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Author Topic: IVF/IUI with DR. NOVERO  (Read 60262 times)

aubrey888

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IVF/IUI with DR. NOVERO
« on: January 17, 2012, 10:27:35 AM »
Mga Sisses, post your experience/s here.  Those who had or who are planning to undergo IVF here in the Philippines (with Dr. Virgiliero) pls provide us with info's: 

1.  When? 
2.  St. Lukes Global or Victory Art Lab?
3.  How much did it cost you?
4.  Positive or negative? 
5.  Other info's like preparation, test/s before the procedure, do's and dont's, etc...

I know there is an existing thread na here re ivf but this one naman tackles ivf here in the Philippines.  This aims to give us information and/or success rates of ivf patients done here in our country.  Tia!  8)
« Last Edit: June 06, 2012, 12:14:42 AM by mama squeak! »

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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 10:34:38 AM »


1.  When? - April 2012

2.  St. Lukes Global or Victory Art Lab? - St. Lukes Global

3.  How much did it cost you? - initial quote:  P280k-320k

4.  Positive or negative? - i hope it's positive :-)

5.  Other info's like preparation, test/s before the procedure, do's and dont's, etc... - will start with accupuncture next month.  As per Dr. Nov, vitamins like rogin-e (for husband) and folic acid (for me) should be started a month before the procedure daw.  So far, dito pa lang kami sa stage na to since we still have 3 months to prepare.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2012, 09:25:38 AM by aubrey888 »

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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 11:09:46 PM »
Hi sis. Sana maraming magshare sa thread na 'to. Planning to have IVF done under him also. First appointment ko with dr. Novero this friday. Sana everything goes well.

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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 09:53:27 PM »
Hey guys.. We are planning to do the ivf when my period arrives. So far, we are doing series of tests as per the request of dr. Novero. Sana everything will be ok.  ;)

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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 08:08:27 AM »
Hi!  I've been a long time patient of Doc. Novero, one of the first here in GT if I'm not mistaken.  Let me share my story again (I've posted it here in GT a couple times before, kaya lang wala na yung old threads).

I was diagnosed with bilateral PCOS and stage 2 Endometriosis in 1998.  Prior to Dr. Novero, I've been to 3 other doctors and underwent several treatment/work-ups (laparoscopy, HSG, numerous IUIs, 2 failed IVFs), even had a severe OHSS wherein I almost lost my life.  By that time, we've been trying for almost 7 years.  You could just imagine the heartbreaks we've been thru.  I mean other than my PCOS and Emdometriosis, nobody could say what's wrong or why I'm not getting pregnant.  One of my previous OBs even said that I had super healthy cervix (matres, her exact word).  We're losing hope, and already contemplating other countries for the treatments but syempre by that time medyo low budget na rin kami and the emotional toll was already too much.  So we took a little break.

Then the Singaporean Embryologist we befriended in Victory ART lab, recommended Dr. Novero.  Four doctors actually yung namentioned niya, but after much discussion we decided to go to Dr. Novero.  He was relatively new or still building up his name in the field.  When we consulted him, he just studied my history, asked me to have a complete blood test then work up na agad.  We went into it not really very optimistic, all the symptoms were not there, we thought failed na naman.  That was already our last shot, but it turn out to be positive.  Just imagine our shock! 

My pregnancy was problem-free, and we stayed with Dr. Novero all through out.  Kasi may option ka lumipat after the 1st trimester.  But we stayed and gave birth in Feb. 2006 at TMC.

We later found out that thru ICSI-IVF lang pala talaga kami pwedeng magkababy kasi it turn out that my husband's sperm couldn't penetrate my egg cell unless injected in (which is the ICSI-IVF nga), so useless yung numerous IUIs.   Thats why its recommended that upto 4 IUIs lang dapat before starting to explore other options.  Then my very first IVF (thru another OB) positive na pala dapat yun kaya lang due to my severe OHSS, nawala yung embryo.  Blessing na rin siguro, kasi if natuloy yun, I'm sure madaming problems yung pregnancy or the baby itself, kasi grabe yung mga meds ko nun, just to bring me back.

Now I've always responded well with Gonal-F, even with my prior doctors, so we had a lot of frozen embryos left at Victory.  After a year we decided to have another child again, we were planning to use our frozen embryos, but again I responded too well with the meds, super daming egg cell but di nagthicken yung cervical walls ko.  So dapat cancelled na yung FET but then sayang naman yung nagastos na and the numerous egg cells na nagmature.  After much discussions, ayun fresh cycle of IVF again.  Akala namin di na successful since late na and at first ayaw nga kumapal yung cervical lining ko.  But then we were blessed with twins this time.  Again problem free pregnancy and still with Dr. Novero.

