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31/10/2013 at 09:29
To push for my fertility referral. Have your fingers crossed for me please! I'm nervous already :-( I honestly don't know which way it is going to go. The thought of waiting till the start of next year to even be referred depresses the hell out of me!
31/10/2013 at 09:36
Hi Peppperoni, fingers crossed for you! I really hope you get the outcome you want. Sorry I'm not sure of your history, do you have any known problems? I hope you don't have to wait too long xx
31/10/2013 at 09:44
Hi Lulu. Yes, I have history that goes back 10 or so years! So based on that, I'm hoping they don't make me wait the full 12 months for referral. I was told 6 months because of my history by my GP, then I was told by my gynae 12 months, I'm currently at 9 months, so hoping GP sticks to her 6 months. My 'history' has improved (I never had cycles, ever), where as now I'm having them at least, but they irregular (average 55 days, but generally shortest cycle has been 40 and longest 95).
31/10/2013 at 09:49
Ah ok, I really hope your gp sticks to the 6 months then good luck :-) x
31/10/2013 at 09:52
Good luck with the appointment Pep and keep us posted x
31/10/2013 at 09:57
Good luck Pepperoni!
31/10/2013 at 09:58
Thank you :)
31/10/2013 at 10:14
Good luck I ope the doctor is supportive xxxx
31/10/2013 at 10:22
Good luck xx
31/10/2013 at 11:41
Good luck! x
31/10/2013 at 14:07
Fingers crossed for you Pep.
31/10/2013 at 14:48
Thanks ladies! Will let you all know how I get on.
31/10/2013 at 14:54
Good Luck Pepperoni, I hope your Gp is supportive and you get the referral.
31/10/2013 at 14:55
Wishing you all the best with your appt x
31/10/2013 at 16:01
best of luck pep xxx
31/10/2013 at 17:10
Very best of luck!
31/10/2013 at 17:30
Hope all goes well pepperoni xxx
31/10/2013 at 19:18
Just home. I'm being referred. Feels a bit bitter sweet, on one hand I'm glad, on another I'm sad that its come to this. Come out and welled up a bit on my way home. Have put brave face back on for H. Dr said "is that what you want" re referral and I said yes. She said they won't investigate why my cycles are the way they are? All they will focus on is getting me pregnant? I'd of thought they would have to work out what was wrong / why I'm having such irregular cycles to help? Feel a bit now like should we have waited and tried to do it naturally for even longer? Anyway, appointment won't be till the new year so I'm sure I'll be more than ready for it by then!
Can anyone help - does having long / irregular cycles 'mean' anything? H asked and I didn't really know.... like is it actually a problem other than the fact we only have one chance every 2-3 months compared to someone who has 1 chance once a month? (Once you've been able to confirm you ovulate that is - which hopefully my blood test tomorrow will do! FX!)
31/10/2013 at 19:41
JJ, your totally right. I can completely relate to how you said you felt. I do feel all over the place about it, and I do feel shocked - almost like I expected an argument, didn't get one, so now I'm thinking oh god, she thinks I need help too! H's face did drop a little when I said I'd been referred as well so he must think the same, although he would never say it. Doctor baffled me a little with 'you need to forget all of that' re non-existent / irregular cycles, how can I forget it? Its why I'm here and why you are willing to refer me?!
I need to look at the positive - going into the new year knowing our first appointment is coming up, rather than going into the new year with it still being months off. I've pretty much accepted this probably isn't going to happen naturally for us so why delay it.
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