Hi, my DH and I were married 5/06 and had been NTNP until 2008 where I actively started charting and trying to track ovulation. I always knew something was up because I did not get periods regularly, I would go months without one and when it did come it would stay around for 3 weeks-1 month. Well I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2009 and then we started ttc with medical help were we also found out MFI was another problem. Went thru 4 failed IUIs, I think found out about clinical trials, I knew we needed IVF but there was no way my DH and I could afford it. I checked for IVF trials near by and there was one in NYC. I went through the selection process and was picked but we only got one embryo which arrested on day 5 while turning into a blastocyst. I was devestated and ready to move on from ttc, I started the process for fostering and decided I would apply to one other IVF trial in NJ. I was called back and went through the selection process. Again I was picked and through a long process (got the ok your in the end of Jan. and had ER 3/28) on 4/10 I got a BFP for the first time in my life and on 4/14 my bday I got the call that the blood work came back positive with a healthy beta. My miracle baby boy was born 12/9, I am forever grateful to the woman that posted the clinical trials link on my ttc board, I hope that I can help someone like she helped me.
I know there are a lot of couples that know they need IVF but don't have the means to pay for it, I hope this helps someone.
Awesome story queen. We are currently involved in a clinical trial also. It doesn't cover the IVF but it is covering a very large portion of my meds. I think it has saved me about $2500-3000. The IVF nurse said something about it and then they emailed me and I just had to say yes or no. I hope I have the same result as you. It was definitely a blessing because I wasn't sure where the money for the meds was going to come from. Ours is geared toward women with PCOS and the different fluids in the uterus and follicles. There is some extra blood work involved and a uterine exam.
Your baby is so beautiful!! GL to you.
Thank you ladies!! Sweet Carolina, I truly hope you get the same results. My trial was also geared towards women with PCOS. It is IVM, they take out the eggs before they are mature, mature them in the lab and then proceed as with regular IVF. They needed women with PCOS because we generally have a lot of eggs.
Again GL hun!
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