Reviews and Patient Testimonials
Here at Santa Monica Fertility patient care and successful treatment outcomes are of most importance to us. We value the trust that our patients have shown in us by letting us be a part of their family building journey, and we are proud of the amazing reviews and patient testimonials that we are receiving; you can read some of them below:
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“I wanted to extend my gratitude to you all who were involved in my journey into getting pregnant. Dr. Jain and Dr. Vasquez, Gaby, Brooke, Sarah, all you ladies who got my blook, medicated me, handled my embryos, and kept me always so happy and painless. You guys were amazing in every aspect, and I always think of you. We were so blessed to get pregnant the first time, thanks to all your highly qualified professionalism and positive attitude. What a wonderful job you have, helping couples become parents and build their families. We will always send you good thoughts, wish that you can continue to do this work successfully, and be full of joy.
XXXX was born on April 19th, weighing 6ib 9oz and has been a sweet easy baby since. He did lose a bit of weight in the beginning, but it all turned out fine. Having an easy baby helped a lot during the middle of COVID when getting help was not very easy. He was 6 months old on the picture in the card, but he is 9 months now and we are enjoying every second of it.”
We are excited to announce the birth of our baby! XXXX was born via c-section by Dr. XXXX , he was 7 lbs. 2 oz. Since his 10 week ultrasound, XXX has received a clean bill of health. Since his birthday, he has been thriving and adjusting great to life at home. He is everything we ever dreamed of and much, much more.
Our path to parenthood has been a long one. We are forever grateful that it eventually led to you and your amazing care. We would love to know if there is a good time during the regular week to stop by with the little guy and say hello.
XXX and I couldn’t thank you enough for helping us bring our son into this world.
I chose SMF based on their high rates of success and in house donor pool which for me had a great selection. This was my first attempt at using donor eggs, and I wanted the best chances of success I could get with one transfer, as I was already pushing my personal age cutoff of birthing at 43 and wasn’t sure I was going to try a second transfer if the first didn’t work. I bought the 8 egg package, and got 3 blastocysts. I got pregnant the first attempt with a beautiful embryo who is now my soon-to-be 1 year old daughter! Dr. Jain is excellent, and the nurses are great. The process was actually easy, and I flew in from the east coast for my transfer. I’m thankful for SMF and their generous donors, and would highly recommend not wasting time somewhere else.
I came to Dr Jain as a last hope to having a baby. I wasted 4 years with Drs pretending to treat my infertility. From the moment I met Dr Jain I knew he was the Dr to make my dreams come true . Within just a few months I became pregnant and I am now the mother of a beautiful baby boy. I have heard horror stories about IVF but Dr Jain made it all super easy for me . Don’t wait like I did ….
I am happy to report that my experience with Dr. Jain and his staff was compassionate, and above all else, successful as of January 2019 !! My wife and I endured a four year IVF journey, with Dr. Jain being our third fertility doctor (previously with Dr. XXXX with XXXX, and Dr. XXXX with XXXXX – to no success. The fundamental problems in their care is a review for another day). At the suggestion of one of these previous REs, I also endured an unnecessary TESE performed by a urologist, the most painful experience in my life which contributed nothing to our current success. Given this experience, and my background in the medical field, I would recommend Dr. Jain without reservation.
My review is a bit late, but any first time parent can tell you time gets away from you faster than you know! We went to Dr Jain after a failed a year and a half of fertility attempts with another doctor in Beverly Hills. The bottom line was my eggs were just not viable and I just wish my previous doctor had been more upfront about that rather than go through cycle after cycle with bad results at a huge expense. As a last hope we met with Dr Jain to discuss my options for using frozen donor eggs. He was super informative and patient with all our questions while being very honest about our chances for conception. Just hearing his understanding of our what our situation had been and addressing how we could move forward, he showed himself to be a standout in the field and I only wish we had gone to him sooner. Additionally he surrounds himself with an amazing support staff. They were very professional in everything they did from interactions and correspondence, to even the simplest thing like making sure they spaced scheduling appropriately so you were not sitting in the waiting room for an hour past your appointment time still waiting to be seen- this was not the case with my previous specialist.
