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How many IFV cycles

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ELH82 Fri 23-Nov-18 14:06:02

I have had an appointment today and the nurse has advised IVF, we don’t get NHS funding so will have to fund all cycles ourselfs.

I’m considering the long term financial cost of how many cycles it could take, so how many has it taken you to conceive, if at all?

Si1ver Fri 23-Nov-18 14:08:19

It took me one, but that makes me very very lucky rather than it being the norm. I also went abroad to help minimise costs.

I understand that three cycles or three transfers depending on who you talk to takes your chances to around 80%.

Lauren83 Fri 23-Nov-18 15:07:05

Mine was my 5th that was successful but I had to move to donor eggs due to issues with my egg reserve, cycle 1 and 2 were own egg and cycles 3,4 and 5 donor egg

LillyLeaf Fri 23-Nov-18 16:05:11

Have you looked into Access Fertility, you can pay upfront for multiple rounds which makes it cheaper if you use them all and they have a refund program too.

Petitprince Fri 23-Nov-18 16:10:04

We were first time lucky, but I know it varies.

RoseBud2016 Fri 23-Nov-18 16:35:07

We fell pregnant all 3 times but only the 3rd transfer resulted in a live birth.

I believe 3 cycles is the average amount it takes but obviously there are extremes at both ends, and for some it sadly never works.

Botanica Fri 23-Nov-18 19:38:00

About to consider my fifth fresh cycle.

One of the previous four resulted in a pregnancy but sadly miscarried.

All funded myself.

Thelonggrass Fri 23-Nov-18 21:07:24

3 for us

ginandtonicformeplease Sat 24-Nov-18 18:23:43

Considering third transfer. We were lucky though to get 12 blasts from first egg collection - if none of those twelve results in a live birth I don't think we'll try again (one miscarriage, one BFN).

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