[SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman]Hello ladies! I am from the Bay Area. How many of you are from the same place?
I am 31 years old, never had any child and will start my first ever IVF soon. My husband is healthy, I only have one ovary left and my fallopian tubes are damaged due to the adhesion after a major surgery. I chose Dr. Zouves (I believe some of you might have heard of him), but now I have some concerns and question.
Our insurance actually covers infertility cost. I just figured out Dr. Zouves is out of any network. So we have to pay a lot more if we cycle with him. Some people say my case isn’t so difficult, I have a lot more choices. The reason I chose Dr. Zouves is because I feel his team is very organized. I heard a lot of good things about Nova, but the waiting time is too long. I also contacted 2 other places my OB recommended. But they didn’t give me the energetic impression that Dr. Zouves’ team showed me. I called one of the doctor to ask if I am covered by insurance, they took my card number, and never bothered to call me back.
I was satisfied with Dr. Zouves at the beginning. They tend to be a little pushy, I thought I needed that. But now, I feel like I am not really ready, and they already made the calendar for me. I only got to see Dr. Zouves once, and all the communication was done by the nurses and coordinators. Is this normal in the IVF world? This is the first infertility doctor I ever went, can you ladies share some experiences?
Anyway, does any of you have any other recommendations? And one last question: They said my NK Assay and Th1 cytokines levels are elevated with Dr. Zouves rating them a 3 out of 5. It’s not out of range, just not most ideal. I was told I need to have [/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][SIZE=3][SIZE=3][SIZE=3][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]2 intralipid infusions[SIZE=3], at $[SIZE=3]700 for each session. Have any of you done that before? Is it necessary?
Sorry for asking so many question. I feel a little nervous. Hope I can get some advice here.