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    Hello everyone,

    I’ve been looking into Westmead fertility centre (particularly Dr Howard Smith) and was wondering if anyone would be able to give me a proper insight of the costs and how much you were out of pocket after a cycle, whether it was an ivf or icsi cycle, and if you would recommend this clinic or specialist to someone else?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ra1209 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I’ve been looking into Westmead fertility centre (particularly Dr Howard Smith) and was wondering if anyone would be able to give me a proper insight of the costs and how much you were out of pocket after a cycle, whether it was an ivf or icsi cycle, and if you would recommend this clinic or specialist to someone else?


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    I used WFC with my 2 babies (I used Ashley Fong). I couldn't fault them! First cycle was around $2000 but I got $500 back. Second cycle was about $1800 and got about $500 back. Third cycle was $1800 but didnt get anything back. The rules/prices changed after the first 2 cycles so I guess thats why. This is not including specialist appointments with Ashley Fong (probably spent about $300 OOP on those per cycle), and I had to buy the medication which was about $150 each cycle. I also have 2 frozen eggs that are being stored for free up to 2 years. After that I need to pay a yearly fee, but I dont think its much (from memory around $150/yr).

    Everyone is different though, I had to do full IVF each time. However if you are lucky enough to get some frozen embryos your first cycle, it is alot cheaper to do a transfer. From memory only around $500 OOP per transfer. From my research, WFC was the cheapest centre I could find in Sydney, and they were amazing. I fell pregnant 2 times over 3 cycles so thats pretty good odds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amywillo86 View Post
    I used WFC with my 2 babies (I used Ashley Fong). I couldn't fault them! First cycle was around $2000 but I got $500 back. Second cycle was about $1800 and got about $500 back. Third cycle was $1800 but didnt get anything back. The rules/prices changed after the first 2 cycles so I guess thats why. This is not including specialist appointments with Ashley Fong (probably spent about $300 OOP on those per cycle), and I had to buy the medication which was about $150 each cycle. I also have 2 frozen eggs that are being stored for free up to 2 years. After that I need to pay a yearly fee, but I dont think its much (from memory around $150/yr).

    Everyone is different though, I had to do full IVF each time. However if you are lucky enough to get some frozen embryos your first cycle, it is alot cheaper to do a transfer. From memory only around $500 OOP per transfer. From my research, WFC was the cheapest centre I could find in Sydney, and they were amazing. I fell pregnant 2 times over 3 cycles so thats pretty good odds!
    Hey thank you for getting back to me!
    I ended up doing one cycle with them this month and unfortunately I got my BFN yesterday but we will be starting another cycle end of March hopefully

    Do you mind me asking what lead you to doing ivf? Do you think Dr Ashley Fong was experienced with your area or did she jus that’s you on a basic protocol?

    I’ve done 3 cycles so far and I also get only one blastocyst at the end but we’re assuming now it’s due to my husbands low and poor sperm


 

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