Restarting fertility treatment

(24 Posts)
physicskate Fri 01-May-20 17:07:53

Matt Hancock just announced! Call me surprised!

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NRW39 Fri 01-May-20 17:23:11

No way!! I need to check this...

Mummyshark2018 Fri 01-May-20 17:29:24

Great news! I was surprised that this was one of the first things he said. Good luck everyone waiting to start/ finish treatment. I had successful treatment on the nhs 10 years ago and feel extremely lucky and grateful.

JustBrilliant Fri 01-May-20 17:30:00


NRW39 Fri 01-May-20 17:30:59

Just checked the news!!
This is the best news. My 5th cycle was cancelled mid cycle in March... so this has put a smile on my face.

This is def something to look forward to kick starting again before the end of the year. I'll be hanging by the phone waiting for the hosiptal to contact me!

Hopefully we'll all be back in 'the game'

seven201 Fri 01-May-20 17:36:54

Mine was cancelled part way through. I think I'm in shock! I might have a happy cry with a glass of wine tonight.

JustBrilliant Fri 01-May-20 17:43:49

I had my second appointment over the phone yesterday and he did say that he didn't think it would be long! I didn't believe him though. Very very happy. Enjoy your celebrations tonight ladies flowers

YouBoggleMyMind Fri 01-May-20 17:45:50

Hopefully NHS clinics won't be too far behind private clinics.

MrTumbleTumble Fri 01-May-20 17:48:01

So glad not to be in limbo any more waiting for them to decide to reopen clinics again. Maybe the next round will be the lucky one!

JustBrilliant Fri 01-May-20 17:52:35

Does anyone else feel like it's just nice not to have been completely forgotten about?

NRW39 Fri 01-May-20 17:58:34

Absolutely! I thought it would take a year at the least to resume.

I'm gonna hunt in the cupboard for the Gin... gin

Gardenwoe Fri 01-May-20 18:04:04

As Matt Hancock announced this I have to say I shed a few tears. Our infertility problems and treatment started 19 years ago (and as a result of several rounds of treatment now have 2 strapping teens) but I can still remember the pain, despair and utter heartbreak that it brings. To hear that this will be one of the first types of NHS treatments to be restarted is such good news - it really is time critical for so many people. I hope all of you who are going to restart your treatment are blessed with wonderful babies in the next year or so thanks

Spongebob79 Fri 01-May-20 18:04:58

I feel like crying, at 41 I really didn’t think we’d get our final chance. This is the best news 🥳

JustBrilliant Fri 01-May-20 18:22:13

Me too NRW!

It feels really warming hearing them actually acknowledge it. I think I'm so used to feeling like an outcast I'm just shocked!

seven201 Fri 01-May-20 18:38:30

I was convinced it would be many months before we'd be allowed to continue. I have been so very very low the past 6 weeks. I was crying on the floor a few days ago at my very lowest. I'm usually a resilient person but secondary infertility has completely changed me and the lock down tipped me over the edge.

Thewait2020 Fri 01-May-20 19:03:28

I’ve been so emotional the past few weeks with the worry of it all so I’m thrilled!!
@seven201 I completely feel you on the resilience but changing you, I’m the same. We’re trying for our first and I was told just before lockdown that my follicle count is low. Then lockdown happened and I felt so down and alone in the journey. So happy to finally know our appointments will go ahead!
Good luck everyone xxx

Waitingformyrainbow2020 Fri 01-May-20 19:51:55

Good luck everyone! I'm so happy! I have had some very dark days. Here's hoping for little miracles for all of us 🌈☺️🌈

twinkledag Fri 01-May-20 19:58:52

This is great news, so happy for everyone!

Wondering when the clinics abroad will be open?

Hoping1 Fri 01-May-20 21:00:37

This is a positive step forward hopefully start hearing from our clinics xxx

Thelonggrass Fri 01-May-20 21:00:53

I am through the other side of this now but when I heard his announcement it made me emotional, as I know just how much this would mean and would have meant to me. The impact of infertility never leaves you and I wish everyone a speedy return to their treatments, and the best of luck.

seven201 Sat 02-May-20 08:46:56

It's so nice waking up and not having the unknown hanging over us. I know it's just one hurdle in the fertility journey, but it's a biggie!

YouBoggleMyMind Wed 06-May-20 12:27:44

As I suspected, I just called my fertility clinic and as it is based in a hospital they're waiting to be told when they can open again and the 11th of May date doesn't apply to them. I get it, of course, but it's frustrating.

thefishthatcouldwish Wed 06-May-20 18:32:38

Feeling lower today. Feel desperate and fed up. Feel like treatment will never haplen.
My clinic has basically said that they have triaged and to wait. The ones who need it most ie those with low egg reserve/ oncology first. I get it i know triage makes sense but to know I have to wait for them to ring me makes me anxious.

The clinic are not over great at ringing.

seven201 Thu 07-May-20 09:25:52

@youboggledmymind and @thefishthatcouldwish so sorry to hear that. Hopefully it won't be a huge wait for you both. I would feel so low too.

I haven't heard from my clinic yet. I'm a bit too scared to call them!

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