"A child is above anything else!" — a contest of confessions about the most intimate
For a woman there is no greater happiness in life than the joy of Motherhood. Unfortunately, the way to this cherished dream is often a thorny one, and many married couples have difficulties with conception of long-awaited child. It is a painful and difficult challenge of the strength of the spirit and the belief in miracles. Having 25 years of experience and 22,470 successful IVF programs, we can say for sure that even in the most desperate situations, one should not give up and forgo the dream of a small darling happiness.
There is always a hope — with this message, ISIDA clinic together with popular Ukrainian TV channel initiated a contest of confessions "A child is above anything else!". Any married couple dreaming of a baby could share with us their story, describing how much they want to become parents, and get a chance to participate in free IVF program. A touching story of Elena V. on her longstanding battle for the main dream of her life couldn’t leave us indifferent:
«Probably, there is nothing special about my story. I'm an ordinary woman, I did not have any terrible illnesses or abortions, I did not sleep around. And, probably, never really wanted to get married... But always dreamed of becoming a mother! When I turned 19, I got married and immediately began to dream about the baby, although we didn’t even have enough money for the two of us – we were living from salary to salary. But I decided that my grandmother, whom I then lived with, will look after her great-granddaughter, and I will go to work. However, soon my grandmother died, and I still wasn’t pregnant. Six months later, I went to a gynecologist for the first time. The doctor calmed me down, said that after taking hormonal medications it can happen and that in a year everything will work out.
But it never happened. I started visiting doctors, was prescribed with hormones and gained weight. All the doctors said that there seemed to be no problems, I constantly took different tests and ... nothing. So 12 years flew past. During this time, all my friends, relatives, even nieces had children. Some of them had two. And it became difficult for me and my husband to communicate with them. They couldn’t understand us. Everyone talked only about children. And we could only dream about them.
Yes, I have godson, this is my sister's son, he is 6 years old, and I really love him. But I still hope to give birth to my own children. Although I understand that with every year it will be increasingly difficult. By the way, one day, when his mother was at the hospital after the birth of her youngest daughter, he asked me: "Do you know where the children in the tummy come from? Ask my mother, so that you can have a baby too and be a mother, and Yarik (my husband) — a father! ". On one hand it touches, but on the other — it hurts to hear.
Last year we seriously thought about this problem. We took all the necessary tests, even made insemination. But nothing happened. In January, we were preparing for IVF in a natural cycle. But again – no luck. So we decided to save money for usual IVF. In the meantime, prices for all services went up again. And we had to save more money to make new analyzes, only now we did it in ISIDA. I really hope that this time we will succeed, because children are the best thing in our life! So my heart tells me…»
Upon finding out about the victory in the contest, Elena V. could not believe her happiness:
"I wrote a confession like this for the first time and, frankly, I didn’t believe to ever win a prize, -Elena V. remembers. — This contest is very good: it is not only give hope to women, but also let them understand how many people struggle with this problem, too. Right after I found out about the victory in the contest, we made IVF in ISIDA and... it went well! Now I'm pregnant, and I'm very happy about that. I want to express a huge gratitude towards the clinic and my attending physician — I have never felt such a professional approach and warm attitude to myself for the past 12 years of treatment".
«When Elena came to ISIDA, it was immediately clear to me that she was a real fighter, — says obstetrician-gynecologist Ksenia Khazhilenko. — Lena was determined and did not hesitate with the actions, and with that, she stood out among all other patients. As an attending physician I can say that her firm belief in success helped us to use the existing chances for 150% and to help her become pregnant from the first attempt».
This happy story is a vivid example of the fact that miracles happen — you only have to strongly believe in them. And remember that hope is the best medicine of all there is known!