Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Where do we go from here?

We have finally made/gotten a decision about our next step in the attempt to have a baby! Jason and I weren't sure if our doctor would recommend that we do another IUI or move on to IVF. I spent the last couple weeks talking to a friend who has been through the treatments and to one of the nurses so I was leaning towards moving on to IVF. It was a big step for me to be willing to move on because I felt like this was the end of the road...IVF is the most advanced you can get and insurance only pays for a limited number. Jason wanted to go off of the doctor's recommendation. The nurse did some research for me on insurance coverage, and I was very relieved to find out that they also pay for frozen cycles! This is really good news since we plan to have more than one baby (Lord willing).

I finally got the call from our doctor this week. He felt that moving on to IVF would be a good thing, especially since our insurance would cover it. It definitely increases our chances of success!

So, I have already started back on the pill. We meet with him next Thursday to get our protocol! I'm so excited to have a plan and am praying that this will be the perfect timing.



Alex and Jill said...

Praying for you during this new, exciting time! I'm also going to pray that your first works!!


Jamie said...

IVF is more invasive, but from what I have read, does have a higher success rate.

I won't tell you it's easy -- cause you already know it won't be -- but when it works, it is totally worth it! All the shots, the retrieval, everything.

And Dr. J is great!

What insurance do you have? Is it Health Alliance? I know quite a bit about what they cover if you have questions.

If it is another plan written in Illinois you have 4 fresh cycles to get pregnant. If you have a live birth, then you have 2 more cycles after that. I had 3 fresh and 2 frozen to get pregnant with Bo. So now I have 2 more fresh (and unlimited frozen) to try for #2. If we run out of cycles, we've promised ourselves we will stop. So that is our plan.

Tonya said...

Are you talking birth control pill? If so why? Hope you are successful on the first try!

Jill said...

So excited to see what's in store for you guys in this new year!

Kahla said...

Wishing you lots of luck with your upcoming IVF! That's awesome you have coverage!!