How to prepare for FET if embryos stored abroad

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wolves2081 Mon 15-Oct-18 09:43:30

I just wanted to ask if anyone has had the experience of preparing for a FET if they have embryos stored abroad. My consultant abroad where I had my first IVF Fresh cycle has issued instructions and prescription to use in preparation. Could i use my local GP service to get the medication and monitoring here in UK. I will only travel abroad for the transfer. As i have 2 little ones i cant leave them. Grateful for advice or anyone in similar situation.

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ginandtonicformeplease Mon 15-Oct-18 11:29:09

Your GP won't provide the medication: essentially you have a private prescription and can get the medication (I'm presuming progynova and cyclogest?) from any pharmacy, although you may have to wait for them to order it in. Make sure you leave plenty of time from ordering it until when you actually need it.

Cherries101 Tue 16-Oct-18 20:48:37

If you need to be monitored then your clinic needs to arrange this with a UK clinic or private hospital. The prescription is fairly easy, monitoring isn’t.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 17-Oct-18 10:34:56

Yes I did this twice

I was lucky. My gp did my my drugs on prescription - tho have since learnt they aren’t meant to as we were private

But the clinic can give you a prescription and you order online or just buy

As above assume it’s - progynova and cyclogest

Then once period starts inform clinic. They will tell you dose to have think mine was 4mg for 3 days then went to 6mg

All in 2mg tablets so take 2/3 times a day

Then get scanned around day 10/12 and they send results to clinic and think take pesseries 7days before fef

Which is usually day 19/20 of cycle

wolves2081 Wed 17-Oct-18 10:46:16

Thank you ladies for the reply. Do you know any clinics in london who can do scan before i travel abroad for the last scan and transfer. I need to have my first scan and blood test here before i travel abroad. Purely as kids will be in school and minimising disruption at home

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Blondeshavemorefun Wed 17-Oct-18 14:10:57

I think any clinic will be happy to scan. Obv just book an app and pay

But they will need to send results to fet clinic so why can see the thickness and ideally triple layer

Think mine was £60 a scan

wolves2081 Tue 23-Oct-18 05:17:52

Thank you for The reply please advice me which clinic you used. I would like to try them too.


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Blondeshavemorefun Tue 23-Oct-18 11:01:09

Just Google clinics near your area. No point travelling miles

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