For an endeavor that can leave you with continuous frayed nerves, Dr Jain and his staff did their best to insure we were well informed and treated with respect and dignity throughout the entire process. I’m happy to say with the frozen donor eggs I was able to get pregnant on the first attempt at age 41. While it would be impossible to express the full level of gratitude we have for the result of our beautiful boy, I do know he wouldn’t be here without Dr Jain and I am happy to recommend him and the staff at Santa Monica Fertility
Thank you so much for your care and support over the past year. Your expertise and intelligent, logical approach was just what we needed – you’re an excellent doctor.
Love and friendship always,
We went to several fertility Dr’s and Dr Jain was by far the BEST. We chose Dr Jain becuase he had a wealth of knowledge in the fertility field and was very honest. He is absolutley a wonderful Dr. and was very caring through this stressful time. His staff was always very polite and always made us feel welcomed. I have refered him to all of our military friends and family that also needed some help through this time. We now have a wonderful little baby to add to our family. If you need a fertility Dr., Dr Jain is the person to go to. I would give him 10 stars!!
After a heartbreaking miscarriage, I made it a point to find the best doctor possible to guide me with my next pregnancy. From the first day I met Dr. Jain, I was grateful to have found an understanding and compassionate doctor. His genuine concern for my well being along with his experience allowed me to trust in him the success of my new pregnancy. I had the best care possible at his office, Santa Monica Fertility Center. Doctor visits were very detailed, continuous ultrasounds gave me piece of mind by allowing me to see my growing baby. Thanks to Dr. Jain’s care I was able to finally find hope and look forward to a successful pregnancy. His unique concern for my baby made me feel as if I was part of his family and not just another patient. Genuine doctors like him are hard to find. I would definitely recommend him.
As a former patient whom went through the egg freezing process, I highly recommend Dr. Jain and his fertility clinic. I did my research beforehand and found that Dr. Jain is truly one of the nationwide leaders in fertility techniques, a pioneer, for example, in successful egg freezing leading to pregnancies. He has given many career women a viable opportunity to preserve their fertility for the future. Dr. Jain is also a compassionate and dedicated fertility doctor whom takes the time and effort to clearly explain all of the details and nuances of the fertility process to his patients at every office visit and offer counsel with a calm and caring manner. As part of this process, he invests considerable energy and time in getting to know his patients, both individually and/or as a couple. Also, his staff is extremely knowledgeable and nurturing. The clinic itself has a serene low-key atmosphere and calming effect, which is really helpful for patients dealing with a very personal, emotionally delicate subject.
Santa Monica Fertility is fantastic from the first appointment on! Dr. Jain and his staff are the team you want to work with! They all make an extremely emotional process as comfortable as possible.
When talking with Dr. Jain he not only covers the technical side of how he’s going to treat your case, but the emotional side as well. He answered all of my questions and always told my husband and I what to expect. Exactly what you want from your doctor!
The visits to their office are always attentive and professional. I can’t say enough positive things about this crew of specialists. I can’t imagine going through this process with anyone else!
My husband and I have two amazing daughters thanks to Dr. Jain. We call them Miracle(8) and Magic(5) and can’t imagine a day that they weren’t in our lives. Before meeting Dr. Jain, I had two ectopic pregnancies and was left with the only hope of having children via IVF. We went to see one specialist before Dr. Jain and I left their office feeling incredibly uncomfortable and unsure about the process. We then met Dr. Jain and he put all my fears to bed. He answered all our questions confidently, he explained the process completely and then some. He is very passionate about his work and really cares about giving you his best effort. He is caring about you as a patient having endured the emotional roller coaster that his infertility. He is also very gentle. He is a godsend to us. The facility and staff are also top notch. I always felt comfortable and very attended to. I highly recommend Santa Monica Fertility!
