1 or 2?

Hello,

just a quick question if any of you can help...

We have just been accepted for funding at Bristol Southmead been told we have 2 fresh goes followed by 2 frozen. What I want to know is would we be able to put 2 eggs in on the first try as what im wondering is if it works the first time but we want another child after would the NHS not fund us as we will have already had a child?

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  • Hello, I'm on the NHS too and we are entitled to 2 fresh cycles followed by as many frozen cycles as we have embryos. The hospital essentially said it was our decision whether to transfer one or two as they are our embryos. However, they made a recommendation based on quality of the embryos and taking into account the risks associated with twin pregnancies. We opted for a single transfer and have frozen two embryos. If the first cycle is a success then we would have to pay if we wanted to have the others transferred at a later stage.

  • Hi Blondyboo. Hopeful1982 is right with what she says. The NHS will treat you with your allotted cycles until you have a baby. If you are successful the first time, then you would not be able to use the 2nd round later on. However, you would keep any stored embryos left over, but would be charged for storage. They can then be transferred elsewhere should you move districts, and you would then have to pay to use them. Let's hope all goes well for you. Diane

  • Hi blondyboo. In March I had IVF cycle funding by NHS in Bristol in Southmead clinic but we end up with BFN . How many cycle they going to funding for u ? One or two ? X

  • Hi Olivia I've been told 2 fresh and 2 frozen so 4 goes in all. Thanks for you replies x

  • Hi blondyboo . I'm glad I didn't start my second cycle self funding. When I ask they say in Bristol area is only one fresh cycle and one frozen on NHS . I meant to start over week ago but I had emergency trip back home ...and I left for time being 😃 I'm going to find out in that case .... Thank u xx

  • I live in Burnham on Sea so not sure if that's a factor more where you live then where the hospital is. I was surprised with the 2 goes as someone i know living in weston super mare only had 1 go. x

  • I leave in Bristol and they told us we got only one go on NHS ....Gloucester is giving 3 go and Welsh is 2 . But I'm going to ask my doctor again if there is some changes in funding . Thank u

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