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    Congrats on your bub too by the way

    I just don't know what to do...

    Do we wait until we get to WA and pay MORE money if we go through IVF?

    Or do we stick it out in Sydney and do it on our 'pass through' to WA? But who knows how long that will take! And with MY family not knowing we are thinking about IVF...will it all work out?


    Is it better to call up or go in to WFC to get information? I figured they would just give us an info pack, which DH's mum said she still has, so I could just go through that when we get to Sydney.


    What would you guys suggest given our circumstances?

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    When you are ready to make an appointment, call them and you will get an info pack also.

    Why not fly back to Sydney from WA? There are more expenses when commuting but we still found it cheaper, even with flights, two lots of accommodation, meals etc.

    We went for two days for the consult and had EVERYTHING prepared so we got the most out of it. Took the drugs with us on that day in an esky. Did all blood tests and follicle scans etc in our home town.

    Then went back for a week for EPU and ET. Logistical nightmare and not for everyone but it was worth it for us! I also had plsjust1more to talk to as she did the same thing

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    Well although I don't really have any AF pain, I have a bit of pink tinged CM which I assume is AF on her way, so now I am going to call up WFC and make an appointment.

    Providing that we can get an appointment and start treatment (whether it be IVF or something else they suggest) in a reasonable timeframe, it looks like WFC is a go'er for us

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    Disney, you need to have seen an FS before you can get an appt with WFC.
    Not sure if I missed something along the way in the thread along those lines.

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    No, you haven't missed anything, but DH's mum said that you don't need an FS referral? What about just a GP referral?

    I hate conflicting information

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    Disney - It won't hurt to see a FS from WFC while you're in Sydney to see what they say anyway. It will only cost you around $60 out of pocket and you've probably spent that much already on OPKs and HPTs! An FS is the only one who can give you information relevant to you and tell you what they can offer you.

    See if you can ring around and find the FS with the least waiting time.

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    I think I'll just ring up and get first hand info on what I need to do. Not that I don't believe you guys, I just don't know why DH's mum would make it seem like it's 'just that easy' to get into it all. I mean, you guys AND DH's mum are all patients there, so obviously you all know what the go is...I just don't know why it's conflicting info.

    I understand that SOMEONE is going to have to do all of our tests etc, but can't a GP do them and give a referral? I just don't remember being told anything (by DH's mum) about an FS?


    EDIT again!

    The way it was explained to me (by DH's mum) is that you ring up to make an appointment to see a doctor (she see's Dr Smith and says you don't have to pay to do this), and then you wait for your period to start, and then pay the money when you get your injections etc.

    Obviously is sounded a little iffy to me as it just seemed tooooooo easy, but why would she lie?


    Off to change my signature...AF is here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Baby View Post
    EDIT again!

    The way it was explained to me (by DH's mum) is that you ring up to make an appointment to see a doctor (she see's Dr Smith and says you don't have to pay to do this), and then you wait for your period to start, and then pay the money when you get your injections etc.

    Obviously is sounded a little iffy to me as it just seemed tooooooo easy, but why would she lie?


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    I don't think there's any suggestion your MIL is lying.

    Just ring WFC and ask is probably simplest and you can get your info first hand.

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    Basically you ring up and make an appointment with a WFC Fs of your choice ( you can see them on the WFC website). Usually there is a little wait for an appointment- in this time ensure you have as many tests as possible (your gp can give you referrals, sperm analysis, pelvic ultrasounds etc) and then take them with you to your first Fs appointment. From there, your Fs will either ask you to undergo more tests OR they will tell you that you are ready to go ahead, then you would ring WFC on the first day of af and get started!

    Just an afterthought, have you had a laparoscopy? There are some fertility issues that can't be diagnosed by blood tests or ultrasounds (like endometriosis for example)- most FS will suggest that you have one prior to IVF if you are in the 'unexplained' category.
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    Thanks rosewater!

    Now THAT makes sense to me lol. As for the lap, I have asked for it to be done before, but got the "there is no point as you don't have signs/symptoms of endo". Same as internal u/s. They just tell me that because I am so skinny, a pelvic u/s shows everything they need to see

    When I lived in Cairns, I truly felt that nobody really wanted to help me. I asked and suggested a few things but they never thought there was much point. One doctor didn't even want to give me a referral to an FS because we had only been trying for 12 months at the time


 

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