After five unsuccessful IVF treatments (two of which ended in miscarriages), a friend referred me to Dr. John Jain. From the very beginning, I felt confident that this attempt would be different. Not only did he meet with us for over an hour during our initial consultation, but he also suggested a number of tests before the next IVF to identify the best approach. The treatment was successful, and when I experienced severe complications during the first trimester, Dr. Jain successfully guided me through it. I am now 9 months pregnant and can honestly say that I would have never made it this far without Dr Jain and his superior knowledge.
Dr. Jain and his entire staff are not only very professional and excellent at their profession, but they are also very friendly and compassionate. During the whole process, I felt we were in great hands. The facility itself is high end and was actually referred to by one of my previous doctors as one of the best in Southern California. I would highly recommend Dr. Jain and his staff to anyone who struggles with infertility.
The staff at Santa Monica Fertility are great. The small, clean, modern office has a very relaxing, spa-like, environment. The staff are very friendly and made me feel like family. There was rarely other patients waiting in the waiting room at the same time. They always responded quickly to my call, emails and accomodated my hectic schedule and nervous nelly attitude. After 6 years of dealing with 9 failed IVF’s, I finally found a place/doctor where I felt like I got the expertise and caring staff that was worth what we paid. I recommend also reading the reviews on Dr. John Jain. I am proud to say that my hubby and I will become parents to our first son in 27 days and I can’t wait to return to the office to introduce our first child and take some pictures.
High success rates coupled with an amazingly friendly and loving staff make this clinic stand out by far above the rest and believe me I did my research!
From the first phone call I was able to speak with someone and she spent as much time answering my questions as I needed. She even offered for me to have a complimentary phone conversation with Dr. Jain so he could answer a few initial questions I have before scheduling a consultation!
Kudos to Dr. Jain for having such a friendly and responsive staff, as a medical professional myself I know how difficult it is to find good people.
After struggling for years with infertility and failed treatments at a local clinic we finally realized our dream of becoming parents thanks to the support of Dr. Jain and his team at Santa Monica Fertility. Despite the long distance, the treatment process was well coordinated and met all of our expectations. Dr. Jain and staff demonstrated a high level of competency and professionalism throughout. We will be forever greatful!
Dr. Jain is a wonderful doctor with a great bedside manner. I chose his clinic because of his background in research and his experience as an educator. Fertility treatment was very emotional to go through so having a doctor that spends the time to answer questions and to really guide you through the process was a huge help. His nurses and staff were all wonderful too.
This is as good as it gets. I am a 39 year old with a known genetic carrier status which would make getting pregnant very difficult. I spoke with Dr. Jain about our journey and he offered a strategy that we would try. He was knowledgeable, up to date, and very thoughtful about how to go about me getting pregnant. I am a physician too, so I could appreciate his opinions. He was never influenced by statistics, which so many offices are. His bedside manner is wonderful. the office staff is incredible and so supportive. Jackie, Rosa, Gaby, Leti, Kim, and the rest of the staff are amazing!!! It took me more than several months but lo and behold, i am pregnant and it really is a miracle! thanks to the professionalism of Santa Monica Fertility, I will be having my first baby boy!
Thank you to Dr. Jain and his Staff. After several failed ivf in other clinics finally my dream has come true I am now almost 12 weeks pregnant with twins. I am going to miss everyone there but I am now on my way to being a mommy. Dr. Jain is sooo awesome and knowledgeable. He is compassionate and always there for you. Great Doctor.
My wife froze her eggs in two cycles at Dr. Jain’s office in 2010 (she was over 40) right before we met. As I understand Dr. Jain was a pioneer in egg freezing at the time. Since then we had a few failed IVFs in Northern California where we now live, so we decided to use some of her frozen eggs in a San Francisco fertility clinic. While we are still waiting for the chromosome analysis result of two HBI and HBII embryos, the outcome of which is independent of the egg freezing procedure itself, we are grateful that Dr. Jain’s egg freezing procedure actually provided the best yield of fertilized eggs and blastocysts among the several FRESH IVF cycles that we underwent in the past few years, which I found it amazing considering it was a pioneer procedure at the time and these are frozen eggs. Regardless of the chromosome analysis result that we are still waiting, I consider that Dr. Jain has done his job and delivered remarkable result being a pioneer in egg freezing.
