First, congratulations to all the recent BFPs.
Second, I am posting primarily so that I continue to get the e-mails. It's my 11:00am pick me up, it's always good to hear from you ladies on the other side of the world going through the same struggles that I am. Quite honestly, I can relate to you all more than most of my friends. Infertility is such a lonely and trying process. Thanks to those in SA#9 for being so open about what we all are going through. It made me feel less lonely in this process.
Third, I know you can't transport embryos to Australia, but for those who are from other countries, here is what I have learned over the past month.
- Cryozoom is a courier recommended by one of the egg/sperm banks in Canada. They are reasonably priced and the response was personal and answered all my questions and then some.
- It takes about two months from when CFC gets confirmation that the receiving clinic will take the embryos to start shipping. SA customs must clear this before you start shipping and this part of the process takes two months.
- My lab in Toronto requires the blood tests from the donors. Right now they are deliberating whether they will take a letter from Dr. Wiswedel that states the blood results but not the names.
- It has taken about a month to figure out what CFC needs to ship them and what the clinic here needs to accept the embryos.
So, as with this whole process, PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE and hurry up and wait. Once again, I am in a holding pattern, but again, as with this whole process, I have to believe that it will work out.
Sending you all sunshine from Canada.