What would you do

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  1. wannabmum

    wannabmum Well-Known Member

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    Hi sorry to pick your brains (AGAIN!) OH and I spoke last night we know that although we have to go for further tests with hosp that we are going to need help to concieve, we are going to go the private route no question of that but do you guys think we should get the initial tests done threw the nhs then go private or just go private from here on in, the clincs say it could cost up to £2000 just to pin point the problem just wanna know what you guys would do.

    Stacey xx
     
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    Wobbles WoBbLeWoBbLe
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    I know theres tests that are required when you go private that could be done on NHS - What yo are best finding out is what test are required for your journey & getting what you can on the NHS.

    I thing for IVF you need HIV & STD tests for example - girl on care fertility forum told me & if you get done for free you just provide proof of test & results.
     
  3. wannabmum

    wannabmum Well-Known Member

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    Thats defo worth doing thanks :) I have had std test done but not hiv and I will have oh do both, and also find out about rest of tests I have to have done just feel more money we save that way the more we have to put towards the actual treatment, I just need to try stay positive its all I can do.

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    I do believe they have to be done within 3 months of treatment maybe or consultation - I could be wrong x

    And don't worry about asking questions 'again' as you said - thats what here is for hun ... I think Helen will be a good person for alot of your questions along the way & such a fab woman too ;) :D
     
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    wannabmum Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Wobs, I just feel like at the moment I'm constantly down bout summit n don't wanna p**s you guys off, Hows you bump anyway how u bn feelin?

    xxx
     
  6. Jo

    Jo I'm an old bag!

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    Sorry i know i'm not TTC or anything but just wanted to give you big hugs:hugs: :hugs:
    And tell you it takes a hell of a lot to p**s us off babe, so anytime you need to moan or ask questions just fill you boots LOL:hugs:
     
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    I'd be worried if you piss anyone off - We're here to be able to blow off steam or listen ... BabyandBump is for everyone hun :hugs:

    I'm ok sweetie thanks :hugs: x
     
  8. Helen

    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

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    Hey Stacey

    I'd take it one step at a time and decide on a test by test basis. Some of the NHS ones you don't have to wait that long for or you can just walk in and get done, so no point paying. All the sexual health tests like HIV etc were easily enough done on the NHS (and yes these are only done within 3 months of starting IVF) and any blood tests the same. Swimmer test we paid for privately and appointments with specialists we paid for. Check how much everything costs as you go along and decide whether you want to pay or wait. Our specialist was pretty helpful too and suggesting which we paid for and which we didn't.

    Hope that helps.

    Helen

    xx
     
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    Its worth mentioning that some clinics offer a package deal on the infertility investigations and screening tests. My Hubby and I paid only £395 for basic infertility investigations and HIV screening at Midland Fertility Services.
    Tests included sperm analysis for Paul, an ultrasound for me, Inhibin B test (Tells you how many eggs you have), a basic hormone and thyroid function.
    -Have a look online and see what the clinics in your area offer as a package deal, then weigh it up against the time it will take to get these tests done on the NHS.
     
  10. wannabmum

    wannabmum Well-Known Member

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    :hi: Thanks so much for that extra info RachieH, will defo look into that, I'm feeling better now a woman I speak to via e-mail etc I meet on another forum bout year ago is such inspiration also she was ttc 14 years!! That is her just givin birth to her beautiful baby boy Chance, she is always telling me to keep the faith it is not a matter of IF I get pregnant its a matter of WHEN I get pregnant so gonna try keep thinking that way.:hugs:

    Stacey xxx
     
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    Lots of hugs to you Stacey :hugs: x
     

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