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January 23rd, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Hi my name is shanise some girls might know me i did pregnancy predicitions on this site for a while i did them for free but they made me stop doing it but anyways. I hope i am not judged by what i am about to say but i am in a same sex relationship and me and my partner are going to try reciprocal ivf treatment's this is where they take one partners egg and inserts them into the other partner to be the carrier. I am going to be the carrier and my partner is going to give me her eggs.

I know IVF is very costly and I was wondering if any of you ladies knew things to do like what kind of financing i need to get or like insurance companies that are just for fertility. I know a lot of places that give grants for ivf couples but they will not give me a grant for the specific procedure i want so i have to look at other options.

For the ladies that have already been through IVF cycles like what was the cost and what did you do in order to cover it if you dont mind me asking.

TIA for all of your help and comments and advice.

O also does anyone know of a good place in Texarkana/Dallas/Ft. Worth/Little Rock Areas I live in Texarkana and i want to find a good dr. I know Collom and Carney is here but i want to make sure they are the best

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January 24th, 2012, 06:30 AM
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Shanise! Hi!
It seems like every state has different insurance laws for infertility. I'm lucky to be in a state that covers fertility treatments. I am doing IVF this cycle too. Just waiting on AF to get here so I can start.

As far as the money thing, I know that some ladies on here found clinics who offer different discounts. I'm sure someone will chime in with that.

Good luck! Hoping for a BFP soon for all of us!
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January 24th, 2012, 07:34 AM
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welcome! I have no idea about clinics in your area, but I know we have a lot of texas girls here so maybe someone will be able to help you. Good luck

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January 24th, 2012, 11:27 AM
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I am in Texas, but live in Houston, so I am not familiar with clinics in your area. My IVFs were not covered through my medical insurance, except for medicine. There are "Discount Medical Programs" that you may find that doctors in your area participate in. They are not insurance programs, but programs that have negotiated rates for services that are not covered under insurance. Your doctor must agree to participate with the program. We saved about 4K on our IVF cycles because I did research to find out which program my doctor worked with! Not sure if I am able to list the website here, but you can google Optum Health Allies if you want to read more about a Discount Medical Program. Good luck!
~Tracey (42), mom to Reagan(born 08/07/11)

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January 24th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Welcome! We actually have another gal on here that is pregnant with her girlfriend's eggs, so you might want to PM her to share info! Her user name is, appropriately, Two Mamas.

Insurance didn't cover any of our IVF, either. It came out to be between $14-15k when all was said and done. We had been saving for a while because we knew that IVF was a possibility. We also sold a 3rd, fun vehicle that we didn't really need to help pay for it.

Ask your doc if they have any discounts for self-pay patients...both of the fertility clinics I have worked with offer them. Lots of girls on our board have used credit cards or personal loans from the bank to finance IVF. Most fertility clinics have a Finance or Business Manager, and I would start with them and see what you can find out. GOod luck!

Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (5), Abigail (3) and George (3)

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January 24th, 2012, 01:18 PM
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The other ladies here can speak to IVF, but I just wanted to welcome you and wish you best of luck.
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January 24th, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Hi Shanise!!!! It's good to see you around here again. Good luck on your IVF journey. Jesse and I are currently saving up money to do IVF.
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January 24th, 2012, 08:32 PM
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welcome & good luck to you!

I don't know anything about IVF, but I am in DFW area and my RE is with the Advanced Reproductive Care Center (Reproductive Care Dallas) I don't know whether they're the best in the area, but my doctor came recommended to me by several people.

Savannah Stylin!

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January 24th, 2012, 11:47 PM
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thank you ladies i will go look up some of the links you gave me and try loans and other things she doesn't want to get a loan but finance it through the dr office but its the same thing to me but anyways thanks for all the warm welcomes

Thank you ~Nicole~ for my beautiful siggy
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January 25th, 2012, 02:09 PM
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Hi Shanise - I also have to pay for everything out of pocket except for bloodwork and ultrasounds. Nothing else is covered. We are not sure how we are going to cover it but plans are in the works.

Good Luck
Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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