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Fertility clinic re opening

Katrina1986
Katrina1986

I was just wondering if anyone has been contacted by their clinic this week about restarting treatment.

My clinic called today but I am anxious about starting again next month. Are clinics in the uk all restarting treatments?

Hope everyone is keeping well xx

** update I am trying to reply to everyone thank you for your messages.

Just to say I have to call my clinic on day 1 next month and they will advise from there so it could possibly get delayed further if guidance changes **

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that’s good to hear and all the very best. Mine are working on an exit strategy (like most i imagine) and i just check the HFEA site every week. I’m waiting for surgery with them prior to ivf so feel even further away than ever 💔

I hope they get an exit strategy in place soon so you can move forward with with your surgery and then treatment. It is all so difficult isn’t it 😢 and so many different emotions involved xx

Thank you let us know how it goes and take care

Will do thank you x

Hi my clinic has also been in touch this week. It’s not definite but they are working on opening up again in June x I’ve got everything crossed 🤞 xx

I have everything crossed your clinic get everything in place to reopen in June xx

Thank you xx ❤️

That's exciting! :) is that a UK clinic? Hope you're okay. Are you anxious because of Covid-19? Wishing you all the best for your next cycle xx

Yes it is a uk clinic. I’m ok just mixed emotions gutted it was cancelled but back to anxious as I’m having my first fet and last attempt with my eggs so want to ensure it’s definitely ok to go ahead. Hope you are ok too xx

Ah cool re it being a UK clinic. Ah bless you hun, completely understandable. It's been even more of a rollercoaster with covid19! I'm sure they would only suggest going ahead if they were completely sure and wouldn't want to put you at risk. We've had 1 FET so far and it's so much easier on the body and a lot quicker in our experience(we were on long protocol for fresh). You've got this! 💪Lots of love and luck xx

Thank you hope you get the go ahead soon 😘 xx

Havent heard anything yet xx

I hope you hear from them soon x

Thanks for the heads up x

No way! That's great news. What clinic are you with? Lots of love xxx

Cmc2020
Cmc2020
in reply to ttcemmie

That’s good news I would like to also know what clinics yous are with xxx

Katrina1986
Katrina1986
in reply to Cmc2020

I have messaged you x

I was shocked when they called thought I would be waiting at least 6 months. I have messaged you the clinic. Hope you are well xx

Anna_88
Anna_88
in reply to Katrina1986

Can you also message me the clinic? Really hoping mine opens soon too! xx

Katrina1986
Katrina1986
in reply to Anna_88

I have messaged you x

Can you message me clinic too please? Xx

Please can you message me the clinic as well? I'm pretty desperate myself as my NHS clinic won't start until September!! :(

I have messaged you x

I have messaged you x

Pigsy76
Pigsy76
in reply to Katrina1986

Please may you message me the clinic. Thank you x

Would you mind letting if me know which clinic this is as well please through private message, and whether it’s private or NHS?

Mine does both private and NHS but I can’t get in touch at all! They’ve shut the phone lines down with just an automated message and are basically saying ‘not in a position to discuss suspended treatments’. I know they will have redeployed staff with it being NHS as well, which is totally understandable, but to not allow patients any contact is very disappointing and upsetting xx

I have messaged you xx

Omg thats great news wats the name of your clinic if you dont mind me asking?

I have messaged you xx

are these uk clinics? thank u

Yes it is a uk clinic x

Wow you’re so lucky, can you also message me the clinic? My UK clinic has told me it could be several months!! Are you nhs or private? xx

I have messaged you x

Just to say I have to call them on day 1 of my cycle next month and go from there so if the guidance they are following changes then it will be postponed further xx

I called my clinic today as they have said they won’t be contacting anyone individually - they said call back in 2 weeks but they hope to reopen at some point in June

Xx

I hope you hear some good news soon. It’s so stressful for everyone waiting xx

That’s great news, I really hope this will be the same for all the clinics xx

Katrina1986
Katrina1986
in reply to Core

I really hope so too it’s just a horrible time for everyone xx

That gives me a little bit of hope and think that's really positive.

