Does anyone have suggestions for what to ask our RE in a consultation to get as much info on IVF as possible? We first met with him about this time last year, we have unexplained IF, and he suggested several months if IUI. Well, we did that last spring and summer, with no success. We decided to take a break for a few months, to think about options, and just to have a break emotionally. Now we have decided to go back to him to get as much info on IVF as possible so that we are well equipped to make an informed decision as to whether this is something we want to consider, or move on to adoption. Our insurance does not cover anything IF related, and we have always wanted to adopt anyways. But we feel we at least want to know what we are looking at for IVF so we can look back and feel comfortable with the decision we will be making. So any suggestions on what to ask the RE would be so helpful!!!
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02-05-2007, 09:54 AM #1dblairRegistered Userhas no status.
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02-05-2007, 10:29 AM #2sage2Registered Userhas no status.
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You could ask him to share their success rates for couples with your dx. Also, explain the process to you. Knowing all the costs involved is helpful for comparing clinics. Good luck with your meeting, and keep us posted!Me - 32, DH - 41
IVF#1 02/07 BFN
FET#1 09/07 Chemical pregnancy
IVF #2 BFN 03/08
FET #2 9/08. BFP! Betas: 208, 625, 1478
02-05-2007, 10:50 AM #3
Definately ask about success rates in his clinic for people with the same tx as you, that should be the first thing, then ask about what meds you would be given, what they do, side effects etc, how much it will cost, how often you will be monitored...basically what kind of service do you get for you money.
Some of the ladies on here might be able to reccomend some clinics for you.
Good luck with your meeting, let us know how you get on(Me)Deborah 27 Partner (DH) 53
TTC #1 6 years
DX: Dh vasectomy 12+yrs ago;
IVF w/ICSI #1-#3 BFN
IVF w/ICSI #4 early loss
02-05-2007, 10:57 AM #4MaribelleRegistered Userhas no status.
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You might want to ask about what diagnostic tests they want to run before the cycle. I'm not sure what insurance pays for (I am always self-pay), but the tests can really add up. It will help you have a more accurate idea how much starting IVF will cost.TTC #1 8 years Me 31 DH 35
IVF #1 BFN FET#1 BFN
IVF #2 BFP Mia Michelle born 9/7/07
Surprise PG (chemical) 11/22/07 and 5/1/08
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