image
 
image

image

Tami's Story
Posted June 29, 2010

At 36 I was diagnosed with having an FSH level of 42.5 by my NHS (National Health Service - in England) fertility doctor... We had been trying for 2 years and after some very normal levels, it just seemed to shoot right up. We panicked and went to the women's clinic in Harley Street where we were told our only option was egg donation. IVF, we were told, was a non-option.

i told this to my NHS doctor who encouraged us to give it a try anyway. I was 36, in good reproductive health, getting my period every month and according to the sticks, ovulating.

Well, it's now 7 months later and I am 6 months pregnant with twins. 1 boy and 1 girl. I produced 7 eggs on a very high dose of gonal f, 5 of which went on to fertilise and then on to blastocysts. We transferred two "excellent" blasts... and here we are.

if we had listened to the people at the women's clinic who knows where we'd be now. Our genius NHS doctor (Dr. Gidon Lieberman at the Whittington Hospital in North London) guided us toward a few "high fsh friendly" fertility clinics in London.

These exist everywhere. Find them! Many clinics don't want to lower their success rates so don't treat women who are perceived to be tough cases. We went to the CRM clinic just across from Regents Park. They were sympathetic, professional and high tech.

Don't take no for an answer. Find somewhere that will treat you!!!!

image
image
image
image