Not heard anything from mine and I'm with Care who do NHS and private. Totally understand how you are feeling as my follicle count is v.low so each week I worry my chances with my own eggs are reducing. Best you can do is to try and take it easy and sending lots of positive thoughts heading your way xx

Mrsmc2019
Mrsmc2019
in reply to Purple276

Hiya, I’m with Care too and not heard anything yet. I have low egg reserve so I’ve been getting really down about the fact they could be reducing every cycle 😫

Fingers crossed we hear soon 🤞🏻Xx

Jf25cj
Jf25cj
in reply to Mrsmc2019

Im with care chester, ive just emailed them to ask if their is any update on when they maybe reopening, my embryo transfer was cancelled 5days before it was meant to take place 😭 this is my 5th embryo transfer, or was meant to be, i had a little girl after my third embryo transfer last march but she was stillborn at 34 weeks, this just feels like another set back, i cant wait to get going again😩xx

Mrsmc2019
Mrsmc2019
in reply to Jf25cj

I am so sorry to hear that 😞

This is such a mind wrecker. I’m with Bath. It’s taken so long to get to where we are and just seems like it’s never meant to happen 😢xx

I hope you have some good news from your clinic soon xx

Catlady12345
Catlady12345
in reply to Jf25cj

I’m also with Care Chester and they’ve emailed me to say they’ll Contact us as soon as they know when they can open again But for at the moment they don’t have any dates etc ☹️ Xx

Jf25cj
Jf25cj
in reply to Catlady12345

Ok thank you for letting me know x

Fingers crossed you hear soon xx

Katrina1986
Katrina1986
in reply to Jf25cj

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss and having you treatment cancelled so close to transfer. My 6th transfer was cancelled the day before. I really hope you hear soon 😘 xx

I really hope you hear soon 😘 xx

I'm with Care as well and I spoke to my Consultant yesterday and asked if she knew when they would re open. She said they were in discussions with the HFEA but that there was no date as yet. There is a live Q&A on Facebook tomorrow so they may have some more info then. x

Hope you get more information tomorrow xx

Thank you I really hope you hear soon. It is such an anxious time for everyone xx

I had my cancelled nurses meeting over the phone on monday but she had no idea when things would actually start up again. I'm at the top on the waiting list for IVF at the RI in Edinburgh. Really hope things start up soon. I'm so ready for this now. Goos luck ladies xx

TTC0185
TTC0185
in reply to Catlin555

That’s good to know. I’m RI too x

Hi ladies, I’m there too. Hope we can keep each other in the loop if we hear anything! x

CeriH
CeriH
in reply to Catlin555

I'm there too. Was 10 days into round 3 when they stopped. Not heard a thing from them since.

Good luck hope you have some good news about the clinic soon x

are these uk clinics? We were due to start our frozen this month but was told to call back in again on May Day 1. No update since. My mental health is struggling badly at the moment after losing my son in December starting our treatment again was the only thing keeping me sane. Hoping we get an update soon xx

Hi Dotty they have said it’s UK clinics. Fingers crossed for us all! I just wanted to say I feel the same after losing our daughter in January the little piece of hope for the future was keeping me sane and the closures have been so hard to deal with. I hope we can both start treatment again soon and have our happy endings. x

I’m so sorry you are also experiencing the same torment that we are going through. I know they are only closing clinics to protect us but just feel like it’s so unfair. It’s hard enough not being able to conceive without help and having someone stop you just makes it hurt so much more. I really hope things change soon and hopefully we can have our much wanted rainbow baby’s xx

I know it’s so infuriating. It does feel like discrimination because they aren’t telling everyone else to stop making babies! They’re all joking about baby booms. We were originally told our clinic would be closed till July so I’m hopeful from this today that maybe it won’t be that long after all. 🤞Got to find the hope to keep us going wherever we can. x

Yeah that’s what I said to my husband i know they aren’t stopping us to be horrible but ultimately they have my embryos and I want them 😔 my husband called our clinic earlier and asked and they said they have no update at the moment but have us on the list to be notified as soon as there is a chance. Trying to keep positive seeing that some clinics have opened but would have thought they could only open if HEFA say it’s now safe to do so, in which case all clinics should be open? xx

I know it’s not supposed to happen liked this with some opening and some now it’s a messy situation. Hopefully we’ll all get good news tomorrow. I do feel differently about our embryos after having our daughter, they’re all children to me in a way now so yeah I want them too. x

I couldn’t agree with you more. Oliver was our first attempt with new clinic couldn’t believe the difference in treatment. Completely tore me apart when I found out he had CDH. Life has been so cruel when it comes to my husband and I having a baby. As it has with us all! I Just pray things finally change and we can give my beautiful boy a little brother or sister soon xx

It’s certainly a very cruel situation to be in both fertility issues and babies who have died. Just one of those is awful but combined it’s a whole other level of torment. I’m glad to have found you though I wish it were different I haven’t found anyone else with both situations before. Hopefully we can both bring home happy and healthy siblings for them one day soon. x

I really hope I haven’t caused further upset by my post. I don’t think the clinic are open yet but are planning for the first lot of us to be able to restart. I hope there is some clear guidance out soon for everyone for all clinics xx

Not at all. I was so excited to see your post it’s given me a lot of hope today. x

Fingers crossed it won’t be long now xx

It so difficult for everyone. I really hope all clinics start reopening soon xx

I’m really sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope you get good news from your clinic soon 😘 xx

Yes it is a uk clinic. I hope you hear from yours soon xx

Hi, Has anyone heard anything from Edinburgh Royal Infimary? I am feeling very much left in the dark by them so any update would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

There’s a few of us further up the chain all saying the same, no news yet. x

Hi this is so nice to see things are moving again..Even if it is slow but gives us some hope..Has anyone heard anything from the Glasgow royal infirmary in the uk? We were just put on the list for Ivf after a miscarriage at 7 weeks just before this covid 19 started..It took us 7 iui to get our bfp but sadly wasn’t to be this time..💔

Kit84
Kit84
in reply to CC2012

We're with GRI. Just went on IVF list before lockdown following miscarriage after 3rd IUI. We haven't heard anything from them.

