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“Beste Dr Coetzee en Vitalab personeel.

Dit is met groot dankbaarheid en opwinding dat ek graag meedeel dat ons pragtige baba seuntjie Gideon Le Grange op 28 Mei 2024 gebore is. Hy was 4.01kg en 53 cm met geboorte.

Ons wil julle net weereens bedank vir al die omgee, hulp en moeite wat gepaard gegaan het in ons pad na ‘n klein babatjie van ons eie. Dit is regtig ‘n wonderwerk van bo.

Gideon is beter as perfek, rond en gesond en was met ‘n keiser gebore. Daar was ook geen komplikasies tydens geboorte of swangerskap nie.

Sodra die mannetjie betjie groter is sal ons met hom kom spog.

Mag ons hemelse Vader U en die personeel seën, en julle hande en kennis as instrumente gebruik om nog baie ander mense met die begeerte om ouers te wees te kan help.

Ons dink nie daar is ‘n beter span en veral dokter as julle nie. Ons sal vir altyd met lof van julle praat en voorstel aan ander. “


Anika Le Grange.

#ivf #TTC #Vitalab #fertility


“Liewe Dokter Coetzee en personeel

Ek en Pieter het nie genoeg woorde om ons dankbaarheid teenoor Dokter en personeel uit te druk vir die ongelooflike pad wat ons saam met Vitalab se (ongelooflike) personeel gestap het nie!!!

BAIE dankie vir n lang pad van 6 IVF-rondtes waarin ons élke keer met diepe deernis, professionaliteit, geduld en liefde behadeling ontvang het!!!

Jy weet jy is spesiaal en nie net nog n pasiënt/ñ nommer nie, as personeel jou nader met ope arms en vir jou n druk gee wanneer hulle jou weer in Vitalab se gange kry – dit is hartroerend en baie spesiaal!

Dokter Coetzee, BAIE DANKIE vir die etiese Dr. wat Dokter is en vir die ongelooflike wonderlike werk/instrument in God se Hand wat Dr. vir soveel egpare is!!

Hier is n paar fototjies aangeheg van ons 3 kosbare wonderwerke!

DUISEND MAAL DANKIE vir elkeen se aandeel in ons geweldige vreugde, ons waardeer julle só baie,

WHAT A JOURNEY saam et Vitalab!!!

Dokter en span is awesome!!!

Dra ons dankbaarheid asseblief oor aan die personeel…

Liefdegroete, waardering en seënwense vir elkeen…”

Pieter en Leslie-May

(Kara, Stella en Pieter)

#IVF #IvfJourney #TTC #Vitalab

“Our 2nd IVF baby via Dr.Picton was delivered on 24/04/2024.

So blessed.

Pictured here with sister number one via IVF that was born a year and a half ago – also by Dr.Picton.

Thank you guys for making a family possible for us – as said with previous birth, we waited 10 years and almost gave up – now we are a whole family !

You make baby dreams come true.”

Eric en Carla Steenekamp

“Our 2nd IVF baby via Dr.Picton was delivered on 24/04/2024.

So blessed.

Pictured here with sister number one via IVF that was born a year and a half ago – also by Dr.Picton.

Thank you guys for making a family possible for us – as said with previous birth, we waited 10 years and almost gave up – now we are a whole family !

You make baby dreams come true.”

Eric en Carla Steenekamp

We could never put it into words as to how grateful we are for the ENTIRE team at Vitalab Umhlanga. You made all our dreams and wishes come true 🌈💙 

A 5 day old fertilized embryo of our Blake alongside at a 1 year old baby boy; perfect in every way 💙 

A special thank you to Dr. Coetsee, Sister Ilsa and Alex the most incredible Embryologist on earth. We love you all.

Lots of love,
The King’s 

Please could you share this for us Ilsa 🥰

Meet another Vitalab baby, Jurgen van der Westhuizen, born on the 5th of January 2024.

“We look back on our journey which started a few years back, over the Easter holidays; we had an follow-up appointment, where we met Dr Chris Venter for the first time. He then decided to walk this difficult journey with us, with compassion-though there were not much hope, because of my general clinical diagnosis.

So the hunting began to find the golden egg. Dr Venter found it with a retrieval post the STIM’s we started the journey with him, we were blessed with a tested high grade embryo.

We were even blessed with another healthy embryo during our journey.

Today we are proud parents of a healthy little boy. There were no complications during my pregnancy, as well as with Jurgen’s birth, he weighed a healthy 3.45 kg’s.

We praise God for our living miracle. We are blessed beyond measures, our God is alive and answered our prayers.

