My husband and I are currently seeing Pivet and have completed a full assessment cycle with them. It is their recommendation that we commence IVF and after a trip overseas later this month it is our plan to commence treatment in Sept/Oct if pregnancy doesn't occur prior to then.
Our experience with them has been mixed and we have already changed Dr's once. Our new Dr is better however, very hard to understand due to his English and he often contradicts himself when we ask direct questions which can be confusing.
Friends of our have just fallen pregnant with Pivet, which give us great hope however they were unimpressed that their initial quote didn't include hospital day fees, anaesthetist fees and additional medication of approx an extra $1500. These additional bills came in the mail a few weeks later in excess of $7400 quoted initially.
I have a few questions after being referred to your website and reading about the other clinic's fees. Firstly how easy would it be to change clinics? Can we move all of our records and results from our assessment cycle to a new clinic with easy? Do you think a new clinic would want to carry out further tests in order to plan and manage IVF treatment?
I realise that you get what you pay for and a cheaper clinic isn't necessarily the best option however Concept and Hollywoods fees both appear to be a lot lower (especially when I factor in Pivets extra fees). I have heard however that Pivet tailor IVF programs to individuals and I'm unsure if Concept and Hollywood offer the same service.
Any advice you can offer me would be appreciated as I'm sure you can understand this process is extremely stressful and emotionally draining not to mention expensive.
I await your reply, thank you for your time and your website is great - I wish I had stumbled across it prior to choosing a clinic initially.