Hi! I am looking for advice on which clinic to turn to next.
After 8 plus years TTC doing everything but IVF, we finally finished our first round of IVF in November. This site, and specifically these forums, were a life saver for me getting through this. It is frustrating navigating the sea of information and so many people on here have been so helpful, I’m hoping for a little more input!
Through my IUI rounds, and through this IVF round, I have been a poor responder. I did the long Lupron protocol on 450 IU of stims. I produced 6 follies and got 3 eggs (only 2 mature) at retreival. One of those fertilized but had 4 pro-nuclei. My E2 was very low throughout the cycle. I also seem slow to develop the follies.
My AMH is .77. My FSH levels have been normal. I am 37 and have never been pregnant. I have endometriosis and had lapro in 2010 to have much removed.
My local RE has said that he will try whatever protocol I want to try but won’t go to retreival with me again with that kind of response. Long story short, I feel that he is trying to protect his IVF success rate and lacks experience with DOR patients.
I am going to interview at least one other local RE (I live in KS and the RE’s I’m considering are in the KC area. The one I’m with now is at RRC.)
But it’s time for us the “throw the book” at this as it were and we are considering CCRM and SIRM.
Because of options of free places to stay, I could go to CCRM, or the SIRMs in Dallas, St Louis or Peoria and stay somewhere for free which would help out.
some of my independent research has turned up some people saying CCRM isn’t great with DOR patients. And I’ve also read that really all the SIRM clinics are different.
So I’m wondering if anyone has any helpful insight or experiences with CCRM, SIRM or REs in Kansas City, that would be helpful to us in deciding where we go next?
Thank you all so much in advance for any advice you have for us!!!