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beeb14 Fri 07-Dec-18 15:28:07

Hi all

I have had a consultation with create. I am 41 with no medical issues. Husband 35 with morphology issues. We have a 4 year old together.

We have been told that the 3 cycle IVF package is best suited to us, with ICSI.

Has anyone ever had this before?

Also from my understanding although it is 3 cycles there is only one transfer. After the consultation when my mind was just bombarded with information I thought about this more and was left wandering how this would benefit me more than a Normal round of IVF. I called back to ask this question but was told I would have to book an apt with the doctor to discuss this further.

As you can all appreciate this is a massive decision and I just want to be sure Im picking the right place.

Many thanks

BlueFish18 Sat 08-Dec-18 08:46:48

Hi Beeb14

I was in a similar position, deciding between Create and Care Fertility. Went to Create first and was also told the 3 cycle package was best suited to us. But it is sooooo expensive for 1 transfer and they only get 3 eggs! I then went to Care and just immediately felt more comfortable with everything. They basically said that while I had some ovarian reserve left, it made more sense to do normal IVF (they do natural too). I am sooooo glad I did! Care are amazing. I did one normal cycle and am now pregnant!!

As an older woman, I recommend you think about normal IVF since many of our eggs won't be viable. Only taking 3 out doesn't give you the best chance. Please get a second opinion! I highly, highly recommend Care!!

Also, I didn't find the normal IVF process with meds bad at all.

Good luck!! Wishing you all the best. Shout if you have any questions.

Cherries101 Mon 10-Dec-18 12:23:20

At your age I strongly suggest normal IVF. Create is a waste of money.

Lauren83 Mon 10-Dec-18 14:23:27

Natural/Mild IVF is often favoured for some women if they have really low AMH or a low AFC and their potential for egg production is only ever going to be 1 or 2 eggs, if you have a reasonable egg reserve then I would consider a stimulated cycle as if your AFC is an ok number you have potential for producing more eggs and whilst yes it only takes one that egg needs to be mature, fertilise, make it to blast and then implant and that's a lot to have riding on one egg when you could have more in the running, create are all about natural/mild IVF and whilst that's absolutely the best thing for some patients and create do have a good reputation do consider getting an opinion from a clinic who offer medicated too before making any decisions

DotingDaisy Tue 08-Jan-19 15:30:16

I have been wondering this too.

I'm 39, with PCOS and a raised FSH. AMH was done this morning, but I understand it might be raised anyway due to PCOS. Partner has a low sperm count with morphology issues. We were looking for ICSI and I had my initial appointment with Create this morning.

She seemed to think that I had quite a few follicles (I'm day 5 of cycle and she counted 8 on L ovary and 6 on R). She felt that 1 cycle would be better than the 3 cycle option.

I'm just so lost with all of this. I don't know how anyone ever makes any decisions about clinics!

Why would normal IVF be better than the mild IVF? Sorry if that's a stupid question!

BlueFish18 Tue 08-Jan-19 19:23:21

Hi DotingDaisy

I can't really advise on PCOS, but sounds like you may need to be put on lower doses of stimulation meds. So mild IVF may work.

However, you sound unsure about Create and you should feel sure! I recommend going to another clinic for a second opinion. It might cost a little but it is minimal compared to choosing the wrong clinic and the overall costs of IVF! I felt so much more comfortable after visiting Care. It felt right for me. Hopefully a clinic will feel right for you.

Good luck!

Helen202020 Wed 10-Apr-19 00:44:48

I'm not sure if this conversation is still live. My situation is that my husband has a low sperm count so we probably won't conceive naturally. But my fsh is high so we probably can't get IVF on the NHS. Do the private clinics also have limits? I'm 41 and devastated that I didn't know all this earlier. sad

Inawholeofdoom82 Wed 10-Apr-19 13:49:55

I had 1 cycle of ivf with create, resulting in a frozen transfer. It was successful and dd is now 2. They are great but quite brusque as opposed to "touch freely". I had pcis and dh had a variety of issues, we already had a child together. At my first consultation the Dr told me in no uncertain terms to go away and lose weight. I had a bmi of 27, so overweight but not hugely so. I did as told

misterjhon Tue 18-Jun-19 11:26:10

Please avoid spending a penny here. Ran out of gowns for 2 appointments (at 8am) and was given a sheet of kitchen roll in it's place.

Never answered the phone for results even though we were told to call back and then took 3 days to respond to the emails we had to send as a result of them not answering the phone.

Sales team are aggressively persistent , always trying to upsell, but they could not give any answers for any specific questions or help us to get results; we were told to contact other departments that never picked up.

Ran out of forms to request certain tests and I was told to go home and print it off myself. Even though they had a printer in front of them that they could have done this on. Receptionists are rude and didn't seem to be busy yet I was ignored on 3 occasions in favour of ladies that had the same questions that I had, instead they told me to sit and wait.

Seriously shabby of a company to penny pinch on basics such as robes for the money they charge. Your hard earned money probably goes towards the location rather than your wellbeing. Extremely disorganised as an organisation and imho a total con shop more interested in your money than you, your care and your wellbeing. Spend your money elsewhere like we did. The place we eventually went to in Harley Street charged slightly less and were so much more professional and compassionate, even though the practice was busier.

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