I received an email overnight from team Nurture which offered some general info that may be helpful for anyone reading this forum as they research the idea of ED (as I was )
"Hi, your donor has booked her appointment with the fertility clinic for her first round of screening appointments. While each clinic varies, the process usually works as follows:
1. Initial appointment with the doctor – scan to assess ovaries as well as screening blood tests;
2. Blood test results take 7 to 10 days*;
3. Psychological assessment;
4. Waiting for period to start before she can be put on the pill (unless she’s on it already);
5. A month to six weeks on the pill to synchronise your cycles; and then
6. Planning of treatment.
From this point onwards, your doctor and the IVF coordinator at your fertility clinic will be your contact point in terms of test results and next steps in your treatment plan, but you are welcome to stay in contact with us. If you are feeling a bit anxious or you are feeling a bit in the dark, we are just an email or phone call away.
We are here to support you right through this exciting process!
*Vitalab patients please note: The screening process at Vitalab works a little differently. The clinic splits the donor screening into two phases, so the process takes a little longer than the timeframe outlined above."
So good news that my donor has booked in but I'm wondering how its all going to fit in before end of March (which is my donors deadline as she heads to Europe in April).
I'm trying to be patient but I'm desperate to get the flights and accomodation booked given the price is going up (was $1800.00 per person now its $2041.00).
Thanks for the welcome Jennilee67, I too was wondering how to co-ordinate any moving around. I'm assuming l will only be able to do day trips. Let me know how you go. Very excited for you