, thanks for stopping by this thread.
I am hoping that you can share your experiences about a Dr. Antony Lighten at SIVF [Norwest location] or suggest another FS at SIVF. The higher costs at SIVF are of no concern to us at the moment as we're prepared to spend as much as it takes to get our family.
I'm looking at moving to SIVF as they do egg retrieval 7 days per week [Am at Next Generation Parramatta now, and they only do it 3 days per week] & SIVF boast better freezing techniques.
My story in case you want to know:
We only have a limited supply of sperm frozen. DH had cancer at the time of sperm collection and as such is not of great quality and we must also to ICSI. DH remains sperm free due to the various rounds of high dose chemo. His doctors have advised that it is unlikely his sperm will ever return.
I want to change clinics for a few reasons. I think the reasons below are fair, I hope you do also.
1. Next Gen made an error on day 1 of my cycle, and forgot to call me back to come and pick up my meds. When I rung them, the nurse said we shutting now, so come tomorrow morning instead and then said 'we can just only hope that does not affect things'
2. They never increased my medication during the stim phase, and only saw me twice to check up on my folicle growth - the FN rang me on the last day of stimming and said to take a double dose, as there were not enough follicles and were not mature and sadly it made no difference as it was too late.
3. My eggs should have been ready for collection on the Sunday, but as the FN explianed that Next Gen only to egg retrival 3 days per week, I had the choice to go on Friday and risk not having enough mature eggs, or go Monday and risk losing them. So I went with Friday. Only 5 mature eggs were collected, but only 1 made it to Blastocyst. [which ended in a M/C at 9 weeks]
So after that very long post, if you have any feedback on Dr. Lighten or can recommend another FS at SIVF that may suit us, I'd love to hear about it.