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    Default Does anyone know of the best IVF lab in Australia?

    I have just underwent my 5th IVF cycle, waiting for reports on the embryos. My first 4 cycles were in the USA and I’m finding things are very different in Australia.

    I had a problem with immature eggs in my past cycles which is mostly due to protocol. I do have the best protocol for me now, and used it in my 4th successful. I still had some immature eggs my 4th cycle, and the lab in the USA matured the 3 eggs in the lab and I have a child from one of those immature eggs.

    This cycle, the lab didn’t try anything with my immature eggs, they just threw them away. Because of my success in the past with immature eggs, I want a lab that has the technology and culture to do this and that will give everything a chance. Can anyone help?

    Thank you so much.

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    Hi, I would and wouldn't recommend Repromed in Adelaide. The lab can do a very good job when the wind is blowing in the right direction. You would probably need to find one associated with a uni and professors, etc. Perhaps see if there are any research papers on the topic and then who the authors work with.

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    Which state are you in? In NSW I would say Genea has the best lab. Followed by IVF Australia.

    O’d suggest agreeing upfront that any immature eggs are matured in the lab.

    R

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    Why wouldn't you recommend repromed in Adl? I just had my 3rd failed stim cycle through them... Did you have any success through them? I haven't even be able to get to a day 5 blastocyst stage yet!

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    I would definitely recommend Genea. I had a successful cycle with them and am currently 22 weeks pregnant. I found the whole process very smooth and informative and their morning clinic (you drop in anytime between 7 and 9 Monday to Saturday for scans and blood tests) was very convenient while working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emilyc View Post
    Why wouldn't you recommend repromed in Adl? I just had my 3rd failed stim cycle through them... Did you have any success through them? I haven't even be able to get to a day 5 blastocyst stage yet!
    Hi EmilyC, I thought I would pass on my learnings again...
    Ok so my first round they put me on the max amount of one drug which I can't remember (but there are two main types so it could be worth having the other type if you aren't getting to day5).
    Froze 10 eggs at age 41. Defrosted at age 43.
    Used a donor male.
    Egg quality was poor, and embryos dropped off after day3.
    So from 10 eggs, I had two day5s, one was discarded without my approval as it wasn't up to their standards (but still could have become a baby after reading journal articles).
    The other was frozen and biopsied and came back fine.
    FET date buggered. Remember if transferring during a natural cycle, transfer 5days after LH surge of 17 or 20. If however it has been biopsied this can be day5/6 (shell has been damaged and embryos hatch much quicker)
    Second round. Started on same drugs. Ovaries overstimulated and they dropped dose from 300 to 250 after about day5 or something (after first US on ovaries anyway).
    Froze 15 eggs from 17 retrieved at age 42 (and 3m after first round). Defrosted at age 43 and used male donor. (I'm in the overweight category and this difference in egg numbers is typical.)
    Egg quality was much better and timed with a natural cycle when I 'actually' ovulated.
    day5 transfer of two fresh embryos (thought I'd double the chance). 3 frozen and 2 day5s discarded.
    Of note the drug they gave me does something to your estrogen levels or something and so it is more suitable for women not intending on doing a transfer on that cycle.
    There is always a risk that the higher the drug dose, the lower quality in eggs and this really explained my experience.
    I've heard of good things about fertilitySA but no one has said anything about flinders.
    See how you go with the lower dose.
    I do have a degree in biology and researched a bit to get the outcome I wanted.
    Good luck and push for a different protocol if needed. They are the most expensive by far I know.

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    Genea (Sydney) hands down - they are very transparent with their technology and culture that they use. In fact, the culture medium they created is now patented and used across clinics around the world.

    https://www.genea.com.au/success-rates/technology

    When we changed clinics from Monash to Genea we had much better quality embryos and our FS vouched for the culture medium.

    We haven't had success yet (just had first cycle with them) but we know we're going to stick with them ongoing. We need the technology in our case and found Genea surpasses all the other IVF clinics we researched on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PollyM View Post
    Genea (Sydney) hands down - they are very transparent with their technology and culture that they use. In fact, the culture medium they created is now patented and used across clinics around the world.

    https://www.genea.com.au/success-rates/technology

    When we changed clinics from Monash to Genea we had much better quality embryos and our FS vouched for the culture medium.

    We haven't had success yet (just had first cycle with them) but we know we're going to stick with them ongoing. We need the technology in our case and found Genea surpasses all the other IVF clinics we researched on...
    I second that. Went from Monash to Genea earlier this year and was also really pleased with their lab and processes.

    It’s incredible to be able to see the embryos grow with the app. Even more to get first bfp ever after that

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    Hi Elda, which Monash clinic did you go to? I might PM you

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    Quote Originally Posted by PollyM View Post
    Hi Elda, which Monash clinic did you go to? I might PM you
    Hi @PollyM - one in the Eastern suburbs. More than happy to answer any questions


 

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