Mar tells us her story. “It’s important to stay calm and to take everything one step at a time”
Today we have a new patient testimony for you in our Real Stories section. This is Mar’s story, a woman with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome who trusted in us to accompany her on her journey to motherhood.
Thank you, Mar. Thank you for telling your story. You’ve fought like a champion! And since you weren’t satisfied, you also decided to join the fight to normalise and spread awareness about infertility by sharing your experience on social media and helping future moms to overcome their fears.
At our fertility clinic in Spain we are extremely proud of you and proud to be able to form part of your family. Here we share your story.
Tell us how you heard about URE Centro Gutenberg
I’m an early childhood education teacher and when I talked about what was going on with some of the families I’m close with, they confessed that they had also experienced the same issues. The majority had undergone treatment at URE Centro Gutenberg, so for me it was a clinic of reference.
After your first appointment with us, what made you choose URE Centro Gutenberg to become a mum?
What made us decide to start treatment and undergo the process with this clinic was without a doubt the spectacular care we received from the very first moment. Everyone treated us with so much compassion and kindness.
Explain to future moms what doubts you first had regarding assisted reproduction treatment
When you have to undergo assisted reproduction treatment a thousand questions come to mind… Will it work? What will it involve? How will the medication make me feel? Will it hurt? What will the egg collection procedure be like?
What fertility treatment did the medical team recommend to you? Artificial insemination? In vitro fertilisation? Egg donation?
We had already done treatment at another clinic where our experience was pretty bad… and we had already undergone IVF with two failed transfers, so when we arrived to Gutenberg we knew that we would go straight to in vitro fertilisation.
What fears did you have, how did you overcome them, how did you feel during treatment…?
Treatment was complicated because my ovaries weren’t responding the way we initially expected them to. The final egg count wasn’t high and we knew it was going to be close. My biggest fear was that there wouldn’t be any embryos on the day of the embryo transfer, meaning there wouldn’t be anything to transfer.
My plan throughout treatment was to stay calm and to take everything one step at a time. After transferring the only two embryos that remained, I told myself over and over that whatever happened from that point on wasn’t in my hands, and the only thing left to do was have faith.
What advice would you give to other mothers and couples who are considering fertility treatment?
I would tell them that they’re going to embark on a journey with lots of ups and downs. They’re going to feel like they’re on a roller coaster. But they need to imagine that journey as a path of learning, not one of agony or torture.
Infertility changes your life and can bring you positivity, as strange as it may sound. You learn to take things in stride and to look on the bright side, and you learn to understand yourself better and to realise how strong you are and how strong you can become.
But in the end, your journey of learning and all the effort you’ve put in are rewarded … and it’s just WONDERFUL!
Would you like to hear about more patient stories like Mar’s? You can read more in our Real Stories section, where we post the opinions and experiences of patients who have come to our fertility clinic in Spain.
Were you a patient at URE and do you want to tell us your story? Contact us! We’d love to hear from you again and give you a space where you can share your story