Kristin & Dickson
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Unexplained infertility
- Embryo Freezing
- Frozen embryo transfer (FET)
- In vitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- Robert Kiltz
Kristin & Dickson's Story:
We first came to CNY in 2014 with unexplained infertility. I do have a lot of scar tissue from a ruptured appendix as a teenager and through laprascopy surgeries, Dr. Kiltz assumed that was the problem. We tried medications and 4 IUIs before moving onto IVF. Our firs round was successful and our son Jimmer was born in August 2016. I went back in December of 2017 for round two which was a frozen transfer with two of our 6 remaining embryos. Unfortunately it resulted in an ectopic pregnancy that eventually ruptured and requited emergency surgery to remove my tubes. Although extremely painful physically (with a rough recovery), we had planned to have my tubes removed voluntarily as they weren't functioning. So this wasn't as devastating fertility wise as it is to many women. We would just continue with IVF as planned. After recovering physically and mentally, we returned in June of 2018 and our third round of IVF resulted in a pregnancy that we are now in week 13 of! We have two embryos remaining, but are unsure if we will do another round. We are over the moon to be expecting our second child...we weren't sure we'd ever get the chance!
Favorite Team Member at CNY:
My favorite nurse and the only one who had luck with my veins on a regular basis...Michele!
Dr. Kiltz...he saved my life in January and I"ll always be grateful.
Helpful resources Kristin & Dickson found:
Facebook groups! It's always good to have a place to vent and to ask questions. It saved my sanity on more than one occasion.
Highs: Having a successful first round of IVF. We know how lucky we were. Also, how much easier a frozen transfer is! It was a breeze:)Low: The ectopic pregnancy
Hope, Inspiration and Advice:
I wish I know how "easy" it was. It isn't by any means...BUT we live in a time where medicine makes things happen that never would have 20 years ago!