I LOVE Dr. Jain and his entire staff. SMF was recommended to me by my wonderful acupuncturist, Dr. Virginia Prior (check her out on Yelp too!). After two prior offices were unable to meet our needs, third time really IS the CHARM! SMF staff is very professional and friendly. Appointments are NEVER overbooked (which was a problem I had at a previous office). They are so organized, efficient and attentive that I can make an appointment on my 45 min. lunch break without having any issues arriving back to work on time. I have never had to wait more than 5 minutes once I arrive for my scheduled appointment. They do a great job with communication too. Medications are verbally explained, as well as, follow up emails and phone calls ( if necessary). I have nothing negative to say about SMF.The staff always makes me feel like I am their #1 priority. I highly recommend Santa Monica Fertility!
Should have provided an update over a year ago! My son turns 16 months today & is perfect! Healthy, happy & hitting every milestone ahead of the curve. God bless Dr. Jain & his staff! Best of luck to everyone 🙂
Met with Julie Web today who is the practices patient coordinator. She is as up front and helpful as can be. I was impressed with her genuine care to be creative to meet my needs, and her candor made my experience one of the best. Strongly recommend just scheduling a consult with Julie . She is top notch.
I can’t say enough good things about this clinic. I think Dr Jain is incredibly fair and really helped my husband and I out. He and his staff are absolutely delightful and I highly recommend them.
I recently underwent an IVF cycle with embryo freezing with Dr. Jain and am very happy with the excellent care that I received. As a medical professional myself and in my 40s, I know how important it is to pick the right doctor. I decided to have an initial consult with Dr. Jain due to his background at USC and since he is a pioneer in egg freezing. Also, a friend of mine had a daughter after undergoing IVF with Dr. Jain about 2 years prior and had recommended him. As anticipated, Dr. Jain is not only knowledgeable, but also provides individualized care and does not order unnecessary tests and procedures. Questions were answered in a timely manner by Dr. Jain and/or staff, who have a positive attitude. Furthermore, I was impressed by the staff at their surgery center. Dr. Jain and his embryologist did a phenomenal job and I would recommend family and friends to consider this facility.
I had the pleasure of witnessing Dr. Jain and his staff at work when a friend of mine donated her eggs. His nurses are phenomenal and organized. I felt at ease speaking with his anesthesiologist and caring nurses because they made me feel welcome and my friend had authorized them to talk to me about her case. She said he honestly made her feel like she was his only patient because he treated her that way. I am too old to have kids but have recommended him to several younger friends and all of them have gone into meet with him to arrange storing their eggs for later use. They are getting into their late 30’s and have focused on their careers primarily. I feel bad about not writing a review prior to now but he deserves the kudos for the good work he and his staff are doing. Highly recommend.
Dr. Jain is a very patient, caring, professional, knowledgeable, and experienced doctor. He has a fantastic bedside manner. He and his staff always followed up with my phone calls and emails promptly. I know that he will be the doctor that I go to when I need him in the future. Thank you, Dr. Jain!
Dr. Jain and his staff are wonderful! They are very informative about the stats of egg freezing and IVF, as well as extremely helpful about the process for a Nervous Nelly with lots of questions! They truly made the procedure so easy for me. And knowing Dr Jain is on the forefront on all research and development with egg freezing, made me feel very secure that I’m in the best hands possible for future pregnancy opportunities. And their facility is amazing too!
Words cannot express the joy and gratitude we are feeling as we happily expect our new baby boy. After disappointments at another center, our dream finally came true. Dr. Jain’s office offered a relaxing and caring experience. I finally felt like I could forget about trying to become pregnant and felt the confidence to leave it up to the Santa Monica Fertility. When I was in the care of Dr. Jain and his staff, my husband and I felt like family and old friends. I have since recommended him to other friends and without hesitation we will be seeing him again.
