I am very excited to announce that I am 13 1/2 weeks pregnant after a nearly 6-year journey. And yes, this last transfer was from my funded cycle!
What I found most valuable about the public funding route was that a) I could worry less about the money being spent and the gamble associated with it. I am sure that the decrease in stress and guilt may have improved my chances at success and b) I felt more reassured that somebody had my back, rather than having to fight an uphill battle with the private industry, which makes money off of people’s hope.
I am hoping that more clinics begin to adopt a philanthropic approach like my current clinic as we move towards accepting a public model.
Good luck to everyone who is still on their journey.