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    Hi and welcome! Exciting times for you both

    My story is luckily a short one. My partner and I looked at the different clinics in Melbourne and were instantly drawn to City Fertility. They sent us out little booklets on same sex fertility treatment and were all together just really lovely. We saw Dr Wilkinson who I could not recommend highly enough.

    We chose a clinic recruited donor because we wanted all legal aspects to be air tight with no possible loop holes for donor to claim rights on our Bub.

    We did two IUI cycles which were not claimable by Medicare as I don't have any known fertility issues. We sort of just did those hoping for the best but also so we could then access IVF. Once I had two unsuccessful cycles my specialist wrote me off as 'medically infertile' and we went to IVF and got a Medicare rebate back.

    We were really really lucky and I fell pregnant with the first cycle. Today I'm 35 weeks pregnant with a little girl.

    Good luck on your journey. It's incredible and not nearly as daunting or scary as it sounds or feels at the start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chekry View Post
    Hi @Melasse Welcome!

    We went through Melbourne IVF. We decided on using a unknown (clinic) donor. I think donor decision is definitely dependent on personal choice and what you're really looking for.

    We really liked our clinic and our Doctor. Again, it really comes down to personal choice. Some doctors and clinics will click better for some people then others.

    We got our BFP on the first IUI. We were completely prepared that we'd have to go to IVF so getting the BFP first try was a complete surprise for us.

    Good luck with your journey!!
    Hi Chekry.

    Thanks so much for your response. Wow first time that's amazing. Massive congrats. There is so much to take into account.

    We have def decided on an unknown donor now, so one decision down. Just have to choose a clinic and then start all the tests and process.
    Thanks agin for your information trying to get as much as we can especially in the early stag. And once again congratulations so exciting.

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    Hi @Melasse, my partner and I had a false start with one of the clinics and docs before we found one that was a great fit.
    You might need to see more than one clinic/specialist before finding the right for for you. It's about $200 each time, but in the grand scheme of things that's small change for finding the right clinic and doc for your and your partner.
    Good luck with your search!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A&S View Post
    Hi and welcome! Exciting times for you both

    My story is luckily a short one. My partner and I looked at the different clinics in Melbourne and were instantly drawn to City Fertility. They sent us out little booklets on same sex fertility treatment and were all together just really lovely. We saw Dr Wilkinson who I could not recommend highly enough.

    We chose a clinic recruited donor because we wanted all legal aspects to be air tight with no possible loop holes for donor to claim rights on our Bub.

    We did two IUI cycles which were not claimable by Medicare as I don't have any known fertility issues. We sort of just did those hoping for the best but also so we could then access IVF. Once I had two unsuccessful cycles my specialist wrote me off as 'medically infertile' and we went to IVF and got a Medicare rebate back.

    We were really really lucky and I fell pregnant with the first cycle. Today I'm 35 weeks pregnant with a little girl.

    Good luck on your journey. It's incredible and not nearly as daunting or scary as it sounds or feels at the start
    Wow what a story. I'm so happy for your family and the one to come.

    Have been reading up and seeing people's comments on most Melbourne clinics and we really like city fertility so far.

    Your right it all feels so daunting at the moment and super scary. But hearing people's success stories makes it all feel so much better. I guess it's all a little unknown until u start.
    Thanks so much for your reply again and hope the end of the pregnancy goes well and I'm sure ur little girl will be beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ565 View Post
    Hi @Melasse, my partner and I had a false start with one of the clinics and docs before we found one that was a great fit.
    You might need to see more than one clinic/specialist before finding the right for for you. It's about $200 each time, but in the grand scheme of things that's small change for finding the right clinic and doc for your and your partner.
    Good luck with your search!
    Thanks for your information.

    I think your right meeting with a couple of clinics would be a great way to make a proper informed decision.

    Thanks for your information.

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    @Melasse, I just wanted to add too that the nurses at CFC are just incredible (and I'm extra judgey on good patient care because I'm a nurse myself). I still email my fertility nurse with random questions every now and then and she is always happy to answer.

    What we found personally with CFC was that the entire team were all amazing. Right from reception, to the nurses and counsellors and of course our fertility specialist. So make sure that when you choose that you get a really warm welcoming vibe across the board. You end up spending a lot of time there so you definitely want to feel comfortable.

    Our clinic always had an endless bowl of chocolates, herbal teas, coffee and juices etc. in the waiting room so that was fun

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    Wow @A&S sounds like you had a great experience. That's what I am hoping for with us. DP is not great when dealing with doctors and counsellors and doesn't enjoy even going to our gp who she really likes. So we would definitely need somewhere we both feel comfortable and like our doctors and nurses.
    Thanks again for your information. Everyone has been so informative and a great help.

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    Where is everyone at? I'm mostly stalking the TTC thread so I've lost track of who is due and when.

    I'm 37 weeks now due 22/2 and feeling so completely over it. I want this little girl out!

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    Ohhh she'll be here soon @A&S!!!

    My dp is 29+5w today.
    Going to paint the nursery this week and set it up- I'm so excited!. Need to get a car seat too.
    We have our baby shower in less than 3 weeks too so need to organise that.

    I'm going to attempt to toilet train DS this week 😁 he is 2.5yrs. He gives us lots of cuddles lately and is the biggest chatter box! 💙💙💙💙
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