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We can’t thank you enough for the care and work you have
put into our treatment.
As a result, we have this perfect little angel!
What you guys do is nothing short of amazing.
Thank you so much for our miracle!
Reka, Paul & baby Olivia
Jessica Mary Howat
After two years of trying for a baby and three rounds of ICSI, our daughter Jessica Mary Howat was born on 16th December. She is doing really well and is a very happy, smiley girl, as long as we regularly feed her and keep her entertained!
We can’t thank you enough for everything you did to help us. We are both in our 40s so we thought that we would never be able to have a child, so to have a beautiful daughter is a dream come true.
We’ve attached a couple of photos of Jessica so you can see what you have given us – we think she’s very cute, hope you do too!
To everyone at Herts and Essex Fertility Centre,
We can not thank you enough for all your help and support.
Our little Bobby is all we have ever wanted.
Samantha Gomm & Michael Beer
The amazing story of a surrogate
Laura Mott knows exactly what it is like to give the gift of life to a couple that desire to complete their family as she acted as a surrogate mum last year. On 5 February, she gave birth to a 6lb 14 oz baby girl. Moments later, the baby was in the arms of her intended mother, Melissa.
Laura shared with us that her amazing story was covered by the BBC News and thank us for supporting them through this journey.
“Our experience at Herts and Essex Fertility Centre was Fantastic!
Everything was straightforward and luckily for us – A family was completed
Thank you again for all your help and support.”
We had our last pregnancy scan today following our first round of ICSI,
there are just no words to thank the people involved in helping us get to this point, the kind welcoming ladies on reception,
the nurses that have all the time in the world for you,
the consultants and the embryologist who made and babysat our little embryos.
Thank you all so so much I hope in a few months time we can come back and visit with baby in arms.
Forever grateful xxx
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.
A thank you message – natural conception after uterine scar tissue removal
“I had been receiving treatment with Herts and Essex Fertility Centre but had to cancel my first round of IVF due to scar tissue which Mr Ogutu removed back in March.
After my operation, I was able to conceive naturally fairly quick.
Our little girl was born by c section weighing a healthy 8lb 7.
Again we would like to thank David and all the team at your clinic for completing our family after 2 boys she is the perfect addition to our family! Without Herts and Essex this would never have been possible. Thank you with all of our hearts”
We are immensely proud to run a holistic fertility centre, which not only provides IVF treatment, but also investigations as to why couples are not getting pregnant and then provide corrective surgery to not only enhance their chances of successful IVF but also enable couples to conceive naturally.
Your success means such a lot to the whole team here at H&E.
George came to wish us Merry Christmas!
Happy Christmas everyone!!
My name is George but everyone calls me George-ous. I am 4 months old and a very good boy. I took 7 years to get here but I’m sure you’ll agree I was worth the wait!
Many thanks to all of the Herts & Essex fertility staff. You are all amazing.
This Christmas is going to the best one yet!! Though we know they will only get better and better.
Sarah, Ian & George
A beautiful testimonial – ” I really don’t think you realise what you do at Herts & Essex Fertility Centre. You don’t just make babies, you give lost people meaning to a lost life. You fit in the missing jigsaw piece. You have completed me and for that I’m eternally grateful. So after that, till our paths cross again, always in our hearts our family”
Grace & Jake
We are so incredibly lucky to now have two beautiful children courtesy of the Herts & Essex. As you know, it’s been an incredibly long journey with many twists and turns along the way. Suffice to say, in our 8 year relationship with you all, you could not have been friendlier or more supportive, getting us through lots of setbacks. The attempt this year was most definitely our last and miraculously we now have Jake, in addition to Grace who was born in 2013. IVF is the toughest thing, and is so often reported in the press as a one or two shot attempt before it’s successful. It takes such a lot of willpower to keep going, and our hearts go out to those couples who don’t have success. We are now 100% finished; that hugely thick file of ours can be consigned to your archives but we do hope to get in to see you all at some point. For those of you who were there every step of the way; David, Debbie, Angela, Joan, Soriah, Carol, Nicola, Sarah B, Lori, Gerian, Tina to name but a few, as well as everyone else – thank you so so much.
With very best wishes
Jon, Carly and George
To all at Herts & Essex,
George Arthur Robinson was born two weeks early and weighed in at 7lb 7oz. George is doing very well and is an extremely happy and content baby.
