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Thursday, May 5th 2011, 6:39pm

Thanks Hayley
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I agree with Hayley it will either be the same day or the next. My one snow baby was frozen on the same day & I had a blasto xxxx

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Thursday, May 5th 2011, 6:48pm

You & Hayley really have made me feel so much happier, as last time i still had 8 on day 5 but they werent good enough to freeze. So hopefully if i have a day 2 i should get some snow babies xxxx
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Thursday, May 5th 2011, 6:58pm

TBH we don't have a choice anymore of going to Blastocyst because we get so few eggs. Having said that, I would never go to Blastocyst again now.....Mr Mathews talked me into a Day 2 which resulted in our perfect little girl. I take the view that they are back where they belong quicker which has to be a good thing. It's such a personal choice though isn't it (and a hard one). I think that whatever choice you and others make will be right for you x

Wishing you all the best.

Rachael: Did you have a lady for ET? I have Dr Verwoed now as he is just wonderful. I hear Dr Diakos is lovely too.

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Monday, July 4th 2011, 10:14am

bourn hall cambridge

hi ladies,

i have seen the previous posts on here about bourn hall ,but was wondering if anyone had any recent stories from bourn hall cambridge ?

i will be being reffered there and just wanted as much info as possible .what to expect from first app ?waiting times?how many eggs allowed ?sucesses stories even negative if it will help lol jus want as much info as possible so i can go in knowing as much as i can .

or even people that will be going there and in the same boat as me :smile:

look forward to reading your responses zoe xxx
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Monday, July 4th 2011, 11:28am

Hi hun
I am at bourn & I can not praise them enough. They are so kind & caring. I was referred there in June 09, had to attend a seminar in the Sept, got my 1st appointment for the end of Sept & started treatment in November. Unfortunately I had to switch.to IUI due to low AMH & poor response. It didn't work. i had my follow up appointment in Feb and started my 1st IVF treatment in April on a higher dose of medication. I wad lucky to get a bfp. Sadly I miscarried.I was only allowed 1 egg put back on my 1st go.
I had my follow up in June & will be starting my 2nd round of IVF in October. i have been told that if I respond the same as last time I can have 2 eggs put back. im 29 my husband is 31 we have been ttc for 4 years & we have no children.

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Monday, July 4th 2011, 11:30am

Sorry that should have read 2010 xxxx

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Monday, July 4th 2011, 5:04pm

Hi Herts 2011

I had my treatment at Bourn Hall Cambridge and also cant fault them. Had my seminar in Apr 2010 and began my first treatment in September 2010. I was 38 so was allowed 2 embryo's to be put back in but i think it can depend on the individual. As a rule, they say you need to be 38+ to have 2 embryo's transferred but they will make exceptions to this. Unfortunately the 1st treatment failed but we got straight back on the wagon and had our 2nd treatment in Jan 2011 and i'm now 27 weeks, expecting a little girl and we feel so blessed.

The staff there were always friendly and helpful and we liked the general feel of the clinic, it had a lovely atmosphere. I'm not sure if you are having NHS funded treatment or not (we did) but i know the waiting times may be slightly higher at the moment cos of NHS cuts etc.

I wish you all the very best with your treatment and hope Bourn Hall can help make your dreams come true. [zx127]

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Monday, July 4th 2011, 8:05pm

Hi Zoe

I've had treatment at Bourn Hall and everyone there is lovely. We went for the seminar in April 2010 (i think) started first ICSI in Aug 2010, got a BFP but m/c at 6 weeks, then i had a FET in March with a BFN and another FET with a BFN this month. We were only allowed one embryo transfered on our first round and then 2 transfered with each FET. Not sure if i'd be allowed 2 transfered with our next fresh go but will definatly try and push for it. Everyone there is so friendly, and they make you feel at ease. My consultant is Dr Verwood and he is great. If you have any questions you can PM me.Good luck with your treatment xxx
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Monday, July 4th 2011, 8:11pm

I have had three cycles with Bourn Hall and am truely grateful as I am poor responder with a very low AMH. I am also under the care of Dr Verwoed and I cannot fault him. He is the most amazing man (if not a little odd to begin with). I owe both our pregnancies to him.

