Clinic of low AMH in South East/London

(14 Posts)
Number1SonMum Wed 19-Mar-14 10:47:08

Hi,

I have secondary infertility, low AHM .6, one partially blocked tube and "small" ovary. I am 41.

Please can anyone recommend a clinic in London or South East that specialises in these areas? mainly low AMH and my age.

I have found an older thread about this but I know there are some new clinics now.
http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/conception/a1440035-Ivf-clinic-recommendation-for-low-AMH

The clinics recommended above are:
Lister
Zita West - and also not recommended!
Dr Venkat at Harley street fertility clinic (http://www.hsfc.org.uk/).
ARGC (Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre)
UCH

I have to admit I am feeling pretty hopeless about it at the moment.

Thanks x

Lister, without a shadow of a doubt.

Good luck x

Shellster52 Thu 20-Mar-14 00:45:24

I am in Australia Number1 so I am not familiar with your clinics to offer any advice in that regard. But I really wanted to chat with you because I too have a low AMH (2.5 two years ago - it would logically be lower now!). I am doing my 4th IVF now and I always have a very poor response - only 5 follicles growing this cycle. You made me curious when you said you have small ovaries. Can I ask for more details like the exact measurements? Just curious to compare as no one has ever mentioned this to me. Maybe if mine are even smaller then it might give you some hope that you will get more than 5 follicles with your IVF like I currently have.

Don't know if this helps you but it is the one thing that gives me hope. While I can't increase the quantity of eggs produced in IVF, there is lots of research on IVF protocols, diet and supplements that are shown to improve quality of the few eggs I do get - and I have definitely seen quality improvement over my 4 IVF's which gives me hope to go on...

IVF 1 - One poor quality embryo. Disintegrated at day 2.
IVF 2 - Two 'not bad' embryos. Two cells at day 2 transfer but should be 4 cells. BFN
IVF 3 - One 'good quality' 4 cell embryo at day 2 transfer. Really think I could feel implantation. Had sex as I thought this would help and then felt all funny in tummy. Did this destroy things? BFN. So close!
IVF 4 - Yet to be determined. No sex after transfer this time!!!

Won't ramble on any more in case you are not interested, but would be happy to share with you if you are interested in what I have researched and am doing.

And if you do have your ovary measurements, I would really be interested to know and compare with my ultrasound reports.

Number1SonMum Thu 20-Mar-14 19:01:55

Thank you. Unfortunately I don't have anymmeasurement. It was just what the gynae said when I had a can't remember the name where they put a camera inside to have a look. It's thst side thst has the blocked or partially blocked tube but he didn't bother unblocking it because of the small ovary. That said when I was on clomid I did produce eggs that side. Good luck this time! Xx

Number1SonMum Thu 20-Mar-14 19:05:49

Hi are they much better than argc? I am just looking into it all. Lister is just hard for me to get to and my lack of childcare does not help. I dont live in London. Thank you

Argc is brilliant (a friend of mine is a dr there!).

Lister would be my preference due to amh situation, but it's important that you choose a clinic that is easier to get to.

Number1SonMum Thu 20-Mar-14 21:18:34

Thank you. I think I need to talk to them both re my low AMH. It's such a lot of money to spend.

It is, it's a huge amount.

Can I make a suggestion? You could go to have a look at them both, see what you think - they'll do open evenings. It's important that you go somewhere you feel comfortable, but without the expense of having to have appointments

Number1SonMum Fri 21-Mar-14 18:33:36

Thanks, I have the childcare issue so can't get there in the eves but my other half could. Thanks x

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 21-Mar-14 20:42:46

You say south east

I'm kent - and south east fertility clinic - SEFC in tunbridge wells comes highly reconmended

I also have one blocked tube

Number1SonMum Mon 24-Mar-14 19:13:53

Thanks. They said I should use donor eggs x

Number1SonMum Mon 24-Mar-14 19:14:23

Thanks. They said I should use donor eggs x

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 24-Mar-14 23:36:40

Would you consider donor eggs? Obv more expensive

Number1SonMum Thu 27-Mar-14 12:54:14

Hi no I wouldn't. I guess would try with my own first anyway. Also looking at abroad clinics xx

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