Family Stories

Naomi and Tanya’s story

Naomi and Tanya were married for a year before they decided to start thinking about their fertility options for starting a family.  They met working for the British Army, where Naomi was ground crew and Tanya worked as an administrative clerk.

Initially, Naomi and Tanya looked online to find a local clinic and went along to Simply Fertility in Chelmsford for a free, informal one-to-one consultation. (more…)

Laura and Andrew’s story

Laura and Andrew tried for a baby for eight years before considering fertility treatment to make their dreams of having a child of their own a reality.

Today, after many ups and downs, they are the extremely proud parents of baby Gabriel born in August last year weighing 7lb 5oz. (more…)

Elizabeth and David’s story

Elizabeth lost eight stone to realise her dream of starting a family and faced another uphill battle when she and husband David were unexpectedly diagnosed with unexplained infertility.

They were one of the last couples able to receive funding for treatment before the NHS stopped funding IVF across Essex in 2016. (more…)

Amanda and Layla’s story

When little Jacob kisses his mum’s pregnant tummy, his parents Amanda and Layla know he is going to be a great big brother.

At 28 weeks pregnant, their second baby is due in August, a younger brother or sister for 18 month old Jacob, who was born following fertility treatment at Simply Fertility.


Jo’s Story

For Jo, not having children was never an option.  Ever since a young age, she knew that she wanted to be a mother.

Jo always talked openly with family and friends about starting a family and hadn’t ruled out the option of adoption if things didn’t go according to plan.  But the time was never right or work commitments were not on her side.


Although naturally conceived we cant thank you enough for kick starting our fertility

Whilst he was a (surprise) naturally conceived baby, we are in
no doubt that the IVF and fertility journey we embarked on played a huge
part in kick starting my body to be able to conceive, and we are ever so
grateful for the support and assistance you all gave us in those early and
challenging times. Thank you again and wishing you all the best for the

I had read about egg sharing and we both felt that it would be an amazing thing to do

My partner and I needed IVF/ICSI as his sperm count was low. As the funding for IVF has been cut in Chelmsford, there was no way that we would be able to afford treatment.  I had read about egg sharing and we both felt that it would be an amazing thing to do to help another couple have a family while we were creating ours.  I feel really special that I have been able to share my eggs and would encourage anyone who is thinking of it to contact the team at Simply Fertility.  They will explain everything over a coffee and you can decide if its right for you.

Egg Sharer (May 2o16)

We would highly recommend Simply Fertility

“We had visited numerous fertility clinics but we never really felt completely comfortable or at ease. Then a friend recommended Simply Fertility. On arrival it was very welcoming & friendly. All the staff were really helpful and made sure we understood every stage of our fertility program. We would like to say a big thank you to all the team for helping us achieve our goal of adding a much wanted new member to our family. We would also like to say a special thank you to Sarah & Rudo, who were amazing by answering all of our questions day or night, no matter how silly some of our questions might have seemed. We would highly recommend Simply Fertility to anyone like us who has found it hard to start a family.” We haven’t got long now. We will see you soon once our baby has arrived.

Delighted Recipients

Donating my eggs has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done

Donating my eggs has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. The team at Simply Fertility helped me though the process.  It seemed complicated at first but the staff explained exactly what I needed to do with the medication.  I am a Mum and I have now helped 2 other people become Mummys!  It makes me feel really good inside to have made such a difference to other people’s lives.

An Egg Donor (Apr 2016)

Everyone was extremely Friendly

Everyone I met was extremely friendly and appeared to generally care about me.