Single mother, 40, using donor sperm
“As a single parent I felt supported”
Ms P gave birth to a healthy baby boy in February 2014.
“I made the decision to have children independently. Fast approaching 40 with a busy and demanding career, I was single and desperately wanted to have children. I tentatively began researching fertility clinics on-line and began my enquiries. One clinic, dark and uninviting, just didn’t feel right and another clinic lacked information. I discovered The Lister Fertility Clinic and was impressed with its formidable success rates, so I booked an appointment for a consultation.
As I was also looking for donor sperm I was helped with this process and given all the information required; events progressed smoothly and were well co-ordinated but most importantly I felt completely supported.
My first cycle of IVF resulted in pregnancy but unfortunately at my six week scan I was told the pregnancy wasn’t viable. Liz, my sonographer, was brilliant. I felt scared and she dealt with me in a sensitive way. Mr Nicopoullos also possessed the ability to break bad news in the nicest of ways!
I left it a full year before embarking on a second cycle of IVF. Although the first round left me heartbroken the whole course felt very natural; I wasn’t treated like a number and while the staff were pragmatic I wasn’t made to feel like a freak for undertaking IVF alone. As a single mother, I cannot emphasise how important it was that The Lister Fertility Clinic made me feel validated. The positive attitude of the nurses and the rest of the IVF team further highlighted this. The entire process was handled sensitively with well co-ordinated professionalism.”
Ms P Anon, Kent