IVF verses GIFT and other services

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IVF verses GIFT and other services

Post by zozo38 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:05 am

Im very new to this - we have just found sperm in hubby after blocked tubes diagnosed, so all go for IVF. I am fine but we are given no choice but to proceed with IVF.
I have heard about IUI, Gift and other related services that may not involve me taking lots of drugs and having egg retrieval.
Any ideas ? Doctors seem to just push IVF and nothing else !

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Post by Warren Dew » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:00 am

IUI is not an option with blocked tubes in your husband.

GIFT would be an option but I think the places that know how to perform it are much fewer than those that do IVF. If you want to find out more you may need to find a place that actually offers the service and talk to them.
TTC 2004
2005-2006 - clomid, IUI
mid 2006 - endometriomectomy
Dec 2006 - IVF #1 - negative
Mar 2007 - IVF #2 - chemical
Jun 2007 - IVF #3 - nothing to transfer
Sep 2007 - IVF #4 - healthy baby girl!
Apr 2009 - IVF #5 - healthy baby boy!

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