@bbhope – just to see if I understand things correctly. Maturation arrest is to do with the Y chromosome not being correct and this is found in the blood test?
Oops, forgot to answer this part. No, there is no known cause for maturation arrest. Somehow the sperms just don't mature and thus don't get out. Scientists suspect it is genetic related but don't know what at the moment. Micro-deletion of Y chromosome and AZFa,b,c arm are known genetic defects that cause azoospermia.
Just today, my preg friend visited me at work (grr...after I avoided her for the entire 9 months....). I don't know what trigger the conversation about medicare. She said that there is no benefit of being PR with medicare because she is still paying a lot for priv insurance and hardly uses rebate from medicare. I told her that it does make a huge difference for us. She asked me to give examples and I immediately changed the subject. LoL.
It isn't just IVF. I have been seeing a clinical psychology for my depression. The medicare plan gives pretty good rebate. Much more than my PHI will give me.
@DJ Nette – Thanks J. I know that DH will never change his mind about donor sperm. He feels bad that be may not be able to give me a child and even said that I could leave him and find someone who can give me a child L
As Nette said, don't discount on the donor just yet. I don't know if my DH is fully on board just yet but he is slowly accepting it. Yes, he is also like your DH, said no to donor and told me to find someone else. He even said no to IVF at the very beginning! But deep down, he knows how much I am hurt and how much I want to be a mother. It hurts him deeply too. It would be unfair to take away my right to have a biological child (assuming nothing wrong with my eggs which is still yet to be determined). He sees that people divorce and raise other people children. So you know what i mean. It is one step at a time process so just wait and see. The counselor warned me, though. If we don't come to an agreement, one has to make tough decision. I hope we don't have to get to that......