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The Hough’s Story

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"We started the IVF process in 2015 for unexplained infertility. The staff at nurture (especially Michelle) were incredible and made the process so much easier. I had 43 eggs collected initially and 25 fertilised successfully. Because of the high amount collected the embryos were frozen and we had a three-month wait (the longest three months of my life) before implantation.


I thought I’d miscarried but went for a scan at nurture and my whole body shook when I saw her little heartbeat for the first time. Nine months later our first daughter arrived. We had 18 embryos remaining at this stage. 18 months later we decided we were ready for number two and had a frozen transfer. Sadly it didn’t work the first time but the next attempt was successful and we now have some teeny twin girls too!


We had a few embryos left and donated these to medical research so they can hopefully help people in future. Lots of people I know look back on IVF as a really difficult thing to go through, but I just look back and remember the amazing staff there, Michelle’s hugs and the support I felt every time I stepped inside the building. I couldn’t be happier with my little family.



Sarah, Mark, Esme, Megan and Amelie Hough


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