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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    I haven't seen the whole thing yet, just the first ten minutes but I'd agree. It was very upsetting to see those poor couples so distressed and financially wrung out. It's a shame egg donation didn't get a mention for the older couples watching and perhaps considering IVF.
    yes, agree. and for more awareness. perhaps it could lead to more young people donating

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    I watched the four corners episode and they certainly had an agenda. I wonder if someone associated with the show had had failed cycles and given up and had a bitter taste in their mouth.

    In a way it was good to see another viewpoint. You heard from people that tried and tried and tried again and were still trying. Also the lady who walked away from IVF without a baby. You never think it will be you but statistically it has to be someone. I guess it helps to know that if it is you, you are not the only one. Unfortunately clinics also advertise clinical pregnancy rates. I was looking at my clinic stats and for my age group it was something like 30% clinical pregnancy rates. My further research led me to find that about 20% of those miscarried after 7 weeks.

    Aside from that, the show made me angry. What I didn't like was the drain on taxpayers angle and also if you are 38 or older, you may as well give up before you start or else you are just headed for disappointment as no-one succeeds. I would have liked to have heard from the couples that finally got a baby on their 10th, 25th, 37th cycle, the couples that went the egg donor route, couples that went the surrogacy route. It left you feeling that it either works first go or it won't work at all and there is no other option.

    Clinics have to make their statistics available. I doubt the first woman was unaware of statistics. She tried to look shocked as they told her to when the reporter said she had a 3% chance of a live baby but she knows the odds, we all do. The woman no doubt knows she has a 3% chance and is saying to herself, well I still have a chance because when it is all that you want, you cling to any little bit of hope you can get. If you haven't been there you don't understand. Tell someone they have a 3% chance of getting eaten by a shark if they go in the ocean and they will say, well there is a 97% chance I won't so the odds are in my favour. Tell a couple desperate for a baby that they have a 3% chance and they will say, well it isn't zero so let's do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwellsmum View Post
    Mine have as well. The issue with that was my first specialist told me we could keep trying naturally or do IVF fast forward 2 years and my second FS told us he would get us pregnant in 3 goes and he didn't. Now we have wazza. No false promises. No guarantees and no false hopes.

    One interesting thing that I found out and I am a bit bothered by it is that my donor is still in Australia she never left well she left for a few weeks to go to NZ but now she's back and she is doing another cycle for travelling donors ( I think) as she is back in Brisbane. I never considered that they would do multiple donations in Brisbane. I also can't understand why she stayed here when I paid for flights for her to go home to SA so I wonder now if my flight payment instead subsidized a holiday to NZ and perhaps the new couples flight payment (for SA to Australia) did the same? Plus how does the visitor visa that I put forward for her work. Is she still here on my visa application, was she all along ? Feeling a bit cranky at travelling donors ATM. Somethings not sitting right.
    No wazza told me like it is when I had a random scan with him on a Saturday. It's obvious he's not in it for the money. Anyway, I'd be a lot shocked too that your donor is back in Brisbane. I think you've got some valid questions there. Could you Facebook her and ask her? Surely she has a different visa application? I guess you can't control how she spends the flight money but I would've just thought they'd go back home.

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    Tegs26 sorry to hear that you have had a scare. Good news that the ultrasound shows everything is in the correct place. I know it is hard not to stress and I hope the ultrasound you have had will ease your mind a little.

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    Default IVF over 40 #32

    I would definitely question that as well @Maxwellsmum. Sounds to me that you paid for a return ticket and the other couple paid for a return ticket and only one ticket was bought. There therefore leaves the difference of the cost of one international return ticket which has either gone to the agency in South Africa or the donor was given that to pay towards her NZ holiday. No idea what visa she was on but it must have been the one so once again, two visa fees have been paid for.
    Last edited by calypso75; 31-05-2016 at 15:07.

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    Default IVF over 40 #32

    @Deskar I am not sure when your scan was but I hope it has given you some answers. Thinking of you.

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    Morning ladies thanks so much for all posts. I woke up this morning and warning TMI can't see any blood. I fell asleep quiet early as I was really tired. I am taking in what your said @BIB and thinking the positives!!! I don't like worrying but geez this caper sucks lol

    I am not sure I wanna watch this program when I come back. All I know was wazza was upfront right from the start he told us how it was and I really appreciated that which was why we went to DE.

    Thanks again ladies these threads r a gift!!!

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    Lmao so my DH goes down to the supermarket and buys me some pads with some fruit etc and he comes back and tells me that the people in the store were laughing at him cause he was buying pads. He then says to me in his most manly voice it takes a real man to buy pads!!' Bahahahaha I said it does it takes a real man who loves his wife and supports her thru this Experience!!! He is so proud of himself lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tegs26 View Post
    Morning ladies thanks so much for all posts. I woke up this morning and warning TMI can't see any blood. I fell asleep quiet early as I was really tired. I am taking in what your said @BIB and thinking the positives!!! I don't like worrying but geez this caper sucks lol

    I am not sure I wanna watch this program when I come back. All I know was wazza was upfront right from the start he told us how it was and I really appreciated that which was why we went to DE.

    Thanks again ladies these threads r a gift!!!

    No more blood =

    Good to hear Luv!!!!

    Keep on resting

    P.S....Yeah...maybe give the show a miss for a bit when you get back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tegs26 View Post
    Lmao so my DH goes down to the supermarket and buys me some pads with some fruit etc and he comes back and tells me that the people in the store were laughing at him cause he was buying pads. He then says to me in his most manly voice it takes a real man to buy pads!!' Bahahahaha I said it does it takes a real man who loves his wife and supports her thru this Experience!!! He is so proud of himself lol
    Well done DH taking one for the team!!!

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