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The Embryo Transfer procedure of an IVF cycle is one of the most exciting but also stressful parts of the entire journey. On one hand, you’re finished with the painful injections, the agonising wait to see how your embryos develop and most importantly, you’re almost at the end of the entire IVF process.
Prior to being diagnosed with infertility I must admit that I had no clue what a cycle of IVF involved. I knew a few couples who had been through it before but I had never felt the need or desire to know exactly what a cycle entailed. It sounds quite heartless when I say it now but I think, unless it’s something you are experiencing yourself, you don’t feel a necessity to find out all about it.
You are only eligible for IVF on the NHS if you meet certain criteria. If the criteria are not met, or you have ran out of funding, or you wish to avoid the waiting list, you may decide to seek treatment at a private clinic.
When I was first diagnosed with infertility I was coming to what I thought would be the end of a career break. The previous year I had decided to take some time off after a stressful job combined with planning my wedding and completing my Master’s degree meant that I had more or less burned out.
My husband and I investigated our fertility with the NHS and we now await our first round of IVF. We never even considered doing any of this privately for one simple reason - we can’t afford it.
If there’s one thing in life that I’ve become really accomplished at over the past few years, it’s putting a brave face on. It’s saying, “I’m fine”, when I’m not. It’s smiling when all I want to do is scream. Every so often the difficulty of doing this on a daily basis boils over, and I slowly but surely start to unravel.
Who is abc ivf?
We are a dedicated fertility specialist team, led by Professor Geeta Nargund, on a mission to deliver our patients only the highest quality of medical care, but at a fraction of the cost. Our fertility specialists have over 50 years combined experience in fertility so be rest-assured you're in very capable hands when you come to abc ivf.Find Out More