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4 weeks 6 hours ago #281038 by nelsonbail
Thanks for sharing this Chazzy. Many people are always scared sharing this kind of thing. I really appreciate your courage and I was able to pick one or two things there.

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11 months 2 weeks ago #281015 by Chazzy37
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Meisiekind wrote: Hi again Chazzy
I live in CPT Northern Suburbs, so closest fertility specialist to me is Dr Dawie Slabbert (in the building next to Panorama Medi-clinic). And after many years knowing him, I can certainly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable and cares for his patients. Just as I fell pregnant with my little girl, he moved into the Panorama Healthcare Centre so that he could expand his practice to offer a full fertility clinic (which is really great as you don't have to book into Medi-clinic for certain procedures, which I had to do a lot).

I'm also aware of Aevitas Fertility Clinic in Pinelands (went there in 2014 for my husband's sperm check, but can now be done by Dr Slabbert's clinic), as well as Cape Fertility Clinic in Claremont (no personal experience with them). Then there's also Dr Lizette White from Stellenbosch that I met once when she was filling in for Dr Slabbert. She's really caring and great to deal with.

Also, if you have to go for scans frequently (like for IUI and IVF), it helps when you pick someone that is closer to home, because the traveling can get a lot and is time consuming if you also have a full time job to consider.

Hope this helps you in any way. You are definitely not alone - there are a lot of people out there that don't speak about it. Only when I mention something, do people open up about there own struggles. Perhaps why forums are a great place to speak to others that understand.

You are welcome to ask me anything if you need more info, even if just for emotional support. :)

Meisiekind wrote: Hi again Chazzy
I live in CPT Northern Suburbs, so closest fertility specialist to me is Dr Dawie Slabbert (in the building next to Panorama Medi-clinic). And after many years knowing him, I can certainly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable and cares for his patients. Just as I fell pregnant with my little girl, he moved into the Panorama Healthcare Centre so that he could expand his practice to offer a full fertility clinic (which is really great as you don't have to book into Medi-clinic for certain procedures, which I had to do a lot).

I'm also aware of Aevitas Fertility Clinic in Pinelands (went there in 2014 for my husband's sperm check, but can now be done by Dr Slabbert's clinic), as well as Cape Fertility Clinic in Claremont (no personal experience with them). Then there's also Dr Lizette White from Stellenbosch that I met once when she was filling in for Dr Slabbert. She's really caring and great to deal with.

Also, if you have to go for scans frequently (like for IUI and IVF), it helps when you pick someone that is closer to home, because the traveling can get a lot and is time consuming if you also have a full time job to consider.

Hope this helps you in any way. You are definitely not alone - there are a lot of people out there that don't speak about it. Only when I mention something, do people open up about there own struggles. Perhaps why forums are a great place to speak to others that understand.

You are welcome to ask me anything if you need more info, even if just for emotional support. :)


Hi Meisiekind,i also live in Capetown,only diffrence is i stay in southern suburbs,i know panorama well and use to work in Panorama,just want to confess,u do bring tears to my eyes just knowing that im not alone in this,thanx for all the info,thanx for sharing will defnitely consider ur options.

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11 months 2 weeks ago #281014 by Meisiekind
Replied by Meisiekind on topic Re:Struggling2conceive
Hi again Chazzy
I live in CPT Northern Suburbs, so closest fertility specialist to me is Dr Dawie Slabbert (in the building next to Panorama Medi-clinic). And after many years knowing him, I can certainly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable and cares for his patients. Just as I fell pregnant with my little girl, he moved into the Panorama Healthcare Centre so that he could expand his practice to offer a full fertility clinic (which is really great as you don't have to book into Medi-clinic for certain procedures, which I had to do a lot).

I'm also aware of Aevitas Fertility Clinic in Pinelands (went there in 2014 for my husband's sperm check, but can now be done by Dr Slabbert's clinic), as well as Cape Fertility Clinic in Claremont (no personal experience with them). Then there's also Dr Lizette White from Stellenbosch that I met once when she was filling in for Dr Slabbert. She's really caring and great to deal with.

Also, if you have to go for scans frequently (like for IUI and IVF), it helps when you pick someone that is closer to home, because the traveling can get a lot and is time consuming if you also have a full time job to consider.

Hope this helps you in any way. You are definitely not alone - there are a lot of people out there that don't speak about it. Only when I mention something, do people open up about there own struggles. Perhaps why forums are a great place to speak to others that understand.

You are welcome to ask me anything if you need more info, even if just for emotional support. :)

Me: 38 (PCOS, anovulation, endo)
DH: 41
DS: Our miracle boy conceived naturally, born Feb 2012
DD: Our miracle girl conceived naturally, born Sep 2019

TTC#2 June '13
Dec '13 - Dec '14: 8 cycles Fertomid (4x50mg; 4x100mg) - referred to FS May 2014
Jan '15: Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy - removed Endo, improved structure of 1 tube
Apr '15: IUI#1 - BFN
May '15: IUI cancelled, too many follicles
Jun '15: IUI#2 - BFN
Oct '17: IVF aspiration
Nov '17: FET#1 - BFN
Apr '18: FET#2 - BFN
Jun '18: FET#3 - BFP - early MC
Aug '18: FET#4 - BFP - early MC
Sep '18: FET#5 - BFP - early MC
Jan '19: Natural BFP!!
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11 months 2 weeks ago #281009 by Chazzy37
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Chazzy37 wrote:

mesh1401 wrote: Hi Chazzy

sorry to hear about your experiences. TTC is really a tough road to travel on.

Thanx mesh

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Its kills me somedays

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11 months 2 weeks ago #281008 by Chazzy37
Replied by Chazzy37 on topic Re:Struggling2conceive

Meisiekind wrote: Hi Chazzy
We tried for 6 years to fall pregnant with our second baby. I'd really recommend that you see a fertility specialist and not just a normal gynae. I can give some recommendations if you are in Cape Town.

Yes pls meisiekind,just nice to know im not alone on ths journey,much love

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11 months 2 weeks ago #281007 by Chazzy37
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Vendah wrote: Hi dear sorry to hear that. Have you considered fertility specialists?


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Yes vendah

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11 months 2 weeks ago #281006 by Chazzy37
Replied by Chazzy37 on topic Re:Struggling2conceive

mesh1401 wrote: Hi Chazzy

sorry to hear about your experiences. TTC is really a tough road to travel on.

That u cn say again

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