Hi Ann, we had two transferred on the first go and both implanted (Only one ended up viable). This was after 7 cycles on our own. So I have no regrets switching to donor. I don't think I could have handled the disappointment any more. We also have our first ever frosty so fingers crossed it will work too and I'll never have to do IVF again :-)
Medibank will only cover your hospital stay not your donors (unless they have private cover too then you just have to pay their excess) I had to pay the full amount for my donor to be in day surgery for the epu. Everything for Medicare which went through QFG for us was billed to me so I could still claim Medicare for the IVF part. Unfortunately it was too late for my sister to get private cover for the day surgery, but that was the least of my problems at the time.
Hi Toni, QFG are great. I've heard a lot of good stories about all different doctors there. I was with Warren DeAmbrosis. He was fantastic and DH loved seeing him too, but I know he is planning to retire soon so I don't know if he is taking on new patients. I'm sure other QFG ladies can give you other recommendations too.