Ciara D.

I'm From Silver Spring, MD
My Referring Physician:
My SGFC Office: Rockville, MD
My SGFC Physician: Robert Stillman
Number of Children: 2
Delivery Date: 2004, 2007
My Diagnosis: Unexplained,
My Treatment: Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF),

The thing I remember the most about my time at Shady Grove was how busy the office always was. And thinking, "Wow, how come no one talks about infertility openly? Clearly, there are a lot of us dealing with this." So I started talking, and teling friends and family about the struggles we were having. It was like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. We weren't in this alone.

It took us three years and six treatments (3 IUI, 3 IVF) before I became pregnant with my first son. I felt like a soldier, victorious after a long battle! Infertility is so gut-wrenching, but holding that baby makes it all worthwhile.

My eternal thanks goes out to Dr. Stillman for helping us be blessed with two very active, very adorable boys.