I always found Bourn Hall to be comfortable and caring. There are a few nurses that really do make you feel like they care about you and it's lovely.

Also.....the food is yummy!

h
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Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 9:29am

thanks ladies so good to hear all the positivity :dancing:

ive spoken to the ladies on the phone about 100 times already and they are soooo sweet .

hayley :good about food yummy !and lovely to hear about your babies .

kat : im so sorry to hear that ,can i ask do the class the FET as a whole new round or only fresh ?i only get 2 gos and seems fresh is better from my reserch

rallygirl :i no ithorght this but as im young i doubt they will jus worry as i really dont no if well ever be able to afford it again ,irll try to go in and say that i want 2 ,but i do understand why they dont ,jus so desperate now i cant bear the thourght of it not working ,lol im sure youve all been there and lovely to hear about ur lil girl .

wardie :hi hun i seeyou in the optermistic octobers ,i really hope all works for u this time and u never no i may see u there ,still waiting for my refferal to go through :bawl: i cant belive the hospital is taking this long !!its so fustrateing as doc told me shed send it in 2 weeks and 4 weeks on still not there !! how long did it take for ur hospital to send your reff off?

thanks ladies love hearing al the positives !! good luck to alll preg or trying and keep the info coming [zx033] zoe xxxx
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Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 7:13pm

Hi Zoe,

I'm not sure what they count as one round, will depend on where you live i think as to what you get on the NHS, but yes there is a better chance of success with a fresh round over a FET. I hope you get your referal soon, can you phone the hospital and see if they've sent it yet? xxx
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Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 8:41am

thanks kat ,

seriously if i ring them anymore i think will be classed as harrassment !! :snigger: but i said 2 myself i will ring hospital today as not herd in a week now ,annoying thing was i got a letter saying waiting for bloods and then sending refferal and thay got bloods but not been sent i cant stand my hospital !!!i ring bourn 3 times a week and there so lovely lol just wanna get in there august group then i no im in before the end of the year .

are you goin in for ivf again?

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Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 12:00pm

Hi Zoe

Unfortunately you will have to learn the art of patience once you get on this roller coaster as things take soooooooooooooooooooooooo long! I was referred from Bedford Hospital in June but didn't receive my letter from Bourn until the august. I am soooooooooooooooooooooo impatient hate all the waiting, the worst bit for me is the waiting 6 months between EC if you do not have any frozen, as I only have 1 frozen we have to have a fresh cycle! roll on September I say!!!
Hope you hear very soon xxxxxx

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Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 7:00pm

Hi Zoe,

I'm waiting for a letter from Bourn to see if i need a follow up consultation before we start again or if i can just arrange a date to start. Was told it would be here upto 10 days after my BFN which will be Friday. Wardie is right, but i'm not very patient :snigger: i hate the waiting more than anything else. But you will get there, dont worry xxx
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Thursday, July 7th 2011, 8:47am

o im glad im not the only one who cant wait !! :snigger:

its soo stressfull !i rang my hospital yest to be told that im' on the top of her pile and dr needs to look at it 'when i said she told me that a week ago she said o ok she hasnt looked at them since then !!! X( really want the refferal as atm theres no waiting list at bourn .

when i spoke to bourn they said that even if you have been reffered they dont contact you till 5 weeks before you have an app ,but they easier to get hold of so i check with them if its been sent lol .

wardie did you get a app for the august ?or september ?do borne have to do more tests when we finally get there ?xx

kat its just a horrible waititng game , our infertility is due to my dear husband as we things got so much worse so quickly were both panicing by the time we get there we wont have any thing to work with :O x

thanks again girls your keeping me from going insane lol xxxx
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Friday, July 29th 2011, 8:35am

