With humble beginnings and big dreams to impact more lives, Dr. Wanjiru started Footsteps to Fertility Centre in 2015. The Centre carried out its first IVF treatment in 2016, which resulted in the delivery of a beautiful baby boy. This further confirmed her mission to help couples fulfill their dream of becoming parents and growing their families.
To date, Footsteps to Fertility Centre focuses on its mission: which is to help couples struggling to conceive, fulfill their dream of becoming parents. Its vision is to offer holistic care to couples who struggle to conceive by helping them understand their diagnosis and walking with them in their fertility journey, using the most modern fertility treatments available.
According to Dr. Wanjiru, there is still a lot of societal stigma towards couples seeking fertility treatments in Africa. However, on the positive side, Dr. Wanjiru notes that couples are embracing infertility issues together rather than leaving it to the woman alone. Couples are also, seeking help while young rather than waiting until they are over 40 years, as was the case some years back.
In the future of fertility technologies, Dr. Wanjiru hopes that scientists will discover the many unknowns concerning fertility treatments. She hopes that she can guarantee patients better success rates and less expensive treatments.