Just got my letter from the clinic!

I got home yesterday to a letter from our clinic saying they are looking to start our first cycle October :-O. I am so excited and worried there are so many questions I have to ask. The letter said if my egg reserve is low I will only get one cycle and if I ament stimulated by the drugs they can stop treatment? Is this common? We have been trying for 2 years and all our health checks came back fine I had a laparoscopy about 4 years ago (unrelated) and nothing was found and my tubes aren't blocked so fingers crossed I'm entitled to both cycles :-). I'm also petrified if the procedures are painful :-S also how many appointments do you have to go to? As I haven't told anyone except my mum and one of my friends so getting out of work might be tricky? xXx

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  • Personally I would ask to speak to your boss . After appointments and ops you will need time off xx

  • Thanks for the reply its all really daunting. I'm hoping when we get called in for the open day they answer all our questions :-) x

  • Your more than welcome xx

  • Hi, CE_! Actually this surprises me a bit you have to wait that long! But probably this is the specific thing about the clinic, its queue and whatever. We applied for DE IVF in Ukrainian Biotexcom clinic more than a year ago, successfully accomplished the 2nd shot. the process went on quite fast for us, 2.2 weeks needed for the donor matching program to be completed. My previous dx - fallopian tubes blockage, low egg quality. Dh is ok. Well as for the fist steps, we defined with the clinic the date for initial consultation and sending the list of the required documents. These were transvaginal ultrasound check results. Breast ultrasound check results (as I was 33 yo and never had any breast problems). Chest X-ray (for both me and my husband). Doctor's certificate that I was healthy enough to carry out a baby and that pregnancy was not prohibited for me. Also sperm count if available.

    Than the initial consultation itself. We both came to the clinic to undergo the required tests (blood tests for both, pap smear, sperm count). The doctor studied medical records, performed transvaginal ultrasound check and evaluated our chances to successfully accomplish the program. He explained us the treatment plan. Also they gave us the medications needed for my subsequent stimulation protocol. All agreements signed. Then the treatment itself up to safety period.

    As for work I didn't have problems with my leave as my boss turned to be super supportive as she had been to the same situation before.

    Hope everything goes smoothly for you. Wish you all the best with your treatment :)

  • Thank you for the reply I didn't think it was that long to wait considering we were told the waiting list was 6-9 months so if we go ahead in October that would only be 4 or 5 we waited so I cant complain in that sense :-). We had a lot of the initial tests performed by our GP so by our first appointment with fertility clinic everything was done except the HSG which was hellish but no blockages and previously I have had a laparoscopy and ultrasounds done so they said I wouldn't need another one. They said they would get us in a few months before we are due to start treatment to check my egg reserves but after that it will be full steam ahead. Not going to lie I'm a little scared of the whole thing but if we manage to conceive because of it I will at least give it ago before we consider adoption xxx

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