Thank you for getting back to me and sharing your experience. We've tried a naturopath who supposably specialises in infertility and have helped many women conceive. I've never been to one before, but when you're desperate, you try everything and anything. I decided we'd both go and see him with the idea to improve DH sperm quality ( and that it won't hurt if I go as well). It was $500/month and after 4 months we did another sperm test and not one number has changed. We decided not to pursue this anymore.
I also did acupuncture with my first two stim cycles and while I can't say it doesn't help with implantation, I do believe it can't help you get pregnant unless you've transferred a healthy embryo. I think the acupuncture was approx $400/cycle. I didn't know hardly anything then and looking back I am disappointed that neither acupuncturist or naturopath discussed all these with me and happily took our money.
Having said that I would still go and see a chinese doctor if proven he can really help me. If you don't mind, could you reply or PM me his details and I will make an appointment.
I am also taking a 3 month break ATM, I'll see Lynn on 14 Feb. It would be great if I could go and see the chinese doctor and start with whatever he prescribes me.
I get it totally re the support after the BFP. I found MIVF totally unacceptable with the way they run their things. I understand that they need to have procedures in place to deal with everyone, and this may work when doing a couple of cycles, but for someone like me, who has been through 6 cycles and have been so traumatised by the whole experience, have spend $$$ (I did 3 antagonist cycles with PGD testing and 3 antagonist without PGD testing) and still doesn't have all the answers why it hasn't happened yet, it is not enough to call me and say "unfortunately it's a negative this time, goodbye".
I am glad to hear Lynn's having a more personal approach. I find I'm more anxious with each subsequent cycle and would love to have a doctor/nurse that gets that and offers me more support. I'm really happy I finally decided to move on with her and so very hopeful I will have similar experience to yours. How is that with your sister, pregnant at 44 woohoo!!!!
I've read about the DHEA and would definitely give it a go if Lynn thinks it could help me. Apparently it works for women over 35 that don't have PCOS. I'm 34 and have PCO, but no other related issues such as problems with ovulation. In fact, up until recently I didn't even know I had PCO. It will be interesting to see Lynn's take on that. I will also ask about the HA-ICSI, I've read quite a bit on BH, but haven't tried it yet ourselves.
I'm size 10, pretty healthy, though there are lifestyle choices I can definitely work on and improve. I signed up for 12 week body transformation to get myself fit and healthy, but more so to focus my mind on things other than IVF. I've also asked my GP to recommend me a psychologist I can go and see, so I'll have someone ready to talk to when need it and get a different perspective rather than dwelling on things myself.
I agree I'm still "young" for IVF and time is definitely on our side. I hope we get the BFP sooner rather than later, so we can move on with life and continue where we stopped a few years ago.
Who is your OB? Are you having a natural birth or C section?