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    Default TTC in Perth, Looking for an amazing FS

    Hi Everyone,42, have a 7 year old son from previous relationship. Have been trying to conceive since January 2016. Had 2 miscarriages, at 5 weeks( March 2016) and 7 weeks (August 2016) and since nothing.... My clock is ticking... and we have decided to go through a fertility specialist. Between Concept, Hollywood, Pivet and Northern Fertility, we don't know what to choose.
    We need a doctor who will do all the necessary testing and figure out what options we have, and not jump strait to IVF, because I am 42. But still someone who can be honest and have a payment plan.
    All advice welcome, what are your thoughts about each clinic?
    Have you heard about any thorough doctor in particular?
    Who should we avoid?
    Thank you all for you input

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    Pivet are fantastic. They are very thorough with their testing. I've also been to fertility south (FSWA sister clinic) and definitely recommend Pivet over them.

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    Pivet also do everything 'in house' as they have a theatre downstairs which makes it more convenient. Feel free to PM me if you want

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    Thank you Hopeful137, Read that Pivet only does one embryo transfer, never two, is that true?

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    @Mama8 legally speaking no Australian clinics are supposed to allow more than 1 embryo to be transferred unless you are over 35yo or had 3+ miscarriages/failed transfers.

    Since you said you don't want to jump straight to IVF I wouldn't worry about that yet. But as you're in your 40s they may let you go straight for 2 embryos and if they didn't recommend it you can write to the medical director to appeal it.

    To be honest I think all of the clinics will recommend IVF rather than other treatment given your age.
    I'd just get started with an initial appt. Our initial appt was the end of April 2016 then with all the testing (they like to monitor your over an assessment cycle too) we started IVF at the beginning of August.

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    My 2 children are from Pivet. We started with Hollywood and found them to be very "old school" and unwilling to look into new treatments etc, it was just try the same protocol again until you get lucky. We were not happy with this so switched clinics.
    If you're looking to be aggressive with your treatment I would highly recommend Pivet. They test for a lot of non-standard stuff and leave no stone unturned.
    They strongly encourage single embryo transfer and I'm not sure about payment plans I'm sorry.
    I will warn you they are super busy. You do sometimes feel like a number lining up for blood tests etc but it's a means to an end and most of the nurses are lovely.
    Best of luck.

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    Pivet don't have payment plans and you have to pay at the beginning of a cycle, but you may qualify for 'IVF Lite' which is cheaper than a normal cycle. From my understanding it's for more straight forward cases that require less meds and monitoring.

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    Which doctors would you recommend from Privet?

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    I've seen Dr Shanti and Dr Borude and they are both lovely. I've also had a male dr (can't remember his name!) do one of my collections and my d&c and he was nice too. Any of them would be good. They all make the big decisions together with the medical director


 

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