Low AMH at 41
"Somewhat miraculously, I became pregnant!"
“I have a three year old daughter who was conceived naturally but when it came to trying for my second, I failed to become pregnant. My GP referred me for some investigations and scans at my local NHS hospital’s fertility clinic. It was found that I had low AMH levels and a possible blockage to my fallopian tubes. Although I knew that I wasn’t eligible for NHS treatment it was somewhat disappointing to learn that the private Assisted Conception Unit at the same NHS hospital would refuse to treat me. At this point I was 41 years old and didn’t want to waste any more time, nor did I want to give up; I was keen to have a second child.
I booked an appointment at The Lister Fertility Clinic for a consultation, having read some positive reviews online and on the recommendation of a family friend who had successfully conceived there.
This was a completely different experience. I took along my NHS notes; although I was prepared for the worst, having been refused IVF treatment on the NHS, I was given realistic advice. My chances of success remained slim but not without hope. Treatment quickly commenced. Unfortunately my first cycle of IVF failed, but we forged on. The second cycle resulted in the collection of seven eggs, two of which were implanted. I was surprised to fall pregnant – especially so as the two implanted embryos were only two cells and implanted after two days!
Everyone I encountered at the clinic was so compassionate and attentive. During appointments I was always seen on time, which makes such a difference when you don’t live in the vicinity. The staff were professional while retaining a sense of ‘the personal touch’ which put me at considerable ease. Despite initial concerns, the entire experience wasn’t at all intimidating, more a positive one where I felt really looked after.
A huge thank you once again!”
Mrs Katie Pilbeam, west London