Our first son Reggie passed away aged 14months from a strain of meningitis that is not covered by the vaccines.
We have tried to conceive for a second child but so far unsuccessful. I am now 38 and will be 39 in January.
We know that IVF is available to us via the nhs but I wondered if we could go down the route of using my eggs on myself and to donate eggs.
Or would this only be possible if after a medical review was conducted and concluded that there is actually a medical reason as to why I am not getting pregnant again.07/05/2018 at 5:11 pm
First of all, I’m so sorry for your loss. How long have you been trying for a baby so far? According to the NICE, you can receive NHS-funded IVF if you’re less than 40 and have been trying to conceive through regular unprotected sex for 2 years, or after 12 failed cycles of artificial insemination.
As for free IVF in exchange for sharing your eggs, as far as I am concerned it’s only offered by private clinics, so the decision is up to you in any case. As your doctor for further help, just in case.
Indeed, my advice is that you visit your doctor for a medical review in order to see if there’s something that is causing you not to get pregnant naturally. Unfortunately, from age 35 onwards, fertility in women decreases more rapidly, so perhaps the cause is just age. You should have your ovarian reserve (egg supply) checked through hormone tests to see if it is actually related to age or there’s something else.
Recommended for you: What is Egg Sharing in IVF? – Process Step by Step.
I hope this helps,
Best regards07/18/2018 at 1:18 pm
Thank you Sandra F. I will be 39 in January. We have only been trying for the last months.
I have made a doctors appointment and hope to just have a fertility check.
Many thanks for your reply.07/20/2018 at 11:35 pm
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