TTC after 35

Fertility Consult question

Hey Ladies, 

   I am going to a Fertility doctor next week and was just curious as to what to expect? Will it basically be a question and answer meeting or will he run/perform test? I am nervous but also so excited to get the ball rolling. Thanks,


Daisypath Anniversary tickers

TTC since March 2014, but was NTNP since 2007.
Found out in May I have 2 blocked tubes.
Waiting too see my doctor again to decide next steps. 







Re: Fertility Consult question

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    MelOzarkC_Girlie
  • I will be CD23


    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

    TTC since March 2014, but was NTNP since 2007.
    Found out in May I have 2 blocked tubes.
    Waiting too see my doctor again to decide next steps. 







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  • Do you think I should take my FF charts? 


    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

    TTC since March 2014, but was NTNP since 2007.
    Found out in May I have 2 blocked tubes.
    Waiting too see my doctor again to decide next steps. 







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    MelOzark
  • Thanks! 


    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

    TTC since March 2014, but was NTNP since 2007.
    Found out in May I have 2 blocked tubes.
    Waiting too see my doctor again to decide next steps. 







  • My first visit with my curent RE was mostly talk and going over all the paperwork I had to fill out.  I really don't remember what cycle day I was on, but I he did do a follie count and some cultures.  We were sent off with labs for a bunch of blood work that needed to be done.  I had already been to an RE in another state and that I had done two IUIs with.  I had already had many of the baseline testing done as well, so I feel that we were ahead of the game in knowing what was coming and were pretty well versed in the terminology and such. I did have to repeat quiet a few things because the new RE wanted his own baseline testing done.

    Best of luck to you!

    **** siggy warning - bfp & loss ****   ---- All Welcome ---

    Me: 44 - Hashimoto's (under control), DH: 38 - (minor issues)


    IUIs: 2 in 2012 ... Both BFN
    IVF #1: 10/16/13 ... BFP, however it was not viable and ended in an early loss at 7weeks.

    IVF #2: Feb '14 ... Cancelled. Positive beta at baseline appt, became very early loss.
    IVF #2: Apr '
    14 ... Retrieval Only. 2 embryos made it to day 3 freeze & will be batched with IVF #3 for PGD testing.
    IVF #3: June '14
    ...
    Retrieval Only. 4 embryos growing, all arrested before day 5. Two from April thawed, but also arrested.
    Currently benched while determining how to proceed.

    "Keep going until you can't fail"

     

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    MelOzark
  • Thank You!! 


    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

    TTC since March 2014, but was NTNP since 2007.
    Found out in May I have 2 blocked tubes.
    Waiting too see my doctor again to decide next steps. 







  • I happened to go on cd2 so my RE did and us and bloodwork. We set up my HSG and did all the genetic testing on my husband and I. We also left that day with a plan for that month. Good luck!
    Fucking bump!!!!
    MelOzark
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    MelOzark
  • Looks like I will now be CD 7 when I go since my F**king cycle came yesterday on CD17!!  I was so pissed yesterday afternoon, I turned in to the biggest bitch for the remainder for the day.  It has never came that early. 


    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

    TTC since March 2014, but was NTNP since 2007.
    Found out in May I have 2 blocked tubes.
    Waiting too see my doctor again to decide next steps. 







  • Yes bring ur charts with u. More than likely it will be a verbal Q&A type of apt & lots of filling out papers. Good luck
    BeckyP005MelOzark
  • massiahlmassiahl member
    edited May 2014
    Your first consult with a fertility specialist is generally 45 minutes to an hour.  During that time, you will fill out a survey regarding your fertility (how long have you been trying, last menstrual cycle, previous births/miscarriages, family history - including that of your significant other), have initial blood work drawn (if your significant other is joining your for the consultation, they will take his blood as well), and speak with a financial counselor regarding payment plans, insurance, and the like.

    Your specialist will review the survey with you and discuss all your immediate options, as well as caveats, and then set up a preliminary plan of attack.  Since your period has already come, you will be asked to call ahead when your period arrives again so they get a baseline reading.

    If you have been charting your cycles or on medications - including supplements - write it out and bring that with you.  Also, bring a notebook and pen. There's so much information to digest and you will need to make notes.  I found that having a note pad with me made it easier to later ask questions that I may not have thought about at the time of the first consult.

    Good luck!!  I hope this has been helpful.
    MelOzark
  • Thank you all so much for the information!


    Daisypath Anniversary tickers

    TTC since March 2014, but was NTNP since 2007.
    Found out in May I have 2 blocked tubes.
    Waiting too see my doctor again to decide next steps. 







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