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Rubella immunity and ivf?

Hi,

I'm due to be referred for ivf however at my last consultation I was not immune to rubella so was sent for my second mmr jab (had the jab the first time when I was a baby). I know some people just don't become immune, if this is he case with me will I still be able to have ivf? I can't seem to finding out any information about this.

Thank you

Katie

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Hi I'm not sure if you found any information about this?? I had the same issue with rubella despite childhood vaccination. The fertility clinic will not consider treatment until I have this and my GP won't administer it unless I go on contraception for 3 months before and 3 months after!!!!! Really frustrated by this at the moment. I'm going to see the fertility clinic consultant to see if they can help by writing to GP perhaps....

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Would he know if you actually took the prescription for contraception though? I know that’s sort of wrong to suggest and I’m sure he has suggested it for good reason but I just couldn’t help thinking it.

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I think the worry is the risk of rubella in my system while ttc and how that would affect a pregnancy. I was thinking the same about the pill but it would mean a delay of 3 months before getting the injection which was annoying me.... He has agreed to speak to fertility clinic about it so fingers crossed it will be sorted soon.

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Maybe the fertility clinic would be willing to do egg collection and freeze embryos if you’re worried about time ticking on. I believe rubella only affects the pregnancy not your eggs.

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