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    Quote Originally Posted by BlondeinBrisvegas View Post
    But it isn't as simple as "oh, just freeze your eggs for later" as they don't generally freeze or thaw well as eggs alone have a higher water content making them more unstable for freezing and thawing...a fact that seems to be conveniently overlooked most of the time.

    Far better to freeze embryo's if possible. Plus it's bloody expensive too with no Medicare rebate unless it's for a medical reason (for eg starting cancer treatment). What I wish is that all these experts that are so blase with their advice such as "oh just freeze your eggs" or "get the embryo's PGD tested prior to transfer" would be completely honest and transparent regarding costs of doing these things, success rates and the criteria that has to be met to achieve these things also as I believe it gives a false perception that it's achievable/affordable for everyone when it clearly isn't.

    Same with the amount of Cycles needed. I reckon just cut to the chase and tell the truth about how many embryo's you'd likely need transferred depending on your age to get a take home baby. That's where the reality lies IMO.
    Exactly. That's why I liked this interview. It was very much bringing up the question of the ivf clinics are not being honest with women about their chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie74 View Post
    So I need some tough love this morning..

    I'm basically just doing my own head in. And I know if I leave it too long I'll end up with more expensive flights...

    I should just book em and get it over with shouldn't I??? ������
    @Charlie74, quit faffing around and book your flights, woman!


    Is that the kind of tough love you're after hon?!


    JK....Do what you feel in your gut is right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie74 View Post
    Morning girls.. Completely agree.. Most people start this journey and really don't know half of what the realities are. People just assume that IVF can fix everything. And most people don't have a clue about just how much crap u have to inject, swallow etc.. Or the invasiveness of having ur eggs sucked out!! Most people (lucky for them) really have no idea what IVF entails.

    So I need some tough love this morning.. For some annoying reason (likely anxiety related!).. I am procrastinating the Feck out of buying my flights up to Sydney for my intrallipids next Saturday!!! Mostly bcos the pessimist in me keeps thinking stupid things like 'what if I have my scan on Monday & it turns out I have an amazeballs lining already and they want to transfer before next Saturday??' But then I also think 'well even if that happens' the intrallipids will still be of benefit regardless of being before or after FET.'

    I'm basically just doing my own head in. And I know if I leave it too long I'll end up with more expensive flights...

    I should just book em and get it over with shouldn't I??? ������

    Just book the damn flights already FFS's!!! Stop fart a r s e i n g around Luv!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnite01 View Post
    Totally agree. And what irks me is so many young ivfers that assume ivf is the answer to everything and totally devo if they get less than 15 eggs at epu and doesnt work straight away and shock horror their fs doesnt put in 2 embies first up cause they want twins.
    I get it. I am on another thread where I am seeing double figure egg hauls and the same for fertilisation rates. I am very happy for them, and at their age Id be pulling same numbers Im sure. Just is a reality check that chances are I will be the last one on the thread, which is not the first time.

    Thats why I came here. I know Im not 40+, Im 39 next month, and I know its not going to be easy. My 2 egg haul was the indicator Im not going to cruise in this. 7+years trying, I just want something good to happen.

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    My irk is the images on the marketing material IVF clinics use. You know, the images of pristine white parents holding their pristine white baby, usually in pristine clothes with colours of cool white and blue. Ooh for flips sake, check out any family with a newborn...that is not real life!
    I'd love to produce a 'real' marketing flyer for an IVF clinic. Do we have a graphic designer amongst us. We could put the facts out there, as we know them, to potential IVFers!!
    Something I do like about the CT ED clinics is that the clinics are run/owned by women who have actually done multiple rounds of IVF.

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    @Tahli, if we (as in 40+'s) were doing the advertisements for IVF clinics nobody would want to do IVF!

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    You say that @Blossom, but what percentage of LB's patients are over 40? And what if the ads were true reflections of our own lives. Would you be more drawn to something you could relate to? And how desperate are we to get our hands on properly accurate figures? Even as a naive first timer when you ring a clinic one of the first questions you ask about is their success rates. I reckon real figures, real women (families) and stories of real experiences. Let's not under-estimate women, I say!!
    Sorry, rant over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    @Tahli, if we (as in 40+'s) were doing the advertisements for IVF clinics nobody would want to do IVF!
    My ad could have me sobbing into a goblet of red wine whilst I put outfits on my dog or driving around in my beat up 2001 pulsar because I can't afford a new car but my FS is driving around in a Mercedes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    My irk is the images on the marketing material IVF clinics use. You know, the images of pristine white parents holding their pristine white baby, usually in pristine clothes with colours of cool white and blue. Ooh for flips sake, check out any family with a newborn...that is not real life!
    I'd love to produce a 'real' marketing flyer for an IVF clinic. Do we have a graphic designer amongst us. We could put the facts out there, as we know them, to potential IVFers!!
    Something I do like about the CT ED clinics is that the clinics are run/owned by women who have actually done multiple rounds of IVF.
    Yeah...my poster design for the "before" shot would have me and Ex-DP standing side by side with dozens and dozens of needles sticking out of my prednisone inflated belly while my 2 hands held shopping bags full of all the supplements/other meds I took. On a table next to me would be a kidney dish with all the instruments/specimen jars/vials/solutions that were used for my Endo Scratch/Lipoidal Flush/Biopsy and the 100's of BT's I had done.

    Ex-DP would have a few syringes sticking out of both of his testes representing the TESA procedures he had done twice and in one hand would be the Emla cream used to numb his crown jewels prior to the procedure and an ice pack in the other to ease his discomfort for after!!!

    In front of us both would be a few briefcases full of money "Who Dares Wins"-style that would show how much the whole thing bloody cost as well as a couple of yearly calenders to demonstrate the time spent TTC with an ATM receipt sticky taped on the front showing a zero bank balance!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    Do we have a graphic designer amongst us.


    but yeah, no one wants to see me in a flyer for IVF!!! they'd cry!

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