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    Hi waiting26,

    Like Arlais, we had a VR done (Sydney in December 2012 - 15 years post vasectomy), but after 10 months of TTC naturally, DH still had v low sperm count and motility, and we were worried that the odds of conceiving naturally were stacked very much against us. After seeing a female fertility specialist at IVF Australia we decided to go down the ICSI route, as neither of us were getting any younger and really didn't want to wait much longer.

    I haven't been on this thread for a very long time as TTC naturally was such an emotional experience for me (so I feel for you 100% ) but I am pleased so say that we conceived our beautiful DD on our first round of ICSI. She was born in July 2013 and is now 11 months old.

    I was soooo worried that they would have to do a sperm retrieval on DH when I had my eggs collected as they "forgot" to freeze any sperm during the VR, but we were able to conceive her using the very few sperm DH had in his ejaculate. We also have 3 frozen embryos to use in future so it was well worth it.

    From memory, our out of pocket IVF expenses (after Medicare and HCF rebates) were around the $4000 mark. We did have to pay about $8000 upfront, but you get a big chunk back within the month.

    All the best for your journey - I really hope you have a BFP very soon.

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    I think it worked out to be around $3k out of pocket, but PHI paid for the egg retrieval and transfer, so if you don't have health insurance it would be more than that.

    We had to pay $8200 upfront for the cycle before getting anything back from Medicare, but you also need to factor in an assessment cycle and consider charges for extra tests and medications. Once I was pregnant we had some further testing done, I saw an Obstetrician, delivered via caesarean in a private hospital and bub needed to see a paediatrician several times and a couple of ultrasounds on her hips from being breech. So it's been a very expensive year medically speaking!

    DH's sperm count is low at approx 5 million, but still enough not to need surgical extraction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ange1111 View Post
    Hi All, I know this threads is about 9mths old so not sure if you are all still active and what paths you have gone down.

    i am about to embark on a very tricky journey where the odds are seriously against us but we both want to try.

    DH is 51, I'm 38. He's had two older kids, I've been able to conceive.

    he had vasectomy reversal 20 yrs ago :-(

    Looking for a brilliant doc anywhere in nsw or Qld. I hear. Dr Woolcott is good, and also Metricentre has been mentioned. Any others?

    he doesn't have health cover but I might increase mine incase we go down ivf route.

    It's great to read success stories. DH is very healthy. We don't have details of doc who did it originally.

    love any suggestions of doctors.

    thank you

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    Hey Ange

    Do you want just 1 more? If so I would look into IVF as it may be more cost effective and quicker.

    We went through metro centre on the gold coast. My little boy is 1 next week and I just found out this morning that I am pregnant again he was 12 yrs from original vasectomy.

    Good luck

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    Total inspiration- thank you!

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    Wonderful news! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BABYKINS View Post
    we went thru Doctor woolcott, and he is wonderful, we have already had one bub -gt pregnant 7 months after surgery, she is now 9 months old,,, and we are tryign for another, he recently had his sperm count redone after 2 yrs and its great,,, so there is hope
    Hi Babykins. Sounds like it all worked out for you!! Congrats!!

    It was a failed verersal for my hubby. We ended up doing IVF and getting pregnant that way though

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    We also went through dr Woolcot and he was fantastic. We fell preg 8 mths after procedure. I would highly recommend him.

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    i too am trying for just one more, and Im concerned that i might be the one who is just too old. I was 45 in March, and (my hubby has had his checked and its still excellent with great numbers and great mobility), but with my advancing age,,, what might be on my side is that I have good genes, my mum her self had me and my twin sister 45 years ago, and after 8 other children (yes strict catholics, she finally went on the pill at age 40. I had my baby girl last August, no problems with conception, she is now 9 1/2 months old , 7 months after reversal, I fell pregnant. Now 18 months later, my periods are perfect, like clockwork, I ovulate on day 13 or 14 (opks, temp rises, mucus changes, cramping) all perfect but i have been trying now for three months- not long I know, but nothing so far, and i know its only early days so no negative comments but time is not on my hands, so maybe this month, I ovulated last night, wish me luck,, mind you I have already had 5 children including twins 12 years ago, actually i really want twins again! I know Im being selfish but i cannot help myself, Im just like my mum, god bless her, shes passed now!
    My twin sister had her first baby at 39 and 9 months and then after 2 more and 42 she had number 3, another good genes sign, she actually went to a fertility specialist before number 3 who said, you can be 35 and have eggs of a 45 yr old, or you can be 45 and have the eggs of a 35 yr old, and that was her case, I hope its mine too, and i haven't ever drank excessively, hell i cannot remember the last time i was drunk, nor have i ever smoked or had drugs, my life is reasonably stress less and i get plenty of rest,, sooo but as i mentioned its been 3 months now, so i rang our local fertility specialist and made an appointment to see him on the 28th August if I am not pregnant by then.
    The receptionist told me about the egg timer blood test which takes 4 weeks and comes back with a score stating how high your ovarian levels are,,, so i had that test last wednesday and am awaiting the results,
    3 weeks to go, my doctor also told me on day 21 i can have a progesterone test which tells me If i actually did ovulate, so thats booked for next wednesday.

    okay back to the specialist , I can discuss all this with him when my results come back but he may diagnose clomid to make me ovulate more eggs at as time, (he wants to see my hubby as well as clomid causes a high chance of twins, but hey I want that and so does he)

    I dont know what he'll suggest, maybe i'm too old and cant ovulate healthy eggs myself even though i think i am as everything perfect, get pregnant on my own, just don't know, or as everything seems to be working maybe I just need to chill and it will happen, or I guess IVf could be on offer, i m not sure, what else can they offer with assisted reproduction for us if thats what it comes down too and I don't think donor eggs is something hubby wants if you know what i mean. oh and i'm on chinese medicines too as I believe they helped last time, and when my acupuncturist gets back from overseas Ill do that again , as i have to months of acupunture last time and fell pregnant twice in 2 months after within 2-3 months from the first acupunture session, i'm wishing her to get back quick,
    any suggestions and sorry if i offended people, thats not my intention!

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    Hi ladies I've been on bh for ages and never knew this support page existed!
    I'm ttc 17 months now
    Dh VR done in October 2012 at metrocentre by dr lechich
    Still patiently waiting. Dh SA isn't that great had it done in jan and retest in a month or so as he's been on a bucket load of herbs from naturopath
    Gosh I hope it happens soon !!!
    I'm 28 and dh is 30

    It's nice to read everyone's stories gives me hope
    Gl and many blessings

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    Default VR in Aug 2014

    Hello!

    Thought I would introduce myself.. I'm 27 (turning 28 on Sat... so technically I am 27!) My husband is 35, has 3 kids. His V was done around 6 years back and the VR this year by Dr Woolcott at Strathfield Private - Dr Woolcott has an excellent manner and we are eagerly awaiting good results to share!

    While we are not really TTC... I'm a bit obsessed this month.. first month I've kept track of AF and what day I prob ovulated.. but nothing more than that.. we dtd 4 times over that time and I have 'felt' all these symptoms that are probably in my head!

    Would love to hear experiences and anything you ladies are willing to share x


 

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