Talented gyneacologist Dr Lorance Melhem from Westmead Hospital has shared some of the emotional highs she experiences after helping a couple conceive, as part of this week’s Humans of the Hospital.
Dr Melhem opened up about a woman she looked after, who was trying to get pregnant for a long time.
“After ten years of IVF treatment, she finally got pregnant and it put the biggest smile on my face,” Dr Melhem said.
“Her determination paid off – she had a beautiful baby.
“Six months after she gave birth, I saw her in our Women’s Health Clinic waiting room with her miracle baby. I asked why she was at the clinic and she said, “I’m pregnant.” She had fallen pregnant with her second baby naturally! I got goosebumps everywhere, it was amazing.
“As a gynaecologist I can’t perform miracles but I can guide couples on a path that can help them conceive.
“Some of the women I see get pregnant naturally after a few tests and some need the whole process of IVF.
“If a woman has a maternal instinct and a desire to have a baby, how could you refuse her. I think it’s fabulous IVF has given people opportunities they may not have had. It’s indescribable when I see a lady come back pregnant.
“It brings tears to my eyes, knowing that what I’ve done really does mean something,” Dr Melhem said.