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« Reply #120 on: 14/10/14, 03:44 »
Aussie bub

My heartfelt congratulations!!!

It's such an epic journey travelling half way across the world chasing our dreams isn't it!!!

I'm so excited for you. Yippee!!!

Oldermum xxx

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    Offline MistyB

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    « Reply #121 on: 14/10/14, 08:06 »
    Oldermum, we're you on Clexane and baby aspirin for any of your other cycles. Unless you've had recurring miscarriage or have a known blood clotting condition I don't think you need to be on both. Although I've never heard of not taking it because of an allergy to penicillin.

    It sounds like you had a horrendous experience at Serum, i'm really sorry to hear that. I wish you better luck this time with Genesis. I think in the UK we forget how difficult it is when you are travelling half way around the world for DE. There are a few Canadian ladies on here who have had similar problems with long and expensive flights. It's still a four hour flight from the UK to Greece but that must feel like popping to the shops compared to a whole day and night of flying  :(

    Congratulations to both Tiny and Aussiebub.

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    « Reply #122 on: 17/10/14, 05:33 »
    Hi Oldermum2

    It's sounds like you've had a real nightmare of it - I'm so sorry and I'm sorry for your miscarriage.  I'm hoping this next trip over to Greece (are you there already - I'm sure you said next Wed?!) is less stressful with Genea.  Wishing you so much luck and hope the travel back is good with your little gift.

    I contacted Genea last Friday as my consultant (a Dr who removed my fibroid and does work for Genea) said they could help bring over my frozen embryos (which are currently at Serum) and do the transfer here.  I couldn't get hold of anyone on Friday afternoon here at the Sydney offices, so had to leave a message and it's been a week now and no one has called me back! 

    If you don't mind me asking, how much is it costing you to have Genea here in Australia connect you with the Genea in Greece? 

    Your experience at Serum has actually underlined my suspicions of their lower capability with frozen embryos.  I have had 3 frozen rounds with embryos made from donor eggs and my partner's sperm with Serum and never got pregnant once and yet I've been pregnant 3x (but miscarried) with my own eggs.  I agree with you that it does seem a bit haphazard there and I too have never received info about the progression of the embryos, which is mad really as it's something I would never have accepted when I was doing IVF in the UK. 

    So now, I'm looking at clinics that might offer me better rates with frozen as this may help in the future when travelling from Australia.  I would be interested to hear how long you are staying in Greece to do the transfer?  How many days before transfer do you need to be there?

    I'm sorry to hear that you have to take all those drugs.  I too have done many rounds of IVF (both own eggs and donor) with immune drugs etc e.g. intrallipids, clexane, prednisilone etc, but have never had success with IVF.  As mentioned, the only time I have got pregnant has been naturally, but then I've always miscarried.  Who is the consultant who advises you on which drugs to take etc?  Where did you have the immune tests or who did them for you?  I had the Chicago immune tests done from the UK and I am out of kilter (but only mildly) on CD5 and CD19.  I didn't even bother with all the drugs on my last cycle as it never seems to have worked when I took them anyway - I just feel very confused as to whether they work or not.  There seems to be quite a lot of scepticism among fertility specialists here in Australia, but I have no idea whether that is valid or not.

    I've never heard anything about not taking aspro if you are allergic to Penicillin, but I have heard that it's advisable to stop the aspro on the day or day before transfer and just stick to the Clexane.

    I wish you luck - let me know how you go.

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    « Reply #123 on: 17/10/14, 05:37 »
    Hi MistyB

    I just wanted to congratulate you on the birth of your baby - I've seen you different forums here over time, so absolutely thrilled for you that finally you have your dreams come true.

    Have fun.

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    « Reply #124 on: 20/10/14, 20:26 »
    Thought I would pop in and say that we are finally pregnant! We did one last FET at Iakentro with our last three embryos and it worked! I am 5 weeks pregnant and beta was nice and strong. The staff at Iakentro were absolutely awesome and were cheering for us all the way. So grateful to have worked with them.

    If you have any questions about them, please feel free to ask.

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    « Reply #125 on: 17/11/14, 22:24 »
    My hugest congrats Occi!!!  That's fantastic news.  So happy for you.


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    « Reply #126 on: 18/11/14, 05:08 »
    Congratulations  ;D oldermum2 was waiting to hear from you and see how you are doing.
    Ociwoman big congratulations to you to enjoy your pregnancy.
    Hope everyone else is doing fine.
    Mouse123 genesis with dr p where oldermum2 went has a high success rate for frozen transfers I went there also had 1 fresh not pregnant.  Then two frozen transfers results in two children 18months apart.
    Good luck everyone life is so hectic with a 2 and 3 year old going wild .
    Lucky I moved to our country property so 150 acres to go wild on.
    Love to all malabar

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    « Reply #127 on: 18/11/14, 08:02 »
    Mouse123, I must have missed your post last month. Thank you for your kind words. 

    I'm loving being a mum to my DD and watching her grow up, she currently snoozing next to me in bed  :)

    How are you getting on?

    Oldermum2, congratulations on your BFP and seeing a little hb on your scan last week

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    « Reply #128 on: 19/11/14, 02:27 »
    Thanks everyone

    Misty congratulations on being a mummy!!

    Malabar good advice to mouse.
    Dr pantos is the best isn't he!!

    I'm hoping if all goes  well with this pregnancy and birth that I may even go back for number two. I'm "only" 48 so have a few years...

    We have seven ice babies I think...

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    « Reply #129 on: 19/11/14, 04:20 »
    Hi oldermum yes you still have time he will treat you into your 51st year sothats why I went when my dd was oonly9 months old I left her in sydney and when back alone and we got a son so with 3 cycles I got 2 children very blessed and one of each so especially lucky and so easy to coordinate frozen cycles.