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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!!!!
    Last edited by BlondeinBrisvegas; 28-01-2016 at 12:38.

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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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    OMG @BlondeinBrisvegas thats Frucking hilarious!!!!

    ...on the risks page they could have me in the ER with the Intensive Care drs in the room and the big e-coli anti-biotic sticking out of my arm


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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxcat View Post
    OMG @BlondeinBrisvegas thats Frucking hilarious!!!!

    ...on the risks page they could have me in the ER with the Intensive Care drs in the room and the big e-coli anti-biotic sticking out of my arm

    😁😁😁😁😁 (sooo not funny at the time though Luv) but...😁😁😁😁

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    Even with another group of wonderful ladies who started off on bh im one of 2 people who get really low numbers of eggs and even if they say they understand i dont think they do. Unfort when you dont get many as you ladies are well aware we are already behind the game we dont really have room for a couple of embies that may not make it. Thats why im doing one more cycle mainly for hubbies sake by that i mean that i would have gone straight to ct this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    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.

    Sorry @Tahli, I was being tongue in cheek about it. I am a realist as you all know. I say it like it is. I always err on the side of caution and prefer to look at the glass as being half empty, because, well, she who expects nothing is never disappointed.

    I get where you're coming from, I really do. But I'm not sure that 100% honest advertising would draw many people in as far as IVF goes. I agree that accurate figures need to be provided, but most reputable clinics would do that anyway. When I look on my clinic's site they break down their success rates based on age and treatment provided. I thought that was pretty reasonable. But do we really need to put across all the bad stuff that goes along with IVF?

    If someone had said to me that "You will have a million needles, you will question your sanity, your body and fitness will suffer, and then you will get pregnant only to lose your baby a short time later" I'm not so sure I would have signed up for it! Sometimes these things have to be learned and adjusted to along the way I think.

    Truth be told, the only thing that made IVF seem like an option for me was my specialist saying "Look, the odds aren't great but I'd give you 10-15%, so why not try?" It was that little bit of hope that I was looking for, if you know what I mean? It was the chance, no matter how small, that it might one day work for me.


    Blossom

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    if theres one thing IVF cant do (lets face it theres PLENTY of things it cant do!) its take away our sense of humour!! god if we didn't laugh we'd be dead

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    @BlondeinBrisvegas Perfection. Take a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    @BlondeinBrisvegas Perfection. Take a bow.
    Awww....thanks Luv😊

    The only items missing from the poster were the dozens of boxes of FRER's, a voucher for a 6 month supply of Kleenex tissues & a few cases of vino to complete the ensemble!!!😁

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