2 children with IVF
"We feel so lucky to have two gorgeous children, thanks to The Lister Fertility Clinic"
“I was 35 years old and single when I considered freezing my eggs for future use: motherhood was something that I wanted to achieve. At the time I was living outside London so, attending a local fertility clinic, I went for ovarian reserve testing. It was there that I discovered I had low AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) which indicated poor ovarian reserve. I was advised that egg donation would be my best chance of achieving pregnancy. At this point I decided to try a different clinic for a second opinion, further tests and scans. By now I had met my partner and we moved to London. We were recommended The Lister Fertility Clinic as being the best fertility clinic in the capital and decided to give it a try.
Having had a consultation with Dr Jaya Parikh we embarked on our first round of IVF. I was somewhat disheartened as we had to terminate this cycle following my egg collection. This was completely unexpected but as we embarked on our subsequent cycles of IVF, Dr Parikh remained positive, giving us realistic options which could potentially increase our chances of pregnancy. This positive attitude undoubtedly helped us to remain optimistic throughout our treatment. Our third cycle was a success: I became pregnant and went on to deliver a healthy boy, Toby, in 2012. Although I didn’t find it necessary to attend any of the counselling sessions on offer, I did feel emotionally supported by the team throughout each stage of the cycles.
Our time at the Lister was generally stress-free: we were always well looked after and we built up a good rapport with the sonographers who were very positive and encouraging. When I returned to try for our second baby the team made a real effort to welcome my little boy, Toby and assure me that I should not feel guilty for bringing a baby into the clinic. Fortunately this time round I became pregnant following our first cycle of IVF and went on to give birth to our daughter, Isla, in May 2014. The Lister Fertility Clinic was by far the most positive, welcoming and supportive of clinics. We feel so lucky to have two gorgeous children, thanks to the fantastic work which Dr Parikh and the many other members of the team at The Lister Fertility Clinic do to help people like myself and my partner achieve our dream.”
Mrs I Anon, Worcestershire