CandE how did EPU go?
Hi ladies. Egg pick up went well. Wazza was so great. Even sat with me holding my hand whil the anaesthetist did her thing. Woke up with the number 18 written all over my arms legs and feet. So 18 eggs all up. I need to call this morning to see how many survived etc. feeling much better this morning. Just trying to wrap my head around the drug regime for the next two weeks. Talk about intense lol It's so great to be able to share this sort of thing. Only a few know w are going through it so bub hub is a great support xxxx
Good luck CandE!!
15 embies survived overnight. 11 IVF and 4 ICSi. Will check in daily to see how many keep growing. Hope to transfer Saturday.
Hey guys i thought id just put this out there and if someone can give me brief information that would be awesome!
2 friends of mine are a same sex couple and want to start a family but dont know how. Main concern is cost and effectiveness and what exactly is involved? They live in Brisbane.
Thanks in advance for any information shared
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CandE thats great news fingers crossed they keep strong.
That's wonderful news CandE. Fingers are crossed for you
Firstly it's very kind of you to be doing some research for your friends, very sweet. I'll run through what we did and yeah...
We started by thinking that we'd do Artificial Insemination using a donor we'd met online. We soon changed our minds due to privacy, health screening and all the legalities. We also wanted a donor around our age and we found this very hard to find. So we turned to inter uterine donor insemination (IUDI). We called around and got an appointment at city fertility and had to get a referral from our GP. After we got the referral I had bloods taken and started taking pregnancy vitamins. My bloods were good but I needed a rubella booster shot.
After waiting 3 months for our appointment with a specialist we went to city fertility and had a very bad experience. We're unsure if this was due to homophobia or the receptionists just being a**holes for no reason (excuse the profanity but there really is no other word for how rude these women were). We changed instantly to Queensland Fertility Group. We told them of our city fertility experience and they were so sympathetic. They booked us in to see a specialist in 5 days!!!
5 days later we met the amazing Dr. who gave us our pregnancy! His name was Dr. Kroon. We went to our counselling that day. We met the donor sperm team and paid a one of registration fee of $500 for using donor sperm. The very next month were were doing our first cycle.
We paid $950 for each vial of donor sperm we used. You can buy these in lots of two only. The IUI itself was $248 with a Medicare rebate of $36. Bloods were free. Scans were around $80 I believe and consults were $130. I can't remember how much we got back but it was maybe half?
We had four failed IUDI's then moved on to ivf which was $10,300ish plus $950 for donor sperm. We got $5600 back but had reached the safety net. But all prices range according to the protocol you are on, how many scans you need, drugs, the specialist who sees you and their prices.
I could NOT recommend Dr. Ben Kroon, QFG and his office at Eve Health Southbank highly enough.
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