Hi Chelsey
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Monday, September 26th 2011, 11:10pm

3 failed treatments loosein faith ....

just had yet another failed treatment the staff are brill but looseing faith in the docs a bit now .... the first doc wast amazing really went out his way to help and looked into why it didn't work (i got OHSS the first cycel) but when went for follow up appointment with a diffrent doc and showed him the letter and plan the first doc had come up with he just dismised the idear said no there no need to try that, the last couple of transfers did take i just no they did i had all the signs but as the first doc told us im not clotting and thats what he wanted me to try a new drug to help the embros implant. yes some have a very lucky out come but others you need to do your own homework as maybe not the staff ie nurses but sadly the docs only see pound signs. i have 2 frozen embreos left and hope to have them transfered in dec but while i wait im gona get 100% fit and healthy and do my homework and if it means i have to pay for a seprate drug i will and if i fail on this attemped i will go to nottinham as had so many good reports and the susses rate is grate deal higher than bourn. sounds like bourn going down docs leaving all the time ect. so to anyone going through the treament good luck and don't give up just keep your eyes and ears open and do your homework xx

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Monday, September 26th 2011, 11:24pm

3 failed treatments loosein faith ....

just had yet another failed treatment the staff are brill but looseing faith in the docs a bit now .... the first doc wast amazing really went out his way to help and looked into why it didn't work (i got OHSS the first cycel) but when went for follow up appointment with a diffrent doc and showed him the letter and plan the first doc had come up with he just dismised the idear said no there no need to try that, the last couple of transfers did take i just no they did i had all the signs but as the first doc told us im not clotting and thats what he wanted me to try a new drug to help the embros implant. yes some have a very lucky out come but others you need to do your own homework as maybe not the staff ie nurses but sadly the docs only see pound signs. i have 2 frozen embreos left and hope to have them transfered in dec but while i wait im gona get 100% fit and healthy and do my homework and if it means i have to pay for a seprate drug i will and if i fail on this attemped i will go to nottinham as had so many good reports and the susses rate is grate deal higher than bourn. sounds like bourn going down docs leaving all the time ect. so to anyone going through the treament good luck and don't give up just keep your eyes and ears open and do your homework xx ps sorry for the negative attitude the hole thing is so stressful trust me i know but we all walk through them doors and we give our compleat trust and our gard gose down keep positive but if something not right as it has been with me look into it at the end of the day there gettin paid for a service. and please im not ditchin the staff there as i cant folt any of them its just the docs im not happy with. i had to keep reminding them about having to have reduced meds cuz of prone to OHSS and i was on the verge of getting it this time had mild symptoms and everythime they spoke bout the meds they all didn't read the notes properly or had forgotten .

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Sunday, October 30th 2011, 8:52pm

Just thought I'd pop by to say how fantastic everyone has been at Bourn Hall. I've finally been discharged from there after 2 rounds of ICSI and 2 FET. All the nurses were brilliant and were so supportive. I had Dr Verwood doing ec and et again and was great, he never gave up on us, he was convinced this cycle would work :) Anyway i cant praise them enough,anyone having treatment there will be in great hands :) xxx
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Saturday, January 21st 2012, 10:04am

I have a question, 1st post and a complete newbie!


My half-sister (38) has (full) Turner's Syndrome (no ovaries) - she and her husband have just been informed of a consultation at The Bourn Hall Clinic in March to see if she can have IVF. She hasn't yet had notification that she has NHS funding however so she has to chase that up, if there isn't funding she won't be able to afford the consultation fee let alone the treatment.


