Happy Saturday everyone! Just wanted to update you all on my experience yesterday with the NK Cells testing....
We went down to Coventry for it and I have to say it was nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be.
We met the professor and he took a lot of time to explain the whole background to the testing and the theory behind what it does and how it can help. It was fascinating listening to him!
We were then taken into an ultrasound room where a different doctor explained the procedure and left me to get ready. An internal ultrasound was completed first to have a look at my ovaries and my lining. A speculum was then put in and my cervix was 'clamped' (not sure what the right term is but that's just my word for it lol) - very similar procedure to embryo transfer.
She said right I am going to do the biopsy now and count backwards from ten to one, when I get to one that means we are finished. She had explained that I may feel very bad period pain type pains during and after the biopsy being performed.
It was a little uncomfortable but nothing too bad at all, just like a prolonged smear test. I had some spotting afterwards and a bit of cramping but nothing some ibuprofen couldn't sort out.
We had some dinner at a lovely pub nearby before driving back home. We will be back there again next time I ovulate for the second biopsy.
They will email the results to me four weeks after each biopsy and then I will have a telephone consultation with the professor to discuss the results and any required treatment.
I'd highly recommend this to anyone who has been through a few miscarriages or multiple BFNs from IVF treatment. It costs £540 which is a lot of money I know, but a drop in the ocean compared to multiple IVF cycles.