starting an ivf cycle soon....excited but nervous

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Registered: 07-10-2011
starting an ivf cycle soon....excited but nervous
Wed, 08-17-2011 - 5:58pm

Hi everyone! First I just want to say thank you all for the wonderful advice that you gave me about mini ivf versus standard ivf. My main issue was cost and fear of hyperstimulation. Well, I had my first appointyment today with my RE and I think we have come up with a great solution! The cost of mini is 4800 whereas the cost of standard is 6800!! While 2000 is alot of money when paying out of pocket as we are, I think its well worth is to receive better results and the best chance of getting my baby!! I am so excited!! And hyperstimulation can be combatted with lower doses of meds, which should be fine for me since my issue is tubal. My only concern is that we only have enough to do one cycle and my husband is totally against getting a loan. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed and praying for a miracle!! RE seems to be optimistic...even commented on how beautiful my cervix!! We go for labs on Monday and anticipate a start date in mid September. I look forward to getting to know all of you better!!

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Registered: 08-08-2011


Good Luck and Congratulations on your upcoming cycle! I agree with you..even when we are all flat the Grand Scheme of things...2000.00 dollars is WELL worth the added chances for success!

Most of my postings are in the August Cycler board.... But I am currently on my second IVF cycle. The first one was a success. My IUI's failed...but we are hoping this cycle produces our NEXT baby! I have been through it all..and know a lot about feel free to ask away. Everyone on here is very supportive and helpful!

Good Luck!