Tikeetha T.

I'm From Temple Hills, MD
My Referring Physician: Dr. Carolyn Harrington
My SGFC Office: Rockville, MD
My SGFC Physician: Arthur Sagoskin
Number of Children: 1
Delivery Date: 2008
My Diagnosis: Tubal Factor, Male Factor,
My Treatment: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF),

My husband and I had a difficult time conceiving. We were married almost 5 years and couldn't get pregnant. We were referred to Shady Grove and met with Dr. Sagoskin. He immediately put us at ease. He talked to us and then explained his recommendation and we began the process. The first attempt at IVF was in February of 2007. They transferred 2 embryos and it didn't work. It was devastating. Dr. Sagoskin called me to see how I was doing. He told me that he believed I should try again because he could get me pregnant. I told him I would think about it. My husband and I went back and forth on the decision and decided to try again six months later. Everything about the second try was different. I was a hormonal nightmare. The needle broke when my spouse was giving me a shot and medicine went everywhere. 6 out of my 9 eggs developed beautifully and they transferred 2 back. Late September, I was told that I was pregnant. I couldn't believe it. I was overwhelmed and surprised that it worked. I had a difficult pregnancy and was put on bed rest, but nothing could deter my faith to be the best incubator my baby needed. Our son was born 5 weeks early and we have been in love ever since. We can't thank Dr. Sagoskin and the SGFC family enough for their support and assistance. They may have just created a future president.