After six years of being ‘just friends’ (while I was not-so-secretly in love with him), my husband, Andrew, and I finally started dating in 2018. I was 36 and had already completed two very average rounds of egg freezing.
Two months later, I was having an urgent six hour laparoscopic surgery in New York for Stage 4 Endometriosis. We were already talking about having babies, but we didn’t realise just how much work that dream might be to create...
Five rounds of IVF and three years later, our son, Jackson, was in my belly and all we could think about was doing everything possible to give this little guy the best shot at life.
When our OBG recommended Cell Care, it was an absolute yes for us from the start. We stored cord blood and tissue and we couldn’t be happier!
We did a slight delay on the cord clamping (just under 60 seconds) and were still able to get 100mL of blood, which is huge! The collector was so lovely and completely available in the room while not interfering in any way with the birth or needing any attention from us, as it had all been arranged and decided in advance. Cell Care made the entire process very easy.
It feels so good to know if he ever needs medical treatments, we have done everything we can to protect and support him. Since we aren’t sure whether he’ll end up with a sibling, it’s wonderful to know he wouldn’t have to hunt for a matching donor.
When I think about the potential medical applications, especially as the technology advances in the future, the price for 30 years of storage seems incredibly reasonable.
We are thrilled with the entire experience and we highly recommend Cell Care to any future mums lucky enough to be in a position to do this for their child!