Summary Of Our IVF History

  • IVF #1 :

    At Kings College Hospital, London 6 eggs retrieved only 3 fertilized Because of so few eggs I opted for ICSI Implanted 3 excellent quality embryos on day 2, a four cell division.

  • IVF #2 :

    At Kings College Hospital, London A disaster. Despite doubling the dose there were no eggs. Nobody knew what had gone wrong. It was a horrible experience. Like a death in the family.

  • IVF #3 :

    Holly House Hospital, Essex
    Time for a change. We went for GIFT/ET 11 eggs retrieved 2 of which were placed in the fallopian tube along with my sperm Of the rest 3 fertilized in the lab without needing ICSI Implanted only 1 excellent quality embryo (as per the draconian laws in the UK).

  • IVF #4 :

    Holly House Hospital, Essex Went for straight IVF
    6 eggs retrieved only 3 fertilized without ICSI Implanted 3 excellent quality embryos on day 3, an eight cell division.

  • IVF #5 :

    Holly House Hospital, Essex Hoped for Blastocyst but outcome was poor despite increase in dosage 4 Eggs of which 2 were good and fertilized thru ICSI Implanted 2 excellent grade 4 embryos on day 3, an eight cell division Of the 4 women that day the only failure was ours.Option then was to go for donor eggs which we had been advertising for in futile.Surrogacy was the other option. The arcane laws in England wont allow a sister over the age of 35 to be the donor for us. Our only hope was to leave these shores and head east and that we did, eventually. And how.