Hi everyone! I’m having a dilemma over ERA testing and would greatly appreciate any thoughts/ insights.
Some background info:
My husband and I were married in our late 30s and were not ready for kids so we opted to freeze embryos for a later time. We met with RE#1 and after 2 rounds we only had 2 embryos that were genetically normal- one excellent quality and one moderate quality. Starting to feel a little panicked about running out of time we began multiple unsuccessful rounds of IUI. At this point insurance had long maxed out and I started feeling like a cash cow for the RE#1’s office. I also became extremely irritated at the office practices.
With the stress and frustration, we stopped thinking about it for a few months and then saw RE#2. We opted for a fresh cycle IVF which produced 3 embryos (none of which were genetically tested) which resulted in our son. I really liked how their office worked with patients vs RE#1’s office.
It’s now two years later and we want to transfer a frozen embryo. I understand transferring embryos to a different practice is not a wise idea so we returned to RE#1. RE#1 suggested the ERA to ensure implantation as I only have 2 embryos (she would only transfer one at a time). But I don’t quite trust this suggestion for a test that is still considered experimental from a group where I felt like they saw $$$ every time I walked through the door.
I’m not sure how much additional benefit ERA would carry:
1. I did not have a problem with implantation after my body was still jacked up on meds for the fresh transfer. This time it would only be estrogen and progesterone.
2. My uterus carried a pregnancy through term.
3. I’m turning 42 in a few weeks and my ob has reminded me that my uterus is aging too and pushing for me to do the transfer ASAP. This test could add a month or two.
Thank you in advance for any ideas!