Laurakat81: That's who we were researching doing it with in NYC. I was very impressed with the idea. Other than my endo, we have no other issues. Hormones are all normal and DH doesn't have issues either. By looking at your siggy, I'll assume it worked for you?! Congrats! And, your description of the micro did help. Was the clinic you used close to you? I was just wondering how much we'd have to plan on for travel costs, staying over, etc. My husband is really leaning toward the micro ivf. He likes the idea of not having to use a lot of meds and having to freeze too many is appealing to him. Also, how does the calendar for the start day work? My own RE just lets you start whenever your are ready. I get that the Sher is a larger practice, so timing is easier for them. But, did you get to pick your start time or do they? Since I teach, I'd love to have a summer start, especially with traveling.
As for not having any frosties making our decision, it's not our entire deal breaker. However, we need to be responsible. We already have one. One or two more are all we would be able to financially afford and still have something of a budget left! We would not ever donate or throw them away, so we'd be left to put them back and try for more. It's our own ethical decision. It might be different than others, but it's what we believe is right for our family. With the micro, if it didn't work the first time, we could still afford to do another and be right where we would financially if we did conventional ivf. The bigger decision maker, however, is not using a lot of meds. Because hormonally, I'm fine, it really has never made sense for us to use a lot of meds to get a ton of eggs. I usually end up with 3-4 with injects with our iuis anyway. So, with this, it might be just a few more and we're okay with that chance.
Thank you everyone for your advice! DH and I talked a little more about it last night and we'll be calling our RE and asking if he'd consider doing a micro ivf. I know he won't, but you never know unless you ask! So, after reading these, DH feels more confident that it's a great choice. Plus, I'll get to visit NYC! It's a mini vacation thrown in and I'm okay with that, too!