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Hello everyone,
Sorry if I'm not posting correctly... I'm in a bind-- period is due tomorrow and I have no idea what protocol I will have-- IVF or IUI, and if the former, with or without PGD.

Arrived in London this summer and had appt with ARGC lined up following arrival. Did an IUI there in July. My history is 4 miscarriages, 2 definitely chromosomal, but possibly all of them. (I'm sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place by the way). Anyhow, I do have one child from IUI. Our issue is male factor + the miscarriages. I've been pregnant from 4 IUI's and have had 2 unsuccessful ones in the U.S. and one here, but frankly, I didn't think the clinic managed my cycle well here. Also, I've always had HCG shots prior to ovulation and they don't do them here.

I don't really want to do PGD but here in the UK they only transfer 2 embryos. I am 38. DH's morphology is 4-8%.

I'm so confused, and frankly, I find ARGC remarkably unhelpful compared to the American clinics, even the extremely busy New York City ones, where my doctor ALWAYS had time to talk to me and called with results himself. I have tried for a week to get a consultant on the phone for one small question and no one is calling me back.

Sorry for the rant! I have to decide by tomorrow or the next day what to do!

I'm so scared of IVF, so I could use some words of encouragement.

Many thanks.
 

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Hi and welcome to living in the UK,

I too am from overseas and lived for a while in New York some years ago.  Medicine here is not really consumer friendly yet though it is getting better but slowly!!

I have no experience myself of your clinic I am attending The Lister in Chelsea and can only sing their praises in how they handle you through the whole experience.  There are IVF nurses easily available on the phone and they will either speak with your consultant or get a consultant to call you if you have any questions throughout your cycle.

IVf is such a disruptive process I fell it is important to feel supported throughout your cycle.  I have read other girls posting about ARGC and the problem of one person leading it whereas there are a number of consultants at my clinic so I guess it makes it easier.


I do hope they get back to you and can answer your questions.  I've only experienced IVF and you do an HCG shot 36 hours prior to EC.  Why dont you pop over to the IUI section on the board.

Nuala :eek: ::) ;D
 

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Thank you! I really appreciate this. Can you tell me more about your clinic? I am near Chelsea (I assume you mean Chelsea, London). I am really stressed about making this decision. It's more difficult here because of the limit of 2 embryos transferred. Does your clinic do PGD? I went to ARGC b/c I intended to do PGD, but now I am just worried about the whole process, how the PGD affects the embryos, no long term studies, etc.

Thanks...
 
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