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Louisa and Andrew’s story

Louisa and Andrew were referred to Bath Fertility by their GP in December 2013.

Their referral came following the discoveries that Andrew had a low sperm count and Louisa was suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a condition affecting approximately one in every three women which can lead to difficulties when trying to conceive. It is characterised by unbalanced levels of Estrogen and Progesterone which leads to the growth of ovarian cysts.

The couple undertook two cycles of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) in February and April 2014 at Bath Fertility. The treatment involves the injection of a healthy sperm directly into the egg. Unfortunately both cycles were unsuccessful. The couple had one embryo remaining which was frozen for use at a later date.

A few months later Louisa started on medication for frozen embryo transfer but the process came to a halt when she fractured her ankle the day before the procedure.

Another six months on, and with a fully healed ankle, Louisa began the process again. In January 2016 we were all delighted when the process worked. Lily Cerys was welcomed into the world four years after Louisa and Andrew’s journey began.

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