Been TTC for 5 years. 2.5 years ago, we were referred by my GP to see a fertility consultant, who advised us that there were no problems (ie following blood tests, SA) and we should go for IVF. I am now 40 and as DH has a child from a previous relationship, we are not entitled to NHS treatment. We cant afford to go private, but after hitting 40, decided to make a last attempt to see if there is anything available. We have an appt in a few weeks to see a Consultant at a different hospital, but already I know the criteria is still the same, so is there any point in going? Are we wasting our time?