The Watson Family

With CARE London’s pioneering approach to fertility treatment, Sophie Watson was finally able to start her family. 

1 in 6 couples in the UK will need fertility treatment to start or grow their family. While many patients can be treated simply using standard IVF procedures, sometimes their needs might be more complex – and if a patient has previously suffered from miscarriage or has had a failed IVF cycle, there might be an underlying issue.

The whole team at CARE gave me my twin miracles. Now I can’t thank the world of science enough.

Sophie Watson, a patient at our London Fertility Clinic knew she wouldn’t be able to conceive naturally.

“Before I started treatment I’d already suffered two miscarriages and two ectopic pregnancies, which caused me to lose both my Fallopian tubes,” she says.

“I also had a history of bad smears and had had treatment for pre-cancerous cells in my cervix twice. After all the losses and problems, I hit an all-time low and had to have counselling for health anxiety and mild depression. I was convinced I would never be able to have children.”

But, she continues, that’s when she came across CARE: “With counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness, I managed to build up the strength to try IVF – and I was recommended CARE London by a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist.”

Due to Sophie’s complex needs and her two previous miscarriages, Sophie’s consultant at CARE Fertility London recommended a number of innovative tests that could help them to understand what was going wrong.

“We had the immune tests, C4M2 screening and pre-implantation genetic screening, as immune and genetic factors can sometimes be related to miscarriage,” Sophie says.

“While the C4M2 test came back negative, CARE found I had an elevated level of thyroid peroxidase – and treated this with medication.”

“We had 11 embryos tested with PGS. The results showed that out of those we biopsied, four were chromosomally normal – so these were chosen for transfer.”

“With CARE’s fantastic extra tests and treatments our second attempt was successful. We only had one embryo put back, but it split – and on Christmas Eve I found out I was pregnant with twins. It was the best Christmas present we could ever have wished for.

“The whole team at CARE gave me my twin miracles. Now I can’t thank the world of science enough.”