After trying for a baby for a year we knew something wasn’t right when the pitter patter didn’t materialise. This was confirmed by our gp and after being told our NHS wait was going to be 2 years we soon decided to seek help ourselves. Having never heard of GCRM, I came across them when doing a Google search.
After researching the success rates for the clinics local to us, we made an appointment and were scared and excited to see what options were available to us. From the moment we walked in we knew we had made the right choice. Everyone was so welcoming and the facilities were clearly excellent. Our options were explained and all our questions answered in full detail (even the silly ones!). Dr Gaudoin recommended we waited 3 months before starting treatment in order to build up on our supplements, although this was disappointing I look back and realise this was the best advice for us and showed our best interests were at the heart of everyone’s advice. We decided to use Eeva as we wanted the best possible chance of conceiving and this was ideal for our circumstances. Again we were excited and scared to start our treatment as we knew we were then closer to a result one way or the other.
The care we received during the treatment was exceptional, with every visit making us feel more at home. From receptionists to embryologists to nurses, everyone remembered us and took time with us as if we were the first patients they had seen that day with enthusiasm and care. We were kept up to date daily with our embryos’ progress. We were delighted to discover that on our first try I was pregnant! The after care was also excellent, culminating in the wonderful day when we got to see our baby on the screen for the first time, well the tiny dot that became our fabulous little boy!
GCRM gave us the gift of a family and for that we could not be more grateful. There have been many tears of joy, even as I write this today!
Hazel & Peter Johnstone
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