Why, my dear friend Kay asked, have we gone back to clinic 1, the clinic of Drs Candour and Gorgeous, Shoes and Casual. Only Dr Shoes is on maternity leave, and Dr Casual seems to have flown the nest. Haven't seen Dr Gorgeous either, come to think of it.
Anyway, why clinic 1 instead of top notch best results clinic? Well, because I just didn't like top notch best results clinic (TNBR). They make you wait for hours. They charge you lots and lots of money and then don't give you test results. For example, I still haven't had my immune panel results from them. They kept saying they'd get a doctor to call me and they never did, and every time I called the right person wasn't there. Yet they knew I was pregnant at the time and presumably they should have been practicing decent enough medicine to want me to have the best information to sustain the pregnancy? They called me to tell me 'the doctor really needs to discuss your immune panel results' before they knew I was pregnant, so the sceptic in me thinks the tests show I should have been dosed up with IVIg, which I don't believe in, but when they found out I was pregnant and doing fine, they didn't want to share the results as it makes the test look bad. But I don't know since they won't give me the bloody data.
I have a certain amused connection to them in that it was the doctor who did the day 13 scan on our practice cycle there saying, "there's the follicle ready to go, but don't try and get pregnant this month, you're going to go through lots of tests instead," that encouraged me to go home and jump H's bones, and the rest, as they say, is history, well, Pob actually. So perhaps I owe them that little filip to our conception efforts. But given that we went there because we'd failed at the clinic we liked, and then we showed we could do conception and pregnancy just fine, I don't see any reason to put myself through the stress of a cycle there when we can do it much more easily with a clinic we like and which seems, well, fine. Just fine.
I know, writing this out I sound like an idiot. Why wouldn't we go to the best possible clinic? Perhaps it's related to the fact I don't really believe in IVF for us, but am doing this because it's officially the best way for us to get pregnant. Why do a more painful IVF cycle if I don't think it's going to work? Let's do it with the least pain and get it over with? Perhaps. I would have had a hard time working the last week with the demands that TNBR clinic makes on patients - scans and bloods every morning, lots of waiting around etc etc. I don't need the stress.
Let's see what happens. Hopefully we won't have to go through that painful changing clinics process again. If we fail to get pregnant this time I imagine we should at least consider another move.