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    Hi, i have chosen to go down the road of have a baby by my self. I have chosen to go though a clinic (haven't looked into it yet).
    So I was wonder what's the price of doing something like this?
    How many people conceived from IUI and how many had to have IVF?
    What's involved in the process?
    Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you in advanced

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    I went straight for IVF. A few failed IUI cycles and you would have been better going IVF. Guess it depends on your age and fertility.

    Best speak to your clinic about costs. Ring around first to see who has a supply of donor sperm.

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    We did two unsuccessful IUIs before moving to IVF. I have no fertility issues (same sex couple) so the IUIs were necessary in order to get the Medicare rebate for IVF.

    We were super lucky and currently 21 weeks pregnant from our first IVF transfer.

    IVF was much easier than I expected. I quite liked that everything was so closely monitored and I felt much more in control than with IUI. If we were eligible for the rebate straight up I think I would have just gone straight to IVF.

    Good luck with whatever you choose. It's such an exciting journey

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    4 unsuccessful iui's with donor sperm cost us way more than the 1 IVF that got us our bub.

    Next baby - straight to IVF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A&S View Post
    We did two unsuccessful IUIs before moving to IVF. I have no fertility issues (same sex couple) so the IUIs were necessary in order to get the Medicare rebate for IVF.

    We were super lucky and currently 21 weeks pregnant from our first IVF transfer.

    IVF was much easier than I expected. I quite liked that everything was so closely monitored and I felt much more in control than with IUI. If we were eligible for the rebate straight up I think I would have just gone straight to IVF.

    Good luck with whatever you choose. It's such an exciting journey
    Yay that's great news!! Congrats! Whats involved in being eligible for the rebate straight up?
    What's involved in IVF I know a few things about it but not all the ins and outs. Any info going into the unknown is always helpful

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    To be eligible straight up you would need to have a fertility issue, like PCOS, low AMH, or endo.

    How old are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tam27 View Post
    Yay that's great news!! Congrats! Whats involved in being eligible for the rebate straight up?
    What's involved in IVF I know a few things about it but not all the ins and outs. Any info going into the unknown is always helpful
    It depends on your clinic. It's just a matter of which box they tick. We were eligible for the rebate without doing IUIs. Some clinics make you do IUIs first, it's a bit of a money grab because the odds aren't great!

    We conceived DS with IVF, and have four frozen embryos from his cycle.

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    As wise enough said you will need to have a fertility issue. I had no known issues and was therefore not eligible for the rebate with IUI. After 2 IUIs our fertility specialist deemed me 'medically infertile' instead of just 'socially infertile' which meant I was eligible for the Medicare rebate. In future I will have the rebate whether I decide to do IUI or IVF.

    With IVF you get monitored closely. I had a lot of ultrasounds to check how my follicles were coming along. I had to give myself 1-2 injections per day as part of my protocol to stimulate my ovaries. Once my ovaries were sufficiently stimulated my eggs were collected as part of a day procedure. I was in and out in a few hours. I had 22 eggs collected which is quite a lot so I was a little unwell after (OHSS) but nothing I couldn't handle. 5 days later the fertilised egg was put back in me in a procedure similar to a Pap smear.

    I did a pregnancy test a week later and it was positive and a few days later I had a blood test to confirm.

    It's a lot of information but once you get started it all makes a lot more sense. You'll need a GP referral to get started though.
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    ^^^ everything A&S said is a pretty accurate guide to everything. I was scanned every second day which was annoying. They are internal ultrasounds so don't freak out when they come at you with dildocam .

    I know it seems overwhelming but they guide you through it. I'm so so so glad I did, my girls are amazing and I've never been so happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    ^^^ everything A&S said is a pretty accurate guide to everything. I was scanned every second day which was annoying. They are internal ultrasounds so don't freak out when they come at you with dildocam .

    I know it seems overwhelming but they guide you through it. I'm so so so glad I did, my girls are amazing and I've never been so happy.
    Haha yes I have a couple of them they are not always the nicest feeling. I have a bicornuate uterus and polycystic ovaries so IVF is probably the best option for me.
    I'm only 25 but not looking into starting this adventure until I'm 27.
    People say I'm too young to even think about having a baby and being a single mum but it's something I have always know I have wanted and have a amazing supportive family who back me 100% in my decision. I am ready to have a baby now but feel work wise and Monday wise in two years it will be easier.
    Thanks for your help


 

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