Question for you all. Looking at doing 2nd ivf attempt. Facts to follow:
Clinic 1- First attempt ended in biochem in June. Overall experience was OK, but wasn’t crazy about staff (nurses or financing person), wait times (sometimes over 1.5 hours), etc. I actually really like my doctor’s partner- he was the one who actually did my transfer. But I would feel weird asking for him versus my own doctor in the same practice. Had my follow-up with my doctor and was charged a separate visit after miscarriage- I didn’t know this was not a part of my package. Yes it was only $150.00, but I felt a bit nickel and dimed given that I wasn’t informed that the visit cost would be separate. Doctor didn’t really give me any reason why it failed- I know he probably couldn’t these things happen. Mentioned we could look at tuning the cycle a bit on second attempt, but no real direction beyond that. I called two schedules a consult- now is the third day of waiting with no call back. Clinic success rate via SART for someone [B]<35 is 38.8%[/B].Cost for IVF is about $10.5k, and they have discounted meds thru a special program. I paid about 2k for meds. Doctor also said they may be willing to take $1200 off next cycle cost since I am self pay. I probably ended up paying about 14k total for all preliminary bloodwork that wasn’t covered, meds, and procedure.
Clinic 2- I did iui’s with years ago- unsuccessful. Doctor went forward with iui’s with incredibly thin lining. (Less than 6) I didn’t understand as much about this process back then, or I would’ve questioned why he would have me do an iui with such a thin lining. This clinic success rate is [B]<35 51.2%.[/B] They offer the Attain refund program and a multi-cycle no refund program. Cost for regular ivf cycle is $9170. ICSI $1120, Meds 4-5k. Multi-cycle 2 fresh 2 frozen with no refund is $15-16k, $500 anesthesia, $3500-5k meds. They also have 2 fresh 2 frozen with 50% refund if no live baby after the 4 attempts- $18k not including meds, anesthesia, etc. Or 3 fresh 3 frozen 24k, 100% money back in no live birth.
I am 34 and close to 35. My question is, since I did get pregnant- would you stay with the same clinic since you are an established patient and I am a quite complex case and resistant to meds or switch to the clinic with the higher success rate? I am really struggling here. Any input would be appreciated. I apologize for the long post, but wanted to lay down the facts. I woudl also be interested in personal experince with Attain and if you felt it was worth it. [B]Probably worth mentioning that SART data shows clinic 1 success for 35-37 at 51.7% and clinic 2 goes down 35-37 30.8%. Interesting shift in age groups where I am heading…[/B]