4 mo. countdown (long)

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4 mo. countdown (long)
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Thu, 02-10-2011 - 4:37pm

My RE has a checklist of things to do before we can have an IVF cycle. One of the things is attend a seminar about the process/policies/procedures. DH and I went last night. On the one hand it was long and we didn't learn much that we didn't already know. But I can see their point in requiring it. Not everyone does all the research first and this is the clinic's version of informed consent.

Well now its making me wonder about the two shared risk plans. Do

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 12:30pm

sorry just saw the date of your post...

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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 12:27pm

i think i would go with the 23K option. one question- if it works the first time, can you still do the two more after baby #1 is born? this way you could potentially have more than one baby, if you wanted.

if my RE offered the money back option, i would do the 23K. unfortunately, mine is 14K or so a pop, with no refunds :(

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Sun, 05-15-2011 - 8:27am

I'm back.

DH has been on clomid since March and his sperm count is up. My RE did a biopsy of my lining and turns out I've had endometritis since my D&C in august and I was put on two successive courses of 4 antibiotics. After getting all that done, we felt like we had fixed all the problems that got in the way of IUIs #3,4,and 5. So we gave it one more shot...I got my bfn today. We're surprised. 20mil sperm, 4 mature follicles, and a rockstar lining. How can that fail? It did.

So I am going to call my nurse tomorrow and ask her for the BCP prescription. Do I start it the sunday after my AF starts (like all the young girls do?) We also need to schedule our final consult and arrange financing.

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Mon, 02-21-2011 - 9:50am
ICSI should be able to give you a good fertilization rate, its just what will happen afterwards is the million dollar question. No doctor can tell you for sure and thats why I think the 23K insurance policy is good. Then there is the question of how well you will stimulate. The doctors can make a really good educated guess based on your blood work and age, but its after you start actually taking the meds that they know how well you react to the meds. Everyone is different.

IVF#1 March 2010 GonalF, Cetrotide, Menopur.
23 follicles 19 eggs 13 mature 7 fertilized 2 blasts none to freeze. No Pregnancy.
IVF#2 July 2010 Lupron Gonal F Menopur
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Sun, 02-20-2011 - 6:24am
Thank you so much for this info! I was blissfully ignorant thinking ICSI would solve our MFI problems. I've read a lot about varicoceles and even took DH to our PCP to ask. He said DH doesn't have them - w/o even checking him out. Sigh. It is more likely that DH's sperm problems are from the VR. When he had the reversal the surgeon said one side reconnected and the other may not have. Our PCP also brought up the fact of sperm antibodies with VR patients.
Thanks again, you definitely helped me decide on the $23K option.
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Sat, 02-19-2011 - 9:40pm

We did ICSI all 3 times. The first time I had more eggs than they could find sperm for and they actually had to discard some of my eggs.

IVF#1 March 2010 GonalF, Cetrotide, Menopur.
23 follicles 19 eggs 13 mature 7 fertilized 2 blasts none to freeze. No Pregnancy.
IVF#2 July 2010 Lupron Gonal F Menopur
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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 1:56pm
Yikes! Did you do ICSI? My RE said she really doesn't want to do w/o it.
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 11:04am

I would definately do the 23K option. Most people don't get preggo on the first try. We had male factor issues and it took 3 fresh cycles to finally get a BFP. I had no issues and actually stimmed perfectly everytime with plenty of eggs, and still it took 3X because of the sperm issues.

IVF#1 March 2010 GonalF, Cetrotide, Menopur.
23 follicles 19 eggs 13 mature 7 fertilized 2 blasts none to freeze. No Pregnancy.
IVF#2 July 2010 Lupron Gonal F Menopur
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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 11:54am

Hi Chouli,

We did a shared risk program thru Shady Grove.

Robyn (35) DH (40) DSD (19) DS (7)

TTC our first together

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Fri, 02-11-2011 - 4:57pm
Thanks for sharing your experience. It definitely helps to know my odds. We're already stretching financially to pay for this whether its $12K for one try or $23K for 6 tries.
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

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