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    Hi All. Looks like we are heading back to a fertility clinic. We saw a specialist 2 years ago now and we were told that our weight was the problem with ttc. I have lost 49kgs. Hubby has lost 48kgs and still no baby. Not even a positive test. I would just like some advice and recommendations on clinics in Perth. Northern Suburbs. The clinic i went to i didnt like. Also, has seeing a councillor helped you at all? I am a bloody mess with all of this.

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    Hollywood an option?

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    Fertility WA at Bethesda

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    I'm sorry you are having trouble conceiving, but I just wanted to say that is a major effort both of you losing that amount of weight! You should be congratulated for your effort.
    We were in a similar situation, both lost a heap of weight with no success getting pregnant. It just seems so unfair when you work so hard to see other people fall pregnant so easily.
    We had success with Pivet in Leederville, but they do weigh you & you have to have a BMI under 35 to start treatment there. Fertility North in Joondalup might be another option although I have not been there.
    I would highly recommend seeing a counsellor, pretty sure all fertility clinics have one specialising in fertility issues. I feel it helped us when we were losing hope.
    I hope you find a clinic that suits you & have a short road with fertility treatment. Although it didn't seem to impact my fertility, I feel that losing weight & being fitter has helped with pregnancy (via IVF), delivery & motherhood so keep up the good work!
    Our ICSI cycle with pivet cost around $8500. You get about $5000 back from Medicare, all the day surgery costs were covered by our PHI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnybambino View Post
    Fertility WA at Bethesda
    I second FSWA, they are amazing and so far for us are 2 from 2. We are also NOR but are happy to travel to the clinic. All your morning tracking bloods can be done at clinipath. (I go to Joondalup or Kingsway). And you only need to do the clinic visits for scan and bloods once or twice per cycle. (Between 7am-8am Mon, Wed, Fri on first come first seen basis). The clinic can be pricey but everything is included ie: drugs, scans etc. and egg pick ups are done at the same Hosptial.

    Good luck with your decision, sorry you are going through all of this, I hope you get your BFP really soon x

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    I'm sorry you are having trouble conceiving, but I just wanted to say that is a major effort both of you losing that amount of weight! You should be congratulated for your effort.
    We were in a similar situation, both lost a heap of weight with no success getting pregnant. It just seems so unfair when you work so hard to see other people fall pregnant so easily.
    We had success with Pivet in Leederville, but they do weigh you & you have to have a BMI under 35 to start treatment there. Fertility North in Joondalup might be another option although I have not been there.
    I would highly recommend seeing a counsellor, pretty sure all fertility clinics have one specialising in fertility issues. I feel it helped us when we were losing hope.
    I hope you find a clinic that suits you & have a short road with fertility treatment. Although it didn't seem to impact my fertility, I feel that losing weight & being fitter has helped with pregnancy (via IVF), delivery & motherhood so keep up the good work!
    Our ICSI cycle with pivet cost around $8500. You get about $5000 back from Medicare, all the day surgery costs were covered by our PHI.
    Thanks Rosie! Someone else recommended pivet as well. My BMI is now 24 so I'm classed as normal! For once in my life. And I will stay like this. It's hubbies sperm count that is low so he's the issue. Not that I'm holding that against him. He's going to have his swimmers tested again at the go to see if weight loss has helped them so far.

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    Healthy BMI that's awesome! If you do go with Pivet be warned their leederville clinic is super busy - i got there one morning 20 min before opening & was about 10th in line for BT's, they get through everyone quickly though. I was a bit overwhelmed to see so many women all going through the same thing.
    We cycled at Hollywood too, before going to pivet - much quieter in the mornings but it wasn't a good fit for us personally. Similar pricing.

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    I'm at Hollywood and love it there. There is good and bad reports about every clinic so its a tough one. But I honestly have had fantastic service from the receptionist to the drs.

    Good luck and great job on the weight loss!

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    I just can't believe the cost involved with this process. It so daunting. The fact that you're so desperate for a chile but have to pay thousands upon thousands of dollars to even have the chance to possibly fall pregnant when there's people out there accidentally getting pregnant and not wanting the baby. Makes me sad.


 

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