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    Default recommendations for fertility specialists in easterns suburbs

    please recommend fertility specialists in the eastern suburbs sydney.

    if we end up going down the ivf route, i've been reading it is so so expensive through sydney ivf and ivf australia, but if the process is many early morning appts to have tests and such, i think travelling to westmead and some of the more inexpensive clinics is going to be very hard. i'm struggling with what to do!

    i've seen a fs at an ivf australia location and i am thinking of getting a second opinion. we just discussed amh results and it was quite full on, so i'm supose to go back beginning dec for another appt to retake amh test and bring hubby. i was thinking to cancel and get a 2nd opinion before i go back.

    please someone recommend someone?! what fs have you gone to? what clinics in eastern suburbs do you go to? i have an illness, so it will be important for me to develop a good repoire with the dr, and someone who is going to be very attentive (another reason why i think it would be better to not go somwhere like westmead as ive read you deal more w/ nurses and different people on diff appts.)

    please ladies help!
    Last edited by sydbubba; 17-11-2011 at 19:04. Reason: forgot to say sydney

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    I guess it depends on the particular fertility issues you are facing as to which FS/clinic you might choose. If you are not yet clear if low AMH or sperm quality may be an issue I would recommend going with someone who is known to be proactive with testing before starting a cycle. You haven't mentioned who the particular FS was you saw at IVFA or what is what about their approach you didn't like so it is hard to make a recommendation.

    If you are only interested in clinics in the eastern suburbs then you are really limiting yourself to IVFA (Bondi and Maroubra) or one other small clinic I have not heard any positive reports about. (If you google you will find it).

    I agree that having an FS who listens to you, is empathic and is proactive is incredibly important. l have been a patient of IVFA with Dr Sacks for the last 18 months (this is my 2nd clinic) and have had all of my monitoring through Maroubra/Bondi. We have mostly been happy there but were particularly pleased with his proactive approach to testing and willingness to try new things/modify a protocol each time. We recently went through the IVFA Westmead clinic to use a new technology only available there. While we are pleased we did so, the commute from the eastern suburbs was h3ll! (generally about 90 mins) and I wouldn't want to be doing it every 2-3 days during a cycle.

    Genea (formerly Sydney IVF), also has an excellent reputation and has offices in the city. If you have a look at the profiles of the FS on their site and IVFA's it will give you an idea of their areas of speciality and it is not a bad idea to 'interview' a couple to see who you click with if you need to go down this road.

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    hank you for your reply. i have had an amh at it is(was) high 7.7 i'm 32. my husband's sperm has not been tested yet (he is 26).

    i didn't mention a name, because i have only seen this fs twice, once for pap/womens exam unrelated to fertility issues (and which i also took the amh test) and then to discuss low reserves and what to do next. and maybe i am being oversensitive? and i just don't feel comfortable mentioning names. i will say, he was very gentle and lovely. but my concern that appt went so fast and i was incredibly emotional. he mentioned why not start asap (and i can't because i have an illness and take meds i need to wean off of before ttc and pregnancy can cause complications w/ illness, so i need to prepare my body and consult w/specialist before ttc) and he said are you unsure of the relationship w/ husband or if you want him to be father of baby? i said of course not (though logical question i suppose?) but it troubled me that he then asked again later after i thought i made it clear. also, he only mentioned freezing eggs and after my research, i'm just really suprised he didn't mention freezing embroys (or even other options) that could be more successful. it was just this is this and come back to retake the test and talk to your hubby about freezing eggs and be ready to discuss next time. i just felt overwhelmed and later those points stuck out. and just made me feel like there is no hope in coceiving naturally. (which might be slight, but could be a chance?)

    also, in researching, it seems ivf aus is one of the most expensive. so i'm just trying to see if there are other options. and hopefully somewhere close. also, would that be a no go to see another specialist at the same location? do you think i'm over reacting? this dr seems lovely and has really good credentials when i've looked him up. i just need to have a good relationship with the dr, my specialist said as it wouldn't be the normal case.

    i need to make a decision soon because the appt is beginning dec! i don't know if i should cancel? should i book another appt with a diff fs and take the amh test with them? this whole thing is so overwhelming!?

    ppl who went to maroubra and/or bondi ivf - please tell me about your fs's. also, i think there is another clinic in bondi junction, anyone go there? is there anything at the royal hospital for women in randwick, or st vincent's or anywhere in the city/eastern suburbs area that aren't ivf or sivf? please ladies!!! thanks!

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    sorry to push this up again, but is there anyone who can recommend a fs in maroubra or bondi? perhaps even the city? or anywhere in the east? surely ladies many of you in sydney must have been happy with your fs?? i would really very much appreciate. thanks

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    really? no one?

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    I go to a clinic in hurstville. If that's not too far to travel let me know and I can give you details.

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    Hi we went through Fertility East (in Bondi just above Westfield) I got pregnant first go (currently 24 weeks). We were very limited with which clinic we could go with due to needing sperm (we are a same sex couple). So it was either Bondi or Hurstville. I was really happy with the clinic and would recommend them. During the process of IVF I was a bit concerned as their protocols seem different to other clinics eg they seem to do a lot of day 2 transfers and most other clinics do day 5 transfers but in my case it made no difference as I got pregnant straight away. They costs are much lower than other clinics too. Also there is a public clinic at RPA hospital that has a Genea lab but that clinic can be really hard to get into. Best of luck. Let me know if you need more info

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    thank you ladies! hurstville is probably a bit far, but i'm interested in bondi junction area. i will look into fertility east. any specific dr you recommend?

    is that considered a bad thing to do 2 day vs 5 day transfers? (i don't really know a lot about the process yet)

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    My Dr is Jenny Cook. They only use three drs there and she is a friend of my GP's which is why I chose her. I think is nice but I have no idea about her success rates etc. she is down to earth and was very kind to me during the transfer process. As I said earlier I am really happy with the clinic but then I think anyone would be happy with a clinic that got them pregnant first go!!!
    As far as the 2day vs 5day transfer thing, from my very limited understanding 5 days have reached blastocyst stage and have a higher success rate cause they are right at implantation stage but there seems to be lots if ladies who can also get pregnant from a 2 or 3 day transfer. If you want more info on transfer day success maybe ask a the specific question to the IVF board as there are some amazingly knowledgable ladies who should be able to help you.


 

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