Thank you team Vitalab and a special thank you to Dr Chris Venter and our co-ordinator sr Esmé. It’s difficult to find the relevant words to say thank you that you’ve made it possible and we left Vitalab, as parents.

Where it feels there is no hope, walk by faith, trust in the Lord, even if He use science, pray and never stop dreaming to hold your little miracle, in your arms.

Both our embryos are Easter ‘bunnies’. With His grace upon us.”

Jurg and Marelize van der Westhuizen

#FertilityJourney #IVF #IVFSuccess

My husband and I got married in September, 2010. Being African, family were eagerly waiting and watching for me as a wife to fall pregnant soon after. I soon got pregnant in the early months of 2011. Unfortunately, it was an ectopic pregnancy and the fallopian tube burst and had to be removed. It was only by the grace of God that i survived.

In 2013, I fell pregnant again and quickly visited a local private hospital where i was examined and told all was well. However, after a few weeks, I started experiencing some pain and because of my previous history of an ectopic pregnancy, I decided to visit a bigger hospital to get a second opinion and another scan. After the check up, I was informed that I had another ectopic pregnancy. This time around, the embryo stuck to the tube and started developing at the beginning of the fallopian tube. The doctors at the hospital decided that I needed another urgent surgery. Sadly, we were advised that because the embryo was stuck to the tube, the tube also had to be cut off. This was the hardest period we had to go through as a couple as we were told that we could not have children naturally unless a miracle happened or through assisted pregnancy that is In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).

Consequently, we decided to start our IVF journey in our country in the year 2015. Tests were conducted and the results revealed that my husband and i were okay to proced with IVF treatment. We had a number of embryos and therefore, we did a fresh transfer in the same year which failed and froze some embryos. In 2016, we did another transfer with the frozen embryos but we were informed that it was a weak positive and the embryo couldn’t continue growing. The last frozen transfer was done in 2017 and it was not successful as well. We were so broken and all hope was lost as after the three attempts, it was indicated that our infertility was unexplained as everything was just fine.

In 2018, my elder sister introduced me to one of her colleagues who successfully concieved via IVF at Vitalab. The following year in 2019, we decided to contact Vitalab and made an appointment to see Dr. Gobetz, Sister Catherine and the team. After consultations, we started treatment at Vitalab in 2019 with a fresh embryo transfer which was not successful. We tried again in 2020, 2021 and 2022, however, we got the same unfortunate news as I still did not conceive.

After three unsuccessful attempts, Dr. Gobetz advised that we try for the last time with a natural process or transfer. My third failed transfer at Vitalab was around November/December. I therefore, went back in January 2023 for the fourth (4th) attempt. This was going to be the seventh (7th) time overall that my husband and i tried to conceive using IVF. And behold, for the first time in our IVF journey we got a big fat positive on our seventh (7th) try, to God be the Glory, number seven for the win and we got to hold our precious miracle baby boy Eugine on 6th October, 2023. Our baby is now four months old.

We thank God for this bundle of Joy, it was indeed worth the wait. We thank Dr. Gobetz for his encouragement, fatherly love, the amazing sister Catherine for her guidance, care and the whole entire Vitalab team for the support. We also thank our families for holding our hands throughout this journey.

Much love, EM and OMMM

“Me and my husband could not get pregnant, and we sought professional help after a 3 year struggle. So in 2020, the journey began with some traumatising answers as to why we could not get pregnant on our own.

In 2020, after numerous doctors consultations, it was determined that I had stage 4 Endometriosis. It had to be surgically removed. The recovery lasted months.

In 2021 we did IVF at another fertility clinic. But it did not work. We did insemination as well. After almost giving up, emotionally due to having no success and the roller coaster of emotions and disappointments, we took a 360 turn, and completely started all over again at Vitalab.

It all started in June 2022, with my husband making the appointment for us. To come and see Dr. Venter.

Dr Venter had a consultation with us-did the baseline scan and determined Adenomyosis of the uterus.

He did a lot of scans and tests. Also, he removed the Adenomyosis. Then we did the harvesting. Our 5 embryos were frozen in Aug 2022. Dr Venter did an ERA test and with the implantation day results confirmed, he planted back in Jan of 2023.

We are very blessed to now, have our little Vitalab miracle baby, Jané. She was born on 14 Sept, at 35 weeks. She spent 6 days in NICU and we are so happy to say that we have our angel at home with us. All this joy, after only being a patient for 8 months at Vitalab. We can only be grateful for so much progress in, what felt for us so quick.

We would like to thank Dr Chris Venter, Sister Anne Hacking and Sister Esmé Williams for guiding and helping us on this journey.”- Elana Van Der Merwe

“It is with great pleasure to inform you that today marks 3 months since the birth of our miracle baby, Siphosethu (our gift).

