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just wondering if anyone has been with the Chch fertility clinic, and if so what was your wait time like? we have an appt with a Dr in a month for an assessment/initial consultation, but am wondering how long it has taken you before you can start treatment? I've heard the wait is up to 18 months
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Thursday, 2 August 2012 11:18 a.m.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012 6:50 a.m.
how are you getting on now i know this post is old
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 4:37 a.m.
GAH! full of positiveness because my scan came back pretty good, so waiting for the Dr or Nurse to ring me to give me the go ahead for clomiphene since THURSDAY, and they just don't ring me! its a simple yes/no based on a clear radiologists report!!!!! Am getting really frustrated because I need to start the clomiphene TODAY, and havent filled the prescription yet :( another month goes buy just because noone can ring me back???? Im going to be in such a foul mood this month!!!!! and my respect for the clinic has dropped dramatically, I thought being fertility specialists they might understand the concept of each month being so painful, I guess they don't!
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 2:33 a.m.
Yup I had that done when I had surgery for my endo. Glad I did if it costs that much to do seperatly.
Glad the dr got you on the waitlist for ivf already- ours did the same when we had our first appt couple weeks ago. its all very overwhelming and a bit scary but at least we (and you!) are in the best place now- being monitored by the drs rather than going it alone. they (the nurses and Dr we saw) have all been great so far. We live a few hours away too so fingers crossed we wont need to do any last minute dashes to Chch! Good luck to you!
Friday, 24 August 2012 7:04 a.m.
I haven't had that yet Hen, i have to wait till next weeks scan before they decide what else to do
Friday, 24 August 2012 12:12 a.m.
Just checking that you guys have had an HSG - a test where they insert dye via the cervix and check your tubes are clear and uterus is looking ok? This was ordered by by GP and is part fo the std set of inital tests was done through the hospital. It did cost us to do this test - about $200 - $300.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 11:00 a.m.
Hiya, we had our first appointment here today! was not as scary as I kind of expected, we went private as such for the initial appointment and had to redo a test for dh (at least they have somewhere for the men to provide samples there!!!) but I have a "growth" in my ovary so instead of just jumping straight to clomiphene, we have to wait for another scan to be done next week, we live a few hours away from the clinic so luckily our GP Dr had made sure we have both had all the tests done prior to the first appointment. (saved us time and i think alot of $$)
I kinda wish I had asked for our specific "score" but either way, the dr there suggested we get straight onto the IVF list, because its about a 12-18mo waiting list (depending on score) and even though you CAN swap out some of the IVF funding for clomiphene/other treatments, she didnt recommend it.. was a wee bit confusing but I'm happy to go on the list for the moment anyway.
I feel a little bit strange now, It's like its real that we are having problems conceiving, and its only just starting to sink in!
Sunday, 19 August 2012 8:43 a.m.
thanks everyone for your feedback. We've got our first consultation at the end of the month so fingers crossed that will all go well :)
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 10:31 a.m.
I was like Hen and paid privately for the initial appointment, monitored clomiphene cycles and 3 IUIs. I was placed on the waitlist for IVF and the waitlist was 13 months however I was called up after 11months - by the time I had retesting and down regulated it was 2 months until I started my IVF and a month later we were very lucky to have success.
From what I can gather the waitlist can vary in regards to time frames - some people I know have gone over the time they were told whereas I was under. The other thing to keep in mind is that you have to reach a certain points level to even get onto the waitlist for treatment - they do the initial consultation free but if you need more, you have to meet the critera.
Good luck :)
Sunday, 5 August 2012 12:09 p.m.
We had IVF with our son through Repromed in Chch (that's what they were called back then). We were on the public funding waiting list and it did take 18 months before we were given treatment, this was after the initial assessments, tests etc. After that the process was fairly quick, we just had to wait for tests and the right time. I didn't fall pregnant with that first cycle and the embryos that we had stored didn't survive the thawing process. We had to wait a further 6 or 7 months for our 2nd cycle as the public funding allocation had run out, they have to wait until they get the funding. So there's lots of waiting if it's public funding, but all worth it :)
Sunday, 5 August 2012 3:11 a.m.
We went with the clinic but privately for the initial tests and treatment (they were lovely). The first thing they did was a monitoring cycle and heaps of bloods tests so it took about 2 months before the next meeting to get the results and a plan of attack - then had to wait until my cycle to start before I could start on a monitored drug cycle. It can take a few months to get the dose right. 18 months sounds like the IVF wait list. Not sure if you know your diagnosis - if not then many people start on monitored drug cycles and maybe iui before ivf. If the public wating time is long for the drug cycles - look into the cost of going private for the monitored drug cycles as it maybe affordable. Once they have the dose right then they drop the monitoring and cost is just the prescription. The public wait list is based on points dependant on your (and DH's) diagnosis, time taking to conceive, previous children, age. Hope this help answer your questions.
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