First appt at fertility clinic
LennyFitz · 03/06/2018 15:25
Hi all, I've got a first appointment coming up shortly at an NHS hospital fertility clinic. I'm a bit frustrated at the limited information I've received about it though so thought I'd see if I could pick up some advice here!
My main question is should I bring my SO with me? I was going to go alone but now wondering if he should be with me if they want to take histories etc.
I've already had a range of blood tests, and an ultrasound, as they needed to be sorted before my appointment. A month ago at my doctor's she mentioned something about being able to print out my scans and take with me (as I have online access to medical records) but since then I've discovered I only have access to basic blood test results - things like scans aren't available to me). Can I assume that taking any records with me is totally unnecessary as they'll have access to my records themselves? A little confused as to why the doctor suggested that in the first place....
physicskate · 03/06/2018 15:31
Yes. Take your oh. It's a chance for you both to ask questions. You're treasured as a couple and need to be put on the system as a couple. They will want both of your medical histories and both of you to answer questions.
OrchidInTheSun · 03/06/2018 15:41
Yes you both need to be there because you may both need medical intervention plus medical history will be needed from both of you
bohemianmama · 12/06/2018 13:30
Yes take your SO it's good to have done support and they like to be able to ask your partner questions so they can have both of your medical history. My husband was also referred by the consultant for SA after our appointment
Kg2018 · 17/06/2018 00:04
I have my first appointment soon too, I am so nervous! Hope all goes well can you possibly update the post when you’ve had it so I have some idea of what to expect? If mine happens to be before you i’ll do the same xx
Purplezebragoat · 21/06/2018 13:47
I came back from my appointment a few weeks ago.
I got sent an information letter a few weeks before my appointment which said i had to bring 2 passport sized photos with me, fill in the forms they sent and bring a photographic I.D with me
On the actual day, me and OH had to fill in more forms, they took the photo's I brought and the forms and stuck them in our file
Then it was onto height, weight, BMI then a smoking test, blood tests, for both of us, and then (for me - transvaginal scan, internal swabs) (for OH just a urine sample) then a chat about how long we had been trying, any current or previous medical problems and then onto what method would be used to help me conceive.
They decided then and there that IVF would be the best (only) course of action so I have another appointment booked for a few months time and that was my experience of my first appointment.
I know it varies across clinics and whether you are in wales, england or scotland but I think things like blood tests etc are standard across all.
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