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  1. mandy1971

    mandy1971 Well-Known Member

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    Hi girls,

    I was wondering if anyone has had or is recieving there care at glasgow centre for reproductive medicine.?

    I would like to hear your thoughts as to success rates and the care they provide.

    I had previously paid to have a consultation at Glasgow Royal as they seem cheaper, but having looked online gcrm looks to have far better sucess rates..

    Also, I'm 39yo, from what i've been reading egg freezing is'nt carried out on women who are not under 36yo, unless they have a really high amh level. mine is currently 4.8. Anyone be able to shed some light here for me. I just thought it seems a bit unfair.

    cheers xx
     
  2. Flake-y

    Flake-y Proud mama & pregnant!

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    Hey Mandy,

    I'm just about to start my 1st IVF at the GCRM! We'e been really happy with them, staff are really nice, success rates are really good, & we wouldn't consider going anywhere else.

    I know it's expensive, & the costs all add up, but they've got great doctors (& one professor I think!), & we wanted to go to the place that would give us the best chance of a bfp. Plus, it's easier to park there than at the royal!lol

    Good luck!
     
  3. mandy1971

    mandy1971 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck flakey.. I willprobably be undergoing treatment there rather than the royal.. Success rates seem to be better and yes the parking is definately a bonus lol. Hope all goes well xxxx
     
  4. Omi

    Omi A Mummy At Last!

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    I wavered between the two but decided to go with GRI as already have had some apmts there and also in my age group (am nearly 41) the success rates are so close as to not really matter. Most of my friends have had treatment at GRI too. Having said that, GCRM does sound very good :)

    All the best and lots of :dust:
     
  5. Pollydoodle

    Pollydoodle Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mandy
    Sorry for the delayed response, just noticed this thread. I've just finished my first cycle of IVF with GCRM (and got a BFP last week!) and have found them to be excellent. All of the staff are really knowledgeable and friendly and their success rates are high compared to others. I also feel that they are very active in the field, in that if you read anything on new developments in IVF in Scotland, GCRM seem to be at the forefront of it.
    As for the egg freezing, I am almost 37 and had some embryos frozen although my AMH is fairly high (17). I would doubt if they have any kind of cut off for this - I think that they will freeze them if the cylcle produces any embryos which could be viable for a frozen transfer, regardless of age etc.
    Good luck
    Px
     
  6. mandy1971

    mandy1971 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations pollydoodle!! Xxxxx
     
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    mandy1971 Well-Known Member

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    Ive delayed IVF for a year, update for those who dont know me is on my signature,I've since had IUI(NHS funded, lost baby at 17 weeks to downs syndrome) and had my 4rth miscarriage in January 2012.
    Nothing found to cause the miscarriages so I'm down to putting it down to egg quality, as I'm 40 yrs old.
    I will be considering PGS/PGD to rule out downs etc.
    Look forward to hearing your experiences of IVF in Glasgow and all important, prices.
     
  9. Wallie

    Wallie Well-Known Member

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    So, so sorry to hear your losses, that must be so tough for you :hugs:

    My OH and I are thinking about going to the GCRM and I just got a leaflet through from them on Thursday and I just started to read through some of it today.

    We've had three failed IVF's at Ninewells Dundee and I have to wait until March 2013 to get another go with NHS, so we may just go ahead with the GCRM in betwen waiting.

    I'm thinking there is something wrong with my eggs, that's when I get enough. My cycles have been pretty crap to be honest. Only cycle 2 I got 12 eggs, three immature and then 8 fertilised. The other cycles we only got 1 egg fertilised. Not very good.

    So anyway I'm interested in them as the do the chromosome testing although I need to have enough eggs.

    I do feel they are at the forefront on pioneering outcomes with IVF/ICSI and I hope they can help me as I'm getting desperate.

    When do you think you want to do a cycle? I'm thinking maybe July this year.

    Costs are about £6k but I'm hoping since I've been through IVF and had test results already, I'm hoping to save some ££.
     
  10. mandy1971

    mandy1971 Well-Known Member

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    Wallie thanks for your reply..
    I see the recurrent miscarriage specialist a week on wed to get results of further immune and thrombophillia screen, I'm not expecting them to come up with anything tbh, so feel my last hope is this pgs/pgd testing...
    once we see him on the 28th march I'll get the ball rolling with a consultation and all of our tests, I phoned up the other day and was quoted just under £5000 for ivf with bloods consults all included, and £2350 for PGS.. I've phoned up a few times over the past 18 months and spoken to Marco Guadion one of the consultants, I get a good vibe from this hospital and this guy was more than helpful to us..
    I need to loose at least a stone in weight before I go ahead with treatment so maybe if I can stay away from the damn biscuit tin perhaps we may go for it June time or before if I get my groove on. I'll add you as a friend and we can stay in touch with progress if ok.. good luck hon, 2012 is the year!!!!
     
