Free cycle of IVF offered to couples

Free cycle of IVF offered to couples

Free cycle of IVF offered to couples

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PEOPLE living in Scarborough and Ryedale will be eligible for a free cycle of IVF.

As previously proposed, NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG Governing Body yesterday officially confirmed the reintroduction of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment for women in the area.

The Governing Body has agreed to commission one cycle for 18-to-42-year-olds. A commitment was given to review 12 months after implementation with a view to increasing the number of cycles funded in 2016/17 if financially viable once demand is established.

Carrie Wollerton, executive nurse for the CCG, said: “The reintroduction of IVF for couples in Scarborough and Ryedale should be seen as really positive step forward. It’s been a number of years since couples in this area had any possibility of receiving NHS funded IVF treatment and this decision brings us in line with other CCGs in the area. Our main aim as the local leader of the NHS is, where possible, to improve access to treatments and reduce variation in services compared with other parts of the country.”

The Vale of York CCG - until recently the only CCG not to offer a single cycle - has agreed to one cycle of treatment for women aged 23 to 39, with a BMI of 19 to 29 for six months before referral, who do not smoke, do not have children or adopted children, have been in a stable relationship for two years and who have been trying for children for two years.

The intention is for the new IVF policy in Scarborough and Ryedale to take effect from 1 August 2014. To view the full IVF Governing Body paper, please visit www.scarboroughryedaleccg.nhs.uk.

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10:01am Wed 13 Aug 14

Digeorge says...

I wish I had never contemplated or had discussions about IVF Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis or even heard of it.

What was not discussed was that my risks were not those that were published or told to by the genetic specialists - in fact, a research project and there has never been any live births of my genetic diagnosis.

But what I wish those genetic specialists had said to me a) don't' do IVF as there is a risk of serious bleeding and autoimmune disease in the form of Hughes Syndrome AND the failure to mention bleeding and clotting factors and do any tests on baseline hormones to see if you were suitable c) don't have any more my risks were far greater than 50:50. They do not mention those in the literature, and the older you get the less chance you have to conceive.

I would have loved a healthy child and the best option for me was in adopting.

Wasted 10 years of my life or more on this as became very ill exacerbated by the drugs (of which there is a warning on) - not to be used with people with endocrine conditions.

Just wish I had adopted as would have taken two children from the council as was healthy then.

Appreciate that there are some success rates but there are medical and genetic reasons why people cannot get pregnant.

A full medical work-up should be done prior to ANY cycle of IVF as to the reasons behind the unable to conceive naturally. Low platelets are secrets of bleeding and clotting factors and endocrine issues.
I wish I had never contemplated or had discussions about IVF Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis or even heard of it. What was not discussed was that my risks were not those that were published or told to by the genetic specialists - in fact, a research project and there has never been any live births of my genetic diagnosis. But what I wish those genetic specialists had said to me a) don't' do IVF as there is a risk of serious bleeding and autoimmune disease in the form of Hughes Syndrome AND the failure to mention bleeding and clotting factors and do any tests on baseline hormones to see if you were suitable c) don't have any more my risks were far greater than 50:50. They do not mention those in the literature, and the older you get the less chance you have to conceive. I would have loved a healthy child and the best option for me was in adopting. Wasted 10 years of my life or more on this as became very ill exacerbated by the drugs (of which there is a warning on) - not to be used with people with endocrine conditions. Just wish I had adopted as would have taken two children from the council as was healthy then. Appreciate that there are some success rates but there are medical and genetic reasons why people cannot get pregnant. A full medical work-up should be done prior to ANY cycle of IVF as to the reasons behind the unable to conceive naturally. Low platelets are secrets of bleeding and clotting factors and endocrine issues. Digeorge
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