Katie, Dan & Baby Smith

Seeing the tiny embryo on the screen being inserted is something we will never forget, it was so surreal.

Our IVF journey started with you in July 2019 after 3 years of trying to conceive naturally. When my partner and I decided to try for a baby I thought that I would fall pregnant straight away and that would be it, but that wasn’t the case. I kept putting off going to see my GP because I was scared, but in the end I knew I needed to. We were eventually approved for IVF funding and after researching all the clinics on the list we decided on Nurture Nottingham and I can honestly say it’s the best decision we ever made. From day one we were treated with so much compassion and we were put at ease straight away. It turns out that myself and my partner both had underlying issues which is why we couldn’t conceive. I had a number of tests and eventually we had a plan in place. On the 19th of November I had my eggs retrieved and for someone of my age there was a great amount of eggs retrieved and it was decided that we’d go down the ICSI route. On the 24th of November I had one Embryo transferred and it was the only one that was viable and it was already hatching which I was told was a good sign, I believe that my baby was already a little fighter. Seeing the tiny embryo on the screen being inserted is something we will never forget, it was so surreal. Then it was a waiting game until 7th December, but the wait was definitely worth it because we finally got our positive test, I did 3 more tests just to be sure! It was the best belated birthday present I could ever ask for. I never imagined that I would be so lucky after my 1st round of IVF (ICSI). My pregnancy was amazing and I felt great the whole time. I was having fortnightly scans because Baby was measuring small so I got to see them on screen a lot more.

Baby was due on 11th August, but like me was too impatient to wait and decided to make an early appearance on 16th July. We had a beautiful handsome baby Boy who weighed 5lb 10oz and he’s perfect in every way and our family is finally complete. We cannot thank you enough for making our dreams come true, Charlie Arthur is here because of you and for that we will be eternally grateful.

Thank you so much Katie, Dan and baby Smith xxx