Any experience with SG 1:3 frozen egg?

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Any experience with SG 1:3 frozen egg?
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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 8:20am

Hello everyone! These are such supportive boards, and everyone is so generous and willing to share their advice and experiences..it really is great.

Well, after almost 4 yrs TTC, failed IUIs, and 2 failed IVF's , DH and I are taking one last shot and moving on to DE at SG, using the shared risk program. I have the new patient appt next week. I am thinking I would prefer to use frozen egg, for two reasons: it seems a bit less complicated and quicker time-wise, and it would be a proven donor. In the consult, the dr. said there are advantages and disadvantages, and he recommends choosing a donor first and then deciding on fresh or frozen. My concern is whether there will be a very limited choice of donors using frozen, especially since we are doing the 1:3. Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on this? Also,

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Fri, 10-28-2011 - 5:26pm
There are actually 3 of us who had successful frozen egg cycles at SG. I was the first from this board (I think I was the third or fourth woman to use frozen at SG). I really liked that it was quicker and easier, and I didn't have to synchronize w/ anyone. My transfer was less than 2 months after my initial consultation there.

I think the number of available frozen eggs varies. I think that there were 2 or three choices at the time I was looking at the database. I actually like the advice to look for the donors you like first, without considering fresh vs frozen ... that's what I did. I found 2 that I really liked (one fresh one frozen), and at that point decided to go w/ the frozen option.

We did shared risk but not shared help. I'm not sure how that works.

Congrats on taking the next step! I hope that you have a successful cycle! Keep us posted on your progress!

 


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Registered: 04-28-2007
Fri, 10-28-2011 - 5:54pm

My husband and I used a donor, but she screwed up the trigger shot

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Registered: 11-07-2010
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 10:02am

Gespenst-thanks so much for sharing your experience. This is such unfamiliar territory for me, and it is nice to hear

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Registered: 03-17-2008
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 3:56pm

I did both a fresh and frozen egg cycle at SG in the 1:3. On the fresh cycle,

Franklin and Callan

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Registered: 10-29-2008
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 4:14pm

Hi

I would say emphatically YES, do the donor egg, and any financial help you can get - take it!

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Registered: 11-07-2010
Sat, 11-05-2011 - 7:43pm

Gabrielle and Susan:

Thanks for giving me your additonal info to consider, and I'm glad you both had such happy outcomes eventually! I hadn't actually considered the fact that different donors are available for different receipients, like 1:2, 1:3, etc. and that is something I will have to think about. So much to think about, it gives me a headache sometimes! I have such a hard time

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Registered: 02-11-2008
Mon, 11-07-2011 - 10:19pm
I did the 1:3 frozen egg cycle at SG as well. It was our first cycle with SG but our second DE cycle. We had a BFN 1:2 cycle with a clinic in NYC and then traveled for SG. I have a fabulous 10 month old DS from our SG cycle. We are even thinking of going back to try again next year. We had 6 eggs for our cycle, all six fertilized and we transferred 2 on day 3. Both embies did implant but only 1 actually developed. Love the program and I wish you the best.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Registered: 01-30-2010
Tue, 11-08-2011 - 8:40am
I did a fresh cycle at SG. When you receive your database code for the 1:3 program, it will list whether the doner has frozen embies or not. When I was cycling, the frozen embie donor pool was slim pickings. But, I already had decided to do a fresh cycle.

Here's my story. Decided to do DE in Sept. 2010, cycled with 1st donor in Dec. 2010 and was the tertiary recipient. The cycled was cancelled as the 'proven' donors eggs didn't mature when retrieved. Something to do with the hcg trigger shot. Anyway, I chose a new donor fairly quickly and cycled again in February with a new donor and was in the 2nd position. Received 5 eggies, 4 fertilized, xferred 1 5day which resulted in my son born 3 weeks ago:) , and there is 1 frostie left.

We chose fresh cycle because it was less expensive compared to frozen. Frozen cycles are much quicker because you don't have to sync cycles with the other recipients or donor.

G/L to you and I am so glad to be a part of the SG family.
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Thu, 11-10-2011 - 6:48am

Thank you Isabel and peanut4beans for your stories! They are so encouraging to me. After we met with the doctor, I definitely decided that the 1:3 all inclusive fresh program would be the least risky for us; unfortunately, we just found out we won't be able to financially do the all inclusive program. So it is probably down to one try, either fresh or frozen, and if I did the 1:3 fresh for just one try, I would be afraid that that cycle would be cancelled (even though that is not a huge chance).

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Registered: 02-11-2008
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 10:32am
My fresh cycle was a 1:2, single cycle option that cost around $20k. It was a BFn and our one frozen embie did not survive the thaw. It was an all around bad experience but it was not with SG.

When we decided to try again, we went with SG so we could use the shared risk program, even though with the frozen egg it was $33k. SG made a lot of money off me since we did frozen and were successful the first time. While costly, it we the only option that made me feel secure. We are considering trying for #2 and will need to initiate a new cycle as we have no frozen embies. The decision is whether we go for shared risk again, and the higher cost, or go for 1 cycle and cross our fingers. Not an easy choice.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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