Create Fertility Logo
Loading ...

I was looked at as a whole person and the suggested treatment tailored to me and my body

I’ve wanted children for as long as I can remember but unfortunately have never had much luck in relationships. I talked with my friends about doing it alone and gave myself a deadline of 35 years old. A friend of a friend put me in touch with someone who’d had a child on their own and meeting someone who had done it made a huge difference. I quickly progressed from an idealistic “I’ll start putting things in place…” to “Yes, I can do this.”

I started off having privately funded treatment at a hospital-based clinic where they advised I move from IUI to IVF, but only offered conventional IVF. I feared that the down-regulation protocol with conventional IVF would shut my body down and it wouldn’t start producing eggs again. When I talked to them about Mild IVF, they just dismissed it. I wanted somewhere that would give me more options and I knew CREATE were pioneers of Mild IVF. When I came in for my first consultation the difference from the last clinic was incredible. During the scan and consultation I had total belief in the doctor, which was particularly important, having been let down and misinformed at my previous clinic. I was looked at as a whole person and the suggested treatment tailored to me and my body.

I have PCOS and following an investigative procedure it was unclear whether my fallopian tubes were clear and functioning properly so I was advised to pursue Mild IVF. The low level of drugs I took with Mild IVF did not affect me emotionally at all, but I found mixing the drug to stop you ovulating rather stressful. The first day I had to take this I phoned the on-call doctor at CREATE. He calmly talked me through the procedure, and even phoned me back an hour later, completely unprompted, to check that I had managed to do it all okay. It was little things like this that really helped.

There’s a constant mixture of real excitement, fear that treatment won’t work and disappointment when things change. IVF is very tricky when you’re someone who likes to be in control!

I started off having privately funded treatment at a hospital-based clinic where they advised I move from IUI to IVF, but only offered conventional IVF. I feared that the down-regulation protocol with conventional IVF would shut my body down and it wouldn’t start producing eggs again. When I talked to them about Mild IVF, they just dismissed it. I wanted somewhere that would give me more options and I knew CREATE were pioneers of Mild IVF. When I came in for my first consultation the difference from the last clinic was incredible. During the scan and consultation I had total belief in the doctor, which was particularly important, having been let down and misinformed at my previous clinic. I was looked at as a whole person and the suggested treatment tailored to me and my body.

I have PCOS and following an investigative procedure it was unclear whether my fallopian tubes were clear and functioning properly so I was advised to pursue Mild IVF. The low level of drugs I took with Mild IVF did not affect me emotionally at all, but I found mixing the drug to stop you ovulating rather stressful. The first day I had to take this I phoned the on-call doctor at CREATE. He calmly talked me through the procedure, and even phoned me back an hour later, completely unprompted, to check that I had managed to do it all okay. It was little things like this that really helped.

There’s a constant mixture of real excitement, fear that treatment won’t work and disappointment when things change. IVF is very tricky when you’re someone who likes to be in control!

Contact us

To request more information

Speak to our experienced team
0333 240 7300

Lines open 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

Book appointment

With one of our fertility experts