Hi:) I have my first appointment- initial IVF consult on October 1st. We started ttc last April(2014), in June we got a bfp, and ended up miscarrying not too long after. Then we got pg in January, again, another loss. Same thing in March, April, and again just last week.
The January miscarriage, I went to the RV, because I knew it was happening before it started happening, and I was then referred to the EPL (Early pregnancy loss clinic). I was referred to Dr Buckett, and through months and months of testing, both on myself and DF, it was discovered that the reason behind all of our losses, and difficulty getting pregnant is because DF has a balanced translocation. When asked what our options were, we were told IVF. I asked about IUI, but unfortunately, they said it wouldn't work, because the same issue remains. So we are going to be doing IVF with PGD testing. In a million years, I never thought that I would be here.. waiting for IVF. We were told we could continue to try naturally, but that every time we get pregnant, there was a 70 % chance of miscarriage.
After this latest loss, I was absolutely devastated. I miscarried on Sunday Sept 6, and I got the call on Monday the 7th to make our appointment for initial consultation. We are also part of a research study on PGD, so we are definitely feeling way more optimistic .
I have tons of questions though..do the meds really cost THAT much? I saw 1 poster said it was like $4200? I have insurance, but they only cover $3k.. per lifetime
if doing pgd, does that mean we have to wait til the next cycle to do the transfer, or can a fresh transfer be done?
In your experience, from initial consult how long was it before you got to ET?
I have all these questions listed to ask my doc, but just looking for personal experiences as well