We wanted to take the time to write and to pass on our heartfelt thanks to your entire team for making our dreams come true. Everyone at Herts & Essex made us feel extremely welcome from our very first contact and nothing was ever too much trouble. The dedication and professionalism of your fantastic team helped to put us both immediately at ease and the ongoing support meant that we knew what to expect at every stage of the process … something that means a lot during a stressful time. You should not underestimate the fantastic work that you all do on a daily basis and we would recommend Herts & Essex to others without hesitation.
With very best wishes and sincere thanks,
Jon, Carly and George x
Katie and Ray
Dear everyone at Herts & Essex Fertility Centre,
We just wanted to email following the birth of our beautiful baby boy, who was born in July following three rounds of ICSI with your clinic.
From our very first visit, we felt welcomed at the clinic. It is really personal and everyone, from the ladies on reception to the lovely nurses and consultants, were friendly, remembered us and treated us like individuals even though they see many couples every day.
In fact, we loved the clinic so much that we had originally planned to go abroad for IVF because it was cheaper, but after going to one of your open days and meeting some of your staff at the fertility show in London, we decided we would rather go to Herts & Essex Fertility even though it would cost more, because we felt so confident in you and very looked after by your team.
The process was explained to us really well and we felt very involved in the whole process. We appreciated that our consultant took the time to go over measures we could be taking at home to support our treatment, such as diet and exercise, rather than just going over the medical side of things. The nurses were always positive and upbeat with us, and again they always took the time to explain things properly to us and ensure we understood.
Although IVF is a process that nobody ‘wants’ to go through, we are so glad that we chose Herts & Essex for our treatment. Thank you again.
We would like to thank everyone at Herts & Essex Fertility. On August 1st this year, our lovely little girl Sienna was born, weighing 5.5lb. After years of trying this was our third cycle and we couldn’t be happier with the service and treatment we received. Thanks to Essex and Herts our little family is complete.
After years of trying this was our third cycle and we couldn’t be happier with the service, care and treatment we received. Thanks to Herts & Essex our little family is complete.
Kirsty and Tash
To everyone at Herts & Essex
Both I and my partner Tash would like to thank everyone at the clinic for making our dream of a family come true. Right from the first time we came to look around, until the appointment where we found out we were pregnant, we felt at home. Everyone that we came in contact with at the clinic was so friendly and reassuring which really did help with all the emotions.
We are very pleased to send you a picture in our of our daughter. We will be in contact soon to hopefully extend our family.
Kirsty and Tash xx
Thank you message
We would like to thank Herts & Essex Fertility Centre for all their help and assistance with having our baby. We had been trying ourselves and through the NHS route but the testing and treatments at Herts & Essex gave us much more peace of mind. We are also very glad that this opportunity is available – it is expensive but not as bad as we thought it might be.
We had done our research on which clinic we wanted to use and we were so glad that we chose HEFC. We came away from our appointments with so much confidence and peace of mind.
The staff are all friendly and helpful and the clinic is very clean. We are so pleased with everything and would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
With love from family W
We recently popped in to see everyone to show off our new baby, Henry. He was 6 weeks old. We also have a 7 year old (together in the pic), who adores his little brother so much.
It’s been a complicated journey and one I didn’t expect to see through. I found Herts & Essex on Google and read the reviews, we’d been trying for 7 years to have another baby, and being close to the age of 35 it was my cut off point for trying.
I called and spoke to a happy knowledgeable lady who made me feel at ease. Everyone was so lovely when we arrived, although I won’t lie the silence in the waiting room is always so weird. Everyone is on their own journey and at different points. No one makes eye contact but in some ways it’s almost a sign of respect, a sign that everyone is understanding that you need your space and time to process and in some cases this could be that only time.
The staff are amazing and we cannot compliment them enough. They keep everything private and nothing is off topic. We had issues with my weight but don’t let it put you off. With the right guidance, it can be done.
The injections are the hardest part but with support and help we worked through it … and I am terrified of needles!
Each section of drugs is given when needed and paid for as and when needed. We really liked this as it made it easier to judge money.
We also liked that everything with regard to the treatment is done on site. It’s so clean and fresh it makes it feel amazing. You feel safe and in great hands. The team is a great team and everyone made themselves available. You become part of their IVF family.
We were glad for us that we didn’t do egg share as we only ended up with 2 viable eggs but we did donate sperm and it was a big discussion. We had counselling that we had to attend and we are glad we did, as it surprised us as to what we really thought and felt.
Herts & Essex have given us the opportunity to complete our family. We will be forever grateful to them. If you’re thinking about IVF give them a call, there is no hard sale or payment needed, it’s just a chat about your options.
Sometimes that one conversation can open more doors than you expected.
We know we are lucky that it worked first time for us. We wish everyone going through the experience the very best of luck.
