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    Default IVF Australia VS Genea

    Hello

    I just finished a cycle with IVF Australia and am considering moving on to Genea . I’m not finding much online so I thought I would ask here. Can you please share your experience with one or both?

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    Default IVF Australia VS Genea

    Hey lovely.

    Unless you have some hugely complicated issues I’d suggest neither. RPA have a fertility unit which bulk bills the majority and all the specialists also work at Genea. They also use the Genea labs and science but at a fraction of the cost. The RPA and Genea are in joint collaboration in that Unit so you get the Genea expertise but through a public hospital.

    The caveat is that you have a fair wait for your first appt (2-5mths) but after that it’s all pretty quick. It’s also a hospital and the nurses can be sometimes abrupt and blunt but overall I like the atmosphere. Genea is like checking into a Qantas lounge and you pay through the nose for the frills too! At RPA you mostly deal with the nurses but you can book an FS appt every now and then if you feel the need, it just takes a few weeks to get an appt.

    As for results, they are very comparable to Genea. I also had my DD from my first ICSI and now 8 weeks pregnant with #2.

    Here’s the info https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/rpa/fertility/default.html

    Best of luck ❤️

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    I did tracking and IUI through IVF Australia and just felt like a number in the production line. Staff were dismissive and rude and always forgetting little bits of information. Did 5 IVF rounds with Genea and found it so much more personable. Every step of the way with Genea I had contact with the nursing staff, they were so friendly and remembered all the unique details of my situation.

    One thing I found was the difference in blood collection. At IVFA they would have to try multiple times every time to find a vein. When you’re having bloods every other day it gets painful. But at Genea they seemed better trained and would get it first time.

    Genea just seemed more professional overall.

    That being said, I know two people who did multiple IVF rounds with IVF Australia and they couldn’t believe the experience I had as they had the opposite.

    Good luck. At the end of the day it’s a very personal choice - you need to feel comfortable with the clinic and the staff.

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    I would not recommend IVF Australia. I also felt like a number. Appointments always late and took forever to see my FS. No willingness to try anything different. And their stupid ‘system’ of you the patient calling for results on their one phone line caused me no end of stress when I couldn’t get through (which was nearly always). I moved elsewhere after 6 failed cycles with IVFA and it was the best decision I’ve ever made (especially since I now have a baby!)

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    I don't have any experience with IVF Australia but I'm pregnant with my second baby through genea and the place runs like a well oiled machine. A fabulous experience both times. Expensive, yes, but I think you get what you pay for.

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    I can definitely recommend Genea, I think I have already done so on one of your other posts. Super professional, friendly and always available to answer your questions, even on weekends. Am currently 26 weeks pregnant from my first round of IVF with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by becb0112 View Post
    I can definitely recommend Genea, I think I have already done so on one of your other posts. Super professional, friendly and always available to answer your questions, even on weekends. Am currently 26 weeks pregnant from my first round of IVF with them
    I second all of that.

    Same: 26w pregnant, first cycle with Genea. Many trials before that.

    I only had brief contact with IVFA and one of my friends didn’t have the best experience with them.

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    To be honest I think everyone has heard of bad and good experiences with all.

    I've heard horrors about Genea. A friend got to egg collection and they said sorry we couldn't get to hour ovary..$11k later .... and other things.

    It really depends who you choose as your fertility specialist and who the nurses are. Some nurses can be utter *****es some great, I refuse to have anyone come near me if I have 1 bad experience..who cares, it's your money and you're a private patient.

    Public you don't get to choose but you're not paying the premium price. If I had the option I would choose public because really it's pretty much the same outcome you're just dealing with a medical institution rather than a private corporation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckmethebaby View Post
    Hello

    I just finished a cycle with IVF Australia and am considering moving on to Genea . I’m not finding much online so I thought I would ask here. Can you please share your experience with one or both?
    I am currently with IVFA and currently in my second cycle.

    Overall I don’t have anything to compare with, but do agree I feel like a number at times, and they struggle to give clear direct answers. Additionally my FS on two occasions has been absent to make some Crucial decisions and another FS has made the calls.

    I must say though, I find the nurses very good and caring.

    Does anyone know the price difference between Genea and IVFA?

    If this cycle shows no success, I may consider moving onto another clinic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeful35 View Post
    I am currently with IVFA and currently in my second cycle.

    Overall I don’t have anything to compare with, but do agree I feel like a number at times, and they struggle to give clear direct answers. Additionally my FS on two occasions has been absent to make some Crucial decisions and another FS has made the calls.

    I must say though, I find the nurses very good and caring.

    Does anyone know the price difference between Genea and IVFA?

    If this cycle shows no success, I may consider moving onto another clinic.
    Have you considered the fertility unit at RPA? I got my DD through them and I’m currently 12 weeks pregnant too. They use Genea specialists, labs and science as they are in partnership but it’s a public service. OOP is about $1000 per cycle so worth the initial wait time of a couple of months.

    My friend was at IVFA and had a really bad experience. They also transferred an embryo at a 6mm lining with no progesterone support and she’s got a history of miscarriage. Seems ridiculous. She’s now at RPA too.


 

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