I am new here and would like some advice on IVF and maybe CGH. I am facing secondary infertility, and have had 6 miscarriages in the past two years. I was diagnosed with a couple of immune issues, and now I am having immune therapy to treat those. All my pregnancies were naturally concieved. The problem now is that I need to fall pregnant really quick so I don't waste all the immune therapy I have just done. Those therapies would have an expiration dayte, so they will be no longer valid in a couple of months, so if I don't fall pregnant naturally soon, I will have to make all treatments again ( LIT and intralipids infusions basically ).
Because of that, we are considering trying our first IVF cycle. So I am lost in relation to what doctor should I go to, and therefore would love to hear other women's experiences with Doctors in Sydney. I live in Sydney, lower north shore area. Does anyone have a suggestion about a good ivf clinic/doctor I should look for around my area ?
We have also considered doing CGH and I think that is available at Sydney IVF ( ginea ). In that case, does someone knows a good doctor in Sydney IVF that have a good success rate in ivf's and cgh ? Any experience with cgh ?
Thanks a lot for all sugestions and comments !!!
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16-01-2012 12:30 #1Junior Member
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Suggestion for IVF Doctors / CGH ?
16-01-2012 16:24 #2
So sorry to hear you've had recurrent m/c's
Genea most definitely have CGH available, I'm in the middle of my CGH cycle right now. Their standard protocol is to biopsy the embryos at day 5 (blastocyst stage), freeze all, then wait for results. When they identify the chromosomally normal embryos, you do a frozen transfer in a later cycle.
IVF Aust also have CGH available, and from what I've heard they offer a day 3 biopsy. The results come back within 2 days and gives you the chance to have a fresh blastocyst transfer.
Both methods have their pros & cons. I personally preferred the day 5 biopsy because they can remove more cells for testing (bigger sample=better chance of a conclusive result), and my body gets a chance to get rid of all the drugs & extra hormones before I do a frozen cycle.
I'll send you a PM about FS' as I'm not sure we can discuss them on the open forum.
Best of luck
17-01-2012 18:06 #3Junior Member
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Thank you so much for your answer and for your message as well.
Good luck in your cycle. I think IVF Australia has PGD but not CGH, and from what I read, they are different. Yes, with PGD you don't have to wait for another cycle to do egg transfer, therefore you can have a fresh cycle. Still, I was told by my doctor that CGH is more accurate, and that is the reason why I thought about going to Ginea.
I wonder also what is the out of pocket difference. I know medicare doesn;t cover any of those diagnostic procedures... Anyway, thank you for your recommendations, I will try to make an appointment and will let you know !
17-01-2012 18:11 #4
I second Genea. They are great. I'm also on the lower north shore and seeing Dr Lighten at Bella Vista clinic which isn't too far
21-01-2012 16:17 #5
I did a PGD (CGH array) cycle with IVFA in May 2011. What Lindylou has said is correct about the day 3 biopsy and subsequently being able to have a fresh transfer on day 5. I also made the decision to proceed with PGD due to recurrent miscarriage but unfortunately I didn't have any normal embryos for transfer that cycle. There is further info here:
The costs were $2995 on top of an ICSI cycle.
Best of luck with your decision
Last edited by Starf1sh; 21-01-2012 at 16:20.
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