Words of Support and Encouragement Week of June 21, 2010


“Does it ever work?”
“Have you seen patients like me before?”
We have often heard these questions, and many more, from concerned patients.  Coming to the office and seeing the same faces week after week can raise the concern, ‘maybe no one is getting pregnant’.  While some patients do stay with us longer than others, I can assure you – Yes!  Many of our patients do conceive.  You just don’t see the bellies because we have sent them off to their OB/GYNs.
I was reminded of this common concern this weekend, at Dr. Kiltz’s Annual Party with the Animals at Burnet Park Zoo.  Each year he invites all of our patients to join him in a celebration of life, and family (of all species!).  On Saturday, we were joined by hundreds of babies – all little miracles.  It was a wonderful reminder that what we do does work, and we have helped create and expand so many beautiful families.
The next time you are sitting in the waiting room feeling sad or anxious, remind yourself that the process does work – we just don’t see the end result.  Instead, our victories leave the office sometime in the first trimester, with smiles of excitement and small photos in hand.
Best of luck, and try to get outside and enjoy the Summer Solstice!