I’ve been trying to conceive for two and a half years. I’m very very lucky that I can receive 3 free rounds of IVF in Scotland.
However I feel like I’m being rushed into IVF without taking any other steps. I’ve been seeing doctors at Glasgow royal for a year and a half (I’ve had three appointments) and now they are saying I’m on the list for IVF. Which will take around 5 months (this was two months ago).
The more I look into it I realise that there is other things you can try without jumping straight to IVF. I haven’t had many test done at all. I had my tubes flushed and was told that my tubes were clear. My own GP did a blood test almost two years ago and said it confirmed I was ovulating.
My other half has had a sperm test done and although they said the mobility was lower than ideal that there was a lot which made up for it.
So we have been labelled with unexplained infertility.
I don’t want to sound ungrateful. I know how lucky I am to have the NHS. I just feel like I don’t have the full picture and I’ve been told if I go private I lose all rights to the free rounds!!
I feel like everyone else in here has done a lot of testing and tried things like clomid before they went to IVF.
Can anyone give me some information on the tests everyone else seems to have gone through. Also the stepping stones they took before IVF. My head is just a jumble and I feel I’m too emotional about it all. I’m so scared to say I’m not ready for IVF. Then still be where I am right now in another year.