This weeks ‘Patients For Patients’ event was a great success, with 30 attendees, four families of previous patients and three beautiful bundles of joy bringing a bit of cuteness to our informal evening.
This ‘Patients For Patients’ evening was an opportunity for attendees to relax, ask questions both to previous patients and the IVF-Life UK team and also gain some information on IVF and other treatments offered by our specialists.
Here’s a rundown of how the evening went:
With the murmurs of three tiny ones in the room, laboratory director Karen Schnauffer opened the event, introducing the clinic, discussing the IVF process, state of the art facilities and the services offered to both men and women at IVF-Life UK, whilst answering questions that some of the attendees had.
Our previous patients were then asked if they were happy to discuss their experiences of treatment with us. Lee and Naomi, with their beautiful seven week old Nina, discussed their journey with IVF-Life UK, going into detail about the cutting edge tests they were given which were not offered on the NHS.
Lee spoke about their journey, commenting “Sometimes it’s better knowing the problem even if it’s scary, then you can approach it and put a plan in place. The consultations here were so relaxed and worked around our free time. We didn’t have to wait long for anything, the team at IVF-Life UK took out the frustration during an emotional process. A process, that without, we wouldn’t have our Nina.”
Following this Natalie Silverman of the Fertility Podcast and Freedom Fertility Specialist Claire Caldow spoke, discussing the outlets and coping strategies that they offer whilst also discussing their own fertility struggles and IVF journeys. Both talks were insightful and brought to light that others who have been through this journey are willing to talk about it and help you at any point along the way.
Then a Q&A session was offered, answering questions previously sent and others brought up during the evening’s talk. At this point, Louise and Adriano, who had their daughter Indiana just 19 days ago, spoke up about their experience with IVF-Life UK.
Louise commented “I must say thank you to all the team. We had such a massive level of care here. Everything was done timely, unlike we’d found with the NHS and all the team were so friendly. We’re so lucky to have come to IVF-Life UK and now have Indiana.”
Following that, Ben and Hannah, who had with them their four-week-old baby boy Theodore, discussed their IVF journey with us.
Hannah spoke saying “We were recommended IVF-Life UK by someone I worked with. We’d been trying for two and a half years with no luck, so we contacted IVF-Life UK. The team was great and we were in to see them straight away, no waiting time, which was a lot quicker than we’d had before.
“They ran some tests on us both and quickly found out what was stopping us from being successful. We started getting treatment and medication for it, the team were always on hand about any questions I had, whatever time in the day or evening it was. We had our first cycle of IVF and it worked! We’ve now got our boy Theodore and we’re so happy with him. The only thing is, we wish we could’ve given birth here – it would’ve been a lot more relaxing than with the NHS, but at the end of the day we got Theodore.”
Tuesday was a great event and everyone at IVF-Life UK enjoyed meeting not only the attendees but also the babies brought into this world with the help of our whole team.
We’re so thankful to be able to run events like this, so if you’re interested in attending our next event or would like to speak to a member of our team, get in touch today!