Kelsey & Adam
- Male factor
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Embryo Freezing
- Frozen embryo transfer (FET)
- In vitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Travel Client
- David Corley, MD
- Eric Chang, DO
Kelsey & Adam's Story:
We tried for several years and were devastated when our local doctor told us IVF was our only chance for a successful pregnancy. We had tried years of timed cycles coupled with ovulation induction at this point. It felt like a door was shutting on us but after our consultation with Dr. Chang we felt hopeful and ready to try IVF.
Our first stim cycle was a bust and I stopped responding. We were packed and ready to go when I got the call from the travel team and ultimately called off that retrieval. We decided to try a stronger dose and the second cycle resulted in 21 eggs retrieved! We were lucky enough to attempt a fresh transfer which ultimately led to a miscarriage. After taking some time off to reset emotionally and physically we did a frozen transfer and now have a perfect baby boy. We will be forever grateful to the team at CNY for helping us achieve this dream.
Favorite Team Member at CNY:
I’m not sure the name of the nurse I spoke to during our first stim cycle that failed but will never forget her. She spoke to me with such kindness and compassion when we only had one follicle responding and told me that if I were her daughter she would tell me to cancel that cycle. As hard as this was it was ultimately the best decision and saved us from a retrieval that most likely wouldn’t have yielded anything. Our next cycle was completely different and I am so happy that she told me to wait. I think any other clinic would have not cared and proceeded anyways which probably would have cost us more time, money, and heartbreak in the long run.
Helpful resources Kelsey & Adam found:
Walking everyday seemed to help physically and mentally during my pregnancy.
I think the low parts were when we didn’t see success. I wasn’t prepared for IVF to have moments of failure and for some reason thought it was just a guaranteed thing. So when we had our failed stim cycle and then our miscarriage it was very difficult to come to terms. So whenever someone new to IVF asks for advice I always tell them to be prepared for failure because I wasn’t and wish I had been.
Hope, Inspiration and Advice:
Be patient with yourself and your partner. I would also say to keep pushing whenever you feel like giving up because it will all be worth it in the end.