I'm From FL
My Referring Physician:
My SGFC Office: Waldorf, MD
My SGFC Physician: Simon Kipersztok
Number of Children: 3
Delivery Date: 2007,2013,2013
My Diagnosis: Advanced Age,
My Treatment: Clomid, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Donor Egg,
In my mid-30s my OB asked me if I planned to have children. I was a single woman, in perfect health but I had been very focused on my career rather than relationships. I told her that of course I planned to have children someday. She told me about the decreasing odds with my advancing age so I started doing research and looking into my options. I found that as a single woman, adopting a healthy baby might be expensive, time consuming and ultimately unsuccessful. So I started looking into assisted reproduction options and discovered Shady Grove in 2006.
I started with Dr. Stillman and after several unsuccessful attempts with IUI we switched to IVF. Thanks to Dr. Stillman (my coordinating specialist), Dr. Khan (who managed my local monitoring), Dr. O'Brien (who did my retrieval), Dr. Kipersztok (who did the transfer), all the staff at Shady Grove, donor sperm and ultimately God’s blessing I gave birth to an amazing son in 2007.
I then moved to Florida to raise my son closer to my family and decided that I’d like to give him a sibling. For the next several years I tried to get pregnant again with the help of various fertility doctors in South Florida. Those were very difficult times with several failures and losses. I tried everything they could think of including experimental medications, donor eggs, etc.
When all the South Florida doctors told me that they didn’t have any more options for me, I decided to try Shady Grave again and see if they had any ideas to help me. This time Dr. Kipersztok was my main doctor and he spoke to me about their donor egg guarantee program. I got pregnant on my second attempt … this time with identical twin girls!
It has been a long, hard, wonderfully successful journey, but now I feel that my family is complete. Thank you Shady Grove!