Hello me and my partner have been trying to get pregnant for well over a year now and had no luck and my doctor did refer me to the Fertility clinic and I got a letter a couple of days ago and it said they have Refused my application as I don't fit in the age guide line as I'm 19 but I think when you are ready you should be able to get help that's why I thought I would join this group as my be I could have help hope you guys can help I've also had the fertility and ovulation test done I also use an app which help me work out when I'm ovulating x
Speak to your GP as to why you could have been refused. Just speculating here but each area has a specified amount of money to spend on various NHS things such as fertility treatment. My area, for example, will only treat couples for infertility if neither partner has had a child before. But an area about an hour away from me doesn't have that in place and will treat all couples who are struggling with conceiving. Perhaps the guidelines in your area state that you have to have been off the pill and trying for a minimum amount of time before qualifying for any testing. I didnt get my PCOS scan until DH and I had been trying for well over a year - maybe 2 years - and I also had always suffered from a very irregular cycle.
So definitely ask your GP why you've been refused testing at this time. But also remember that you have time on your side so don't panic. I'm 28 and had been trying since I was 24 - knowing that I had time on my side
Both of u thank u so much I agree age is not a maker of responsibility levels and uv had blood tests for ovulation and fertility they come no good and yh I'm seeing my gp on Friday this week so can't wait to get some hopefully positive news as I have heard about the fertility gel and read all the reviews and really great reviews I will attach photos of the products thank u for taking ur time to day to reply very much appreciate it hope u all well and good luck
If you're ovulating, then dont go buying all the products! There's no need to waste your money. As someone once said to me "you can't rush a rainbow". You have plenty of time! Don't wish it all away xx
The cost of fertility aids can really build up. If cost is not an issue then give it a whirl - there is no harm in it!
I've found that OPKS (ovulation predictor kits) are possibly the biggest waste of money. I have wonky hormones PCOS which could be why they don't work for me, but they don't really tell you that much anyway - just that maybe your hormones are gearing up to ovulate and not if it actually happened or not.
I use 'Glow' to track my cycles - I think it's useful to have a bit of a record to how you're feeling and when they are and it offers advice on most fertile times. I've heard other people rate Ovia as well.
Did your gp do the day 2/21 blood tests, a semen analysis for partner and did they show any issues? NHS fertility treatment is for those aged 23 and older but you could: Pay for a private referral to a fertility clinic iif you think there may be a physical reason y not conceiving or for more tests and if you wish to pay for private treatment Use an app to track when fertile or use OPK's and see if you get positives Ask gp of gp done all basic tests ( cannot get more if clinic not accept you )
If had all the basic test I'm good but my partners sperm is not that good as he takes antidepressants and antipsychotic so have no idea if this is effecting it so can't wait to see I'm gp on Friday to get some news thank u for all ur advice very much appreciate <3 x
The NHS usually want to test semen twice ( we had to have 2 analysis done before could get referral to fertility clinic) so may be worth asking for a second semen analysis. And make sure he does all the right things to improve sperm - no alcohol/smokin/correct BMI etc etc.
We have has the second one does that came back and it ok and we have been eating better and he smokes but I no loads of people who get pregnant when there parents are smoking thank u so much for ur time to reply x very much appreciate it.
Smoking can negatively impact on fertility, yes some people will still get pregnant but if you're struggling to conceive then it's something worth considering. I know you can't force someone to quit but you can present them with the facts. Best of luck.
Tbh, it doesn't sound like you fit any protocols for free fertility treatment. Not only are you very young, your partner smokes and takes serious medication. You can access private fertility treatment if you choose to.
Tbf I think the rules on who qualifies for what and why is decided per NHS trust, so it might be possible that if you lived elsewhere you might qualify though I don't think it's helpful to speculate who does and doesn't get to do it and what the criteria is because unless you work in that area, your not likely to really know 100%.
The qualifying for a FC appointment is a moot point anyway as you've already been turned down for reasons of age. Try not to dwell on that.