Hello everyone, I am a long time lurker and not a newbie to infertility. My wife and I are a same-sex couple. I am 35 and DW is 38. We started TTC in April 2012 with DW carrying. After 10 unsuccessful inseminations she moved on to IVF with a diagnosis of unexplained. She did three cycles of IVF and conceived our daughter on the third cycle. We are incredibly lucky to have been successful after so much heartbreak and difficulty. We chose for DW to go first because she is older and it should have been "easy" for her to conceive.
I am now TTC our second child. I have endometrosis and borderline DOR (AMH 0.5, AFC 5-8, FSH 7ish). Our RE recommended I go straight to IVF. I have done two cycles and both have been spectacular failures. I have stimmed remarkably well for someone with DOR, but at my first retrieval I had "empty follicle syndrome" with only one egg retrieved, which failed to fertilize. My second retrieval I ovulated early and only had three retrieved, none of which made it to blast. My clinic strongly prefers 5dt, which is why we didn't do a 3dt despite the low number retrieved.
I am strongly considering traveling for a second opinion, and I am looking for opinions on what clinics I should consider. Advanced Fertility Centers of Chicago is local to me, but I have heard mixed opinions. I have a second opinion scheduled there, but it is not with Dr. Sherbahn. I think I should probably switch my appointment to meet with him rather than an associate at his practice.
The other clinics I hear about most frequently are CCRM and Shady Grove. I am also curious about Center for Human Reproduction in NYC, and also hearing about other nationally-known clinics that are recommended. I would also love to hear about your experience with an out of town clinic for either a consult or IVF.
Same sex couple TTC with donor sperm. I am 35 and carrying. Endometriosis and DOR.
AMH 0.5, AFC 5-8, FSH 7ish
IVF #1 - antagonist. Empty follicle syndrome. 1 retrieved, 0 fertilized.
IVF #2 - antagonist. Ovulated early. 3 retrieved, 2 fertilized, 0 blasts