I did two IVF cycles at a big clinic in Vancouver with no success. I always felt like I didn’t matter to them and the wait for each cycle was so long that my husband and I decided to go across the border to the IVF clinic in Bellingham. Once we sat down with Dr. Branigan and met with his staff we immediately knew we had made the right choice.
On every visit he saw me, and his staff spent a lot of time with us and since he is the only doctor in the clinic we never had to worry if he was up to date on our cycle. I was so surprised at how fast everything went, from the time of our first visit to the day of the IVF was less than 2 months and after only the one cycle of IVF we got pregnant and we still have some frozen embryos (we call them our personal hockey team) to try for another baby! We cannot say enough good things about Dr. Branigan and the rest of his staff. Leaving the big clinic and choosing Bellingham IVF across the border was the best decision we could have made.
Beautiful baby boys.
We have two beautiful baby boys thanks to Dr. Braningan. We had been trying to get pregnant for almost 5 years with our local fertility specialist when we heard about Bellingham IVF and Dr. Branigan. At our first visit we knew we were in the right felt right at home. In only a month we had IVF and a single transfer of 2 embryos. We heard that Ken actually spent the night to watch our eggs to be sure we had the best chance at getting some good embryos. Talk about dedication.
Two weeks later we found out we were pregnant! After 5 years of trying we finally had a pregnancy, we were so elated. Then the big news came at our first ultrasound, twins! My husband almost fainted, our minds could not fathom what it would be like, but after they were born, healthy and beautiful, we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Our biggest thanks to Dr. Branigan, Cheryl and Ken in the IVF lab. They make quite a team!
So thankful for everything.
After 8 failed IVF attempts at three different clinics in BC – our last option was donor eggs. I had heard about some very positive experiences other people had at Bellingham IVF and decided to send them an email with questions. Immediately, they responded and provided all information regarding donor eggs. We arranged an appointment for the following week. When we arrived we weren’t sure we were at the right place – being used to the fancy and cold feeling of all the other IVF clinics we had gone to. This was different – we met with Dr Branigan and he immediately put us at ease and earned our full trust. We met all the staff and were given a tour of the clinic (we never saw past waiting rooms and patient rooms again in clinics in BC).
Being from Canada we also expected this to be more complicated – but it was actually the easiest most stress free IVF experience I have ever had. All of the staff was/is so caring and we felt like they took the time and got to know us. We picked a donor and everything felt relaxed, I remember them telling us that “IVF was stressful enough and they didn’t want us to stress about anything that didn’t need to be stressed about” a statement that was and is so true!! Whenever I had a question it was answered immediately. We were successful on our first attempt and now have the most amazingly precious 10 month old that has completely changed our lives and made our dreams come true!! Something that I was told would likely never happen after all the treatments and attempts in Canada.
While waiting for our first blood test results which were being faxed over from Canada on a Friday afternoon – I was so worried I would have to wait until Monday for the results ( and if you have ever experienced the dreaded 2 week wait – you know what adding 2 extra days could do to your sanity….) They told me they would stay late and wait for the results or would come by later that evening and check and let me know – I was absolutely amazed that they would do that??!! I am so thankful for everything they did to help us achieve a family!!! We just completed a frozen transfer and again were successful and expecting another miracle baby!! Again this process was so easy and we felt very taken care of. I would absolutely recommend Bellingham IVF!!! I will never be able to fully show them how much we appreciate all they have done for us!!! Go see them – you won’t regret it!!!