When Laurayne and Charles Onuegbu first visited Simply Fertility, they had been trying for a baby for two years. However, the clinic’s fertility tests showed that the Chelmsford couple did not have any obvious problems. Unexplained, prolonged infertility such as this is termed subfertility.
“Mr Gangooly told us that although there was no diagnosed fertility issue, our chances of conceiving naturally were much reduced. We had already done quite a bit of research and knew that this was the case,” remembers Laurayne.
“Charles and I both felt we needed to be proactive, as trying for a baby without success can be such an emotional strain on a marriage. We were so blessed that I became pregnant with Gabriel at the first cycle. Gabriel was delivered by C-section at Broomfield Hospital on 4 April 2017.”
The couple opted for long protocol IVF with pipelle to make the lining of the womb more receptive to the embryo, plus an embryoscope to track the progress of the embryos in vitro. Mr Gangooly’s ethical stance and prominence in fertility was an important consideration for them.
We went to one of the open evenings and just got a really good feeling from simply fertility. It just felt like the right place for us.
“Mr Gangooly was very straightforward and deals in facts. It meant we were able to base our decisions on this information and the statistics on the success of the procedures,” says Laurayne.
“There is apprehension about what the procedures and injections are going to be like, but the injections are not painful and just became a part of my daily routine. You have a lot of visits to the clinic but Simply Fertility was very helpful in scheduling early morning appointments so I didn’t have to miss hours of work. They remove all the stresses in that way."
“The care was really one-to-one – you get to know everyone on first name terms and they know exactly who you are. It is a very relaxed atmosphere where you can talk everyone openly.”