What we know after the consultation at our new fertility clinic here last week:
- We have the option of doing a “natural” or medicated FET
- Our new RE has said the decision to wean or continue breastfeeding is up to me
- Coordinating the transatlantic shipping of frozen embryos is tricky enough; doing it between a newly-established practice (which our previous RE opened this month) and a clinic that’s a 5-hour train ride away really sucks
- Train service in rural Wales is spotty at best, which means we should expect at least part of all future trips to actually happen by bus, if at all
- Our next appointment is in September, by which time we’re hoping our embryos will have arrived but have no plan for actually doing the transfer
What we still don’t know:
- What happened to the blood work results that were supposedly sent from my GP but never arrived
- When we can expect our cryo-kids to arrive
- How to coordinate among the old (new) clinic, the new clinic, and the shipping company
- Whether to push weaning or attempt an FET while continuing to breastfeed my two-year-old, who is nowhere near self-weaning
I left feeling confused and disappointed, partly because we still don’t have a plan, and I’m not even sure who’s responsible for each missing piece of the non-plan. Partly because I was hoping this appointment would kick the ambivalence I’ve been feeling about trying for a second child squarely in the arse. But it didn’t.
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