Personal Stories

With 1-in-6 people diagnosed with some form of infertility, chances are there is someone out there with a similar story to yours. 

IFAASA is going out there to find those stories. If yours isn’t here, we would love to hear it, regardless if it is ongoing or what the resolution was. Sharing your experience might help someone else. 

Please feel free to send your story to info@ifaasa.co.za You may, of course, remain anonymous, and please note that we do not allow the endorsement or slander of any specific medical professionals or clinics.

My Parents are 1 in 6

My name is Pasco and this is my parents,  Denis and Veronica’s journey to our family: When Denis and I met in 1980, we discussed and agreed that we wanted children very early in our marriage. Brandon, our son was conceived in our third year of marriage and, we wanted...

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My Parents are 1 in 6

My name is Pasco and this is my parents,  Denis and Veronica’s journey to our family: When Denis and I met in 1980, we discussed and agreed that we wanted children very early in our marriage. Brandon, our son was conceived in our third year of marriage and, we wanted...

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Marcia’s Story

In 2008, we started trying for children. I was so excited about becoming a mom, that I actually started baby shopping that very first month. I look back on those moments and shudder, if only I had known what lay ahead. After a year, an infertile friend of mine...

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Stephen is 1 in 6

Life planning, experiences and expectations, came to a halt, when the results of what I thought would never be possible, became evident and positive. After several tests and, to my dismay, I was diagnosed with a very rare condition of Varicocele vein which affects...

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Carmen’s Journey

I met Dr Volschenk in January 2017, after: 2 fertility specialists, 3 x IUI’s, 3 x IVFs and 3 miscarriages and 3 years of trying. I was at the point that I had convinced myself I was just not meant to carry my own child. But before completely residing to this fact and...

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Nivashni’s Story

Twenty-seven. That's how many times I had heard that my blood test result was negative. I had lost count of the times I did not see two pink lines on home tests. I had never been pregnant yet after seven years of trying to conceive, countless doctors' appointments,...

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Ange and Mikes Story

A few weeks before my husband and I got married I kickstarted contraception (yup, that way round), in preparation for a kid-free couple of years. I was 27, he was 30 and we had known each other for just over a year. The concept of children seemed fun but also...

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8 Years later and still TTC…

My story begins 8 years ago. For the longest time I have worked with and been surrounded by children, as an au pair both in London and in Johannesburg. They have always been like tiny friends to me, and I've thought for the longest time that with all this "training" I...

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