I'm a bit lost. Two years ago I made an appointment with Ottawa Fertility Clinic to get tested and hopefully move forward with IUI's. I'm a single mom to one and was hoping to add to my family. I started second guessing myself, and basically never followed through with all the testing. I was 41 then. Now I am 43 and I think my options are much more limited. My cycles are very irregular, based on my BBT I don't think I am ovulating very often, and I am sure by the time I would get in for a consult, get all the tests done, and be able to do an IUI, if they even would, I'd be 44! And the odds of it working are like 2%, even IVF is really low.
I think my options are IVF or moving to donor eggs. Both are rather expensive options. I am having a hard time letting go of my dream to grow my family. But I don't have $30K+ to do this. I am just not sure what to do, how to move forward. I have been looking at clinics in the US that seem to be a bit less than doing it here, or going to Greece or Mexico. Or perhaps I need to just move to adoption, but I know even less about that! I guess that I need to get another referral to OFC. Do I need that if I decide to move forward with a clinic in the US or overseas? I suppose if I can get some of the tests done here it's covered by OHIP. But for donor eggs do I need all the same tests? Do I have to do IVF with my own eggs before going to donor? I had called and spoken to someone at OFC and they said if I indicated I was going to do donor eggs it would be faster to get in. Why is it so hard to let go of this?
I'm not even sure what I'm asking for. I guess some guidance on what to do next, at my age.