Dream came true

Halifax Courier - - The Gift Of Life -

‘The staff were fan­tas­tic in mak­ing the process eas­ier’ ‘The team were so pleased. We were over the moon’

one in three chance you still hope and be­lieve it will hap­pen. So when we were told it hadn’t worked we were dev­as­tated. “It was some­thing we so des­per­ately wanted but it felt like we were never go­ing to get it,” said Sarah. Sarah took time to heal emo­tion­ally and phys­i­cally be­fore the cou­ple went for their sec­ond round of treat­ment. The cou­ple said they went into the sec­ond round of treat­ment with a dif­fer­ent at­ti­tude - with a more pos­i­tive out­look. “Rather than wor­ry­ing that it wouldn’t work, we told our­selves it could work,” said Sarah. Sarah also took time out from the stress of work, prior to em­bryo in­ser­tion, to al­low her body and mind more fo­cus and re­lax. Sarah and Andy were at a Halifax car­wash when they got ‘the’ phone call. “The unit nurse who phoned to tell us the re­sults were pos­i­tive was so ex­cited - the team were so pleased for us. We were over the moon.” Nine months later, Sarah gave birth to a healthy baby Jack, in Oc­to­ber 2013. Sarah and Andy have shared their story to re­as­sure oth­ers strug­gling to con­ceive nat­u­rally that there are so­lu­tions. Andy said: “It’s been fan­tas­tic to re­alise how many people out there are in the same sit­u­a­tion. You think you’re the only ones - but you’re not.” His wife said: “For any­one read­ing this ar­ti­cle and go­ing through the same prob­lem as we faced, there is hope. The key is to stay pos­i­tive and re­alise there are oth­ers in the same boat.” Mr and Mrs Banks want to rec­om­mend Calderdale’s As­sisted Con­cep­tion Unit to other cou­ples and say that the unit’s friendly at­mos­phere and per­sonal level of care was para­mount to their pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence. This month, the cou­ple re­turned to Calderdale hospi­tal for the unit’s an­nual party for chil­dren and par­ents and met and so­cialised with other par­ents who have also en­joyed suc­cess of birth through the unit. Now, they look for­ward to what they al­ways longed for - sum­mer hol­i­days, sports days and Christ­mas’ with their son and maybe, in the fu­ture, an­other brother or sis­ter for Jack to play with. For any­one fac­ing con­cep­tion dif­fi­cul­ties and who feels they have no one to con­fide in, Sarah said they can con­tact her, through the hospi­tal unit.

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