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    Default Natural cycle IVF (No drugs).

    Hi All

    Just wondering if anyone knows of any clinics that offer NC-IVF? Basically just egg pick up and ICSI - with no stimulation drugs, so we'd get one egg each time.

    It's readily available in the USA, UK and Europe but we're struggling to find anywhere in Melbourne.

    Reason is that we've had 5 cycles now, every time out of all the eggs there's only 1 egg that's any good - so we want to drop the drugs and getting that one egg as best quality as possible.

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    Just giving this a sneaky bump!

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    I've been through many many rounds of IVF and to be honest have never come across this. I would think clinics wouldn't want to do it as they wouldn't make any money out of it

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    It certainly looks that way.

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    Might be easier to phone all the clinics that way you'll get answers faster. Pretty sure my clinic here in SA never offered that unless you where to ask them

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    I've done a couple, they say they will but at the same cost as full IVF - which is ridiculous. Oz just hasn't caught up with the rest of the world on it, probably because it's not profitable enough for them, like you say.

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    I think it would be the same cost as Medicare covers most of the cost of the medications. I'm going through a cycle right now and for medications only paid $38 (roughly) each time I went to the pharmacy. So no more than $120 all up. The major expense of the cycle is the management fee (monitoring follicle growth), egg collection, and embryologist's job to fertilise and monitor embryos. In the scheme of things, $120 in Australia to get medications that cost thousands is great, but removing this expense isn't going to make your cycle cheaper unfortunately.
    I saw a news article about IVM recently - supposedly injection free, they collect before ovulation and mature eggs in the lab. Research was in Aust and Belgium but not readily available everywhere yet.


 

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