The Miracle of Life
Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Laboratory Staff JH
The thought of starting a family was always something that I knew I wanted for myself, and when my husband and I found out that we were pregnant with our first child, I couldn’t have been more ecstatic. Obviously, there was a moment of terror initially after grasping the thought of nine months of pregnancy while also considering the potential risks for myself and my child. But as I said, it was only a moment of terror that disappeared quickly after knowing that we would experience the miracle of life personally – and that in itself was enough to get me though the initial fears.
It wasn’t until the moment I knew I was pregnant that I really grasped the idea of what our company does for our patients. I couldn’t relate personally to the patients or understand the amount of effort (both physically and mentally) they were having to put in to attempting to conceive a child. But I can attest to the feeling I felt knowing I was pregnant, the feeling I had every time my child moved in my belly – I understood completely the ultimate gift that our patients were trying to achieve; a child of their own.
I can only begin to explain the gratification I get from knowing that I am helping single mothers, infertile couples, and same sex couples have the opportunity to see their dream of having children come true. I wouldn’t give up the feeling of being pregnant for anything, and I am honored to say I work for a company who gives chances to those who may not have had the ease of achieving a pregnancy like I did. It is a wonderful feeling and a wonderful miracle that every person should have the opportunity to experience.
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