I have a question that may be a moot point as I'm sure that it differs from clinic to clinic/doctor to doctor and also differs because I'm in Canada.
If the cost for IVF is say.... $5500 not including meds (luckily I have 80% coverage on meds), if the cycle fails due to something like lack of response, do I still pay $5500? Up here in Ontario where I am all the blood work and ultrasound is covered by our provincial plan, so everything up to the ER would be covered. So I figure if I didn't respond to meds, no ER, therefore no cost except meds? I presume if we did the ER though, but say no eggs grew, would the cost be discounted somewhat due to no blasts being put back in?
We just bought a house in a different city and will likely have to change doctors as the old one will be an hour out of my way. There are two clinics in our new city - this is the one that seems to have the better reviews: http://www.astrafertility.com/. However, I've been doing more and more reading and everyone is saying that the clinic we are at now is the best in Ontario and I should stick with them. That means a heck of a lot of driving each cycle we do! The costs for IVF at each of the clinics is basically the same, just under $6000 not including meds, ICSI or I think a $400 lab fee. Freezing is extra for after (if we had leftover embies).
I just want to be armed with as much info as I can get before we get to see the new doctor or before I go back to my current RE. If anyone suggests IVF may be our best option now, it's going to be a year of saving for us to do it and I want to plan way ahead for it! (being that we just bought a house - money will be tight for a while) I have a large complex cyst on my left ovary but I only have a good tube on the left side. During my lap last year my RE said the cyst was too complex to remove without damaging the ovary and since it was on my good side she left it. We've had three IUIs now and four rounds of meds (two clomid, two puregon) and I didn't respond well on my left side any of the times. However, I've had two chemicals as a result of the IUIs and it may be that the eggs coming out of the left side just aren't good quality. I'm also in a lot of pain due to the cycst now (which is 5cmX4cm) and I may just want to get rid of it for good!
I just have a feeling that IVF is in our cards so...may as well as a few questions now!