We gave birth to Siphosethu on the 25th June 2023 at 31 weeks GA by C/S due to imminent eclampsia. She weighed 1190g and was in NICU for approximately 4 weeks. She was discharged as a healthy bouncing tiny baby when she weighed 2kg. She is currently doing very well.

Me and my wife would like to thank you Dr Unterslak and Sister Catherine for your beautiful work and continued support.

We have attached a few pictures from when she was at hospital and current ones.

Kind regards”

-Dr MP Mbonambi and Dr TAZ Mbonambi

#Vitalab #Fertility #Infertility #IVF

“My little Vitalab miracle after Dr Yossi did my Uterus reconstruction after almost losing my uterus… born 2 weeks ago. Thank you Dr Yossi & Vitalab for my greatest gift ever!” – Andri Venter

Thank you Andri for sharing your happy news with us and we wish you a lifetime of happiness and joy with your beautiful baby.

#FertilityClinic #Infertility #Baby #Vitalab

Thank you to our wonderful and inspiring patient, @beck_azaraf for sharing her story of strength, resilience and a wonderful happy ending for the entire family

“In July 2021 my sister in law convinced me to get genetically tested. My husband is Sephardi and I am Ashkenazi and my mom had converted. The chances of us sharing anything genetically were so slim, what was the point? My sister in law put across a convincing argument and off I went to get tested. My husband and I had already started trying to start a family and I was not concerned these results would have any impact on our journey.

I remember standing with my colleagues at work when I got a message: “I have your results. When can you have a call?”

Okay. Deep breath. A lot of my family members are Tay Sachs carriers so I suspected that was the likely culprit. Not great news but not earth shattering either.

I am a carrier of 3 genetic conditions: Tay Sachs, Canavan and the whopper… Fragile X. I didn’t really understand what that meant at the time, but my husband was on call at work during our zoom call with Kara from Malka Ella and I so clearly remember seeing his face drop. That’s when I realised my life was about to change.

He started asking rapid fire questions and I felt like I was hearing him from under water. But a few words were clear: syndrome. High likelihood. Fertility. IVF. Urgent. What?

Without going into my deep google search history: being a carrier for this condition meant that I had a very high chance of having a child who would suffer from this life altering disease. It also meant that my personal fertility was at risk, with terms like “reduced ovarian reserve” and “premature ovarian failure” now being at the forefront of my worries since that day. I had dreamt of being a mom since I was a child. How could it be possible that this would not be easy for me? Kara said I had an appointment with Dr Yossi Unterslak at Vitalab in 2 days’ time.

Since that day, I have undergone a hysteroscopy, 3 egg retrievals, multiple scans and blood tests and finally: one embryo transfer.

1 year. 63 eggs retrieved. Endless tears and bad news. 1 healthy embryo.

In truth the numbers are dismal and the reason for this could make up a whole second post. But it proves what people in this community told us time and time again: you only need one.

IVF is a crazy process. The timeline is actually very quick and so there’s not much time to process everything you’re going through (cue delayed PTSD and the need for months of therapy). IVF is full of hope and heartbreak. It’s a time where the only real option is to turn to Hashem, and to put all your trust in Him.

With a full bladder and hopeful hearts, we transferred our healthy embryo today one year ago – on the 20th of June 2022. Two weeks later we got the call from Yossi: “do you know you’re pregnant?!” (Side note: Dr Yossi is an angel from Shamayim and I still feel like the only way I can appropriately thank him is to actually gift him a car/plane/small island). Since then, I have simultaneously whooped in joy and held my breath every second of every day.

A lot of thought went into whether or not I should share our story. Every story is so vastly different and one persons struggle cannot compare to another. But. I decided to share this because throughout this year, my Facebook and Instagram was filled with pregnancy or birth announcements that, while beautiful, felt like a gut punch. Finding posts about people going through IVF and experiencing similar feelings and symptoms felt like a warm hug during a really sucky time. If you are going through IVF or difficulties with conceiving in any way, please consider this a giant hug from me. IT IS HARD. But you’ve got this and your time is coming. Hashem has a plan.

Also, the most important reason we decided to share: If you are Jewish and want to have kids, now or one day faaaar in the future. Whether you prefer your fish Moroccan or Gefilte. GET TESTED. I promise you, your future kids will thank you for it. Malka Ella is an incredible organization that has made it so accessible and so easy. There’s no excuse.

If conceiving has been an easy or a devastating process, please be sensitive to everybody around you. This journey has taught us that you never know what somebody is going through and the truth is, it’s very likely many people you know are struggling.

thank you HaShem.”

