I recently went to the effort of booking two appointments with two new fertility specialists in a desperate bid to get a second opinion. One at a new clinic and the other with a different Doctor at the same clinic I currently attend. I mentioned in a previous post that I had been frustrated that I have not had any success with IVF as yet and that I felt my Doctor had not been proactive in recommending changes in my treatment protocol.
The first doctor I saw told me my chances of getting pregnant were very low but that he would treat me. There was no variation in the treatment in what I had done previously. The only major change was the change from transferring at Day 2 instead of Day 5. The benefit of going to him was that I would have the same Doctor treating me. The downside was that the clinic’s location was more difficult for me to attend and that I would have to go through the process of getting lots of paperwork transferred from one clinic to the next. I walked out of that office quite upset and depressed for the rest of the day.
The next doctor I was intending to see was not available until the end of May works at the same clinic as my current Doctor! I therefore decided to maintain my appointment with my current Fertility Specialist. I am stunned. He spent more time with me than normal, reviewed my files and recommended two major changes to what I had before. The first was:
- Embryo biopsy to see if there is any reason why I haven’t gotten pregnant
- Trying the Colorado Treatment protocol
I am stunned. Just when I was getting frustrated with my lack of success and made appointments to see other specialists, my own makes a change! Its a big clinic but I wonder if somehow he found out that I wanted to change or whether he knows from experience that women on a mission to get pregnant will stop at nothing.