@Maxwellsmum you are so right, people just don't know what to do/say when someone is going through IVF. Sometimes if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all is the best approach. As Mary Coustas said, nothing good comes out of giving up!
Having said that I think there does need to be more regulation to stop the unscrupulous FS's from taking advantage and doing the wrong thing by these people and emptying their bank accounts. There have been a lot of people on bub hub who have been burnt. Every FS I spoke to at Genea and RPA was crystal clear about my chances, the first thing they did was whip out the age/success chart. I think I went from 20% when I was 38 yrs old to 10% when I was 40 and then 5% when I was 42.
AceOfBase But I think there comes a time when women/couples decide to move on or change tact. I don't think people should be encouraged to flog a dead horse either, especially if it puts them into debt.
My heart goes out to those who have to due to I think mainly financial reasons where there's just no more $ for them to continue.
Or for others where the Donor path, for whatever reason, isn't a viable option for them, same for adoption. It's frucked for those people
I/we would've been one of those people if we hadn't of been successful. We almost were. Our last Cycle was our second last attempt.
I will say, I'm glad the guy who is the head of the ART council (or whatever that body is called) is not my doctor, he didn't inspire much confidence!
Last edited by besha; 31-05-2016 at 11:50.
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