I'm From Stoney Beach, MD
My Referring Physician: Dr. Parshad
My SGFC Office: Annapolis, MD
My SGFC Physician: Jeffrey McKeeby
Number of Children: 1
Delivery Date: 2011
My Diagnosis: Unexplained,
My Treatment: Clomid, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF),
After 2 1/2 years of trying to get pregnant, one miscarriage and three unsuccessful months of clomid, our Doctor suggested that we go meet Dr. McKeeby. We were delighted to learn all about fertility treatments, as we knew, no matter what, that a child was in our future. He was kind, honest, funny and helped us through every step.
Through all of the screenings, the only obvious problem was my thyroid, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 4 months prior to our first visit. Stacey was our nurse and she taught me patience.
Five long months of tests later, we were finally ready to begin!
We had three unsuccessful rounds of IUI, each a bit more difficult to deal with than the last. We knew we would only be able to have 3 trials of IVF. We felt like all of our hope was in this last procedure. Tons of injections, drugs, blood checks and sonograms brought us to my birthday, the day my eggs would be retrieved and fertilized.
We had been keeping our friends and family informed about the progress of our treatments, until this. We were so saddened by the thought of revealing yet another heartbreak that we kept the news of out first IVF a secret.
The two week wait to hear the results was always daunting. We would always wait to listen to the message from the nurse together, we knew neither one of us could bear to listen to bad news alone.
Two days after Christmas, we were delighted to hear that our first round of IVF was in fact successful!!!
Both Dr. McKeeby and Stacey were over the moon excited for us. Dr. McKeeby even insisted on scheduling my six week checkup, to see the heartbeat, on a day he would be able to be there. It was magical.
Now, I'm sitting holding my amazing, beautiful, funny, miracle baby boy. He is 12 weeks old today and perfect.
There are no words to express the thanks we have for everyone at Shady Grove. We look forward to going on this amazing journey again soon. We're already thinking about #2.