first appointment with fertility clinic

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Registered: 06-05-2007
first appointment with fertility clinic
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Tue, 06-05-2007 - 5:15pm

Hi everyone,

I am new to posting on the message boards, but I am going to use donor sperm to have a child and my first appointment/consultation with the fertility clinic is next week, and I am kind of nervous and not sure what to expect. Can anyone give me an idea of what will happen at the appointment? Thank you for any help.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 06-05-2007 - 5:59pm

Welcome!


It has been so long since my first visit, but I do remember.

jhscalis@wisc.edu

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Registered: 06-05-2007
Tue, 06-05-2007 - 6:13pm
I have already had my day 3 and day 21 blood work done by my doctor and she said everything is fine there, Im kind of nervous about a pelvic exam on the first visit but oh well, Thank you for all your help, I am so excited but also very nervous
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Registered: 03-18-2007
Tue, 06-05-2007 - 9:53pm
I would expect tons of questions about your medical history. I expect they will want to run tons of blood tests for hormones, to rule out STDs, etc. They will talk to you about the procedure and explain what will happen. In my experience, things haven't gone quickly ... it has taken 1-2 cycles of planning and testing for things to get started. Not like a regular doctor where you say "I have a stuffy nose" and they hand you a prescription right there.

 

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Registered: 06-05-2007
Thu, 06-07-2007 - 12:14pm
Thank you again for your help, I will let you know what happens after i go to the appointment next friday.
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Registered: 06-25-2007
Fri, 06-29-2007 - 9:15pm

Hi there,
I just have had my first RE appointment this week. I would like o try TTC with donor IUI.
I would be a Single Mom.
How did your appointment go ?
Erika

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Registered: 02-20-2007
Mon, 07-02-2007 - 3:31pm
My first appointment was just a consultation.
Then they scheduled me to come in 3 weeks later for bloodwork.