#ivf #Taysachs #fragilex #canavan #infertility


Caitlin Gray

Dear Skye

We are so happy to announce the safe arrival of our baby girl, Kylie. Thank you again for helping us make Kylie’s arrival possible. We are so in love ♥️

Samasree Govender


I just wanted to let you know that I have given birth to a healthy baby boy yesterday, Seth.

None of this would have been possible had it not been for you guys and the VitaLab KZN team. Thank you all so so much!!!! 

Bianca King


Thank you so much to everyone at VitaLab KZN, we wouldn’t be a family without all of you 🌈🤗 We will forever be grateful 💙

“This little miracle could not have been possible without the incredible knowledge, support and guidance from Dr. Coetsee and Sr. Ilse. They became part of our family from day 1 standing by our side through the tears, fears, highs and lows. I will never be able to put into words how greatful I am to the Vitalab KZN team as a whole. THANK YOU, now time for Blake to get a sibling 💙”

“I started attending Vitalab in Umhlanga in 2020 because of Male Factor infertility (husband was diagnosed with low sperm count due a varicocele).

Dr Coetsee suggested we do IVF (ICSI) and we were able to get 5 embryos. Unfortunately, our first FET failed but the second FET we did was successful. Our miracle baby, a beautiful daughter was born in September 2021.

We have 1 embryo left and will definitely be trying again.

I recommended Vitalab and

Dr Coetsee to one of my very close friends, she ended up doing IVF and is expecting a baby boy in June.

The staff at Vitalab welcome you with smiles and make you feel very comfortable with the whole process from Day 1.”

We are so happy to hear that our patients feel so welcome at Vitalab!

“Dear Vitalab. I don’t have a successful IVF journey to share because I am not yet at that stage. I have just undergone egg freezing with Dr Venter and I just wanted to commend all the staff at Vitalab. While the journey itself is unpleasant, the team make you feel so important and treat you like you are their only patient. I was misdiagnosed by 2 other well-known fertility clinics in Johannesburg and was told I would never get good quality eggs. Post my treatment at Vitalab on Tuesday, I got 20 healthy and mature eggs ” Charmaine du Pless

Thank you to Liezel Taylor and her beautiful family for sharing their success story with us.

“This is my little big family.

My husband and I got married in 2018 and immediately started trying for a family.

Unfortunately years went by and we had to come to vitalab for some assistance. I had blocked Fallopian tubes due to scar tissue as I was very ill as a baby.

We started our IVF journey in November 2020, on 9 November 2020 we had our egg retrieval, where we got a whopping 23 eggs!

Unfortunately I went into OHSS, and we had to put off the transfer.

We did our first FET on 6 February 2021. Which turned out to be a massive success. Both embryos took which resulted in our beautiful twins. James and Shelby.

Dr Venter was my doctor.

I had a wonderful 6 month’s maternity leave with the twins and went back to work in February last year. And I just felt like I wasn’t coping being a mom and working full time etc. I eventually went to a Dr to see if i can get supplements to help. It turned out I was pregnant with my little surprise miracle baby. Our little Harley came 13 months after the twins”

Thank you to Danielle and her family for sharing their success story to inspire others going through this journey. You are not alone.

“Hi, I’m Dani and this is my story. All I ever wanted was to be a mom, and my hubby and I started trying for kids soon as we got married. Almost 3 years later, we by some miracle fell pregnant and all was right with the world. Then at 17 weeks’ pregnant, our hearts were shattered when our longed-for baby no longer had a heartbeat. I had to be induced and go through a very traumatic labour where I bled out and ended up in the ICU for blood transfusions.

Fast forward a bit and we started our IVF journey with unexplained infertility. Our first cycle didn’t go as planned as I developed ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome. We ended up doing a frozen transfer and, praise God, it was a success. Everything was right with the world. But at 9 weeks’ pregnant, her heart had stopped beating and our world came tumbling down.

Fast forward through an operation to remove stage 4 endometriosis and a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis, and we tried a second round of IVF during hard lockdown. It failed.

Then in July 2020, we did a third round of IVF. Through science, a lot of faith and holding onto any shreds of hope we could find, this round worked. We were pregnant with twins!

We have come out the other side, and we have a double rainbow that brightens our every day. My twins were worth every needle, every Rand, every tear.

My beautiful family and the beautiful life I have today would not have been possible without Dr Gobetz and his wonderful, compassionate team at Vitalab. Thank you will never be enough.

This is my story; but maybe it’s your story too. My prayer is that you can cling onto faith and hope and that you get your rainbow too. This journey was so hard, but totally worth it.”

