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    Hi Katherine,

    sorry to to bother you but I am phaning to do a ivf next cycle and really confused at the moment.... Will I be able to ask you some question in regards to doing a ivf procedure in Darwin? Your help will be much appreciated.. Thanks

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    Sure you can, it's been a while since my treatment but I'll try to help as much as possible .

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    I am so glad that you reply to my message...

    just a quick introduce about myself.... I am 24 DH is 30... I just found out that I have pcos last year... We have been tc since 2012... DH has really good sperms count... We have tried OI for two cycles with Repromed.. I ovulated but end up with BFN... My Fs is Dr Nicky... I just had an appointment with her but she couldn't tell us the reason why the OI fail and she recommended ivf... I asked her to do more testes ie HSG but she said no point because it won't get me pregnant... I am so sad and confused....I don't know whether I should keep trying or should go straight to ivf... So how did you go with your ivf? Was it really painful? And how many cycles did you do ivf before you success with your DS???

    Hope to hear from you soon,

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    August, I'm not who you asked but I wanted to pop in and comment. I've done cycles at Repromed and found them great.

    A specialist wouldn't agree for you to do tests they feel are unnecessary. Also, they wouldn't tell you to do IVF if you didn't have to either.
    It can be hard coming to terms with infertility and giving in essentially and saying 'yep, time for IVF'.
    The doctors want you to have a child. The way I looked at it was that in my field, I'm an expert and it gives me the willies when people who had no idea about my job tried to tell me how to do it. I figured it probably must be the same for the doctors. This is what they know.

    DH and I were TTC for 5 years before we had our twins, who were conceived through IVF at a clinic overseas. We were recommended to go overseas by our specialist at Repromed. I liked their honesty.

    IVF is not fun nor is it a cure-all. Giving yourself injections is mind over matter. I remember for my first one I sat there with the needle on my tummy for 5 or so minutes. You just have to do it and keep the outcome in mind. You might be out for a day or two following egg retrieval but really, honestly, in the grand scheme of things, it's nothing.

    I look at my children and can't remember any of the physical pain. However none of that matters anymore. They were worth all the struggle.

    Good luck with your journey!

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    Hi Alice thank you for your advice. Your right I need to trust my Fs, I was just confused. I'm just worried about getting getting my hopes up and get disappointed. How long were you under treatment with repromed? The only thing I'm worried about is the epu. How long did it take for you? Will I be able to be home within a couple of hours after surgery? Twins would be great but the Fs said they can only transfer one at a time for now. Where did you go overseas for ivf?

    thanks

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    I am kind of hoping someone out there see this and can help.
    I looked (but didn't see) a thread for Darwin ladies...so I guess this thread is my best hope....I was wondering if anyone is currently using Repromed in Darwin. We are in the process of thinking about baby #2. Baby one was created at MIVF (where our other frosties are waiting). We have since been relocated to Darwin. We at one stage were thinking of traveling to Melb to do a transfer but the logistics of it seem a hassle, so we figured we would try and see what happens here in Darwin.
    SO...my question to you, in the hopes you can answer it...I need a good FS. I really do want one that is open and listens to me. 3 years on IVF will do that to a person. I am also not the skinniest person and after my DD (no blame to her, only to myself) my weight is, well, not at all great.........can anyone help...or do I need to ramble some more LOL
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    Hi. Welcome to darwin. There used to be a thread for darwin but it was pretty small. Maybe it's not active anymore.

    Dr Nikki purser at Repromed is lovely. I had her for all of my egg pick ups, however my usual FS was dr girle. I liked her, but a lot of people have trouble accepting her blunt nature and lack of tact haha.

    But she tells it as it is and doesn't muck around. Whereas dr purser sugar coats things for lack of a better word. Depends what approach you would prefer.

    Let me know how you go. Goodluck with your cycle

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    Thanks so much Gemini!!
    My FS in Melb never sugar coated and was very blunt - never really worried me. He was amazing at his job, to me that was the most important.
    Thank you again for the FS names.

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    Regarding the FS in Darwin...
    do you have a list of those available?

    i went to Repro Adelaide and I think some of the drs there travel up north? If they still do, I can recommend one of those perhaps?
    sorry, not much help with the local drs up there.
    I did once have a bt there while on holidays.

    best of luck for Bub #2 xx

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    The only 2 I know of are dr purser and dr girle. They have a list of others on a board in their office from the Adelaide clinic but I've never seen them. It's been 2 years since I've been in there though.


 

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