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    Cool Question about counselling and donor conception

    Hi,

    when you use donor conception you also have to have counselling.
    We have had it many times and I know someone who has had to do it 6 times for the one issue.

    My my question is a funny one.

    Im a bit sick of this counselling rubbish, I feel they are getting money for nothing.

    Both hubby and and I want to say.

    "We have been here before, we know what it's about. Just tick your box, take our money for nothing" But would we be denied access? Just asking cause we are getting to that point.

    Mysticfalls

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    We went through Monash for our donor egg cycle, and we were told that three sessions were mandatory in order to proceed. In the end they must have decided that hubby and I had all our ducks in a row as they waived one session, but we still had to do one as a couple and one together with our donor.

    That was pretty essential I guess, in order to make sure we were all on the same page. I suppose the system is designed that way to limit and resolve ahead of time any issues that we hadn't initially considered or discussed with our donor.

    Counselling wasn't something I particularly looked forward to doing, other than the fact that it got us one step closer to completing our cycle. In the end we would have done anything they asked in order to be able to move forward!

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    Why have you had to do it so often?

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    I've only ever had to do the 3 at the start? Have you bought up an issues?

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    We only had to do one! Our donor wasn't known by us though (semen from a US bank) so maybe that was the difference? DH and I had discussed everything ad nauseum before deciding to go down the donor route though and the councillor seemed pleasantly surprised by how up front we were.

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    In WA you had to have one counciling session.. Then wait 6 months and then only after the second session.. Would you be able to proceed. I had treatment in Qld.. So just had to one session.. For the numerous cycles I had there. This session was basically this bloke talking at me and asking very few question. When I went to Cape Town for donor eggs.. I had to attend one session about using donor eggs.

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    I have to do two sessions 2 weeks apart. And yes it feels like I have done nothing but think and talk about this for months so feels like enough already. There is always more money to hand over with every step.

    Hope you get everything sorted soon.

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    Im going to be exactly straight up here.

    We have not needed counselling from day one. For us it is not an issue and never will be. We are merely going through the motions of having to go. We have no issues to discuss, none. it does feel like we are having to spend money for nothing. It should go on if you have issues good we will talk a few more times. These people have their stuff together they don't need anymore.

    But alas we have to so lets go again for nothing. yay and pay more money.

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    I think mine were free

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    I'm sure we didn't pay for our counselling session. We had to do one, it was more about the guy giving us information and he did highlight a couple of things that we hadn't really considered.

    We've done 2 fresh cycles with donor sperm, over a year apart and we had major issues with our first pregnancy.

    What is the reason for having multiple sessions? Which clinic are you at?


 

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