So now 3 kids na kami bigla, magulo, nakakapagod but super saya.  Imagine after waiting 8 years ito na sila.  But at the back of our minds, naiisip pa rin namin yung frozen embryos.  Kasi madami pa naiwan namin and we don't know what to do with them.  We couldn't in our conscience just abandon/discard them.  It just felt morally wrong.  So again after discussing with Dr. Novero (and much prayers), we underwent an FET but this time with less stimulation na, we want it to be as natural as possible.  But God really works in mysterious ways, we were again blessed with twins!! 

So here we are with 5 children, a 6 years old daughter, almost 4 years old twins (boy & girl) and 10 months old twin boys.  All under Dr. Novero.

Sa gastos, mahal talaga before umabot kami sa almost P600k pero hanggang CS na yun.  I believe mas cheaper na ngayon especially sa St. Luke's Global.  Kasi yan talaga goal nila Dr. Novero when he mentioned before about the plan to put up an infertility lab in St.Luke's.  They want to help as many couples as possible and syempre para competitive din with other countries like Taiwan.

Preparation-wise  I really didn't do much, just maintained a healthy diet and exercise.  At that time, I was just following the South Beach diet and doing Pilates too.  I didn't undergo any immunological test/treatment na kasi di naman daw kailangan especially if never pa napregnant nor had any miscarriage (not considered daw yng failed IVF ko coz due to OHSS naman yun).  I believe that accupunture would really help kasi we've heard of many successful stories na usually may accupunture involved, even Dr. Novero is sort of a believer of this.

I hope my looooong post would somehow help you in your journey.  My advise to you is to just be strong and keep the faith.  Important din to be in tune with doctors, meaning madali and malinaw communications niyo.  Very approachable naman si Doc and answers all your questions kaya dapat sulitin niyo yung bawat punta niyo, para di sayang ang P1k na doctor's fee.  ;D

Madami din kaming patients ni Doc dito at may mas amazing and inspiring stories pa than me.  Kaya lang baka busy moms na rin so di na masyadong makapagGT.  I always visit the threads here naman, I'll try to answer some of your queries the best I can.  Good luck and stay healthy!  Baby dust to all!
Stay-at-Home Mother of FIVE! :D

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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 01:22:18 PM »
your story sis cherrys is very inspiring. If this cycle won't work for us (iui) we plan to have ivf na rin. Sa kwento mo nabuhayan ako ng loob. Gustong gusto ko na magkababy.
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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 03:59:12 PM »
hi. your story is very inspiring. i am a newbee in female network.
I was recently diagnosed with hydrosalphinges. my first doctor was dr. efren domingo. i had my hysterogram last december 22, 2011 and dr. domingo advised me to seek help from fertility expert. my husband and i decided to visit dra. manalo in asian. she advised to undergo laparoscopy to determine if she can save or completely cut my fallopian tubes. we again decided to seek the opinion of another doctor. we visited dra. hilda martinez a while ago. she told me that my only hope to have a child is through ivf. i was devasted when she said that. she told me that she cannot save my fallopian tubes and she will just have to cut it. i feel very  confused and frustrated. i dont know if i need to visit another doctor or i will just have to rely on the opinion of dra. martinez. 

may God bless us all.  :)
« Last Edit: January 21, 2012, 06:26:24 PM by simplyfab »

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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2012, 11:50:47 PM »

1.  When? - April 2012

2.  St. Lukes Global or Victory Art Lab? - St. Lukes Global

3.  How much did it cost you? - initial quote:  P280k-320k

4.  Positive or negative? - i hope it's positive :-)

5.  Other info's like preparation, test/s before the procedure, do's and dont's, etc... - will start with accupuncture next month.  As per Dr. Nov, vitamins like rogin-e (for husband) and folic acid (for me) should be started a month before the procedure daw.  So far, dito pa lang kami sa stage na to since we still have 3 months to prepare.

sis, parang ang mura ng procedure mo. standard price ba yan ni Dr. Novero?

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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012, 09:06:50 AM »
^Makikisagot na rin ako, ang alam ko yan na talaga ang "quoted" price ni Doc. now, since nagkaroon ng infertility/IVF lab yung St. Luke's Global.  But I must warn you that variale pa yan, since sa mga meds nagkakatalo sa presyo.  Mas madaming meds= mas tumataas ang cost.  Kasi yung professional fee and lab fees fixed naman yun.

I'm glad to have given some sort of inspiration to you girls, never lost hope.  What's important is we tried, di ba?  I gave birth to our eldest when I was 34y.o. nga pala and my husband is 11 years older than me.  Then may nakasabay kaming patient before, she was 46 and pregnant with their first child.  I didn't ask na how long they have trying.  My point is if you're still relatively young mataas pa ang chances for getting pregnant, basta maintain a healthy lifestyle lang and go for the supplements and treatments.  Kasi there's another GTalker here who only have 1/2 or 1/4 ovary left pero got pregant, twice!  One thru IVF then the next one natural pa!!  Imagine that?  To thjnk na tinanggihan pa siya ng isang doctor and considered her case "hopeless".
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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 09:41:42 AM »
thanks sis cherrhys....we're considering na rin ivf...ttc for 2 yrs..i'm 34y.o. and hubby is 14 yrs older than me...i've also had several failed iui's....
reading your story, inspired me and gave me hope....

