Sorry to read about everything you've been through
Just really wanted to add my bit about GCRM. We've had our assessment appointment and consultation there over the last few weeks and, like you, got a really positive feeling about the clinic. At our consultation we saw Dr Gaudoin and he couldn't have been more helpful and understanding of my list of questions! I also liked the bit when he told me not to lose more than 3-4lbs in weight (even although I'd like to lose a lot more) as he said there's some evidence that lots of weight releases toxins into the body which he wouldn't want me to have. He said age, rather than weight, is the more problematic factor.
Anyway, we've booked our consents appointment for 20 April and hope to start our ICSI journey at the beginning of May. We were lucky that our GP did most of our tests free of charge, but we paid £230 for our fertility assessment / £160 for our consultation and have been quoted about £4,600 for ICSI.
I had my ICSI cycle at GCRM back in Jul/Aug. Like yourself I really liked Dr Goudain and felt at ease with him and all staff I spoke to. I found through all the treatment they were happy to take the time put any fears at ease and I just got a really good feeling.
From my perspective the only downside is I found them very pro set, to the point where they went ott but maybe that was just the specific embryologist I seen coupled with my age and being first cycle.
All in our treatment cost just over £5k including drugs. Even if my first cycle hadn't worked I'd still planned to go back as was very happy with treatment, monitoring etc
Debbie - congratulations on your twin boys! Wow nearly 2 weeks old now, you must be so pleased!
WVG - how are you getting on, do you have a date of when you can start your cycle with the GCRM?
Mandy - how are things with you?
I've got an appt on the 26th April to see what the clinic says and if there's still some hope for us. In the meantime we've booked a holiday for a months time, so we'll hopefully have our break and then come back to getting pregnant, finally!
I had my consult appt last Thursday and we're going to do a cycle with them asap. We go back and get our AMH and SA done and then the consents signing a week later. I should therefore find out when I can cycle but I'm assuming I can start 3 week in June!
We saw Dr Brady and he was nice and easy to talk too. He's going to put me on a different protocol and I'll be on different drugs than the other clinic had me on. So they can only be positive changes.
Thanks Jac, excellent news that you are getting to start soon too. Weird we both had appts the same day. We went to Edinburgh though to the satellite office thinking it would be easier to get to but I don't think that now. I think i'll stick with the Glasgow clinic from now on.
My AMH was 5 in 2010, so they want to retest that to see what its at now. No doubt it will be a bit lower.
I had the consents signing appt through today and they need me to repeat HIV, Hep B & C tests, hand in results of rubella and smear tests. So phoned the docs to see if they can do them all. I sure hope so as the NHS has failed on all IVF attempts so far, so I hope I get them done for nothing!
WVG, how are you getting on, you should be starting very soon now tomorrow's May!?
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