My wife (we're civil partnered) is happy to donate eggs to my sister, my wife is 27 - she doesn't have children of her own (I have 2 - 15 & 23 - I'm 43) and doesn't have any desire to have them. My question is if my sister tells the people at The Bourn Hall Clinic that she has a donor in place (assuming everything test-wise is fine) does that mean she can have those specific eggs or does my wife go on the egg sharing scheme and my sister have to wait? My wife is happy to share any surplus eggs but we'd be disappointed if having a known egg donor didn't speed the process up a little.


I can't find anything about known egg donors at The Bourn Hall Clinic, known sperm donors yes but not egg. She's calling them to find out on Tuesday (but I can't wait that long!!!) Any info would be lovely, I've already read so many good things about The Bourn Hall Clinic on here!


Thank you for reading :)

PS For those who don't know anyone with Turner's - She was diagnosed with Turner's at birth, she had growth hormone and HRT (still has) and is now 5'. She lives a completely normal life, thankfully her heart is fine, her kidneys are a funny shape but work perfectly, she has a very healthy lifestyle (diet and daily exercise) but has always been 'tubby'. However she is prone to ear infections and can't 'do' maps or jigsaws :P

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Saturday, January 21st 2012, 10:32am

Deccy welcome to FZ honey. I am afraid I can't answer your questions but didn't want to read & run as I myself attend Bourn for treatment. They are very good though & I am sure will be able to answer all your queries. I know all donors have to undergo counselling & obviously testing but not sure how long it takes. Hope your sister gets her miracle very soon x
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Thursday, January 26th 2012, 2:53pm

thanks for the welcome SCOTTIE :)

Since my post we've discovered a few nuggets of info

1. She does have PCT funding, they're sending her a letter which she can forward to the clinic
2. My wife can donate eggs to her specifically but also can donate surplus eggs into the share program
3. Turners women tend to have about 1/2 the success rate of 'normal' women with egg donation
4. A recent study showed TS women prone to pre-ecclampsia and premature birth
http://www.euro-endo.org/press/pressrele…nerSyndrome.pdf
5. Turners women tend to only have one egg implanted at a time - we assume because of the size issue
6. Sis has also been told she'd have a c-section because of her small pelvis

She has her appointment in March, I think all 4 of us are going so will update after that - so excited to be an Aunty!!!

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Thursday, January 26th 2012, 6:01pm

Hi Deecy, thats great news. Good luck to you all. I couldnt recommend Bourn Hall enough, the nurses and doctors are great xxx
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Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 8:47pm

Hi girls , I just wanted to ask my fellow Bourn girls if anyone has had dr Matthews and how they got on and also have any of u ever asked to change docs and what you do ? :O sorry girls just thought u lot he best o ask xx
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Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 9:11pm

I only ever had Dr Matthews on my first ever consultation but have never seen him again!! I was asked when I rang to book my review appointment if there was a particular Dr I wanted to see!! Why so you want to change Hun?? Xxx

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Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 9:21pm

Hi girls , I just wanted to ask my fellow Bourn girls if anyone has had dr Matthews and how they got on and also have any of u ever asked to change docs and what you do ? :O sorry girls just thought u lot he best o ask xx


Yes i had Dr Mathews as my cons. Never felt comfortable with him. Felt rushed through the last cycle and when it failed, he assumed we'd be cycling again even though he categorically told me he wouldnt change my protocol. I wasnt prepared to pay 8k to him for yet another failure. (4th cycle, 4th failure inc FET's)
I didnt change Doctors............I'm changing clinics totally because they haven't got the facilities i need.

Bear in mind this is just my opinion. Many girls on here have had good cycles with him and have a rapport with him so you have to make your own decisions.

