Sherrie and Matthew’s story

Returning to fertility treatment – Sherrie and Matthew share their story

“We started our second IVF cycle in January 2018 following a failed round at another clinic. This time, we had a short ICSI protocol, to help with not over stimulating. To our surprise, we had five eggs and all five had turned into embryos!

Our family now lives on through generations, thanks to the team at CARE Bath.

We were over the moon when we were told two of them were class “A”. So, we had one class “A” embryo transferred and one was frozen (we can’t believe we were lucky enough to have a frozen Emmie too!) Emmie the name has stuck due to us having a picture of our embryo. We shared this picture with close family on the day of transfer saying “Meet Emmie the embryo”. Now the whole family and close friends called bump “Emmie”.

On February 7th 2018, we were a month pregnant. All our dreams had come true and I had the most amazing pregnancy. We enjoyed every step of it.

Matthew Harry Bear was born on the 13/10/18 - born two weeks early as our precious miracle couldn’t wait to meet us! He is named after his daddy, Matthew.

We cannot thank the whole team enough for giving us the most precious gift we could ask for. The whole experience has been a pleasant one, all thanks to them. At times, it has been the most intense times of our lives, but at the same time the most precious and exciting time too. Every experience on our journey has been a life changing one, but one we would never change for the world. We are so, so lucky to have experienced life-making this way.

The love we have for our baby is unconditional. Harry really is our everything, and our dreams have come true all thanks to CARE Bath staff. No words can thank you enough.”


 - Sherrie and Matthew