The Sparrow family
Rebecca and Emma
So after nine months and 11 days of waiting, our incredible son Eli finally decided to make an appearance into the world after keeping us waiting for so long. But he was most definitely worth waiting for. He was born on January 10th weighing a strong 8lbs 8ozs, and we have been completely smitten ever since.
Words can’t express how grateful and thankful we are to everyone at Herts & Essex for helping give us our amazing son. Through the whole experience with you made us feel like part of an extended family, with all members of staff being caring, supportive and sharing in the excitement when we found out we were pregnant. Now at the end of an amazing journey, we have a family of our own, and we can’t wait to add to our family in the future. Thank you for our son.
Love Rebecca and Emma.
Farah & Imran
Dear Herts & Essex Team,
Following the birth of our twin girls in November, I wanted to write to express our gratitude to the clinic – for its clinical excellence and for the quality of care.
Unfortunately fertility treatment has a really bad reputation for expensive clinics offering false promises and taking lots of money from desperate people. It is so reassuring to know that we were in such good and ethical and highly experienced care throughout the whole process – at each stage we were very well informed of the procedures and our options and the staff are so very caring, it really feels like they are rooting for you and that you are in it together.
We really had an excellent experience with the team – you were recommended to us by friends and we have continued to recommend you to others.
Honestly, we can’t thank you enough for what you have done to facilitate the growth in our family. Already the twins have brought us untold joy and we can’t wait for that to continue.
Very kind thanks,
Farah and Imran Esmail, proud parents of twins, Elia and Layla and also of Alaysha.
Yannick & Giuseppina
There are no words BIG enough to say a HUGE thank you to everyone at Herts & Essex.
Our long dream of completing our family has finally come true. On 12th October 2016 our twins Julietta and Matteo were born. How do you thank people for helping to finally achieve something that had almost felt impossible?
We already had our 6 year old daughter through IVF in Hammersmith and wanted to try again to complete our family. After several attempts elsewhere we discovered Herts & Essex which was local to us, they were fantastic from start to finish. The personal touch and compassion when going through this horrible journey, which can only be described as heart breaking, was great. Our first attempt here led to a miscarriage and the support given following this was so caring. Especially as at the time we felt the NHS was no help at all.
It was hard to return to the clinic after this heartbreak but on finding the courage we gave it another go. We returned to the clinic and spoke about it and felt a lot better afterwards. We were treated like individuals, the procedures can be daunting but everything was explained with real care. They were so caring and easy to talk to and discuss how we move forward. We tried again and here we are today, somewhere we thought we would never be.
A family of five and my daughter becomes a big sister to a boy and girl! What’s the chances of that!!
Now, what better way to thank you than to write this testimonial and hope to encourage others to use the clinic. Like I said above, thank you so much to each and every one of you!!
Love always from
Yannick, Giuseppina, Amelia, Julietta and Matteo
The De Muynck Family x
Laura, Sophie & Lillie
Dear Dr Ah-Moye and the amazing team at Herts & Essex Fertility Centre.
I cannot express my gratitude to you all for giving me and my husband our miracle babies, our beautiful identical twin girls are now 6 months old and are absolutely perfect.
After failed pregnancies when I was younger and then three years of trying with no success we came to seek help from you.
After completing some tests we had our consultation with Dr Ah-Moy and discussed our options. Our best chance at having a baby was to undergo IVF with ICSI.
I will never forget Dr Ah-Moye’s comforting words “it’s quality over quantity” and boy was he right! At my eight week scan it was confirmed that in fact I was carrying identical twins. What were the odds! Our girls were born a little early on 2 June 2016 weighing 3lb 6oz and 3lb 4oz. They spent the first five weeks of their lives in special care but have beaten all the odds and are now extremely happy and healthy babies.
We truly cannot thank you all enough, you helped us achieve our dreams of having a family and for that we will be eternally grateful.
Chris, Lisa & Max
My husband and I were married three years ago. We always wanted a family and when the ‘it will happen’ wasn’t enough anymore we did our research and chose Herts & Essex Fertility, our decision was based on the numbers and testimonials. You lived up to all our expectations. We really appreciated the clear information, and the advice and warmth from all of the staff. We were really lucky that it worked first time and now we have our beautiful baby boy Max; born 17th of August 2016. We have a lot to thank the team for … this long-awaited and wonderful addition to our lives.
Thank you for making us the family we always dreamed of.
