 : BFP: Twins again!

#3 DaisyGirl

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:54 AM

CnC - Sandra's time line sounds just about perfect to me. I think my wait time was about 3-4 months as well. Calgary was just phoning me for my info session (which means I would have had another 3-5 months still to wait after that if I had gone with them) and I was already cycling with PCRM. And definitely come join us on the PCRM First Timers thread. It is a wealth of info over there.

Andrea
Me-27, DH-46, Male Factor/Poor Egg Quality
HSG - May 31/07 - All Clear, Karyotyping & CF tests okay
Follow-Up Appt - July 5/07 - ICSI is the way to go
Phone consult with PCRM on Oct 2/07
Started BCP Oct 18, Lupron injects Nov 3
ER Dec 2/07, ET Dec 5/07
Discovered after not responding to meds that I have poor quality eggs.
12 collected, 9 mature, 7 fertilized, 2 made it to day 2
Transferred two 6-cell Grade 4&5 average embies. Nothing to freeze
Dec 17/07 Beta 163 BFP!!!, Dec 19/07 - 530, Dec 21 - 1460
U/S - Jan 9/08, 1 beautiful heartbeat of 155 bpm.
U/S - Jan 23/08, still one beautiful heartbeat of 180 bpm.
EDD - Aug 26/08
Aug 21/08 ~ Madison Elizabeth arrived at 8 lbs 10 oz and 21.5" long.
"A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on."

#4 CnC

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:56 AM

Thank you Andrea and Sandra for the timeline information...we are anxious to get started just like everyone else is/was! I am calling today to make sure our referral was sent. We were told by Dr. Motan it has been sent (the letter was written on Feb. 27), but because we still hadn't heard anything, we were questioning the timelines. I will call the Edmonton clinic to day to confirm, and get my "grey folder of information on PCRM".....thank you for that tid bit!

Once I find the "First Timers" thread....i'll be sure to see you on there!

Thank you again,

Christie
TTC - 3 years (diagnosis - Unexplained)\
DH - 39 Me - 37
Nov. '07 - Feb. '08 - 4 failed back to back IUI's (all GonalF stim'd)
IVF #1 - PCRM (Burnaby) May 30 - CANCELLED due to only having 3 mature follies
Converted to IUI - June 3
IUI - BFN (June 18th)
IVF #2 - PCRM (Burnaby) August 2/08
E/R - August 7/08
E/T - August 12/08 (Happy Anniversary Honey!!) - 2 - Grade 2 Morulae
Beta - August 21, 2008 - Beta 23 - Positive...but barely!
M/C - August 23, 2008
Beta - August 26 - 7...m/c......devastated.......

IVF #3 - Victoria Fertility Clinic
E/R - Nov. 16 - 5 mature retrieved - 4 fertilized
E/T - Nov. 19 - Trasferred all FOUR! (1 - 3d morula graded 19/20, 2- 8 cell graded 18/20, and 1 - 7 cell graded 16/20)
Beta - December 1, 2008...BFN

Don't know where to turn next.....planning for IVF#4 in September 2009

July 7, 2009 - Oh my god.....we found today that we pregnant...how did that happen???
07/16/2009 - u/s - baby measuring 6wks and 4 days with heartbeat of 120 bpm
11/08/2009 - u/s - baby measuring 10wks and 6 days with heartbeat of 150 bpm

Our Miracle has arrived - Ilenia Savina born on March 2, 2010 at 5:23 p.m. weighing 7 lbs 9 oz! She truly is the most precious gift ever!

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:06 AM

That timeline sounds about right to me too. We decided on PCRM in June/July of 07. Had a phone call in September. Started BCP in Oct and did our ER/ET in early/mid Nov.

It's not bad ... especially when I heard from Edmonton the other day that a referral to Foothills in Calgary takes 3 - 5 months for the consultation, then a minimum of 3 months after that for treatment. 4 months is doable ... but 6 - 8 is a long, long wait.