Jennifer Hillier‎

We started our Journey with Vitalab on the 14 of February 2020. We finally got answers as to why we hadn’t fallen pregnant yet and IVF was our path. This is all the syringes from an egg collection, a fresh transfer, and 2 frozen transfers. Our third and final embaby decided to stay. 20 weeks pregnant with our baby boy and so grateful to the Umhlanga team for all the support and love. #ivfwarrior

Charmain & Clive

I just wanted to share the great news that our rainbow baby boy has been born healthy and happy.

Nicholas William Kitchen

Born: 13 July 2021 @ 38 weeks and 6 days

Weight: 3.505kg

I want to say a big thank you for all the staff at Vitalab that help bring the miracle into the world. To Dr Chris, thank you for the amazing care and great advise. On our first round this amazing, special little man was born. God lead us to Vitalab and we were truly blessed. Thank you, Charmain and Clive Kitchen.

Sasha Vivier Hurly‎

On Monday (30th Sept), I gave birth to my second Vitalab miracle! Welcome to the world Liev Patrick Hurly.

We can never thank the amazing Vitalab staff enough. We are complete…

Dear Dr Unterslak and team at Vitalab

It is with such joy and gratitude that we wish to share the news of baby Thomas Stephen Hooper’s safe arrival on the 26 September.

Thank you so much for the role you played in helping us to fall pregnant and for all the support and good wishes. Thomas is an answer to many prayers and a healing blessing. His brother and sister are overjoyed to have a little brother and love him to bits, as do we all.

Thank you for the really special work you do.

Best wishes and kind regards
John and Jen

Leigh Swanepoel

My vitalab girls. Both frozen embabies. Mila born April 2015 and Sharla was born 2 weeks ago now in August was a long road but worth it. DR Lawrence Gobetz was my sanity and our miracle worker during our journey. We are forever grateful  Thank you

Roelien Loggenberg

Ons liefie lyfie Ruvaan, gebore 31.05.2020. Eerste keer sukses met die hulp van Dr Chris Venter en die ongelooflike span van Vitalab. Ons is Dr Venter ewig dankbaar vir ons eie klein wonderwerk

Magali Barlow

Our little Meghan born 29 May 2018 ❤️ Thank you Dr Gobetz, Dr Jacobson, Sister Joy and the whole team at Vitalab

Izanne Meyer

Little b/g twin miracles, turning 3 on 4 September. Our oldest is turning 7 in January, all thanks to Dr 

Lawrence Gobetz and the vitalab team!!! Best experience of my life.

Kayla Van Greunen

Ons wonderwerk lyfie! Mackenzie Grace, 22 Augustus 1 geword!

Ilse Joubert

My ou bokballetjie 8 jaar (Endometriosis ens, swanger geword na 2de timed cycle, Dr Volschenk) Probeer nou vir 2de een.

Another gorgeous baby boy who made his family complete.
Born 21 August 2019.

Congratulations to his parents and we are thrilled to have been a part of your journey

Ashleigh Ann du Plessis

What an incredible day today has been ♥️

Exactly 2 years ago today we had our first appointment at Vitalab, where our journey began.

Exactly one year ago, I turned 30 while lying in hospital bed, very sick from my pregnancy, but feeling incredibly blessed to be pregnant with my miracles.

Today I got to wake up to and come home to those miracles, to the greatest gifts in the world, gifts that nothing could possibly compare to! Today was my greatest birthday yet! Today I am a MOM on my birthday 🥰🥰

There was a time where I felt this dream was unattainable, but today my dream is my reality.

Greatest gift and greatest honour is being your mom Ava and Emma

From the Pienaar family:

After 26 months of heartache, tears and pain, we got the best news in the world in December 2016, thanks to Dr. Gobetz and all the assistance of the Vitalab staff. The comfort, support and hope that Vitalab and Dr Gobetz gave us helped us push through the ups and downs of infertility. Everyone treated us like family and their professionalism and love for what they do was remarkable.

From the Panayi family:

Thank you to Dr Yossi and his incredible team and Vitalab for granting our wish, make our dream come true,for answering our prayer! Words cannot even begin to express how much happiness you have given us! May you always be blessed with an abundance of love and joy!

From the Van Den Berg family:

Dr Chris Venter and Team thank you very much for our beautiful twin boys Bismark 2,890kg and Darius 2,570kg born 16 Mei 2017. You made all our dreams come true and we are endlessly indebted to you.

From the Sewchuran family:

On behalf of my husband, Jiten Sewchuran and myself Vigeshree Sewchuran, I would like to send a very special thank you to Dr Mervwyn Jacobson and his team for everything that they have done in helping us becoming proud parents of little baby Aarya Sewchuran, born on 07 July 2017 at 06:36. Weighing 3.55kg at birth and 51cm. We were told that we would never have kids, but through God’s grace I found out about Vitalab and Dr Jacobson.


