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    Default Success with surrogacy

    Hi I'm new on here. My DH and I have just gone through our first round of IVF. The FS managed to collect 7 eggs and we now have 5 embryo's growing. We are using a gestational surrogate and transfer will be in a few days. Just wondering if anyone on here has had success with surrogacy, and how many cycles/transfers it took for the surrogate to become pregnant?

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    Hi there.

    A huge congrats on getting this far!! I have been a surrogate twice in the past. The first time we got pg first go and the second we got pg 3rd round. It differs greatly depending on the quality of the embryo's etc but I think on average you are looking at 3 transfers.

    Best of luck!

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    Hi Simrach

    Thanks for the reply. At this stage we still have 5 8 celled embryo's at day 3, fingers crossed.
    Just wondering how old you were when you were a surrogate? It's ok if you don't want to say.

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    Hi KLD1,
    I too am interested in the answer of this question. We are at the first stages of surrogacy. In my next cycle they will be taking my eggs, with my sister to be surrogate (all going well with the eggs of course), and having the first tsf in Nov. I would love for it to happen first time (as I am sure everyone would), but would be keen to know what the average is.

    Cheers
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    The first time I was 28yrs and the second I was 30yrs

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    Thanks Simrach

    Our surrogate is older, but at transfer today they said that everything looked perfect.
    The FS said blastocyst looked great. Now just the nervous wait for the pregnancy test.
    Fingers crossed x

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishStar View Post
    Hi KLD1,
    I too am interested in the answer of this question. We are at the first stages of surrogacy. In my next cycle they will be taking my eggs, with my sister to be surrogate (all going well with the eggs of course), and having the first tsf in Nov. I would love for it to happen first time (as I am sure everyone would), but would be keen to know what the average is.

    Cheers
    Trish

    Hi Trishstar

    Good luck with the egg collection and transfer, my fingers are crossed for you. What state are you in? Also are you not doing a fresh transfer?, just wondering as you said transfer wasn't till Nov. What age is your surrogate?

    I'll tell you a little about myself
    Me - 29
    Absent uterus diagnosed at 16
    DH - 32
    Absolutely perfect

    Started surrogacy process June 2011, we live in QLD and surrogate lives in NSW. Lots of counselling sessions, tests and contracts etc.
    Froze sperm sample Dec 2011

    IVF #1 ICSI
    Started OCP 19th May 2012, Synarel spray 5th June, Gonal F injections150units 14th June and Overdril Trigger injection 23rd June.
    At EPU - 7 eggs, 5 fertilised and at day 3 we had 5 8 celled embryo's.
    Transferred 1 Blastie into surrogate 30th June, now waiting to see if anymore blasties for freezing.
    Now fingers crossed xx

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    Hi KLD1,
    Thank you and goodluck to you also. We are locate in the NT but we have no laws here and our only Fertitlity Clinic is Repromed which is SA based or owned so they only follow the SA laws, which state we need to live in SA to do surrogacy. So we were recommended to go to Canberra, which is what we are doing. As part of the laws there, and the Dr's own practice, there is a 3 month waiting period after you meet the Dr (I believe thats her own choice), and then I believe its the law there that there is a 6 month waiting period after my eggs are taken and fertilised. But we were able to reduce it to 3 months after signing a lifestyle declaration.

    I am 32 and hubby is 31. We already have one son, but last year when I was pregnant with our 2nd child I had a uterine rupture and we lost our little girl. It has left me unable to carry anymore children. My sister, who is 31, offered to carry a child for us, so we could give my son a sibling and expand our family, so we took her up on the offer and here we are now.

    I haven't started any of the injections or anything yet. That will be in my next cycle at the end of this month / early August. The Dr feels quite positive about our situation, as I because both my sister and myself are fertile, she is pretty much just following our natural cycle, and she feels that there shouldn't be any issues, but you never know until the time comes!

    How exciting for you, your first transfer over the weekend. I hope you get the positive outcome you are looking for. I have everything crossed for you!!

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    We found out today they froze 2 blasts @ day 6 (yesterday)

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    Hi there- we decided to use a surrogate in India and it took us a few attempts and we're finally due to pick up our baby in August!.
    Round 1 = 11 embryos frozen, 9 survived the thaw and transplanted but none worked
    Round 2= 9 embryos created, 8 survived, 8 implanted and ONE decided to stick around for the journey!.
    However, I do need to clarify that we used x5 different ladies and used 3 embryos at a time.

    All the best with your journey!


 

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