Joelle & Joshua
- Unexplained infertility
- Frozen embryo transfer (FET)
- In vitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- David Corley, MD
Joelle & Joshua's Story:
My husband and I started trying to conceive in 2014. At this time I was only 21, so I figured it would come easy. I was so wrong.
After 6 months of trying, we decided to seek help from CNY Fertility in Syracuse. After doing the regular testing/hsg, which all came back normal, we decided to try IUI. After 4 failed IUI attempts, we were told IVF would be our best option due to my young age. We started the IVF process in February 2017. We ended up with 4 blasts to freeze. In March 2017 we transferred 2 blasts, and gave birth to our son Colt Wyatt in December.
Fast forward to August 2019. We had 2 more embryos frozen and wanted to try for a second. This time it did not come as easy. After a couple of months of canceled cycles due to thick lining issues, Dr Kiltz decided to just give it a shot and transfer our remaining embryos! We are thankful every day he let us transfer, because we just welcomed our second IVF baby on August 4th! We could not have done it without CNY Fertility. We now have two perfect babies. Thank you so much!
Favorite Team Member at CNY:
Dr Kiltz, Dr Corley
Helpful resources Joelle & Joshua found:
I am the only girl in a family with 4 brothers. Each one of my siblings has multiple children. During our process each one had given birth to 1 or 2 children. I was the only one in the family unable to conceive. This made it very difficult for us emotionally. I also was employed with NYS family court at the time. The emotional side of seeing children taken away from their families when all I wanted was a baby of my own.
Hope, Inspiration and Advice:
I wish I knew it was okay to be open and honest about my struggles. I felt embarrassed. But now I work on helping others with their struggles! As hard as it is to talk about, be open! Get support wherever you can.