compress IVF Costs 2015

4 years 2 months ago #269929 by AnzelMama12
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Oh, my dear, I am praying, not only for us, but for you and all my fellow TTC sisters on Moomie. It is a difficult journey. If the odds just could have been better with IVF, then I wouldn't mind spending all that money. The problem, however, is paying all that money and then getting a BFN/AF... That would shatter me, hey? That means all that money down the drain. And I also heard the IVF procedure is very very hard for the women involved - It wrecks havoc with her hormones and makes her super duper grumpy and agitated. They said that if your marriage can survive an IVF cycle, it will survive anything.

Good luck!

DH = 31, Low sperm count (15+ mill/ml and morphology (2 > 3%). Me = 28, with regular cycles, and period of 1 to 2 days. Overweight.

July 2014 to March 2016 - *Unsuccessful*
April 2016 - Fertomid 100mg BFP on 17/04/16!!! - Miscarried and D&C on 13/05/2016
May 2016 - Back on the TTC Wagon!

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4 years 2 months ago #269933 by Chanti
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@Anzel - I completely agree with you, the hormones, possibly failure and stress on ur marriage all seem a bit daunting! But what happens if it all goes beautifully the first time and you get that precious little miracle 9 months later :) It would all be worth it! I have created an IVF South Africa fb group where local ladies can get together and share any info, experiences,etc. There is also an IVF Support group (international) on fb and that just gives you hope! The ladies on those groups really bring out the positive side of things!! I have also watched a few you tube videos of ivf journeys, they bring you to tears of joy!

There is always hope!

Me: 24
DH:25

April 2015: Trying for #1
November 2015: Diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis. Laparascopy to remove chocolate cyst and most of endo. Tubes
blocked and referred for IVF... Visanne prescribed.
Oct 2016 - IVF#1 - BFN
March 2017 - FET - BFN
April 2017 - Surprise BFP!
June 17 -Late M/C 13w4
Aug 17 - Chemical pregnancy M/C 5 weeks
Nov 17- BFP on my birthday! 13DPO BETA 201

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4 years 2 months ago #269934 by AnzelMama12
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I absolutely agree! There is always hope! And IVF in SA has had great success rates across the country. That is why I am considering it as well. I will have to save up a lot of money, if I want to do it in December this year. That's the only time I will be able to be in PE for a at least a whole cycle (As I teacher I get 4 weeks holiday in December!! :woohoo: :woohoo:) Hubby won't be there for the whole time, but he'll at least by there during the week of ovulation, which is super. And then I have time to spend with momma and family, where I'll get the support I need for the difficult time. Let's pray that it all happens naturally... If not, then let's pray that we get to save enough money to go for that procedure. I would not like to burden our family with a loan or extra bond on the house. If we do it, we will want to pay cash for it.

DH = 31, Low sperm count (15+ mill/ml and morphology (2 > 3%). Me = 28, with regular cycles, and period of 1 to 2 days. Overweight.

July 2014 to March 2016 - *Unsuccessful*
April 2016 - Fertomid 100mg BFP on 17/04/16!!! - Miscarried and D&C on 13/05/2016
May 2016 - Back on the TTC Wagon!

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4 years 2 months ago #269935 by Chanti
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Praying very hard that it happens before then!! Atleast you have the holiday to do it over. I will have to do alot of commuting between here and Durban or even possibly JHB. But i agree on the cash bit, no extra loans for it, that added stress is not good when bringing a baby into the world.

Me: 24
DH:25

April 2015: Trying for #1
November 2015: Diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis. Laparascopy to remove chocolate cyst and most of endo. Tubes
blocked and referred for IVF... Visanne prescribed.
Oct 2016 - IVF#1 - BFN
March 2017 - FET - BFN
April 2017 - Surprise BFP!
June 17 -Late M/C 13w4
Aug 17 - Chemical pregnancy M/C 5 weeks
Nov 17- BFP on my birthday! 13DPO BETA 201

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4 years 2 months ago #269939 by AnzelMama12
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Holding thumbs for both of us! May we be able to save up everything we need for our IVF babies!

DH = 31, Low sperm count (15+ mill/ml and morphology (2 > 3%). Me = 28, with regular cycles, and period of 1 to 2 days. Overweight.

July 2014 to March 2016 - *Unsuccessful*
April 2016 - Fertomid 100mg BFP on 17/04/16!!! - Miscarried and D&C on 13/05/2016
May 2016 - Back on the TTC Wagon!

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4 years 2 months ago #270577 by louwla
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From my own experience and those of others who've shared the journey with me, try AI first. One of my friends went for about 4 failed IVF's and then one AI.. Pregnant. Same with second baby. Same with us - I just refused to try IVF first. The dr's attitude was quite nasty after that and he basically moved us over to another doctor without any discussion. He even started ignoring us. But we went for AI, it was around R3500 in total and we got pregnant with the first insemination. So if at all possible for your situation, try AI first. Thinking of you.. This journey is so hard and lonely at times. Just keep your partner close - and remember to have each other's backs!

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4 years 1 month ago #270685 by Chanti
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@louwla - Thanks for your positive story on AI!! It will be comforting for those that have that option :) For those of us with no tubes its sadly not an option..

Me: 24
DH:25

April 2015: Trying for #1
November 2015: Diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis. Laparascopy to remove chocolate cyst and most of endo. Tubes
blocked and referred for IVF... Visanne prescribed.
Oct 2016 - IVF#1 - BFN
March 2017 - FET - BFN
April 2017 - Surprise BFP!
June 17 -Late M/C 13w4
Aug 17 - Chemical pregnancy M/C 5 weeks
Nov 17- BFP on my birthday! 13DPO BETA 201

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