Cheryl and Michael

Manchester Fertility made us feel like an extended family and when times were hard, they gave us the positivity to continue.

Nobody makes the choice to go through the IVF journey but you can certainly choose who to go through this journey with.

Like a lot of people, we did our research and looked on various websites to decide on a fertility clinic, this in itself can be an emotional rollercoaster. We decided in the end to visit a few and cannot describe our relief when we finally visited Manchester Fertility.

Previously we had been lost in a sea of jargon, and quite frankly felt we were just another number in the IVF system, but right from the friendly reception team to the consultant specialists, we were given a realistic view of what lay ahead of us.

We cannot write this and pretend the journey wasn't long and extremely hard, but we can say that we were not alone during these times. Manchester Fertility made us feel like an extended family and when times were hard, they gave us the positivity to continue. A testament to the team is that without them we may have given up, without the specialist doctor continuing to review and revise our conception programme we would not today be blessed with a beautiful daughter.

Since the birth we have become more open in talking about our experience and just hope that for others going through a similar emotional time that we provide hope.

We plan to go through the process all again next year and know already that we have the best team possible in our corner.

Photography courtesy of NC Hopes Photography.

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