Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:02 AM
returnable - We didn't do any counselling appointments. Was this at Trio?
I agree on the length of time. We got a referral last summer and I'm cycling right now. In our case this has worked well for us timing wise as we weren't prepared to move that quickly and we also wanted to wait and see if we got a funded cycle. I think if we had been motivated and willing to pay we probably could have cycled in February.
CattyMom - I am in the middle of my first cycle there so might have more feedback later. We are going for ER tomorrow. I would definitely prepare yourself for somewhere that is very busy. Make sure to stop them and ask questions if you're not clear on the procedures. I keep feeling like I don't want to bother them but then realise I don't have clear written instructions on much of the process so I need to ask. And then ask again if I'm still unsure. I've been misdirected a couple of times so it pays to advocate for yourself and ask questions. I really like my nurse which has been a plus once we actually started the cycle.
I've found the IVF monitoring to be fairly efficient all things considered but I haven't been at any other clinics so I have nothing to compare it to. Good luck! We are going to use PGS testing if we have more than 3 embryos to test. I'm trying not to get ahead of myself as often people have no embryos to test. Trying to be realistic.
(age 38) June 2016 IVF #1 antagonist, 13 mature eggs, 4 fertilized, 1 blast frozen
October 2016 FET #1 cancelled, thin lining
(age 39) April 2017 FET #1.1 BFN
July 2017 partner has vasectomy reversal
Feb & March 2018 - Medicated IUI x2 - BFN (even with 7 mature follicles on the 2nd IUI)
(age 40) May 2018 IVF#2, lupron flare, 7 mature eggs, 5 fertilized, 1 blast & 1 morula fresh transfer, BFN. 1 low quality blast frozen
June 2018 IVF#3 mini stim, 1 egg, immature
Sept/Oct 2018 IVF#4 antagonist with HGH - CANCELLED due to high estrogen/29mm cyst
Oct 2018 IVF#4.1 antagonist with HGH - 7 eggs, all mature, 6 fertilized, 2 blasts on day 6, PGS tested/euploid
November 2018 FET #2 w/immune protocol and 1 PGS tested - BFN
Locus Medicus testing for virus, bacteria and immune issues. Husband treated.
(age 41) April 2019 IVF#5 converted to IUI#3 due to follicle growth. BFP 12 day post IUI. Di/Di twins.
Dec 17 2019 - Baby boy and girl born at 36 weeks + 2 days. Everyone very healthy.
See my 'about me' page for more detail on my treatment history.