I think we will be jumping into the IVF pot..
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|Fri, 03-18-2011 - 10:34pm|
We have been trying for a baby since 2006 and finally went to an RE in 2010. We got pregnant on our first IUI but that ended in a possible ectopic. It was never seen but assumed ectopic because of low rising beta with bleeding. My beta got to about 2,400 before the MX shot started working. I have had multiple IUIs since then with all BFN. The sperm count and quality has been good and even last month it was over 100 million post wash and I had 2-3 eggs. Wouldn't you think it would have worked? A big fat NOPE. We just met with our RE to determine what the next steps are. I am so new to the IVF world and not sure what to pick.
I posted this from TTCAM:
I am 36 and DH is 42. I appreciate all your comments and will check out the other board. My DH and I came out of the meeting with totally different perspectives which is kind of annoying. I am the type of person who just likes to 'DO" and not hem and haw about things.We did decide to check out another place that my friend recommends because she had her IVF baby there. It is a huge financial burden and it does make sense to shop around a bit.
My view from meeting:
1. IVF is recommended with either the 1 fresh and 1 FET package or the assurance package that is about $25,000 which includes 3 fresh and unlimited FET cycles within a 30 month period and you would get about $17,000 back if no live birth. This price is without medicine. Ouch...
2. He said I could start with my next period (BCP) if I wanted.
DH view from meeting:
1. RE didn't exactly say "I recommend IVF". I think he did by the way he talked. He said we could do a 7th IUI but if I have a tube issue it might not work anyway. We don't know if there is a tube problem and I asked about an HSG and he said that at this point, it would just cost more because the next steps are IVF anyway.I have quite a bit of pain with an IUI and he said an HSG was much worse. I would rather save the pain and money if I can help it.
2. On the assurance package, I noticed it mentioned BMI as a factor in deciding who is offered that. I asked about that and the doctor said that a recent published study mentioned a higher BMI might decrease your chance of conception by 15%. He also mentioned an unpublished study that says your chances drop 50% with a higher BMI. My hubby thinks we should take 6 months off to lower my BMI to increase our odds. I am telling you right now that I am NOT waiting 6 months. I MIGHT be convinced to wait 2-3 months. I am 36 and not getting any younger here.
We still need to figure out the money situation and which package would be good. I am going to call on Monday to get in for a consult with another fertility clinic to see if they would recommend the same things. I just hope things don't take forever since I have been trying for a baby for so long. I am getting impatient and I think we are taking a step back. I want action.
Any advise would be great.