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    Unfortunately the bulk bill ivf in Brisbane don't do Tese or any kind of sperm aspiration. There full priced clinic however does do it, they are next door. An option may be to get the sperm aspiration done next door and frozen, then transfer it to the bulk bill next door though? Otherwise primary ivf do tese etc, although they are in Sydney so it can be difficult with travel, but they have confirmed they are opening a new clinic in Brisbane laster this year!

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    @monroe78 - thats weird, I spoke to them two day ago and they said the do? I had called around everyone a few months back and they all said they don't...but Bulk Bill IVF said they do?? $700 each side and some back from Medicare. Do you need this process too?

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    Hmmm wow that is weird! Yes we do need this too and when i enquired with them they said via email yes yes they do do it and the nurse said she will phone me, then when she was talking to me i interrupted her to double check if they do the sperm aspiration and she said "ohhh you need that, no sorry we dont do that here st the bulk bill clinic but our full fee clinic does if you want i can make you appointment with them"
    So that's really interesting thanks, i'll have to enquire again now 😊 primary ivf said they are $600-1200 for the sperm aspiration and $600 for the icsi plus meds at $37 per lot needed. But we will have airfares, accom on top, extra time off work to go there etc, so were thinking of waiting until the Brisbane branch opens.
    But if Bulk Bill ivf are doing it now, we may start there.
    How much is their icsi and is it them that does frozen transfers only?
    Thanks so much ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by monroe78 View Post
    Hmmm wow that is weird! Yes we do need this too and when i enquired with them they said via email yes yes they do do it and the nurse said she will phone me, then when she was talking to me i interrupted her to double check if they do the sperm aspiration and she said "ohhh you need that, no sorry we dont do that here st the bulk bill clinic but our full fee clinic does if you want i can make you appointment with them"
    So that's really interesting thanks, i'll have to enquire again now 😊 primary ivf said they are $600-1200 for the sperm aspiration and $600 for the icsi plus meds at $37 per lot needed. But we will have airfares, accom on top, extra time off work to go there etc, so were thinking of waiting until the Brisbane branch opens.
    But if Bulk Bill ivf are doing it now, we may start there.
    How much is their icsi and is it them that does frozen transfers only?
    Thanks so much ☺
    ICSI was around $350-450 from memory. Yes only FET

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    Thanks @shelby27, it definitely sounds like the same clinic then that i spoke to a while ago. I hope they are offering tese etc now, would be great news

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    Isn't that weird @Monroe Please let me know if you call and what they say to you!!! Perhaps they got confused...but she did give costs and everything....ugh..this will be our third round of IVF, Im older and haven't had anything to freeze, just a freshie each time. Its taken its toll so hope a cheaper clinic reduces some of the pressure. Im going to have another month off and working with a naturopath to get myself in better shape! Fingers crossed about BBIVF

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    Yes it sure is weird @ange1111 i was thinking maybe they started incorporating after lots of enquries, or knowing a couple of the other bulk bill places in other states offer it, obviously after i had originally enquired with them. I am waiting on a call back so ill let you know when i hear from them ☺
    Naturopath sounds great, plus the month off, it may be all that is needed to get those 2 lines ☺ good luck hun and yes fingers crossed!

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    @ange111 i just spoke to them and yes you're correct they are offering the tese/pesa now! Obviously changed it since i last enquired with them which is good news. $400/500 out of pocket each side, 500 epu, 400/500 opp icsi, meds about 240 all up. Does that sound like what you were quoted?

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    @monroe78 I think I saw you on some of the VR threads a few months back. My DH's reversal wasn't successful, bummer! I had tentatively booked in with Wazza a few months back when we first found out but that was before I saw low cost options.

    So I guess we're in the same boat as you with needing the extraction too! Did you decide to go IVF over the reversal?

    I got in touch with BBIVF after seeing this thread and I was quoted the same costs as you. She said after we get the paperwork back it will be about 6-8 wks before we can start. She said it won't cost us more than $2000. For the first round at least I guess. Although I did read elsewhere something about freezing the embryos not being bulk billed and this is a surprise cost or something.. I might have got this info mixed up though so if anybody knows?

    So they freeze all embryos and you do FET the next month is that right? It's a shame we can't have a go with the fresh embryos but good in a way because it forces you to take the whole process slow.. gives each stage more time to sink in!

    I guess we at least have the advantage of knowing exactly the cause of infertility. Given that we're all in working order, I'm hoping that it won't matter that the cycle isn't tailored to us.

    I've also seen a lot of ladies who are very happy with the services they've received there. I think it's definitely worth a shot with BBIVF first. Could save us a whole lot of money.

    At least if we do need to try a private clinic later on, it will be like stepping into luxury. I think it would be hard to go from luxury to no frills bbivf though.

    This kind of summed it up for me haha:

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    Im 10 weeks pregnant from there so they arent too bad
    Love it x

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurferGalGC View Post
    @monroe78 I think I saw you on some of the VR threads a few months back. My DH's reversal wasn't successful, bummer! I had tentatively booked in with Wazza a few months back when we first found out but that was before I saw low cost options.

    So I guess we're in the same boat as you with needing the extraction too! Did you decide to go IVF over the reversal?

    I got in touch with BBIVF after seeing this thread and I was quoted the same costs as you. She said after we get the paperwork back it will be about 6-8 wks before we can start. She said it won't cost us more than $2000. For the first round at least I guess. Although I did read elsewhere something about freezing the embryos not being bulk billed and this is a surprise cost or something.. I might have got this info mixed up though so if anybody knows?

    So they freeze all embryos and you do FET the next month is that right? It's a shame we can't have a go with the fresh embryos but good in a way because it forces you to take the whole process slow.. gives each stage more time to sink in!

    I guess we at least have the advantage of knowing exactly the cause of infertility. Given that we're all in working order, I'm hoping that it won't matter that the cycle isn't tailored to us.

    I've also seen a lot of ladies who are very happy with the services they've received there. I think it's definitely worth a shot with BBIVF first. Could save us a whole lot of money.

    At least if we do need to try a private clinic later on, it will be like stepping into luxury. I think it would be hard to go from luxury to no frills bbivf though.

    This kind of summed it up for me haha:



    Love it x
    Freezing the embryos and storage for the first year is included in the price. Then I think it's $300 yearly storage after. Springwood IVF didn't include storage and I think it was about $1200 per year there.

    Yes come back the next month of when your ready to do FET.

    I saw no difference between the IVF side and bbivf side same nurses same facilities same rooms, same lab and lab technicians. Just you see the nurses (who are lovely) instead of dr S at your appt.


 
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