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#1 SianKim90

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 04:04 PM

Me and my partner wanted to apply for IVF but our doctor said its a new law where we have to have tried ourselves 6 times? I heard it was twice but he was sure it was 6. He then decided to refer us on to 'see what happens' we put in our request and we recieved the news we had not been successful. We both work full time but minumum wage and to save up for 6 lots is pretty pricey. Yes definitely worth it for the end result but i feel its unfair?
Any help or anything at all would be grateful as i feel proper down in the dumps because of it and i cant shake it...
My Fiancé is 34 and im 30. We plan to have 2 children and carry one each,probably 3year apart and she would carry first.

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#2 Misskika007

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 05:13 PM

Hey Sian, where do you live (province)? That would help understand what is going on in your situation as everywhere has a different standard. Also, when you say "try 6 times" do they mean IVF or IUI? Are you seeing a fertility doctor or regular OBGYN? 


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#3 happyfrog

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 02:39 PM

what do you mean 6 times?


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#4 SianKim90

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Posted 11 December 2020 - 12:31 PM

I live in Newcastle UK. We went to see the fertility doctor and he said you must have had to try yourselves six times to get pregnant before you can apply for IVF.????
Surely cant be right?
So if you cant financially afford to 'try 6 times' to get pregnant you have zero chance of getting any help.
Weve resorted to finding our own donor now though through other trusted websites and things. Doing our research but i still feel it is unfair isnt it...

Hey Sian, where do you live (province)? That would help understand what is going on in your situation as everywhere has a different standard. Also, when you say "try 6 times" do they mean IVF or IUI? Are you seeing a fertility doctor or regular OBGYN? 



#5 SianKim90

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Posted 11 December 2020 - 12:34 PM

The fertility doctor said we wouldnt qualify if we hadnt tried 6 times ourselves before applying for IVF.
So if we financially couldnt afford to tey 6 times which as im sure you know is quite expensive! Then... Its just totally unfair isnt it. So a hetrosexual couple could apply as they have the right tools to tey themselves 6times but it just isnt working...

what do you mean 6 times?



#6 Misskika007

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Posted 11 December 2020 - 01:14 PM

I live in Newcastle UK. We went to see the fertility doctor and he said you must have had to try yourselves six times to get pregnant before you can apply for IVF.????
Surely cant be right?
So if you cant financially afford to 'try 6 times' to get pregnant you have zero chance of getting any help.
Weve resorted to finding our own donor now though through other trusted websites and things. Doing our research but i still feel it is unfair isnt it...

Hey Sian, where do you live (province)? That would help understand what is going on in your situation as everywhere has a different standard. Also, when you say "try 6 times" do they mean IVF or IUI? Are you seeing a fertility doctor or regular OBGYN? 

Hi Sian, it seems the doctor is talking about trying IUI (artificial insemination) 6x before funding an IVF cycle. This is something that happens in other places too (whether a couple is hetero or same sex) and some places dont have IVF funding at all. Not sure about the UK, but here in Canada IUI is much more affordable than IVF and is always recommended first as long as there are no medical conditions that dont allow IUI (blocked tubes for example). Its also a much easier process and less stressful on the body than IVF. That being said, if you both want reciprocal IVF, its not possible with IUI. I agree though, there should be government support to cover IUI/IVF for same sex couples no matter what. I hope you have success with your journey.

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#7 JoHealth7788

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Posted 10 January 2021 - 06:15 AM

I agree, there should be government support in regards to this. I do hope for your success.