December 1, 2020

The Shorthouse Family

Nurture helped us to make our dreams come true, so kind, helpful and supportive. I’ll forever be grateful for all that they have done.

It’s going to be a strange Christmas this year due to covid, but for me and my husband, it’s going to be our best one yet. Our first Christmas as parents to a beautiful baby boy. All thanks to nurture.

It has been a long journey for us, 6 yrs  of trying to make our little family. We got help from nurture. We had egg collection, and at the end of that we had 5 embryos of good quality, one transferred, and for to freeze.

On our first attempt we got a positive test result, only for our dream to be shattered with an ectopic pregnancy. We took some time out from treatment before we tried again. The second result was negative.

We kept telling ourselves, maybe it will be 3rd time lucky, I don’t think deep down, that we really thought it would be, but we got our positive test result.

At 12 weeks I was told I needed to have a stitch put in my cervix as it was short, but that it had to be done by open surgery, a c section almost. Without it, baby had a high chance of being premature, the op itself came with risks of loosing our baby, but so did not having it. at 16 weeks, I had the op done and took it very very easy afterwards. I was told that I’d have to have a c section birth at 37 weeks as the stitch had to stay in for any further pregnancies.

Fast forward to July, and out baby was born, we couldn’t believe it had finally happened, couldn’t believe that he was really, that he was ours. Kept waiting for someone to come and ask for their baby back. He was fine and I loved him so so much instantly, all the treatment, and all the heartache was so worth It. to finally have our amazing little miracle connor.

Nurture helped us to make our dreams come true, so kind, helpful and supportive. I’ll forever be grateful for all that they have done.

Leanne, Richard and Connor shorthouse

Baby Connor