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Blondeshavemorefun Thu 24-Mar-16 13:21:35

Anyone had them?

Clinic where I had 1&2 didn't

Clinic where I had 3 (and 4 but fet) did and was free

Friend used lister and got charged £200

BettyBi0 Thu 24-Mar-16 16:07:56

My clinic recommended I had a hystroscopy under light sedation in place of mock transfer. I was in 2 minds as everything on lining scans/ ultrasounds had always looked fine. When they did the hystroscopy they found adhesions that would have blocked my transfer do I'm bloomin glad I had it done. When you think about all the £££ and hurdles you have to jump to get through the stages of IVF, then £200 for a mock transfer seems like good insurance

SesameSparkle Thu 24-Mar-16 17:15:38

My first fc always did a mock transfer at same time as their baseline scan. It was included in the cost of a cycle. All they did was pass a catheter through the cervix and kept a note of how they did it, which catheter etc. so they could draw on that information for et. My second fc didn't bother with them. They said it's very rare for them not to be able to get through the cervix, and if so they would have to freeze - it's hard cheese really. They did do a quick dummy run just before transfer though. My current fc doesn't seem to bother with them either. But they know I've had et before, so perhaps they didn't offer it. £200 for a procedure that takes less than 5 mins and can be done at same time as a scan is extortionate. It doesn't even need theatre time.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 24-Mar-16 18:36:36

Considering it takes 5mins and you are there with legs open anyway - I feel it's good for clinics to do a mock transfer

But cheeky to charge £200

betty me too. Have you ever had your cervix lasered due to abnormal smears?

BettyBi0 Thu 24-Mar-16 21:58:00

Blondes - no, I've never had abnormal smears or laser but I had had a c-section a year before

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 24-Mar-16 22:15:06

Tho that shouldn't cause difficulties to get a tube up your cervix?

craftyoldhen Thu 24-Mar-16 22:34:57

I had one for free before my first IVF transfer. They couldn't pass the catheter through due to the shape of my cervix - it's shaped like an S apparently, just a variation on normal so guess I was just born that way.

I had to have an op under anesthetic to manually dilate my cervix before each IVF cycle (I had 3 in total). I wasn't charged for the ops either.

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 25-Mar-16 11:49:29

crafty this is why I think all should do a mock transfer. Takes seconds and if a problem then can be sorted before et

So why do some clinics do it??

Was 3rd try successful?

craftyoldhen Fri 25-Mar-16 13:22:35

My consultant said if they hadn't found out beforehand the embryos would have had to be frozen because they couldn't tranfer them - but they could've been damaged or destroyed by unsuccessful efforts to transfer them first sad

I'm not sure how common a problem it is though, if it's quite rare maybe that's why they don't test for it? But I agree they still should.

Yes my 3rd ivf was successful and I now have a 2 year old little boy smile

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 25-Mar-16 15:15:33

Exactly the risk of losing a precious embroys just because the clinic didn't do it
Not worth thinking about

Yes they can be frozen and a fet but then need drugs to
Hey lining to right thickness

Oooblimey Sat 26-Mar-16 19:16:46

They did a mock transfer on me at the same time as my endoscratch, no charge for it, they just said (while I was on the table!) they would do it as they might as well while I was there!

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