The test is AMH Luv. Get your thryroid/Vit D done as well if it's been a while since they were checked
ETA- From what the other Lovelies who've done the ED thing have said, the donors are a hell of a lot younger too. Early 20's onwards. My understanding is that many of them are students but @Tahli @JulieMalooley @Chiefsgirl etc who have done it can tell you more.
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03-02-2016 10:58 #561
Last edited by BlondeinBrisvegas; 03-02-2016 at 11:06.
03-02-2016 10:59 #562
From what I've seen going OS is just more certain, quicker and for some clinics, not that much more expensive (especially CT) Plus you get a holiday! All the finding the donor, blood tests, organising her EPU is something that you have to organise yourself here whereas O/S its all done for you. The downside is FETs are a pain in the butt to travel for and the donors are anonymous.
For me I wanted to find a known donor and I don't think you can find that easily O/S. Advertising in Aus and hoping that someone will choose you is a stressful process in itself so I can understand why many people want to avoid that. Having said that I would highly recommend giving it a shot obviously . If you are active on the ED sites its a matter of weeks or months before you find a donor, not years and I think that's another thing that puts people off is the perceived amount of time waiting....well it's just unknown. We all want to get preggers yesterday (or last year, or the year before.....)
03-02-2016 11:01 #563
03-02-2016 11:08 #564
Thanks hon. That was some years ago now so I can talk about it without losing my shiz! My two current fur-babies are doing just fine though
Thanks everyone for your thoughts on o/seas ED vs Aussie ED. I was not concerned that one option might be dodgy, more wondering if I was barking up the wrong tree even considering looking here rather than overseas. Since my knowledge on the subject was limited I had wondered if there simply weren't any donors here and maybe it would take years! I understand finding someone might be difficult, as long as it's not impossible. This is all way down the track of course - just doing my research.
So I think I'll ask for the AMH, testosterone (since it was low last time), iron, thyroid and Vit D
Hope you feel better soon @BIB. I've got a bit of a sore throat myself today, but I'm pretending it's not there and hoping for the best....
03-02-2016 11:10 #565
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03-02-2016 11:15 #566
03-02-2016 11:29 #567
Blossom74 There is a lot of info on eggdonationaustralia.com.au (you have to register) and its quite good to read through people adverts and stories to get an idea of the process.
03-02-2016 11:56 #568
Charlie74 I'm not sure actually, I know when I started off looking for an ED I figured it would all be OOP too. In fact I don't think I really believed it until the money went into my account from medicare I had a donor make an offer from NZ and the extra OOP costs and flights meant I had to turn her down (plus another couple of issues), I was pretty gutted and felt awful saying no, especially after chatting for a few weeks. Luckily my donor from NSW got in touch shortly after.
We went through Genea with 3 FETs and PGD testing plus my donors costs I think we paid about 20k? If we'd gone through RPA we would have saved most of that but I wouldn't have had the embryo testing and the immune treatment. The testing was a bit moot as they all came back normal in the end (yay 25yr old eggs!) but I guess it just pointed the finger more firmly in the direction of implantation/immune problems so I can't really regret paying for the extra services.
I have rambled today
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03-02-2016 12:02 #569Senior Member
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@Blossom74 Yeah that's another bonus with CT. The donors are young. I was looking at one recently who is 18 y/o and a twin, with twins littered through her family. Imagine transferring two of her embryos and getting quads! Lastnight I dreamt I went for my 6 wk scan & there were 4 heartbeats (2 sets of identical twins) so she must still be on my mind! @Caesardust It's 1pm.
03-02-2016 12:04 #570
@Bongley hi sorry to drop into convo but with Aussie de do they have to give their details to the de child at 18 if they want it? But overseas is anonymous - yes? Sorry to interrupt just browsing around and saw you chatting about it
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