• Poking around asking questions about Tubal Reversal.
Conclusion: Yes, it can be done but first determine if there are quality eggs.
• Purchased a bunch of home tests for Ovarian Reserve at Target.
Conclusion: The sticks said there are eggs up there.
• Oct. 2009 met Rob, the love of my life. Started working with Fertility Specialist at UW. Many, many tests were administered over many, many months.
Conclusion: Yes there are eggs, not a lot, but are they quality? How about just skip the idea of harvesting my own and go the Egg Donor route using Robs stuff. OK, sounds good.
• Rob has SA and all is wonderful there.
• UW coordinator assisted in selecting local IVF clinic based on success, number of transfers, etc. We selected Seattle Fertility. Met with them and discovered the procedure will cost roughly $30,000 which does not include the cost of medication, donor eggs or freezing ‘leftover’ embryos.
• Got on the internet and researched “alternative IVF” and discovered that nearly 85% of US women needing IVF go abroad. Cost for IVF with donated eggs, medication, procedure and frozen eggs: $7,000. IVF Costs Aboard.
• Found myivfalternative.com – which is a Medical Travel Coordinator. Yes, this is a BIG business. These companies are incredibly sensitive to the needs of patients looking for medical assistance at affordable prices. They help with all the arrangements including working with the clinic where there may be a language barrier. These coordinators work with all types of medical needs not just IVF.
• Working with coordinator for IVF with DE in Czech Republic.
• Considered Buenes Aires so there would be a Latin contribution to the mix but learned that we would not be able to freeze any ‘leftovers’ in the event we wanted to return should the cycle fail.
• Back on track working with the CR coordinator and are slated to leave March, 2011.
• Discovered through an IVF buddy that the sister clinic to Reprofit is located in Zlin, CR and is about $1300 less then the Brno clinic. We are talking to that clinic now.