As an overseas patient I was a bit apprehensive on choosing a clinic via email and phone, but after a phone consultation with Dr. Jain and chatting to his fabulous nurses my partner and I felt very confident. Santa Monica Fertility Center, was warm and welcoming and from start to finish made the whole process easy. I was always contacted, explained and reassured with every step of the procedure, I would recommend Dr. Jain and his fabulous nursing team.
My wife and I extend our heartfelt gratitude to you and your staff for the exceptionally competent and loving contribution you all made to fulfilling our dream. All of you, from start to finish, provided loving, supportive, confidence-inspiring and highly professional guidance, personal attention and service to both of us in our pursuit of this very personal and important goal.Without the help, professionalism, concern and guidance you all provided we never would have experienced the joy we now feel, and will continue to relish in the future.
We are writing to express our wholehearted recommendation of Dr. Jain and the staff at Santa Monica Fertility. It was with heavy hearts and much trepidation that we found ourselves seeking fertility treatment at all. But from our initial consultation with Dr. Jain, we knew that this was an extraordinary practice and that we would be in the very best care should we decide to move forward. Dr. Jain spent an inordinate amount of time with us, answering our endless questions with a combination of science, personal experience, genuine patience, and empathy. As we moved through a series of tests and treatments, the care we received was highly individualized. Our experience from start to finish was an overwhelmingly positive one, a rare occurrence in medical care, and one for which we are eternally grateful.
As a single female in my early forties, my dream of one day having a child seemed like a fading possibility. A news clip featuring Dr.John Jainand the egg-freezing process gave me renewed hope; there was something I could do to help slow down my biological clock. Dr. Jain and his nurses were incredibly sensitive and caring, and always made themselves available to answer any questions I had. Because of the excellent care I received, I decided to have the procedure done a second time. Knowing that my eggs are stored for future use has given me great piece of mind, and I feel fortunate to have been treated by the leading authority in this cutting-edge technology.
Since most things in our life are beyond our control it is an amazing feeling to feel like we have some say in our futures. Freezing my eggs is one of the smartest things I have ever done. Dr. Jain and his staff made it extremely easy.
Dr. Jain is extremly informative and is always available to explain anything regarding the procedure. All the staff made me feel comfortable and went above and beyond at all times. I owe them all such thanks for making my experience such a pleasant one.
I was diagnosed with a rare case of ovarian cancer at the age of twenty. I had both of my ovaries removed because of the cancer, and went through several months of chemotherapy. Since I didn’t have ovaries, I could not produce eggs, but I was still able to carry children. For years I have feared that I would never be able to have children. I knew that I could try in-vitro fertilization and that my two sisters could be egg donors. But the thought of being able to conceive seemed so unreal and impossible.
My husband and I researched many fertility clinics but we decided to work with Santa Monica Fertility because we felt the most comfortable with Dr. Jain and his staff. Dr. Jain is extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind, the nurses are amazing and the entire staff is friendly and very helpful.
My best advice is to listen to Dr. Jain….he knows what he is doing. We wanted to transfer three embryos and Dr. Jain felt that because of the quality of our embryos we should only transfer two. At first we thanked him for his recommendation and told him we still wanted to try three. He called us the day before the transfer and patiently explained to us why he felt that we should only transfer two. Luckily we listened to him, because both embryos implanted and now we are happily pregnant with twins.
In addition, although I did not know it at the time, Dr. Jain is one of the leading doctors in the world that has success with using frozen eggs to make babies. Since my sister, who is single and 37 years old, was able to give so many eggs, we were able to freeze several for her so if she needs them one day, she will also be able to have her own babies. Now, the gift of life that she has given me, I will also be able to give her because of Dr. Jain.
I met my husband when we were both in our late 30’s. After trying to become pregnant for over a year, we waded into the muddy waters of Fertility. We went to a high profile Fertility clinic for evaluations. During our initial meetings we were constantly reminded of how old we were and the difficulties we were facing….though, none of the tests (for our fertility) revealed anything more. We felt inadequate and “broken,” needing so much help. We were talked into treatments that we weren’t comfortable with. We felt that our first doctors were taking advantage of our emotional situation.
