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IVF waiting list in Teesside

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Vix67 Wed 04-Feb-09 18:16:39


I have just been referred to the assisted concepiton unit at Hartlepool. I have to wait for an appointment with Dr Mustafa. The doctor I was speaking to you yesterday said the waiting list is not that long for Hartlepool?!

has anyone recently been referred to hartlepool or have any info for me please??

thanks x

RoobeeToozdae Wed 04-Feb-09 20:14:12

Sorry, I don't know much about the Hartlepool unit other than it has just had a load of investment into it and relaunched as it were.

I went to James Cook under Mr Mustafa - is that who you are waiting to see? I have to say that he is lovely and v. good as is the rest of the team, nursin staff and embryologists.

Onlyaphase Wed 04-Feb-09 20:35:43

Hi Vix-

Have you tried calling the clinic direct as they will be able to give you the latest info? That is what I did last summer when I moved north from Essex,and needed to find a new clinic up here. I ended up calling about 5 or 6 clinics and they were all really helpful with info about waiting times to see the consultant and then to start treatment.

RoobeeToozdae Wed 04-Feb-09 20:55:14

oops "nursing"

Vix67 Thu 05-Feb-09 12:23:30


Thanks for replying!!

roobee did you have any success with dr mustafa?? That is who i am going to see.

onlyaphase thanks for that , i will give them a call xx

RoobeeToozdae Thu 05-Feb-09 22:35:26

Vix - got BFP on 1st IVF despite being ancient grin but sadly m/c. Mr. M. supported us when we went onto going for tx abroad.

Vix67 Fri 06-Feb-09 13:18:18

roobee sorry about you m/c. Have you started tx abroad yet?? where have you decided on??

I have been looking at the assisted conception thread and there is lots of advice on there about haveing IVF abroad xx

Good Luck hope you get a BFP and very sticky bean soon xx

RoobeeToozdae Sat 07-Feb-09 13:19:11

vix - if you want you can contact me on jo_jopa at hotmail dot com and can tell you all. I had twin girls last year!

Vix67 Mon 09-Feb-09 13:18:45

Thanks roobee i have just tried sending an email to you but not sure if it has sent or not. My email is and i would love to hear your story!!

thanks x

hopeforbundleofjoy Mon 09-Feb-09 20:45:49

heya guys hope you dnt mind me joing in. i live in norton and am seein DR. CARR and north tees. im currently taking clomid. What steps do the docs take up here after clomid is it ivf? me and dp have been trying to concieve for 2 1/2 years i just realy want my little baby now its making me depresed seeing every one around me with babys.

Vix67 Tue 10-Feb-09 19:37:03

hi hopeforbundleofjoy course we dont mind u joining in!! I live in norton too ha ha small world!!

I was with dr wild at north tees , he is lovely. i was given clomid for 6 months and finished last month. I then went to see dr wild at n tees last tues and he has referred me to hartlepool.
i rang hartlepool yesterday and they said it should only be a couple of weeks before i get my appointment and the waiting list for ivf is only 6 - 7 months woo hoo!! Not sure if they will go straight to ivf or try iui first?!

I feel exactly the same i am desperate for my own little baba and feel like its never gonna happen!!

If you dont mind me asking, why did they prescribe you clomid, and how old are you??

I am 27 , ha ha imagine if we know each other!!

hopeforbundleofjoy Wed 11-Feb-09 11:02:01

im only 20. dr carr has gave me 4 months worth of clomid but going back after 3 to see if its worked. i have pcos, before that i was on metformin. what is iui? even my dp is getting depresed when all his mates are settling down with kids.

Vix67 Thu 12-Feb-09 11:46:27

IUI is assisted insemination. I think it's less invasive that IVF and cheaper for the nhs to try that first. The success rates are much lower though I thin. There's a link below which explains in full detail!!
I dont know much about pcos, but at least you are looking into it all now whilst you're young. (even though everyone probably says that to you!! ) and im sure you will get there soon.

Good Luck hun xx

hopeforbundleofjoy Thu 12-Feb-09 11:54:10

yeah, hopefully. its just so anoying when everyone else is pregnant around me.

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