Jump to content

What to expect?
First FS appointment


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 lisajane666

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

Hi
We have our first FS appointment on 6th March (hoping we don't need it, this is my month), what roughly happens at your first appointment?
TIA
Lisa

#2 PurpleNess

Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

Well mine was all about my history - any pregnancies, how many, how often do you have sex, are your periods regular, weight, BMI etc etc.

My advice is don't expect the FS to be as emotionally involved as you are. I think I got a bad one & hope you don't.

I didn't like my appointment & he was a prick - told me I'd missed the boat - quote & was infertile - quote. Didn't want to hear about all the tracking i'd done for 8 months etc...

Hope you don't need it too & if it helps after my horrible experience I found out 5 days later that I was pregnant & took great pleasure in calling said prick & telling him he was wrong.

Wishing you the best on your journey.



#3 lisajane666

Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

That's horrible but I'm glad you had a great outcome and got to prove them wrong.  You would think they would have to take classes on sensitivity especially in this field.


#4 Ko0ki

Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

Hi lisajane666, we've got our first appt with a FS next week and we went along to one of the free information sessions offered by the clinic. I found it really good in terms of learning about the process and the possible options (including those other than ivf). Maybe if your clinic offers free info sessions, it might be an idea to go along to one? It was only an hour after work so didn't take up too much time but provided a lot of info. Good luck original.gif
That FS you had PurpleNess sounds awful! Isnt it their job to help those with fertility issues, not make useless discouraging comments. Glad you got to rub his nose in it! I'm hoping the one we've chosen will be nice.

#5 lisajane666

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

Thanks they are sending out. Package this week so will se if there is an information session we can attend.  I just brought an ovulation watch so hoping this will be my month but its the first time using so will be interesting to see if shows I'm ovulating different to what I calculate.

#6 Lisags

Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

lisajane would appreciate if you could share what happened at your first FS appointment
thanks



#7 Otis the Pug

Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

They also send you to the pathology to get some tests done. HIV/AIDs test and hormone test for DP, and Vitamin D test and egg count for you. All covered my medicare, except the egg count I paid $75. I'm sure that's all they did.

My FS mentioned if we were desperate to have a baby yesterday, we could go through IVF. That freaked me out, thinking that IVF was our last result. But I've heard there are other options to try first.

Edited by Otis the Pug, 18 February 2013 - 05:36 PM.


#8 lisajane666

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

I have had a heap of bloods done by the GP including one to me sure I ovulated and DH has had his sperm tested.  I know I'm low in vitamin d but only just.  Know doubt there will be more bloods for both of us
That would freak me out if they suggested ivf straight away.

#9 lisajane666

Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:20 PM

Ok so today did not go well.  We got to the appointment 20 min early only to spend 1/2 hour driving around looking for parking and therefore running late.  We spoke to the Dr he asked if my cycle was regular, if I knew when I ovulated, checked my blood results from the GP, DH sperm test and said there is no reason why we shouldn't fall pregnant.  Discussed my previous pregnancy vaguely and my miscarriage and said its only been 4 months since my miscarriage and come back in a couple of months if we are not pregnant and we want to go further.  $330 later (have to go to Medicare to get my rebate) and I'm still in the same position.

Ovulation Watch please make April my month sad.gif

#10 IVF Baby

Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:50 AM

I'd be understandly dissapointed too.  Which clinic is this through?


I would be making the next appointment for spot on 2 months and be pretty insistant that you feel it's time to progress.  Chart heavily your cycles and your ovulation and go in armed to the teeth with everything he/she needs.  I would be insisting on getting onto clomid for 3 months as the next logical step.

#11 lisajane666

Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

I had all the information with me but he didn't seem interested because I was on a regular cycle. It wasn't a clinic it was just one dr at that practice.  I think I will ring today and book in for around 13th May as yesterday was the day AF was meant to come but she was early.


#12 CharliMarley

Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:43 AM

I know we are not allowed to mention doctors and clinics, but the one with the most success is in Sydney and I know of people who have travelled from interstate to go to that one. If you want the doctor's name, you could p.m. me, but you may be able to guess if you are in Sydney.

