A bit of background. My DH has had a vasectomy 12years ago and IVF has been our only option to have a baby. 3 years ago we first embarked on our IVF journey in Canberra. They were fantastic, I was going for blood tests and ultrasounds every second day before pick up and this close monitoring was continued with blood tests every second day after transfer. I had a day 3 embryo transfered and we were very blessed that this took and 9mths later we had our beautiful baby boy.We were very lucky and we know that and I could never relate to the pain and anxiety many women spoke in regards to IVF.
When DS turned 7mths we decided to try a frozen cycle (in Townsville) as I have always wanted at least 2 children. This was not to be as our only frozen embryo did not survive the thaw. So it was back to full cycles again.
Since then we have done 3 full cycles with one day 4 and two day 5 blastocysts, and a frozen day 5 blastocyst all which have resulted in negative pregnacies. All of these failed attemps were through another clinic (not Canberra) so we have now decieded to try Melbourne IVF and see if we can have some luck there.
I am 28 and have no fertilty issues (apart from having a DH who sniped way to early in life) and have been advised to do Preimplantation Genetic diagnosis with our next cycle.
Im writing to see if anyone has any experiences with this new treatment and Melbourne IVF in general. This treatment is very expensive (not covered on Medicare) and from our previous clinic where we really felt like a number and a source of income for them, we want to know that this advice is right for us and that we are not just another statistic.
Look forward to any advice
PS sorry this is so long, Im new to the forum world and look forward to picking up the terms and abbreviations as I go.