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Suders Tue 18-Oct-16 15:47:03

I appreciate this message will be some time after my wife and mines experience at LWC but I feel the need to share.

In October 2015 I had my 3rd round IVF at LWC and whilst we had become a little tired of the poor processes we decided to give them another go as it's hard work to keep changing clinics and go through all the processes and extra costs again. I can say that turned out to be a mistake as the whole final round was a nightmare from the fact they pretty much tried nothing different to the previous 2 times and only at my asking what they wer going to do differently. Anyway on the day of embryo transfer I got various conflicting messages between the morning and afternoon on how many embryos should be transferred and was left lying on the table with 3 nurses watching whilst I was told to make a decision. Awfully stressful and they gave no advice. Anyway after that I dutifully carried on with my drugs and did my pregnancy test 2 weeks later. 2 pregnancy tests were negative but I was in constant agony and was told it was all just to do with the drugs post ivf. Anyway I carried on bleeding even after my period was due to have stopped and I was still in agony. Email advise was just to say that it would go away. Which of course it didn't .. eventually we ended up at with a list of complaints seeing the "senior consultant" at the clinic to discuss a number of procedural complainants about LWC but also requested they check me given I was still bleeding and in pain. Anyway 1 scan at the clinic by the senior consultant and a urine test I was told there was nothing. Perhaps I should take come birth control tablets because of the pains perhaps being linked to hormones. Anyway off I went .. 1 week later I was still unwell and went back to the clinic yet again. A further pregnancy test (negative) and Scan done again a the Cluniac I was given the all clear given. This time however after pushing I was asked to go and have a blood test to test for the human grow hormone. Just having got home they called say I had to go to A&E as I had a possible ectopic pregnancy. Anyway over the next 2 days I ended up having scans and surgery in hospital for a rupturing ectopic pregnancy. I received no acknowledgment from LWC in their part of completing missing it twice during scansand failing to advise appropriately given my symptoms. I will never recommend LWC as a result of both their poor care and diagnosis as well as poor processes. My wife out if interest also had 2 rounds of her own IVF a LWC and had simlair poor experiences overall eventhough there were some lovely staff. In a nutshell don't suggest to use.. proved to be a very expensive lesson.

Blueroses99 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:09:39

Gosh your description made me think ectopic so I'm shocked that the medical professionals missed it. I'm sorry that you had to go through that but hope you recovered well.

broodypsycho Thu 20-Oct-16 11:02:11

So sorry about the rigmarole you and tor wife went through. We were doing private tests with LWC and we're debating whether we have ivf with them. Luckily were on the NHS now and hopefully we won't have to wait no more than 6 months .

Bear2014 Thu 20-Oct-16 11:09:19

So sorry you had to go through all that. It sounds awful.

Just to provide a bit of balance though, we have been with the LWC since 2013 and had our DD through them in 2014. We've been having treatment again this year and although we haven't been successful yet, we have always found them to be excellent and they are making changes to my protocol to try and ensure success. Every time I have a consultation, I feel like I can ask a lot of questions and they are very informative.

We are a same sex couple too and know a few other couples who have had babies through the clinic.

Wishing you all the best of luck in future.

sunshinegirl12 Sat 22-Oct-16 09:44:48

This is a bit concerning as DH and I have just signed up to the 3 cycle package with LWC. Obviously it is still very early days for us but so far we have been happy with everything x

sunshineonarainyday1 Sun 23-Oct-16 19:56:39

I can't fault the lwc Cardiff one bit....have been amazing during the treatment I received conceiving dd1 and the baby I'm currently carrying.

I think if you look at all clinics someone will have a negative story to tell.

Dips36 Fri 13-Jan-17 00:35:02

I completely agree with you. I had 2 cycles IUI with them and found them not at all compassionate. They don't value your time at all. When I made complaint about the process they said to me JOIN ANOTHER CLINIC!!!! When I was due to start treatment in 5 days. I said it will take time so I want to do 3rd one here, on this the a senior doctor said so what, do it after a month! That just put me into tears, hearing someone talk to you like that. When you are paying so much.

I had an appt at LWC Harley Clinic 10am with doctor and I saw the doctor walk in at 10:05am in the waiting area made a coffee and then called me at 10:20am after enjoying his coffee. I took time off work for this appt and this is how professional and considerate the staff.


Dips36 Fri 13-Jan-17 00:37:43

Don't do with LWC. There are loads of other clinics who may provide better service. But this clinic will for sure provide awful service.

They have no passion in what they do.

Viletta Tue 10-Jul-18 21:44:15

I’m with them and so far all staff is really great! I find them very companionate and patient. I felt like they gave me all info I need. I’m in the middle of the protocol so not sure if I had any success yet. The only thing to say that I never complaint or had any complications so can’t judge on how they respond to that...

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