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    Default Doctor recommendations at Monash IVF Clayton

    Hi,
    We just started or research to identify the best doctor to reach out for our very first IVF attempt. I'm 30 now and got PICOS. Apart from that neither our GP or Gyno found any reason to why we couldn't conceive naturally. We are battling with two questions ATM.

    1. Monash or Melbourne IVF (Monash Clayton is the closest for us)
    2. Any recommendations on which doctor to select

    Can anyone help with past experience?

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    I went through Melb IVF and have friends who went through Monash IVF. My suggestion is to go with a FS that you click with and someone who may specialise in your particular area ie: PCOS. Most FS profiles will explain what their areas of expertise are. You need a FS who you trust and feel that you can ask questions of.

    When you narrow down your list, my suggestion is to call and find out what the wait time is, for each FS you are considering. A popular FS may have a wait list of 3-6 months before you can schedule a first appointment.

    The big difference between the two is that Melb IVF offers continuity of care ie: it is your FS (wherever possible) who does all the scans, the egg retrieval, the transfer etc. From our experience our FS did every scan and the egg retrieval. As our transfer fell on a Saturday, they have a rotating roster, and it was a colleague who did it. My friends at Monash have said that they only see their dedicated FS to discuss protocol. Everything else is done by whoever is on the roster.

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    Im at Monash and have been really happy with the continuity of care my FS did my EPU and transfer, though he does alternate weekends with a colleague. I have also had one Nurse all along.

    Go with the FS you trust to go on this journey with.

    Good luck 🤞

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    Both clinics have good reputations. I went with MIVF and could not fault them at all. My FS has since retired so cant recommend anyone based on personal experience. Mivf was very close and convenient for us, especially for early morning blood tests, ultrasounds/scans and appointments. Could always have these done before I started my work day, so very little disruption.

    Continuity of care and someone you trust is very important imo.


 

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