TTC to IVF

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MsGinkgo :  aw, I’m sorry to hear this. I don’t have IVF advice, but I do understand the feelings. The feelings are all over the place and difficult to contain sometimes, so my only advice is to be easy on yourself. Give yourself lots of space and make sure you are getting support. Set aside time to do things for yourself  even though you’re super busy. Be kind to yourself! 

FX that the short course does the trick🙏🏼

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We were planning to do IVF later this year, with PGD and PGS as diagnostic tools. I’m all for IVF, you can also freeze your viable embryos (if there are any) and do FET transfers after. We have so many new advancements so why not take advantage of them! Wishing you lots of good feelings and baby dust 😄

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MsGinkgo :  Hope you dont mind but im commenting to follow. In a similar situation. Im 34, d.h is 31, we have been ttc near on a year and a half, and about a year of that we have been doing the whole opk, bbt, preseed etc. 

Im not sure thst we are exactly unexplained, but we probably should have been able to naturally conceive by now despite our issues. 

Have made an appointment to meet with our consultant in may to start ivf, so I imagine we’ll start meds etc in june. Dont know what protocol yet. 

We have this cycle and next to try naturally. Hoping for a miracle at this stage!

Best of luck bee, and I hope your get lots of positive stories on this thread.

 

Post # 7
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that’s so surprising, straight to IVF.  How do you feel about it?  

The success rates per transfer are significantly higher than per cycle ttc, even with meds like femara or clomid and with IUI, so I can see how it’d be a big relief and have a lot of appeal, so long as you aren’t put off by the jump.

Anyway, I don’t have advice, just sympathy and support. <3 I hope this works for you ASAP and you get more little frozen embryos leftover than you could ever want.

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Hi Bee, 

 

  I’m currently 30 weeks (OMG!) with my first little guy through the miracle of IVF.  I’m 38 with unexplained infertility and two prior very early miscarriages from natural conception. 

  I was very lucky to have gotten pregnant with my first FET.  A few things I highly recommend are of course getting the embryos CCS tested (a type of PGS/D). Making sure you are very comfortable with your Doc and his staff, you’ll spend a lot of time with them and it was awesome to be at a clinic where I became very friendly/close with the staff. I still go by and see them.  Acupuncture was a HUGE factor in my success, recommended it very highly, make sure you go to someone who is experienced in infertility and emotional issues.  My final piece of basic advice is be ready for the roller coaster. I had no idea the ups and downs that were in store for me. IVF is physically and emotionally extremely hard but it’s worth it! 

    Feel free to ask me any questions you may have, it’s reallt nice to have support. There are also some awesome Facebook groups who are extremely supportive and knowledgeable.  Best of luck on you’re journey!!!

 

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Also, I don’t know what your financial situation is but we ended up out of pocket for IVF and FET. With the CSS testing and all the meds  it was about $55,000 out of pocket.  I learned on some of the Facebook Boards that companies like Starbucks and Bank of America has fertility coverage which pays a huge portion of IVF.  It would have been smarter for me to go part time at Starbucks for the insurance than work 60 hours a week at my Director level corporate job when it was all said and done. 

One other piece of advice, get a prescription for Synera Patches for your Progesterone in Oil. They don’t hurt at first but after 2-3 months they become awful, I still have numbness and pain from them. 

Post # 11
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MsGinkgo :  oh yeah especially if insurance covers IVF.

My girlfriend had no risks of anything, she just did 2 rounds of IUI and was annoyed and sick of it and jumped to IVF because her insurance would cover it anyway and bam baby. 🙂  If its covered I think it makes a lot of sense to just go to the most effective method!

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MsGinkgo :  where in Canada are you? Ontario pays for your first IVF cycle, you only have to cover the medication.

Post # 14
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  • Wedding: January 2017

 Girl, Ontario covers your first IVF, you just sign up to a bunch of clinics with the funding (pretty much ALL OF THEM) and the the first one that gets a spot calls you. Some people only wait 2-3 months. Mt. Sinai in T.O and Vaughn has amazing ratings and participate in the govt funded program. I’d check those out of I were you, we’re going that route if needed. 

*They cover the 15-20k IVF procedure, you pay for medication (5-7k). And since you have coverage for the drugs, you don’t have to pay anything!

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