I definitely understand where you're coming from....
MargieD (no login) Posted Oct 21, 2011 3:38 PM
IVF at Coopers is definitely a lot cheaper than other places, but they only get 1-3 eggs and there's the travel issue, getting time off work, etc., and not to mention the stress level trying to get away for a week or two. Those are the very reasons why we plan on doing IVF locally. For us - the math would be about the same - give or take - and lot less stressful.
We learned a lot from Coopers and plan to use their methods with the local RE. He wasn't too thrilled about it, but was willing to give us a chance.
If I didn't have that option with the local RE, I would probably go straight to Coopers or maybe check out other places.