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Thursday, November 29th 2012, 5:41pm

A worried newbie from West London

HI there,

This is my first time with IVF. Really scared and worried about lots of things. Especially time management, what to tell at work when I need go to do the scans ect. Does anyone know a possibility to do the scans for hormonal injections at the weekend or very early morning somewhere in West London? How is every one else managing it? Oh and I am scared of needles so :((((
I will have the long procedure probably starting next year now, because of Christmas. My partner has low perm count and I have a 7.8 AMH and I am 38 years old.



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Thursday, November 29th 2012, 6:53pm

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Thursday, November 29th 2012, 7:11pm

Hi and welcome.
It's natural to have those kinds of concerns. My clinic weren't all that flexible with appointment times but I was NHS funded (very lucky I know) and I think if I was private there you could get early/late appointments. I was lucky as I have a very flexible job and could just pop to the hospital for tests etc as the hospital (Guy's) was only a 5 min walk from my office. But I know not everyone is as lucky as me. Have you told your boss? It might be worth being honest and open and then saying you'll make the time up by coming in early/going home late?

Don't worry about the needles, you get used to it sooooo quickly. I got my DH to inject me as I was too scared to do it, and kept him involved that way too. It really does become second nature after a while, you will be an expert in no time.

All the very best of luck for your treatment

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Thursday, November 29th 2012, 7:46pm

Hi and welcome!
As the others have said its normal to worry. Look around the forum and you'll find lots of useful info.
All the best for your treatment babydust



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Thursday, November 29th 2012, 7:58pm

Hi, I also have just started my first ivf.i am on day 2 of dr and the first one was a nightmare but only because of the anticipation. Once I had done it i was absolutely fine.

My nurse advised me that if I couldn't be honest then I should just explain that the appointments were for a gynaecology issue instead of saying ivf. Could be worth a try.

Best of luck with it all!


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