Over the last few months I have been taking a break, or at least have tried to.
After my last failed IVF in December, my DH and I tried to seek a second opinion. So far, we have had no luck finding someone that will accept my insurance. My current RE wrote me a letter to give to anyone I seek a second opinion from and gave these recommendations for the next step in my IF treatment:
1.) further reproductive immunology testing
2.) repeat IVF
3.) egg donation
To be honest, I don't have a lot of hope that the first two will make any difference and have recently started investigating egg donation. I don't have any female relatives on my side of the family that are of childbearing age. I also don't have a sister.
I thought that I would not want to ask any of my friends and put them on the spot, but egg donation starts around $5,000 for just the compensation paid to the egg donor and my DH and I don't have a ton of money after all of these procedures.
What do you think? Do I ask my best friend of 20+ years? She has already had 2 healthy children and is not planning to have more. Do I look for an anonymous donor?
What would you do in my shoes?