Little back ground. We've had 4 ivf cycles. First one was a bust, no embryos at all. Second we had one embryo bfn, third two embryos bfn. Last cycle which was a month ago we went on a health kick went full organic for 3 months we got 9 embryos, 5 went through to day 5. One was transferred, however bfn, again. So now we have 4 frosties, and we have lost confidence in our fs.
Please if you go to melb ivf who do you see, what was your experience, what was the process you went through. Blood test, scans etc?? Did your specialist do your transfer or was there someone else. Who do you recommend????
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Thanks for reading
DH 33 me 34, 3 fur babies. 4x ivf/icsi cycles already. First didnt make it to et, second x1 embryo didnt want to stick around, third x2 embryos bfn, fourth (went organic for 3 months) x5 blastocysts x1 transferred bfn x4 frosties.
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07-05-2014 20:50 #1
Melbourne ivf specialist recommendation.
07-05-2014 22:11 #2
Switch to Monash and see Lynn Burmeister or Nick Lolgatis. Theres a whole thread about Lynn on here, have a read of that, I think you'll find it an eye opener.
here's a link to the thread
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07-05-2014 22:23 #3
I second what emski said. Don't bother with melb ivf. Wasted two years of our lives there! Lynn Burmeister all the way!
08-05-2014 06:43 #4
Shel80 - sorry to hear of your difficult time. It just isn't fair, is it!?
Thought I'd jump on board here as I need some recommendations too! We did ICSI due to mfi as 'nothing was wrong with me, yet we have done 5 transfers, of which 2 were miscarriages, 2 were chemicals and 1 was a BFN. We have done every test under the sun including PDG, and just recently transferred 2 perfect hatching blastocytes only to start bleeding on 5dp5dt due to low progesterone (we think). Am ready for a second opinion, especially an ivf specialist specialising in recurrent miscarriage.
Does anyone have a recommendation?
MFI coupled with repeat miscarriage - TTC since Dec 2011, ICSI/IVF since January 2013... Cycle #7 starts Feb 2014
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08-05-2014 07:43 #5Senior Member
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Hi &shell'80 - I know how frustrating multiple implantation failure is, so wanted to pop in to wish you luck!
I'm with Dr Hale at MIVF who I really respect - he has a 'straight talking' bed side manner which really works for me (prob wouldn't recommend if you're the kind of person who needs a hug or to have a cry...not that there's anything wrong with that, I just think you need to find the right relationship with your FS). My sig is at the bottom - it's been a difficult "journey" but he got us our son & is working on a sibling. Found him to be very knowledgeable and patient when firing questions from my google research at him
Make no mistake though, MIVF is a business and is ran like one. My FS is often away so I've had others do EPU or ET and whilst nurses always call back they're super busy so there's rarely the feeling of personal service. I feel that they are at the forefront of technology and whilst expensive I want (what I consider to be) one of the best. Have also heard great things about Monash too.
&saraTTC - I found I always bled early after stim cycle (tried crinone gel, pessaries and progesterone injections with no luck) so it's FETs only for us. Am also trying 'the scratch' this cycle which is showing really good results. The ladies on here are so helpful too
19-03-2015 12:28 #6Senior Member
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19-03-2015 16:39 #7
We stuck it out with our Fs and the next transfer we were successful
Currently sitting on the couch with my feet in a bucket of cold water to help with aching feet. I'm now 34 weeks pregnant with a lil girl.
I think having that break without jabbing may have helped before our next transfer.
After the emotional ups and downs I now feel ivf is just based on luck.
Good luck with your journey hun
20-03-2015 13:01 #8Senior Member
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oh that's great to hear @shell'80! i love hearing positive stories and you're right it is based on luck. i've done 5 rounds of BFN - very hard to take it all in. we are now seeing Lynn and should be starting our first round with her in the next couple of months. just so hard sometimest to know who to go to. i was with MIVF but now have moved over. never done PGD and we'll be doing that this round.
23-03-2015 20:39 #9
@Shel80 I just stumbled across this thread and I teared up when I read you were pregnant - we have done a couple of cycles at the same time and it is soo lovely to see that your struggles paid off. Congratulations! All the best for the safe and happy arrival of your little girl.
24-03-2015 08:13 #10
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