Post Archive by Month: 7 months

Are my ovaries in shutdown?

Dear Professor Winston I listened to the interviews on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 2 with you and feel a glimmer of hope that someone can give me impartial advice. I have been told after two failed IVF attempts that my ovaries seem to be in a shutdown as they have not responded to the highest dose of two different

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Sperm problem or egg problem?

Dear Professor Winston. Thank you so much for dedicating your time to people like me! My other half and I are both 35 and recently had our 2nd failed IVf. The first attempt got us 11 eggs but we had zero fertilisation which was devastating. I’d love to know your thoughts on this as there is relatively little info out

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HyCoSy is NOT very informative

Dear Professor Winston, My partner and I have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We have been trying to conceive naturally for over 3 years and have one failed cycle of IVF. We had 4 blastocysts out of 4 fertilised eggs ( 1 transferred 2 frozen ) so i do not believe that the quality of our embryos is an issue.

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Elevated FSH levels

Dear Professor Winston, We are trying to conceive our second child, which is proving difficult. I heard one of your recent radio interviews and have ordered your new book and this prompted me to ask your advice about our situation. We had a child in 2012 after trying to conceive for almost 2 years. We were referred to the hospital

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Robert does NOT recommend supplements

Dear Professor Winston My daughter has one child from her ex-husband, but her now partner of three years has a medical condition which stops him from having children. He and my daughter are going down the private route of her having a sperm donor. The first attempt has failed. Someone has told me that you have recommended a supplement that

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Does low progesterone explain chemical pregnancy?

Dear Robert, I have one healthy child (2.5) and have been trying to conceive for 8 months. With my first pregnancy, I conceived within a few months of coming off birth control). I had a chemical pregnancy in May and I wondered if this might be related to the low progesterone? I don’t fit the criteria for NHS help because

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Egg freezing statistics

Dear Professor Winston I’m a 37 year old female who has recently undergone egg freezing for social reasons. 12 eggs have been frozen. I would like to ask : 1- Do you have any statistics of successful pregnancies from egg freezing? 2 – I don’t think 12 are enough, what is your opinion ? 3- Would you like me to

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Do you recommend chromosome screening?

Dear Professor Winston I am looking to find out what your views are on chromosome screening as this has been an option provided to me at a recent private IVF consultation. My partner and I have been diagnosed as having unexplained infertility. I have had one round of IUI and one round of NHS funded IVF (as this was all

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IVF failure due to fibroids

Dear Professor Robert Winston I am a single 39 female who has under gone x4 IUI and x4 IVF with donor sperm (4 different donors). X3 IvF were antag cycles and had a endometrium scratch each time. My last IVF was a long cycle with entermetrial scratch and embyro glue was used. Each IVF cycle has produced approximately 10 eggs

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New sperm from stem cells?

Dear Professor Winston, I do hope this email finds you well. I have read through many websites about you and your work and I wanted to run something past you as I am very confused about the situation my partner and I are in. My partner is 30 years old. When he was born in 1984 doctors believed his testicles

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