So, it’s been nine months since the ‘glitch’, nine months since the GP referral and five months since the hospital acknowledged the referral and I have still not heard anything. I’m not getting any younger and we’re not having any luck on our own so today we decided to finally contact a private fertility clinic.
I called Bupa and my policy unfortunately will not cover the fertility investigations so it looks like we’ll be shelling out for them ourselves but the cost is just a drop in the ocean if we actually need fertility treatment. Besides, I have had enough of waiting and feeling completely helpless!
My GP said to do some research into the local clinics and look at reviews so that’s what we have done this evening and we have chosen one with a good reputation and some excellent practitioners. Coincidentially it is also the clinic that our friends who have previously had IVF have used (and are using again at the moment) so we are amongst friends.
If nothing else apparently they have a good coffee machine in the waiting room which is good news. NHS say that caffeine has no adverse effect on fertility too so I’m glad that’s one thing I don’t have to give up!
I bought some more fertility lube, started yoga and have been back on the agnus castus too, at least that makes me feel like I’m doing something positive. Next stop acupuncture!