First appointment with the OBGYN is noon on September 19. I’ll be getting the usual annual exam, etc. and then we’ll go from there. I was amazed I could get an appointment in two weeks.
So here’s my question to you guys: I have two different routes I could take for this. I can either march in and demand IVF (which is not to say I would get it), listing numerous reasons and treatments that have already failed. Or we can start from scratch and get the proper workup that I never had in the states.
I’d love to hear opinions on both. I’m not saying I’ll follow the given advice — for the record, I am strongly leaning toward option No. 2 — but it would make for an interesting discussion.
It gets me to thinking about how infertility is treated in the U.S. If you have insurance, it seems to me that the docs just throw every possible solution at you until an embryo or two (or six – eek) sticks. In my case, very little effort was put into finding out what was actually wrong. I guess that works if your only goal is to have a child, but for someone who wants an actual solution and perhaps to opportunity to have a large family, it just doesn’t cut it.
And finally. Yes, I will get back to posting regularly.