IVF w/PGS – possible first cycle in January

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Post # 34
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Buzzing bee

My clinic pushes for PGS testing and FET and I couldn’t be more greatful. I had 30 eggs, 29 mature, and 9 make it to day 5! Sounds great right? After PGS testing, 4 came back normal! From how it was explained to me… those 5 embryos had been implanted would have been miscarriages since they would have stopped at some point forming. I am blessed with a daughter and currently pregnant with twins (the embryo split). My clinic recommends hatch assist with FET. This can increase your chance for twins but the reason they do the hatch assist is to help the embryo implant. I was nervous when we found out IVF was our only option. IVF is a major mind f***! The roller coaster of emotions is worth it, at least to me. Our reason for doing IVF was bad sperm. Did the results from your husband speed come back? Don’t be so hard on yourself. Your body is trying abd you aren’t doing anything wrong. Sadly this process isn’t like the classrooms explain it, sex once and baby. As you can see just from the responses you’re getting… there are a lot of us out here. Good luck and much baby dust to you 🙂

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee

zstbee84 :  for some reason my post above wouldn’t let me add your name. Also insurance companies suck! We had to pay for everything out of pocket. That’s insane they’re making you go through 5 losses. Can you go without the insurance for IVF?

Post # 37
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

zstbee84 :  ugh, insurance is such a stupid racket. i will never understand why they don’t let doctors decide what is medically appropriate/necessary.

Also, definitely shop around for medications. Our medication would have been completely covered from one specific pharmacy, but we have a lifetime cap on fertility benefits and their price agreement with insurance company was 3x what they charge OOP (like $15k vs $5k). That would have eaten up most of our cap, so we shopped around to 3-4 other pharmacies, paid $4,500 OOP and then got 70% of it reimbursed by insurance as an out of network charge. Just ridiculous games.

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

zstbee84 :  I’ve been there! It’s so frustrating when you’ve already been trying for so long. I spent the first 6 months at our clinic fighting with insurance trying to get them to cover our IUIs(which was covered by our insurance) and we couldn’t move on because we had a balance at the clinic. When we discovered my husband needed surgery after 3 failed rounds of IVF, we had to wait 6 months before we could go back to IVF. It’s maddening. It sounds like you’ve made peace with it but if you want to push, I’d talk to your dr about having him make an appeal directly to your insurance. That seems to work for quite a few people. I’m sorry you’re dealing with this. Hoping it all works out for you. and it sounds like a fertility counselor is a great idea. I’d also recommend  accupuncture. It’s good for fertility but I also found it incredibly relaxing. 

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