To Everyone at Vitalab

We could not wait to introduce our bundle of joy, Noah.

We are all doing very well. He weighed 3,2kg and measured 50cm. Very healthy and happy. 
Sister Ann, thank you for being so efficient and organizing our protocols. Waiting for your phone call on the 6th of April, is one I will never forget, you gave us the best news ever, “It’s a positive, you’re pregnant”. 
Dr Venter thank you for your patience when we asked one hundred questions. Thank you for making us comfortable and for all your reassurance throughout the process. You always gave us hope, even when it all seemed impossible. 

Greg and I wanted to thank you all for what you have done for us and for never giving up on our dream to have a child. 
Words cannot express the joy that parenthood has brought to our lives. Every moment with our little guy is precious.We will be forever grateful. Forever thankful .

Gobetz en span

Dit is met soveel dankbaarheid in ons harte wat ek graag vir julle wil laat weet dat ons seun op 20 Augustus 2018 gebore is op 38 weke, hy het  2.67kg geweeg en was 49cm lank. Hy is pragtig en gesond. 

Dankie is so klein en eenvoudige woordjie wat nie kan beskryf hoe opreg dankbaar ons is vir elkeen van julle by Vitalab nie. 

Ons lewe is nou perfek met hom by ons en die leemte in ons harte gevul met soveel liefde, geluk en dankbaarheid. 

Ons ervaring was van dag 1 af so positief by julle. Elke vriendelike gesig en julle woorde van omgee en bemoediging het ons gedra en nuwe hoop gegee, dankie daarvoor. Dankie vir wat julle vir so baie van ons beteken, dit is nie altyd n maklike pad nie maar Vitalab maak dit moontlik.

Baie baie dankie vir hierdie groot wonderwerk in ons lewe. 

Mag julle almal net geseend wees.


Lisa Meyer McLaren

For years we struggled to conceive. We attempted AI, on the second try I conceived…but unfortunately, I miscarried at 9 weeks. We immediately tried AI again and luckily, I conceived again which resulted in my first son. He is 9 years old now and thriving!

We then tried AI 5 more times…but nothing happened. This was when I approached Vitalab in 2016. I was heading towards my 40th birthday and knew I wanted another child.

I was seen by Dr Volschenk. We did IVF. My IVF was successful on the first attempt. We were thrilled!

My beautiful son was born via c section on the 17th August 2017. He only weighed 1,9 kgs…but scored very high on the Agar scale. They said he was more active than all the bigger babies in the ward!

We named our little miracle Aiden Noah McLaren. He now is a beautiful and lively 2-year-old! We are absolutely thrilled with our miracle babies and our family is complete. … thank you so much for helping us complete our beautiful family.

Chantelle Owens

Our miracle embryo number 9.

We will be FOREVER grateful for all the staff at Vitalab especially Dr Venter en Sr Anne.

The journey was tough and full of uncertainties but we were blessed to fall pregnant , have a successful pregnancy and birth of our little girl on 27 November 2019 – just in time for Christmas.

The biggest gift and only gift we ever wanted.

THANK YOU VITALAB. For making our dream to become parents a reality. #OwensIVFJourney

Lives in KZN but had treatment at Vitalab JHB

I would like to share our joy with Vitalab!

Our precious little miracle arrived safely and perfectly 2 weeks early via c section on 22 January!

We cant thank Dr Venter and all the helpful staff for supporting us through our tough journey to be able to holding her in our arms.

Thank you all so very much!

Love Bridgette and Paulo Couto


Niloufar Rouzbéh Pienaar

Yesterday at 8:04 am, our second Vitalab baby, Lily Kiana, was born.

Our hearts are bursting with joy and we are extremely grateful to Dr. Gobetz and the whole Vitalab family for helping us through our struggles.

Today we have 2 beautiful, healthy daughters, Haley & Lily and we couldn’t be more grateful for having these amazing girls.

Thank you Vitalab for making our dreams come true.

Nadia De Vos

Vitalab twins two today (09-01-2020)…. if it were not for the Vitalab team and Dr Gobetz they would not have been here. You guys made it possible.

Liezel Viljoen

Please meet our new arrival… Zelri Viljoen was born on 6 March!

Thanks to Dr Venter and his team!!

We lost hope after 5 years of trying and he gave us the most precious gift! We are lucky to be her parents!

Julie-Anne Rothfusz

Just want to share our success and thank you to Doctor Yossi.

Angela Anne was born on the 2nd of April.

I am so proud to be a mother.

It was your co-creators that assist in reaching our dream, so very happy to share our story.


Reinier en Ané Weideman

Hi Dr Chris Venter!!

