January 28, 2019
Meet our first Portsmouth Satellite Clinic family!
For Emily and Mark from Hayling Island, baby Matilda was always going to be a very special arrival. For Wessex Fertility, the birth of Matilda also marks a huge milestone, as she is the first baby to be born through treatment at its Portsmouth Satellite clinic.
The couple used Wessex Fertility’s Portsmouth Satellite clinic based in Waterlooville as part of their IVF treatment, which aims to minimise travel for Portsmouth patients by offering consultations, scans and blood tests. “The satellite clinic made all the difference in our treatment. Dr Guyer and Nurse Lorna were fantastic, and went above and beyond for our care. They are a lovely small team” remembers Emily. “Having the Portsmouth clinic cut out the stress of driving down the M27 regularly, which can be a nightmare. This also meant less time out of work for us, and just made the whole process so much easier” adds Mark.
In October 2018, after a healthy pregnancy, Emily went into labour 3 weeks early. “It was a difficult birth – it was really hard work, but I know these things don’t always go to plan!” remembers Emily. After a long labour, Emily gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Matilda, the first baby to be born through treatment at Wessex Fertility’s Portsmouth satellite clinic. “Holding Matilda in our arms for the first time was amazing, looking back now at what we went through, we just knew it was all so worth it”.
The couple feel extremely positive about their treatment at Wessex Fertility Portsmouth Satellite clinic. “We haven’t got a bad word to say from start to finish, we would give Wessex a 10/10. They took all the information we gave them, digested it and made a proper plan for us. They were our good luck charm, but even if we hadn’t been successful, we have no doubt that we would have been looked after – the care is outstanding”
Read Emily & Mark’s full story here.