Patient Stories

We hope that reading about others experiences may support you in your journey. These stories are real Fertility SA patient stories however some identifying details such as names have been removed to protect our patients privacy.

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Our experience with IVF

Motherhood came late for me. As with many women, career and life in general had just taken over and I didn’t meet the love of my life until my thirties. I’d always thought I wasn’t meant to have children of my own, but then my husband and I decided we wanted to try for a baby. After 5 heart-breaking miscarriages we knew this wish was going to be a hard one to fulfill. We started investigating what assistance we could receive to achieve our dream and I quickly became an expert in all things fertility. Read More

My Road to Motherhood

My husband and I have been married 5 years and together for 9 years. Right from the start my husband knew I wanted to be a mother more than anything in the world and we talked about how great our lives would be with children and made a plan for that to happen. We got married in 2007 and a year later on our honeymoon decided it was time to start a family. Our plan was to spend 4.5 weeks in Greece and Turkey returning home to be expecting our first child. Well that never happened. We did go away and we did try to conceive our first child but it never happened. I wasn’t worried, my research had told me it could take as long as 12 months so that was fine however Christmas of 2008 came and went and nothing. We made the decision to visit our GP and the doctor ran all the tests he could think of. Read More