3 IUI’s & 5 IMSI’s
"The care was second to none"
“Having had a terrible experience of three rounds of IVF at another London clinic, I read a fertility book written by Michael Dooley and decided to get in touch with him. He recommended the Lister Fertility Clinic as the best fertility clinic. Raef Faris was our consultant and our experience at the Lister was incomparable to previous clinics’ efforts. The entire process, from beginning to end, exceeded what we had experienced elsewhere: the service, professionalism and knowledge demonstrated by all staff from nurses and consultants through to administrative and reception staff was leaps and bounds ahead of the other clinics we had previously dealt with. The hospital itself is modern, clean and friendly, more like a hotel.
I was even offered complimentary acupuncture while I was under general anaesthetic! But most importantly I felt safe: we really were in the best hands.
Our infertility was classified as ‘unexplained’ and as such it was so important that Mr Faris believed in us. We often discussed giving up but if Raef had said that it would never happen, we wouldn’t have continued. In the end we undertook a total of eight cycles of IVF (plus three at the previous clinic). We suffered two miscarriages, numerous negatives and one ruptured ectopic pregnancy. Mr Faris was our rock, as were the rest of the team at the Lister Fertility Clinic, who always talked us through our options clearly and made sure we were happy with every detail. We were both very much supported emotionally at The Lister Fertility Clinic and felt that genuine care and support was given – from the nursing staff right through to the embryologists (the Lister incidentally has one of the best embryology departments in the UK).
And finally, after three failed IUI’s (intra-uterine insemination) at the Lister Fertility Clinic and five IVF/IMSI (Intracytoplasmic morphologically-selected sperm injection) we conceived and gave birth to our precious daughter in May 2014. Following the roller coaster of emotions from failed attempts at IVF, the two miscarriages and the ruptured ectopic pregnancy we were never made to feel like ‘failures’ or as if there was something wrong with us. We truly felt that Mr Faris tried everything he could. And in the end, it worked! We are now blessed with our precious baby daughter; our miracle, thanks to the Lister team believing in and persisting with us. Visiting the team at the Lister with our baby girl and thanking them in person was an emotional day to say the least; one that will stay with us forever.”
Mr & Mrs Craig