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#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 Copper and May

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.

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