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    Default Embryos lost after power failure

    Hi there. I'm 42yrs old with a 2 yr old son. I was due to have a d5 transfer today and due to power failure my 2 embryos are gone. Has anyone got hints on how to cope?

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    Wowsers that's awful. I don't have any advice for you sorry but couldn't read and run. I hope they reimburse you at the very least

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    I'm so sorry. I don't have advice to help you not having been in this position but I can imagine it's devastating. I am not sure if you were having a frozen or fresh transfer? I am assuming that you have no more frozen embryos. It won't help your emotional healing but I do think they need to offer you a free cycle asap.
    Your post prompted me to call my ivf clinic in Adelaide to check on my frozen embryos and they are ok apparently. They said that those who were affected have been contacted not sure if it was frozen/fresh embryos mainly affected.
    I really hope the clinic helps you out in this case, please think about contacting their counsellor for support X

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    Hi,

    Wow, that must feel devastating!

    I'm surprised that the clinic doesn't have generators in place but this is what i would do:

    - how could this occur?
    - understand what will the clinic do so this does not happen again
    - make sure you are reimbursed and allowed to continue with next embryo transfer and freezing free of charge

    best of luck

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    OMG you poor thing that is so awful. You'd think that with all the money we pay they would at least have a backup generator to cover for emergencies like this.
    I echo what others have said, hopefully the clinic is able to provide you some support.
    Hugs xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gymming View Post
    Hi there. I'm 42yrs old with a 2 yr old son. I was due to have a d5 transfer today and due to power failure my 2 embryos are gone. Has anyone got hints on how to cope?
    That's awful!! I hope they let you do another few rounds for free!! I know that doesn't help you must be devastated

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    I am so sorry that this has happened to you. Surely they will have to offer you another cycle free of charge (not that this makes up for it). Can I suggest that when negotiating compensation that you tell them that you want as many cycles as it takes until you have 2 day 5 embryos suitable to transfer. You deserve to be put back into the position you were in before this happened and one free cycle may not be enough to give you two day 5 embies. Also, I am not sure if you are using your own eggs or donor eggs but if your own I would try to get this sorted ASAP and they should certainly accommodate you with appointments and not make you wait weeks to see your fertility specialist. If donor egg then they need to pay any additional costs that are associated with that. Once again, I am so sorry this has happened to you - how terribly unfair I can't understand how they do not have contingency plans in place for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShannyAnny View Post
    I am so sorry that this has happened to you. Surely they will have to offer you another cycle free of charge (not that this makes up for it). Can I suggest that when negotiating compensation that you tell them that you want as many cycles as it takes until you have 2 day 5 embryos suitable to transfer. You deserve to be put back into the position you were in before this happened and one free cycle may not be enough to give you two day 5 embies. Also, I am not sure if you are using your own eggs or donor eggs but if your own I would try to get this sorted ASAP and they should certainly accommodate you with appointments and not make you wait weeks to see your fertility specialist. If donor egg then they need to pay any additional costs that are associated with that. Once again, I am so sorry this has happened to you - how terribly unfair I can't understand how they do not have contingency plans in place for this.
    Agree with this. Not just a free cycle. If you're stimming again I would push them to do it for free till you get pregnant. They won't agree but start there and negotiate down

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    Thank you to everyone that responded to my thread. Your comments and well wishes have really helped me today. I started IVF when I was 38 years and am now 42 years going on to 43. I began IVF due to low ovarian reserve. Initially the clinic in Adelaide collected 15 eggs of which 4 successfully fertilised. I had a fresh transfer 3 days post collection with BFN. 3 were frozen at day 3. I then went on to have a natural FET and the result was my son who is now two. The remaining 2 embryos were frozen. I relaxed while I concentrated on my son and recently felt the time was right to attempt another FET. This time the doctor said they had changed policies and only transferred day 5 Blasts so mine would need to be thawed and then cultured to day 5. I knew the risk was always there that the embryos could arrest or implantation may not be right and I was prepared to deal with this, but I never thought in my wildest dreams that a loss of power in the hospital would be the reason I couldn't use these last two embryos. I now have none left and am faced with the prospect of having to undertake a new round of IVF cycle. The additional cost is an issue however, what scares me the most is that I'm now in my 40's and the prospect of healthy eggs is greatly diminished. I'm struggling with the thought that they were growing nicely until the loss of power (I was informed there were problems with the back up generators and there were other families in the same situation I am in today). I have a followup appointment with Dr next Tuesday (at my insistence). I'm so devastated, but thank you for your kind words.

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    Hello there - i am at the same clinic as you - once again i am so so sorry for you and the others affected by this. It is just unbelievable that such mismanagement would occur. I hope that there are apologies, answers, & successful cycles for you in the coming weeks 😕

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