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Tarah & Chris

New York –

Infertility Diagnosis

  • Recurrent miscarriage

Treatment(s)

  • Frozen embryo transfer (FET)
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • Laparoscopy

Location(s)

  • Syracuse
  • Albany

Physician(s)

  • Robert Kiltz, MD
  • David Corley, MD
  • Edward Ditkoff, MD
  • Michael Grossman, MD

Tarah & Chris's Story:

We were married in 2011 we knew we wanted to start a family right away. We tried for over a year naturally.
We decided to seek out CNY Fertility in 2013. I did an IUI and it was negative I then waited till 2014 and started IVF. We got pregnant right away first try. Unfortunately lost that one. Did another transfer and unfortunately had another loss.
We decided to take 2 years off and got naturally pregnant and lost those ones too.
I did another IVF and had twins and lost them both and was getting discouraged. We took some time to think things over and realized we had done a total of 5 IVF and had 6 embryos left. We decided to use 3 of them and on 06/28/2021 we gave birth to our daughter Hope Elizabeth.
She was born one year to the date of my mother-in-law’s anniversary of her death.
She promised us before she passed that she would hand pick out the baby and 3.5 months later that’s when I got pregnant.

Favorite Team Member at CNY:

We have made friends with so many I can’t even begin to name them all.
We love all the nurses and drs at Latham and Syracuse.

Helpful resources Tarah & Chris found:

I didn’t do much different then any other transfer but I did other treatments.
Keto, Ivig, acupuncture and massages

Unique Moments:

The highs and lows of my pregnancy is, I absolutely loved being pregnant. At 15 weeks Chris and I both got Covid. We were so nervous and scared because of our losses.

Hope, Inspiration and Advice:

Never give up on your dream of having a family. Persistence and patience is the best thing. And stay positive. It took me a while to get my take home baby but we finally did.
We decided to donate our remaining embryos to a really good friend. I hope they have the best luck with them.