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    Great to hear I totally understand we did many cycles through public hospital due to cost there's no way we could of afforded 14 rounds in private. It's so expensive.i walked past a clinic we went to for 2 cycles today. And felt like crying at the fact I spent $10k there with zero benefit...
    Good luck mate I really mean it! Keep me posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie74 View Post
    @Lea7, do you mind saying how old you are? We have MFI also, and although I'm 41, I get a good egg haul around 13-15 at EPU. We've done icsi but haven't ended up with great results. I often feel that if DP's sperm was better maybe we'd just get over the line
    @Charlie74 have you heard about IMSI? They use super advanced magnifying equipment to find a super sperm and use that little dude for ICSI. I believe the equipment is quite expensive so I have only found two clinics that offer it.. Genea in Sydney I think and Melbourne IVF.

    If I had the option, I would definitely try it based on personal recommendations from other BHers. But I don't know of anywhere near me that offers this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie74 View Post
    @Lea7, do you mind saying how old you are? We have MFI also, and although I'm 41, I get a good egg haul around 13-15 at EPU. We've done icsi but haven't ended up with great results. I often feel that if DP's sperm was better maybe we'd just get over the line
    Hi Charlie, I was 38 with low Amh when we did IMSI for the first time and it the difference was so good. Considering We only retrieved 6 eggs, We ended up with 2 blastocysts, (which we had never got beforE) 1 transferred (didn't work I but I believe that was more to do with my uterus and implantation than a bad embryo) and the other embryo was PGD tested came back perfect. and was frozen. I've always had less eggs than most for my age.

    Also it is worth noting that the make energy does not kick into the embryo until the 3rd day. So a good way of identifying if it is egg quality or sleek quality is to track the development of the embryos over the 5 day process. This is also another reason why I believe in 5 day over 3 day transfers. We sadly learnt that one the Hard way also, as the clinic we went to once said "3 day , 3 day 3 day" we later found out that was because they did not use the culture medium that supports 5 day growth. And by taking them to 5 days you can save yourself allot of heart ache. Because in my opinion a good embryo is a good embryo and will survive day transfers if kept in the correct mediums. This allows you to be able to focus on the embryos that are in the running for real, as the ones that would not of made it will not make it to day 5 blastocyst anyway.

    The 2nd IMSI we did resulted in pregnancy, that was ectopic. Again nothing to do with embryo quality but more to do with bad luck and tough implantation..again we ended up with 2 blastocysts and we transferred them both.

    3rd IMSI, we wanted a freeze only cycle. We ended up with 2 embryos for PGD testing both came back 100% normal. Waited a month and had "endometrial scratching" to help uterus for implantation - transferred 1. Now 14.5 weeks pregnant, and everything to do with baby is looking perfectly normal.

    Can I also make a suggestion... I got my doctor to do a "trial IMSI" at Genea. Before I would commit to a cycle there (as they are super expensive). We only had 1% clinical usable, but that was all that was needed. Have 2 frozen PGD embryos in addition to current pregnancy, which is a miracle beyond belief. As we were told to get donor sperm just prior to IMSI tangent. After 10 failed cycles using ICSI, PICSI, and TESA.

    That is why I've been screaming this info out.. As I feel for everyone and I want to share our discovery in case it can help anyone.. All the very best x

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    Ohh you're in Melbs, lucky!! Check out Melb IVF for it - http://www.mivf.com.au/fertility-tre...imsi-procedure

    I was originally booked at Wazza's clinic. I'm trying a bulk bill clinic first now though. I have tentatively rescheduled an appointment with Wazza just in case and the earliest I could get is Feb next year. That might help your decision making. You could get in with Wazza's protege, Charlotte, sooner though.

    You might like to try Wazza's supplements like Maxwell recommended. Especially the ones you're familiar with, can't hurt. DH and I have been on them for a month.

    Good luck for FET in August!! If all goes well for me, I'll be doing a FET around the same time.

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    Oh perfect! Hopefully you won't need that appointment with Wazza!

    Fair enough about Melbourne IVF. At least it's Plan C if all else fails.

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