9 hours ago
Thank you for these lovely photographs Sonja - what a cheeky little face.
Sonja writes: "Hello! I realised i had not sent in a picture of my Beautiful Bourn Boy! Ashton, born 1st Feb 2017 ... the most amazing, loving, cheeky and independent little boy who is the love of our lives. Booked in today for a consultation to give Ashton a little brother or sister! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
Lovely against the odds story. Thank you for sharing xx
Finally getting round to introducing my little Bourn Hall baby Callum Robert Grant-Crawley, who was born on 28th March this year.
He was from our second cycle and we’re over the moon that he arrived safely after my complications with Ashermans Syndrome (scar tissue in the uterus) made us think we wouldn’t ever have another child.
His 6yr old brother is so excited to have a little brother, and who knows, maybe we might even have another in the future from one of the two frozen embryos we have left. 🤞🏻
Thanks to everyone at BH who helped our family expand. 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Congratulations to Tanya and Brendon who completed the London Marathon. Tanya is a cancer survivor, the diagnosis came out of the blue and the couple froze their embryos ahead of chemo to give them the chance of having a family. Read their story on our Fertility Blog
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3 days ago
Delighted to hear good news from Nicci, she has had 'twins' several years apart.
She writes: "Dear All at Bourn Hall. Just to thank you once again for blessing us with our IVF baby girl no. 2. Isabelle was born a month early but is perfect in every way just like her big sister Gabriella. Isabelle was the result of a frozen embryo that was put into storage after We had Gabriella transferred back to me in May 2015. So created at the same time, but born 2.5 years apart. How amazing is science?! We can never thank you enough. 😊💗💗
Nicci had two miscarriages and three attempts at IVF before the couple had success with Gabriella. She told us how petrified she was having a scan.
“Every time I went to the toilet I was expecting to see blood. Every time I felt a twinge I thought ‘I’m losing the baby’. It didn’t help that I didn’t have any pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness.”
When they came for the 12-week scan, Nicci broke down crying, telling her husband she couldn’t face having the scan. “I was absolutely terrified – I froze,” Nicci says. “I had to take it step-by-step, with Laurie encouraging me all the way.
“During the scan I shut my eyes, I felt sick and my fists were clenched; it was terrible. The nurse went about her business and after a couple of minutes said, matter-of-factly, ‘Yes you’re pregnant; there are the arms, the legs and you can hear the baby’s heartbeat. Everything looks to be fine.’ To me it was just another step that we had come along the way. I still wouldn’t admit to myself that I was pregnant.”
Thank you Nicci for sharing your story - behind every Bourn Hall Baby there is a long journey. ... See MoreSee Less