Hi there. My partner and I have been trying for a family for two years. Like many of you it's a difficult experience. We have an appointment on the 6th November which will take us through the next steps. It is evident that we are going down the route of assisted conception. It has been explained to us that ivf is our best chance. It's starting to feel like it's our only chance. As a male I do find that this brings with it its own issues.. None more so than very few of my male friends know what to say. That takes nothing away from what my partner is going through. She's been incredibly patient and strong... Particularly when I am a little more affected by the news that our ccg has cut back on the number of free rounds of ivf. Best advice? I find staying distracted works well while talking to others is also very helpful.