waiting time for DE

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waiting time for DE
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Wed, 08-04-2010 - 3:44pm

hi, all,
My DE and I decided to do DE after our failed IVF attempt in May. We completed all of the copious paperwork and tests by June 15. The nurse in charge was on maternity break (!), so we had to fax in all of our paperwork three times. They told us we'd have to wait three-six months once our application was complete. That was almost two months ago.

Have others experienced such waiting times? I'm concerned that if I switch programs I'll get put to the end of the list. However, I'm concerned that by the time I actually get the procedure done, it will be 9 months (how ironic!).

Also, we live in Illinois, so a flight to Baltimore wouldn't be ideal. Any word on good places in Chicago?

Thanks for your advice,
martha

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Wed, 08-04-2010 - 9:18pm

Do you know what the delay is?

 


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Wed, 08-04-2010 - 10:31pm

Hi Martha,
We did a failed cycle in NYC with a clinic that does the matching for you.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Thu, 08-05-2010 - 10:58am

thank you both for your replies. Yes, the clinic is doing the matching. So, we don't do the picking. I'm guessing the # of donor people they have is small. We're going to go solo (my insurance covers everything except the fee), so there should be little delay. From the sounds of it, I should consider a day trip or two to Shady Grove??? Unfortunately, my work is about to start up again (I'm a teacher) and that would be difficult. Plus, I really like my RE. I don't know.....

Sounds like this wait is typical for in house match facilities...

best,
martha

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Thu, 08-05-2010 - 9:20pm
I have to say, the Shady Grove trip was worth the trip.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Fri, 08-06-2010 - 7:25pm

Hi Martha:

I'm working with a clinic in Colorado that has a matching program. They have slim pickings for donors. But they will work with donor agencies, they just prefer to have you use their donor pool so they don't really tell that much about other agencies, unless you ask.


It is more expensive to use in agency because not only do you have to pay the donor fee, but the agency fee and travel expenses (usually) of the donor, unless you happen to find a local donor.


Using an agency, you can keep your RE and have the donor come to you. That's what we're doing, most likely.


I checked out The Donor Source and Conceivabilities. They offer a lot of choices.


Good luck!


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Wed, 12-01-2010 - 11:21pm
Hi Isabel,
would be curious for feedback on Shady Grove and their egg donor program. Did you do fresh or frozen?
thanks -Christina
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Wed, 12-01-2010 - 11:24pm
hi there - I would be curious to hear about your experience at Shay Grove and their frozen egg program. I am assuming it is less expensive than the fresh donor egg version.
thanks for the feedback - Christina
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Thu, 12-02-2010 - 7:24pm
Hi Christina,
At the time I did my frozen cycle, it was still in a trial phase at SG. I think I was the 3rd recipient of frozen eggs. So we actually got a lower rate, since they didn't have a track record to know how successful it would be. At the time it was $29k for the 1:3 pgm, but we paid $24k.

However, I believe the high success rate, the convenience of scheduling your cycle w/o having to synchronize, and the guarantee of 6 mature eggs (cycle won't get cancelled) led them to actually increase the price for a frozen cycle.

In any case I was very happy with the process and being able to plan ahead for the travel, and obviously thrilled with the outcome :) My DD2 just turned 6 months :)

let me know if you have other questions.

 


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Fri, 12-03-2010 - 3:59pm

Franklin and Callan

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Fri, 12-03-2010 - 4:07pm
I have 4 month old twin sons from the frozen donor egg program and couldn't be more thrilled. Before trying the frozen egg bank, I did a fresh cycle @ SG that resulted in a m/c.

I believe the program is actually more expensive now but when we transferred, they were in their trial program. It took 2 months from start to transfer although I had already been accepted by SG as a patient and completed the intake testing/mock cycle. I imagine that if you hadn't completed that it would be longer.

I believe there are other frozen egg banks like RBA in Atlanta that are cheaper but what impressed me was the 6 cycle, 100 % money back guarantee that SG offers.

I was thrilled with SG and don't hesitate to recommend them to people. I believe there are 3 people on this board (Spencer , Izzy including) that have had BFPs from the frozen oodles program. It is worth it.

Gabrielle

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