Jessica, Nicholas and Oren tell us their story: “Stop thinking that it won’t work, and start believing in the reasons why it will work”
Today in our “Real Stories” section we have a patient from Gibraltar. This is something we are thrilled to see as it is our first patient testimony from Gibraltar, and there are an increasing number of patients and couples who trust in us and come to see us at URE Centro Gutenberg Algeciras where we put all of our efforts into helping them make their dream of becoming moms and dads come true.
Thank you very much, Jessica, for participating on our blog, and especially for normalising infertility and raising awareness. Today we’re telling your story.
Tell us how you heard about URE Centro Gutenberg
I had always known about URE Centro Gutenberg and their 3D/4D ultrasounds. But once I found out that we were going to need help to get pregnant, I started doing my research and spoke with some people who had received treatment there.
All the comments I heard were positive, so we decided to go to an initial consultation and it was the best thing we did.
After your first appointment with us, what made you choose URE Centro Gutenberg?
We went to that first appointment looking forward to getting started with the process as soon as possible, as we had already been waiting for quite a long time.
When we sat down with our doctor he explained the different tests we needed to do and what steps we were going to take.
From that moment I knew that we were in good hands as the explanations we received were very clear and included everything the process involved and what to expect.
Explain to other moms what doubts you first had regarding assisted reproduction treatment
My first concern was why can’t I get pregnant naturally? How serious is the problem if it’s preventing us from getting pregnant?
Once we knew what it was that was keeping me from getting pregnant, as well as what treatment we would receive, I would worried about how my body would react and how I would mentally be able to overcome it if it didn’t work.
What fertility treatment did the medical team recommend to you? Artificial insemination? In vitro fertilisation? Egg donation?
After undergoing several tests that our doctor recommended and seeing why I couldn’t get pregnant naturally, he recommended that we directly go for in vitro fertilisation.
I was lucky and got pregnant after my first embryo transfer, in which a day‑5 embryo was transferred.
What fears did you have, how did you overcome them, how did you feel during treatment…?
My primary fear began the moment I started trying to fall pregnant naturally. The months went by and I hadn’t gotten pregnant. The fear was that I was never going to be able to conceive a child.
After we decided to proceed and undergo in vitro fertilisation with URE Centro Gutenberg I was afraid it wouldn’t work – something I wasn’t mentally prepared for.
Needles were my next fear. Before I had to administer my first injection I was convinced that I could do it, but when the time came I couldn’t. There was no way I could put that needle in my belly.
Then I stopped myself and realised that if I wanted my dream to come true, I had to do this. And the desire to have a baby was stronger than my fear of needles. I felt relieved, and it wasn’t half as bad as I thought it would be.
What advice would you give to other mothers and couples who are considering fertility treatment?
They need to be patient and never give up, even when things get tough. There will be moments when you think you can’t go on any longer, but you can do it. You’re stronger than you think you are.
It’s a very long journey with a lot of uncertainty, but each needle, each tear and each concern are worth it when you see your beautiful baby’s face for the first time.
Stop thinking about all the reasons why it won’t work, and start believing in the reasons why it will work.
I would do it all again, especially with URE Centro Gutenberg! I want to send a huge thanks to the whole team, but especially to my doctor, my son’s guardian angel. Without him we wouldn’t have the happy and loving baby that we have today.
Thank you, URE Centro Gutenberg. And thank you, Dr. Álvarez.
Thank you to you, Jessica, for telling us your story and leaving us your testimony. We invite you to read other real stories from patients who have come to URE Centro Gutenberg.
Were you a patient at URE and do you want to tell us your story? Write to us or call us! We’d love to give you a space so that you can share your story with other moms and dads.