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    Default Melbourne City Fertility Centre

    Hi there everyone,

    After 18 months of unsuccessful ttc, I think it is time to bight the bullet and see a fertility specialist.
    I have been and seen a obgyn, and had a HSG, ultrasound and bloods done, and my dh has had a SA - All of which have been fine. So I think we now need to think about taking the next step...
    I wanted to know if anyone had been to the Melbourne City Fertility Centre, and if they could recomend it? I have heard that it is a little better than some other clinics because its a smaller 'boutique' clinic.
    Does anyone know what the costs are at City Fertility? i.e. the costs of the initial consultation, the follow up consultations - and if you know the costs involved in IUI and IVF...
    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi luv to be a mum,

    I dont go to City Fertility, but I did have a look at it. I contacted them and they sent me out a little pack of everything they do. I just went on line. They also do seminars and show you around the labs etc. I am going to register to do the next one of those.

    I didnt end up going to them as its a bit too far. I ended up at Monash IVF Clayton. I am glad that i didnt end up at CF as my 1st cycle I ended up having to go in every 2 days for scans and bloods.

    I can tell you that I am currently doing IUI and the cost is $650. This includes all the injections no matter how much you use. I also got $300 back for my 1st cycle as they had to cancel it due to too many follicles.

    I have heard that IVF is around $5000 a cycle, but I am not 100%.

    So at least you have something to compare the price too.

    I have found the nurses lovely, but not very informative. Doing your 1st cycle is very confusing and scary and not getting the info you need is very frustrating......I had to get my answers from the internet. I am on my 2nd cycle that starts today and I am more prepared this time, which makes it a little easier.

    I hope this helps!


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    Thanks for the response Tigerlillie. I am over Werribee way, so I think City Fertility is the closest for me.
    All I hav to do know is convince DH that we need to see one... He's theory is that 18 months isn't that long, and it will happen eventually!

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    18 months is too long already! Believe me!

    You are probably better off going now as it might take you another 6 months to get in. I know their add says that you can see someone within a week, but thats just your 1st consultation. Then there are tests, then appointments to get your results, then more tests, then more appointments....thats all before you even get an option start IVF etc.

    Its better to know now if there is something wrong than another year down the track. We were trying for a year before we seeked help and now 3 years later we are only just on our 2nd full cycle. So it took us 2 years to get to this stage!


 

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