#13 Threelittleducks

Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:51 AM

Have you considered requesting a monitored cycle? After a barrage of tests that all came back normal, that was the next step our FS took. Basically, a blood test every day and you get a phone call to tell you that it looks like you're ovulating and to quote "get busy!!"

Our initial tests included full blood workups for both, SA for DH and I also had a HyCoSy. Our infertility was also unexplained. We had been trying with OPKs for 14 months before taking further action.

Cheers


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How I learnt to relax about routines

After many routine-led, tough years, we've realised that being parenting isn't about being perfect. It isn't about following a schedule to a T.

Should you have a third child or not?

I thought our family had been complete with our two boys. I had no idea how much I needed my daughter until she was here.

Helping a toddler embrace an adopted sibling

A single parent by choice, I am preparing to adopt a second baby from Morocco. And I face a special challenge.

When pregnancy messes with your self-esteem

Pregnancy doesn't make all women feel beautiful. It certainly doesn't raise every woman's self-esteem.

Join us in The BIG nappy change

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Robbie Williams live tweets wife's labour

And the award for most patient woman in labour goes to ... Robbie Williams' wife, Ayda Field.

Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious

In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral.

Parenting differently based on birth order

All children have unique personalities, but keeping birth order in mind could help when parenting.

How to get rid of the mum guilt

Motherhood and guilt seem to go hand in hand, but there are ways to focus

Paid parental leave scheme grinds to a halt

The future of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme appears to be up in the air, despite the fact it is due to begin in less than nine months.

The devastation of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders

No one's sure how many Australians are affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, but the consequences for those who are can be devastating.

The pros and cons of finding out the sex of your unborn baby

It’s often one of the biggest choices parents make during the course of their pregnancy; to find out, or not to find out, the sex of their baby before it’s born.

Toddler's awesome dress up month

Two-year-old Willow and her photographer mum, Gina Lee, made October "Dress Up Willow Month". She posted photos of Willow's costumes on her Instagram account, and her creative takes on popular culture are simply adorable.

Childhood around the world

It can be easy to assume our ideas around childhood are universal, but they are particular to where we live, as these practices show.

Best picks for baby and toddler shoes

Here's a great selection of footwear from pre-walker to walker ensuring comfort and style for growing feet.

I lost my wife and daughters to Ebola - then it came for my son

Sunday, September 21, is a day I will never forget.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss. It involves toilet talk, and probably caused my miscarriage. But it needs to be talked about.

Prenatal testing: the facts

Prenatal testing is done to check if a baby has certain medical conditions before birth. Here is some important information about what the tests are for and the risks involved.

5 things to do with your baby?s old clothes

Did you think your only option for your baby?s old clothes was to pack them away or give them to the Salvos? Think again.

Why it's possible to not realise you're pregnant until the baby arrives

After hearing about 'surprise babies' born to mums who didn't know they were pregnant, it's common to ask "how did she not realise?" But experts say it's entirely possible for it to happen.

'My miracle is finally here'

How has the world continued on its pace when mine has been altered so drastically?

Dairy can help older women fall pregnant: study

Ice cream may be the ultimate comfort food, but a study suggests it could also help older women to have children.

Megan Gale goes topless for 'sexiest people' cover

Six months after a heavily pregnant Megan Gale posed nude for Marie Claire, the glowing new mum has gone topless for the cover of another magazine.

A new perspective on life from living with two diseases

A mother shares her personal story about the difficulty of living with two conditions, one of which stops her from being able to see her daughter's face.

Warning about Children's Panadol dosage

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a safety advisory warning parents about confusion when using the dosing syringe supplied with Children's Panadol.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Take 'The Coles Big Nappy Change' Challenge

You could become part of our Test Drive team and win one of 200 packs of Coles Little Explorer Nappies as part of our 5-day challenge.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Join us in The BIG nappy change

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Weird trend

Couple has five babies in 14 months

Julie and David Grygla weren't sure they'd ever have kids - but their dreams have now well and truly come true.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.