IVF and Other Answers

Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome and pregnancy

Dear Professor Winston, I would like some advice on a rare condition that I  have been recently diagnosed with. I am in my mid-20s and have never experienced periods; there is no bleeding but I still get all other symptoms.  I have always been very slim  so the lack of  periods was put down to my being underweight. After a considerable

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Best ways to get pregnant at 43?

Dear Professor Winston, I am 43 years old, and unfortunately I find myself still single.  I am considering whether to have a child, trying to use my own eggs.  I have had a number of tests done:  AMH, LH, FSH. I am aware of the low success rates at my age and as I am single I would need donor

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I have tried everything, what else can I do to get pregnant?

Dear Professor Winston, I am in my early 40’s and have been undergoing fertility treatment for 5.5 years, 18 months of clomid, then IVF.  I had 5 retrievals which led to 7 transfers.  I had 2 miscarriages and one baby with trisomy 18.  I have just undergone donor egg IVF (2 blastocysts 1 x 4AB, 1 x 2AA) which was also negative. 

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How many eggs should we thaw at a time?

Dear Robert, My partner and I are currently undergoing a frozen egg donation cycle. We successfully fertilised 8 eggs but are now nearing the end of that supply and wanted to ask your advice. On our first attempt we were advised to thaw 4 eggs, and the two that survived the thaw on day 2 were transferred. On our second

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Situs Ambiguous and Infertility

Dear Professor Winston, I would value and appreciate your opinion on my on going battle with infertility.  My husband and I started trying for a baby 5 years ago.  I’m in my mid 30’s and have never had a natural pregnancy, my husband is in his 40’s with no sperm issues. I had a laparoscopy 3 years ago which diagnosed very mild

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Unexplained infertility and genetics

Dear Professor Winston, I’m a 35 year old female, my husband is also 35, we are both fit and healthy, we have been trying to conceive for 8 years and have had 5 cycles of IVF, the 1st 2 cycles were PGD due to a genetic condition(which later turned out not to be x-linked) I had very poor response to

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Chances of conceiving at 50

Dear Robert I am 50 years of age, and have 3 children, all conceived and delivered naturally.  I am re-married and my husband (also a father of 3) would love a child of our own.  I still menstruate monthly, and I am fit and healthy.  Last month was our first month of trying and I took an ovulation test and

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Egg retrieval and pregnancy after Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Hello, My daughter is 20’s & in the 4th year of her 4th remission & has had 2 bone marrow transplants due to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. She’s been refused NHS funding for egg retrieval/storage due to her situation not being “exceptional enough”. She’s been told that menopause will happen very soon due to all the treatment she’s had over the

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Fertility after the pill and a burst cyst

Dear Professor Winston, I hope you can help me, as I feel I’m getting no support currently from my doctors! I stopped taking cerazette in April last year due to my husband and I wanting to try for a baby. We are both healthy in our late 20’s so thought nothing of it other than excitement. I was originally put

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