I'm new to the forum and wanted a bit of advice. Just a 'quick' summary. Due to my poor ovarian reserve my husband and I have struggled to conceive. We've had multiple failed IVF attempts. Our last attempt was 3 years ago and resulted in 2 embryos. Just before transfer however I was diagnosed with cancer. All fertility treatment was put on hold so I could undergo cancer treatment and my embryos frozen.
I am now 2 years cancer free and my consultant is happy for me to attempt pregnancy. Unfortunately I am on epilim (an anti epileptic) which has been shown to be a risk of physical and cognitive abnormalities. My neurologist was supportive of my previous attempts to conceive but due to recent new guidelines and research is now less so. I am anxious about the risk. My husband and I are now looking into surrogacy as another possible option. I was wondering if anyone had used a surrogate before. We've contacted an agency to book a consultation but I would be very grateful if anyone has any advice about the process.
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