My thoughts.... since you asked... (preg ment)December 29 2011 at 1:07 PM
|MargieD (no login)|
Response to Help! IVF or not? FSH 10.2
I noticed that you posted in the "Over 40" board as well.
I thought I'd chime in...
Yes, there are things you can try before going to IVF. However, whatever you decide to do, put a time limit / deadline on your decisions.
For example, if your (new) doctor wants to try IUIs, decide how many IUIs before moving to the next step.
The thing about IF (infertility) struggles is that it can be time consuming. I am sure there was a point you thought to yourself yourself, "wow - we've been trying for 2 1/2 years... has it realllly been that long?!?!" You don't want to wake up trying everything else but IVF and then realize that it was too late.
Also, is there a limit as to when you can use the $40K? I was reading Resolve's website and in some states, they stop IF coverage at age 40 and in others, 44. That's something you want to check into.
I am not saying you NEED to go for IVF... but you do need to make a plan... if Plan A doesn't work by a specific date, be ready to switch to Plan B, and if that doesn't work by a specific date, be ready to switch to Plan C, and so forth.
Also - places like CCRM charge about $20K-$30K for IVF while others charge $6K. That's also something to think about.
I got pregnant at 34 and delivered at 35. I just turned 38. I thought for sure I'd be pregnant again by now, but I am not. I am still struggling to find the right protocol. Maybe it's the consequence of having another birthday, but lately I've been awing at how much I've put into this struggle to have another. If I had $40K to spend, I'd definitely be more proactive and be more aggressive. I don't want another birthday to go by with another baby (on the way).
I am not trying to induce panic...but to encourage practicality... you have already spent 2.5 years TTC #2...
- Re: My thoughts.... since you asked... (preg ment) - Anonymous on Dec 29, 3:40 PM
- Totally agree with this post - AJ on Dec 29, 6:29 PM
- Agree with a caveat. - Anon on Dec 29, 7:24 PM