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Dreaminboy
November 18th, 2017, 05:23 PM
Hello

Anyone done IVF abroad from Brisbane just wondering which local doctor you used x


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IWANTAGIRLPLEASE
November 19th, 2017, 05:11 AM
Hello

Anyone done IVF abroad from Brisbane just wondering which local doctor you used x


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Yes. I did. What side of Brisbane are you? North or south?

LMSM
November 19th, 2017, 05:27 AM
OH Keen to know too!!! Am in Brisbane too..and hope we may Be able to do pdg with gs ivf if we go down the track of a #4 one day ( and if DH even agrees with the whole ivf that is) ;)

IWANTAGIRLPLEASE
November 19th, 2017, 05:29 AM
Dr Brad Armstrong from Greenslopes is amazing and lovely. He is in full support of GS and works in conjunction with HRC. He is south side though.

LMSM
November 19th, 2017, 06:05 AM
THAnks! That only about 15 minutes drive from me so awesome :D
Very keen to know more about the process if you are willing to share ;) I need to hang on to the hope of a chance of a son one day, even though I am excited to meet our third princess, of course ;)

IWANTAGIRLPLEASE
November 19th, 2017, 04:43 PM
More than happy to help. This forum is amazing and it will be good to follow on here.
Any questions, ask away.

Dreaminboy
November 20th, 2017, 05:25 AM
I am south Brisbane in the Redlands. Thank you for sharing the doctor at Greenslopes.
It will be nice to have an open conversation with the doctor and for them to not think your crazy!! [emoji4]


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Dreaminboy
November 20th, 2017, 05:33 AM
Dr Brad Armstrong from Greenslopes is amazing and lovely. He is in full support of GS and works in conjunction with HRC. He is south side though.

Have you completed the GS process?


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IWANTAGIRLPLEASE
November 21st, 2017, 05:10 AM
Have you completed the GS process?


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Yes, I sure have. I just had my first pick up last month and have been fortunate enough to have a positive. Iím only early days but I was successful.

LMSM
November 21st, 2017, 06:35 AM
Thanks hon :) for me it still is a distant maybe option, but want to know what it truly implies..
How do you even broach it with the doctor?
How did you get your treatment? Was it all of pocket?(assume so)...
How did you coordinate everything, cost of the cycle?
So many things lol

Oh just saw your cycle was positive.massive congrats!!!! :awe:

Dreaminboy
November 21st, 2017, 02:13 PM
Yes, I sure have. I just had my first pick up last month and have been fortunate enough to have a positive. Iím only early days but I was successful.

Massive congratulations!! That is so very exciting xxxx





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IWANTAGIRLPLEASE
November 21st, 2017, 03:15 PM
You dont have to talk to your dr, just speak with Brad Armstrong. He is completely onboard and has many patients every month go over.
We can put you in touch with the contact at HRC and they send through your plan and then Brad assists in implementing it. Itís actually very straight forward.
Yes, all out of pocket. No Medicare rebate.
It costs $25k all up for everything. Meds, flights, accommodation, pick up at HRC.
Thereís lots to learn but the more you follow on here and ask, the more youíll be prepared.

LMSM
November 21st, 2017, 05:57 PM
You dont have to talk to your dr, just speak with Brad Armstrong. He is completely onboard and has many patients every month go over.
We can put you in touch with the contact at HRC and they send through your plan and then Brad assists in implementing it. It’s actually very straight forward.
Yes, all out of pocket. No Medicare rebate.
It costs $25k all up for everything. Meds, flights, accommodation, pick up at HRC.
There’s lots to learn but the more you follow on here and ask, the more you’ll be prepared.

Thanks so much !
I was initially looking at Hawaii, because closer etc – so thought logistically it’d be easier and cheaper..
But yikes, $25K – no way ever hubby would agree to that (I had more $15K ish all in in mind for some reason, which I thought I could start squirrelling away for over the next 18-24m) – unless we win the lotto… sigh
Seems like that baby boy will never join us:tissue::tissue::tissue:

IWANTAGIRLPLEASE
November 21st, 2017, 06:31 PM
Yes, itís a very expensive journey. Itís $15k US so you have conversion and then all additional costs on top of that. It adds up!
There are other clinics that I believe are cheaper but I have no idea of details. You could ask on here, people would be able to assist.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

LMSM
November 21st, 2017, 07:28 PM
It is an expensive journey indeed – so happy for you that it succeeded after such a big investment financially, emotionally and physically!!! I’ve been on the “lighter” side of fertility treatments the 2 first times, and have a dear friend who has gone through so much heartache with IVF so have been on the sidelines supporting her, it certainly is not something you do would chose to do unless there was another choice.
Thanks for the heads-up – at least I have a clearer idea of what to expect… though it probably also means it’s just not going to happen, as I can’t just hop over an do it myself, I need my husband to be onboard... (would be easier though :P)* goes to get a Powerball ticket* lol

Hope the pregnancy progresses well and that you have a lovely bundle of joy in your arm come July! ;) (assume you are due in July sometime? )
xx

IWANTAGIRLPLEASE
November 22nd, 2017, 12:23 AM
It is an expensive journey indeed Ė so happy for you that it succeeded after such a big investment financially, emotionally and physically!!! Iíve been on the ďlighterĒ side of fertility treatments the 2 first times, and have a dear friend who has gone through so much heartache with IVF so have been on the sidelines supporting her, it certainly is not something you do would chose to do unless there was another choice.
Thanks for the heads-up Ė at least I have a clearer idea of what to expectÖ though it probably also means itís just not going to happen, as I canít just hop over an do it myself, I need my husband to be onboard... (would be easier though :P)* goes to get a Powerball ticket* lol

Hope the pregnancy progresses well and that you have a lovely bundle of joy in your arm come July! ;) (assume you are due in July sometime? )
xx

Thank you. Yes, mid July. X

Tj_gill
December 3rd, 2017, 01:57 PM
Im also a brissie girl looking at PGD with Dr Potter. Just trying to save the money to be able to add a little boy to the family. Just wanting to wish you all luck with your journeys and congratulations to iwantagirlplease.


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Dreaminboy
December 5th, 2017, 05:35 AM
Im also a brissie girl looking at PGD with Dr Potter. Just trying to save the money to be able to add a little boy to the family. Just wanting to wish you all luck with your journeys and congratulations to iwantagirlplease.


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I am just starting the journey so happy to share all the steps with you! We too are hoping to add a boy :)


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Tj_gill
October 29th, 2018, 03:29 PM
Dreaminboy how is everything going? Did you end up going through Dr Brad Armstrong?



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