IVF at GCRM

(31 Posts)
twinkleyes35 Wed 15-Jan-20 15:26:57

Hi all,

Just wanted to see if there is anyone who ya starting ivf/icsi at GCRM clinic Glasgow. Want to see if I share our experience here

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windy2909 Wed 15-Jan-20 22:50:20

Wishing you the best of luck. Not going through treatment currently but had successful treatment and will go back for one remaining frostie in the future. Would be happy to answer any questions x

twinkleyes35 Thu 16-Jan-20 09:04:57

@windy2909 thanks for you kind note.

Congratulations for great outcome was this at GCRM . I am happy to take any advice you got in terms on what to eat what not , any other tips you think might help with the whole process
Trying to stay calm and stress free but it's not easier as people say it's always there at back of your head hmm

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windy2909 Fri 17-Jan-20 08:23:40

Thank you! Yes our treatment was at GCRM. I thought the staff were all really lovely. I felt that they weren’t really into telling you the fine details of things unless you asked but if you want to know just ask. Do you have a date for starting treatment? Yes, try to keep stress to a minimum, the whole process is stressful enough. I was going really quite selfish around the time of treatment.....made excuses not to attend certain events i.e baby showers, as I just found things so hard.

In terms of diet/lifestyle, I found the staff at GCRM didn’t put a huge emphasis on the importance of particular diet or abstaining completely from alcohol. I wasn’t really strict with myself as I had a healthy BMI. I did eat lots of protein in the lead up to egg collection.

LouScot Fri 17-Jan-20 14:28:18

Hi, I've had some treatment there (egg freezing) and intend to return for ivf (purely because that's where eggs are!). I found I didn't get any dietary advice (apart from keep to general healthy diet/weight). I asked about supplements and was told by a Dr no evidence for them. I don't know if it would've been different if I was actually going through ivf there and then to be honest, I got the impression that I wasn't as important as I wasn't actively trying to get pregnant there and then. Also struggled to get information about what was seen on scans etc - I was told when I asked, but sure there would be things I didn't even know to ask!
Good luck, would be interested to hear about your experience!

MelAndShoe Fri 17-Jan-20 22:10:10

Hello. This is where I am. Only had my 1st appointment. Got more in Feb/March due. Dr and nurse I saw were absolutely lovely when I went.

twinkleyes35 Sat 18-Jan-20 02:30:13

Hi all ,

I have already started my process and on to EC on Monday . The staff is lovely and as mentioned by some of you that they are not into giving out finer details until asked. Surprised despite paying all that money( self funded ) they don't tell you your information. I think may be they want you to stress out abt things that you don't understand much.

Also true that they are not keen on telling you about eating or not eating specific things feels sort of lack of guidance but I suppose whoever is going into process probably research enough with million things they might not feel the need to guide ( who knows )

So far so good just need prayers for support and keeping fingers crossed 🤞 x

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MelAndShoe Sun 19-Jan-20 02:03:07

Good luck.

I don't know much about process but happy to listen/chat.

Are you on the Scottish ivf thread? Few more people on there locally

twinkleyes35 Sun 19-Jan-20 02:10:41

@MelAndShoe thanks dear and no I m not Scottish thread . Can add link here will defo join x

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MelAndShoe Sun 19-Jan-20 07:09:03

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/infertility/3742246-infertility-investigations-ivf-in-scotland there you go

ckc45d10 Mon 20-Jan-20 15:31:18

Good luck!
Here is also a research article on diet and lifestyle for fertility: fertilityresearchandpractice.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40738-015-0003-4

everpessimistic Tue 21-Jan-20 12:57:28

Starting IVF here next month!

unknownscot Wed 12-Feb-20 23:08:14

Hi everyone. I'm heading to the open evening next week to start the ball rolling... so maybe a little behind in the stages you are at.

I'm currently on round 6 of letrozole so my final round... nothing yet but I am ovulating now so I see that as progress!

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unknownscot Sat 04-Jul-20 14:45:38

Hi. Is anyone on this thread still at GCRM?

Suunflower03 Sat 24-Oct-20 23:21:29

Hi there ladies! I am going next month for a consultation.I hope it turns out to be fruitful.I am 36 and had 2 miscarriages before this and m TTC since 1.5 years without any success.Havent taken any medication before.I have turned to IVF. Hope GCRM helps.

Kirstymacdd Sun 25-Oct-20 08:39:36

I had treatment there and found it to be really. Neither of my rounds there have been successful but found it a far less stressful treatment cycle than at ERI. Staff all friendly and caring and I found that they did explain things really well.

Suunflower03 Sun 25-Oct-20 09:20:53

Thankyou Kirsty...it's convenient in terms of location and GRI isn't feasible because of the waiting lists and the backlogs..I wish you too all the best and hope you get your baby

unknownscot Sun 25-Oct-20 10:43:49

@Suunflower03 Hi. We're lucky we've started treatment, but a cautious word of warning. GCRM are very busy now so waiting times to start treatment have increased just in case you think you'll start in the next month or two, that is now unfortunately not the case. X

Suunflower03 Sun 25-Oct-20 10:52:14

Unknownscot thankyou so much.Yes,they told us so.And I anticipated that.I haven't done any investigations since more than 1 year so I too want to do all that.I want to find out what's really wrong as I concieved naturally 2 times.I just hope that I find them trustworthy.Do you recommend anything to prep my body in the meabwhile? I have heard about people trying UBQ ? Thanks again..

unknownscot Sun 25-Oct-20 11:24:27

@Suunflower03 I'm on folic acid, 4000IU Vit D & CoE10.

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Suunflower03 Sun 25-Oct-20 12:37:20

Can any of you tell me whether the preliminary investigations and the consultation is within a package or it's seperate? I mean the package will be decided after the preliminary investigations and after the first consultation.Sorry to bother you all with my silly questions....

unknownscot Sun 25-Oct-20 13:06:37

@Suunflower03 Afraid I can't help with that as we paid it all bit by bit x

Suunflower03 Sun 25-Oct-20 13:10:29

Thankyou unknownscot. Wishing you all the best.

hjb2020 Tue 27-Oct-20 22:56:42

We have our initial consultation/tests on Thursday. Any clue on the waiting times to start treatment? We were initially told it would be 8 weeks after our appointment. x

Suunflower03 Wed 28-Oct-20 00:56:09

I too am starting initial investigations next month...the timelines they have provided will take it 2 months minimum to start the treatment depending upon the type of treatment...

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