I'm new to this and haven't really spoken to anyone for advise outside the family unit. Myself and my husband have been going through treatment since october last year, because we were having problems conceiving. We went to our GP and they referred us to the hospital for tests. We were told I suffer from PCOS and my husband has a low and near enough non existent sperm count.
Its been almost a year and we have finally had the go ahead for IVF & ICIS. However we have been told that the treatments will not be funded by the NHS. The hospital that we currently deal with have a private clinic we can go to, or we can find our own, except we don't have a clue where to start.
I may sound a bit dim here, but we had a look at the HFEA website and searched for clinics around us and looked at their success rates etc. At the end of all that reading we were non the wiser.
There is not much information out there for people going through this for the first time and we seem to have hit a brick wall. Both myself and my husband are 35 and I'm worried that time isn't on our side.
We have an appointment with the gynecologist next week and I wanted to have some research done on other clinics before making the decision to go with the hospital we are already with. We know the staff at the hospital and they have our results on record and know what needs doing. Going to a different clinic would mean, collating all our tests results from the hospital, as we don't want to be paying for the tests we have already had done. It seems such a big hassle, but if they are a better clinic then surely its worth it.
Its all very confusing. My husband is very calm person, but I have no patience which doesn't help. I feel as though we are wasting time, but at the same time I know we cant rush this.
I'm sorry for the LONG message, I felt I had to explain from the beginning.
Any advise would be helpful.
From a very tired, confused,