We had quite a good appointment but didn’t get the answer we’d hoped for or anticipated.
Some good news – the Consultant performed an internal scan which showed everything was fine. He talked me through everything on the screen which was really helpful as although on previous scans I’ve been told, I’ve never actually been shown. I got to see my uterus and the lining, which he said was a perfect thickness for implantation to occur (here’s hoping), he also showed me my ovaries with several follies on each but said it will be a few more days before they’re mature enough for ovulation. It was a relief to hear this as I’d been worried I was going to ov really late now I’m off clomid but cd20ish I can cope with, I was also worried about my lining as my last AF lasted 1 day!! I guess the clomid had thinned my lining so it’s good to know it’s ok now.
The not brilliant news – they can’t/won’t do anything else for us at this point. We don’t qualify for IVF because it’s not been 2 years since our last miscarriage! This really wasn’t what we were hoping to hear. We’re a few months short of 7 years ttc with 4 losses but because we’re unexplained infertility and only 7 months since our last miscarriage we have to try naturally for another year!! Mr R did argue our case for IVF and the Consultant did say he understood and could make the referral but that the PCT would reject it because we don’t meet the criteria so we’re better off just to wait. At least we managed to get him to see us again in another 6 months rather than a year. I don’t know what good it’ll do but it just felt better than waiting a year.
A part of me feels happy that everything’s fine and he still believes we’ll get pregnant naturally, but a part of me feels let down that we’re left to go it alone again. So, Mr R and I have agreed we’ll see what happens with this cycle, hope and pray that I find a job very soon so that we don’t cane our savings, and then we’ll look into having IVF privately but obviously keep trying in the meantime.