So 6.5 years ago I started my journey with yourselves.
I was very lucky that my journey spent with you was short lived. At 38 years of age, the odds were stacked against me. So I started my journey, injections and scans and then the egg retrieval (my closest friend and I called my journey the chicken and egg and
journey , it kept it light for me with the ability to talk about it wherever and whenever I wanted to) at the egg retrieval I was devastated to find 12 follicles resulted in only 2 eggs (again age wasn’t on my side) a wonderful embryologist took my hand and whispered to me whilst I cried and cried “my love be proud it only takes one” those words shall remain with me forever it at the time seemed so devastating but in those words I felt and saw hope all because a member of your amazing staff took the time to say those words when I needed it the most. 3 days later I returned to have the transfer, shaking and scared I again was greeted by the most beautiful soul the professional who had spent years training and with a passion to help women, men, families just like me.
He again calmed my nerves and said just remember it takes only the one and we have 2 right here that look beautiful (I still have the pictures). I went home and prayed and most importantly not at any point did I think this isn’t ever going to work I remained positive and felt proud that I had started this journey whatever the outcome. The 2 week wait was the hardest thing and I was naughty and took the test 1 day earlier than recommended .
The result was……positive I was pregnant for the first time ever and I felt overjoyed. My pregnancy was great (with a few hiccups it I try not to dwell on those) and I had a beautiful little girl weighing 6lb 13oz on 03rd August 2012.
I never thanked you for your love, passion and most importantly the amazing work you do everyday in making people’s lives complete like ours we were 2 who became 3 and I really can’t thank you all enough, I shall remain eternally grateful to you all and I really mean all. Our daughter Erin is 5 1/2 and the beautiful, we have moved to Oz now and I am proud to talk about my IVF journey with anyone and anyone that wants to listen I am proud of my body for growing such a beautiful child with or without help it makes no difference. My journey was short with yourselves and for that I am very grateful as I know others can be very long.
I just wanted to say thank you and please continue to do the amazing work you do, as without you not just myself but hundreds of people would never get their happy ever after.