We are back on the IVF rollercoaster again trying for our second child. The reason for IVF is a failed vasectomy reversal.
We had 3 frozen embryos left from the stim. cycle we did in 2009 when we were trying for our first child. The first of these transfers (all day two transfers) in May resulted in a BFN and then the transfer of the second embryo resulted in a pregnancy with a good solid HCG level of 175 (tested two days early due to long weekend) which rose but too slowly and ended in an early miscarriage. We are about to transfer the third frozen embryo.
I am wanting to find out where in Melbourne others have been tested for NK cells?
My acupuncturist is strongly recommending I get tested for NK cells and has recommended Nick Lolatgis and his testing at Monash IVF. However my FS is with Melbourne IVF and said she doesn’t really believe all the fuss around NK cells so is not going to test for them.
I really respect my acupuncturist and my FS and my FS helped us fall pregnant with my first child and saw us through two early miscarriages so I feel caught as to what to do next.
Can anybody tell me if it’s possible to test for NK cells through a simple blood test?
I have heard that the test with Nick requires a sample to be taken from the lining of the uterus on a certain day of the cycle and a special treatment via a drip to be administered by him if high NK cells are found. Ideally I don’t want to go through Monash IVF and Nick as I’m with Melbourne IVF (nothing personal to Nick nor Monash just don’t want to move from my FS and MIVF) nor interrupt my IVF cycle with MIVF so I just wondered if anyone had any other thoughts on testing in Melbourne that they’d experienced.
I feel a bit caught between my FS and my acupuncturist’s opinions as both are highly regarded for what they specialise in so I’m trying to educate myself around the possibilities!