IVF success rates

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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IVF and embryo grade

Dear Professor Winston, Firstly, thank-you for the opportunity to raise these questions, it is an incredibly valuable and kind service to people who often find themselves in isolating circumstances. I am a healthy 44 year old women with a 50 year old, similarly healthy, partner, and we are currently in the midst of our first IVF cycle. We met later

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Conceiving at 40 with IVF

Dear Professor Winston I am 41, 0.4 AMH levels and low follicle activity, two or three antral follicles on each ovary at baseline scans. I also have endometriosis. I have had two cycles of IVF that have both been abandoned. The first cycle I was injecting 400mi of Menopur and the second was 5 days of clomid and 225mi of

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Ectopic pregnancy, 3 miscarriages and unexplained infertility

Dear Professor Winston, I am 36 and my husband is 29 (both fit and healthy, non-smokers); we have been trying for a baby for the past 3 years. In 2007 (with a previous partner) I had an ectopic pregnancy, which was treated conservatively in hospital, and to my knowledge did not leave any residual issues/changes. Later that year I fell

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Egg donation & success rates in Cyprus

Dear Professor Winston I am a 40 year old female who has under gone 2 failed IVF treatments (funded) during the last two years. My consultant suggested egg donation would now give us a much higher chance of success as he suspects poor egg quality is the reason for our IVF being unsuccessful. He has suggested a clinic in Cyprus,

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When should a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) be done?

Dear Professor Winston, I’ve had three cycles of IVF and, after reading your latest book, have just found out that I’m one of the many who’ve never had an HSG. My clinic are saying that this can only be carried out day 6-10 of my cycle which will mean another month’s delay for me when time is of the essence

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Is our clinic on the right lines?

Dear Professor Winston, I am 34 years old, as is my husband. We have been trying for a baby for just over four years with no pregnancy at all so far. The initial round of tests (day 3 blood tests, thyroid and glucose tests, hysterosalpingogram, pelvic ultrasound and sperm tests) showed up no abnormalities, although one of my ovaries was

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Natural, gentle IVF

Dear Professor Winston, I bought your essential fertility guide and I am very impressed with your commitment to helping desperate couples!  Being a GP myself, I will use my increased knowledge in order to help others and will recommend your book. Last year aged 54 I married a very youthful 45 year old and we tried to get pregnant for

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Shall I continue with IVF?

Dear Professor Winston I have been trying to conceive for over 7 years. After one round of IVF I got 2 blastocysts. Both were put back- one fresh, one frozen. However I lost both at week 6/7. I am reluctant to go for more treatment in case there is something else I need tested for in relation to early miscarriage.

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IVF aged 44

Dear Professor Winston, I am 44 later this month, have already had two cycles of IVF (the first was at the end of 2014 – which ended in miscarriage in the 5th week and the second around April 2015 where I did not get a positive pregnancy test. Both treatments were carried out at the same clinic. Although I felt

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