Becoming a mother was my greatest dream in life. I devoted my 20s to my education and establishing my career. I spent my 30s in a series of relationships with the sole purpose of finding the right man to spend my life with and with whom I would have a child. Just before I turned 36, I decided to take control of my life and my fertility and have a child on my own before it was too late. My family and friends all supported my decision.
I came to Olive in February 2019. Picking a donor was easy and I picked two whom I absolutely loved. I got pregnant on my second IUI attempt and I was elated. I enjoyed that pregnancy for 15 weeks and sadly I had a miscarriage that required two D&Cs and medication to clear. Then COVID halted everything just as I was about to try again 5 months later. Donor #1 was no longer available so I quickly scooped up vials of Donor #2 and I got pregnant on my second IUI attempt with him too. My sister held my hand during my insemination, called me to tell me the result of my hCG test and that I was pregnant and finally, she was with me at the hospital during my emergency C-section and she announced to me that I have a son.
On April 12, 2021, I gave birth to Dominik. Being his mom has been the greatest blessing of my life. Choosing to become a single mother by choice was an incredibly easy decision. I knew in my heart that I was capable of it. I am happy that with the aid of modern medicine, other single women like me are able to create their own families and I am thankful to Olive for helping me create mine.
Inclusion of all gender and sexually diverse people is an important value of Olive Fertility Centre. We are continuously striving to create an environment of compassionate belonging where all of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are supported, valued and respected.
Olive Fertility Centre resides on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-waututh Nations (Vancouver and Surrey clinics), of the Lekwungen people (Victoria clinic), of the syilx/Okanagan people (Kelowna clinic) and of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation (Blossom Fertility clinic in Prince George).
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