I had a great appointment with my GP last Friday morning.
The fertility clinic at the NHS ACU had said they’d need a letter of support from my GP/mental health team as part of the “welfare of the child assessment” so I went to speak to my GP about it.
I saw Dr A (whom I’ve not caught up with in a while, so that was nice) and I told her about my decision to stay on my mood stabiliser and why, and the support I’ll have at home. Her response was that she’s always found me to be accepting of my Bipolar, and logical and responsible in my decision making so she sees no reason why I shouldn’t go forward in my plans. She said they’ll support me 100% throughout the trying to conceive process and pregnancy , and she’s happy to write a letter to that effect.
She’s also going to write to Perinatal Mental health for a letter of support from them too.
As much as I gripe and moan about the difficulty of getting an appointment (this one had to be booked 3 weeks in advance, luckily I’m not actually sick!!), I do have one of the best GP surgeries. I’ve never had any problems getting tests or referrals I need, and they are very supportive of my mental health condition.
In other news, things have been quiet with Operation Baby. I’ve been waiting for a couple of appointments (via NHS so it took a couple of months) and focusing on weight loss.
I haven’t forgotten that I owe a post on how I chose my “baby daddy” (donor) so watch this space.