For many couples who struggle to conceive it can come as a complete shock. The Bourn Hall Fertility Fair aims to answer your questions about infertility and provide a pathway forward to help you take the next step.
To help improve your chances of conceiving, practical advice about PCOS and fertility was given in this free webinar on 15 September 2020 during PCOS Awareness Month.
“We both wanted to have treatment so that we could have the shared experience of carrying a baby and had no reason to suspect that one of us would have fertility issues.”
Beth’s tips for anyone on the fertility journey “Don’t look too far in to the future, just focus on what you need to do to get to the next step.”
“Even offering one try on the NHS offers hope, we are proof of that,” says Donna from Cambridgeshire.
Luke is healthy and runs marathons in his spare time, it was a shock that both he and his partner had fertility issues
His parents tried for 14 years to have a baby. Then following fertility treatment at Bourn Hall Cambridge Thimath was born
Unexplained infertility, where the reason is not clear and might be caused by sub-fertility on both sides, is also common and is frustrating for patients.
Christmas can be a really sad and emotional time of year for people struggling to conceive and Jennifer from Norwich has had her fair share of sad Christmases in the past.
After suffering an early miscarriage as a newlywed, Paula had been unable to get pregnant again naturally. Tests revealed that she had severe endometriosis as well as polycystic ovary syndrome.
After trying for a baby for over ten years, Jessica says: “one of our biggest regrets is that we should have asked for fertility advice sooner.”
Sophie remembers all too clearly the turmoil of emotions she felt when her Facebook feed seemed to be full of pregnancy announcements.
Many infertility issues can be resolved without IVF. King’s Lynn clinic celebrates 2nd birthday with one of the first babies born after testing revealed his mum had PCOS. She was given appropriate medication to boost ovulation.
It is often said that sperm is the only thing same-sex female couples need to get pregnant. However there is also the chance that one or both may also have a fertility issue. Melanie and Laura explain why, after trying an online site, they chose Bourn Hall with its sperm bank for IVF treatment – which revealed underlying health issues.
Diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Toni’s patience and determination over ten years finally paid off with the birth of two sons.
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.