Why do you want to share your story?
I want to share my story in hopes that it may comfort someone who is going through infertility and help them not to lose hope. When I was going through it, I remember I enjoyed reading other people’s success stories and it seemed to make me feel better. It also helps to know that so many people have different and unique stories.
What was your infertility diagnosis?
PCOS with a slight male factor. I was rarely ovulating and it was very frustrating.
What fertility treatment did you undergo?
We completed 3.5 rounds of Clomid with two miscarriages, one unsuccessful IUI, and 2 rounds of IVF. One IVF cycle ended in miscarriage and the other gave us our beautiful daughter.
What helped you get through treatment?
I tried to focus on one step at a time. Getting through the first appointment or the first blood draw. Trying not to look ahead and get ahead of ourselves. Keeping all stuff organized as well. Reading other people’s situations helped and talking about it with other people that had similar issues.
Can you tell us about your little miracle?
Our daughter Meadow is 18 months old and she is the light of our lives! She has the biggest personality and she’s so so smart. She is very determined and stubborn :) She loves doggies and books.
Why did you trust Fertility Centers of Illinois?
I had a consultation at another facility prior and they were not for me. Then I met with Dr. Jacobs and he gave me a better feeling and made our goal seem very attainable! Also, I love the staff at the Crystal Lake location :)
Who was your physician at Fertility Centers of Illinois?
Dr.Jacobs, and with each procedure I had a great experience. I loved being able to reach him and receive a quick response! That was the best.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Infertility is something, in my opinion, that no one understands unless you are going through it. I know even with my daughter being 18 months old; wanting a sibling for her and having some the same hopes and fears as I did before. It just plain stinks!
What words of hope do you have for others?
Never.Give.Up. No matter how hard it gets and how painful physically and emotionally the outcome is, it is more than worth it. Being that my daughter is 18 months, I innately remember the shots and blood draws. I look back at being pregnant and her birth.