[quote=sunrisec]thank you for all your suggestions. This is such a tough decision. Macy we can’t afford CCRM. Any cash we have will be saving for donor. We just want to get the best shot for our $35k in insurance coverage. Macy did CCRM get your pregnant? are you pregnant now?
I need to sleep on this… keep the suggestions coming…
If your $35k insurance coverage does not cover DE, then of course it makes lots of sense to use it for OE. And if you’re going to use it for OE, then $35k should cover you at CCRM. We cycled there. They did CCS testing even though we only had two embryos. Total cost–and we were out of pocket–was about $32k (including the precycle testing, including the CCS testing, including ICSI, but not including meds). I’m not including meds in the cost because my insurance covered those so I have no idea how much they would’ve cost.
But that said, RMA-NJ in Morristown, NJ is a lot closer to you, has a Manhattan office so you can do your monitoring conveniently, has excellent success rates AND, this is the most important part for women our age, DOES CCS TESTING. Oh, and it’s cheaper than CCRM. I would trust them before I’d trust Cornell or NYU, and I say that as someone who actually consulted with IVF docs at both Cornell and NYU. Those two clinics have a lot going for them, but for the amount of money we’re spending I have trouble justifying spending it at a place with lower success rates, and I just plain do not trust clinics that don’t offer CCS. I just think if they don’t offer it, their lab is simply not good enough to do it well (i.e. their lab would hurt the embies if they tried).
For comparison, here are success rates for women 38-40 and 41-42 (by success rates I mean LIVE BIRTH, not just pregnancy, per cycle):
Cornell: 38-40 25.1% 41-42 14.3%
NYU: 38-40 18.8% 41-42 10.3%
[B]RMA-NJ: 38-40 33.7% 41-42 19.4%
CCRM: 38-40 35.3% 41-42 32.4%[/B]
Notice how RMA-NJ and CCRM both have success rates in women 38-40 that are almost DOUBLE the rates of NYU?