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Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 3:11pm

Billie !!!!! Omg I feel the same he's barely changed a thing he's rushing me ,he refuses to explain anything and the last time I went he told me I'm young and have to save to have more treatment if it don't work ! To stop asking questions ,and looking things up :( told me i wernt desperate i feelnhe has no compasion .Luckily I'm very strong willed but already done 1 round on 2nd now I have outright refuse to have a 3rd with him ,I love the nurses I love the place but I can't bare to even see him ,I just thought I was the only one the girls are raving about dr veerwood so may ask for him ? Did u have any other doc? Xx

Wardie Hunni as u can c he's just not fo me I don't wanna give up on Bourn as it is so lovely , but he is refusing to change anything or explain anything , I just feel I should be able to feel comfortable with a doc not petrified lol , I know u haven't had him have u ? Xxx

Anyone who reads this I am not saying Bourn is bad just I have a issue with my doc communication I still want to go here rather then anywhere else I really love everything else except him sorry xx
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Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 3:13pm

P.s wardie I never had a choice just been given him , so dependent ho num 2goes I will definitely ask for another doc xx
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Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 5:01pm

Herts - you can definitely request to see someone else if you would like to. I had one consultation with Dr Mathews and felt somewhat the same as you to be honest. He even had the cheek to interupt our consultation with a telephone call from his soon to be daughter in law to discuss holiday arrangements. Having said that, he is hugely knowledgeable and is the top guy at Bourn. I would always recommend Dr Verwoed.....he's an angel.

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Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 6:07pm

Hertz, dont think i've met Dr matthews but you should request a change in dr if your not happy. Id recommend dr verwoed too xxx
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Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 8:35pm

I will girls thanks , it's so hard as really love Bourn just dont wanna give up there feel embarrassed guess I shouldn't eh .xxxx
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Friday, April 13th 2012, 6:02pm

I've just been told I need to attend bourn hall. I've got lots of blood tests to do before I'm referred. Does anyone know how long the wait is for bourn to get in touch once they get our referral? I'm getting quite anxious about it all.

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Friday, April 13th 2012, 7:42pm

Well I got referred in about May 2010 and got a letter in August to attend an open day at Bourn in the September that I believe everyone has to attend!!!
But I started treatment in the November 2010!

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Monday, May 28th 2012, 5:53pm

I have an egg share consultation with Dr V next Friday and very excited.

All bloods and tests done etc, wonder how long will take to match me?

Anyone from here know of a Bourn Hall egg share thread on here?

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Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 12:03pm

Hi ladies

Would just like to join in this thread really I'm afraid I am not sure about the egg sharing thread so I can't answer that question but if you are the one egg sharing I'll say thanks on behalf of all the lovely ladies who are undergoing treatment using ED xxxx

Its also thanks to all those men who have donated their sperm during their treatments at Bourn which means we now have the chance to become parents.

So we are in the process of hopefully being donor matched as hubby has not a lot of sperm after he had testiclar cancer over a year ago :-( but we are very excited about the prospect of becoming parents to our special sperm donor babay :thumbsup:

I have had some bloods done and I am CMV negative (its a virus that everyone has so its more on the rare side not to have it) so it means our donor will need to be CMV neg does anyone have experience of being donor matched at Bourn it would be good to hear how you got on especially if you were also CMV neg??? I am worried it will mean we won't have an immediate donor available :S
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Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 2:23pm

Hi Macksie, I dont have experience of being a donor but i've had all my treatments at bourn hall and cant praise them enough. Just wanted to say good luck and hope you get a match asap xxx
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Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 3:19pm

Thanks kath13 I've been really impressed with the clinic so far just hoping for some reassurance that out of their huge sperm.bank there will be one for us!

Do you know if they will give you anymore of the vits they give out at the seminars? I've run out xxx
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Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 3:48pm

The vits must be a new thing, never got anything when i went to the seminar xxx
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Thursday, June 21st 2012, 8:36pm

Yeah I thought it was quite neat they give you a bourn hall branded box of vits!

Well we had 4 donors to chose from which surprised me as I am cmv neg so they have to be too and we've picked our man he sounds perfect for us so now we are on track to start our icsi treatment mid July : D
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Thursday, June 21st 2012, 11:46pm

Thats great news, and so quick. Good luck, why dont you join the july cycle buddy thread xxx
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Friday, June 22nd 2012, 4:59pm

Ooh I may well do x
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Thursday, June 28th 2012, 10:16am

Hey Macksie,

Yes I am the egg donor, also been matched and will be cycling through July/August! (hopefully!)

