(Closed) Ladies that have been through IVF or are considering it…

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Member
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

So sorry for what you are going through. Well, my situation is different in that I had no choice but to do IVF. (One missing tube, the other we found out was damaged later on after attempting Clomid and IUI’s. And it was successful! I’m due in 2 1/2 weeks. If I hadn’t had to do IVF, I would have tried probably one injectibles cycle first, then moved on to IVF. What are you looking at as far as cost? For us, injectibiles would have been about $3,000 vs IVF which is $15,000. We had to spend almost the full amount for IVF, so it was very pricey, but luckily for us it worked! If you do have IVF coverage or have the money available, I would say to go for it since you have an unexplained diagnosis and it has been about 20 cycles. I have two co-workers who had unexplained infertility and both got pregnant from IVF on their first try. They still have no idea what the problem is, but IVF worked for both of them!! Let me know if you have any IVF questions. I’d be glad to help. And I’m sorry for what you are going through. I can totally relate!!!

Post # 4
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Our specialist gave us the option to TRY injectibles + IUI or move straight to IVF – though she suggested that if we were going the full hog with injectible medications, we might as well look at our odds with IVF, since they were greater. Looking back, I’m glad we chose IVF, because the first cycle failed – and our second worked.

20 months of TTC and finally, finally! we’re pregnant. (It’s early days, but I’m taking it one day at a time.)

Post # 6
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@Jenn23:  Due in 2.5 weeks? OMG! So close! ๐Ÿ™‚

@kbear:  Thanks hon! Good luck with your decision. Always here if you need a chat.

Post # 7
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5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@kbear:  Sure, send me a message with any questions/concerns you have! Do you know what your antral follicle, FSH or AMH counts are? Just curious. And your husband’s sperm count is decent or good? I hope IVF works for you! It does have the highest success rate as you said. Just so you know, we were not very optimistic because I have a lower AMH (not as many eggs even though I was only 34 at the time of the procedure) but yet I got 13 eggs! 8 of them fertilized, they transfered two, and one of them is in there moving around right now. ๐Ÿ™‚ So when you do start the process, try to think positive and be optimistic and hopefully you will get the amazing news you’ve been waiting for. I have my fingers and toes crossed for you!!!

Post # 8
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5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Mrs. Jaguar:  Yep, 14 days from today now. Yay! I’m so excited and still can’t believe it. I’m so excited for you, too!!! Thanks for all your support along the way. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@kbear:  I just finished my IVF cycle this Monday.  When I started the process, I knew we would go straight to IVF.  We’re completely OPP and I didn’t want to waste time or money.  Well my RE discussed doing an injectible IUI cycle first.  I’m glad we did.  Although unsuccessful it was 2500 loss instead of a 15k loss.  We discovered during our IUI cycle, I’m an excellent responder.  I’m 42 and I was producing follies like I was in my mid 30s.  And we suffered from MFI as well.  So for IVF, I was on an antagonist protocol, ICSI was required for fertilization as well as AH to help w/ implantation.  Well, I’m happy to report we did get 12 eggs to blastocyst and I’m now incubating 3 praying for just one to stick:).(Huge accomplishement considering our situation.) 

For injectibles IUI, you are on less meds since you are only trying to release 2-3 eggs.  Also you only have to do U/S and B/W 2-3 times.  You can always go the injectible IUI route OPP and use your insurance for IVF.  Also know you can get your meds overseas for half the cost if you do not have coverage here.  Many ladies do it successful and it helps fray the cost. 

I know its a huge decision.  PM if you have any questions.  The shots aren’t as bad as one would expect, I gave them all to myself.  And I only went crazy on Darling Husband @ the end.LOL

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