Renee Z.

I'm From Crofton, MD
My Referring Physician: Dr. Yudkoff
My SGFC Office: Annapolis, MD
My SGFC Physician: Gilbert Mottla
Number of Children: 1
Delivery Date: 2010
My Diagnosis: Male Factor,
My Treatment: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF),

When I decided to marry a paraplegic, I was so scared that we may never be able to have our own children. My husband is paralyzed from the waist down and can no longer ejaculate, so artificial insemination wasn't even an option. Being a nurse, the IVF medications weren't too difficult for me to handle. The retrieval wasn't bad either, except, since my husband also had a procedure to retrieve the sperm right before mine we were always the first cases and had to leave around 5 am. The worst part was holding my bladder for the transfer and the waiting period following to find out if it was successful. Third time was a charm and we now have a son that just turned 1. We have Shady Grove staff, especially our wonderful nurse, Dana, and Dr. Mottla, to thank for this. Hopefully they'll work their magic again sometime this winter to give our son a sibling. We are so happy with their services and the wonderful family we have now.