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    Wallie Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Mandy and good luck on the weight loss, it's hard going.

    Yes, keep in touch!
     
  12. WoodvilleGirl

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    Hi Mandy

    Sorry to read about everything you've been through :hugs:

    Just really wanted to add my bit about GCRM. We've had our assessment appointment and consultation there over the last few weeks and, like you, got a really positive feeling about the clinic. At our consultation we saw Dr Gaudoin and he couldn't have been more helpful and understanding of my list of questions! I also liked the bit when he told me not to lose more than 3-4lbs in weight (even although I'd like to lose a lot more) as he said there's some evidence that lots of weight releases toxins into the body which he wouldn't want me to have. He said age, rather than weight, is the more problematic factor.

    Anyway, we've booked our consents appointment for 20 April and hope to start our ICSI journey at the beginning of May. We were lucky that our GP did most of our tests free of charge, but we paid £230 for our fertility assessment / £160 for our consultation and have been quoted about £4,600 for ICSI.

    Wishing you lots of luck in the months ahead!
     
  13. Debbie82

    Debbie82 Privileged Twin Mummy

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    Hi Mandy, firstly sorry for your losses xx

    I had my ICSI cycle at GCRM back in Jul/Aug. Like yourself I really liked Dr Goudain and felt at ease with him and all staff I spoke to. I found through all the treatment they were happy to take the time put any fears at ease and I just got a really good feeling.

    From my perspective the only downside is I found them very pro set, to the point where they went ott but maybe that was just the specific embryologist I seen coupled with my age and being first cycle.

    All in our treatment cost just over £5k including drugs. Even if my first cycle hadn't worked I'd still planned to go back as was very happy with treatment, monitoring etc

    Good luck to all of you xx
     
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    Knoxville, hi! That's good to know about not loosing weight.. I am going to make an appointment this week to see Marco soon.. good luck in your journey and I'll be keeping a wee eye on your progress..
     
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    Debbie thankyou for posting, and congrats on your twin pregnancy you must be so excited that they are nearly due... Are you going to be induced?
     
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    Debbie - congratulations on your twin boys! Wow nearly 2 weeks old now, you must be so pleased!

    WVG - how are you getting on, do you have a date of when you can start your cycle with the GCRM?

    Mandy - how are things with you?

    I've got an appt on the 26th April to see what the clinic says and if there's still some hope for us. In the meantime we've booked a holiday for a months time, so we'll hopefully have our break and then come back to getting pregnant, finally!
     
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    How is everyone doing? Hope you're all good!

    I had my consult appt last Thursday and we're going to do a cycle with them asap. We go back and get our AMH and SA done and then the consents signing a week later. I should therefore find out when I can cycle but I'm assuming I can start 3 week in June!

    We saw Dr Brady and he was nice and easy to talk too. He's going to put me on a different protocol and I'll be on different drugs than the other clinic had me on. So they can only be positive changes.
     
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    x0xjacquix0x Pregnant - 3rd Trimester

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    Hi, hubby and myself also attending GCRM, we had our intial consultation on the 26th as well :)

    We will be going for IVF with flare protocol due to my AMH being low.

    We have already had our AMH and SA and are going back this Wednesday for the consult appointment to sign all the paperwork and pay etc.

    Its all happening so quickly, hoping this will be our time, we have been trying for around 5 years now. I think the GCRM are excellent and really glad we decided on this clinic.

    Hoping to get started as soon as really.

    Hope this works out for you as well Wallie :), lots of dust, the changes can only be positive :)
     
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    Wallie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jac, excellent news that you are getting to start soon too. Weird we both had appts the same day. We went to Edinburgh though to the satellite office thinking it would be easier to get to but I don't think that now. I think i'll stick with the Glasgow clinic from now on.

    My AMH was 5 in 2010, so they want to retest that to see what its at now. No doubt it will be a bit lower.

    I had the consents signing appt through today and they need me to repeat HIV, Hep B & C tests, hand in results of rubella and smear tests. So phoned the docs to see if they can do them all. I sure hope so as the NHS has failed on all IVF attempts so far, so I hope I get them done for nothing!

    WVG, how are you getting on, you should be starting very soon now tomorrow's May!?
     

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