My husband and I had been trying to start our family for a few years, but we kept suffering early miscarraiges and suspected ectopic pregnancies. In April 2016 I had a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. I had emergency surgery to remove my left Fallopian tube – salpingectomy. We had so many tests to check for the usual reasons for early miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies, but no obvious problem was detected. We realised at this point we may need assisted fertility treatment.
The fertility journey is such a lonely journey, I started to think maybe I would never have a baby. By chance I found IVF-Life UK when a friend on my Facebook had liked the IVF-Life UK page. Imagine my surprise to learn there was a fertility clinic in my home town literally 2 minutes around the corner from where we were living. I had been refused treatment with the NHS due to my age – 40. We had tried IVF twice with a private clinic whilst living abroad and both times sadly failed. Once we visited IVF-Life UK, had a tour and met with the team we felt we finally may have a chance to have a baby of our own.
All the staff at IVF-Life UK are wonderful people, very friendly and caring. The whole process was very straight forward in comparison to what we had encountered previously. Also, it was very apparent to us straight away that the standards at IVF-Life UK were excellent!
I used the acupuncture service offered before and after my egg transfer. I highly recommend the acupuncture! In August 2017 we started our first IVF cycle. When I took my ClearBlue pregnancy test and saw Pregnant, my husband and I were so excited. When we had our first early scan at IVF-Life UK at 6 weeks and was told we were having twins, it was such an incredible and emotional moment! Our non identical baby girls were born April 2018 in perfect health. They completed our family and it is all due to IVF-Life UK. We truly believe without their help we would still be on the painful and lonely fertility journey.