Hi I had my cycle at care Manchester in December and thought they were very good, I was extremely nervous about egg collection but nurses were so lovely and made me feel at ease as did the consultants and it was nothing to worry about, I had the short protocol and if we hadn't got our bfp would definately have cycled there again privately as this cycle was nhs funded.
I have had 2 failed nhs funded cycles at liverpools womes hospital and i am looking to go private next year. I really need a break from all the emotions attached with going through ivf.
Everywhere i have read and heard, i have not heard a bad word said against care. I was wondering how does it work? If i was to go private will they be able to fit me in soon? If i have to have another cycle i would like to start early next year how soon would i have to contact them?
We had our consultation last week with Care and they said we can get started as soon as we want. They were really good which was a relief as we have just had a really poor NHS cycle. They share a lot more info with you which I like as I like to know exactly what's going on which I didn't feel I got last cycle : )
Hi kidloco, that is great news. How long did u have to wait for your consultation app? Im asking so it gives me an idea of when i should ring them.
Im glad your saying they share more info because during my last 2 cycles i really felt like i was going along to the appointment, they would poke and prod and without explnation send me off. when i would ask questions it felt like it was either too much for them to answer or they gave me one word answers. During my first cycle i was clueless, it was thru my own research and coming on here that i realised 'was i meant to ask that?' or 'i didnt know i had to ask that' I wasnt asking for the world i just wanted to know simple things like the number of follicles or the thickness of my lining.
We got an appointment within about 3 weeks but it was a cancellation so think it can be up to 6 weeks usually. I had problems with my scans last time which meant they struggled to find my ovaries but no-one passed this on to the doctor who did my egg collection. I asked before hand if this might be a problem and the Doctor said no. However, came round after and they had only retrieved 3 eggs as they couldn't get to one of my ovaries. At my scan at Care the doctor who will do the egg collection was there as well as a radiographer and they could not believe they had not prepared better last time. They said at Care that they may do egg collection through keyhole next time so they can access both ovaries
I notice babydust that you had failed fertilisation. That happened to us as well but we didn't have ICSI - again something Care disagreed with because of low number of eggs. Did they give you any answers as to the failed fertilisation - hope you don't mind me asking
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