+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    23
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    5
    Reviews
    0

    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.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    23
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    5
    Reviews
    0
    Just giving this a sneaky bump!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2,164
    Thanks
    929
    Thanked
    1,095
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to babybeeno1 For This Useful Post:

    fitz73  (08-09-2016)

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    23
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    5
    Reviews
    0
    It certainly looks that way.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2,164
    Thanks
    929
    Thanked
    1,095
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    23
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    5
    Reviews
    0
    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.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked
    15
    Reviews
    0
    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.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to babyinjune For This Useful Post:

    Waitinghopeful  (27-06-2017)

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0
    Hi Fitz73, I'm wondering if you tried natural cycle IVF or if you have found any other info? I have tried this recently (in Brisbane) but ovulated day before egg retrieval so it was cancelled.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to kme08 For This Useful Post:

    jdee  (06-06-2017)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Slow response to IVF drugs?
    By Paige93 in forum pregnancy and babies through IVF
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17-05-2016, 13:59
  2. Q about overseas treatment and drugs
    By Sariele in forum IVF
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-03-2016, 07:41

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Prams and StrollersLooking to buy a pram or stroller? :: Viewer reviews of prams :: Pram Buyers ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›