Now that we have it settled in our minds that we WILL try for a second child there was really only one thing for me to do… Get re-referred to my RE, of course! After a year your file lapses and you need to get back into the system. So, I had to go back to my GP and have the conversation with her about why I need the referral.
It was almost comical actually because she wasn’t my GP previously and only sort of knew I had IVF to fall pregnant. I tell her I need to be referred back to the clinic and she tried to argue with me that they like you to try naturally for 6 months- a year before getting referred. I was like I know, usually. But I need to redo all my testing and stuff so, while I am trying naturally, I will do all that and not waste time. Then she was like “Well, why not come back to see me in a few months? You never know you might just…” no… no. I told her I had already spoken to the clinic. They are expecting my re-referral and that we would go forward from there under their watch. Then she asked what procedures I had gone through last time. I laid it on the line for her, 3 years: 2 rounds clomid, 2 IUI, and one IVF. No pregnancies until the IVF. FINALLY she goes, “Oh, they probably wont make you try the full 6 months naturally then”. Yeah, no, they wont.
She sent in the referral.
Now to wait for their call…