Patient Stories

Looking back at New Year, we were so excited to get the results of our Morphology pregnancy scan…. We are having 2 boys! After the early months of morning sickness and low blood pressure, this wonderful news added to my wellbeing and I started to feel much better. In a blink of an eye, in May this year, we welcomed our two sons into the world – the fulfilment of all of our dreams, after a very long and tough journey. Thank you Nikki, Denyse and Dr Bernstein for being so positive when we were feeling so negative, we were so lucky that it worked the first time and with the bonus of twins! We will definitely be taking our twin boys back to South Africa as Cape Town holds a special place in our hears and we want the twins to know where their special egg donor came from. To our egg donor, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts – you have truly changed our lives forever with your kind gift.

GW & VR

 


It had always been on top of my list of cities to visit, so for me, Cape Town was an easy choice and I was certainly not disappointed. I reached out, as a single, 44 year old lady , with a failed marriage behind me. I found nothing but understanding, kindness and compassion from Donor Eggs Australia. No judgement, just gentle, methodical management, that looking back, as I get ready to have my little girl, I still cannot believe that it all went so smoothly and that I achieved my pregnancy with my first attempt. Denyse and Nikki gently guided me, under the expert auspices of Dr Joel Bernstein, with my testing, medication and planning with such quiet efficiency and there was never a call that was not answered or returned. The passion of Dr Bernstein, Nikki and Denyse for assisting patients in achieving their goal is unparalleled and nothing like anything that I have experienced with any of the local IVF Clinics. The Clinic in Cape Town was superb and I could not have been treated better. Thank you, thank you , thank you .

SB

 


As a Scientist myself, I immediately connected with Denyse when I pluck up the courage to call Donor Eggs Australia. Her enthusiasm for her work and a deep knowledge of the processes, as well as extensive experience in this field, immediately put my mind at ease. I was going to be walking this path alone, as a single parent. I had achieved so much in my career, but looking back at my personal life, I felt sad about some of the choices I had made at the time and possible opportunities that I had missed. Denyse was so re-assuring that I could move forward at this time and I came up to Sydney to meet the Donor Eggs Australia team, Dr Bernstein, Nikki and Denyse. We met in a relaxed , beautiful room and chatted about the process from beginning to end, as I was going to move through the process. I also had the opportunity, on that day, to meet with the lovely Counsellor, Bev, who was able to put my mind at ease. The whole experience, from start to finish , was professional, efficient, kind and caring. I have chosen not to know the gender of the baby I am expecting in February 2020 but what I do know is that 2020 is going to be an incredibly special year for me as I launch myself into motherhood, something I have been longing to do for so long. All I can say, is do not doubt yourself and do not hesitate to reach out.

ML

 


We finally have our family complete and it's all thanks to Dr Bernstein, Denyse and their staff at Donor Eggs Australia. After many many years of trying to create a family, we were finally put it touch with Denyse.

P and R

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With a lump in my throat I write this today to thank Denyse and Dr Bernstein for their help with changing our lives. Emily is now 2 and has brought such joy and love to our lives and to all ...

D and M

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To Denyse and all the team at Dr Bernstein's:

We would like to thank you so much for our miracle baby Joshua. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about the lady who donated her eggs and how wonderful she must be.

D & T

 


The whole experience, from when we first met Denyse and then Dr Bernstein, to the birth of our twin girls, for us, was a miracle.

F and Y

 


Before we came to Dr Bernstein and met Denyse, we had undertaken approximately 12 IVF cycles at two well known clinics in Sydney and the Metropolitan area. Out of these cycles, one was successful. The other 11 were not, but...

KB and DF

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My husband and I have been so priviledged to be able to become parents using donor eggs. The thought of joining a donor egg programme was so daunting, but once we had been in touch with Denyse at Dr Joel Bernstein, they quickly put...

M & L.

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Sometimes it isn't easy to put into words feelings and emotions. Our son , Nicholas, is a perfect example of this. For us, the chance to have another child ( our eldest son is our biological child ) seemed an impossibility - then we met...

Nicholas

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We have come to realise that there is no greater gift than life and the greatest joy we have found is holding our precious child, no matter by what means they have come into our life.

S & G

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The causes of infertility are many and varied. It does not really matter what the cause is, the reality is the intense longing for a baby which can dominate your life.

Sarah and David

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