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Who is the best doctor for IVF? I only want to do this once!

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    Grace78 is offline Registered User
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    Hi Lotus,
    I am in a quite similar situation. After 4 failed AI we are attempting an IVF with Dr. Clement chan. He is always busy and make you wait for an hour each time I ago, however he is very sincere, open to speak and to answer all your queries and very cautious. I am feeling very comfortable with him and will have an IVF this month.
    Grace

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    Hi Grace,
    What a coincidence we have the same name!
    I also used Clement Chan. In retrospect, I realized I had some issues with him. When we disagreed or questioned him, he began acting in a way we felt was bully-ing -- telling us that our problem was the woman's fault (too fat, too old, etc) that turned out not to be true. At one point he even told me I was "stupid" for tracking ovulation at home. He was not like this at the beginning of treatment, but later on.

    Also I realized, after the fact, that he prescribed far more expensive drugs than I needed. He made me take painful injectables every day in early pregnancy because I was "high risk." This came along with suspicious behavior -- like not letting me or even his nurses do the jabs, and then charging me extra doctor's fees when he did them himself. When I sought a second opinion, it turns out I was not high risk and had no need for these drugs at all.

    He also tried to convince me that I was "high risk" at 6 weeks to push me into scheduling a C-section with him right then and there. He told me that there was "no way" I'd get a bed space otherwise. Both statements ended up to be untrue. I had a perfectly healthy pregnancy, natural birth, and had no problem booking a bed with another doctor.

    On the other hand, I did get pregnant from my IVF cycle with him -- whether this was because of his skill, or because of luck, I don't know. And I also understand how you might be loathe to switch doctors mid-treatment, since IVF is hard enough anyway. But I just wanted to wave that warning flag in case you wanted to change doctors later.

    Good luck!
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    Hi wilkette46
    would you mind me asking what was the "less invasive" approach you referred to? Was it acupuncture or did you go for some other treatment?
    it's such a wonderful story!
    tibbar

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    Hi Tibbar2011, yes my post wasn't clear - acupuncture was the less invasive approach I was referring to. It really helped us relax. My husbAnd was beyond skeptical but tried it to humour me- after ivf he was desperate for a change of scene!

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    wilkette46, I see. That's truly amazing. Happy for you :)

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    I just wanted to share with everyone that I'M PREGNANT! And we did it naturally the very same month that I started this thread and ask you all for your advice.

    The only thing we did differently was NOT try. And we focused on our marriage instead of making a baby. I can honestly say it was the most stress-free I had been in the 2 years since we started trying. Stress is powerful and it matters.

    So please be encouraged by my story. Miracles DO happen!

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    Congrats on getting pregnant! What a happy story!!
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    Congratulations!!!
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