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    Default IVF Australia Vs Genea

    Hi.. there have been plenty of threads about this but nothing recent that I can see.

    I have booked in to start IVF with IVF Australia at Maroubra - I have a fertility specialist and I have had my orientation and should be starting in the next few days.

    However..... i ran into a friend last night and they said DON'T GO to IVF Australia, they had an awful time and after $20 000 and no successful pregnancies they have transferred to Genea... I have two other friends say similar things..

    I was really excitied to get going and started an now I feel like I've made the wrong decision..

    Any thoughts would be appreciated...

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    Default IVF Australia Vs Genea

    I went to IVF Australia City end of 2010 and fell pregnant at the second cycle in Jan 2011.
    We then decided to try for another child quickly as I am no spring chicken (41 this year). We went to Maroubra clinic and we were pregnant first cycle :0
    My time with IVFA has been excellent. FS, nurses and all the staff have been really understanding and caring.
    I just wanted to share my experience with you and wish you the best of luck with your journey.

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    Default In my experience ...

    Hi,I had two cycles at aus ivf with 5et all BFN and recently changed to Genea, also because of friends insisting that they're better. My first cycle was at Genea was cancelled due to poor follicle response and now in my second cycle at Genea I'm due to have my 5day ET Sunday. irrespective of whether I get BFF or bfn, I agree with everyone who says genea is better.
    For me it's been little things and big things for example; Genea keep to appointments (i hate waiting around for doctors running late), my egg collections at ivf Australia were always moved/timed to be week days instead of when i was actually ready, Genea do collections and transfers on weekends if need be. Genea offer to do the egg collection under sedation or anesthesia, Aust ivf only offer under anesthesia, and having done both methods" id highly recommend sedation option. Another BiG reason is that at Aust ivf, all my ET were done with doctor using naked eye to guide transfer, whereas I found out today that my upcoming transfer at Genea will be done with doctor using ultrasound to confirm embryo is being released in the right place. I'm feeling hopeful this is finally going to work .
    All that said though, many ladies get pregnant and have healthy babies at both clinics so if you're lucky, you might get pregnant first time no matter where you go.

    Good luck!!!

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    Hi ladies... Just an update on me... BFP first transfer at Genea.. 5th cycle overall!
    Hoping everything goes smoothly, it's been a long journey, thankful I switched to Genea

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    OP - let us know how you got on this cycle at IVFA. I did 3 cycles with IVFA Greenwich and found them to be wonderful. In the second cycle we only had one embryo and the FS did a special 4 day transfer, which they don't normally do. After falling PG in August 2011, our son is now 5 months old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fea78 View Post
    Hi,I had two cycles at aus ivf with 5et all BFN and recently changed to Genea, also because of friends insisting that they're better. My first cycle was at Genea was cancelled due to poor follicle response and now in my second cycle at Genea I'm due to have my 5day ET Sunday. irrespective of whether I get BFF or bfn, I agree with everyone who says genea is better.
    For me it's been little things and big things for example; Genea keep to appointments (i hate waiting around for doctors running late), my egg collections at ivf Australia were always moved/timed to be week days instead of when i was actually ready, Genea do collections and transfers on weekends if need be. Genea offer to do the egg collection under sedation or anesthesia, Aust ivf only offer under anesthesia, and having done both methods" id highly recommend sedation option. Another BiG reason is that at Aust ivf, all my ET were done with doctor using naked eye to guide transfer, whereas I found out today that my upcoming transfer at Genea will be done with doctor using ultrasound to confirm embryo is being released in the right place. I'm feeling hopeful this is finally going to work .
    All that said though, many ladies get pregnant and have healthy babies at both clinics so if you're lucky, you might get pregnant first time no matter where you go.

    Good luck!!!
    Hi I am considering Genea also, wondering if you had success? Thanks

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    I had few cycles at IVFA and then moved to Genea. I honestly find Genea much better service wise and facility wise, they are more flexible, work with when you are ready rather then when its convenient for them etc.

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    Default Genea vs IVFA

    Hi curious7,
    It was funny to read my post! I had forgotten all about it. That cycle with Genea WAS successful and I have a gorgeous little boy!!! He has just turned 20 months and I'm now planning to use the two frozen embryos that I have from the same cycle as my son. I'm hoping that one of them will take and we can expand our family.
    Good luck to you on your journey! After four years, 5 cycles and 7 transfers, let me tell you it's all worth it

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    Default IVF success

    Hi all. I was the intial poster of this thread. I ended up at IVF Australia (Maroubra Clinic) and was really happy. I had an initial cycle cancelled due to under stimulation and then my next cycle I ended up with 3 embryos which were frozen. I fell on my first go with my son who is now 16 months. (One embryo didn't thaw properly and I have one embryo left) .....I loved Maroubra IVF and would recommend them....everyone was great and I was very happy...... Incidentally I fell naturally and now have a 4 month old girl!!! They are 12 months 1 week apart!!!!!

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    Default Ivf success

    That is fantastic! Thank you both for your reply and great to hear of your success! Fea78 were all those cycles with Genea or some with others?
    I have read sooo much on clinics and it's so confusing who to go with I am looking into IVF Australia, Genea, Fertility First and Westmead Fertility Clinic. Good to read feedback but sometimes they don't clarify if it was successful so always curious of outcome... great to hear you both had success! Did you both do that PNG testing or whatever it is? Cbear77 great to hear of your little surprise after your success Do you know of anyone that has been with Fertility First?
    Thanks x


 

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