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