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my experience

August 31 2012 at 12:20 AM
autumnleavesfalling  (no login)

Response to Poll regarding Shady Grove. Please chime in


I did a 1:3 with Shady Grove....I was the third recipient and I only had 2 poor quality embryos to transfer (grade C). As they transferred them I was told "they'd never seen anyone get pg with these quality embryos"...gee thanks.
BFN but I always got BFNs so no surprise there.
What bothered me and what made me pull out and get a full refund (and it was truly a full refund...every penny!)
I had chosen my firt donor on the day we came for our evaluation....but for cycle #2 the pickings were very slim. For 1:3 they had very few donors and my criteria was very not-picky..I wanted someone with blue or green eyes who had a baby of her own already. That was it.
But one donor had a terrible family history of MS (DH's sister and cousin have MS)..I told the nurse coordinator I didn't want her b/c we have family history of MS and she told me it's not genetic (no one knows the cause so far and no one can tell you it's not familial)...except apparently this nurse coordinator who knows more than the top specialists in MS. apparently.
the second donor I turned down had a family history of fatal heart attack before age 50 in her father. We have bad family history of heart disease so I said no to her. And the coordinator got really annoyed with me.told me I'd have to come to Shady Grove from 2 hours away to meet in person b/c "maybe they can't find a donor for me." geez. so I pulled out and got my money back.
The quality of the donors doesn't seem that great...mostly suburban housewives with not much education...but it's a clinic in the 'burbs so it's not going to get a huge urban population to fill their numbers.
just my .02.

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  1. sorry for your experience - futurebeauty on Aug 31, 2012
    1. thanks fb (success mentioned) - autumnleavesfalling on Sep 3, 2012
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