I can't believe I am here. 6 weeks ago a fertility doctor said I was virtually infertile, I had a FSH of 22, an AMH of 1.6, virtually no chance of conceiving naturally and only slightly higher with IVF, which she likened to 'throwing money away' as my chances of success were so low. We were doing one round of IVF anyway just to try. It is all paid for, and the meds are sitting in my fridge, waiting for AF to get here so I could start. Based on a 28 day cycle AF should have been here yesterday. But aside from last month which it was 2 days late, it has been coming between 21-25 days since January.
So on Monday morning I thought I'd do a pregnancy test for the hell of it, fully expecting a BFN. I nearly collapsed from shock when I got a BFP. I have since done another 3 tests including a digital and a first response and they're all BFPs. I'm going to have a blood test today at my fertility clinic to confirm. Fingers crossed.
Anyway, my question is, what is the process for pregnancy in Australia? I was living in the UK when I had my son. Do you get 2 scans or just 1? In the UK you meet with a midwife around 10 weeks to book in, and then first scan around 12 weeks....is it the same here?
Also is maternity leave 12 months with 18 weeks at minimum wage? Or am I reading it wrong?
Thanks for any help