I haven't posted many times but I have already felt a benefit from following all of your stories & learning from the amazing support that you offer each other.
My Husband & I are now 3 years, 7 months trying for a baby with zero success, I have stage 3 endometriosis and have had surgery to help improve my chances of success. We're now awaiting our IVF referral assessment and could be around 6-7 months from now. I'm sure almost every one of you will know what it feels like to put your life on hold in some way for the chance of being pregnant. I have pushed back so many things over the last few years from further postgrad study to holidays with family to considering job changes for fear of loss of sick/maternity pay etc etc. We are considering the option of a group holiday with friends and their children for next summer, which would be absolutely amazing & my Husband seems extremely excited at the idea. I'm worried that our treatment, if it goes ahead will likely be around the time we're considering booking for the hol. I know it sounds ridiculous to consider putting a great opportunity on hold for something that might not even go ahead but I hate this feeling of dread that any decision we make might affect our journey to having a baby.
Does anyone have any advice or experience of going on holiday during or right after IVF treatment? Is anyone able to offer insight into whether they were able to voluntarily postpone a treatment cycle and whether this pushed them back on a waiting list?
Sorry, I realise this has ended up a word vomit post 😂
Sending luck to everyone 🧡