Can you describe your role at FCI?
I am currently the clinical nurse practitioner at FCI. In this role, I perform saline sonohysterograms, endometrial biopsies, and physical exams for patients. I also assist with research studies that are performed at the clinic, help the physicians monitor their patients’ pregnancies, and act as an additional provider that patients can communicate with during their treatment.
What made you decide to work in fertility?
I have always had a passion for women’s health and fertility. The field of fertility is so interesting because it is constantly changing. It was only 40 years ago that the first IVF baby was born and since then, the field has grown leaps and bounds. Additionally, I love having the opportunity to guide patients throughout their journeys to becoming parents.
What do you love about your role?
I love having the opportunity to guide patients through their journeys to becoming parents. I am excited to come to work each day to educate patients about their treatment plans and next steps in the process. I am thankful for the opportunity to support each of my patients during their low moments and celebrate the high ones with them. I am so lucky to be just a small part of making their dreams come true.
What is your proudest moment at FCI?
The moments that I am most proud of are when I get to meet with patients after they have achieved their goals in treatment. Whether it is becoming pregnant, freezing embryos, or freezing eggs, it is always rewarding to see a patient get to the finish line following a challenging journey. Knowing that you were able to help a patient achieve their goals makes every day of work worth it.
You see everyone go through the ups and downs. How do you support patients?
The most important aspect of my job is being there for my patients through their ups and downs. My goal is to make sure that patients know I am here to talk whenever they need it and help answer any questions they may have at any point in the process. I will always work hard to make sure that the patients of FCI are getting the best care possible.
How long have you been with FCI?
I have been with FCI for four years. My first three and half years were spent as a nurse and over the past six months I have been transitioning into the nurse practitioner role.
What is a quote that inspires you?
“Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it”-Florence Nightingale