How to determine where to cycle?

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  1. I have done 4 fresh IVF cycles, with my last cycle at CCRM in Colorado. I am 43 and coming to the realization that I have to consider DE since the fresh cycles are not working.

    Can you tell me if it is best to travel from CA to cycle in CCRM (since they are one of the best for cycling with own eggs for women over 40) or since I am not using my own eggs (and using DE) that I could forego paying the CCRM costs of cycling out of state and cycle closer to home?

    I had heard that SDFC (San Diego) is a fantastic clinic with high success rates with donor eggs and wondering if I should go that route (which means more tests) or stay with a previous RE (Stanford or CCRM) since they already know my history and have my labs done with them?

    Please help me understand the criteria for determining where to cycle when using DE.

    Thanks,
    D

  2. Hi Donnie,

    Are you an Asian girl? I saw your post in WinterGirl's thread before. I am a Chinese girl, with 2 failed IVFs with my own eggs. I will cycle at SDFC this month. I also contacted CCRM before, and could not find an Asian donor. SDFC has several Asian donors, it is a little bit easier to be matched than CCRM.

    Compared CCRM with SDFC, I think they both are great clinics. I have talked with Dr. Schoolcraft at CCRM before, I like him very much. I think CCRM and SDFC both has great successful rate for egg donations. I think either of them will give you big hope.

    Best luck to you!

    Lili

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  4. Donnie -

    If you go to SDFC you won't necessarily have to redo a lot of tests. This is our 2nd de cycle - first in Atlanta and not switching to SDFC. All we had to redo were the FDA labs and HSG - both need to be within the last year. Since we had cycled before I didn't have to do mock cycle, etc. with SDFC. We did a few extra tests since I wanted to see if we could rule out any other possible reasons for our 1st failure, and Dr. Kettel was very supportive in us wanting to do this even though he felt that they would come back normal.

    ORM is another good clinic on the west coast, so may want to check them out as well. I think any of these top clinics will be great, and in the end it depends on which meets your needs in terms of timing and donor availability to meet your criteria. Being able to use a clinic with in house donor pool is so much easier - if possible.

    Best of luck -

    A

  5. Thanks for the reply.

    Can you tell me what the FDA labs are? I have taken so many tests but not sure what those are.

    Donnie - If you go to SDFC you won't necessarily have to redo a lot of tests. This is our 2nd de cycle - first in Atlanta and not switching to SDFC. All we had to redo were the FDA labs and HSG - both need to be within the last year. Since we had cycled before I didn't have to do mock cycle, etc. with SDFC. We did a few extra tests since I wanted to see if we could rule out any other possible reasons for our 1st failure, and Dr. Kettel was very supportive in us wanting to do this even though he felt that they would come back normal. ORM is another good clinic on the west coast, so may want to check them out as well. I think any of these top clinics will be great, and in the end it depends on which meets your needs in terms of timing and donor availability to meet your criteria. Being able to use a clinic with in house donor pool is so much easier - if possible. Best of luck - A

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