My name is Linda and this is my son, little Henry.
We tried to get a baby for ten years — ten years of struggling, tears, of seeing my sisters and friends getting children. We also lost a couple of children, so this one is my fifth pregnancy. He is my only child and he is my entire world.
I was a little bit afraid to do this journey: I had concerns about egg donation and how Henry would feel growing up, how I would feel if he didn’t look like me. My heritage, my name and my family are immensely important to me. But when he was born and they put him on my chest, at once it was everything to me, he became my entire world. He even looks like two of my sister’s children. In our family we have seven small children: Henry is the youngest, then my sister has a child who is only 3 months older than him and the oldest children are 13. I love all of them so much and I think it is great and fantastic that even if these are not my genes Henry looks like two of my sister’s siblings.
When you read about epigenetics, you can see that the mother who carries the baby triggers which part of the donor's heritage will be turned on or turned off. So just many things about a way he looks and about his personality come from me. Since he was born, I have had no doubt that he is mine.
I am so grateful to OLGA's team and to Elena, the doctor who helped me to get this baby, and to my coordinator and all of the team who helped us. I had almost stopped believing and stopped hoping because after ten years of trying to get the child in Sweden, I thought that if they can't make it happen, maybe no one can. And now Henry is here and he is absolutely perfect and I am his mother.
There is one thing that I want to tell you – “Don't wait!” I waited for ten entire years. I hope that you all will get your little miracles in the future. It is worth everything.
Another one testimonial from Linda:
For those of you who still keep in mind: "Am I really ready to give up my eggs?" or "How important is it to me that my child has my genes?" etc. I can tell you that my family, my relatives and my origin mean the world to me. I told my husband when we met that you marry me and you become an Ammitzball. It is my family name from the 13th century. I also told my husband that Ivar is another family name so I wanted that as the third name of the child. My husband said I could get the last name. (He had a regular name). But he then wanted his first name after his grandfather. So for ten years we dreamed of Henry. I wanted the child to look like me, walk like me, be like me. It took me 10 years of IVF and infertility to give up the idea of my genes and my eggs. After ten years, we made an egg donation.
If you would learn about epigenetics you will see that the mother who carries the baby triggers which genes of the donor should be turned off and put on. So the baby becomes part of the mother, the father and the donor. During the pregnancy, I wondered how this would affect me. When Henry arrived — he was just mine. I loved him from the first second. He is a copy of two of my nephews. So I have triggered genes that I and the donor have in common. He is also very similar to his dad some days, so he is a mixture of us. I love him above everything! I've got everything I've ever dreamed of. Hope you who are in the thoughts and doubts do not wait as long as I do. Genes are crap the same. You carry the baby. He becomes exactly like you. You trigger his DNA. You have him in the stomach. You characterize him for the rest of his life. Hope you get your wonders in the future.
Here's my Mowgli cocoon baby.
Henry Matteus Ivar Ammitzboll
It was nice morning, way to clinic was easy and short and then I was really happy to find out that you were so clever to put us 6 ladies in the same situation with embryo transfer in the waiting room for tests together...
My husband was very impressed with the clinic and most importantly with the staff :). He is also very proud to see such professionalisms in Russia :). Thank you again for all your help! We are looking forward to our visit in April!
It sounds perfect and I wish you the very best to all the new changings for your clinic, you are the very, very best and I am looking forward to visit all of you in the new clinic in the future together with my miracle daughter!
Last night in this beautiful city of St. Petersburg Today we have got an AA quality egg transferd at the clinic of @dr.olga.zaytseff. We never before felt us so comfortable and safe during a treatment like yours. It's with much love we are going home with hope of becoming +1.
We did our embryo transfer and to cut a long story short, today we have a wonderful little boy who is amazing. We are very happy and incredibly grateful, especially to everyone we met at the AVA clinic.
We would like to thank you for all the help and care we have received from you. I have felt care since I contacted and then through the whole process. You have made it possible for us to experience this happiness. It's absolutely amazing! And we are so so happy
We just wanted to share with you that our beloved baby girl was born on Saturday September 22. She is just the prettiest we’ve ever laid eyes on. We’re so thankful and happy. Thank you all for the help, support and cheering on. It meant the world to us.
Now it’s one year ago since my husband and I were at your Clinic in St.Petersburg. 23th of August last year were the embryotransfer. The day after we travelled back to Norway. We were so excited. So much have happened since then. Now we have a beutiful little daughter. Malin
We are happy parents who are extremely grateful to all your team members for support, patience and your professionalism! You make miracles! We wish to you good health and happuness! We are very very thankful to you! With all the best wishes!!! Original (in Russian) Chustvuem sebya schastlivymi roditelyami, ochen
I am fine, thank you. Feeling positive and thinking good thoughts 😊 Had a really nice time in St Petersburg, was well cared for at the clinic, Leon was a fantastic guide and we had a lovley time playing tourists as well!
I went to the doctor the doctor this morning and he made an ultrasound and I could see ”the baby”, a black bigger spot and I could see the heart beat. I started to cry of happiness ❤️. It was really pulsing fast.
I just would like to thank for the seminar I attended two weeks ago in Stockholm. It was really informative and interesting. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to Skype with me and my partner. I have as you suggested had a Skype with Tone
If you get the chance to attend one of the Olga Zaytseff' seminars they offer, please do it! Not only will your questions get answered, you get to mingle with other people with the same dreams and desire you have and you will get treated and greeted with so much
I want to thank you for the nice seminar in Oslo 11th of June. I went to Oslo because I really wanted to listen to you and to hear what you could tell about egg donation. It was a very good and educational seminar. And thank you for the warm
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Stories of our dear patients!
Nearly fifty years of age, 12 years desert walking without success, I really was one of the patients clinics don’t want... Olga and Elena took me on...
I now have my beautiful and healthy baby girl, Freya, thanks to you all. I want to thank you all for making my dream come true. I cannot find the words to express my joy with being a mother to this little angel.
Story of our dear patient Lina: baby born on the very first attempt with own eggs at O.L.G.A. Fertility Clinic after 3 unsuccessful IVFs in Denmark and 2 unsuccessful egg donations in Spain!
Frieda is such a cheerful baby. She wakes up and develops every day and the sense of my life is to see her growing, to support her and to love her unconditionally.
On January 23, 2018, Cilla made her insertion of the embryo that became her daughter Liv. An embryo with an egg from a Russian donor and a sperm from a Danish donor.
I am extremely thankful that I finally was able to achieve my life long goal; to have my own family, my own baby.