Hannah, our miracle baby!
It’s impossible for us to put into words our joy at having our beautiful baby Hannah, born on 12th March 2011. We hope this tribute will bring more couples like us to your door, so they can once again feel hopeful about starting a family.
Now in our early 40s, we started our eventful journey towards conceiving Hannah three years ago. After we got married in 2006, we used the contraceptive Pill as our method of family planning until we discovered that the Pill can operate as an abortive agent; whilst it can prevent fertilisation of the egg, it does not always succeed and in such cases, the fertilised egg is aborted.
So we abandoned the Pill as this was something we weren’t comfortable with but we had no idea what to do instead. Then we came across an advert for the LIFE FertilityCare Programme at our local church.
The Programme’s ethical position on fertility coupled with their utter professionalism and care throughout has led us to where we are today – extremely proud and happy parents!
Aside from our ages possibly contributing to our difficulties starting a family, Clare had some serious medical problems. Indeed, as part of early investigations LFC undertook, we found that Clare’s progesterone levels were extremely low which would have caused repeated miscarriages.
LFC was our lifeline, offering the necessary progesterone therapy to support an embryo. IVF, on the other hand, stimulates egg production alone, a process not without side-effects, and attention is not generally paid to ensuring the best hormonal environment to support the ongoing pregnancy.
LFC offered us body-friendly, holistic treatment and in contrast to the rollercoaster of IVF treatment which can place a great strain on couples, the LFC process placed our relationship at the heart of the treatment. A child can’t have a better start than parents who are close and strong together.
We can’t praise LFC enough. The Programme is, as yet, a largely undiscovered treasure and we’re praying that more and more people who need the service discover what you do.
We think you are wonderful.’