I had lost all hope. A diagnosis of Severe Diminished Ovarian Reserve at just 35 years old, meant as a single Mum of one the likelihood of being able to bless my daughter with the gift of a sibling was all but gone. Finances exhausted after rounds of unsuccessful IVF’s I decided to just give it all one last chance. I would need both an egg and sperm donor.
In New Zealand the process of achieving this is near impossible. But through a detailed search online of various IVF clinics abroad and all they had to offer, it became very clear that a clinic in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece by the name of Newlife IVF could be my answer. After a late night email to the clinic I was delighted to receive an email back the following day and by weeks end I had received a skype call from Chrysa and Dr Dovas who have simply become my angels in life. They were beyond warm, beyond caring and spent a long time listening to my story. Within a couple of weeks my plan was set and flights were booked for four members of my family to come and enjoy the trip with me.
Three months later we arrived in Greece. The clinic set up everything from the hotel to the taxi driver who escorted us for the entire week! My experiences at the clinic were simple and ran smoothly. I was informed every step of the way and had daily contact with Chrysa to update me.
Our trip to Greece was life changing and I know my future children will be proud to have come from such a beautiful place when I take them back. I am happily pregnant with twins and my dream of giving my daughter the best thing life has to offer, siblings to share her journey, has come true.
From the bottom of my being I encourage all women or couples dealing with infertility to allow yourself to be helped by these very special people. I will be forever grateful.