Baie dankie dat Dok ons gehelp het om ons wonderwerk te kry!!

Hy is n groot treat en is al 19 maande oud!!

Gesond en kleur is lewens in!

Sien dalk gou weer!!

Elsabe Gerber Odendal

Thank you Vitalab and Dr Volschenk for making our dream a reality.

After struggling 9 years with infertility we finally went to Vitalab and with the help of Dr Volschenk we fell pregnant with our twins.

I want to thank the Vitalab team for being there every step of the way, you made this journey so much easier

Sonja Bonsma

Dear Vitalab and Dr Picton,

Thank you for helping us to fill our arms and our hearts with these precious boys we get to call ours. You made our wildest dreams come true and we will be forever grateful for the world class treatment we received.

Harry and Grey were born on the 24th of April 2020 and we are smitten.

(Our 5 day embryos were painted by Carina Meyer)

Much Love

The Bonsma’s

Di Adamson

Thank you Dr Picton and Vitalab for helping our family grow.

Colton Carpenter born 21 July 2020 @ 8:30am in Harare Zimbabwe.

Perfectly healthy little treasure.

Margaret Oberholzer

Seeing your facebook posts makes me think of 14 years ago, and everything you did for me and my husband.

Our daughter Rosemarie is now 14 years old.

Thank you Dr Volschenk and team…

Brigette May Wright Muir

Our miracle and rainbow baby

Leia Helena born 23rd October 2018. 2nd IVF attempt with Dr Venter and Sister Anne. Our experience at Vitalab was amazing…also considering that we were all the way in Botswana. Xx

Hendrien Pretorius

Our twins, born September 2018…

First IVF attempt with dr Volschenk. I was 42 when they were born at 36weeks, weighing 2.29 and 1.98kgs. Healthy and went home with us after 3 days. No NICU. Truly blessed and we enjoy every moment with them.

Monique Milosevich

Our gorgeous baby boy Logan – born 07/07/2020 after many surgeries and being diagnosed with Early Ovarian Ageing! First IVF attempt. ! Couldn’t imagine my life without him! Thank you Dr Volschenk, Veli &the Vitalab team – you are all amazing

Kate Van Rooyen

Thank you Dr Coetzee for our miracle baby born 27th July 2020

Heather Mangwiro

My gorgeous baby girl, Ruvheneko! We were guided by Doc Gobetz through our ICSI journey. Born on 20/01/2020. We are grateful to him and the entire Vitalab team

Karin Lea van Zyl

Thank you Dr Unterslak and the team at Vitalab for the help with corrective surgery of my bicornuate uterus and all the many visits to make our little miracle possible! We are forever grateful to God for entrusting us with this little princess! 18 months old

First Christmas

Monjenique Esterhuizen

Our baby’s first Christmas! Thanks to God and Dr. Picton!

Vitalab you help change lives.

Johan Botha

Still in ICU, born prem at 28 weeks. Doing very good.

Thank you, Dr. Venter and sister Joy!

Doricia Van Den Berg

Our little 4-month old miracle, Thank you Dr. Volschenk and team!

Danelle Louw

Our Vitalab miracles, biggest blessing ever!

Kayla Van Greunen

Mackenzie Grace – 16 Months (Dr Venter)

Meagan Jade Emert

I will forever be grateful to Vitalab for helping me through my IVF journey.

Dr Volschenk and Sister Veli were so amazing, I was not just another random patient.

The team are so caring and I trusted them throughout the process.

I have Vitalab to thank for my beautiful twins that were born May this year.

Johnny-Melissa Buchling

Heinrich’s first Christmas. Best gift for mom and dad.

ICSI baby. 4months old.

Thank you Dr Chris Venter and team

Anneke de Wet

Adrian’s first Christmas. Just over 6 months old.

Thanks to Dr. Volschenk

Niloufar Rouzbéh Pienaar

Lily Kiana 23 days old on Christmas day thank to Dr. Gobetz 💝

Jaqueline De Meyer

My #Vitalab miracles! Dr Gobetz was our Dr but they all played a part.

Thank you Vitalab for making our dreams come true!!

Karin Lea van Zyl

Our first Christmas with our little miracle, Lea Michelle.

Thanks to Dr Unterslak and the amazing team at Vitalab for all the help!

What an amazing blessing!

Charne Blom

Beautiful IVF baby Elmien, 8 months old! #dryosi #elmien

Melinda de Waal

Kirsten’s first Christmas, 10 months old. Shes our little IUI, Rainbow and Valentines baby..

Thanx to Dr C Venter we got what we prayed for most🙏🏻

Michele Rehder

Best gift under our tree in 2019 ❤️ thanks to dr. Yosi Unterslak

Christel van Eeden

Alé’s firts Christmas and my first as a mommy. #drChrisVenter my first IVf attempt at Vitalab.