C & L
Lenka, Chris & Isabella
Isabella was born on 5th March 2016 and we could not be happier to have her in our lives. After two years of trying to conceive naturally we turned to H&E clinic with hope. After the first cycle failed we got lucky on the second time. The staff were amazing and we had a very nice experience every time we had an appointment. The clinic has great results and the doctors and nurses are very experienced. If we are not lucky enough to get pregnant naturally with our second baby we are going back for sure.
Stuart & Anja
Herts & Essex Fertility Centre helped us to complete our family! We welcomed our second set of twins and are over the moon. All the members of staff helped and supported us throughout our treatment. And they tried to fit in all the appointments at a convenient time for us. There is easy access from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, with parking also available. I can only recommend Herts & Essex Fertility Centre to anybody.
Stephen & Pascal
We are the very proud parents of our new baby girl named Fleur. She was born on the 13 Jan 2016 and weighed 9lb 1oz. We are not sleeping anymore but we are very happy. We are also very lucky as Alex is proving to be an excellent big brother! Thank you again for all your help in everything and most importantly in successfully helping us to complete our family.
Renate & Zsigmond
We would like to say thank you to everyone at Herts & Essex for helping us to become parents to our twin boys, Martin & Oliver, who were born on 26th December 2015. We are so happy that our dream came true. Herts & Essex was recommended to us when we almost gave up after unsuccessful treatments elsewhere. After the first visit at H&E we were hopeful again. This was our first attempt of IVF/ICSI at H&E and it was successful! Thank you so much for everything, all your help and support through the whole treatment and for making this journey for us as easy as possible and keeping us always positive.
With best wishes Renate & Zsigmond
Elen & Ben
From the moment we walked into the Herts & Essex Fertility Centre we felt comfortable and welcomed. From the reception staff through to the medical staff and all the way to the finance office we received such caring and thoughtful service. It is never easy to undergo IVF however with the support and professionalism of the Herts & Essex team we managed the process well. Dr David Ogutu took us through the protocol we would undergo, he broke down all the steps of the process and sent us away with clear and coherent information and a sense of hope. Every treatment, appointment and scan was scheduled to fit around us and was as informative and hopeful as our first meeting with Dr Ogutu. We started to look forward to seeing the team with the highlight always being having a giggle and catch up with Angela in the finance office at the end of each visit. 16 months after our first appointment and we were back at the clinic again only this time to show off Baby Edward who was born perfectly formed in March 2016. We are proud to have an IVF miracle for a son and know from the look on all the faces when we returned to visit the team that this pride is truly shared by them! We would highly recommend the Herts & Essex Fertility Centre to anyone who needs a little support, hope and professional expertise to conceive; they work miracles!
Jo & Sam
Saying this clinic is amazing is no exaggeration! We discovered H&E when we were about to give up. The staff are warm, welcoming and go above and beyond at every stage. They never ever forget just how tough this journey is and genuinely care about their patients and results. I have no hesitation about recommending this clinic to anyone…. they are absolutely brilliant!
Thank you Herts & Essex!
Jo and Sam, Mums’ to Ivy and Ffion x
Nicola & Terry
Introducing another Herts & Essex miracle baby, our son Freddie George Mann, born on 11th January 2016. My husband and I are so thankful to have used Herts & Essex Fertility for our IVF/ICSI treatment. All the staff were very kind and supportive to us during our visits to the centre. We are so happy to have our second beautiful boy and our 1st son Jake loves his little brother so much.
Love and thanks to all at Herts & Essex.
Nicola and Terry Mann xxxx
Rachel & Toby
Herts & Essex made a very long and difficult journey that little bit easier. Always greeted with a smile, the staff were amazing and really looked after us, showing great compassion especially when Rachel was unwell. Our third IVF cycle with them was successful, and now we have the most beautiful little boy, Ted, who was born on 21st June 2015 – an amazing Father’s Day present! Thank you so much for all your help and for being a lovely group of people. We feel very privileged to be Ted’s parents, and it is down to you that it happened – so thank you!
Emma & Rachel
Myself and my partner are delighted to tell you of the safe arrival of our little girl. We are a same sex couple who received IUI treatment from yourselves last Easter. After a successful 1st attempt I became pregnant with a due date of Christmas Day. Our 7lb 8oz little girl, Millie Anthea Cowell-Saunders, arrived early on 18th December. She is healthy and utterly gorgeous. We cannot thank all of the amazing staff at Herts & Essex enough for everything you’ve done and the kindness and thoughtfulness you have all showed throughout our treatment. Our little girl is now our world and is truly the best thing that’s ever happened to us. Again, we can’t thank you all enough for everything. We will definitely be back in the future when we feel we’d like to expand our little family further.