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Postby Jengrin » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:50 pm

My husband and I will be starting IVF and have been seen at UCSF Medical Center with Dr. Cedars. From what I have read online she has a very good success rate, especially with my age group (I'm 41 years old). I am just now discovering that there are reproductive centers who offer programs where you pay a certain amount and if you don't get pregnant after 6 rounds of treatment, you get a refund. Does anyone recommend this? Has anyone had any experience at UCSF Medical Center, particularly with Dr. Cedars? I felt totally comfortable with Dr. Cedars, but the cost is starting to freak me out.
Jenny
Me - 41, DH - 46
TTC, will be starting IVF soon
step-mom to 13-y-o boy and 11-y-o girl
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Re: New and confused

Postby CT_Michele » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:46 am

You are talking about shared risk programs. I am not familiar with the clinic or dr you are talking about but I have looked for shared risk programs in the past for myself. I found that there are generally many requirements to qualify for such a program, including age, previous ivf attempts, bmi and others. i think they are worth it if you are qualified for it. Normally you will get something like 6 tries and if you do not have a live birth then you get 75% back. All are different though. Good luck on your journey!
Me- 28 DH- 33 Male Factor
1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
1st FET- 09/09 - Chemical
3rd IVF - 04/11 - Embies didn't make it to ET
4th IVF - Fall 2011??
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Re: New and confused

Postby Sunshine1576 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:16 am

Jengrin,
My SIL did the shared-risk program in S.C. and they got pregnant on the first try. Altogether she would of had 3 attempts to use, but told me she felt less stressful knowing she could get another try if they needed to since it was already covered. So I think it made the whole process less stressful knowing. I wish my clinic offered it, because we would have a set concrete plan instead of something not working and having to re-evaluate our next treatment plan. So if the clinic you're referring to has a good success rate and the doctor is Board Certified in Fertility and Encrinology, I say why not? You're fortunate to have this opportunity. :)
Sunshine1576
Married 13 yrs
36, unexplained
1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!
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