Personal stories

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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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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Coping strategies during IVF treatment

Every couple finds its own way of coping with the highs and lows of IVF treatment. Anne discovered the need to have coping strategies once IVF treatment had begun. Uncertainties always loomed but Anne found ways of dealing with them.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Dealing with work and IVF

IVF treatment means that you have to juggle the treatment schedule with the work schedule, not always an easy task. Revealing the reasons why time of work taken must raise the questions: who do you tell when you go for IVF? And what are the anxieties involved in telling?

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Deciding to stop IVF treatment

With multiple unsuccessful treatment cycles of IVF the inevitable question arises; should we end treatment? This can be an extremely difficult decision that can emotionally test any couple. For Anne and her husband the decision aroused both frustration and sadness.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Emotional impact and coping strategies

Dinah and Ben talk about how IVF impacts your relationship and emotional and physical wellbeing.

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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Donor conception

Experiences of donor conception - Chantele's story

There is no shame in being donor-conceived

In this video, Chantele shares her story that when she was eight years old that she was conceived using donor sperm, but not all of her family knew she was donor-conceived.

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Donor conception

Experiences of donor conception - Louise's story

When is the right time?

Louise heard through a non-family member that she was conceived using donor sperm.  At this time, Louise was 27 years old.

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Donor conception

Experiences of donor conception - Riley's story

There is nothing to be feared

Riley talks about his experience of being donor conceived.  For as long as Riley can remember he has known about his conception.

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Donor conception

Experiences of donor conception - Ross' story

The truth sets you free

Ross talks about discovering recently, in his early thirties, that he was donor-conceived.

Ross speaks of his relief in knowing the truth and his belief in the importance of honesty: "'Where do I come from?' is such a fundamental question and I think that for everyone they have the right to know".

Published: April 2016
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Donor conception

Family perspectives - talking to children about how you became a family

A panel of parents and their sons and daughters discuss how they told/were told that they became a family with the help of a donor or surrogate. Recorded at the 2016 Time to tell seminar.

 
 
 

 

 

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