+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    2,781
    Thanks
    4,160
    Thanked
    1,077
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default When to seek assistance

    Hi ladies

    At what point do you bite the bullet and request assistance in trying to conceive?

    We are currently TTC #3. Have been for 12 + months now. In that time we have had 2 chemicals and 1 miscarriage. The age gap is now getting bigger and bigger and each cycle that AF arrives i cant help but worry.

    I have seen my normal GP who isnt concerned as we had not trouble conceiving so far. However i dont want to get another 6-12 months down the track and still have no luck.

    What is the next step? An IVF clinic? And how to i get a referral if my GP isnt concerned.

    Will be looking at going through a bulk billed clinic, and with waiting times it may be a 6-12 month wait anyway, so how can i get the ball rolling just in case?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    547
    Thanks
    355
    Thanked
    1,128
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I would be finding a New GP!

    12+months is plenty of time to try naturally, and for them to discard your concerns is pretty poor healthcare.

    I would try start the ball rolling now with a bulk billing clinic as they can have quite a few tests to run.

    My bulk billing clinic you see a GP in the clinic who does the referral for you, so you may not need to get one from your gp

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Allanahbananah For This Useful Post:

    Mod-Wise Enough (19-10-2019)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    2,781
    Thanks
    4,160
    Thanked
    1,077
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Allanahbananah View Post
    I would be finding a New GP!

    12+months is plenty of time to try naturally, and for them to discard your concerns is pretty poor healthcare.

    I would try start the ball rolling now with a bulk billing clinic as they can have quite a few tests to run.

    My bulk billing clinic you see a GP in the clinic who does the referral for you, so you may not need to get one from your gp
    Thank you so much for your reply. Her reasoning for not being concerned was that, even though we have been trying to 12 months, i have fallen pregnant 3 times?

    I have just been reading up about Primary IVF in Perth and they have a fertility GP there who ill look to book in with.

    Thank you so much.

    Also, a huge congrats to you!! Here’s to a safe and healthy 9 months for you

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to MrsMummaButterfly For This Useful Post:

    Allanahbananah (19-10-2019)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    7,925
    Thanks
    4,317
    Thanked
    7,243
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Definitely find a new GP. Even though you’ve fallen pregnant 3 times, none of them have stuck. Surely that would warrant investigation? Hopefully you’ll find someone who actually listens to you.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to MLadyEm For This Useful Post:

    Allanahbananah (19-10-2019)

  8. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    4,664
    Thanks
    2,798
    Thanked
    2,963
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I’d be finding a new gp or a gyno to start investigating. They can’t deny you your rights to want to seek further help

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to babybeeno1 For This Useful Post:

    Allanahbananah (19-10-2019)

  10. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    2,781
    Thanks
    4,160
    Thanked
    1,077
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MLadyEm View Post
    Definitely find a new GP. Even though you’ve fallen pregnant 3 times, none of them have stuck. Surely that would warrant investigation? Hopefully you’ll find someone who actually listens to you.
    Thanks lovely.

    Can a normal GP do semen analysis and all other fertility testing? Or do you need to see a specialist fertility GP?

    Congrats to you too hun, cant believe G is going to be a bug sister!

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to MrsMummaButterfly For This Useful Post:

    MLadyEm (19-10-2019)

  12. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    6,293
    Thanks
    7,351
    Thanked
    6,680
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    @MrsMummaButterfly a good gp will do bloods for you to check hormones, thyroid and a few other things as well as semen analysis for DH.

    There is also no reason for them to not refer you to a specialist.

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Mum-I-Am For This Useful Post:

    Allanahbananah (19-10-2019),babybeeno1 (19-10-2019)

  14. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2,147
    Thanks
    940
    Thanked
    786
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Get a new gp. No harm in seeking an opinion from a fertility specialist. 12 months plus I would be seeing a fs.

  15. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    3,832
    Thanks
    2,161
    Thanked
    2,243
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Absolutely agree, second opinion. Generally, 3 losses and 12 months warrants deeper investigation and I'm surprised your doc doesn't see it that way.

  16. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    2,781
    Thanks
    4,160
    Thanked
    1,077
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Thank you so much @Mum-I-Am @BornToBe and @Tinkers

    So will a normal GP be able to order and advise on a semen analysis?


 

Similar Threads

  1. When did you decide to seek assistance with TTC?
    By Sabochan in forum Conception & Fertility General Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-08-2014, 00:09
  2. When to seek outside help?
    By ChubStar in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-06-2007, 19:56
  3. when to seek doula
    By bubbles28 in forum Seeking a Midwife or Doula?
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21-10-2006, 11:18
  4. When to seek fertility advice???
    By Bigtum2b in forum Conception issues & ttc
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 18-05-2006, 11:14

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

FEATURED SUPPORTER
Glowing ExpectationsA one stop shop, 40 week, online pregnancy fitness and wellbeing program - recommended by Doctors. Convenient, ...