IUI and IVF
"The Lister staff have literally made my dream of parenting a reality!"
“After five years of trying to conceive, and several gynaecological operations, my husband and I thought time could be running out. I was already in my late ’30s, and began to research our options for assisted conception. The Lister Fertility Clinic had been recommended to me by a friend and I had been impressed with their website, which explained statistics and chances of pregnancy very well.
Our first impressions of the clinic were brilliant. Everyone was so friendly and professional. Lots of little touches, such as newspapers and water coolers, made our experience much more comfortable.
We met Mr Tolba, a consultant who seemed to be able to give us all the time in the world, and who set out our options very clearly. So, two months and a further gynaecological operation later, we began an IUI cycle. Sadly, this did not work, but being pragmatic and realistic, and with the support of all the staff at The Lister Fertility Clinic, we then began an IVF cycle.
Fertility treatment can be daunting and at times embarrassing, but the whole sequence of events was handled with sensitivity and professionalism, which we greatly appreciated. There were a few very worrying moments during the cycle of treatment, but we were always fully supported by the Lister staff. It was the greatest blessing that I became pregnant and we were simply over the moon!
We were seen very promptly on two occasions when there was cause for concern, but luckily the pregnancy was safe.
Now our son, Marcus, is 10 weeks old, and we are so very lucky to have further, frozen embryos. I knew that becoming a parent would be amazing, but I could not have hoped it would be as utterly fabulous as it is.
The Lister staff have literally made my dream of parenting a reality! I would recommend The Lister Fertility Clinic to anyone serious about fertility treatment and cannot express the sheer joy that Marcus has brought into our lives – the greatest of thanks ever are due to Mr Tolba, Liz, the sonographer and the entire team at The Lister Fertility Clinic. As you can see from my photo, I have been neither this tired, nor this happy before!”