Lister Fertility Clinic team consult with 3,600 Fertility Show guests over two days

Two of our consultants contributed their own perspectives on low egg reserves at the Show’s seminars, which offered visitors unparalleled access to the best minds in fertility.

The annual Fertility Show took place at Olympia, London on 7–8 November; over 3,600 people visited our team at The Lister Fertility Clinic stand over two days (2,362 on Saturday and 1,250 on Sunday). As well as discussing their individual situations with our doctors, nurses and embryologists, visitors were given promotional vouchers to enjoy £50 off an initial consultation at the Clinic in Chelsea. Two of our consultants contributed their own perspectives on low egg reserves at the Show’s seminars, which offered visitors unparalleled access to the best minds in fertility.

Mr Sam Abdalla, Clinic Director addressed the topic of whether anyone with low ovarian reserve is too difficult to treat. He spoke about how, as medical techniques improve, so the boundaries of those who can be helped to conceive through reproductive medicine seem to widen. Age and any number of medical conditions no longer offer any barriers to parenthood. Yet still, many thousands struggle to conceive, even after years of stressful and expensive treatment. Sam looked at the boundaries of reproductive medicine today and talked about whether anyone be treated and any problem overturned.

Consultant Gynaecologist Mr James Nicopoullos discussed how to test your fertility and the value of your ovarian reserve. He dispelled the perception that even if a woman has plenty of eggs, she is fertile – if someone has been trying to conceive for a while without success, or even if a woman wants to test her ovarian reserve (the number of her eggs remaining) before trying to fall pregnant, this talk outlined which investigations are available, what they can (and can't) tell you about your fertility and how to go about taking them.

The Fertility Show coincided with National Fertility Awareness Week (2–8 November) which aims to raise awareness of the 1 in 6 couples who struggle to become parents.

Find out more about the Show: www.fertilityshow.co.uk