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  • Hoping to find gestational surrogate in Australia

    Hi,

    the short story is in my siggie. The long story is REALLY long. I have conceived 'naturally' 6 times. Two ended in ectopic, the other four in early miscarriages. I have done IVF with PGD twice, and had only two normal embryos to replace. In that cycle I got a BFP but suffered yet another early miscarriage.

    I have just this month lost my seventh pregnancy (eighth child) and am emotionally exhausted. My husband and I have been together 13 years and really want children, but the prospect of having them is rapidly receding.

    We hope that the timing is right for a generous and incredible person out there who is thinking of becoming a surrogate, and would consider wanting to match with us.

    ETA: as of October 2010, I have found my surro angel. Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far during this journey. xx
    Last edited by panamahat; 06-10-2010, 11:26.

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    Bump.

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    • #3
      pam welcome to b&h your story is just like our story good luck with your searching and just hang in there your will come along cya jojo

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      • #4
        I really wish I could help you, although im only 23 I have wanted to do this for someone and help them have their beautiful little baby, but DP will not allow it he has made it clear if I was going to go down this path we could no longer be together .

        Makes me so sad to read these stories when I could help but if I did I risk my family.

        Hope you find a wonderful person willing to help you.

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        • #5
          wh i fell so for you jojo

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          • #6
            how does this work in Australia is it legal

            have only seen the stories of people doing it in India, which seems to be the latest thing

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            • #7
              Yes, it is legal in many states in Australia. Here is a link from the Reproductive Technology Council of WA which will give you a brief overview of the legalities, at least in this State.

              http://www.rtc.org.au/consumer/surrogacy_wa.html

              I have heard about the Indian option too, but at the moment I would prefer to work with someone in this country if at all possible. I would ideally like a very close relationship with my GS, who would also ideally want to keep a close relationship with our child. For this to happen, it would be better if we lived closer together.

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              • #8
                Jo Anne and Whispers,

                thanks for thinking of me

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                • #9
                  hello pan you are welcome take care jojo

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                  • #10
                    hi panamahat

                    where abouts are you?

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                    • #11
                      Hi Mishy,

                      I live in the south west of western australia. Where are you?

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                      • #12
                        PH

                        I have conceived 'naturally' 6 times. Two ended in ectopic, the other four in early miscarriages. I have done IVF with PGD twice, and had only two normal embryos to replace. In that cycle I got a BFP but suffered yet another early miscarriage.
                        I don't know your full story and am only going off what I have read in this post:


                        To me this actually indicates that you would be better off with a TS rather than a GS. As there appears to be an 'issue' with the embryo's possibly. It's just that you might very well face the same sort of results with a GS (m/c).

                        There is still a lot not understood about embie quality - has there actually been any issues that it indicates implantation? What sort of results came from recurrent m/c testing (obviously something for PGD to be undertaken).

                        I personally recommend considering doing a egg donor cycle and seeing if the 'change' of eggs is likely to bring a different result. Also when you did PGD did they also do a SCSA or tunnel assay on the DNA in your DP/DH sperm?
                        Just this can be a cause of m/c.


                        I personally think that either ED or TS is going to provide you with more of a result or at least more information.

                        Good Luck

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                        • #13
                          Hi Jackie,

                          My husband's SCSA came back fine. I have had every test known to man for recurrent miscarriage. I have high thromboelastography and just discovered a reverseT3 issue.

                          I have an egg donor lined up for next year, and if I can get my thyroid sorted out before she cycles, I might put an embie back in me. I agree it is likely an egg issue and worth a shot. However, reverse T3 dominance also is a cause of early miscarriage and I would hate to waste her embryos in a crappy environment.

                          So, if I can't get the thyroid issues sorted out, then I will want a GS. I don't want a TS only because I want to use my friend's eggs. She lives in the same town and our children will be close.

                          Does this make a bit more sense? Sorry I wasn't clearer earlier!

                          Simone

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                          • #14
                            PH thanks for explaining it a bit more.

                            So my question now is with your friend being an ED for you - I am guessing she is not comfortable with being TS?

                            Are you planning on using the ED created embies in a GS situation?

                            Or are you planning on using embies created from your own genetics?

                            Just am now a little lost with this comment
                            I don't want a TS only because I want to use my friend's eggs
                            good luck

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                            • #15
                              Yes, my ED does not want to be a surrogate. I am hoping, ideally, to find a surrogate to carry her embies. If that is not possible in the short term, I will replace them in my own womb, but only if my thyroid issue is sorted out first.

                              Also, I would like to cycle with my own eggs, freeze some embryos if there are any after PGD, and try with them in a surrogate, if it turns out that accessing a clinic who will take a GS with ED is too hard.

                              Basically, I am just trying to cover all bases, with a lot of unknown variables. It is difficult.

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