Paloma and Lucía. “Attitude towards assisted reproduction treatment is very important”
Today we share Paloma’s story with you. A testimony about her time with our fertility clinic that motivates us to keep working, and which moves and delights us.
We’ll let you read it for yourself.
Tell us how you heard about URE Centro Gutenberg
I had been hearing about you since I was a little girl.
Recently I had seen other clinics being advertised, but I always felt confident in your clinic because of how long you’d been in the field.
After your first appointment with us, what made you choose URE Centro Gutenberg to become a mother?
The way I was treated by the staff felt very natural, and everything was explained to me quite clearly.
I believe that having empathy with the patient is really important.
Explain to other mothers what doubts you first had regarding assisted reproduction treatment.
In particular, doubts about the treatment I would have to undergo.
Also, how long everything would take, how the hormone medication might affect me…
What fertility treatment was recommended to you by the doctors? Artificial Insemination? In Vitro Fertilisation? Egg Donation?
Initially, after completing the preliminary testing, I was advised to undergo artificial insemination.
If this method wasn’t successful, I could try with in vitro fertilisation (IVF), with which the likelihood of becoming pregnant would be higher.
What fears did you have? How did you overcome them? How did you feel during treatment …?
During the IVF treatments I felt pretty good and the medication didn’t affect me much.
What affected me most was the psychological aspect, or the anxiety created by the uncertainty of what the outcome of each cycle would be. These are questions that don’t have answers because nature is often unpredictable, and not being able to control every situation that arises can generate distress. But it’s important to know how to wait and to accept everything the medical team considers appropriate.
Then, one of my fears was the egg collection. But after it was over I realised that it was just another step in the process, and as anaesthesia was used it was over before I knew it.
What advice would you give to other mothers and couples who are considering fertility treatment?
To try it, because whatever problems they have conceiving can worsen with time. It’s better, if they’re sure they want to have children, to undergo treatment as soon as possible to have the best possible chances.
Each step is worth it, productive or not, to become parents in the end. Anything is possible if you fight for it and I especially recommend staying positive. I believe that one’s attitude towards assisted reproduction treatment is very important, though sometimes the journey takes longer than you originally planned for. Then, when you’re holding your baby in your arms you forget about everything else and just feel happy and proud to have done it.
You appreciate everything a lot more once you realise that sometimes things don’t come so easily. I already had another daughter and with her I didn’t have any problems conceiving. This time I had to turn to in vitro fertilisation, and I saw everything in a different light. Now I better appreciate the miracle of bringing a child into the world, and the fact that there are methods to help couples who dream of becoming parents.
So I encourage everyone to try it because the reward is wonderful, and in my case her name is Lucía. Thank you again to URE Centro Gutenberg for making this a reality. It’s been a pleasure answering these questions.
Did you enjoy Andrea’s story? Remember that in our Real Testimonies section you can read other real stories from patients who have come to URE Centro Gutenberg. We encourage you to read them!