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Weʼre raising £3,000 to beat premature infertility for Sophie & Bertie and help them build a family together through IVF.

Bicester, UK
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Sophie & Bertie are 28 and 29. Sophie is a nurse who works with newborn babies and their families, and Bertie is a civil servant. They are in the process of trying to get pregnant, which in their exceptional circumstances will require IVF treatment.

In August 2017, following pelvic pain, Sophie underwent a diagnostic laparoscopy which revealed only one ovary and fallopian tube, the cause of which is unknown. Further testing on the remaining ovary has shown that the ovarian reserve is extremely low.

We have been seen by the fertility team at our local hospital who have advised us that we need IVF treatment to remove and store the eggs left as soon as possible. If we waited for the two years that are required to be funded by the NHS, we would be out of time.

Having researched IVF, our plan is not to store all the eggs for the future, but to use our current strengths - being relatively young! - to boost the likelihood of the IVF being a success.

We feel that the discussion around fertility is not as good as it could be, often instead hiding away from the pain that is caused from fertility problems, miscarriage, still-births and more. This is why we are being open and honest about our journey, and encourage you to start a conversation with those around you (or us) about the real life messiness that is having a baby.

Because we have no time to prepare for the IVF treatment, and therefore save, we are in the situation that requires us to ask for donations from family, friends, and other charitable people.

Please help in any way you can. We will be doing specific fundraising activities in the coming weeks.

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  • Bertie & Sophie Archer3 months ago
    Bertie & Sophie Archer

    Bertie & Sophie Archer

    3 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    £655 in the first 24 hours (just over) is incredible. Thank you so much to everyone who has so generously given to this, and for the messages of love and support that mean everything to us. A ‘blastocyst culture’ can dramatically increase the chances of an IVF pregnancy succeeding, by developing the embryo to five days instead of the usual two or three. This procedure costs £615 - thanks to your generosity we may be able to take this option.

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Page last updated on: 6/25/2018 12:24 PM

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31

  • Catherine Robinson

    Catherine Robinson

    Jun 25, 2018

    Good luck, thinking of you both xx

    £20.00

  • Kirsty & David

    Kirsty & David

    Jun 11, 2018

    £100.00

  • Melanie Parker

    Melanie Parker

    Jun 7, 2018

    Good Luck. I saw your page in Launton Lines and can only applaud you for being so open and honest about such a stressful experience. I really hope everything works out for you both.

    £20.00

  • James King

    James King

    Jun 6, 2018

    £20.00

  • David, Alastair and Misha

    David, Alastair and Misha

    Jun 5, 2018

    Best of luck xxx

    £25.00

  • James Gerard

    James Gerard

    Jun 5, 2018

    This is one expensive biscuit. Tasty though.

    £20.00

  • Bob & Maureen

    Bob & Maureen

    Jun 5, 2018

    More strength to your arm(s)

    £50.00

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Bertie & Sophie Archer

Bertie & Sophie Archer

Bicester, UK

Sophie & Bertie are 28 and 29. Sophie is a nurse who works with newborn babies and their families, and Bertie is a civil servant. They are in the process of trying to get pregnant, which in their exceptional circumstances will require IVF treatment.

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