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    Default Alternatives to Lynn Burmeister in Melbourne?

    Hi everyone,

    We've had a number of recommendations to see Lynn and we're happy that we have seen her. However after a few (5) failed cycles, we're considering other options.

    Has anyone else moved to another clinic or specialist after seeing Lynn? It feels like she's incredibly busy now and we are just becoming a number. Our consultations go for about 5-10 minutes and recently she suggested we should look at egg donation. It's not something I'm ready for yet, but I'm not ruling it out.

    Have others been through a number of failures? Who would you recommend that looked at all of your previous cycles in detail and made an informed decision on what to do next?

    Pete

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    You could try Nick Lolatgis? I am not in Melbourne but his name comes up a lot and he seems to be popular for a second opinion and investigation for any possible immune or implantation issues.

    Hopefully the Melbourne ladies can confirm and suggest others though.

    R

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    Hi @poyda, I’m an ex patient of Lynn’s and now with Nick Lolatgis. The cycle I’m on now is completely different to Lynn’s. She did get me 1 successful pregnancy but after 3 failed cycles after that and no change in her protocol I had to go elsewhere and Nick has been incredibly thorough! The next month will tell if he can get me pregnant though!!

    Happy to help if you want to know more

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    Quote Originally Posted by poyda View Post
    Hi everyone,

    We've had a number of recommendations to see Lynn and we're happy that we have seen her. However after a few (5) failed cycles, we're considering other options.

    Has anyone else moved to another clinic or specialist after seeing Lynn? It feels like she's incredibly busy now and we are just becoming a number. Our consultations go for about 5-10 minutes and recently she suggested we should look at egg donation. It's not something I'm ready for yet, but I'm not ruling it out.

    Have others been through a number of failures? Who would you recommend that looked at all of your previous cycles in detail and made an informed decision on what to do next?

    Pete
    hi

    I had 3 cycles with Lynn at the new clinic. only had 2 transfers and both failed. no frozen. youre right - appointments are only 5 minutes and always late. it's disheartening when paying hundreds of dollars and spending more than an hour waiting. I hated it but stuck out for 3 cycles.

    I'm with Melbourne IVF now and although the numbers are similar so far, the service is so much better. the FS spent almost an hour with me every time. I ask a lot of questions and it takes a lot to put my mind at ease.

    I'm waiting for transfer on Saturday so will see if it'll work.

    hope youre doing well.

    edit to add: I just had transfer with Dr Whiteheads and she's amazing. my FS is Dr Parmar but Dr Whiteheads was on duty for transfer today. I was sweatting bullets when Lynn did it. the 2nd time she had to give me the green whistle. I had such a bad experience that I was so nervous but Dr Whiteheads made it all easy.

    Note that both Lynn and Dr Whiteheads had to give me a clean due to the progesterone. however Dr Whiteheads was so gentle that I didn't realise what she was doing.

    we had a 5AA transfer and 3 to grow another day. this is the furthest we've got. Lynn never got us this far.

    what I've also learnt is at MIVF, they keep the embryos in the same culture that is suitable for the whole 5 days. at Lynn's, they change the culture on day 3 because embryos require different nutrients for day 4 and 5. maybe that makes a difference because most of our previous embryos stopped after day 3 🤷🏻‍♀️ don't quote me. check if you're wondering.
    Last edited by looking4babyDEE; 15-06-2019 at 19:40. Reason: edit to add updates about transfer

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    Hi,
    We were with Lynn when she was at Monash and we were successful. However she moved and we seen her at her new clinic but she didnt have donor sperm so we have gone back to Monash and now seeing Dr Nick Lolatgis. Just started stims this week. His very different to Lynn. Good luck to who you go with.

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    I did two (unsuccessful) cycles with Lynn and was about to do a third however she pi***d me off and I didn’t end up going through with it. I also moved on to Dr Nick Lolatgis and while I’ve done two cycles without a take home baby, he got me further than I’ve been (blighted ovum at 7.5 weeks). I agree that he’s incredibly thorough and tested me for a bunch of things Lynn didn’t.

    Wishing you luck for the rest of your journey, I hope it’s a short, easy and successful one!

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