mandatory IVF seminar
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|Thu, 02-10-2011 - 5:21am|
My RE has a checklist of things to do before we can have an IVF cycle. One of the things is attend a seminar about the process/policies/procedures. DH and I went last night. On the one hand it was long and we didn't learn much. But I can see their point in requiring it. Not everyone does all the research first and this is the clinic's version of informed consent.
All 5 of the clinic's RE's were there, and as we sat in the audience I pointed, whispered and said "He's been in my business, she's been in my business..." I've had some Saturday IUIs and get whoever is on-call, so 4 out of 5 have seen my lower half.
Two things surprised me: 1. the frozen embryos that were extra in an IVF cycle, survive and can be transfered at any time in the future. Two yrs, ten yrs, any time. 2. It was a packed room of people preparing for this last-ditch effort and displayed a serious cross section of society. There were people of all ages, nationalities, etc. You can definitely see that infertility isn't selective.
So we only have a few more things to do. I need to clear up this metritis, DH needs to go to the sperm specialist, we both need blood work, and then it's GAME ON in June!