Posts Tagged ‘first ivf baby’

Understanding Surrogacy—Read Testimonials from Our Patients Who Used Surrogates

Friday, April 8th, 2011

A surrogate mother is the woman who is pregnant with the child and intends to relinquish it after birth. The origin of the word SURROGATE is derived from the Latin word subrŏgare (to substitute), meaning “appointed to act in the place of.” The intended parent(s) is the individual or couple who intends to rear the child after its birth.

There are many forms of surrogacy—traditional, gestational, humanitarian and compensated. Read more about surrogacy by clicking here.

At West Coast Fertility Centers, we have experienced many forms of surrogacy and our valued patients share their stories with you…

“My experience with Dr. Diaz was that of making it very simple to achieve being a parent. At every turn, Dr. Diaz made the procedures effortless and successful. He made it clear on the success percent from historical data and all went to plan.

The staff made me very comfortable and safe with each step, until I was handed off to the pediatrician. Being a single dad is much easier than I expected. I have learned that I have a love inside of me for my son that I never knew could exist, and am happier than I have ever been being a parent.”  -Nick L. (single father)

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“My partner and I went to Dr. Diaz after so many hurdles of trying to start a family. Being a gay couple, we decided to try IVF. This was really our last hope after trying with a traditional surrogate for two years and that being unsuccessful.

When we saw Dr. Diaz, he made us feel right at home and comfortable. His staff is amazing and answered all emails and calls right away. We found a surrogate in the OC area and the process for her was simple and Dr. Diaz made sure it was a right fit for us. Within 60 days of meeting Dr. Diaz, we had our first IVF and it was a success. We are now into our second trimester and are extremely happy to bring our baby home in mid 2011.”

Thank you, again, Dr. Diaz and staff for making our family a reality.”  -Mike T. (same sex couple)

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I was a surrogate for my parents. My overall experience with Dr. Diaz and staff was a pleasant one. They did all they could to make this process as easy and comfortable for me. I have never done this before and I have to admit I was extremely scared, but for my parents, I would have done this 100 times.

What helped me be at ease was the personable service and the way I was treated while undergoing the procedures and visits. I would and have highly recommended Dr. Diaz for IVF treatments and without the help of Dr. Diaz and staff, there would no greater gift than my little brother. Thank you all again!”  -Vanessa G. (daughter as surrogate)

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Who was the First Baby Born Using IVF?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The Birth of Louise Brown – an Historic Milestone in Modern Medical Advancements

Louise Brown First IVF Baby

Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” with her mother Lesley

Photo taken October 9, 1978 by Brian Bould / Daily Mail

A healthy baby, Louise Brown, was born on July 25th, 1978 using IVF to Lesley and John Brown after 9 years of failed attempts to have a child naturally.

The British scientist Robert Edwards was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for the development of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Edwards’ work with gynecologist, Stephen Steptoe (deceased), led to the first, healthy IVF baby born on July 25, 1978. It was stated that Professor Edwards had the vision that IVF could be useful as a treatment for infertility in as early as the 1950’s. Infertility is a problem affecting around 15-20% of couples globally.

First IVF Baby with IVF Inventor

Louise Brown’s 30th Birthday Reunion

Professor Robert Edwards, Lesley Brown (mother), Louise Brown (the world’s first “test tube baby”) with her son Cameron.

Photo was taken on July 12, 2008 by  by Bourn Hall Clinic.

Dr. Edwards is still in contact with the first ‘test tube baby’, Louise Brown, who will turn 33 this year.