Our meeting with Dr. L went well.
Before we really got started, he asked about Harper and I showed him some pictures and thanked him again for helping us have her.
Then we dove straight into business. Here are our options.
1. IUI. This only is an option if M’s numbers look good. We are looking at a minimum of 10k swimmers with good motility and morphology.
2. Frozen cycle. We have 2 embryos we can use. Given our past Dr. L suggests only transferring one at a time. I think we agree.
3. Fresh cycle. If all of my blood work comes back okay, we can try another fresh cycle to see what we get. Again, we would only transfer one (provided we get that far).
4. Egg collection. We do a fresh cycle for the sole purpose of doing PGD on any and all embryos that make it to day 5. We would also test the 2 frozen ones at this time. From there, we would do a frozen cycle after we get the results.
Those are the options but there are a lot of things to consider:
- PGD is roughly $3500. Insurance won’t cover that so that means it’s completely out of pocket.
- Do we even want to test? Yes and no. Yes it would be nice to know BUT that still doesn’t mean there’s a guarantee A. It will be result in a pregnancy or B. I won’t miscarry.
- Insurance only covers 3 cycles. Should we “waste” one cycle on just collecting eggs to test? If we do and the next one is a BFN, we would only have one chance left.
- What if we don’t test, would we still only want to put one embryo back?
We need to think through our options and maximize our benefits. I go back and forth on what I want to do. I’d love to test and be given a guarantee that it will result in a healthy uneventful pregnancy, but I know that is not the case.
We still have some time. Next week, M goes for his SA and then the following week I will go for my CD3 blood work and mock transfer. I am super surprised they aren’t making me go for another HSG, but happy about it!
What would you do??