Agree with the advice here from these lovely ladies.
Half is dependent on your schedule (and yes, partner has to attend all appts with GP and FS until you collect your meds and start stimming), and half is dependent on other "out of your control" factors, like wait times for admin processes, queues and appt times to see GP/FS (how busy the clinic is), etc. It seems that Preston has a longer wait time on average not to mention all the extra admin huddles to jump over.
I'm also in Sydney but took a longer time compared to @Billie2. First saw GP in Oct, started stimming end Jan. Reason was the blood tests was depending on cycle day and I had to wait 2 cycles to get the blood work done because when I saw the GP, I just missed the window in my cycle. Then we travelled for 2 weeks over Xmas so my nurse appt was only mid Jan by the time we got into the queue. Once the stimming starts, time flies. And partner only has to attend the EPU. Not sure how that might work for you though so worth checking out.
Given the possibly long wait time, I would recommend that you get started on the process and just take one step at a time. Most of us have had to work around work schedules but Primary is quite good in that they will try their best to do early mornings or late afternoon appts if you request for them.
I think the one big lesson for me in this whole journey is that sometimes it's just easier to just take one step at a time and not plan too much because so many things are out of my control!
Hope this helps!
@onedaymaybebaby I cant believe you need a Police check and counselling. Thank heavens we didn't have to do that, my DH and I wouldn't be too serious being counselled while already being parents. But we do what we have to, to get the bub we want so bad it hurts.
Hi @Loulou11! Welcome to the group
I think the other ladies have pretty much summed up the process at Primary..haha.. great job ladies!!
Personally, I would take the dive into the process and get things started. But I'm such an impatient person..haha..
The hardest part is all the initial work up.. once that's all done, u can step on the brakes and have a break before stimming.
It's a tough decision xx
Thank you all so much. You have been so much help. I guess I should make an appointment so we can get the police check and counselling out the way 😯 hopefully I can get a appointment late afternoon 😀
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