Infertility

Newbie to IVF....

Hi Everyone!

 Hubby and I have been trying for over 3yrs now to get pregnant. 1 1/2 yrs of IUI/intercourse. We are now to the point of crossing over to IVF. Big question is where to start? How do I know we picked the right place? I have Kaiser now and live in Orange County, CA so it has been easy until now. I have been diagnosed with PCOS with some endometriosis as well.

We are in unfamiliar ground and taking a huge risk with money doesn't help us want to jump in and go. I'm hoping that you ladies can help...

Thanks xoxoxo and best of luck to all of you <3

Re: Newbie to IVF....

  • Welcome!

    I looked at SART scores to help decide on an RE. http://www.sart.org/frame/detail.aspx?id=3893

    Good luck to you!

    IVF #3 = Feb 2012
    beta#1 3/21 (14dp3dt)=413, beta#2 3/23 (16dp3dt)=785, u/s 4/11
    EDD 11/25/12
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  • Ditto Faith.

    Also, Advanced Fertility has a great website on ART.

    Welcome and good luck!

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  • welcome to the board; although i'm sorry you have to be here. PP gave you excellent resources & you'll continue to get wonderful support from the amazing women on the board.  GL in your journey!
    S/PAIFW
    Tara & Dave - TTC since September 2006
    PCOS - dx 1999 (amenorrhea) | freakishly long fallopian tubes
    Hypoglycemic | thyroid issues | severely anemic
    Multiple Clomid cycles of 50, 100, 150 - absolutely no response
    Follistim 50/100 | Follistim 75/125 | Follistim 100/150 IUI - all BFNs
    Converted IVF - BFP - m/c | FET - BFN | IVF #2 = BFN
    IVF #3
  • Welcome to the board and good luck!
    Married 08.06
    Started TTC 05.08
    Me: Stage II endo, borderline high FSH
    DH: perfect
    1 lap, 5 IUIs = 4 BFNs and 1 c/p
    2 IVFs, 2 FETs = 1 BFN, 1 c/p, 1 ectopic and finally a sticky BFP in May 2011!

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    1 FET in Aug 2013 = BFP! 

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  • I would ask your ob/gyn for a referral.

    I asked the ladies on this board from my area who they were seeing.

    I set up consult appointments with two REs, discussed my case (I already had all of diagnosis testing done with my ob-gyn) and costs.  

    I reviewed their stats on SART.

    Good luck!

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  • I would agree with previous posters re: finding an RE.  Welcome to the board and good luck!
    Our IVF miracles arrived on 7/20/11 at 37 weeks after 3 weeks of hospital bedrest! Lilypie Second Birthday tickers "Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits." ~Robert Brault
  • Sorry you have to be here, but welcome and good luck! All the other ladies had great ideas for finding an RE. Best of luck to you!

    Crohn's resulting in colectomy with J-Pouch surgery in 2000/2001.
    TTC since August 2008
    IVF#1: BFFN; IVF#2: BFN; FET with new RE: BFN
    IVF#3: ER 1/15; ET 1/20; Beta#1 1/29: 339!
    Twins girls born via c/s at 37w/3d!!
    "Let it go, this too shall pass."
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