I had my 2 phone consults today. My first with Shady Grove regarding their DE shared risk plan. Dr didn't really add much to what I already know. Recommended DE vs OE. Gave me access to the fresh donor bank to have a peek. Only looked for a minute, but only baby pics are shown as most of you already know. Their shared risk plan 1:3 for 6 cycles/money back guarantee is $30,000. My second consult was with RBA for a frozen DE. I talked with Dr.Shap.iro. I really liked him. He talked to me for almost an hour about everything even though I didn't really have or ask any questions! He would love to try OE ivf first. He was very interested in why no one tried an ivf without the use of menopur (he wants bravelle or follistim only) at 600iu. He poo-poo'd the c.crm clinic a bit, which my previous RE did as well. Said they def over inflate their percentages,etc,etc. Anyway, he sees no reason why I shouldn't try another OE ivf. Cost is $20,000. He doesn't want to do any genetic testing on our embryos but does recommend a freeze all because he thinks my other transfers didn't work because my progesterone was too high and my lining was breaking down around transfer. He recommends dhea only for supplements and thinks that's why my ivf #3 got a beautiful and normal embryo. If we don't want to, he suggests the FEA plan for frozen DE. He says the donor pool should be getting a lot more people in it over the next few months. Basically, I really liked him and I LOVE LOVE the idea of using OE for another ivf, but financially after that we would not be able to then afford the FEA($28,000). I am so confused on what to do now. I know DH will NOT go for OE ivf, but my heart really wants that. Any advice would be greatly accepted.
Me: 37, DH: 38: ttc 7 years, dx: unknown
10/11: after 2 years, saw a RE, FSH 5.4
11/11: BFP! (surprise after thyroid & normal hsg),
12/11: missed m/c after 7 week u/s, 1/12: D&C
6/12 IUI#1-IUI #3: clomid = BFP!, C/P
IVF #1(10/12) FSH 5.4, AFC: 16 long Lupron, 5R/5M/4F, all 4 made it to 5dt, 1 blast/1-8 cell transferred=BFN
IVF #2(12/12)AFC 21, MD lupron, 4R/4M/3F, 5dt of 1 blast and 2-8cell. BFN.
IVF#3(4/13) Natural start antagon protocol, 12R,11F. one PGS normal at day 6 transfer. BFN.
IVF#4 (11/13) C.CRM (ODW.U normal 8/13 Still no Diagnosis) EPP/antagonist. ER 13R/7M/6F. Only 1 made it to freeze. Abnormal.
Looking into options of DE, Fresh vs frozen.
10/14 new local RE to look into what's next. CD3 FSH 4.7, AMH 0.9. Met with DE agencies and exploring options for feb/march 2015.
Surprise natural bfp (4 days before donor is signed). Beta #1 at 9dpo: 51.8, 2nd beta: 195 (25 hours doubling) @11dpo
. 3rd beta (12/15): 516 (35 hrs doubling) 4th beta(12/17): 895 (58 hours doubling) 5th beta(12/19): 2120. U/S at 5w0d(12/22): one gestational sac with yolk sac. U/S #2 (6w0d)12/29. One little bean measuring 6w0d with HR 124. 3rd u/s(1/4)7w0d: baby measuring 7w2d. HR 134. 3/30: A/S at MFM went great except for low lying placenta. Verifi results are normal! Team Blue!
Please send any positive thoughts our way! EDD:8/24/2015
Baby Will born 8/18. He's perfect.