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    Default Who to see for ovulation induction

    I'm currently wanting to make a plan for ttc#2. (If I have a plan I won't feel as stressed about my silly cycles). Last time it took 16 months to conceive. In that time I ovulated once when I took soy isoflavones. I have since tried them again and they haven't worked for me.

    I highly doubt my body will regulate before we start actively trying again so I'm looking into getting help this time. I don't know anything about fertility assistance yet. I'm thinking I'll just need ovulation induction. Who do people go to for that? A gyno, FS, IVF a clinic? I have read that there are bulk billing IVF clinics in Brisbane. Would I be able to go to one of those for ovulation induction?

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    A gyno/fs should be able to help. Im in wa so cant recommend anyone in bris. But have you considered acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine to complement any Western treatment? I need ivf and did a 3mth course of treatment before each cycle and was successful first time twice

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    Personally I'd get a referral to a fertility clinic. It would be worth investigating why you're not ovulating regularly and an FS will be most knowledgeable on the best course of action.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks ladies. I have pcos which is why I'm not ovulating. Is a fertility clinic the same as an IVF clinic?

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    Hi there - fertility/ivf clinic is the same. I too have pcos. Go to a fertility clinic rather than an ob. With pcos you are at risk of responding really well (as in making lots of eggs) to ovulation induction so I think a fertility specialist would be better as they will closely monitor your cycle with blood tests and scans to see how you're responding. They'll probably also start you on a conservative level of medication. I'm in SA and my ovulation induction cycles were $500 each inclusive of all scans and blood tests. Unfortunately didn't work and I ended up going to ivf but hopefully you just need that little nudge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Hi there - fertility/ivf clinic is the same. I too have pcos. Go to a fertility clinic rather than an ob. With pcos you are at risk of responding really well (as in making lots of eggs) to ovulation induction so I think a fertility specialist would be better as they will closely monitor your cycle with blood tests and scans to see how you're responding. They'll probably also start you on a conservative level of medication. I'm in SA and my ovulation induction cycles were $500 each inclusive of all scans and blood tests. Unfortunately didn't work and I ended up going to ivf but hopefully you just need that little nudge.
    Thank you. There are some bulk billing places here so I'll see if I can get into those. If not we will start budgeting for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Thank you. There are some bulk billing places here so I'll see if I can get into those. If not we will start budgeting for it.
    My clinic did ivf bulk billing for a while but no bulk billing for ovulation induction. It's due to the Medicare rebates available for ivf but there is basically no rebate for ovulation induction.

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    Ohhh... I'll have to call and ask but I won't hold my breath.

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    When I had ovulation induction two years ago all the blood tests and ultrasounds were bulk billed at my fertility clinic. Just paid when I saw the FS, which was only now and then to discuss progress, and when I had to buy the trigger shot. Plus cost of clomid of course. Per cycle I paid about $95 for those two meds. So unless something has changed with Medicare some places should still do this!

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