So I have news!!! I got accepted for IVF!!!! I’m officially on the waiting list!!! I know this is no way a guarantee that I’ll have a baby, but I feel so much more positive about everything, The assisted conception team told me that artificial insemination wasn’t right for me or my circumstances so they’ve put me on the IVF list straight away.
So, why did I qualify if I’ve been pregnant multiple times? Well, I’ve technically been trying for a child for 3 years with no success and no explained cause for my miscarriages or my now, new sudden struggle to conceive – so that alone qualifies me. The fact I have a stepson also doesn’t matter – it used to, but they’ve changed that rule. (I should say that this is Scotlands rulings, so anywhere else could be (and I think is) entirely different.
I’m in the process of getting blood tests, and my next appointment isn’t until February, but it’s all pretty exciting. I’ll qualify for 3 rounds of free IVF on the NHS, so I hope so much that one of these will be successful! I’ll of course keep everyone updated with what’s going on! I’m so excited and nervous and happy and scared and anxious and giddy and every other emotion you can fit in to my little body.. except sad. I’m not sad.
Well folks.. I’ve hit the year mark. One year since I was last pregnant. I literally ran to my doctors to tell him TO GET ME ON SOME SORT OF LIST!! (That was actually my words by the way. “Some sort of list”)
Anyway, he was wonderful (I’ve moved house so I have a new GP and I honestly believe he actually likes his job because he is unbelievably nice and helpful)
I now have appointments for my blood to be taken, my hubby has his appointment, i have to go see the nurses at the assisted conception unit.. It’s all go from here..
They test to see if I’m ovulating (I tried to tell him i know I am, but they need proof) and then hopefully they’ll do artificial insemination first before IVF. But again, I’ll have another long wait. My doctor told me to keep banging them out (ok he never used that term, he’s a professional for goodness sake) .. but I’ve to keep trying in the meantime.
I’m giving myself until 35. I know it’s not old, but that’ll be 8 years of my life and to be honest.. that’s enough. That’s a long time to have this cloud hanging over you.
But no. That sounds negative. Im all positive positive positive today. This WILL happen!
*my husband is really looking forward to the whole sperm in a cup part of the testing* 😂😂
(the one time being a man is harder! – no pun intended)
So next month will mark a year since I was last pregnant.
I’ll be 31 in November so while I know I’m not particularly old, I know that time is ticking on
Can anyone offer advice? Would I qualify for IVF even though I’ve been pregnant before.. multiple times, but never had a successful one. I don’t want to keep hoping for a miracle for another 3 years… If I need help, I’d want to get it as soon as I can.
So yea.. any IVF women, I’d love to hear from you! (I live in Scotland, so I’m guessing things will be different here than U.S etc but I’d still appreciate any advice!)