Maybe we can be cycle buddies? xx

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Thursday, June 28th 2012, 1:18pm

Hi Everyone

I have just had treatment at Bourn Hall Clinic and thought I would share my experiences with you.

We were referred to Bourn Hall in January 2012 and had our first consultation in April 2012 (we were orginally offered an appoint in March but we happened to be on holiday on that date). The group consultation was very informative and they also provided us with a pack containing all the information that had been discussed during the presentation.

A week later we had our first one to one appointment with the doctor, where we were made to feel extremely relaxed and all our questions were answered. We were told which protocol we would be following and given estimated dates for treatment etc.

I started the BCP the next day for 21 days then went back to the clinic for my drug teaching session, with the nurse, who showed me how to administer the Gonal F, which I started the next day.

All the drugs I required for my cycle were delivered to my house on an arranged day and time so I had everything I needed.

5 days after being on Gonal F (112.5) I went back for a scan and bloods. The nurse called me back the same afternoon with my blood results!! I also started taking my Cetrotide this day.

Things were progressing well and I was then asked to go back 2 days later for another scan and more bloods. Following this appointment I stopped taking my Gonal F and Cetrotide and the next day I was to do my Trigger Shot.

2 days later I was in for EC and I started on the Crinone Gel 8% that evening. EC was a very relaxed experience. You were given your own private space and every step was explained in detail of what was going to happen next. You were made to be very comfortable and even in the theatre the nurses were extremely supportive.

5 days later I had my ET. This wasn't done under sedation but DH was allowed to come in with me for this one. The whole process didnt take very long at all and the we were told we could either leave right away of go and sit down and get a drink and stay as long as we like.

I tested :BFP: on 7dp5dt :thumbsup: and am now 5w2d pregnant. I am due to test again on Saturday and if it's still positive I can call up the clinic and book my first scan (8 o)

I cannot fault the clinic in anyway whatsoever. Every appointment we had we were put at ease and treated as individuals. All the staff were extremely friendly and couldn't do anymore for you. They take the time to get to know you personally and have genuine care for you. Everyone from the main doctor, to the nurses and the theatre staff were absolutely fantastic.

The whole IVF process really scared me to start with but it was nowhere near as bad as I thought it was going to be. I put alot of that down to Bourn Hall Clinic.We were treated as individuals and our questions were always answered, We neveer felt that any of our appointment were rushed and we were well looked after by everyone. DH came with me to every appointment and was made to feel included by the staff.

And now, after 4 years of TCC I am pregnant with my little miracle.

I wish all of you who are going through treatment lots of luck and :dust:

If anyone has any further questions, please feel free to ask or PM me if you'd rather :)
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Sunday, July 1st 2012, 8:58pm

Ivf muma thanks for sharing that I've been on a bit of a downer prior to treatment starting we've been through so much as hubby had testicular cancer last year I'm just so scared the treatment wont work but hearing your positive story really gives me hope xx

Mrs harper you're on I start down regging on 13th July how about you? I've got my drugs teach on Tuesday hope ly belly is ready to be a pin cushion!

I couldn't agree more about bourn hall we had one of their specialists on our case and I've emailed her on a couple of occasions and she's really helped us out. You feel like they genuinely care for you even the patient liaison nurses explain stuff to you again they mustget sick of repeating themselves but you feel like the first.
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Monday, July 2nd 2012, 12:13pm

Hello all,

I was wondering whether anyone has had mTESE with dr Wiseman at Cambridge Bourn Hall? I have tried to check several threads but couldnt find any info. My husband has a form of NOA and mTESE is the only way forward if we want to have children however I would like to find out if others had the experience already. Any suggestions/ advice welcome!!!
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