We then met Dr. John Jain. Upon our very first meeting, Dr. Jain was warm and open. He listened to us about our concerns and then offered his advice. We never felt manipulated or “broken.” He was honest about the statistics, and made us feel comfortable about our particular situation. More importantly, Dr. Jain supported our desire to ease into the process via ovulation stimulation and timed intercourse, verses rushing into IVF. We wanted to take a less invasive approach, to begin with.
While trying to become pregnant, the holidays came. We were scheduled to travel quite a bit, so we decided to take a break from the drugs and officially “trying.” When we came home, we saw Dr. Jain only to discover that we had become pregnant spontaneously while on holiday! Dr. Jain was congratulatory and honestly happy for us. We sensed that his ultimate motivation was to see that we got pregnant, which is great.
Three years later, my husband and I were hoping for a sibling for our son. We tracked down Dr. Jain at Santa Monica Fertility. It was like meeting an old friend. As before, he was warm and open to our concerns and needs, and was straightforward about the statistics. He offered a number of scenarios and was very accessible while we were trying to figure out which course of action we felt most comfortable with. I have to say, this is most important. Every time I had a question or concern, I was able to contact Dr. Jain and he got back to me in a timely manner.
So often patients are meant to feel like they are bothering a doctor with silly questions. Dr. Jain never gave off that impression. All of my trepidations were addressed with respect and answered completely & knowledgably. He never judged me; he offered his opinion supported by his extensive experiences. I felt as if he was a true partner in our process and wanted us to succeed. This is so important when coming into a procedure not familiar to you. One can feel so vulnerable – especially when your ultimate goal is to have a baby. Such an intimate right of passage, it is an emotional roller-coaster that can take its toll. In addition to his scientific and clinical expertise and experience, Dr. Jain is very caring. Dr. Jain always put me at ease – explaining that my emotional well-being is just as important as my physical health.
I am currently 46 years old and my husband is 47. We have a 4 yr old boy and I am 23 weeks pregnant with twin girls. We did (1) cycle of IVF with donor eggs. Dr. Jain’s confidence in our success helped us get where we are today.
We understand the challenges of having children later in life, though are happy to have found the right life partner and thankful that the technology is available to fulfill our desires.
Thank you again, Dr. Jain.
Thank you again for helping us with this most amazing journey. We look forward to you meeting our new son very soon.
Thanks so much for making the egg freezing easier and less stressful than I imagine it could be.
We cherish you all, and are rich because you’re in our lives. Counting our blessings.
To the fabulous staff at Santa Monica Fertility. You were all so amazing to work with. Thank you for making my cycle so easy. You are the best team around.
I truly appreciate everything that you all do, both from an ART perspective & also from a human perspective.
Thank you for making our baby boy’s existence possible. Thank you for your amazing care, patience, warmth and professionalism. We came to you after so much frustration with other practices. Our experience with you was the exact opposite. With your practice we were heard, we felt cared for and we felt important. We knew we could trust you. We cannot thank you enough or let you know just how much our lives have changed.
I am so very grateful- thank you for such an extraordinary gift! You are providing a wonderful service for women with your research and technology- and I feel so blessed that I was able to benefit from it! Thank you so much for working with me and making that possible. You have made some very amazing things possible for me. Blessings to you and many thanks.
Thanks to you and all of your kind & considerate staff at the Santa Monica Fertility Center. Outstanding expertise- you work miracles.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our dreams come true! Our daughter is a perfectly happy, healthy and adorable baby. We have never been happier, and we owe it all to you and your amazing staff! We will be forever grateful for your kindness, support and amazing experience that made us a family!
Thank you for all your support, knowledge, and professionalism. I feel lucky to have SMF in my life.
This is one of the most significant decisions a woman can make, so I really appreciate that I felt empowered by the experience. Your staff is very courteous and explains instructions well, and I felt comfortable in the clinic atmosphere. I also appreciate doctors who are intellectually curious, have a spirit for scientific inquiry, and are willing to be pioneers in a culture of medicine that is often quite conservative. Finally, I am impressed by the dedication and diligence of your team. I would recommend that other young women start thinking about their future fertility! Thank you again.
