Personal stories

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

A couple's successful IVF treatment

Dinah and Ben's IVF treatment lasted four years until Dinah finally gave birth to their daughter Tallulah in 2010. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Dinah and Ben's experience is not universal, it is their story. This podcast series is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice.

 

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Published: November 2015
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services

A donor's wife's perspective

I have always known that my husband was a sperm donor while at university in the 70s.

It was undertaken on a strictly confidential basis and over the years we really did not give it much of a thought.

All this changed when my husband saw an advertisement in a National newspaper announcing that sperm donor children now had the right to find out who their biological fathers were and asked for people to come forward if they felt they wanted to assist in this process.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

A male perspective on IVF treatment

Ben talks about the effects of IVF and coping strategies.

Dinah and Ben's IVF treatment lasted four years until Dinah finally gave birth to their daughter Tallulah in 2010. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Dinah and Ben's experience is not universal, it is their story. This podcast series is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

A man's perspective on a future without children

The journey through IVF treatment brings many emotions to the surface. Couples who undertake the journey are often taken by surprise by the demands that IVF can make. Success and failure are always possibilities. In this program we hear about Alister's disappointment that is not often talked about but can be a very real part of the IVF journey. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Alister's experience is not universal, it is his story. This podcast is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice. 

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

A women's perspective on a future without children

The journey through IVF treatment brings many emotions to the surface. Couples who undertake the journey are often taken by surprise by the demands that IVF can make. Success and failure are always possibilities. In this program we hear about Anne's disappointment that is not often talked about but can be a very real part of the IVF journey. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Anne's experience is not universal, it is her story. This podcast is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice. 

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Balancing hopes against realities

Couples describe the IVF treatment program as a journey with a lot of emotion. It can last for many months, even years. The emotional journey that Anne undertook had her balancing hopes against the realities. It became a struggle that often looked bleak.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Being a parent post IVF

Dinah and Ben talk about parenting post IVF.

Dinah and Ben's IVF treatment lasted four years until Dinah finally gave birth to their daughter Tallulah in 2010. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Dinah and Ben's experience is not universal, it is their story. This podcast series is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Being pregnant

Dinah and Ben talk about being pregnant.

Dinah and Ben's IVF treatment lasted four years until Dinah finally gave birth to their daughter Tallulah in 2010. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Dinah and Ben's experience is not universal, it is their story. This podcast series is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Breaking the news

IVF treatment can impose heightened sensitivities. Friends who achieve a pregnancy and want to share their news may be unaware that IVF recipients can be distressed to hear about other pregnancies.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Coming to terms with the end of treatment

Ben and Dinah talk about trying for another child and coming to terms with the end of their IVF treatment.

Dinah and Ben's IVF treatment lasted four years until Dinah finally gave birth to their daughter Tallulah in 2010. In listening to this podcast series please bear in mind that Dinah and Ben's experience is not universal, it is their story. This podcast series is not intended to replace or replicate medical advice.

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