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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 11:28:34 AM »
You're welcome!  Have you been under the same doctor all throughout?  If yes, maybe you could seek another opinion.  Minsan naman it's just a matter of finding the compatible doctor.  Important din kasi to have a doctor that you're really comfortable with.  Hindi porke magaling automatic na magwork agad for you.  But just keep the faith, everyuthing will work out in the end.
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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2012, 10:33:19 AM »
sis, parang ang mura ng procedure mo. standard price ba yan ni Dr. Novero?
^hi, sis bylan - tama si sis cherrys...the 280k-320k is the standard minimum quoted sa mga new patients ng SLMC CARMI.  It will definitely depend sa responce mo sa medicine.  Yun din sinabi sakin ni Doc Nov. 
@ cherrys - thank you sis for sharing your experiences here  :)  It really inspires us and gives us hope to continue...  Promise ha, iga-guide mo kami sa mga querries namin  :)

Baby dust to all of us!  Sana mabuntis na tayong lahat this Year of the Water Dragon!  :)

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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2012, 11:12:00 AM »
hello mga sis, pa join... ;D

my plan kasi kami ni hubby to try IVF with Dr. Novero. more than 6 yrs. na kami consulted 3 OB's the recent two were both fertility specialist. Undergone IUI pero walang nangyari and si hubby - varicocele  surgery. Gumagastos na rin kami, i think IVF is the best option for us. Were not getting any younger.



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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2012, 07:23:55 PM »
is it true dr novero has a clinic in medical city? if so, what's his schedule and room #? thanks.
ME: 29 Y/O
HUBBY: 38 Y/O
*married for 5 yrs
*hubby 100% healthy
*Laparoscopy with Bilateral Salpingectomy- June 2010
*1st IVF (CARMI, June 2012)- BFN, no remaining embies
*2nd IVF (Taichung, May 2013)- BFP, singleton. No remaining embryos

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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2012, 09:01:32 PM »
New Clinic Hours of Dr. Novero
as per his secretary Ms. Vicky (09159505139)


St. Lukes Global:
Mon to Fri   10am - 1pm
Sat.   10am - 12nn
room 514
Tel # 6664811 or 7897700 local 7514

Medical Plaza Makati
Mon - Fri 3pm - 5pm
Room 1208
Tel # 8131747

 :)
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Re: IVF with DR. NOVERO
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2012, 10:19:25 PM »
^Thank you very much!
ME: 29 Y/O
HUBBY: 38 Y/O
*married for 5 yrs
*hubby 100% healthy
*Laparoscopy with Bilateral Salpingectomy- June 2010
*1st IVF (CARMI, June 2012)- BFN, no remaining embies
*2nd IVF (Taichung, May 2013)- BFP, singleton. No remaining embryos

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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2012, 10:29:36 PM »
wow, very inspiring naman dito lalo na kay sis cherrhys. back to back ang twins mo sis and at your age kinaya mo! bongga ka! i will recommend this to my sister in law. 10 years na silang trying ng hubby niya. she got pregnant pero nakunan din.
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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2012, 11:04:48 PM »
If I have a consultation with dr novero, dapat ba complete documents ko? I mean kailangan ko ba humingi muna sa current OB ko ng mga findings & results ng operation & tests ko?
ME: 29 Y/O
HUBBY: 38 Y/O
*married for 5 yrs
*hubby 100% healthy
*Laparoscopy with Bilateral Salpingectomy- June 2010
*1st IVF (CARMI, June 2012)- BFN, no remaining embies
*2nd IVF (Taichung, May 2013)- BFP, singleton. No remaining embryos

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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2012, 09:12:04 AM »
^That would be the best thing to do.  Plus, jot down all your concerns/questions para sulit naman yung consultation niyo.  Very accommodating naman si Doc.

kayin  Iba na pala secretary niya?  Di na si Arlene?  Sayang naman ang tagal na nun sa kanya.  Anyway, same with my husband, he also underwent that surgery.  Pansin ko lang halos lahat ng infertilityOB yan ang isa sa mga recommendation.  Pero sa amin naman di rin malaki ang difference, siguro depende na rin sa case ng husband.

aubrey888  I'll try my best.  :)  Sana maalala ko pa lahat ng details.  ;D
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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2012, 11:57:21 PM »
^nakakatuwa naman yung story mo cherrhys, inspiring talaga, kung sino pa yung mga gustong magkababy yon naman ang hirap na hirap, pero yung mga ayaw magka baby ayon nagpapalaglag ng baby  :( , sad but its true. im so happy for you sis, naka 2 twins ka na pala.,
 
ako, i have 2 kids na plus 1 stepson happy na with my kids. hopefully, magkababy na rin kayo mga sisses, sarap sa feeling pag may tumatawag na mommy sa inyo. kaya niyo yan mga sis! have faith lang, goodluck!  :D
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