IVF postcode lottery

Discussion in 'Long Term TTC & Fertility Issues' started by Ragdoll, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Ragdoll

    Ragdoll Well-Known Member

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    I won ! I won ! I won !

    This was me on the 12th of Jan , first appointment with specialist fertility clinic , we were told we could have 3 lots of IUI and 3 lots of IVF. Overjoyed/relieved is an understatement.

    Then we were given paper with details on. I could not believe my eyes. Our district was the only one to fund 3 attempts. The town I was born in (30 mins away by car) only gave 2, and another town (again 30 mins away by car and where we could have bought a house) only gave 1.

    As happy as I am , I feel upset/guilty/angry and disgusted that women just like me who live practically on the doorstep would be denied maximum chances of conceiving. I'm sure it makes sense on paper, bigger districts with higher populations get fewer attempts, that doesn't make it right.
    From a selfish point of view I'm really pleased , yet on the other side of that coin I feel bad, as if I've stolen from other women. Silly I know , but knowing just how much infertility has been on the increase I can't believe that some of us get all, and others get practically nothing !

    Has anyone else found the funding allocations ridiculous?
     
  2. tashap

    tashap Well-Known Member

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    Hey Hun, the postcode lottery is amazing and really unfair. It's great news you have got your funding. When do you start treatment? Come and join us on the iui/Ivf 2016 post X
     
  3. Ragdoll

    Ragdoll Well-Known Member

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    I start IUI next cycle which starts end Jan, really excited ! I think I posted there before my appointment but I can jump back in now I know what is going on !
     
  4. phonixgirl

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    That's fantastic xx

    I find it ludicrous. I do understand the tight budgets etc but how can it differ so much?!

    When we had our meeting after the failed IUIs, we both assumed we also had three goes at IVF as that seemed to be most common. But nope! Just the one go here. We put everything into that and it still didn't work. Everyone I've spoken to about it can't believe you only get one go as it takes a lot of people more than one go anyway. Some doctors even see the first go as a learning experience!

    So yeah, it does make me very angry and I wish we had the full three goes. Even a FET on the NHS would be nice... X
     
  5. Ragdoll

    Ragdoll Well-Known Member

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    Phonixgirl that's so unfair ! I just think the system needs looking at again. I understand it costs , but we pay taxes so why can't people receive something positive from that?
     

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