Today the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire CCG has announced it will not change its decision to cut all NHS funding for IVF. This makes Cambridgeshire one of a very few places in the country where this treatment is not available on the NHS.
When Rachel found she couldn’t get pregnant it had a big impact on her self esteem. A new idea which aimed to thin the blood to reduce clotting improved her IVF chances
News that NHS funding for Cambridge IVF treatment has been cut will be heartbreaking to many people. The decision does not affect those that have already been referred.
“I would have really struggled if I had not been able to have a baby,” says Laura Foley, who feels fortunate to have had NHS IVF treatment.
Lucinda and Matthew felt fortunate to have Edward through IVF treatment. So when having further IVF to conceive a second baby, the couple decided to share eggs with another couple.
It was a difficult 10-year road, but Ria and Lee are now proud parents to Jacob.
Fertility issues were not going to stop Kelly and Andy from having a family. Lucky to access further NHS funding, the couple welcomed baby Grace in 2011.
Claire was told that she had no eggs for IVF treatment. A follicle scan at Bourn Hall proved this wrong and she was soon pregnant with baby Emily.
Susie faced having only one fallopian tube and endometriosis, as well difficult family circumstances. Yet she beat the odds and gave birth to baby Callie.
Michelle faced countless setbacks on her road to pregnancy, including recurrent miscarriage, but still kept fighting. Her determination was rewarded with the birth of Isobel in 2012.
Sarah and Daniel were devastated to suffer two miscarriages. Remaining positive, the couple opted for IVF and are now the proud parents of Jack.
Harika and Craig are proud parents to Rocco, after conceiving on the first cycle of IVF treatment.
Unexplained infertility was not going to stop Emma and Russell from having a family. It was on the fifth attempt of IVF, that Emma fell pregnant with twins.
NHS funded IVF treatment helped Lisa and Miles leave behind years of unexplained infertility and welcome the arrival of baby Jack.
It is frustrating to experience ‘unexplained infertility’. Sarah and Richard chose IVF treatment as a result and are now proud parents to twins.
Elsa became pregnant at 40, twenty years after she lost her first baby. After recurrent miscarriage it was her last attempt at IVF that resulted in baby Howie.