Samantha Olivier

Our happy little miracle girl, Ava, had a lovely First Christmas 😁❤

And tomorrow she will be ONE YEAR OLD! 🤗💟🎉

We will never be able to thank dr Chris Venter enough 👌🏻🤗💜

Candice Botha

11 month old twins Luke and Olivia-Grace.

Dr Volschenk was our incredible Dr. Will definitely go to him again!

Edith du Toit

Simion’s first Christmas 5 months old , thanks to dr. Chris Venter ❤

Jade Van Der Hulst

Rainbow baby #drpicton

Bronwyn Barnes Williams

Our little Leia Selah William’s!Best birthday and Christmas gift everrr🙏🏻❤ after 6 ivf attempts we were finally blessed with our little miracle child of heaven.

Thanks to amazing Dr Yossi Unterslak❤ gifted hands, we will continue to pray Gods richest blessings over you.

Amanda Scholtz

Lutz Scholtz and Dieter Scholtz our miracle #drChrisVenter.

Ammie Brummer van Niekerk

Lise-May – This little girl was our 3rd IVF attempt. Dr Volschenk. She is now 6 months old.

Leigh Swanepoel

Our Mila. Our miracle when she was 18 months old. ❤ all thanks to Dr Gobetz

Mathabo Nakene

Phakamile Ofentse Mginqi. This was her second Christmas. Our miracle baby.

Thank you Dr Yossi Unterslak and Sister Catherine for walking the journey with us

Nadia Lubbe

Xander 18 Maande

IVF 1 Dec 2017

Grootste Kersgeskenk

Dankie Dr. Volschenk jy is ‘n ongelooflike Dr. 💙💙💙

Candise Viljoen

Nolan Viljoen – Dr Yossi and his team were amazing!

Our little Miracle Boy turns 1 on January 18th. 💙🙏🏻 So Blessed!

Lesley Wright

14 December 2018 we did an IUI after many unsuccessful tries and two losses – and on 26 December got a positive result.

Evan Lesley Wright, the best thing to ever happen to us.

She’s perfect, and we are so so grateful to Dr Unterslak for keeping the faith for us even when we lost hope ❤️

Melissa Venter

Michely, 10 weeks old, after 4 failed attempts at another clinic, Dr Picton was my hero.

The whole team at vitalab is Awesome!!! 🥰

Irene Catherine Labuschagne

Our Vitalab gift is turning 8 this year, she is still our biggest source of joy, I understand all of your stories so well, tough road to walk❤️

We love Dr. C Venter and Dr Volschenk. Thank you always and forever❤️

Leigh Gnade

Harper Nicky Gnade – 4 years battling to fall pregnant. A big thank you to Dr Venter who assisted us and within 3 months at Vitalab we were pregnant with this little girl.

She is the absolute light of our lives. A testimony that miracles do happen and to never give up!

Corne Van Zyl

9 maande oud en ons grootste Kersgeskenk danksy Dr. Volschenk ❤️

The Thysse Family

Our 2 little miracles were born on the 19th of Oct.

Kian 3kg and Luan 3.2kg

Thank you to Dr Venter and team for helping our dreams of a family come true.

We are so blessed with our 2 beautiful boys.

Wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Dr Venter and Vitalab

Thank you so much.


Berdien Van Huyssteen

Back to school for our almost 8 year old Vitalab baby!


Candice Botha

Back to school for our beautiful almost 4 year old IVF miracles and our almost 2 year old natural miracle ❤️❤️❤️

Genevieve Newport

Just moved to Sydney so our back to school will only be on 1 Feb! Vitalab in Sandton (all doctors and staff) will always be VERY special to us! (First and third both IVF miracles from same round off embryos) and a natural second born miracle too! 🙏🏼🙏🏼

Ashleigh Ann du Plessis

Our Vitalab miracle twins Ava and Emma, turning 4 in March

Jeanette Delport Simpson

Back to school for our little Vlab miracle starting Gr RR today 🦋

Andrea Jacobs

8 year old and 5 year old Vitalab beauties 💕

Jennifer Hillier

Shona Kohler

Vitalab twins and a natural. Vitalab changed our lives.

Riëtte Naudé Ewald

‘n Vitalab, Dr Gobetz tweeling…

Louise Coetzee Marx

Twins Maya & Johan

Dr Jacobson 2015


Heleen Dreyer van Greunen

Grade 2 Vitalab Blessing (Anje) – Dr. Venter

Nicole Irene Correia

Back to school for our 4 year old miracle – thank you Dr Yossi & Vitalab 💛