"Living as a single mom is hard, but when I see my children I realize that they are my home and I would not change anything to have them by my side. At 17 I had my first daughter and I did not expect to be a mother again, but when I turned 30 I felt that I wanted to enjoy that stage again. Not having a partner, I thought that one way to help and calm that feeling was by donating my eggs"
"I researched where I could do it and found the Institute, they gave me tests and I told them why I wanted to do it. When they came back with the results, a doctor talked to me and said that despite being young, I had a low ovarian reserve and was not a candidate to donate; but, if I so wanted, I could have an assessment consultation for an Assisted Reproduction treatment."
" I thought about it for a long time, but in the end, I didn't want to miss the opportunity. At the end of my diagnosis, they made a financial plan that was way above my capabilities, but I didn’t decline, I asked them for time to collect the money."
"When I managed to get it all together, I was very anxious to start treatment, but the hormones didn't sit well with me. The day of the transfer I was very afraid, I felt a huge uncertainty. I think that influenced the result. I did my entire first cycle with a lot of fear and, as expected, it did not work out. I felt very bad, I didn't understand why it failed after I had followed the instructions they gave me by the dot; the doctor recommended I try therapy to manage my emotions, which definitely changed my life."
"The second transfer felt totally different, it was more emotional, I was no longer waiting for anything, I just enjoyed the moment, seeing how my embryos were placed. Two weeks later they called me to confirm that I was pregnant, what a magical moment. Now I can spend more time at home with my children, and I realize that I would not do anything differently because having my three children with me is the best blessing that life could grant me.”
"My experience with Ingenes was very calming all because of the staff, they were welcoming and made you feel at ease with everything."
Ingenes McAllen, TX.