Clomid - is this free on NHS? As can't get funded for IVF!

My parter has a child from a previous relationship and we have been told we won't be funded for IVF (even though if he had lied and said he didn't have a child we were informed that they would not of even checked!! That's what you get for being honest) so we are back to the drawing board! Does anyone know what happens next? Do we even get the opportunity to start clomid? My situation is unexplained fertility. /-( am lost. X

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  • Hi there I complete sympathy for you, I am in the same position,expect it's me who has a child from a previous relationship.My husband and I also have unexplained infertility and have been trying for 2 years and 7 months it's an horrendous situation to find yourself in. And frustrating because you don't have a valid reason for not conceiving.As far as treatment goes I don't think they give you clomid for unexplained under new guidelines 2013. You would get clomid if you have problems ovulating. Ivf is the treatment that is recommended for unexplained infertility,any problems there might be that the doctors don't have tests for,ivf in theory should resolve the problem. If you're under 35 you can try egg sharing where in return for half your eggs you receive free or reduced priced ivf depending on clinic. This is what our consultant recommended to us,I am so glad he did,because there's no way we could afford to do ivf privately. We have just got to wait until June as he wanted us to try for 6 months before referring us to ivf. I hope you find this info helpful sorry to ramble on! I wish you all the best and hope you have a successful outcome. Try to stay positive I know it's hard. Good luck with everything :) x

  • You might not get Clomid right away they may give you Metformin which is what I have been given. I'm in a similar situation that my partner has two children from a previous relationship however where my situation differs is that I have a diagnoses for my infertility, I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

  • Thanks ladies. I'm more than likely going to have to go private now anyway. Looking into a few London fertility clinics as well as ones abroad. X

  • Good luck with it all hope it all goes well. Let me know me how you get on :) X x x

  • Will do! Arranged my 1st appointment for private IVF this month! Whoop! X

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