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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.
Chris & Kim Warner
We just wanted to let you know of our new arrival, Isaac James Warner, born 10th December 2015, weighing 6lb 5oz. Thank you to everyone at the clinic, without you we wouldn’t have this lovely bundle of joy. Now the real hard work starts!
Thank you just isn’t enough.
Chris and Kim Warner
Emma & Dave
To all the staff at Herts & Essex.
We would just like to give you the biggest heartfelt thank you for everything you have done for us during our journey with you. You helped us to have our first little miracle two and a half years ago and then, one month ago, we welcomed our second little miracle into the world. Our family is now complete and we could not have done it without the expertise, care, kindness and support you gave to us through the years. Isla-Rose and Amber are the greatest gifts we could ever receive and we are so thankful and so blessed to have two beautiful daughters. Thank you so, so much again. You will forever be in our hearts.
Emma, Dave, Isla-Rose and Amber Hall
It was not possible for me to have children naturally, as I was born with a very rare condition. Then my husband and I were told by our GP that with egg donation we could have a family. I attended the Fertility Show at London Olympia, where I found the Herts and Essex clinic. After the first meeting, I realised that our dream of starting a family was very real, and as time went on we found a donor, and in June 2015, I gave birth to my darling baby daughter, Nahla. Dreams can come true, and thanks to the clinic and the phenomenal staff that work there, we are now a family.
With love x
Charlotte & Sue
We want to thank you all, receptionists, office stafff nurses, doctors, embryologists, for making our dream of parenthood come true. Following success with our first round of IVF we were lucky enough to have twins Rowena and Constance in July 2014. The girls are a delight and we are so grateful to you all for your support, expertise and kindness. We had a very good feeling about you from the day we met you at a Fertility show in London in April 2013. We would (and have) highly recommend you to anyone we speak to about becoming parents.
After successful treatment at Herts & Essex we were delighted to welcome our twin boys, Gabriel and Hayden to the world on Thursday, 2nd July 2015. An incredible journey resulting in these amazing boys, thank you to all staff at H&E!
Just thought we’d drop you a quick note to tell you that baby Poppy Olivia Beth Hynes arrived on the 5th August. She was born at 9:54am and she weighed a very healthy 9.3lbs (6 days early). Stanley, Molly and Rosie are absolutely besotted with her. We just want to thank all the staff for your help in making our dreams come true. Our family is now complete and we all couldn’t be happier.
Mr & Mrs Bahl
Your whole team are brilliant and a very big thank you for all your care and support always. My journey this time was very difficult throughout the pregnancy with ups and downs. But I am blessed with two wonderful twin daughters, which has made my eldest daughter’s dream come true. Your team has helped me to build my family and I am forever grateful to the whole team. I wish you all the very best. Keep doing what you do best… making people’s lives complete!
I would just like to say thank you to all the team who were so supportive of my decision to become a mother despite being single. I now have beautiful boy/girl twins thanks to your egg sharing programme. They are my whole world and I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone considering treatment.
Once again, thank you all so much!
Natasha & Joseph
Thank you so much to everyone who helped us to have such a little miracle, our beautiful baby girl Marnie, which I would go through all again at Herts & Essex if I needed to.
Jo and Simon
Simon and I are thrilled to let you know that we had a daughter, Sylvie Hope, on Saturday 25th April, weighing 8lb 8oz. She is beautiful and perfect in every way, and we are totally smitten!
Thank you so much to everyone at H&EFC who helped to make our dream come true. Sylvie is an amazing end to one long journey and a wonderful start to a whole new one.
We will be back in touch at some point re a sibling for Sylvie! In the meantime, thank you again.
Tere and Roger Harrington
Thank you to all the staff for making our dream come true, and helping us have, what is quite possibly the time of our lives with our adorable Ben.
Chris and Tania
Herts & Essex Fertility have made what seemed like the impossible possible. We had years of heart ache, disappointment and feeling that our time and luck had run out. We were then recommended to Herts & Essex by a friend and went for a consultation with Michael and the team, they recommended egg donation, we pessimistically accepted, believing it was another blind alley. To our amazement and joy after our first try we now have a beautiful baby daughter called Georgie. We can never thank or recommend the Herts & Essex team enough.
Lisa and Simon
Thank you to Herts & Essex Fertility for your support and, most of all, your help in achieving my lifelong dream! In 2012, after years of wishing for something that was proving very difficult, I came across Herts & Essex Fertility. They have managed to help me achieve my dream when my twin boys, Jayden and Rufus were born last year. I can’t thank all the staff at Herts & Essex enough; when I had all but given up the staff would always be so positive, even when I was doubtful. Dreams really do come true when you believe. For me to now be a mummy, my life is complete. Thank you to all the staff for all your hard work. I would like to say a special thank you to Sarah, Paula, David and Michael for helping me get through the hard times and trying different things to give me my boys. I am so grateful; thank you doesn’t seem to cut it. I can’t put into words what you have all done for me.
Paul & Sarah
All the staff at Herts & Essex were friendly and professional from the initial phone call to the final stages of our treatment. As with any treatment of this nature and so personal, emotions are always running high and you helped us through every stage. Without this support we would not have been in the best position to proceed with treatment and to increase our chances. We now have a beautiful daughter Isobella and we are so grateful to you all. We are truly blessed and are treasuring every moment.
Nicola & James
Our son was created by the wonderful team at Herts & Essex. We met each other late in life, both having had children earlier, and we didn’t think it would be possible. We went to see several clinics and even tried unsuccessfully with a London clinic. Herts & Essex however came up trumps! Baby Patrick is just gorgeous and the Herts and Essex team have a very special place in our hearts. I’m sure we will be back.