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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsErinR View Post
    I haven't done IUI but I have had 2 miscarriages with IVF. Have you had any tests for the cause of the miscarriages? There are many things that can cause them and many are easily treatable too. For me, I have high NK cells which is an immune system issue, easily treated. (I'm also older and that doesn't help me, but not an issue for you)

    It could just be very bad luck or it could be a very treatable thing!

    It sounds like you can get pregnant relatively easily with IUI. That's great. I hope you get to the bottom of the cause of your losses and on to a successful pregnancy.
    @MrsErinR
    our fertility specialist had us do chromosome testing done after the second loss just to make sure we were compatible and all came back clear. Yay!
    Hopefully this one is going to stay ☺️

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    Quote Originally Posted by OIC View Post
    Ooooooooh, Fx for cycle number 6! Hope this is your cycle for a sticky one!

    Great that your FS is doing a cheaper clinic! Wish we had one of those!

    Yeah, the hysto thingo....the one where they squirt dye? Uncomfortable! If the egg retrieval isn't as bad as that then that's ok.
    @OIC

    Yeah the dye thing... I actually thought something had gone terribly wrong - for 3 days after it I couldn't lay, sit, stand and was I tears with pain 😢
    after speaking to an ivf nurse last week she was sympathetic and said it was quite common after that procedure, I was glad to feel like I wasn't the only one!
    thanks for the sticky vibes!

    what are your plans from here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thugwife View Post
    We we found out of pocket to be fairly substantial, iui is about $450, standard ivf is about $5500 and low cost ivf is about $1300 x
    Wow. This is our clinics costs (out of pocket):

    IUI $1,115
    IVF $1,645
    ICSI $1,795

    Amazing how different clinics can vary so much!

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    @Calstar

    yeah very interesting.
    Do you know how they go about egg retrieval?
    i know the lower cost ivfs are generally so because there is no hospital admission - no general anesthetic, doctors fee etc.
    the one we will go on to will use morphine and local anesthetic, they retrieve fewer eggs and a lot of the work is done by nurses instead of doctors.
    Lovely that they have given everyone the chance at ivf through lower costing ☺️

    Our ur doctor yesterday said that Australia is one of the only countries that do egg retrieval via general, the UK, US all do it via local

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    Quote Originally Posted by thugwife View Post
    @Calstar

    yeah very interesting.
    Do you know how they go about egg retrieval?
    i know the lower cost ivfs are generally so because there is no hospital admission - no general anesthetic, doctors fee etc.
    the one we will go on to will use morphine and local anesthetic, they retrieve fewer eggs and a lot of the work is done by nurses instead of doctors.
    Lovely that they have given everyone the chance at ivf through lower costing ☺️

    Our ur doctor yesterday said that Australia is one of the only countries that do egg retrieval via general, the UK, US all do it via local í ½í±
    Sorry I don't know. I'm not quite at the stage if knowing all the ins & outs of each procedure.
    But I know admission & anaesthetic fees are on top as that's what I had to pay for my recent surgery (the rest was bulk billed).
    I think it's probably GA but if I can I'd really like to push for local! I did not enjoy my GA experience at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calstar View Post
    Hi
    I just wanted to jump in to ask you ladies why it's was that you chose IUI over IVF?
    Was it solely a cost thing?
    Thanks
    Initially when ttc#1 it was what was suggested as was the first step and much cheaper than ivf. As it worked first go for both our dd and for our second bub (ended in a mc), we have continued on, knowing it works for us. The clinic we go to in Melbourne is still much cheaper than doing ivf. That being said, if we don't get a bfp this cycle I will be talking more seriously to my hubby about ivf.

    OIC - goodluck for your tww too! I hope it goes quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thugwife View Post
    @Calstar

    yeah very interesting.
    Do you know how they go about egg retrieval?
    i know the lower cost ivfs are generally so because there is no hospital admission - no general anesthetic, doctors fee etc.
    the one we will go on to will use morphine and local anesthetic, they retrieve fewer eggs and a lot of the work is done by nurses instead of doctors.
    Lovely that they have given everyone the chance at ivf through lower costing ☺️

    Our ur doctor yesterday said that Australia is one of the only countries that do egg retrieval via general, the UK, US all do it via local í ½í±
    It's "heavy sedation", not a GA I believe. At a lot of clinics anyway. I had 25 eggs collected a couple of weeks ago, I WANT sedation please!

    They use ultrasound to pass a thin wire through the wall of the vagina to the ovaries and suck the eggs off the follicules.

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    Oh yes thank you @WiseEnough, we were just comparing the differences in cost and retrieval anesthetics they use. It seems different in so many places, it's all very interesting.

    25 was ouchy then I take it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    Sorry to make the previous post a about me, I just don't want you guys to be scared of IVF!
    Sorry for late reply! Thanks so much Wise Enough! Lots of great info there! Makes me feel a lot more relaxed about the next step. Glad to hear that the egg retrieval isn't too nasty!

    Quote Originally Posted by Calstar View Post
    Yes it helps heaps!

    We've been seeing our FS for a few months now & have just had some investigation tests etc.
    We have a follow up appointment next week & dependent on the results we'll be discussing our next move.
    Our FS did think IUI could be a worthwhile option, but we needed to see the results of my DH's 3rd SA before deciding. But obviously it's ultimately our choice.
    It's definitely a hard one!
    How did you go with the FS appointment? Have you made some decision? Good luck!

    Quote Originally Posted by millysmumma View Post
    Initially when ttc#1 it was what was suggested as was the first step and much cheaper than ivf. As it worked first go for both our dd and for our second bub (ended in a mc), we have continued on, knowing it works for us. The clinic we go to in Melbourne is still much cheaper than doing ivf. That being said, if we don't get a bfp this cycle I will be talking more seriously to my hubby about ivf.

    OIC - goodluck for your tww too! I hope it goes quickly.
    Thanks. I've been POASing and all BFNs so far, today was 13 dpi so i'm pretty sure it hasn't worked. Blood test is on Friday.

    When is your blood test? Fx for you!!!!!
    @thugwife where are you up to with cycle 6???? Any good news yet?

    I am going to take the next cycle off. I don't want to time wise (i just want to get to a BFP!) but feel like I need a break. And then move to IVF for the cycle after that.

    Looking forward to a nice relaxing Easter with no jabs or pessaries!

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    @OIC
    thankfully I haven't been obsessing over what day of the tww it's been, I actually had to think then, haha!
    today is day 7 so another weeks wait until we'll test, all things are crossed!
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