Alice M.

I'm From Edgewater, MD
My Referring Physician:
My SGFC Office: Annapolis, MD
My SGFC Physician: Jeffrey McKeeby
Number of Children: 1
Delivery Date: 2012
My Diagnosis: PCOS, Male Factor,
My Treatment: Clomid, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI),

When I was a little girl all I dreamed of was being a Wife & Mom! Everyone in my family got pregnant so easily. I never thought I would have infertility. 2006 I got married. We wanted a big family with 6 kids. After about 6 months I got concerned. Everyone told me not to worry I was only 19 but I knew something was wrong. I was diagnosed with PCOS. All I could do was cry every month when the pregnancy tests were negative. I struggled with not being pregnant. My sister-in-law got married a month before me & already had 2 & was pregnant with baby 3. Here I was begging for a child & unable to have one. I couldn't be around people who were pregnant. I didn't attend baby showers, children's birthday parties etc. Adoption was expensive & won't allow you to apply until your 25. Fertility wasn't covered by my insurance. I felt like I was at a dead end. My Husband and I decided we would pay out of pocket for a consultation just so we could see where we stood in 1/11. Dr.McKeeby was so kind and explained things so clearly. Dr. McKeeby was very confident I would get pregnant with the help of Shady Grove. He explained our treatment options. We changed insurance about a week later and found out it covered my fertility treatment 100%. We decided to do IUI with Clomid. Our first IUI procedure failed. Our second IUI was done on my Birthday in May. I was so sure it failed I had already told everyone I wasn't pregnant. June 10, 2011 my Nurse called I knew I wasn't pregnant but I didn't know if I wanted to hear it "Hi Alice, this is Jackie from your doctors office! I have wonderful news you're pregnant!" As soon as she said wonderful I started crying. I couldn't believe it. I still have the voicemail saved on my phone! I remember calling my Husband and and telling him we both cried.After 5 years of trying and 2 IUIs, I was pregnant! I was so nervous at every appointment wondering if everything would be okay. I remember the first time I saw him on the ultrasound screen, heard his heartbeat and felt him kick! I will never forget any of those moments. I had my beautiful baby boy 4 weeks early January 19, 2012. A year from when I first went to Shady Grove. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I thought I would never have a baby. I thought I was never going to experience the one thing in life I wanted more then anything else. I am so thankful God has blessed me with this beautiful boy and I am grateful to Shady Grove and Dr.McKeeby for helping me become a Mommy!