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Laura and Gary’s story

Laura and Gary were first referred to us via the NHS in 2015. Prior to their referral the couple had been trying to conceive for over a year without success.

Laura was aware of her fertility issues having been tested during her treatment for Cushing’s disease – a collection of symptoms caused by high levels of a hormone called cortisol in the body – in 2008. She also had Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Following their referral, the couple were funded by the NHS for three courses of intrauterine insemination (IUI) which were unsuccessful. NHS funded in vitro fertilisation (IVF) was not available to them at this time due to Laura being overweight and the couple not living together.

Following a break from treatment, during which Laura lost weight and the couple got married and moved in together, they returned to their GP in the hope of being referred back to the Bath Fertility for further treatment.

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In August 2015, having now met the criteria for IVF funding, the couple began their first cycle of treatment. Out of a total of 16 embryos five were successful, with four being frozen at blastocyst stage. The fifth one was transferred at day six, and two weeks later Laura and Gary had a positive pregnancy test.

A year later the couple now have a beautiful three month old baby boy named Brennan.