Hi I was just wondering if there is anyone else lurking or active who is living in the South West? I’m Bristol based but had treatment in Bath and I’m keen to meet a few more folk locally who might be keen to chat or meet up. Tiger x
I'm based in somerset and we've recently been approved for funding for fertility treatment. We get a choice between Bath or Exeter hospitals (it was originally going to be south mead but have been told they don't do it there any more). What was your experience like at Bath? Not sure how to decide which one to use!
Hi snowfee, that’s great news. We’ve had a very positive experience at Bath. Really wonderful staff team - especially the nurses. Facilities are tip top and we were made to feel very welcome. Unfortunately we weren’t successful and as with you, only get one NHS cycle in the south west but we’re now saving up for second round and stick with them. Happy to answer any specific questions you have. T x
Wow that's good that they got going the same day. Ours may take a little longer, we've both been tested, DH isn't producing sperm (at the moment don't know whether it's a blockage or no making it) and I only showed signs of ovulation 1 out of 3 blood tests. But it's good to know they are quick to get things going when they can.
Hi @Tigergreen I'm bristol aswell but seen in Bath too. Got another few days til my OTD if cycle number 1 but only one grade c embryo put back in when they offered us two and BFN so far . Due to my premature ovarian failure we'll be going again ASAP (though need IVF due to MFI) - psyhing myself up for round 2. We'll be sticking with bath as hey have good success rates x
Hi @hoping2018 ah that’s cool. Just wanted to wish you luck for OTD. These are definitely the worst few days. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you. We had a surprisingly poor cycle. Only retrieved 5 eggs (1 put back on day 2, nothing to freeze) Bath have since tested my AMH so now waiting for those results and referal for uterus scan as they discovered I have a septate uterus. We also have morphology issue but it’s variable. T x
@Tigergreen I'm surprised they didn't check your AMH before hand? But I guess they were keen to check mine due to high FSH.
I got 20 eggs which was ridiculous for my low AMH but then only two made it to poor quality blastocysts with nothing to freeze despite 14 fertilising? Embryologist said my eggs must be poor quality but I'm hoping that's because they overstimulated me (no idea if overstimulation effects egg quality). I feel desperate for my follow up appointment with the consultant. Have you booked one of these? X
Hey @hoping2018 20 is incredible! Don’t forget you’re definitely not out yet. I’m 34 and my AFC and FSH we’re both normal so they didn’t think it was necessary to do AMH at the time. Follow up was super useful. I had lots of questions. I have read that overstimming affects quality which is why some practitioners don’t advocate just increasing dosage for people with low ovarian reserve. What starting dose were you on? I was on 225. Whether or not we up it will depend on AMH results but the consultant did not seem particularly phased by poor recovery. We had 4/5 mature and 3 fertilised, with 2 making it to day 6 but not good enough to freeze so guess those are not terrible results for such a low response. X