Is it time to move on?

It’s a question I don’t really want to ask, but it may be time: Is it time to move on from my clinic? 

The stats:

  • “Unexplained” infertility, diagnosed in January 2015
  • Six total assisted cycles over two years
    • Four IUIs, resulting in two miscarriages (#2 and #4) and two failed attempted (#1 and #3)
    • Two failed IVF cycles
      • One fresh stim cycle
        • Resulting in five embryos for freezing
      • One double embryo FET
    • Two different “lead” doctors on my case

Not great, I hear ya. But here’s the thing: The support staff at my clinic warms my soul. I feel bonded, especially, to my IVF nurse, who I’ve written about before. She’s rooting for my success as much as I am, and that means a lot to me. She answers my questions and eases my concerns day, night, weekend, whatever. She’s in this.

Having said that, it’s counterproductive to throw money (not to mention time) at a place that, to date, hasn’t been successful getting me to my goal. Ultimately, that’s what matters most.

We will meet with the doctor later this month for a post-mortem on this failed cycle, after which, I feel like I will need to make the decision about moving on from this clinic. Dislike.

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2 thoughts on “Is it time to move on?

  1. The EcoFeminist says:

    If you haven’t done it and if I haven’t already left this comment on your blog ( my apologies if so), demand an endometrial receptivity test (ERA) or Matris ultrasound to look at the timing of the transfer since 25% of transfers are actually done on the wrong day, contributing to crappy IVF results. I’m doing my ERA in a few weeks and just saw another blogger have her and found out that she was pre receptive which means they had been transferring the embryos a day early… I just learned about the matris one from another blogger which is an advanced version of the era, done via an ultrasound rather than a biopsy so obviously much more comfortable ( and you get results within a few days). My doctor didn’t ordinarily do ERAs but because I asked him to and of course because I’m paying for it he agreed to get enrolled with Igenomix, one of the companies that does it (globally), and I just found out today that my insurance covers the test at 80% which is miraculous considering no other fertility stuff is.

    Anyhow, I think it’s always good to get a second opinion and at least just do a consult with someone else to see if you feel more confident with them and if they have any new ideas for you. Sadly we’re the only ones who will advocate for ourselves during this.

    Go get em tiger!

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