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Old 03-11-2008, 02:36 PM
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Default Anyone else??

Just looking to connect with others recipients of embryo donation. I'm starting Lupron today for an FET with a donor embryo sometime in early April.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:58 AM
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Default Good for you

Wow, I wish you all the best. You are very couragess. Have you been trying long? we have ben struggling to start a family but it hasnot happened. How did you make up your mind?

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Old 03-24-2008, 05:22 PM
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We've been trying for almost 4 years. First two were on our own, then finally went to the RE and got diagnosed - I have PCOS and his SA showed extremely low count and poor morphology. We first tried IUI with ds (4 times), then IVF with ICSI. We did the IUIs first b/c we thought he was the main problem and that maybe I could get pg easily with ds. No luck, so we tried the IVF - I had a chemical pg. As far as we can tell, my eggs are pretty crappy - I respond great to the meds and make tons of follicles, but then nothing goes right from there. So we discussed adoption and were ready to move on when I thought to ask my Dr about donor embryos. We just can't afford to do another IVF and really can't afford to adopt for another year or so. Donor embryo seemed like the best of both worlds - we can afford to try it now and it's like adoption only much earlier. I was very lucky that my clinic was able to find embryos for me only a few months after I expressed interest. The couple that donated them had twins so I have high hopes for the embryos we have.
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:42 PM
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wow, you really know what your talking about. Sounds like I have a lot to learn. I am 34 and finally facing the fact that I need to do something before its to late. Maybe this is a to basic question, but regarding the embryos and eggs, just what is teh difference betwen the two?
thank you and the very best of luck to you!
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:23 AM
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Do you mean in terms of donation? Or basic? In egg donation, you receive eggs from another woman after she has gone through a stim cycle - this is usually more expensive than a basic IVF. The eggs are then fertilized with your husband's sperm to create embryos, which are then transferred to your uterus and hopefully implant. Embryo donation usually happens when a couple has done a successful IVF and have frozen embryos that they don't intend to transfer. The cost is much less since you are only paying for the transfer and not the stim. The big difference is that with egg donation, the child will be genetically related to your husband, while a child from embryo donation isn't genetically related to either of you.

Hope that helps!
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:49 AM
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Is there a limit on how long an embryo can be frozen and still be considered viable?
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:35 AM
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Default Embryo donor...


we`re from Arizona,we`re going for embryo donation ivf in December and I`m so excited!

We have 2 embies and they`re from a 24y.o egg donor who produced twin boys.

I`m hopefull.

I`m 46,hubby 52,we both have older kids.
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:48 PM
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Default Assisted hatching...

Hey everyone,

I had a question about assisted hatching for embryos donated from 24y.o egg donor,my doc` wants to fo this procedure even though the embryo is from a younger woman`s egg,any sugestions?


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Old 12-26-2008, 12:07 AM
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hello there girls did you all have great christmas well we have been doing ivf for 10 years now we had 16 cycles with my own eggs had 2 Bio pg and 2 diffrent egg donors the first cycle wasBFN and the 2nd cycle with the 2 donor we had Biopg and we had FET BFN so now we are searching for Donor Embryos plus a Surromum here in Sydney to fulfil our dream to be parents jojo
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:27 AM
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Default Go

I do not have the same history as you, but I have been trying too and will continue to do so.
Sweet_Nansy live

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