Katrina1986
Katrina1986
in reply to Kit84

Hope you hear soon xx

Twiglet2
Twiglet2
in reply to CC2012

Sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Nothing from the Royal yet that I have heard of. They updated their website though a few days ago to basically say they don’t know yet when they will start treatments again and their staff have been redeployed within the nhs.... I was days away from a natural FET in March after an early miscarriage in Feb and they said I would be a priority when they reopened because my appointment was cancelled so keeping an eye on their website so I can phone when they put any sort of ‘re-opening’ indication message on there. Xx

Hope you hear soon xx

CC2012
CC2012
in reply to Twiglet2

Aww it’s just so hard for everyone..I’m sorry to hear about yours also and wish everyone the best of luck..Hope we can continue our dream very soon x

Katrina1986
Katrina1986
in reply to CC2012

I’m so sorry 😢. I hope you have good news soon x

Positive to hear some but I’ve heard nothing up here in Scotland. Fingers crossed I hear something soon. Anyone else in Scotland doing NHS heard?xx

A few of us on the thread from Edinburgh, none of us have heard anything yet. x

I'm in Edinburgh, not heard anything either xx

Hi I’m in Scotland I’ve spoken to my nhs clinic in Glasgow unfortunately they can’t give a date on reopening but they are preparing things for when that time comes so fingers crossed it’s soon 🤞🏼 xx

Could you let me know the clinic please xx

Me too pleaaaassseee xx

I have messaged you x

I have messaged you x

Gosh this makes me so tear up reading these, because we are all so desperate to get going again, i just wanted to send my love to you all. My clinic has said to call up on next period to see where they are xx

No matter what we’ve all been through we all need to recognise how strong we are - wanting good go again as soon as possible. It takes real strength 💕

Couldn’t agree more 💖 xx

I just really hope all clinics open soon. It such an anxious and stressful time for everyone and stopping us all from reaching our dreams xx

I’m surprised to hear this but it’s a positive step!

Heard nothing from my clinic - Hewitt Liverpool. Is there a reason people aren’t mentioning clinics? Would love to know if anyone’s heard from mine?xxx

Twiglet2
Twiglet2
in reply to OlsonM

Yeah I’m not sure on the secrecy on the clinics either 😂 was wondering the same thing xx

OlsonM
OlsonM
in reply to Twiglet2

Surely there’s no issue?! 🤣 x

Katrina1986
Katrina1986
in reply to OlsonM

We are not meant to mention clinics on posts as it is seen as advertising I think. I could be wrong though. X

OlsonM
OlsonM
in reply to Katrina1986

Surprised! Thank you though- could you message me your clinic please?x

Hi everyone sorry I’m not ignoring you I have had a long day at work just going to eat and relax for a bit and I will then come back to you all xx

Please can you also DM me which clinic. Thank you ❤️

I have messaged you x

I've not heard anything yet, I'm in Edinburgh xx

I hope you hear soon xx

Good news, which clinic are you with?

I have received an email from my clinic today with an update. They have no date for opening current but have a list of patients to receive treatment. The order is patients who had started treatment or about to start treatment before the closure then anyone that has had a consultation since the stopping of treatment.

I am worried about how long the waiting list will be. I had a miscarriage on the 23rd of March and the thought of waiting 4 months plus is terrifying me

Sorry to hear about your miscarriage, I really hope you dont have to wait long, im guessing the nhs patients with hospitals will have to wait longer ?

I haven't heard anything about Oxford Fertility reopening but they will do scype consultations.

They have just finished talking about this very issue on Radio 2 so hopefully that will raise awareness of the problem. Xx

Hi katrina1986, thanks for sharing your information it sounds positive. Can you mail me your clinic please? ❤️❤️ xx

So pleased to hear this for you. Could you message me the name of your clinic too. Thanks ❤️

Could you please message me the name of the clinic as well? Thanks!

So pleased for you. I’m really praying the restrictions get lifted soon. Do you mind messaging me what clinic you are with please?

Hi, Thank you for sharing , I am also interested which clinic please . I am with Bristol Clinic of Rep. Medicine,. Thank you x

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