The BIG QUESTION - should I change clinics?
As I have mentioned, my RE's office currenlty does not have a donor for me - this thing with Utah is turning into a complete failure for them, and there are three other couples ready to cycle now and they don't have donors for them. Not good.
My options: There is a very large and very well known clinic in DC Metro Area that has a stellar reputation and an active donor pool.
Downside: it is a large clinic - not small and personal like the one I have been going to.
Upside: Large donor pool, less expensive (about 4k less) and they have a shared risk program.
I just called a friend of mine who opted for my current RE over this Large Clinic and she said that if it's cheaper it's worth checking out. She has a friend who went there and was really pleased with the service and now has 2 little tots.
This could delay the process - or not, given that my clinic has such a small pool who knows how long it will take. Yesterday the donor coordinator gave me the names of two donor egg agencies - but going that route will cost an additional $6k bringing the total up to $30,000 - which is a very unappealing option at the moment.
This is just not easy... any advice?