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    @MamaKes I think it was you that mentioned the Known Donor program in Brisbane and the costs involved? @Maxwellsmum put me onto them and I thought it could be a good DE option, but after speaking to QFG today, the costs are just out of control. The Known Donor people cost about $13K and QFG are about $12K then that doesn't include the management of the donor's cycle as in doctors appointments and scans, or management of my cycle, appointments and scans or the transfer which is another $2300. So it could easily come out at $30K.

    So looking at @JulieMalooleys figures that she generously sent via PM for CapeTown, it is half of that, and even if you were very unlucky and had to go back multiple times for transfers, it's still likely cheaper.

    I haven't heard back from my friend who offered to donate, so I think she's getting cold feet, $$ wise I'd rather an Aussie donor but I know that takes time with the three month cooling off period and I want to pregnant like YESTERDAY!!

    This really sucks. When a natural pregnancy costs zero, to be looking at the costs we have to face it is ridiculous. Not sure what to do now. I have an appointment with my new FS to see if I can start a cycle of my own this month or next month, but I'm out very soon when I turn 45, so really want that next step in place. Why is it so hard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer View Post
    @MamaKes I think it was you that mentioned the Known Donor program in Brisbane and the costs involved? @Maxwellsmum put me onto them and I thought it could be a good DE option, but after speaking to QFG today, the costs are just out of control. The Known Donor people cost about $13K and QFG are about $12K then that doesn't include the management of the donor's cycle as in doctors appointments and scans, or management of my cycle, appointments and scans or the transfer which is another $2300. So it could easily come out at $30K.

    I haven't heard back from my friend who offered to donate, so I think she's getting cold feet, $$ wise I'd rather an Aussie donor but I know that takes time with the three month cooling off period and I want to pregnant like YESTERDAY!!

    This really sucks. When a natural pregnancy costs zero, to be looking at the costs we have to face it is ridiculous. Not sure what to do now. I have an appointment with my new FS to see if I can start a cycle of my own this month or next month, but I'm out very soon when I turn 45, so really want that next step in place. Why is it so hard?
    Why is QFG so expensive for this? There part is almost $4K more than a full normal cycle... Does Medicare cover anything? You cannot use Known Donor and one of the low cost clinics?

    Hopefull your friend has just been busy with Christmas and comes through fur you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gagingi View Post
    Why is QFG so expensive for this? There part is almost $4K more than a full normal cycle... Does Medicare cover anything? You cannot use Known Donor and one of the low cost clinics?

    Hopefull your friend has just been busy with Christmas and comes through fur you.
    I know right? Someone should call them on it they can't charge more to us to treat a South African donor than to treat an Aussie donor - that's profiteering!

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    @Sue77 have you looked at Mexico as a surrogacy option? I just came across it mentioned on Known Donor site...

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    @Precious40

    Good Luck with your BT this morning Luv!!!

    and prayers being sent for appropriately rising levels!!!

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    Yup you get to a stage where you dont want to.think about the $$$ people at work complain about medicare or cost of seeing an ob but really we have paid a lot more than that. Im tempted to give miss e an invoice on her 21st bday!!!

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    good luck with the move @Corbes where you off to?

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    @Precious40, good luck with your BT today love. Can't wait to hear your glorious results


    Blossom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corbes View Post
    @Blossom74 to continue on with the theme... I'm a stubborn Taurus, originally from butt fruck no-where in country Vic, now live in Sydney. Oh and I like long walks on the beach and sunsets ������


    And I thought @Bib's story sounded like an RSVP ad! @Corbes, meet my friend @BIB


    Blossom

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    Good luck with your blood test today @Precious40

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