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    Default Fertility Specialists WA - thoughts??

    heya everyone im currently at concept fertility and i have been there for 1 cycle, th ats with a FET that didnt survive thawing, ive had a bit of a bad experience with them and im thinking of going over to Fertility Specialists of Wa at bethesda hospital in claremont. im just wondering if any one has been to them, their experience, costs, treatment plans etc. i understand everyone is different with different reasons as to why they cant concieve but i feel like with concept im going in blind folded. ive only ever spoken to my dr the 1 initial time and the nurses seem to have no communication between them and i just have not really had any answers or even tried to discuss with me why my eggs all died first time, why my embryo started to take then died and why my other embryo didnt survive. even if they could just try answer my questions for a bit of guidance and reassurance would be helpful but not even any of that. Appreciate any advice and help in both areas with concept and with fertility specialists before i see my gp and ask for a referal to them.
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    I'm sorry you are faced with this. Such a tough thing to go through and when something goes wrong... It's just horrendous.

    I can't speak for concept but FSWA are excellent. We changed to them following a huge stuff up at our previous clinic. We saw Roger Hart. There is usually a pretty long waitlist for him but he's considered one of the best. Essentially we were at the end of our ttc journey, we had given up and this was our final move. He's very professional, doesn't beat around the bush and is very thorough in his investigation. They are a bit more expensive I think. We have been successful through them with 2 bubs under 2. Make the move, they are excellent. A huge hug to you and all the best x

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    We went through FSWA too and they were fantastic. We had Dr John Love and he is our OB now too.

    I found all the nurses wonderful and they would always answer email queries so quickly.

    Although Dr Love was our FS, Dr Hart did my transfer and I had Dr Yeap for an egg collection and they were all amazing to deal with.

    We moved from another clinic we weren't happy with and I'm so glad we did. At FSWA I felt like we had such personal service. The nurses all seemed to know who we are and our back story. At the other clinic we were treated like a number.

    From memory we are OOP about $8k for our first cycle and less the next time because we'd reached the Medicare threshold. It's about an extra $1k for ICSI. We paid about $650 for EC. Embryo storage is $400 per year.

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    thanks so much Olive oil and HillDweller we had a friend who went through them and found them to be fantastic and fell pregnant straight away. ive done my research on the net and they seem very good. i just feel very blind sighted with concept like they are happy to take your mkney bht not happy to answer questions or follow up. it would even just be nice for my dr to keep in contact with me every now and then to assess my treatment plan and drugs etc. whats working whats not etc and before i spent another lump of money i wanted to make sure it wasnt for nothing.
    congratulations Olive oil on both babies thats a huge motivation to change, even though i know ivf isnt guaranteed its defintly a boost in my believing it can work. do you know if they do payment plans there or is it upfront costs, thats probly the best thing about concept they dont do upfront costs and we can pay them off in weekley instalments.
    8k is pretty good HillDweller with the extra 1 for icsi, we paid 11 through concept and that was only the icsi, all semen freezing and egg freezing etc were on top of the 11

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    Another big thumbs up for FSWA from me. We switched after being unhappy with fert north and found them excellent. Service is much more personalised, it feels like they view you as a person, not a number like FN. Our first cycle with FSWA was successful but even if it wasn't, I still would be miles happier with them than I was at FN. We saw Roger Perkins. Lovely, lovely man.

    I think our ICSI cycle cost around $11000 or just under from memory but some of that was reimbursed by Medicare. HBF covered my epu. More expensive than FN but worth every cent.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvette88 View Post
    8k is pretty good HillDweller with the extra 1 for icsi, we paid 11 through concept and that was only the icsi, all semen freezing and egg freezing etc were on top of the 11
    The $8k was our out of pocket, I think we paid about $11k upfront and got the rest back from Medicare. We got much more back for our second cycle though

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    do you have to pay up front or do they send you bills? thats the way concept done it with us is send us a bill and we pay it off and then we went on a payment plan for the rest of the bill

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    You have to pay it upfront. Well we did at least, I'm not sure if they offer any sort of payment plan

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    Probably worth calling to see if they can offer something. I recall we had to pay by the day of our transfer.

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    Default IVF embryo storage fees

    Hello,
    Just wondering what other clinics in WA are charge for storage of frozen embryos.
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