Why do you want to share your story?
Before coming to FCI my husband and I had no idea what to expect. Our journey wasn’t easy, but we are currently expecting and we wouldn’t be here without Dr.Uhler and her staff! I want other couples and patients to know that FCI is the BEST place to receive fertility treatments!
What led you to Fertility Centers of Illinois?
I was referred by my OB after months of unexplained infertility.
What was the infertility diagnosis?
Some PCOS characteristics and hypothalamic ammenhorea.
Which Fertility Centers of Illinois physician treated you?
Dr. Meike L. Uhler
How would you describe your experience with your physician?
Excellent! Above average!! Dr.Uhler is the smartest physician that I know – and I work with many physicians in a hospital. She was always very caring, patient and personable with us! She always took the time to answer our questions and would let us process the information she would share with us during our appointments.
What infertility treatment(s) did you undergo?
I had 2 IUIs. After my first IUI I begged Dr.Uhler to try a cycle of IVF. During our first consult meeting, she said we may have to try 2-3 IUI’s to get some answers. After an unsuccessful first round with Menopur the second round Dr. Uhler added Gonal-F. Dr. Uhler explained why she thought the combination of both medications would be successful, and she was right!!
What helped you through treatment physically and/or emotionally?
Having the support of my husband, and the support and kindness of the entire office staff. My ultrasound tech, Patty and MA Christy, Nurses Lexi and Annette as well as the front desk girls, Beatrice and Kirsten were always so nice to me, and gave me hugs on the days they could tell that I needed it. I really developed a trusting relationship with each of them, and as much as I dreaded driving the office, having my blood drawn, and waiting for Lexi to call with my results – seeing each of them 3-4 times a week really helped me get through.
Do you have any words of wisdom for others?
Never be afraid to ask your Doctor, Nurse or staff any questions! This is what they do for the job, and if they don’t know the answer, they will find it for you! And don’t forget to smile at others in the waiting room, we are all going through something terrifying and scary, but a kind smile can go a long way to someone else!
Tell us about your little miracle!
We are currently 14 weeks, doing great and on a low-risk calendar with our OB!