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Old Jul 5th, 2011, 16:16 PM   1
Imaan
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HFEA weight limit for IUI/IVF


Hi ladies, does anyone know what the HFEA weight cut off point is to be eligible for IUI or IVF? I couldn't find anything on their website.



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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 03:15 AM   2
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not sure, didnt want to read & run, but i would be interested in the answers



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 03:19 AM   3
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I don't think its to do with HEFA, its to do with each individual clinic/PCT.

You are best calling your PCT or clinic and asking.

Mine is BMI under 30 for NHS funding.

Some clinic have BMI stipulations even if you are paying as they don't want to ruin their sucess rates... higher BMI = less sucessful.

Hope that helps.

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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 03:21 AM   4
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Thanks magpies, thats good to know



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 06:52 AM   5
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Thanks Magpies.

My clic told me it's HFEA regulations but they wouldn't tell me what the weight limit was!



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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 06:56 AM   6
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Thanks Magpies.

My clic told me it's HFEA regulations but they wouldn't tell me what the weight limit was!
Pretty much all clinics/PCT's are are BMI of under 30, so I would work towards that figure...

http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Health...alculator.aspx

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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 07:00 AM   7
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Hi

i'm sure its advised that a bmi under 30 has the best chance of success. so really its worth working towards that level.

hope you get a firm answer though

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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 07:01 AM   8
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It's strange as my BMI is 29 but the nurse refused



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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 07:03 AM   9
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It's strange as my BMI is 29 but the nurse refused
What did they refuse you?

I would call them and tell them they need to be clear.

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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 07:07 AM   10
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It's strange as my BMI is 29 but the nurse refused
What did they refuse you?

I would call them and tell them they need to be clear.

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Yes she totally refused she said the HFEA will not agree to let me have IUI now (it was meant to start on 15th July) as I am too heavy. She said I need to lose about 7lbs. She said I also won't be able to do IUI in August since it clashes with bank holiday. I am so down about it all. She was totally intimidating. When I try to call they never answer... it goes straight to an answer phone and then they call you back several days later. I would have missed the July slot now as I was meant to have injection training yesterday but it didn't go ahead.



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