Coming to your office and moving forward with the egg freezing was a big moment for me and I can’t think of a more ideal environment than the one I was immersed in at your office. I so appreciate the warmth and great care for the details! I believe in the work you all are doing. Thanks so much for doing it and doing it so well. Women like me walk out uplifted! And that’s really something.
We are blessed to have crossed your path in our lifetime and we cannot thank you enough for the very special gift you have given us. Our baby boy is the apple of our eye and we could not imagine life without him.
Initially I had a friend who had been an ovum donor. I hadn’t ever heard about it. I didn’t know it was a thing that anyone did. So I did my homework. Once I met Dr. Jain and I worked with the team here, I didn’t want to work with anybody else. Every month, women take something for granted that comes easily to many of us. There are women out there, and even single men out there who would want to be a father. It’s something they would give anything to have and I think its’ a huge gift that you can give someone. That’s why I’ve continued to do it over time.
I’ve even met Intended Parents and I always make sure to tell the coordinators here “make sure you let them know that I would love to meet them if they would like to meet me”. I leave that open and that has been a huge gift to me. I think it’s really special.
There is one Intended Parent, he has twins now. Single Father. He is the best dad. He’ll send me pictures still of them on their back patio in their little kiddy pool and their shovels and buckets in the sand. Seeing that with him, it just solidifies it for me. He has set so much aside in his life, the way his life used to be, so he can be there for his children.
When I met my husband, I had already started this process where I had been an ovum donor before he and I had met. He asked me, “do you feel like you’re giving away a piece of your family?”. I said, “no this is their family that they deserve to have and when I am ready I’ll have a family of my own”.
I’m expecting my first, so I’ve started my family now. I may donate again in the future, I’m not sure, but my husband and I were ready to start a family. We’re very excited.
When we moved on to Dr. Jain, we felt like he really cared. We felt like he was extremely compassionate, and he was absolutely willing to take the time with us to discuss our questions no matter how ridiculous they may have been. When we did get to the Surrogacy piece, Dr. Jain was so gentle about it. I of course was freaking out about the whole idea, but Dr. Jain was so wonderful at presenting the idea to us and allowing us to process the idea. Moving forward, he and his staff were incredible when it came to helping us chose a surrogate and supporting us through that process. In choosing a Surrogate, it was important for us to be a big part of the process. We wanted someone local if possible, because we wanted to be able to attend the Dr.’s appointments. We wanted to be there for the surrogate if she needed anything and of course when she delivers, we wanted to be sure to make it for the delivery. We were lucky enough to get a surrogate who is extremely willing to have us be apart of the experience and help guide us through the experience.
My advice to someone who is seeking surrogacy is to keep an open mind. I know that it’s very scary but it’s a beautiful process. It’s a unique process and if you keep an open mind and go with it, you’re going to be so happy. Dr. Jain’s staff and himself are so supportive. Any kind of questions you have, he will be able to answer, the staff will be willing to answer, and the surrogate will be willing to answer. It’s neat to have such an amazing team going through this process. So don’t be scared.
I knew that when it comes to fertility and preparing your body chemically and physically for an actual pregnancy, that Acupuncture would be highly effective. So I decided I would give it a shot. You feel like your toxins are being expunged out of your system. The process itself is actually extremely relaxing and can put you in a sleeplike trance. It’s extremely enjoyable actually. For me, IVF was as much as taking the miracle of conception and helping to speed along the ability to get pregnant.
I think you just have to realize it’s a numbers game. That’s what really resonated with me when Dr. Jain said it truly is a numbers game. Don’t expect that it’s going to work the first time. If it does, great, but if you just have realistic expectations you won’t be so discouraged. That’s why I knew if I stayed at it, it would work.
We had a big dream, your made it possible. Thank you, Dr. Jain!
Big hugs, Brigette
Dr. Jain has been a valued friend and advisor throughout my journey to parenthood